• Karen Tobin got married to Brad Johnson, another RIT grad, in Rochester, NY. on 10/31/14."It was a lovely fall day with our families."
  • James DiPasquale, E.I.T., was recently hired as a project engineer in the Facilities Engineering and Design Services group in the Rochester office of Erdman Anthony. DiPasquale holds a Bachelor of Science...
  • Thomas Gamer was promoted to associate at Erdman Anthony and Associates on December 10, 2014.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the NYS Professional Engineer examination on May 31, 2013 and now is a licensed P.E. in the state of New York.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the LEED Green Associate examination on June 10, 2014 and now is a LEED Green Associate.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam on March 11, 2015 and now is a LEED AP BD+C.
  • Derek J. Punaro '99 was named president of the Board of Directors of the East Aurora Cooperative Market, a startup food co-op in East Aurora, NY. The co-op is comprised of over 1000 member-owners and is...
  • Bob Kalka '89 was promoted to vice president of IBM's security business unit. Bob and his wife Kelly Porter Kalka '88 live with their two children in Austin, Texas.
  • Michael Ruzhansky '95 joined Lenox Advisors Private Wealth Management in NYC. Michael graduated from RIT in 1995 with a finance degree; he subsequently studied at Rutgers University in NJ and attained a...
  • Karin Knippa ('05) and Chris Faiella (RIT Photography 2002-2003) were married at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH on January 2, 2015. They currently live in Los Angeles.
  • Christine (Mino) Bjanes '94, '95 (CIAS) was awarded the 2015 Teacher of the Year award at Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich, NJ in recognition of her exemplary service over the past 20 years. She is...
  • Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo will ordain Peter Donnelly, to the permanent diaconate on May 23, 2015, at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. Mr. Donnelly graduated HS from...
  • Carel Dunaway 79' graduate. '76 SVP. NETA. AAS degree in Architectural Technology at NTID. Carel previously worked as a Drafting/CAD Technician IV for Entergy at Arkansas Nuclear One, a nuclear power...
  • Ronald J Klimley is the director of training with global responsibility for performance and development at Afni, Inc a global BPO Company.
  • Heather Grotke '07 is proud to announce the birth of her baby girl, Carly Rae Grotke, on February 18, 2014."Another child is on the way, expected to join the family October 2015."
  • Julie Blackwood '06 and wife Macie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jordan Marie. She was born on February 18, 2015 weighing 8lbs, 8oz.
  • Kristi Mitchell '14 is proud to announce the birth of her baby boy, Carter Ryan Mitchell, born December 8, 2014.
  • Trina Viggiano '97 and Dan Viggiano '97 are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Zachary Charles Viggiano, on August 14, 2014."He joins older brother Danny, born March 12, 2010, and big sister...
  • Matthew Arlauckas (KGCOE '94) is the new web applications developer for the Saunders College of Business at RIT.
  • Jake Leone, '14 BSME, was recently hired as a mechanical engineer by RedViking in Raleigh, NC. RedViking, has headquarters located near Detroit, MI, and is an engineering firm that provides custom turn-key...
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  • Spring is definitely in the air, and with that comes a decades-old tradition on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology: SpringFest. Free food, movies, a carnival, puppies and new wave/rock band Walk the Moon performs during the event, which starts Thursday evening with a barbecue and ends Sunday morning with breakfast...

  • The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, a program of Rochester Institute of Technology, was celebrated today at a grand opening ceremony of its new office in a historic downtown building. Among the more than 100 invited guests were clients of the center, as well as community leaders and federal, state and local elected...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology honored 387 researchers who secured funding for fiscal year 2015, serving as either principal or co-principal investigators on active research. RIT honored its researchers at an April 21 reception, during which it also recognized the 16 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and eight new inductees in RIT's PI...

  • Cody Cummings, a laboratory science technology student from Austin, Texas, is hoping that his research in the analysis of the sealant bitumen from objects will help archaeologists better determine when and where ancient artifacts were created. Nicole Pannullo, a chemistry student from East Patchogue, N.Y., is using fluorescence to improve our understanding...

  • Undergraduate students from around the country will try their hand at research as part of an upcoming Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Rochester Institute of Technology. The REU Site in Computational Sensing is funded by a nearly $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year program, starting in May, will...

  • Rochester's festival season kicks off in the best way imaginable. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7, and the 2016 Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The nationally acclaimed festival, now in its ninth year, returns with more than 400 examples of innovation and creativity from RIT students, faculty and staff, all showcased...

  • Anne R. Haake has been named dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Haake, who has been serving as interim dean of the computing college since last July, was chosen after an international search. She assumes the dean's chair on April 1...

  • Burton August, trustee emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology, died March 18. He was 100 years old. The RIT flag will be flown at half staff on April 5 in his memory. Details for a Celebration of Life ceremony are forthcoming. Mr. August was a valued donor of the university and served...

  • Four Rochester Institute of Technology students will be competing in the second season of BattleBots, the hit television show that pairs dueling robots that may shoot fire, twist metal and crush their opponents. "We have a great driver and more than 30 years of combined experience in the U.S. FIRST Robotics competitions,"...

  • Six Rochester Institute of Technology graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation, demonstrating the depth and breadth of quality educational opportunities available at the university. According to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, RIT ranked: Tied for 33rd among the nation's best schools offering...

  • More than 100 Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, alumni and staff will travel to San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2016, the world's largest professional gaming industry event of the year. The conference runs until March 18 and is a key learning and networking opportunity for both aspiring...

  • Doreen Edwards has been named dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. Edwards, who is currently dean of the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University and acting vice president of Statutory Affairs for the university, will join RIT on July 1. She will be...

  • Please take a seat! Forty-two ordinary chairs have been transformed into beautiful works of art and are available to the highest bidder-in support of the 2016 United Way of Greater Rochester campaign. The second annual CHAIRity Auction to benefit Rochester Institute of Technology's 2016 United Way Campaign runs from March 8-18, and...

  • France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will be the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's 131st commencement celebration. Córdova will speak at the Academic Convocation, set for noon May 20 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. RIT President Bill Destler said the university is honored to...

  • Due to poor weather conditions, RIT has a delayed opening this morning. The university plans to open at noon. Check the RIT homepage for more details as they become available....

  • Six Rochester Institute of Technology researchers are among the authors of a paper announcing what may be the most important scientific discovery in a century-findings that confirm the existence of gravitational waves predicted in Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of...

  • With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to share the love and thank the thousands of donors who enhance student life at RIT. The Fund for RIT will host the university's third annual Thank A Giver (TAG) Day from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the...

  • To advance its focus on conducting internationally distinguished research, Rochester Institute of Technology has chosen four initiatives to receive strategic investments. These strategic initiatives, chosen through a rigorous internal process that looked at 26 research proposals, will each receive up to $1 million, payable over five years, on the condition that the...

  • This fall, more than 350 entrepreneurship experts from the United States and abroad will arrive in Rochester, N.Y., as the city showcases two universities' entrepreneurial expertise and endeavors as well as dynamic growth, excellence in programming and the impact on the local community and beyond. The 2016 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers,...

  • Proposals for exhibits, performances and demonstrations for this year's Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival are now being accepted. Last year, more than 2,800 exhibitors and 400 exhibits were featured at the festival, Rochester Institute of Technology's largest showcase featuring the innovation and creativity that happens on campus. Tens of thousands of...

  • Faculty and student researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) are developing methods to better analyze the effects of flavorings used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). In partnership with RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the University of Rochester Medical Center, RIT/NTID, the world's first and...

  • Charles J. Ruffing, a recognized environmental leader and former vice president of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability at Eastman Kodak Co., has been named the new director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I). At Kodak, Ruffing was responsible for coordinating sustainability initiatives across the company's multinational locations, including environmental...

  • Musicians and dancers will be part of a full day of celebration at Rochester Institute of Technology's Expressions of King's Legacy event on Thursday, Jan. 28. Joining keynote speaker Andrew Young, this year's performers include the Ailey II dance ensemble and pianist Justin Kauflin. The artists will be part of the main...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's online graduate programs in business and engineering continue to be among the best in the nation. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released earlier today, ranked two of RIT's colleges: 31st in the nation for "Best Online MBA Program," offered by Saunders College of...

  • It's official: Rochester Institute of Technology is now considered a "doctoral university" by the leading national classification of U.S. colleges and universities. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has changed RIT from "Masters - Comprehensive" to "Doctoral University - Limited Research Activity." This change occurs when a university graduates more...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has renamed two undergraduate computing degrees to better reflect how they have evolved to keep up with the ever-changing domain of computing. The bachelor's degree in web and mobile computing-formerly information technology-teaches students application development and programming, with a focus on the end user experience. The bachelor's degree...

  • Two teams of undergraduates from Rochester Institute of Technology beat out universities, companies and individuals from around the world and had their preliminary designs accepted for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend. Of the 1,200 designs submitted, only 318 teams from 162 universities in 16 countries are advancing to the...

  • Graduate electrical engineering student, Anthony Salmin, was recently presented the Gordon K. Moe Young Investigator Award for his work in furthering the development of a solution to improve atrial fibrillation therapy. He was presented the award and $1,000 stipend earlier this month at the annual Upstate New York Cardiac Electrophysiology Society...

  • Quality Vision International recently donated three optical contact and laser measuring systems to Rochester Institute of Technology to establish a new Metrology Laboratory at the university. The donation brings together QVI, a Rochester-based leader in automated measurement systems used extensively in manufacturing quality control, with RIT and its mechanical, manufacturing and electrical/mechanical...

  • Jerome Underwood, senior director of Youth Development and Family Services for the Rochester City School District, was named the 2015-2016 Frederick H. Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He began this fall at the university. The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share their professional...

  • A new major being offered at Rochester Institute of Technology will prepare graduates to advance the ways that people interact with technology. The bachelor's degree in human-centered computing will combine principles from computing, design and psychology to help students create interfaces to technology with a human focus from the beginning to the...

  • It's been 40 years since audiences first watched an alien transvestite named Frank N. Furter sing and dance in a mansion filled with equally colorful characters. To mark the anniversary, "The Rocky Horror Show" lands on the Robert F. Panara Theatre stage at Rochester Institute of Technology with the same outrageously costumed...

  • Christine Whitman is the new leader of the Board of Trustees of Rochester Institute of Technology and the first female to take the helm. Whitman received the gavel from her predecessor Brian Hall during the RIT Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12. Hall became board chairman in 2012. "Part of the university's strategic...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Tigers for Tigers club plans a week full of fundraising and awareness activities beginning today to help prevent the extinction of tigers in the wild. RIT is one of eight colleges with tiger mascots in the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition, which is matching up to $1,000 of...

  • Five Rochester Institute of Technology students have their eyes on the prize-the top prize for the Hasbro Gaming Lab and Indiegogo "Next Great Game" contest, that is. And at this point, victory could be in the hands of their crowdfunding contributors. Four game design and development students-Douglas Mansell, Norman Greenberg, Tom Smith...

  • Four software engineering students at Rochester Institute of Technology are teaming up with Mozilla to create a discovery tool that will be used by researchers around the world. The tool, called the Mozilla Software Discovery Dashboard, will allow researchers to search multiple code-hosting services, including Zenodo, Figshare and GitHub, for scientific software....

  • A new major being offered at Rochester Institute of Technology is designed to change the way people think of a liberal arts degree. A bachelor's degree in digital humanities and social sciences - the first of its kind in the nation - will combine core liberal arts studies with technical courses such...

  • Early Sunday morning, more than a dozen Rochester Institute of Technology students assembled in a campus parking lot to launch a scientific experiment to the edge of space. Plans for the launch, using a high-altitude weather balloon, began several months ago, as members of RIT SPEX - short for RIT Space Exploration...

  • Hector Flores is stepping down as dean of Graduate Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology to become president of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics. Flores' last day at RIT is April 14, 2016. "Dean Flores' leadership brought tremendous advancement in graduate education at RIT, which raised the university's...

  • Some 17,000 students, parents, alumni and their families participated in Rochester Institute of Technology's three-day Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. "We love seeing so many families on campus during Brick City Weekend. This is one of the university's great festival weekends, and it's a great opportunity for parents to reunite with...

  • Jerry Kelly, a leading calligrapher, book designer, type designer and typographer, is the 2015 recipient of the Frederic W. Goudy Award, given to an outstanding practitioner in type design and its related fields. Presented by Rochester Institute of Technology's Cary Graphic Arts Collection and RIT's School of Media Sciences, the award dating...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is creating its first Alumni House on campus, which will serve as a welcome center for graduates. RIT purchased a private estate home and surrounding grounds adjacent to the campus in December 2013. The home will be renovated to include meeting space, an alumni library, an Alumni Association...

  • RIT men's hockey at Blue Cross Arena downtown, a host of the popular Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters" and more than 100 other events are planned for this year's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 16-18. The weekend of celebration typically draws 17,000 participants to Rochester Institute of Technology's campus and the...

  • Unseasonably cool temperatures didn't keep nearly 2,000 people from coming out to Churchill Downs on Saturday night to help make Rochester Institute of Technology's 31st Big Shot photograph a resounding success. More than 1,800 volunteers, including 21 RIT students who traveled to Kentucky from upstate New York and about 60 alumni who...

  • 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...

  • Unleash your inner tiger and ROAR loud and proud on Oct. 1. This year is the 10th annual Raise Our Annual Responses Day, the official kick-off of the 2015-2016 Fund for RIT's annual giving campaign. Since the launch of ROAR Day in 2006, nearly half a million dollars has been raised. To recognize...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Division for Diversity and Inclusion received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second consecutive year RIT has been named as a HEED Award recipient. A national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity...

  • RIT makers are wanted! America's Greatest Makers is coming to television in 2016. Are you ready to build the next truly amazing device? Bring your big ideas to life with Intel, in collaboration with Mark Burnett, United Artists Media Group and Turner Broadcasting System. Competitors will vie for a $1 million grand prize....

  • About 2,500 people attended free performances and events by Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty and staff during the first weekend of the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. The event of more than 500 eclectic performances continues though Saturday at various venues in downtown Rochester. RIT is a sponsor of the...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test." The test will include the following communication...