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.

  • RIT Esports levels up with new national collegiate league and esports lounge
    Wed, 16 Jan 2019
    RIT Esports is moving up a level joining a national collegiate league commissioned by the Electronic Gaming Federation and moving into a new space the university is designating for esports competitions The esports industry is continuing to grow worldwide with more than 300 million people engaging in electronic sports video games from Read more »

  • RIT to host Let Freedom Ring event on Martin Luther King Jr Day
    Mon, 14 Jan 2019
    The Rochester Institute of Technology community will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day with its second annual Let Freedom Ring event featuring music dance and excerpts from some of Kings most notable speeches Performers include Thomas Warfield and the RITNTID Dance Company the RIT String Quartet and keynote speaker Greg Pollock Read more »

  • Osher at RIT offers winter classes for the 50plus learner
    Mon, 26 Nov 2018
    Thinkers ages 50 and beyond can ring in the new year by learning something new at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology Osher offers a free winter course preview session at 10 am Dec 6 and registration begins Dec 11 The 10week winter term begins on Jan 7 2019 Read more »

  • Business Insider praises RIT in new list for choosing the right college
    Wed, 21 Nov 2018
    A new list by Business Insider places RIT among some of the nations most wellrespected universities Rochester Institute of Technology ranked 19th on the publications list of The 50 most underrated colleges in America The ranking is based on a comparison of the schools US News x26 World Report ranking with postattendance Read more »

  • New program proves its never too late to graduate
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    It took Rob Livesay 15 years to earn his RIT degree Of course that wasnt the original plan In 2005 Livesay found himself just a few classes shy of graduation but with no money left to pay for school It was one of the hardest things Ive ever done leaving school to start Read more »

  • VR AR 4K 3D MAGIC spells opportunity with new learning laboratory
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    RITs MAGIC Spell Studios opened the doors to its new home this fall inviting students faculty and industry professionals to experience a digital media development and publishing learning laboratory never before seen in the Northeast The 52000squarefootbuilding houses a 7000squarefoot sound stage and a 180seat movie theater with 4K projection capabilities and Read more »

  • Alumna finds perfect solution to wedding planning
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    Arielle Link 13 graphic design saw a problem and came up with a solution The problem People her age are putting all of their money and energy into planning overthetop weddings The solution A journalsized wedding planner that provides weekly tips and inspiration to plan a wedding for less money Read more »

  • Main Street Arts becomes family affair
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    People often ask Bradley Butler 10 MFA fine arts studio and Sarah Butler 08 graphic design if they get tired of seeing each other The couple runs Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs NY Bradley is the gallery directorcurator Sarah is the gallery manager and graphic designer We are always Read more »

  • Liberal Arts alumnus promoted to fourstar general
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    US Army Gen Stephen R Lyons 83 criminal justice took over US Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in August becoming the first Army officer to lead the global combatant command160160 As the 13th USTRANSCOM commander Lyons leads more than 144000 logistics and transportation professionals160Lyons was promoted to the rank of Read more »

  • Color scientist helps make top films look vibrant
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    For nearly 15 years color scientist Joseph Slomka 00 information science 03 MS color science has helped shape the visual experience of moviegoers around the world His more than 50 films include Dunkirk and The Last Jedi Slomkas first movie was Spiderman 3 An executive from Sony Pictures had called RITs Read more »

  • Design manager by day air guitarist by night
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    Jason Farnan 03 graphic design performs a rather unconventional instrument in front of thousands of people Farnan known on stage as Lt Facemelter is a decorated air guitarist In 2013 he placed first in the US Air Guitar Championships and fifth in the Air Guitar World Championships Earlier this Read more »

  • Physician assistant puts heart health first
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    Andrea Atcheson felt like a pill pusher She had spent 19 years working in the field of cardiology seeing two dozen patients a day for 15 minutes at a time Many of her patients were overweight and taking as many as 30 medications a day but during a Read more »

  • Alumnus engineers a better brewing process
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    Genesee Brewmaster Steve Kaplan doesnt hesitate when asked about his favorite beer to brew Straight up Genny said Kaplan 05 mechanical engineering To be able to make a pale American lager with really nothing to hide behindyou have to have a very clean and consistent process Its the most Read more »

  • Alumnus recounts college days with candid photos from yesteryear
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    As a senior producer for NBC News Andy Franklin 75 photojournalism has a resume that includes working with some of the broadcast titans of American TV journalism Yet he has a more personal accomplishment connected to RIT Franklin amassed one of the largest single collections of images of student life here during Read more »

  • Graduates sculpture causes her to reflect on RIT
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018
    A recently constructed sculpture in downtown Rochester symbolizing hope and inspiration has special meaning to Julia Manson 17 MFA metals and jewelry design For one she is the pieces artist But the tall steel sculptures essence also brings Manson to happily reflect upon her time at RITs College of Art and Read more »

  • Four RIT faculty and staff alumni receive Golden Brick Award
    Thu, 15 Nov 2018
    RIT recognized four people with the Golden Brick Award at the Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony this morning The awards honor faculty and staff alumni who have gone above and beyond their duties to volunteer on campus or serve in volunteer leadership roles for RIT said Jon Read more »

  • Alumnus Donald J Truesdale named chair of RIT Board of Trustees
    Mon, 12 Nov 2018
    Donald J Truesdale has been named the 20th chairman of the Rochester Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Truesdale who has served on the RIT board since 2008 graduated from RIT in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from Saunders College of Business The cofounder and Read more »

  • Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure takes top spot in RITs Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition
    Wed, 07 Nov 2018
    Nicholas Conn always knew a career as an electrical engineer was in his future But he never could have predicted that his future would also involve toilet seats On Nov 5 Conn a postdoctoral fellow at Rochester Institute of Technology took first place in the semiannual Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition with Heart Read more »

  • New exhibition at RIT explores Marvel Comics artist Adam Kuberts creative process
    Tue, 06 Nov 2018
    A new exhibition at Rochester Institute of Technologys Cary Graphic Arts Collection featuring comic artist and alumnus Adam Kubert 81 medical illustration will have visitors spidey senses tingling The exhibition titled Anatomy of a Comic will provide a behindthescenes look at how Kubert illustrated an entire issue of Peter Parker The Spectacular Read more »

  • RIT to feature graduate student research and innovation during Graduate Education Week
    Fri, 02 Nov 2018
    More than 100 Rochester Institute of Technology masters and PhD students will highlight their latest research and innovations at the 11th annual Graduate Education Showcase The event is the culmination of a weeklong celebration of its graduate students from Nov 1216 that includes speakers workshops a theater performance and social events The Read more »