RIT Women's Hockey to Play in First NCAA Division I National Tournament

The RIT women's hockey team will make its first appearance in the NCAA Division I National Tournament and travel to top-seed University of Minnesota for a quarterfinal round game on Saturday, March 14 at 5 p.m. EST/4 p.m. CST.

RIT is making its first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament in just its third season as a DI program. The Tigers won the Division III National Championship in 2012, were the national runner-up in 2011 and quarterfinalists in 2007. More.

RIT/NTID Alumna Brandi Rarus Presentation and Book Signing

RIT/NTID alumna Brandi Rarus will give a presentation and book signing from 7-9 p.m. Thurs., March 12 in the CSD-Student Development Center, rooms 1300/1310. Rarus is an author and a former Miss Deaf America. She is married Tim Rarus, an advocate for deaf people whose work inspired the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. They live in Austin, Texas, with their four children: three hearing boys and the youngest, Zoe, a deaf girl they adopted. Today, she and her family are tirelessly dedicated to ensuring all children find their rightful place in our world. 

David Nelson '81, '85 Named RIT/NTID Distinguished Alumnus

David Nelson is senior community outreach specialist in Government Affairs at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”). He is responsible for providing accessibility information, managing outreach activities by Amtrak to the disability community and overseeing internal projects to ensure accessible compliance. Prior to joining Amtrak, David worked for the Honorable Tony Coelho (D-CA), who was one of the authors of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which marks its 25th anniversary in July 2015.

RIT/NTID's ASL Lecture Series Presents Dr. Flavia S. Fleischer

RIT/NTID's ASL Lecture Series presents Dr. Flavia S. Fleischer from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thurs., March 19 in SDC 1300-1310. The topic of Dr. Fleischer's presentation will be "America's Constructed Image of Deaf People as Drawn from Newspaper Articles on Coclear Implantation." Interpreters have been requested and the presentation will be live-streamed at www.ntid.rit.edu/live

RIT/NTID Professor Named to Distinguished Fulbright Specialist Roster

Adding to his remarkable achievements in and out of the classroom, Todd Pagano, associate professor of chemistry and director of the Laboratory Science Technology program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, has been named to the Fulbright Specialist Program. The program, which provides Fulbright Specialists two- to six-week grants, promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals in select disciplines and their counterparts at host institutions in more than 140 countries around the world.