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RIT entrepreneurship will be on display at Digital Rochester awards Sept 22

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 5:22pm
Fri, 09 Sep 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technology will be well represented at the 2016 Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards presented by Digital Rochester Inc The awards are Sept 22 at the Joseph A Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center The annual

Top RIT News stories and videos from Summer 2016

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:57pm
Fri, 26 Aug 2016*** Welcome back to RIT While many students faculty and staff were away during the summer months much was happening on campus Here are some stories and videos you may have missed Recognition Apple names game created by three RIT students one of the best apps of 2016 The game app called Dividr

Eugene H Frams latest book offers new strategies for boards and nonprofit governance

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 6:48pm
Thu, 25 Aug 2016*** There are some hard and fast rules on the responsibilities and skills required of board members and directors of a nonprofit organization Author Eugene H Fram with Vicki Brown packs a big punch in a little 114page book Going for Impact The Nonprofit Directors Essential Guidebook that is fast becoming a strategic

Big Shot of Kodak Tower coming into focus

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:11am
Wed, 17 Aug 2016*** As a thensophomore photography student at RIT Laura Zigarowicz 98 biomedical photographic communications fondly remembered a brisk October night back in 1996 when she donned a vintage baseball jersey to serve as part of Big Shot No 10 at the old Silver Stadium in Rochester NY I remember the uniforms being very

RITs University Gallery to host firstever exhibit on Wendell Castles creative process

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:01pm
Tue, 16 Aug 2016*** Wendell Castle who is widely recognized as the father of the art furniture movement will exhibit a wide variety of drawings maquettes and select sculptural and dimensional work inside Rochester Institute of Technologys University Gallery from Aug 22 to Nov 11 This marks the firstever exhibition to focus on Castles creative process

James Macchiano named new director for RITs Multicultural Center for Academic Success

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:37pm
Mon, 15 Aug 2016*** James Macchiano has been named the new director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Success at Rochester Institute of Technology The former director of reunions and affinity programs in RITs Office of Alumni Relations will begin Aug 29 James brings a strong and inclusive management style that balances his passion for advancing

RITs Gallery r hosts 911 exhibit revisiting national tragedy from photography classroom

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:30pm
Thu, 04 Aug 2016*** Gallery r Rochester Institute of Technologys metro showcase and learning laboratory for the arts in downtown Rochester will present the opening of A 911 Project Reflections and Memories a multipart exhibition running Aug 5 through Aug 21 The exhibit will showcase a selection from 121 daily newspapers collected during the week following

Film featuring alumnus Brian Nice available online

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:22pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** A documentary film following alumnus and brain injury survivor Brian Nice as he roadtripped across the United States to photograph the American landscape is now available Nice 84 photography was a renowned photographer shooting fashion for magazines such as Elle Madame Figaro and Cosmopolitan and ad campaigns for LOreal Oil of Olay

Friendship turns to love three decades later

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:20pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** Paul Schechtman 81 printing and Pam Evans Schechtman 81 printing became good friends at RIT They shared rides home to the Cleveland area and took classes together But they were never romantically involved Pam attended Pauls wedding to his high school girlfriend after graduation in 1981 and Paul attended Pams wedding in 1987

Alumnus turns personal pain into purpose

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:20pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** David Fuehrers life was put on pause at age 25 when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2002 The emotional bombshell came while Fuehrer a competitive athlete who had just won the New York state natural bodybuilding title was completing his undergraduate degree I was just accepted into the MBA program

Tapping leads to True Authentic Power

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:20pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** It took the sudden passing of her father caretaking responsibilities for her ailing mother a bout with breast cancer the death of her beloved companion and the decision to leave a corporate sales career she excelled at before Joanne Jaworski discovered her way to True Authentic Power Jaworski realized she was suffering

Graduate helps create movement of hope

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:20pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** Marc Raco 88 film knows hope can be hard to find during challenging times Thats why he got involved with the Hope Is Project a transmedia art experiment that uses photography and film to discover hope in peoples lives and spark change From troubled teens to war veterans the project shares the

Learning is lifelong pursuit for alumnus

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:20pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** Kurt Kreckel may have graduated from RIT more than 40 years ago but that hasnt stopped him from coming back to learn a thing or two For nearly five years Kreckel 73 business administration has been a member of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT an organization that helps stimulate minds and

Serial entrepreneurs latest venture stops robocalls

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:20pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** Aaron Foss 00 01 information technology MBA has an impact on more than 16 million peoples daily lives Foss developed technology that stops robocalls from telemarketers Since his technology and now company Nomorobo won a Federal Trade Commission challenge in 2013 it has blocked more than 109 million automated calls In February

Bra fairy helps support homeless women

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:20pm
Wed, 03 Aug 2016*** Twenty years ago when Dana Marlowe was a student at RIT she studied women who took off their clothes in strip clubs Today she devotes her free time to helping women get dressed Both projects have opened doors for Marlowe 96 98 sign language interpreting professional and technical communication Her senior thesis

President Destler plans busy year before 2017 retirement

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:56pm
Tue, 02 Aug 2016*** Bill Destler RITs ninth president will retire at the end of the 20162017 academic year Destlers career in higher education has spanned more than 40 years with this upcoming academic year being his 10th at RIT As we enter our final year the RIT community cannot rest on its laurels if we

Two alumni capture sights and sounds of rock legends

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:56pm
Tue, 02 Aug 2016*** William Snyder 81 photography and Trevor Waite 99 electrical engineering technology are more than just diehard fans of The Who They have backstage access and tour with them around the world Snyder program chair of the photojournalism department at RIT and fourtime Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor is the photographer for

Metaproject connects students to industry

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:56pm
Tue, 02 Aug 2016*** Francesca Pezze 11 industrial design epitomizes what it means to successfully come full circle During her senior year in the fall of 2010 a firsttime initiative called Metaproject paired student designers with a realworld client in what would soon become a seminal project for RITs nationally ranked industrial design program I remember it

RIT ecosystem strengthened StrongArm

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:56pm
Tue, 02 Aug 2016*** When 2013 graduates Sean Petterson and Justin Hillery started their industrial safety products company as students they wrote in their business plan that they would one day partner with a large conglomerate Four years later it happened 3M the Postit note and packaging company with 32 billion in sales invested in StrongArm

Weve Got the Next Big Idea

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:56pm
Tue, 02 Aug 2016*** Greyson Watkins had big plans for a subscriptionbased family game night business He hoped the idea would take off and he could accomplish what many entrepreneurs dream aboutcalling the shots and becoming a selfmade millionaire But not long after devising his business concept an experience that hell never forget forced him