Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

August 2014

  • Apps to help deaf, hearing people communicate more easily
    Jibril Jaha '10, '12 (laboratory science technology, applied arts and sciences) featured; MotionSavvy, founded by NTID students, featured; Stephen Jacobs, associate director, MAGIC Center, quoted, San Francisco Chronicle, August 19 (Link)
  • Bertin Mboko named Rotary Peace Fellow
    Bertin Mboko '13 (international studies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 19 (Link)
  • Deaf St. John's native lauds employer for support
    Graham Forsey '13 (management information systems) featured, The Telegram, August 19 (Link)
  • Science from the side of a cliff
    Michael Bauman '96 (mechanical engineering) featured, Lake Placid News, August 15 (Link)
  • Local fitness industry muscles into new territory
    Charles Moreland '10 (multidisciplinary studies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 15 (Link)
  • Museum of Art celebrates auto week
    Michael Furman '74 (photography) featured, The Californian, August 14 (Link)
  • RIT grads to buy P.W. Minor in Batavia for $2.85M
    Rochester Business Journal, August 14 (Link)
  • Rochester through the long lens
    Ira Srole '82 (imaging arts) featured, City Newspaper, August 13 (Link)
  • Lt. Gov. Duffy finds a Twitter voice
    Bob Duffy '93 (multidisciplinary studies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 12 (Link)
  • St. Louis photographer on scene at riots: 'This is my job'
    David Carson '94 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Poynter, August 11 (Link)
  • Former Wendell Castle furniture makers carve own niche
    Daniel Fallon '02 (industrial design) and Jason Cudzilo '02 (industrial design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 11 (Link)
  • Landing a B-17 with empty fuel tanks after the last bombing mission over Ploesti
    Donald Stevens '48 (mechanical engineering) featured, The Buffalo News, August 11 (Link)
  • Global group helps deaf Muslims embrace their faith
    Nashiru Abdulai '05 (social work) featured, Deseret News, August 11 (Link)
  • Campbell's Shah works to connect the brand with the consumer
    Umang Shah '03 (information technology) featured, Courier-Post, August 9 (Link)
  • Designing dreams: Blaise Gaston's fine art furniture marries organic aesthetic with specific desires
    Blaise Gaston '75 (School for American Craftsmen) featured, C-VILLE, August 7 (Link)
  • Basom native earns industry honor
    Jonathan Raduns '05 (food marketing and distribution) featured, The Daily News, August 4 (Link)
  • Photographer shows beauty in abandoned buildings
    Matthew Christopher '12 (imaging arts) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4 (Link)
  • Five9 Network Systems solves system issues
    Alexander Usachev '11 (computer engineering) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, August 3 (Link)
  • Art: Cabinets - and coatracks - of wonders
    David Ebner '68 (School for American Craftsmen) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 3 (Link)
  • Marlborough advocate aids fellow hearing-impaired residents
    Kelly Kim '03 (secondary education of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing) featured, Community Advocate, August 3 (Link)
  • Leader in genetic ancestry movement to visit RIT
    Democrat and Chronicle, August 2 (Link)
  • Q&A with Ken Murphy and Lisa Newman
    Ken Murphy '86 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Clarion-Ledger, August 2 (Link)
  • Editorial and Book Illustrator Doug Chayka
    Doug Chayka '96 (illustration) featured, Graphic Art News, August 1 (Link)
  • Deaf students learn filmmaking at Adirondack camp
    Wayne Betts Jr. '73 (NTID) featured, Utica Observer-Dispatch, August 1 (Link)
  • From the Delta to Kuwait -- DSU geospatial director finds receptive audience
    Talbot Brooks '93 (biology) featured, Mississippi Business Journal, August 1 (Link)

July 2014

  • Genevan has first book published
    Dick Falzoi '67 (art and design) featured, Finger Lakes Times, July 30 (Link)
  • THE MAKING OF LOVE: Strong faith in each other
    Tracy Heffron '01 (physician assistant) featured, Finger Lakes Times, July 29 (Link)
  • How One Artist's Work Tackled Big Data (40 Years Before It Existed)
    Charles Gaines '67 (art and design) featured, Fast Company, July 29 (Link)
  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur
    Mitul Gandhi '02 (business administration) featured, Daily Herald, July 28 (Link)
  • Got a horse problem? Payne has the answer
    Doug Payne '05 (mechanical engineering) featured, The Star-Ledger, July 27 (Link)
  • Local artist blends passions for illustrations, fly fishing
    Andrea Larko '07 (illustration) featured, The Indiana Gazette, July 27 (Link)
  • Millennials behind Brainery kick it old-school
    Stephanie Rankin '09 (marketing) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 26 (Link)
  • Lovell's arts fair set for August 16
    Winchell Moore '57 (School for American Craftsman) featured, Sun Journal, July 22 (Link)
  • Orthodontist straightens teeth with new procedure
    Brandon Comella '97, '97 (mechanical engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 21 (Link)
  • Indian American entrepreneurs Reena Gupta, Sitima Fowler feted by CRN Magazine
    Sitima Fowler '97 (manufacturing management and leadership) featured, The American Bazaar, July 18 (Link)
  • Overcoming a Brain Injury through Photography
    Brian Nice '84 (photography) featured, The New York Times, July 18 (Link)
  • A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit
    RIT mentioned, Time, July 17 (Link)
  • 6th Rochester Biennial
    Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez '94, '01 (metalcrafts and jewelry), professor in School for American Crafts; Jeff Kell '93 (ceramics and ceramic sculpture); and Richard Hirsch, professor in School for American Crafts, featured, City Newspaper, July 16 (Link)
  • Hearing loss no match for Dallas resident's academic success
    Amie Sankoh '13 (laboratory science technology) featured, Neighbor Newspapers, July 15 (Link)
  • 'Biennial' works are personally inspired
    Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez '94, '01 (metalcrafts and jewelry), professor in School for American Crafts, and Jeff Kell '93 (ceramics and ceramic sculpture) featured; Richard Hirsch, professor in School for American Crafts, mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, July 14 (Link)
  • RIT's Nathaniel Rochester Society to honor Gueldenpfennigs
    Rochester Business Journal, July 10 (Link)

June 2014

  • Shadow lines
    Surbhi Dewan '10 (imaging arts) featured, The Indian Express, June 26 (Link)
  • Ice-cold beer, bubbling mozzarella & Ithaca style: The history of Simeon's Restaurant
    Richard Avery '89 (food management) and Dean Zervos '88, '97 (food management, hospitality tourism management) featured, The Ithaca Voice, June 25 (Link)
  • Sixty years ago, a kid with a camera and all that jazz
    Paul Hoeffler '59 (graphic arts and photography) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 25 (Link)
  • Putting the dreams of People (Inc.) first
    Rhonda Frederick '80 (social work) featured, The Buffalo News, June 21 (Link)
  • The Work Of Carl Chiarenza: Bringing Art To Photography
    Shutterbug, June 20 (Link)
  • An End to Evenings on Tiptoe
    Caitlin Mennen-Bobula '04 (professional photographic ilustration) featured, The New York Times, June 19 (Link)
  • Woman to watch: Berta Rivera
    Berta Rivera '12 (applied arts and sciences) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 17 (Link)
  • Local volunteer shares passion for service
    Wade Fuller '14 (management information systems) featured, Concord Monitor, June 17 (Link)
  • A beer Resurgence begins to take hold
    Jeff Ware '04 (management) featured, The Buffalo News, June 11 (Link)
  • Gluten-free bakery reopens on Monroe Ave.
    Calvin Eaton '07, '09 (hotel and resort management and health systems administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 10 (Link)
  • MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language
    Ryan Hait-Campbell, new media design major; Alex Opalka, computer engineering technology major; Wade Kellard, mechanical engineering technology major; and Jordan Stemper, industrial design major, featured, Tech Crunch, June 6 (Link)
  • Building An Equality Database
    Dan Leveille '10 (new media interactive development) featured, Between The Lines, June 5 (Link)
  • START-UP NY at RIT, June 4 (Link)
  • RIT alum's tech firm coming to former Rochester Savings Bank
    City Newspaper, June 4 (Link)
  • RIT to sponsor area's first Start-Up N.Y. tenant
    Rochester Business Journal, June 4 (Link)
  • Datto to bring 77 jobs as START-UP NY firm
    Democrat and Chronicle, June 4 (Link)
  • Hannele Lahti: Exposing Nature
    Hannele Lahti '03 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Prince William Living, June 2 (Link)
  • Craft beer growth revives area's rich brewing history
    Jon Mervine '07 (economics) and Chris Spinelli '08, '09 (economics, MBA) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, June 2 (Link)
  • Local actors celebrate 'Hard Coal' screening
    James Nevada '14 (film and animation) featured, Republican Herald, June 1 (Link)
  • Somalia: First Somali Deaf Graduated in U.S.
    All Africa, May 30 (Link)