The University Magazine
Fall 2012 issue
By Bob Finnerty
Thousands of kilometers away from their homelands, Deni Paskojevic and Donjeta Sahatciu were in awe when they participated in RIT’s 127th commencement ceremonies in May.
It was the first trip to the RIT Henrietta campus for both honor students. Perhaps this was an improbable journey for the two young women, who as children survived the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s.
Days after the ... (more)
School for American Crafts alumni remember Frans Wildenhain’s ceramic legacy
By Marcia Morphy
If students crossed the line with Frans Wildenhain, he’d let them know it. The master potter had plenty of fire layered with a hard glaze of criticism that made him a highly recognizable figure at the School for American Craftsmen.
He was larger than life to his students, recalls Richard Hirsch ’71 (MFA), who describes the German-born, Bauhaus-trained ceramist and educator as ... (more)
100 years of co-op
By Mindy Mozer
Salvatore Di Schino finished college during the Great Depression, when few companies were hiring. Nicholas Langswager graduated in May, when new graduates were facing similar challenges of finding jobs in their field. But Di Schino and Langswager landed immediate full-time work after graduation—76 years apart—because of RIT’s cooperative education program.
The co-op program, which kicked off in 1912 with 32 students at ... (more)