News by Topic: Deaf Community
April 14, 2021
Eisenhart award winner Ammina Kothari applies research methods to improve her teaching
Ammina Kothari, an associate professor and program director in RIT’s School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts, is receiving an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching this year, RIT’s highest honor for tenured faculty.
April 9, 2021
Double celebration will honor 2020 and 2021 Davis Award recipients
This year’s recognition of RIT’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Award winners will be a double celebration, as faculty and student recipients from 2020 and 2021 are honored April 13. Luane Davis Haggerty will receive the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Bhuvish Mehta will receive the 2021 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award. Thomas Warfield was awarded the 2020 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Çlirim Sheremeti was awarded the 2020 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award.
March 31, 2021
D. Robert Frisina, founding director of NTID, dies at age 96
The founding director of RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, D. Robert Frisina, died in Florida on Monday, March 29. He was 96. An international author and lecturer, Frisina was a visionary and a pioneer in the field of deaf education.
March 30, 2021
RIT/NTID researcher finds that sign-language exposure impacts infants as young as 5 months old
While it isn’t surprising that infants and children love to look at people’s movements and faces, recent research from NTID studies exactly where they look when they see someone using sign language. The research uses eye-tracking technology that offers a non-invasive and powerful tool to study cognition and language learning in pre-verbal infants.
March 25, 2021
American Sign Language Finds Its Spotlight
The New York Times interviews and features artwork by Christine Sun Kim ’02 (applied arts and sciences).
March 12, 2021
Double master’s degree graduate sets sights on entrepreneurship
JayShaud Potter has taken advantage of studying at two university campuses, earning multiple degrees. His next adventure is the world of entrepreneurship, where he is developing a smart pillow to help the deaf community.
March 12, 2021
Deaf women fought for the right to vote
Essay by Joan Naturale, reference librarian, NTID, published by The Conversation.
March 10, 2021
RIT/NTID establishes new bachelor’s degree program in community development and inclusive leadership
NTID has received approval from the New York State Education Department for a bachelor’s degree program in community development and inclusive leadership. The new program will admit its first students in fall 2022
March 5, 2021
Funding for RIT/NTID Black History Month celebration is complete
An endowment dedicated to a beloved Black History Month tradition at NTID has been fully funded. Thanks to the generosity of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the Johnnie “JB” Brown Black History Month Celebration Endowment Fund will ensure the popular Black History Month Potluck Luncheon will continue.
March 2, 2021
Black American Sign Language gains new interest thanks to TikTok app
WGRZ-TV interviews Joseph Hill, associate professor in NTID’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education, about Black American Sign Language.
February 26, 2021
The COVID Zoom Boom Is Reshaping Sign Language
Scientific American interviews Michael Skyer, senior lecturer at NTID, about the challenges with using sign language during video conferences.
February 26, 2021
RIT/NTID and Garth Fagan Dance announce working partnership
RIT and NTID have announced a partnership with Garth Fagan Dance for a “cooperative-creative-connection” to begin Aug. 1.