May 2009
Volume 8 Issue 5   

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Imagine RIT Festival Dazzles 25,000 Visitors
Nearly 2,000 exhibitors proudly displayed examples of green technology, new ideas for products and services, creative arts and crafts and groundbreaking research. Visitors raced solar powered cars. They played a harp with laser strings. Children made ice cream with liquid nitrogen. And some, who dared, got sucked into a black hole.
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Xerox President to Deliver 2009 Commencement Address
Ursula Burns, president of Xerox Corp., will deliver RIT's 124th commencement address during Academic Convocation, which will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 22, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Join us as we welcome 3,500 new graduates to our Alumni Association.
Kids on Campus
Cool Projects! Awesome Technology! Two weeks of exciting workshops for middle and high school students. Kids on Campus is all about cutting-edge topics involving computers, science, math, art, and technology. It's a chance to work in small teams, unleash creativity, and develop critical thinking skills.
Student Filmmakers Show Off Creativity at High Falls Film Festival
A talented group of student filmmakers from all over the world will showcase their work at the annual Rochester High Falls International Film Festival on May 17. This year marks the eighth consecutive year of RITís School of Film and Animation presence at this festival for women filmmakers.
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Gathering Celebrates Accomplishments of Women
Eight alumnae were recognized at the fourth annual Womenís Career Achievement Dinner on April 27. Caryl Stern, president of the United States Fund for UNICEF, was the keynote speaker. Detailed biographies of the special guests are featured on the RIT Leadership Institute Web site.
Imagine RIT Video Goes Viral
A 2-minute Imagine RIT promotional video created by RIT Alum and staff member, Jared Lyon, has received tens of thousands of views. Titled Dominoes Everywhere, the video was picked up by popular international design sites, plus musician/record producer Mark Hoppus of the band Blink-182 posted it to his blog, driving views from around the world.

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Brick City Homecoming, October 9-11
Make plans to join us for Homecoming weekend. There is something for everyone! Saturday night, our Men's Division 1 Hockey team takes on Colgate at downtown Rochester's Blue Cross Arena; graduates from the classes of 2007, 1999, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1969, and 1959 celebrate reunions; plus, your favorite Brick City traditions.
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Regional Networking Events
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College Networking Events
Baseball Outings
Golf Tournaments

Giving to RIT

$1 Million Scholarship Challenge Only 26% from Goal!
$1 Million Scholarship Challenge is making progress thanks to the many alumni, parents and friends who have decided to DOUBLE their impact on RIT and its students. With nearly $740,000 already in — your gift today could take the Challenge over the top.
Buy a Brick
Buy a Brick—Get a Piece of RIT!
Mark your time on campus and support scholarship funding at the same time through our Buy-A-Brick program. Buy a brick online or during Commencement, May 22-23, at the Gordon Field House or the Ritter Ice Rink. Because of our S.O.S. Scholarship Matching Gift Challenge, the $175 cost of a brick will be worth $350!
Go Greek
GO GREEK with Your Gift!
Now — for the FIRST TIME — you can make a gift directly to your favorite Greek organization. Not only will your gift support your "brothers and sisters" on campus today, it will also be counted as part of RIT's continuing efforts to help students build leadership skills and friends for life — and it will net you a tax deduction too!


Diploma Frames
For alumni young and old, custom diploma frames provide a great way to store and display your diploma. They also make a wonderful graduation gift. Visit the new Barnes & Noble @ RIT or order online.

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New Book!
Roger Demuth (1970) is an Associate Professor of Illustration at Syracuse University. He recently contributed his illustrations to a children's picture book. Additional art work can be found at
Hannah Rose
It's a Girl!
Sanford Fitelson (1993) and Kristin Ricotta are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Hannah Rose. She was born on January 9, 2009 at Torrance Memorial, CA, and weighed 8 lb., 0 oz.
Heidi Langdon née Plain (2002) and Nathaniel Langdon (2002) are happy to announce their marriage which took place on October 11, 2008 at the gorgeous Esperanza Mansion in Bluff Point, NY. Meghan Sweeney (2001) served as Maid of Honor while Shawn Jackson (2002) acted as a groomsman.

Career Connections

career assistance events
Alumni Career Services Orientation - May 15
Learn about the free lifetime career services available to alumni including: personalized career advisement with a Career Services Program Coordinator; online, phone, in-person appointments and walk-ins; job search resources for your specific career field; access to online job postings for RIT graduates; and more!
Summer is Sizzling at RIT!
Browse hundreds of on campus courses, workshops, seminars, and activities online. Tell your friends, encourage your family or plan your own innovation vacation today!
Alumni Group Hits 5,000 Members!
One of RIT's Alumni LinkedIn Groups just hit the 5,000 member mark. Are you connected? Take advantage of our various social networks online including the official Alumni Association LinkedIn group, Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter account.

Lifelong Learning

online grad program
Custom Online Graduate Degrees
Need advanced cross-training in multiple subject areas? Our MS Professional Studies allows you to customize content from two or three academic disciplines into a single 12-course graduate degree. Perfect for the multidisciplinary professional who manages several job functions. You can design your program for a custom fit to your needs.
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Product Development Graduate Program
Master of Science in Product Development Program emphasizes systems thinking, leadership, and decision-making in the global creation, commercialization, and support of new products. Intended for engineers, technical specialists, and project / program managers moving to senior level positions. Offered on campus.
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Operations / Manufacturing Graduate Program
Master of Science in Manufacturing Leadership Program emphasizes leadership and decision-making in a global operations, manufacturing and supply chain environment. Many black belt and lean tools and processes are integrated into the curriculum consisting of operations / manufacturing and business management courses. Offered on campus and online.