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Distinguished Alumnus successful Nike designer

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:37pm
Wed, 03 Feb 2016*** Nikes Vice President of Design Innovation Eric Avar 90 grew up with a mechanical engineer father and fine artist mother but did not know a marriage of the two disciplines could exist beyond his parents union until he came to RIT I had no idea what industrial design or product design was

RIT featured in Princeton Review book Colleges That Pay You Back 2016 Edition

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:37am
Wed, 03 Feb 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized by The Princeton Review for being one of the nations best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price The educationservices company features RIT in the justpublished 2016 edition of its book Colleges That Pay You

2016 Imagine RIT exhibit proposals now accepted

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 5:09pm
Mon, 01 Feb 2016*** Proposals for exhibits performances and demonstrations for this years Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival are now being accepted Last year more than 2800 exhibitors and 400 exhibits were featured at the festival Rochester Institute of Technologys largest showcase featuring the innovation and creativity that happens on campus Tens of thousands of

RITs online programs score well in US News World Report rankings

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:01am
Tue, 12 Jan 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technologys online graduate programs in business and engineering continue to be among the best in the nation The 2016 US News x26 World Report Best Online Programs rankings released earlier today ranked two of RITs colleges 31st in the nation for Best Online MBA Program offered by Saunders College of

RITs national Carnegie Classification changed to Doctoral University

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 6:27pm
Mon, 04 Jan 2016*** Its official Rochester Institute of Technology is now considered a doctoral university by the leading national classification of US 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

Hot Wheelz goes electric

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 3:43pm
Thu, 10 Dec 2015*** Hot Wheelz wants to become RITs first allfemale race team at the next SAE Formula Hybrid electric competition To compete they needed 100000 sponsors and space to build their car Jennifer Smith and Maura Chmielowiec are meeting these challenges The fifthyear mechanical engineering majors are team managers leading 35 enthusiastic firsttofifthyear female students

Film featuring RIT talent scores win at Red Nation Film Festival

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 3:30pm
Wed, 09 Dec 2015*** A film featuring a contemporary interpretation of the ancient Iroquois creation story created by Rochester Institute of Technology faculty students and alumni working collaboratively with community partners has been recognized by a leading film festival The Iroquois Creation Story won the top prize in the category of live short subject and animated

Photo grad goes from print pages to radio waves

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 12:30pm
Tue, 17 Nov 2015*** Thomas Temin was a little surprised when he got a call from a radio station in Washington DC asking him if he was interested in becoming an anchor on the morning show I said I have never been in a radio booth remembers Temin 77 photography But Federal News Radio was looking for

RIT Observatory open house focuses on Geminids

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:12pm
Fri, 04 Dec 2015*** The Rochester Institute of Technology Observatorys next open house will coincide with the Geminid meteor showers The observatory will be open to the public from 7 to 9 pm on Monday Dec 14 weather permitting The observatory is located at 645 John St near Bailey Road in Henrietta If conditions are good

American Sign Language typeface added to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies collections

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:08pm
Thu, 03 Dec 2015*** Peter A Blacksbergs passion for a project involving American Sign Language culminated this year using digital font creation and management tools 42 years after he began it using traditional pen and ink design techniques The 1975 alumnus from the School of Photography has created a modern typeface for American Sign Language officially

RIT recognized as best online college in New York State

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 11:59am
Wed, 02 Dec 2015*** Rochester Institute of Technology is the best choice for students working on an online degree in 2016 according to new rankings from OnlineCollegesnet The college research website ranked RIT first among the top 25 public and private schools offering undergraduate or graduate programs fully online throughout New York State Out of 186

Rochester City School Districts Jerome Underwood named RITs Minett Professor

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 1:44pm
Mon, 23 Nov 2015*** Jerome Underwood senior director of Youth Development and Family Services for the Rochester City School District was named the 20152016 Frederick H Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology He began this fall at the university The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochesterarea multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share their professional

One step ahead in computing security

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:38am
Tue, 17 Nov 2015*** Kirstie Failey always knew that she wanted to help others but she wasnt exactly sure how Following her first and only attempt at dissecting a pig she quickly ruled out medicine as a career path Yet it was a virus that led Failey to her true passion of cybersecurity I remember in high

Osher at RIT hosts preview sessions for winter term classes Dec 10

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:30pm
Wed, 18 Nov 2015*** Curious minds will gather for new classes this winter at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology Osher is holding a preview session of winter classes from 10 to 1130 am Thursday Dec 10 at the Athenaeum Building 50 Fairwood Drive Henrietta Thinkers age 50 and beyond who live

The Final Frontier

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:25pm
Tue, 17 Nov 2015*** A mechanical engineering graduate works with Boeings Space Exploration Division on the launch system that will one day take people into space Another certifies the equipment on the Falcon 9 rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX A photography graduate at NASA is teaching astronauts before they head to the International Space Station

Regional alumni activities

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 1:23pm
Tue, 17 Nov 2015*** Albany The fifth Annual Rhino Run 5K took place on Oct 10 in Loudonville NY All proceeds fund the Nicholas F Murray Memorial Scholarship to support students from the Albany area attending the Kate Gleason College of Engineering Bay Area More than 100 alumni and guests from RIT and the University of Rochester gathered

Julia Lisuzzo named first leader of Alumni Faculty and Staff Chapter

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 1:23pm
Tue, 17 Nov 2015*** Julia Lisuzzo08 MBA who has worked at RIT for 20 years is the first leader of the Alumni Faculty and Staff Chapter Lisuzzo will announce the chapters mission and welcome new alumni faculty and staff during a breakfast from 9 to 1030 am on Nov 19 at the Gene Polisseni Center The Golden

Christine Whitman named chair of RIT Board of Trustees

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:56pm
Fri, 13 Nov 2015*** 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 universitys strategic

Nearly 400 students attend RITNTID job fair

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:44am
Thu, 22 Oct 2015*** Representatives from more than 45 local and national corporations federal agencies and nonprofit organizations met with nearly 400 deaf and hardofhearing studentswho are also prospective employeesat the 15th annual job fair on Oct 21 at Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf The event was held in Lyndon

The Big Freeze Robert Latorre to headline RIT Entrepreneurs Conference Oct 23

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:10pm
Tue, 20 Oct 2015*** Awardwinning photographer Robert Latorre noted for engineering a camera system called The Big Freeze is the keynote speaker at the RIT Entrepreneurs Conference at Rochester Institute of Technology on Oct 23 The RIT alumnus 75 photography earned the Clio award for special effects for his large metal truss system with up