RIT announces 2018-2019 theatrical season

NTID's stage production of "Wonderful World of Oz" shows a witch, scarecrow, tinman and Dorothy.

Four performances presenting an array of cultural, political and social issues are part of a new collaborative season by Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf Performing Arts program and RIT's College of Liberal Arts Theater Arts program. The productions will give students the opportunity to work in a deaf and hearing cast and crew that promotes diversity, inclusion and respect for different cultures and perspectives. All four productions are planned to be fully accessible for deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing audiences.

RIT recognized for diversity and inclusion efforts

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s work to establish a diverse and inclusive environment earned two awards from national organizations this fall. For the second year in a row, RIT is being honored as an institution committed to diversity for 2018 by Minority Access, Inc. RIT also is receiving a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from "INSIGHT into Diversity" magazine for the fifth consecutive year. More.

RIT among the top universities in the nation

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the top third “National Universities,” and among the top 50 choices of high school guidance counselors, according to "U.S. News & World Report" rankings. In this year's rankings, RIT also tied for 43rd among 145 national universities as a “best value school,” comparing the value of the education received to the price a student pays. More.

Registration now open for Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21

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Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend is RIT's annual tradition to celebrate alumni, students, parents and families, faculty, staff and friends of the University. RIT combines parents weekend and alumni reunions into one big event. The excitement will begin Friday, Oct. 19 and run through Sunday, Oct. 21. For a full list of activities and to register, visit https://www.rit.edu/gcr/brickcity/.

RIT’s newest students urged to dream and change the world

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Get involved, know your fellow students and professors, and take advantage of as many opportunities as you can.

That was a main theme expressed during the Convocation for New Students at Rochester Institute of Technology today, as the university welcomed its most academically qualified first-year students, who had an average 1300 SAT score.

Rochester Fringe Festival to feature acts with RIT/NTID connections

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This year’s Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival will feature a variety of performances and films with RIT/NTID connections. 

Since the festival’s debut in 2012, deaf and hard-of-hearing performers, as well as captioned performances have been highlighted. Many of those performers have been RIT/NTID students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The 2018 festival features the following:

RIT/NTID names Keinaths as 2018 Distinguished Alumni

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RIT/NTID has named David and Patricia Keinath of St. Louis, Missouri, as 2018 Distinguished Alumni.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to an alumnus/a who has performed at the highest levels of their chosen profession or who has contributed significantly to the advancement and leadership of noteworthy civic, philanthropic or service organizations. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni.

Cortez Harris completes Dale Carnegie Training, earns award

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RIT/NTID student Cortez Harris, an Applied Liberal Arts major from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently completed the Dale Carnegie Customer Satisfaction Training program in Rochester, New York, and earned the organization’s “The Future is Bright” award at a ceremony in July.

Harris became involved with Dale Carnegie as part of a training with RIT’s Men of Color, Honor and Ambition (MOCHA) last fall and spring semesters.

Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend set for Oct. 19-21

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The schedule now is available for Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21, 2018. This year is the kick off celebration of 50 years at the Henrietta campus. Start planning your weekend with the exciting lineup of  events. Registration is coming soon. For updates and more find #Brickcity50 on Facebook RITBrickCity, and Twitter @RIT_BRICKCITY.

RIT named among the nation’s ‘Best 384 Colleges’

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Rochester Institute of Technology is considered one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2019 edition of its annual book "The Best 384 Colleges." Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides.

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