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.

RIT/NTID Professor Emeritus Harry G. Lang receives Schuchman Deaf History Award

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RIT/NTID Professor Emeritus Harry G. Lang is the second recipient of the Dr. John S. and Dr. Betty J. Schuchman Deaf History Award from Gallaudet University. First established in 2014, this award is given every five years to recognize significant scholarship in the field of Deaf history. The inaugural award went to Deaf History International in April 2014.

RIT/NTID's Hall among 2019 Legacy Leaders

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RIT/NTID's Jalon Hall was among the graduating seniors recognized as part of the Legacy Leadership program of RIT's Center for Women and Gender and the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement. 

Hall, an Applied Arts & Sciences major from Denham Springs, Louisiana, is active with RIT's Women of Color, Honor and Ambition and the Multicultural Center for Academic Success. She also is a student representative with NTID's Student Life Team. She was Miss Black Deaf Louisiana 2013-2015. 

Johnnie “JB” Brown Black History Month Celebration Endowment Fund

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Today, RIT/NTID announced the establishment of the Johnnie “JB” Brown Black History Month Celebration Endowment Fund to ensure continuation of the annual February potluck lunch celebration organized by Johnnie “JB” Brown, a long-time RIT employee who founded the event. To contribute, visit