November 2008
Volume 7 Issue 10   

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Capture the Memories of Brick City Homecoming 2008
View photos and video of weekend events including the Golden Circle Luncheon, President's Ball, sports reunions and more. Feel the excitement of the weekend, add your own photos, and even order prints.
Sustainability Ph.D. Gets State Approval
RIT has received State approval for its doctoral degree in sustainability. The program is the first in the world focused on sustainable production and seeks to advance research and education in alternative-energy development, sustainable design, green product development, industrial ecology and pollution prevention.
RIT Helps Create Next Step in Information Revolution
A team of researchers from RIT and the University of Washington are attempting to build the first active quantum optic device for use on traditional electronic chips. The technology has the potential to greatly increase the functionality of quantum communication and information processing systems.
RIT, Harris Corp. Team Up to Enhance Communication Security
RIT and Harris Corp. have entered into a collaborative agreement to further the development of encrypted Bluetooth communication technology for use in tactical military radio applications. The project will expand the use of secure Bluetooth, which will enhance the flexibility and efficiency of communication systems.

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Sporting Events
Career Transition Series

Giving Back

Alumni ROAR to Support the ‘The Innovation University’
A grateful thank you goes to the thousands of alumni who have already made a gift to their favorite area of RIT. You have helped us ROAR (Raise Our Annual Response) for RIT’s quest to become “The Innovation and Creativity University.”
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
Thousands of alumni across the country are sporting their new RIT car magnets which were, part of last spring’s fundraising appeal. If you spot one, let us know and we’ll post it.
Plan Ahead with Planned Giving Opportunities
Stroll through our new planned giving Web site to learn creative and innovative ways to benefit both you and RIT.

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Wedding Bells are Ringing...
Amber Szymanski (2003) and Kevin Powell are happy to announce their marriage on July 26, 2008 in Portland, NY. They currently reside in Portland, NY.
Going to the Chapel...
Allison (Orke) Young (2001) and Colin Young are happy to announce their marriage on June 24, 2008 in Our Lady of Pompei Church in Syracuse, NY. They traveled throughout Europe for their honeymoon. They currently reside in Bethesda, MD.
Finding Old Friends...
Edward Vidler (1950) writes "I would like to contact a few classmates from the RIT Retailing Class of 1950. People ask me how I've lived so long! Come on over and visit me in East Aurora and look over our store, I'm the old geezer in the red apron with the yo-yo." www.vidlers5and10.com

Benefits

Raffle Prize Winners Announced
Congratulations to our new online community members:
  • Brandon Artz ’08 (COS) winner of an RIT hat
  • Roy Crumrine ’96 (CAST) winner of an RIT t-shirt
  • Peter Schutte ’64 (GAP) winner of an RIT sweat-shirt
Rivers Run Apartment Tours
"The Riparian", independent living apartments are now open. Experience the next generation in active adult communities with tours available daily. To schedule a tour or for more information, contact Kim at 585-292-5440.
Digital Media Library Addition
Graduates of RIT who have written theses or dissertations now have an opportunity to showcase their research and hard work through RIT’s Digital Media Library. Use this database to share your research, participate in fair use in an open access environment and also as a career tool.

Life Long Learning

Online Study Webinar
A reminder that RIT is hosting a webinar for anyone interested in online study.
Tuesday, November 11, 7-8 p.m. eastern time. In this webinar you will learn the technologies used in delivering asynchronous education, receive an instructor’s point of view, and tour an online classroom.
Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management
If you need to quickly become proficient in the field of project management, look to RIT. Students will complete a series of three core courses in project management with two additional elective courses designed to customize the program of study.