Nearly 400 Students Attend RIT/NTID Job Fair

Representatives from more than 45 local and national corporations, federal agencies and non-profit organizations met with nearly 400 deaf and hard-of-hearing students—who are also prospective employees—at the 15th annual job fair on Oct. 21 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The event was held in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall on the RIT campus.

Lyon Lecture to Feature RIT/NTID Alumnus and Disney Communications Designer

The annual Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series will feature RIT/NTID alumnus Andreas Wezel-Peterson who will deliver a presentation titled A 360 Degree Visual Portrait of a Designer’s Process. 

The lecture will take place Thursday, Oct. 29 in Xerox Auditorium (2580) in James E. Gleason Hall on the RIT campus, and will run 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. The presentation will be delivered in American Sign Language; interpreters will be provided. 

RIT/NTID Performing Arts Presents "Seasons--Change and Reflection" Nov. 5-8

RIT/NTID Performing Arts presents "Seasons--Change and Reflection" choreographed and directed by Thomas Warfield, Nov. 5-8 in Panara Theatre. A concert of dynamic and diverse dance performances featuring groups and clubs from the RIT campus including The RIT/NTID Dance Company, Vis Viva Dance Company, Velocity Urban Dance Crew, Tango Club and the RIT String Quartet. Performances on Nov. 5 and 6 feature a special encore with International Hip-Hop Violinist - Svet.

Show times:
November 5, 6, and 7 - 7:30 p.m.
November 8 - 2:00 p.m.

RIT Opens Clinical Health Sciences Center

Rochester Institute of Technology held a grand-opening ceremony today for the Clinical Health Sciences Center in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

The new center is home to the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition and programs in behavioral health, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) and physician assistant. Rochester Regional Health will also open a physician office in the 45,000-square-foot facility on Oct. 19.

RIT Big Shot #31

The RIT Big Shot created a beautiful photo finish on October 3 at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Big Shot represents one of RIT’s signature projects and is often described as “painting with light” because hundreds of community and college volunteers are asked to “paint” or shine their light source onto a particular area of a landmark while a photograph is taken.

Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend

RIT's annual Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend will be held Oct. 16-18 on the RIT campus. NTID-related activities include a College Bowl-style competition for alumni vs. students, an AALANA alumni lunch celebrating 20 years of the Latin American Deaf Club, 25 years of the Asian Deaf Club and 30 years of Ebony Club, and the Presidents' Alumni Ball honoring RIT/NTID alumnus Andrew Brenneman.Visit the Brick City website for details on all events. 

RIT Among Top 10 Colleges for Getting a Tech Job

For students hoping to secure a job in the technology field, RIT is one of the top colleges in the nation to target, according to new rankings from StartClass.

The college research website ranked RIT 10th among the top 20 schools for getting a job in the tech industry. StartClass noted RIT’s computer engineering graduates earn an average salary of $66,500, while RIT’s computer science graduates earn $66,000.