Campus Events and Activities
VCS Faculty Exhibition
February 5, 2015 - 12:30pm - March 18, 2015 - 12:30pm
Join us from 4-6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 6 in the Dyer Arts Center for the opening reception of RIT/NTID Visual Communications Studies' Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition runs through March 18.
Technology Innovation: 3D Printing and Multi-Rotor Drones
February 23, 2015 - 12:15pm - March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
The Edmund Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series presents RIT/NTID alumnus Steven Forney, a research associate at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. Forney will present on the rise of 3D printing and his work with multi-rotors drones from 7-9 p.m. Wed., March 4 in the CSD-Student Development Center 1300/1310.
RIT/NTID Alumna Brandi Rarus Presentation and Book Signing
March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
RIT/NTID alumna Brandi Rarus will give a presentation and book signing from 7-9 p.m. Thurs., March 12 in the CSD-Student Development Center, rooms 1300/1310. Rarus is an author and a former Miss Deaf America. She is married Tim Rarus, an advocate for deaf people whose work inspired the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. They live in Austin, Texas, with their four children: three hearing boys and the youngest, Zoe, a deaf girl they adopted. Today, she and her family are tirelessly dedicated to ensuring all children find their rightful place in our world.
RIT/NTID's ASL Lecture Series Presents Dr. Flavia S. Fleischer
March 19, 2015 - 11:00am
RIT/NTID's ASL Lecture Series presents Dr. Flavia S. Fleischer from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thurs., March 19 in SDC 1300-1310. The topic of Dr. Fleischer's presentation will be "America's Constructed Image of Deaf People as Drawn from Newspaper Articles on Coclear Implantation." Interpreters have been requested and the presentation will be live-streamed at www.ntid.rit.edu/live.
David Nelson '81, '85 Named RIT/NTID Distinguished Alumnus
April 16, 2015 - 2:00pm - April 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
David Nelson is senior community outreach specialist in Government Affairs at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”). He is responsible for providing accessibility information, managing outreach activities by Amtrak to the disability community and overseeing internal projects to ensure accessible compliance. Prior to joining Amtrak, David worked for the Honorable Tony Coelho (D-CA), who was one of the authors of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which marks its 25th anniversary in July 2015.
David is an active member of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and in 2004 received NAD’s prestigious Frederick C. Schreiber Distinguished Service Award. He now represents NAD on issues concerning telecommunication and transportation. David served as president of the District of Columbia Association of the Deaf and the Florida School for the Deaf Alumni Association, and gives presentations on Deaf culture and how to best serve deaf and hard-of-hearing customers to various groups and companies.
An NTID community reception honoring David will be held on Thursday, April 16, and he will be honored along with Distinguished Alumni Award winners from RIT’s other colleges at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 in Webb Auditorium. Both events will be open to all faculty, staff, students, and alumni.