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 to host Creativity and Innovation Alumni Spotlight Symposium on Sept 27
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology alumni making significant impacts on the world will share their insights into the importance of creativity and innovation to their success during an interactive symposium next week The Creativity and Innovation Alumni Spotlight Symposiumpart of two days of events commemorating the inauguration of RIT President David Munsonis scheduled Read more »

  • RIT staffer alumni win big at Digital Rochester GREAT Awards
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017
    A staff member of Rochester Institute of Technology and two RIT alumni won top awards for their innovative creations and technology leadership at the 2017 Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards presented by Digital Rochester Inc The Read more »

  • RIT alumni across the world participate in Global Day of Service
    Mon, 18 Sep 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technologys positive influence stretched across the world Sept 16 as alumni gathered to participate in the annual Global Day of Service The Global Day of Service is an event organized by RIT alumni to help charities in their communities both nationally and internationally This year there were 28 chapter Read more »

  • RIT scientist organizes second international symposium on Global Women of Light
    Wed, 13 Sep 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology associate professor Jie Qiao is collaborating with the Optical Society OSA Foundation to host the second annual symposium for women in optics and photonics The free Global Women of Light Symposium will be held from 9 am to 230 pm on Sept 17 in Washington DC as part Read more »

  • RIT alumni come together for Global Day of Service
    Tue, 12 Sep 2017
    RITs positive influence on communities will reach across the world on Saturday as alumni gather together to participate in the annual Global Day of Service on Sept 16 The Global Day of Service is an event organized by RIT alumni to help charities in their communities both nationally and internationally There are Read more »

  • Saunders College of Business names J Warren McClure Research Professor of Marketing
    Fri, 08 Sep 2017
    Rajendran Raj Murthy has been named J Warren McClure Research Professor of Marketing at Rochester Institute of Technologys Saunders College of Business He is the second professor from the business school to hold the esteemed research positionpreviously held by Professor Emeritus of Marketing Eugene H Fram who retired from RIT in Read more »

  • RIT helps create virtual reality MAGIC for Buffalo Bills
    Thu, 07 Sep 2017
    As the 20172018 NFL season kicks off fans of the Buffalo Bills will be treated to a new virtualreality experience at New Era Field designed by RIT alumni to help fans see the stadium from a unique perspective Rochester Institute of Technologys MAGIC Spell Studios has at the request of the Buffalo Read more »

  • RIT becomes affiliate partner in new coalition of universities studying PhD career pathways
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology recently joined a new study focusing on PhD careers in science technology engineering and math STEM and humanities fields as an affiliate partner The Understanding PhD Career Pathways for Program Improvement project was announced by the Council of Graduate Schools CGS and funded by grants from the Read more »

  • The Daily Shows Trevor Noah slated as RITs Brick City Weekend speaker
    Mon, 21 Aug 2017
    Trevor Noah host of Comedy Centrals The Daily Show will be speaking at Rochester Institute of Technologys Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend Oct 1315 The weekend typically draws 17000 participants to RITs campus and the Rochester area It features more than 100 events during three days including notable speakers and Tiger Read more »

  • Staff Spotlight Roseanne DiFlorio
    Fri, 18 Aug 2017
    Traveling abroad is like taking a journey into yourselfand no one knows the experience better than RIT Study Abroad Adviser Roseanne DiFlorio The college studyabroad program is the first international experience for many young people and it can be life changing said DiFlorio 11 MBA who has been working full time at Read more »

  • RIT well represented at Digital Rochester GREAT Awards Sept 19
    Mon, 07 Aug 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology will be well represented at the 2017 Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards presented by Digital Rochester Inc The awards are Sept 19 at the Joseph A Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center The annual awards recognize and celebrate the Greater Rochester communitys entrepreneurial spirit in technological Read more »

  • A family first Graduating from college
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    Thousands of RIT students took the stage in the Gordon Field House in May to receive recognition as their status shifted from college student to college graduate For Leah Bockhahn Muhammad Ibraheem and Shantel Forrest crossing that stage had an even deeper meaning They became the first in their families to graduate Read more »

  • Celebrating 25 years of Formula Racing
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    When Lynn Bishop and William Robinson proposed building RITs first Formula racecar in 1992 they had practical goalsdesign a sleek uncomplicated car that could compete against the top collegiate race teams in the country RIT Formula Racing would exceed expectations and be in the top 10 in each of its first five Read more »

  • Prevet program targets small dedicated group
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    RIT students interested in veterinary school face a rigorous application process akin to the requirements of medical school These students rely upon the PreVeterinary Advisory Program to help them pursue graduate education in animal medicine The prevet program is housed in the College of Science and is open to students from any Read more »

  • Biomedical sciences lays foundation for all medical careers
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    Tara Snyder 17 biomedical sciences planned to go to medical school until her sophomore year at RIT She had started volunteering on the pediatric floors at the Golisano Childrens Hospital in Rochester NY and realized that she would rather pursue medical research and then go to nursing school and specialize in pediatrics I Read more »

  • Yinyang partners in love and business
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    Michael Murphy had to propose twice before Sau Cheng said yes The first time was in 2007 when he got down on one knee in Rochesters Highland Park Cheng took one look at the box in his hand and said You got me a promise ring how nice She finally agreed three Read more »

  • Alumnus bestrides the worlds of art and industry
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    Jeff Smith 93 industrial design has made a successful career straddling the realms of art and industry which makes perfect sense upon learning he spent his formative years in Buffalo NY and Parisfollowed by two Rust Belt cities in Ohio Growing up in Buffalo until age 10 his father received a transfer Read more »

  • Saunders graduate heads global marketing team
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    Just less than two decades ago Siddhartha Bhattacharya 02 MBA was sitting with his dad in his home in Calcutta India researching US graduate programs and deciding about where he might like to apply At that time in India the internet wasnt very popular so I had mailed 80 or 90 handwritten Read more »

  • Rx RIT Premed programs place students on path to become physicians
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    Dr Ryan Buckley found his passion for emergency medicine while working with RIT Ambulance He got hooked on the patients stories and the science and became a certified emergency medical technician Buckley took on leadership roles and realized that medicine was more than a hobby Initially he came to RIT to major in Read more »

  • Alumnus works to bring meaningful change to peoples lives in India and Dubai
    Thu, 03 Aug 2017
    Darshan Hiranandani was on the way to Egypt from India to vacation with his family when they stopped in Dubai United Arab Emirates Hiranandani 02 03 management information systems MBA had earlier returned to Mumbai after graduation to work at Hiranandani Group his familys real estate business and Indias largest residential developer In Read more »