Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

April 2014

  • London’s Kirkpatrick’s Secret melds with Astman’s artifact
    Barbara Astman ’70 (School for American Crafts) featured, The London Free Press, April 14 (Link)
  • Leo Roth: Al Vyverberg made skating institute a home
    Al Vyverberg ’76 (criminal justice) and Tom Masaschi ’92 (business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 13 (Link)
  • What It's Like To Design A Font From Scratch
    Steve Matteson ’88 (printing management) featured , Fast Company, April 10 (Link)
  • State expects jobs for electrical engineers to grow
    Kim Czak ’94 (business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 6 (Link)
  • Photographer James Langone receives STCC's Dorothy Jordan Pryor Award
    James Langone ’70 (photography) featured, MassLive.com, April 2 (Link)

March 2014

  • Coping With Unsafe Campuses: Maybe Phones, Not Guns
    Guest essay by Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy; Eric Irish ’12 (information technology) featured, Forbes.com, March 29 (Link)
  • Daily newspaper for deaf community needed
    Randal Kidd ’10 and Bryan Leeper ’09 featured, The Frederick News-Post, March 26 (Link)
  • Forgotten world of Mississippi's hill country unearthed in photos taken 40 years ago
    Michael Ford ’69 (photo illustration) featured, The Daily Mail, March 18 (Link)
  • Henrietta startup ClearCove moves into testing mode
    Greg Westbrook '81 (civil engineering technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 18 (Link)
  • A dream come true
    Brittney Lee ’06 (film and video) featured, The Herald, March 16 (Link)
  • Michael Ford’s Homeplace: Mississippi in the 1970s
    Michael Ford ’69 (photo illustration) featured, The New York Times, March 5 (Link)
  • David Hurwitz receives 2013 VWMA Woodworker of the Year Award
    David Hurwitz ’92 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, Vermont Business Magazine, March 5 (Link)
  • Washington’s Newest Think Tank Focuses on Green Power
    Matthew Stepp ’09 (science, technology and public policy) featured, National Journal, March 2 (Link)
  • Photo master Carl Chiarenza has exhibit at RoCo
    Carl Chiarenza ’57 (imaging science) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 2 (Link)
  • Cybersecurity put to the test at RIT competition
    Democrat and Chronicle, March 1 (Link)

February 2014

  • Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association recognizes Woodworker of the Year
    David Hurwitz ’92 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, Vermont Business Magazine, February 24 (Link)
  • Artist Elizabeth Lyons loves glass in its many forms
    Elizabeth Lyons ’89 (art education) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, February 22 (Link)
  • Icis Aims To Be A More Fashionable Google Glass
    Corey Mack '11 (mechanical engineering technology) featured , Fast Company, February 18 (Link)
  • Icis: It's like Google Glass, but classy
    Corey Mack '11 (mechanical engineering technology) featured, CNET News, February 18 (Link)
  • ClearCove of Rochester is testing energy system in Ithaca
    Venture Creations company started by Terry Wright ’81 (civil engineering technology) and Greg Westbrook ’81 (civil engineering technology) featured , Democrat and Chronicle, February 18 (Link)
  • Mosaic work a perfect fit for Rochester artist
    Jill Gussow ’80 (photography) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, February 16 (Link)
  • Retrotech spurns Chicago, will expand in Henrietta
    RIT mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, February 12 (Link)
  • 2013 a record for college giving
    Lisa Cauda, vice president for development and alumni relations, cited, Democrat and Chronicle, February 12 (Link)
  • Boom or bust: The lowdown on code academies
    Paul Solt ’12 (computer science) quoted, Computerworld, February 10 (Link)
  • Startup firm gets state funding for new system
    Gregory Westbrook ’81 (civil engineering technology) quoted, Rochester Business Journal, February 4 (Link)
  • Spotlight on Hyphen Heroine Fiona Ma, Hepatitis B Woman Warrior
    Fiona Ma ’88 (business administraion - accounting) featured, Hyphen, February 3 (Link)
  • Renée Fleming, Queen Latifah, dazzle Jersey crowd
    Amber Zion ’04 (graphic design) mentioned (Watch video of <a href=, Democrat and Chronicle, February 2 (Link)
  • CEO aims to drive growth at tech firm
    Joseph Burke ’71 (business administration) featured, Rochester Business Journal, January 31 (Link)

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