RIT/NTID establishes first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing college students with innovative product ideas can compete to earn cash and business expertise, thanks to Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The college has established the first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl, sponsored by a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant and administered by RIT’s Simone Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and RIT/NTID.

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center to exhibit Ellen Mansfield Retrospective

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RIT/NTID's Dyer Arts Center will host a new exhibit, Ellen Mansfield Retrospective: through the darkness into the light, Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2018 in the gallery. An artist reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. The Dyer Arts Center is located on the first floor of Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall on the RIT campus, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York 14623. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information visit the Dyer website

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center to host DeVIA Challenge Exhibition

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RIT/NTID's Dyer Arts Center presents the #DeVIAChallenge Exhibition in the center's glass room Jan. 19-Feb. 24, 2018. Events involving the exhibit scheduled for Jan. 26 in the center include a presentation by artist and RIT/NTID alumna Nancy Rourke 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., artist talks from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. and a reception 5:30 - 7 p.m..

This presentation is made possible with support from RIT/NTID's Department of Cultural and Creative Studies and Interpretek. 

Alumnus gives RIT $50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity

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A 2009 alumnus has given Rochester Institute of Technology $50 million, the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region.

The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, a Connecticut-based data protection company with engineering and support offices in downtown Rochester.

BBC Click visits RIT/NTID

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BBC reporter Paul Carter and a producer/videographer traveled from London, England, to spend two days in Rochester, New York, filming a segment for "BBC Click." Click is the BBC’s flagship technology program, bringing “the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet.” They are a guide to all the latest gadgets, websites, games and computer industry news. 

Spotlight on Kendall Charles of RIT/NTID's 'The Story of Beauty and the Beast'

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Kendall Charles is a fourth-year computing and information technologies major from Opelousas, La., who is adopting the role of Beast in NTID’s production of The Story of Beauty and the Beast. Charles has enjoyed acting and theater since elementary school, but he didn’t start being consistently involved with theatrical productions until last year.

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