Grand Experiment -- Grand Success: 50 years later

Vintage photo of Harry Lang with two male students an an old computer.

Fifty years ago, 19-year-old Bill Ingraham was about to enter uncharted territory. 

After graduating from Brockport High School in upstate New York as its only deaf student, Ingraham had earned a hard-won associate degree in applied science/
business administration from Alfred State. 

“I knew that I wanted to earn my 
bachelor’s degree, but I also realized that in order to do that, I needed a lot of help,” said Ingraham, who had struggled academically at Alfred, relying heavily on his lip-reading skills and a roommate who shared class notes. 

Statement from RIT/NTID President Gerry Buckley on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Male student, Pres. Buckley, Cong. Slaughter, two female students.

The entire RIT/NTID community is saddened by the loss of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Congresswoman Slaughter was a scientist, a legislator, and a steadfast supporter of the Deaf community in Rochester and throughout the country. She was the embodiment of someone who 'lived her truth.'

RIT/NTID congratulates the 2017-18 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars

LBJ Hall at dusk

Congratulations to the following RIT/NTID students, who will receive 2017-18 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Awards at a ceremony Thursday, March 22. They are:

Heather Barczynski*
Brianna Conrad
Erin Ireland
Elizabeth Odom
Isabel Snyder*
Kalyna Sytch*
Emmanual Perrodin-Njoku*
Nicole Pannnullo*

*Scholar is a member of the RIT Honors Program 

The awards event will be held in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center beginning with a reception at 4:30 p.m. followed by a procession and ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center features “Beyond Form” exhibit

Deaf Space, a multi-colored acrylic and pastel piece created by artist Tracey Salaway.

A new exhibit at the Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf features the artwork of deaf artists during Beyond Form: Non-Objective Art, which runs through April 21. An opening reception at the gallery will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 30, and a curatorial presentation by guest curator Brenda Schertz is scheduled for 4–6 p.m. April 20. All events are free and open to the public.

Thousands to attend RIT's Career Fair

Students dressed in professional attire stand in line to meet company recruiters.

More than 230 companies searching for skilled employees are expected at RIT’s 2018 Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. There will be representatives from Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized regional companies and small tech firms. Some employers, such as Indeed, General Electric, Toyota, Paychex, Datto, Johnson & Johnson, Wayfair, Harris and the National Security Agency, attend each year, while more than 25 companies, such as T-Mobile and Superior Tires & Rubber Corp., are attending the fair for the first time.

New RIT Dubai campus coming to Dubai Silicon Oasis

Aerial view of new RIT Dubai Silicon Oasis campus

RIT Dubai will receive a state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis. The campus, which will feature an innovation and entrepreneurship center and sustainable building processes, will accommodate up to 4,000 students and will be developed in two phases, with the first portion set to open in 2019 and the second to open in 2023. The campus will bring new global education opportunities for students from the Rochester campus through RIT's study abroad program. More.