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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

John Tu promoted to senior associate dean at RITs Saunders College of Business

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:42pm
Mon, 18 Jul 2016*** John Tu has been promoted to senior associate dean of Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology Tu is a professor of management information systems and previously served as Saunders College associate dean Johns steadfast commitment to the college over the past five years has been commendable said Saunders College

RIT leadership embarks on Silicon Valley Engagement Initiative

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:20am
Fri, 15 Jul 2016*** A 90member delegation from Rochester Institute of Technology is holding strategic meetings with 24 global hightech companies and organizations in Silicon Valley July 20 to 23 Discussions during the Silicon Valley Engagement Initiative based in San Jose Calif will center on innovation entrepreneurship corporate research and development and more This is a

RITNTID celebrates growing number of PhD candidates

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:15pm
Thu, 14 Jul 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf is honoring deaf and hardofhearing graduates who will continue on to earn doctoral degrees in science technology engineering or mathematics STEM disciplines Four RITNTID students were enrolled in the Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program that is helping to fill the gap

RIT offers singing storytelling and photography at this years Fringe

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 1:33pm
Tue, 12 Jul 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technology students faculty staff alumni and Osher members are part of a 10day lineup of more than 500 eclectic performances in this years First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Sept 1524 in Rochester RIT is a founding higher educational partner of this major educational sponsor of the community collaborative event

RITNTID appoints Mary Karol Matchett as assistant vice president for student and academic services

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 5:25pm
Thu, 30 Jun 2016*** Mary Karol Matchett of Brighton NY has been named assistant vice president for student and academic services at Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf Matchett will provide direction and oversight for a number of NTID programs and services including the Counseling and Academic Advising Services Department Student Life

Humans of New York creator coming to RITs Brick City Weekend

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:18am
Thu, 30 Jun 2016*** Brandon Stanton the man who created the popular Humans of New York blog and books depicting portraits of life and individuals in New York City will be this years Student Government Horton Distinguished Speaker during Rochester Institute of Technologys Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend Oct 1416 The weekend typically draws 17000

RIT team wins global US State Department challenge aimed at combating terrorism

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 1:45pm
Tue, 28 Jun 2016*** Its Time ExOut Extremism a social media campaign created by Rochester Institute of Technology students took top prize in a global challenge conducted by the US State Department aimed at finding ways to counter terrorist propaganda online The RIT team was the only group from the United States to reach the finals

RITNTID appoints alumnus Fred Michael Beam outreach coordinator for theater program

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:01am
Thu, 16 Jun 2016*** Actor choreographer and deaf community advocate Fred Michael Beam has been named outreach coordinator for Sunshine 20 the new theater outreach program at Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf Sunshine 20 is a professional theater troupe that will travel to schools organizations conferences civic groups festivals and other

Former RIT student editor coping with crisis communications in Orlando

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 1:14pm
Tue, 14 Jun 2016*** An RIT alumnus and board member of Come Out With Pride Orlando said the worst mass shooting in American history will make the gay community stronger Not a single day goes by when there isnt an act of homophobia somewhere in the world said Jeff Prystajko 02 04 information technology MBA

Osher at RIT offers summer classes for the 50plus learner

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:30pm
Tue, 07 Jun 2016*** Just because its summer vacation doesnt mean school is out Thinkers age 50 and older will be able to explore a number of fascinating programs for a discounted rate this summer at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology The special summer trial membership rate of 75 will allow class goers

Photo taken during Imagine RIT festival places third in contest

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:11pm
Thu, 02 Jun 2016*** During the 2016 Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 7 Peggy Tirrell was doing what she always does during celebratory events at Rochester Institute of Technology She had her Sony Nex6 camera in hand and was taking pictures One of thema shot of a fountain with children playing on the southwest

The Raymond Corp donates forklift truck to RIT engineering college

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 2:23pm
Tue, 31 May 2016*** Theres a new tiger in RITs Brinkman Lab RIT received a new forklift truck donated by the The Raymond Corp and customdesigned with the orange and brown stripes of RIT Tigers The 4250 model is a standup compact high tech forklift used in laboratories and industry warehouse facilities to move large pallets

RIT announces new president to lead RIT Kosovo

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 6:17pm
Tue, 24 May 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technology and the American University in Kosovo Foundation AUKF announce Sharon Y Hart as president of RIT Kosovo Hart succeeds Winfred L Thompson who is retiring later this month Hart will become the first woman to lead RIT Kosovo and most recently served as president of the Northern Marianas