Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

January 2015

  • Meet The Man Behind Microsoft's Ambitious Vision For The Future Of Computing
    Alex Kipman '01 (software engineering) featured, Business Insider, January 25 (Link)
  • The master of hallucination behind Microsoft's HoloLens also invented Kinect
    Alex Kipman '01 (software engineering) featured, Upstart, January 22 (Link)
  • Microsoft in the Age of Satya Nadella
    Alex Kipman '01 (software engineering) featured, Wired, January 21 (Link)
  • NCAA Convention keynote places college athletes at the forefront
    Chelsea Shoemaker '13 (international business) featured,, January 15 (Link)
  • "Latency" by Jihwan Park
    Jihwan Park '14 (fine arts studio) featured, City Newspaper, January 14 (Link)
  • Showing your stuff
    Rion Rizzo ('80, professional photography) quoted, Healthcare Design, January 13 (Link)
  • Human resources managers in demand
    Fernan Cepero '96 (instructional technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, January 12 (Link)
  • Artist proof: The Print Club of Rochester turns 85 years old
    Adam Werth '06 (fine arts studio) featured, City Newspaper, January 7 (Link)
  • Forbes' 30 under 30
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured,, January 6 (Link)
  • For deaf Cary mechanic, 'communication is key'
    Deven Lee '09 (applied arts and sciences) featured, The Cary News, January 5 (Link)
  • Electrical engineers in demand in Rochester area
    Jennifer Indovina '06, '07 (electrical engineering, business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, January 5 (Link)
  • Tech-spert demos 'smart' clothes, printed candy
    Katie Linendoll '05 (information technology) highlights the e-NABLE project at RIT, TODAY Show, January 1 (Link)

December 2014

  • Chicago Speaks: American Sign Language, as Signed by Poet and Storyteller Peter Cook
    Peter Cook '86 (graphic design) featured, Gapers Block, December 22 (Link)
  • Chanukah Celebrations Highlight Silversmith Bernard Bernstein's Craft
    Bernard Bernstein '63 (School for American Craftsmen) featured, CBS New York, December 15 (Link)
  • Rochester students find ways to amaze
    Kristen Curtze '09, '11 (new media interactive development, communication & media technologies) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, December 14 (Link)
  • Developing an industry
    RIT featured, City Newspaper, December 10 (Link)
  • Midlakes grad, FBI agent ... and now 'Undercover Boss'
    John Hartmann '85 (criminal justice) featured, Finger Lakes Times, December 7 (Link)
  • RIT grad to star on season premiere of 'Undercover Boss'
    Democrat and Chronicle, December 5 (Link)
  • Woman to watch: Kristen Curtze
    Kristen Curtze '09, '11 (new media interactive development, communication & media technologies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, December 2 (Link)
  • Paula Bronstein & The Big Story
    Paula Bronstein '78 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Huffington Post, December 2 (Link)

November 2014

  • State: Openings for industrial designers to grow
    Tyler Porter '04 (industrial design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 30 (Link)
  • Toptica: German firm at center of optics world
    Mark Tolbert '94 (physics) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 30 (Link)
  • Computer analysts among growing IT careers
    Gina Williams '85 (business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 24 (Link)
  • Ancient Art Revives Connection to a Culture Left Behind
    Colette Fu '03 (imaging arts) featured,, November 21 (Link)
  • Photographer Bruce Davidson's eye for the beauty of people on the margins
    Bruce Davidson '54 (photography) featured, Jewish Journal, November 20 (Link)
  • Former RIT players square off in NHL
    Democrat and Chronicle, November 20 (Link)
  • Frank S. Hermance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMETEK Inc., Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Distribution and Manufacturing Award Winner
    RIT Trustee Frank S. Hermance '71,'73 (electrical engineering) featured, PR Newswire, November 17 (Link)
  • Coffee cup art that will wake you up in the morning
    Ilana Morgan '14 (film and animation) featured, Headline News, November 14 (Link)
  • Datto Ranks As No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in Tri-State Area on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics), Datto founder and CEO, featured,, November 13 (Link)
  • MSD grad speaks out for black deaf as pageant winner
    Chenae Laldee '14 (applied arts and sciences) featured, The Frederick News-Post, November 13 (Link)
  • Lahman: Rochester's first makers faire
    Daniel Schneiderman '12 (polical science and information technology) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, November 13 (Link)
  • Viewfinder: Leaving behind 'Guys in Ties'
    Daniel Acker '00 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Daily Yonder, November 12 (Link)
  • Paper dress exhibit captures artist's ancestry
    Susan Blumendale '85 (printmaking) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 11 (Link)
  • How To: Carving a Wenge Bar Cabinet Using Template Applique
    Rick Cantwell '99 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, Woodworking Network, November 7 (Link)
  • Company sees niche creating film, video productions here
    Joshua Pies '05 (MBA) featured, Rochester Business Journal, November 7 (Link)
  • UW-Parkside exhibit explores gender issues
    Lois Bielefeld '02 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Kenosha News, November 7 (Link)
  • Fairport entrepreneur invents chair for fidgeters
    Sandra Turner '12 (industrial design), adjunct professor, Saunders College of Business and School of Design, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 7 (Link)
  • Celebrating Eloise Wilkin's golden career
    Eloise Wilkin '23 (illustration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 4 (Link)
  • Painter Spotlight: Adrian Gottlieb, A Poet With Paint
    Adrian Gottlieb '98 (illustration) featured, Epoch Times, November 4 (Link)
  • Former Plasan employee starts his own composites company in Shaftsbury
    James Salerno '08 (mechanical engneering) featured, Bennington Banner, October 31 (Link)