Alumni In The News

RIT alumni make news every day; winning awards, impacting industry, improving their communities and changing the world for the better. Here, we present some of the highlights from our alumni in the news.

  • New exhibits at Wallace Library explore the fight for womens right to vote and RITs past
    Thu, 16 Nov 2017
    Three new exhibits at Rochester Institute of Technologys Wallace Library explore historical artifacts from the universitys past as well as womens fight for the right to vote in New York state Two of the exhibits were curated by RIT Museum Studies students with support from the RIT Archives staff for their Read more »

  • RIT professor receives Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Vacuum Society
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017
    Bruce Smith professor and director of microsystems engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology was recently honored with the Excellence in Leadership Award from the American Vacuum Society for his contributions to the field of nanolithography and influence on the careers of studentgraduates in the fields of engineering and science The award is Read more »

  • Four RIT faculty and staff alumni will receive Golden Brick Award
    Fri, 10 Nov 2017
    RIT will recognize four faculty and staff alumni with the Golden Brick Award at this years Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony The event Read more »

  • RITs School of Individualized Study hosts comic artist Adam Kubert Nov 16
    Fri, 10 Nov 2017
    Adam Kubert may not have superhero powers but he certainly has a talent for drawing them During his career as a comic artist he has worked for DC Comics and now exclusively at Marvel Comicsdrawing villains and heroes of the everpopular XMen Fantastic Four The Incredible Hulk SpiderMan Superman Ghost Rider and Read more »

  • New RITinspired beer crafted by Three Heads Brewing to hit shelves Nov 10
    Mon, 06 Nov 2017
    Beerlovers can soon get a taste of Rochester Institute of Technology courtesy of the new Tiger Blood India Pale Ale created by Rochesterbased Three Heads Brewing The seasonal brew flavored with blood oranges will debut in cans at the Gene Polisseni Center during the RIT mens hockey game on Friday Nov 10 Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories for October 2017
    Thu, 02 Nov 2017
    News about the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff was the most viewed last month Check out all of Octobers top stories Top News Stories 1 RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff honor employee service 2 17000 expected at RITs Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend 3 Alumnus gift completes Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative Read more »

  • Saunders College of Business dedicates Philip R Tyler Active Learning Classroom
    Thu, 19 Oct 2017
    Saunders College of Business dedicated the new Dr Philip R Tyler Active Learning Classroom in honor of an associate professor emeritus of marketing who taught at Rochester Institute of Technology for 38 years Pittsford resident Philip Tyler 65 business administration was recognized in a celebration that marked the 10th anniversary of the Read more »

  • Four companies graduate from RITs Venture Creations business incubator
    Wed, 18 Oct 2017
    Venture Creations the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology celebrated the launch of four new businesses at a graduation ceremony Oct 17 In addition to recognizing the business startups the event featured a networking reception and a keynote address delivered by 2011 RIT graduate Marty Strenczewilk founder president and CEO of Read more »

  • RIT celebrates 50th anniversary of alumnus Bernie Bostons iconic Flower Power photo
    Tue, 17 Oct 2017
    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the day RIT alumnus Bernie Boston 55 captured Flower Power an iconic photo that would become emblematic of 1960s counterculture and antiVietnam War movements The late Boston photographed protester George Harris placing carnations in the gun barrels of a National Guard detail during an Read more »

  • RIT hits the runway for eighth Annual Fashion Week of Rochester
    Mon, 16 Oct 2017
    Twenty students and alumni from RITs School for American Crafts SACand a special new member of the RIT communitymodeled dazzling jewelry during the Oct 12 runway show at Fashion Week of Rochester The students and alumni modeling selfdesigned jewelry were joined by Nancy Munson the wife of RIT President David Munson during Read more »

  • RITNTID Dyer Arts Center exhibit celebrates milestone anniversary of artist William Lee Hoag
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    The 25th anniversary of William Lee Hoags first art show is being celebrated this fall with a new show in the Ohringer Gallery of the Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf through Nov 18 HOAG25 Years is a collection of works spanning the Read more »

  • Alumnus gift completes Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative at RIT
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology has received a 3 million gift to conclude the Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative The donor is RIT alumnus Joseph M Lobozzo II 95 Executive MBA founder and former presidentCEO of JML Optical Industries Inc Lobozzos gift concludes the business schools 20 million Saunders Challenge that started with Read more »

  • Keeping focused on the big picture
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    RITs School of Photographic Arts and Sciences SPAS has begun the new academic year on a series of high notes garnering highprofile honors among faculty students and alumni for the school nationally recognized for its degree programs You have these points in time sort of like a constellationwhere the planets align said Read more »

  • Honoring E Philip Saunders for a legacy of giving
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist E Philip Saunders remains focused on growing local businesses supporting higher education and giving back to the community The president and CEO of Saunders Management Co 80 is widely known around campus as the namesake of Saunders College of Business to which he has contributed 18 million Hes like Read more »

  • More than 100 activities scheduled for Brick City Weekend
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    Guest speakers mens and womens hockey Classes Without Quizzes and the RIT Presidents Alumni Ball are just a few of the more than 100 activities scheduled for RITs Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend Oct 1315 The weekend typically draws 17000 participants to RITs campus and the Rochester area We have been planning Read more »

  • RIT Formula Racing alumnus helps pros take checkered flag in national and international races
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017
    Even before racecar drivers head onto the track they have lapped significant miles through simulation programs to prepare for every demanding curve and straightaway Building those program systems is RIT alumnus Ryan Baldi He has taken his experiences in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and as part of the RIT Read more »

  • WERIT celebrates 15 years on Saturday
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017
    WERIT a program dedicated to expanding the representation of female engineers will celebrate 15 years on campus from noon to 130 pm on Saturday Oct 14 at the Gordon Atrium in Gleason Hall The event WERIT Solving the Gender Gap in Engineering since 2002 is a part of Brick City Homecoming amp Read more »

  • 17000 expected at RITs Brick City Homecoming Family Weekend
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017
    Several thousand Rochester Institute of Technology students alumni and others are expected to watch RIT vs Northeastern University in mens hockey at 705 pm Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester just one of more than 100 activities planned for this years RIT Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend Free shuttle Read more »

  • Meet COS Distinguished Alumnus Venkat Puru Purushotham
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017
    These days RIT is truly a global campus Not only does the university have five international campuses it also boasts an international student population of nearly 2700 hailing from 95 countries When Venkat Puru Purushotham 81 82 graphic communications imaging science president and owner of Jyoshan Inc attended though there were Read more »

  • Meet CAST Distinguished Alumnus Thomas Trytek
    Tue, 10 Oct 2017
    As an engineer Thomas Trytek 91 civil engineering technology has experienced the highs and lows of the profession quite literally I think Ive pretty much covered it all going from the top of the World Trade Center the tallest building in the western hemisphere to the deepest mine in North America said Read more »