Miko Arayata

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Miko Arayata enjoys using the design skills he developed  in his Design and Imaging Technolgy major to create materiaks that tell a story for his clients. More

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center presents Arte del Corazon exhibition

art of multi-colored faces looking a the moon that also has a face.

RIT/NTID's Dyer Arts Center presents "Arte del Corazon" -- the first exhibit of its kind to spotlight Deaf Latinx artists. The following events will mark the opening of the exhibition:

Friday, Sept. 15

4-5 p.m.: Meet the Artists in Dyer Arts Center

5-7 p.m.: Opening Reception in Dyer Arts Center

7-9 p.m.: NTID Presenter Series: Drago Renteria in Panara Theatre


Saturday, Sept. 16

2-5 p.m.: Art Workshop in Dyer Arts Center

7-8:30 p.m.: Gallaudet University's Latinx Student Union presents "The Glass Wall" in Panara Theatre

NTID Performing Arts presents "Out of the Box" with Patrick Graybill

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RIT/NTID Performing Arts presents  "Out of the Box" -- a multimedia performance featuring the life stories of legendary RIT/NTID Professor Emeritus Patrick Graybill at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9 in Panara Theatre. Written by Karen Christie and Patrick Graybill and directed by Aaron Kelstone, tickets are $35 for the performance and a reception, and $25 for the performance only. Tickets are available a the RIT University Arena Box Office or online

RIT/NTID awarded $2.6 million for first large-scale study of language outcomes in young deaf adults

Matthew Dye, in blue suit and pink tie wearing glasses w/male in blue shirt and dark tie w/electrode cap and female student.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) in Rochester, New York, has received a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to study the neurological, linguistic and behavioral outcomes for deaf individuals after childhood. It is the first study of its kind with college-age adults.

An overlooked aspect of history uncovered

Harry Lang with light skin, short light hair, light beard wearing black golf shirt and brown tweed jacket.

For Harry Lang, there is always much to be learned from the past. Throughout his 41 years of teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and into the present-day, he has researched and authored numerous books on Deaf Americans throughout history.

Lang’s newest book, “Fighting in the Shadows: The Untold Story of Deaf People in the Civil War,” provides insight into this little-known aspect of the country’s history. The book, which includes 160 photos, sells for $39.95. 

RIT/NTID selects Holcombs for Distinguished Alumni Award

Barbara Ray, short blonde hair, glasses in pink collared shirt, and Sam,brown hair, beard, glasses in orange RIT shirt.

Samuel (SVP ’74, ’77) and Barbara Ray (SVP ’71, ’74, ’84) Holcomb have been selected as recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. They are only the second couple to be selected for the award, which recognizes alumni who have brought distinction to the institution through their professional, community and philanthropic activities.