December 2008
Volume 7 Issue 11   

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RIT Earns $2.8 Million to Design Parts for ‘Super’ Telescope
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently awarded RIT $2.8 million to design, develop and build a zero-noise detector for the future Thirty Meter Telescope. Expected to be operational in the next decade, the telescope’s light-collecting power will be 10 times that of the largest telescopes now in operation.
Wall Street Visit Takes Students Inside America’s Crisis
The financial crisis on Wall Street has hit home for many Americans, but eight students from RIT gained a unique perspective as their learning experience shifted from classrooms to New York City executive suites.
Partnership Brings Live Coverage of Tigers Hockey
RIT recently announced its affiliation with Time Warner Cable SportsNet to be the official television home of RIT athletics. Time Warner Cable channel 26 will air 10 RIT men’s hockey home games live; with five other games being shown on tape delay. In addition, five RIT women’s hockey games will be telecast this season.
Pulitzer Prize Winner Returns to Teach at his Alma Mater
Four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and alumnus William Snyder is back in the classroom. But this time he’s the pedagogue, inspiring future photojournalists to be passionate about their craft and their ideas.
RIT, Microsoft Integrate Video Games into Middle-school Classrooms
RIT has teamed with Microsoft, New York University and a consortium of other colleges and universities to form the Games for Learning Institute, a first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary gaming research alliance that’s set to prove that video games can make great learning tools.

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Career Transition Series
Making Alumni Connections...
Concerts and Theatre Performances

Giving Back

Your Steady Support Keeps RIT Growing
Today’s economic situation makes all of us anxious – especially our students. RIT is gearing up to help even more of our students achieve their degrees and leadership experience. When you invest any amount in their future - especially by making a gift to an endowed scholarship - you will change lives. Check out alumni giving progress.
Buy a Brick – Leave a Lasting Memory
A great way to “make your mark” at RIT is to buy a brick that will become part of the Quarter Mile Legacy Walk. You can purchase a 4”x 8” personalized, engraved brick for $175. Brick gifts help support endowed scholarships, and you can direct your gift to one of 22 endowed scholarship funds.
Magnet Spotting Continues...
They are almost gone! These great oval RIT car magnets are on the cars of thousands of our alumni across the country. If you spot one, let us know and we’ll post it. If you want one (we have a few left), let us know.
A Great Time for Planned Giving
Our new planned giving website offers creative and innovative ways to benefit both you and RIT. Not sure what the best gift is for you? Try our new Legacy Planner and follow the trail to the gifts that make the most sense for you.

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Wedding Bells are Ringing...
Tricia (Hock)Piatkowski (2003) and Jeffrey Hock (2004) were married on June 7, 2008 in Elma, N.Y.
Alumni in the Classroom
Thomas Klinkowstein (1971) President, Media A, LLC, Professor, Hofstra University, Adj. Professor, Pratt Institute, will conduct a workshop on the future of communities and the Internet at an event organized by Virtueel Platform in Amsterdam, Holland, November 19-21, 2008.
It's A Girl!
Derek Punaro (1999) and Amanda Punaro are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Ariella Sophia. She was born on October 8, 2008 in Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and weighed 8 lb., 3 oz.. Ariella is their first child, and the first grandchild for both sides of the family. She also has 3 great-grandparents to spoil her.


Independent Senior Living-Now Open!
RIT Days @ Rivers Run
December 2-6th: From 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come for Tour & Lunch
Please RSVP by calling (585) 292-5440 or emailing
Gifts for the Holidays
Get your RIT apparel and diploma frames in time for the holidays from the new Barnes & Noble @ RIT Web site.

Life Long Learning

MS Manufacturing Leadership Now Offered Online!
The program combines content in business and engineering, with particular emphasis on supply chain management, global manufacturing and operations, lean thinking, leadership and decision making in a complex global economy. The program can be completed in approximately two years or less of part-time online study.