March 2009
Volume 8 Issue 3   

Career Connections

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Connect with Us on Facebook and Win an iPod Touch
If you're already using Facebook®, you can now add the RIT Alumni Connections application and make networking with more than 100,000 fellow alumni even easier. The application allows you to easily update your alumni profile, search for classmates, post class notes, and more. Connect today and you'll be entered to win an iPod Touch!
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Career Advancement Events
The Alumni Career Transitions Series continues with workshops, panels and presentations specifically designed for RIT alumni:
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Alumni Career Services
Alumni have FREE access to our extensive career services program offered by the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, including:
  • Online job postings
  • Online resume forwarding
  • Online career counseling
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Programs & Services for Dislocated Workers
RIT offers a variety of special programs and services designed to get you back into the workforce, including:
  • A wide variety of degree programs and time-shortened certificate programs
  • Tuition assistance (60% off for up to one year)
  • Informational workshops with Rochester-area partners
  • Advising

Support Student Aid Programs

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Please help protect higher education access for New York's college students. New York State's current Budget proposal offers mixed news for college students, and now is the time to stand up for student aid.

Please take action today! Visit for more information.

News | New Media Features | RSS Feed RSS

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Conversations with President Destler - Video 7
President Destler announces that RIT has entered into a strategic alliance with Rochester General Health System. An agreement between the two institutions will include RIT becoming the health system's official academic affiliate and RGHS becoming the university's official affiliated medical center.
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RIT Hockey Players Nominated Best in the Country - Vote Today!
Senior forward Jesse Newman, pictured here, and junior defenseman Dan Ringwald are on the fan's ballot for the 2009 Hobey Baker Award. The award, college hockey's most prestigious honor, is awarded to the best player in the country. Vote at Voting concludes March 20.
Sensor Research Focuses on Improving Terrorist Tracking
Scientists at RIT are designing a new kind of optical sensor to fly in unmanned air vehicles, or surveillance drones, tracking suspects on foot or traveling in vehicles identified as a threat. The lead scientist on the project is John Kerekes, associate professor in RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.
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Grant will Help Students in Computing Disciplines
The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Department of Networking, Security and Systems Administration has secured a grant from the National Security Agency, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, to fund a scholarship program aimed at students studying a discipline related to computer and network security.
Xerox Corp. Awards Tuition Assistance to Four RIT Students
Four students are the recipients of the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships, presented annually by Xerox Corp., which recognizes high academic achievement in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

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Imagine RIT Festival
Etch-A-Sketch Photo Booth
Attending the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 2? Don't forget to stop by the Etch-A-Sketch Photo Booth where visitors will have their pictures taken and, using motors and a microcontroller connected to a computer, their image will be drawn onto an Etch-A-Sketch.
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Meet the President
alumni connections
Local Alumni Networking Events
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College Alumni Networking Events
Sporting Events
Concerts and Theatre Performances
distinguished alumni
Distinguished Alumni Awards - Friday, April 3
Join us as we recognize your fellow alumni who bring distinction to their college and RIT through their professional achievements and contributions to their community. Tickets are on sale now for the awards presentation and dinner held at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y. Click through to view the list of this year's recipients and more information about the event.

Giving to RIT

NEW! $1 Million Scholarships Matching Gift Challenge!
In today's uncertain economic environment, many of our RIT students are struggling to stay in school and on course to graduation. Supporting Our Students through scholarships is more important than ever. Thanks to a generous donor, you can help add $1 million to RIT's scholarship funds. Any gift, in any amount, will DOUBLE IN VALUE!
Buy a Brick
Buy a Brick—Leave a Lasting Memory
A great way to make your mark at RIT and support endowed scholarship funding is to buy a brick that will become part of the Quarter Mile Legacy Walk. You can purchase a 4"x8" personalized, engraved brick for $175. You can direct your gift to one of 22 endowed scholarship funds.
Planned Giving
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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It's a Boy!
Kenneth Berry (2003) and Sabrina Berry are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Lucas James. He was born on December 3, 2008 in Rochester General, and weighed 9 lb., 1/4 oz.
Nichole (Bolding) Jones (2006) and Chris Jones are happy to announce their marriage on December 21, 2008 in Frederick, MD. They currently reside in Alexandria, VA.
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On Exhibit
James Amos (1951) Renowned for his career as a National Geographic photographer, James Amos' (1951) works will be exhibited at the Albin O. Kuhm Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County through March 23, 2009.