Tigers, November is a great month to learn what your alma mater offers you. RIT for Life!

E. Philip Saunders gifts $7.5 million to RIT

The Saunders College of Business has taken a leap into the future with a new business education environment. Thanks to a gift from Phil Saunders, a four story addition will add nearly 80 percent more space to the current building for state-of-the-art classrooms, applied research, exciting events, and student team rooms.

RIT Research Advances

RIT wins $1.4M to help homeless with opioid addiction, mental illness

RIT is working on a federally funded program to make addiction treatment and mental health services accessible to homeless people via remote technology. The goal is to improve treatment outcomes for under-served populations. 

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RIT cybersecurity research recognized at conference in London

A team of RIT student and faculty researchers is working to better understand a new website fingerprinting attack that uses a machine-learning technique called “triplet-loss learning.” This is one of four RIT cybersecurity research teams being honored at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Nov. 11-15 in London.

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NSF grant helps RIT researcher build a synthetic neuron and neural network

Associate Professor Moumita Das is teaming up with researchers from six other universities to build synthetic neurons and a programmable network of such neurons in an effort to better understand the rules of life. The project is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Big Ideas” initiative.

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Brick City Weekend Recap

Alumni Awards

Ten RIT alumni were honored for having brought distinction at the highest levels to their college and/or RIT through professional, community and/or philanthropic achievements. These alumni were honored at the Presidents’ Alumni Ball during Brick City Weekend. Each alumnus or alumna was featured in an exclusive video that premiered at the Ball.

Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend Gallery

Whether you were on campus for Brick City, or if you were unable to make it, you can still take part in some of the fun! Take a look at the weekend’s photo gallery. Photos were taken by John Myers BS '83 and the pros at Myers Creative.

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Surace named 2019 Outstanding Alumnus

Kevin J. Surace BT ’85 was named Outstanding Alumnus of 2019 at the Presidents’ Alumni Ball during Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend. This is the highest honor RIT can bestow upon an alumnus or alumna.

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Wagners honored as Volunteers of the Year

Chris BS ’94 and Staci BS ’92 Wagner have been named the recipients of RIT’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year award. They were honored at the Presidents’ Alumni Ball during Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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Kevin Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Kevin Smith exemplified the three principals of Phi Delta Theta—friendship, sound learning, and moral rectitude. This is why each year a memorial scholarship in Kevin’s name is awarded to a Phi Delta Theta NYh brother. To honor Kevin and provide the scholarships for current and future brothers, members of Phi Delta Theta are asking all RIT alumni to support their crowdfunding campaign.

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Explore Croatia: History, Culture & Ecology


Date: May 17-24, 2020

We’re inviting all RIT alumni to join us for a Balkan adventure! This trip includes visits to the major cities of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor (Montenegro) and many smaller cities along the way.

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Alumni Actor, Artist & Author Series

Thomas Macias BS ’13 has made his feature film debut, co-staring with actor Jeff Daniels in Guest Artist. Join us for a pre-release screening of the award-winning film, followed by a live Q&A with Thomas, moderated by RIT President David Munson.

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Alumni Webinars

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Tuesday, November 12
Noon Eastern

Presenter: Keith Koster BS ‘09

Learn how changing your mind set, your physical condition, and your spiritual outlook can be the key to clearing a path to a successful life. Everyone faces obstacles and some are bigger than others. Obstacles can be overcome, you just need to know how to move past them.

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Women and Finance

Tuesday, November 19
Noon Eastern

Presenter: Doreen Haller CFP®, CRPC®

Money matters to women, now more than ever. Learn the ways that women think differently about money and important points that women and the men in their lives need to consider in their financial planning.

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Class Notes

Steven Lucchesi BS/ME ’14 (KGCOE) and Katy Wurman BS/ME ’14 (KGCOE) were married in Rochester, NY on August 3, 2019.

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Theodore Braggins BFA ’74, MST ’75 (CIAS) retired in June from Arlington H.S. in LaGrangeville, NY after 33 years as an art teacher. 

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Elizabeth Kiefer BS ’11 (CAST) and Patrick Ciambrone BS ’11 (KGCOE) were married on August 10, 2019 on Seneca Lake in Dundee, NY.

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Career Resources

RIT’s Career Services office assists alumni in their job search and career development. Handshake is the system they use to post jobs, reflected in the links for our Tiger’s Tale career opportunities. Visit Career and Co-op Services to learn how to connect and find your next job!

Sr. Packaging Engineer

Boston, MA

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Environmental Engineer

Green River, WY

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Product Design Engineer

Gen Nine Inc.
Cincinnati, OH

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Healthcare Product Consultant

Teaneck, NJ

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