NTID President Buckley honored at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf graduation

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Gerard J. Buckley, president of Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, received the George W. Nevil Award of Merit at the graduation ceremony for students of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia.

The award honored Buckley’s work as an educator and administrator and read, “In recognition of making significant contributions to the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.” He also delivered the commencement address to the graduating class.

RIT/NTID creates Black History Month Celebration Endowment Fund in honor of longtime employee

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To commemorate a beloved Black History Month tradition, Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf announced the establishment of the Johnnie “JB” Brown Black History Month Celebration Endowment Fund at a ceremony in May. The fund, named after a longtime RIT employee, will help preserve the popular Black History Month potluck luncheon held each February.

Mastering microbes: RIT/NTID student combines engineering, bioscience to decrease infections from medical devices

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Samuel Lum found several things in common with his faculty mentor, Robert Osgood, including excitement about research and a project that could save lives.

Osgood, an associate professor of biomedical sciences, and Lum have been working to decrease the incidence of hospital-associated catheter infections after each lost a family member to a preventable infection not long ago.

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