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Good news about great grads News hits, University Magazine

Considering that RIT has more than 102,000 living alumni, it’s not surprising that their names show up in the news media on a regular basis.

And when alumni get “good press,” that’s good for RIT as well.

Our new Alumni News Web page lists the latest “hits” in the Alumni in the News section.

Here’s a current sampling:

Sandi Haber Fifield ’81 (M.F.A., photography) was featured in the Wilton (Conn.) Villager Feb. 19. A noted fine-art photographer, Haber Fifield has just published a book of her work, titled Walking Through the World.

Kevin Stubbs ’86 (hospitality and service management) is owner-manager of the new Del Fuego Steak House (2990 Olcott-Lockport Road, Buffalo). In an article on Feb. 19, the Buffalo News described the cuisine as “Spanish-American fusion.”

Fury, a “supernatural chiller” by Rochester filmmaker Liz Lehmann ’85 (computer science) took Best Cutting Edge Film honors in the 2009 San Diego Black Film Festival choked their vocal cords. The announcement was a shocker, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported Feb. 16.

“We couldn’t believe our ears,” said Lehmann. “We didn’t know that they had that category.”

Elsewhere in show business, Luke Adams ’08 (criminal justice) is gaining notice as the first deaf contestant on the CBS reality show, The Amazing Race. The Colorado Springs Gazette, near Adams’ hometown of Monument, Colo., published a story about his efforts on Feb. 13

Eminent photographer Bruce Davidson ’54 (photography) was featured Feb. 5 in DeltaStyle Magazine, Monroe, La., in regards to the opening of an exhibit of his work. “Time of Change – Bruce Davidson’s Civil Rights Photography” can be seen at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, La., through March 22.

If you can’t get to Louisiana, you can find out more about Davidson in the Winter 2008-09 issue of RIT: The University Magazine.

And finally—just to illustrate the wide range of publications where you might encounter stories about RIT alumni—Jared Valentine ’99 (industrial design) and Drew Sterman made the pages of the University of Rochester Campus Times on Feb. 5. The two operate Openface Sandwich Eatery on South Avenue, which received a very favorable review in the publication. I’d definitely check out the pear and brie sandwich on baguette.


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