Fences, the American play written by August Wilson, will be presented next month by the Performing Arts department of Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Shows will run at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, and 2 p.m. April 14, in Panara Theatre, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall, on the RIT campus.
Mary Jo Porter, wife of former RIT/NTID colleague Jeff Porter, passed away March 13, 2019. A full obituary is listed here.
Celebration of Life Service for Mary Jo Roddy Porter
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4 p.m.
(Reception to follow)
NTID Dyer Arts Center
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News annual statistical survey of graduate programs. RIT master’s degree programs in engineering, business, and physician assistant are featured. More.
Providing insights into the many ways deaf and hearing people can engage and interact is one of the goals of Sunshine 2.0, a traveling theatrical troupe from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT/NTID is the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.65 million to DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, which will be used to transition the program into a resource center.
The goal of the DeafTEC Resource Center is to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in highly skilled technician jobs in which there continues to be underrepresentation and underutilization of such individuals in the workplace.
New research is helping scientists around the world understand what drives language change, especially when languages are in their infancy. The results will shed light on how the limitations of the human brain change language and provide an understanding of the complex interaction between languages and the human beings who use them.
Rochester Red Wings baseball, in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Rochester School for the Deaf, will host the first Deaf Culture Day at Frontier Field, Sunday, April 28. The 1:05 p.m. game is a matchup between the Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Most college career fairs pair students with company recruiters looking to hire students after graduation. But at RIT, thousands of co-op placements a year also are offered, giving students on-the-job training in their field and a foot in the door even before they graduate. More.