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Innovation not for faint of heart, panelists say

Dean Kamen, Kevin Surace '85 (electrical engineering technology) and Patricia Moore '74 (industrial design) were part of a panel discussion May 4 on innovation. The three visited campus to be inducted into RIT's Innovation Hall of Fame. more »

The 27th Big Shot puts Seabreeze Amusement Park in the spotlight

More than 1,500 students, faculty and community volunteers, manned with flashlights and flashes, lit up the historic Rochester landmark while RIT photographers shot a 30-second exposure from a nearby platform. learn more »

Professor dt ogilvie named Dean of RIT's E. Philip Saunders College of Business

She joins RIT from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School at Newark-New Brunswick, where ogilvie serves as a professor of business strategy and urban entrepreneurship. more »

Record crowd 'experiences the future' at Imagine RIT

Visitors to Imagine RIT built their own virtual retail stores, experienced the latest in alternative-fuel vehicles, created artwork from their facial expressions, developed computer games and played a "larger-than-life" piano. more »

A $5 million Gift to RIT

Georgia Gosnell recently donated a very generous $5 million to the School of Life Sciences within the College of Science. In honor of her gift, the school has been named after her late husband, Thomas H. Gosnell. See the video above or go here for more information.

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Aand they're off!

Stephen Burke '06 (Info Tech) and Tim Harper '00 (Polymer Chemistry) have been competing in an automotive race around the country for the past 3 years called One Lap of America. This year's race started on May 4th and lasted 8 days while participants drove around the country from race track to race track. Stephen and Tim have been using social media to bring people along for the adventure and as a result have secured sponsorships to support their efforts. To follow information about the race, please visit

Wedding Bells

Sara Carr '10 and Eric Offermann '10 are happy to announce their marriage on April 21, 2012 in Boyds, MD. They currently reside in Silver Spring, MD. Heather Godlewski '10, Dan Emord '09, and Nick Harezga '10 appeared in the wedding party.


Joseph Chirco '87 writes, "Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York is pleased to announce the installation of board chair, Joseph Chirco. Chirco, manager of marketing operations at Carrier Corporation, has been a trustee for the board of trustees with Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York since 2008. He has been with the Carrier Corporation since 1985, where he has held several leadership positions."

Volunteer at Convocation and Commencement!

RIT is looking for volunteers to help at Convocation and Commencement ceremonies May 25 & 26! Share in the joy and exhilaration of students as they celebrate this momentous event in their lives.

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30th Annual Tiger Open Golf Tournament

Since 1982, the Tiger Open has been the university's premier tournament for alumni and friends. Join us June 4 for a great day on the green, a delicious dinner and prizes for all golfers showing their Tiger Pride!

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Support RIT and snag a Tiger Paw Luggage Tag

With a gift of just $10 or more during the month of May and you can choose to receive this durable and distinctive Tiger Paw luggage tag (front and back shown). Not only will your luggage look better, but you can stand a little taller knowing you are a donor who invested in the possibilities of tomorrow! Make your gift online today! Quantity is limited and this offer expires at the end of the month. Give now!

Buy a Brick! It’s a great grad gift!

And a great way to make your own personalized “mark” on RIT! For a gift of $175, you can order a brick with three lines of personalized text that will be installed along the Quarter Mile. Bricks ordered now will be installed over the summer. This program – and your brick – support scholarship funds and other student-centered funds. Buy a Brick now!

The Saunders Challenge

Every student at RIT benefits from a strong business school. Watch the video above to see Dean Ashok Rao and Saunders College of Business professors talk about plans for the college and why these plans are important.

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Careers   Job Zone »

Our Job Zone online system lists positions for recent graduates and experienced alumni, and is free and open to all RIT alumni. You can post your resume and/or post a job. Contact Kris Stehler, Assistant Director for Alumni Relations at 585.475.5468 or if you have any questions. Here are a few current openings – additional postings, complete details, and application instructions are on Job Zone.

An Alumni Benefit – RARES

One of the small benefits of being an alum is free membership to RARES (Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services). Ordering a RARES ID card will give you access to thousands of discounts at hotels, theaters, festivals, parks, etc. See details »

The highlight benefit this month is $25 tickets to two shows playing at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre in Rochester! Contact for more information.

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