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April 30, 2013
Four teams of students from RIT/NTID competed Friday for $10,000 in prize money in the final round of the Next Big Idea. The competition, sponsored by ZVRS video relay service, encouraged students to create a product, technology or business that would benefit the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The top team's idea was to revolutionize captioning at movie theaters using ultraviolet light.
April 19, 2013
AstroDance, an innovative multimedia performance that uses dance to tell the story of black holes and the gravitational pull of particles in the universe, is being performed twice during the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 4.
April 12, 2013
Robert W. Rice, ’94, ’97, founder, president and managing partner of BayFirst Solutions, a government contracting firm specializing in risk management, information technology and homeland security, has been named 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology.
April 11, 2013
Winners have been announced in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Math Competition for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
April 11, 2013
The spring production presented by National Technical Institute for the Deaf Performing Arts is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory beginning April 25 in the Robert F. Panara Theatre on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus.
April 11, 2013
Gary Behm, director of the Center on Access Technology’s Innovation Lab at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is testing materials to create a see-through facemask that can be used in clean rooms and hospitals.
April 2, 2013
Winners have been announced in the 2013 RIT National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students held at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. More than 50 contestants from across the country brought their exhibits to Rochester, N.Y., during the competition, held March 22-24, 2013.
March 26, 2013
RIT/NTID has developed Teach2Connect, a website designed to provide valuable resources for RIT faculty members with deaf or hard-of-hearing students, is now live.
March 18, 2013
Camps for deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers are planned this summer at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where they will get hands-on experience building computers or other high-tech devices, learn which college majors and careers may be best suited for them and meet other campers from around the country while enjoying recreational activities.
February 22, 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has announced the winners of their annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students.
February 8, 2013
Several events to raise awareness about dating violence on college campuses are being planned at Rochester Institute of Technology next week, starting Monday. The Red Flag Campaign is a national program that encourages students to wear red and talk about the subject of violence in relationships. And it encourages students to intervene if they see their friends in danger or in unhealthy relationships to intervene.
January 28, 2013
An English teacher for nearly 40 years and a double-major student originally from Somalia have been chosen to receive prestigious public service awards from RIT. Stephanie Polowe, a professor in the Cultural & Creative Studies Department at the NTID, has been named 2013 recipient of RIT’s Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award. And Abubakar Ali, an RIT/NTID Urban and Community Studies and International Studies double major in the College of Liberal Arts, was named recipient of the Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Service Award for his service in the RIT community, in Rochester and in his native Somalia.
January 22, 2013
Hearst Foundations are giving a $150,000 grant to RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf to help fund construction of Sebastian & Lenore Rosica Hall.