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Alumnus gives RIT 50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:13pm
Wed, 13 Dec 2017*** A 2009 alumnus has given Rochester Institute of Technology 50 million the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord founder and CEO of Datto a Connecticutbased data protection company with engineering and support offices in downtown

Learn more about RITs entrepreneurial ecosystem leadership in cybersecurity and donor Austin McChord

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:13pm
Wed, 13 Dec 2017*** About Innovation and Entrepreneurship at RIT RIT provides a unique multidisciplinary ecosystem aimed at promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors of its students faculty and staff That network includes The Albert J Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship which offers interdisciplinary curriculum experiential learning through the Student Incubator coaching access to the

Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People poet Reenah Golden to perform at RITs Expressions of Kings Legacy Jan 25

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:26pm
Mon, 11 Dec 2017*** Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People a critically acclaimed soul band from Rochester will be the featured performers at the 2018 Expressions of Kings Legacy event at Rochester Institute of Technology BET News host and CNN political contributor Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address and local poet Reenah Golden

Civil engineering technology students recognized at annual construction management competition

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:38pm
Tue, 05 Dec 2017*** For the second year in a row Rochester Institute of Technology civil engineering technology undergraduates took top placements at the annual Associated Schools of Construction ASC Region I student construction management competition RIT which fielded four teams for the event that took place in November in Albany NY had its DesignBuild

Top RIT News stories for November 2017

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:23pm
Mon, 04 Dec 2017*** Check out all of Novembers most popular stories below Top News Stories 1 New RITinspired beer crafted by Three Heads Brewing to hit shelves Nov 10 2 Top 10 US colleges battle at National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition 3 Theme park ride designer nabs dream job 4 Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge

RIT Kosovo and National Gallery in Kosovo host Unearthing a lost alphabet

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:14am
Fri, 01 Dec 2017*** RIT Kosovo AUK and The National Gallery in Kosovo Galeria e Arteve e Kosoves are hosting a unique exhibition that unearths a lost Albanian alphabet Evetari Ringjallja e AlfabetitUnearthing a lost alphabet will be debuting in an opening reception today at 6 pm at The National Gallery in Kosovo RIT Kosovo alumnus

Couple turns cider mill into destination

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:40pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** Bill and Brenda Michaels like to tell people that they have three children and their oldest child is never going to leave the house That oldest child is their business Fly Creek Cider Mill x26 Orchard in Central New York The couple recently published a cookbook to celebrate the cider mills

Graduates career takes an unexpected swing

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:40pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** In 2009 Ryan Steenberg graduated from RIT with a masters degree in medical illustration Seven years later Steenberg was runnerup in the 2016 World Long Drive Championship How does a medical illustrator become a champion at driving golf balls The answer is part timing mixed with a little luck and a love

GIS alumnus successfully sustaining his career

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:40pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** When first identifying where he would focus his education and ultimately his career Mike Waller 16 sustainability thought photovoltaicsthe technology that powers solar cells into energywould fuel his path forward I thoughtand still doits an amazing technology said Waller a native of Greece NY But since the only thing that really matters

Alumna crafts career in fresh food industry

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:40pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** Michele Conklin Williams 94 has had a career as colorful and varietal as the flavorful salads produced by Taylor Farms one of the top US companies in the fresh food industry As the companys vice president of sales and new product development she coordinates the multistep process of bringing an idea

Theme park ride designer nabs dream job

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:40pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** David Swerzenski has always had one career goalwork in the theme park industry Days after graduating from RIT Swerzenski 17 mechanical engineering accomplished it He began working on a project management team in the Engineering and Safety Division at Universal Creative the research and development group responsible for designing rides and attractions

Knowledge is power says the mayor of Dubrovnik

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:40pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** Thirtyfiveyearold Mato Frankovic a political candidate from HDZ Hrvatska Demokratska ZajednicaCroatian Democratic Union was appointed to a fouryear term as mayor of Dubrovnik after winning the election in his hometown last June He said what set him apart in the raceand from his predecessorswas his leadership skills as a team player An

Reunion visit results in legacy student

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:54pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** An unplanned tour of campus during last years Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend is the reason Daniel Tosti is a thirdgeneration student at RIT Daniel tagged along with this dad Mike 86 computer engineering to Mikes 30th college reunion last year Daniel a high school senior at the time in Los

RIT gives alumnus and his sons an edge

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:54pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** Growing up in the Philadelphia area Andrew Athias was surrounded by a close group of his fathers friends whom he considered aunts and uncles It wasnt until he was older that he realized they werent actually related Their connectionRIT Practically everyone I met growing up who was an adult was an RIT

RIT all in the family for David Fuehrer

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:54pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** RIT is in David Fuehrers DNA In 1907 Fuehrers great grandfather William J Fuehrer graduated with a degree in architecture from Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute the forerunner of RIT His maternal grandfather Charles Edwards graduated in 1937 with a degree in mechanical engineering His third cousin Gerard Rossner earned a BFA in photography

Legacy families uphold RIT traditions

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:54pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** Chernee Vitello was worried when the thin envelope arrived from RIT for her son Peter Thick envelopes traditionally indicate an acceptance letter The bachelors degree program Peter applied for game design and development is ranked second in the world by The Princeton Review and is extremely competitive And RIT was Peters first

The rise of RIT athletics

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:54pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** Amy Reed admits that her first year as coach of the RIT womens basketball team was trying When she started a decade ago the team had had only one winning season since 1987 On top of that she only had seven players It was a real struggle said Reed who played Division I

Online masters degrees make learning more accessible

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:51pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** There were blearyeyed mornings when Keita Wangari had to tell her children that she had been up all night After working a full day in sales operations and getting the kids ready for bed the 40yearold would spend the weehours of the morning researching search interface design as part of the humancomputer

Masters program like family for artists who teach

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:51pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** For nearly half a century the School of Art in RITs College of Imaging Arts and Sciences has offered a unique oneyear masters program for highly motivated students seeking to become certified in teaching art to students in kindergarten through 12th grade Were artists who teach said Lauren Maines Ramich graduate director

RITs graduate programs offer distinctive cuttingedge education

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:51pm
Tue, 21 Nov 2017*** As Fatmah Bamashmous painstakingly crafts furniture for her thesis in RITs woodworking studio she uses a mixture of traditional hand tools and stateoftheart power tools She has a distinct vision for what she is trying to accomplish and her designs draw inspiration from calligraphy and the Arabic alphabet I want to create

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