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Alumni Activities

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:41pm
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** Dan Christner 07 Megan Cheever and Victor Santiago 13 are your contacts in the Office of Alumni Relations for regional alumni activities Contact them toll free at 1866RITALUM To learn more about RIT alumni events go to wwwritedualumni Boston On Nov 28 more than 50 alumni and guests enjoyed a pregame reception with

Tiger Talk Christine Whitman

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:41pm
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** Christine Whitman is the new leader of the RIT Board of Trustees and the first woman to take the helm She became the universitys 19th chairman in November and will serve at least three years Here she talks about her career her role as chairman and the future of RIT My first

CAST grad drives Baja collegiate competition

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:41pm
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** Its been almost 15 years since Jason Rounds 00 mechanical engineering technology hurtled over hills and rocks in an RIT Baja car He hasnt forgotten the thrill of the ride as a competitor or of leading one of the most successful Baja collegiate race teams in the country Today he remains

Safety top priority for alumna at Lockheed Martin

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:41pm
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** Patricia Libby Gantt 11 environmental sustainability health and safety makes sure that if her team is soaring into the stratosphere that they are first safe on the ground when they are building Lockheed Martins highpowered aircraft Gantt environmental safety and health engineer with Lockheed Martin completed the companys Operations Leadership Development Program

Tigers sleuthing for crime trends across New York

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:41pm
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** Its not a coincidence that a third of the 30 analysts at the Monroe Crime Analysis Center MCAC in downtown Rochester over the centers eightyear history have been graduates of RIT Most of them criminal justice or applied statistics majors have previously worked at RITs Center for Public Safety Initiatives CPSI a

Photo alumnus realizes dream of MoMA exhibit

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:41pm
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** Willie Osterman still recalls the time in the mid1980s when as is the RIT photography professors custom every yearhe asked his introductory photography students where they wanted to be in 10 years or so Without hesitation from the middle of the room a hand went up and Walid Raad said he was

Crowdfunding fuels innovation

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 2:41pm
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** The editorial design and photography class that produces PositiveNegative magazine each year relies on crowdfunding to cover the cost of printing the magazine For the past three years the class used Kickstarter which collects administrative fees for using the service This academic year designers and photographers turned to RITs new crowdfunding

Learning from experience

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 11:53am
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** Rochester Prep High School RPHS ninth and 10th grade students dont seem to mind getting up in the predawn hours donning uniforms and catching the bus for the long school day that runs from 8 am to 410 pm And they simply shrug at the mention of an extended 190day instructional

Finding hidden text in historical documents

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 11:53am
Mon, 21 Mar 2016*** The direction of RIT professor Roger Eastons research changed in 1998 when a manuscript scholar working for Christies of New York came to the Chester F Carlson Center for Imaging Science with a palimpsest in her backpack Underneath the text of a 12thcentury Christian prayer book lay the erased 10thcentury transcriptions of

Career development conference for Rochesters young professionals March 25

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:02pm
Thu, 17 Mar 2016*** Registration is under way for the Young Professionals in Higher Education Conference March 25 at Rochester Institute of Technology The daylong conference aims to provide the regions young professionals with an opportunity to build skills network and plan for the next step in their careers The professional development conference will be held

Meet NTID Distinguished Alumna BJ Wood

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 1:55pm
Tue, 15 Mar 2016*** When Barbara BJ Wood 75 was approached in 1986 by then Gov Michael Dukakis to form a state agency to advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing in Massachusetts she told him she had to think about it She left her desk on the 11th floor of her Boston office building

RITNTID forms performing arts advisory committee

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 1:55pm
Thu, 10 Mar 2016*** The performing arts program at Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf announced the launch of an advisory committee to strengthen support and advise NTIDs theater program The committee will engage in community outreach promote greater community involvement in theater increase opportunities for student participation and promote American

Allfemale racing team builds community curriculum connectionsoh yearand a car

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:03pm
Tue, 08 Mar 2016*** When RIT students arrive at the Formula Hybrid competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May they will make history The 38 women will be the first and only allfemale team at the event hosted by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College They will compete in the electrical division

Meet College of Science Distinguished Alumnus Eric Kuckhoff

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:56pm
Mon, 07 Mar 2016*** Chemistry is something that Eric Kuckhoff 84 knows well It isnt just the science behind polymers and reaction rates that this years Distinguished Alumnus from the College Science and president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors has mastered but the delicate chemistry of business as well In 2002 Kuckhoff started his

Eric Kuckhoff named president of Alumni Association

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:56pm
Mon, 07 Mar 2016*** Eric Kuckhoff 84 chemistry is the new president of the Alumni Association Kuckhoff assumed this position on Jan 1 As president of the Alumni Association he leads the Alumni Association Board of Directors and serves a twoyear term as the board representative to the Board of Trustees The function of the Alumni Association

RITNTID alumnus returns to campus for twoday photography book signing event

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:50pm
Fri, 04 Mar 2016*** Willy Conley has spent the past 25 years sharing his talents in photography acting directing and writing with nearly everyone he comes in contact with The artist educator and graduate of Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf returns to campus this month to deliver a book presentation

Meet Kate Gleason College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 6:35pm
Wed, 02 Mar 2016*** Service and volunteerism is just a way of life for Wayne Plewniak 83 It is important to get involved give back Plewniak said Change and improvement in the world doesnt happen unless you get involved Plewniak is this years Distinguished Alumnus from the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and will be honored during

Thousands of students attend RITs Spring Career Fair

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 6:35pm
Wed, 02 Mar 2016*** Nicholas DAvanzo a secondyear biomedical engineering major from Newton NJ was one of more than 4000 Rochester Institute of Technology students and alumni who dressed in business attire carried their resumes and attended the RIT Spring Career Fair on Wednesday DAvanzo waited patiently in line to speak with a representative from the

Meet College of Health Sciences and Technology Distinguished Alumna

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:16pm
Wed, 24 Feb 2016*** Dr Diana Badillo 00 has saved many lives throughout her career but not always with medicine After graduating from RITs physician assistant program Badillo born and raised in Brooklyn returned to the New York City area to treat patients at a mens homeless shelter I worked with the chronic homeless Badillo said These

Osher at RIT hosts preview session of spring term classes March 21

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:16pm
Mon, 22 Feb 2016*** Curious minds will find a number of fascinating programs at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology during their sneak peek of spring classes for thinkers ages 50 and beyond A preview session for interested Greater Rochester area participants will be held from 10 to 1130 am March 21 at