Jonathan Dharmardi with Austin McCord and Dr. Munson
On Friday, April 30, 2021, RIT announced the official name for the facility currently under construction known as the Innovative Maker Learning Complex (IMLC). The IMLC will now and forever be known as the Student Hall for Exploration and Development, or simply "the SHED."

This name was selected in a student contest that received 260 submissions and received more than 2,000 student votes. The idea for the contest was seeded by RIT Trustee and alumnus Austin McChord whose record $50 million gift to RIT in 2017 helped fund the complex. Jonathan Dharmadi, a third-year new media design student from Elmhurst, NY devised the winning name. Read more and learn about the SHED.
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Hire a Co-op or Intern

Students from a variety of majors across RIT are seeking summer co-op or internship positions. Co-op is a hallmark of RIT, with students bringing fresh ideas, knowledge, and valuable skills that produce immediate results for their employer. Please join our more than 3,400 employer partners and hire a co-op or intern this summer! Post your opportunities on Career Connect and contact Kris Stehler, assistant director,
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, if you have any questions.
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Pioneer Adventures: A National Park Adventure for ALL Tigers!

September 18-25, 2021

Join the RIT and NTID Alumni Associations for an unforgettable trip! This holiday trip includes sightseeing from Scottsdale, Arizona to Las Vegas, exploring the red rocks of Sedona, Lake Powell, Monument Valley’s mesas, and the eerie spires of Bryce Canyon. For questions, contact Sally Harrington. Explore the Southwest

Share Your Tiger Wisdom

In just a week, the Class of 2021 will leave RIT and begin the next phase of their lives—and they need your Tiger Wisdom! It will only take two minutes of your time to complete. Share your Tiger Wisdom
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What's New and Good In Your Life?

Have you been recently promoted or started a new job? Perhaps a new addition to your family. Let your fellow Tigers know what is happening with you! Submit your Class Note
Upcoming Virtual Events

NYC Alumni Chapter Trivia Night

Compete, network, and catch up with fellow alumni at an NYC Alumni Chapter Trivia Night on Tuesday, May 18. Hosted by Suhail Prasathong BS ’18 and Andrew Martin BFA ’06, leaders of the New York City Alumni Chapter. This is a great opportunity to network and meet other alumni in New York. Trivia will feature questions about Rochester, RIT, and more! Register for game night
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Celebrate at your House—the Lobozzo Alumni House

The Lobozzo Alumni House is looking forward to reopening July 1, 2021; visits and events by appointment only. Please contact Alumni House Executive Director Kelly Redder for availability. In the meantime, we’ll be celebrating virtually, so join us for Coffee for Dummies on Wednesday, May 19!
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Best Practice in Mainstream Education Lecture Series

Learn from and network with other education professionals working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Each lecture will be presented in two sessions—choose whichever session best fits your schedule. The next session hosted by M. Christina Rivera, Ph.D. from Arizona State University, is on Thursday, May 20. Register for Best Practice in Mainstream Education.
Virtual Leadership Development

Virtual Leadership Development

Saunders College of Business is hosting a dynamic and meaningful virtual leadership development conference on Thursday, May 27. The program is designed to help you build the skills to conquer your personal and professional career goals and achieve organizational results. Apply your new knowledge immediately, while also building your network! Register for Step It Up
Jewish American and Asian Pacific American
Heritage Month
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Tiger Heritage Spotlight: Michael Blaine BS '57

Born in Czechoslovakia, during World War II, Michael Blaine BS ’57 moved to Budapest to evade the Nazis. After the war, he was able to find his two surviving siblings and moved to New York. He then served in the Korean War and once he ended his time in the military, he entered RIT's printing program. Read about Michael
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Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor

Wednesday, May 12
5:30 p.m. Eastern

Holocaust Survivor Leon was born in Czernowitz, Romania in 1931 and was ten years old when the Nazis invaded in 1941. He has been a member of the JFCS Holocaust Center’s William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau since 2010 and has shared his testimony virtually with over 2,000 individuals since March 2020. Join us for a heartfelt conversation
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Giving Back to RIT

Making Progress in
Blockchain Technology

Thanks to donor support from the International Project Fund, second-year student Anna Loso BS ’22 was able to travel to China in 2019 to attend an international conference, present her research, and collect additional data. The Fund, a gift from Charles S. Brown, Jr. BS ’79 and Renee A. Brown, supports experiential projects and international educational trips for Saunders College of Business Honors Students. Read about Anna Loso

Honoring Lou Spiotti's Legacy

After over 45 years at RIT, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lou Spiotti has announced his retirement. Help us celebrate his legacy as an educator, mentor, coach, and colleague by making a gift in his honor. Help preserve Lou’s legacy
Make a Gift for Students
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