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RIT prepares students on autism spectrum for professional success

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Kieran BarrettSnyder has a passion for science and numbers Nathan Terrell loves to ask questions and hold indepth conversations Jessica Wheeler sings and plays piano for a religious life group on campus All three are fulltime undergraduate students at RIT and all three are a part of the 35 million Americans who

Women in Computing group helping to close gender gap

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Growing up Sarah Fomchenko had no clue what she wanted to do She just knew that she liked playing with computers My parents would joke that if I wasnt on the computer all the time I could be a straightA student said Fomchenko a secondyear computer science major from Franklin Lakes NJ

Saying goodbye to RITs No 1 and his No 1

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Student Government President Andrea Shaver was returning to Rochester from an RIT function on the West Coast last summer when her flight out of Chicago was canceled because of weather Stuck in the airport at 1 am with Shaver were RIT President Bill Destler his spouse Rebecca Johnson and RIT Trustee Steve

Lorraine Justice stepping down as dean of College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at RIT

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Lorraine Justice is stepping down as dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences CIAS at Rochester Institute of Technology due to health reasons the university announced today Justices last day as dean of CIAS is March 31 2017 Under her tenure as dean the college has seen remarkable success in

RIT graduate to discuss reproducing 18thcentury printing press March 30

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Seth Gottlieb a recent graduate from Rochester Institute of Technologys Kate Gleason College of Engineering will speak about the 18thcentury wooden printing press he and his classmates recreated for their senior design class Following the talk the press will be used to print new copies of one of the 18th centurys

Icebreaker was really love at first sight

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** During the icebreaking exercise that was part of Resident Advisor training in August 2011 students were put into pairs and asked to provide two interesting facts about themselves Then they would change partners Near the end of the activity Guerin Gagliastri 14 physician assistant found himself talking with Stephen Jones 13 film

Eight degrees of success for South African family

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** RIT has become an educational legacy for eight members of the Chhita family from Johannesburg South Africa Radha will graduate in May with a Master of Science degree in professional studies from the School of Individualized Study SOISlike her sisters Asha 07 and Tulsi 16 before her Another sibling Kalpana earned an

Marketing job gets alumnus out of a pickle

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Filip Keuppens 99 hotel and resort management took his hospitality degree combined it with his love of sports and found the perfect job He is vice president of global sales and marketing for The Pickle Juice Co which produces a sports drink that is designed to stop muscle cramps and replenish electrolytes Being

Chemist turns hobby into fulltime business

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Amanda Preske has three things that are almost as hard to come by individually as they are when put together an expertise in chemistry a knack for jewelry making and a confidence and poise that have allowed her to excel in both Just over a decade ago Preske 09 chemistry was in

Robot pastime helped alumnus build career

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Mike Jeffries is proud when Bombshell is on the attack knowing theres no tapping out or yielding in competitions During this past season of ABCs BattleBots show taped over the summer Bombshell and Jeffries Chaos Corps team battled to an impressive second place finish Jeffries 11 mechanical engineering technology spoke to several

Graduates construct Rochester Top 100 company

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Firstyear students Justin Hamilton and Christopher Stern were standing on the sidelines of the basketball court in 1998 when they started talking about majors He said What are you studying remembers Hamilton who was undeclared engineering at the time He said Im thinking about declaring civil engineering technology I was like We

Education fueled by hard workand fruit cakes

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Rosalie Rosini is proof that age is just a number and that life is what you make it to be The 70yearold who celebrated the 50th anniversary of her graduation from RIT last May said that shes more active in her life now than shes ever been Rosini 66 food administration grew up

RIT researchers win USGS grant to improve Landsat 8 data

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:31pm
Mon, 27 Mar 2017*** Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have won funding from the US Geological Survey to ensure accurate temperature data from NASAs Landsat 8 satellite Climate researchers depend on public data from the Earthsensing satellite to measure surface changes over time The agency awarded Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro senior scientists in RITs Chester

Saunders CollegeJunior Achievement educate RCSD students about business March 31

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:23pm
Mon, 27 Mar 2017*** Saunders College of Business will once again go elementary at School No 50 on Friday March 31 The business college at Rochester Institute of Technology and Junior Achievement

RITs 12th Creative Industry Day set for March 30 in Gordon Field House

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:12pm
Fri, 24 Mar 2017*** Rochester Institute of Technologys 12th annual Creative Industry Day is scheduled for 11 am to 6 pm Thursday March 30 inside the Gordon Field House providing companies from near and far the opportunity to meet with university talent in a career fair setting Creative Industry Day sponsored by RITs Office of Career

Carillon set to ring across campus on Friday for first time in years

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:35pm
Wed, 22 Mar 2017*** The sound of the RIT carillon bells will be heard throughout campus for the first time in nearly three years on Friday In the fall of 2014 the old carillon bell system played for its final time The system which was over a decade old and had a life expectancy of approximately

RIT closing at 2 pm today March 14

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:28pm
Tue, 14 Mar 2017*** RIT will be closed as of 2 pm today due to the severe weather conditions Dining locations will stay open until 130 pm As of now the university plans to reopen tomorrow Please visit the RIT homepage for future updates as well as university social media sites RITNews Twitter and RIT

Saunders College of Business hosts Sharpen the Saw alumni event March 17

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:11pm
Fri, 10 Mar 2017*** The 14th annual Sharpen the Saw day hosted by Saunders College of Business will continue to offer some razoredged advice for RIT Executive MBA alumni More than 70 participants are expected to attend the daylong campus event on Friday

RITs JaNai Gray receives prestigious award

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:11pm
Fri, 10 Mar 2017*** JaNai Gray who received a bachelors degree in criminal justice and sociology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016 was selected as one of 10 recipients of an Independent Sector Student Service Award and a 500 HD Paley Scholarship The award given March 6 in Albany at a meeting of the Commission

Career development conference for Rochesters young professionals March 16

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:11pm
Fri, 10 Mar 2017*** Registration is open for the third annual Young Professionals in Higher Education Conference March 16 at Rochester Institute of Technology The daylong conference aims to provide local 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