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  • February 3, 2017

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    Three named international education chairs

    Saunders College of Business Professor Robert Barbato, Associate Professor Michael Palanski and Associate Professor Zhi Tang were named the Paul and Francena Miller Chairs in International Education for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • January 23, 2017

    Retail expert: Some legacy stores will survive

    Saunders College of Business Professor Emeritus Eugene Fram says the U.S. has become “overstored” for the needs of the population during the last 20-plus years, and retailers such as Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Costco are making critical decisions that best fit the needs of a changing clientele.
  • January 13, 2017

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    RIT to expand student anti-terrorism initiative

    It’s Time: ExOut Extremism, an online initiative to combat violent extremism that started as a classroom assignment, has been awarded $149,000 from the Department of Homeland Security.
  • January 10, 2017

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    Online programs score well in national rankings

    The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings recognizes RIT on its “Best Online Graduate MBA programs,”“Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs” and “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” lists.
  • November 21, 2016

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    Alumni awarded highest rating for snowboard

    Former roommates Zhenya Grinshteyn ’09 and Ben Beisler ’10 built a company out of building custom snowboards. The duo’s company, Empire Grown, was recognized for producing one of the best snowboards for 2017, according to the online publication Board Insiders.
  • November 21, 2016

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    2006: The making of Saunders College of Business

    Enhancing its reputation as a national leader in undergraduate, graduate and executive business education, RIT on July 11, 2006, announced the formation of Saunders College of Business.
  • November 16, 2016

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    Professor: High-end chefs’ success starts at home

    In a new study, John Ettlie, professor and Rosett Chair for Research at RIT’s Saunders College of Business, found that success as a master chef of haute cuisine depends less on going to culinary school than having an innovative support team along the way.
  • November 15, 2016

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    Business club hosts ice skating fundraiser

    RIT’s Women in Business club hopes to raise $500 to help send a Make-A-Wish child to Disney World. The club is offering ice skating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Ritter Arena. Admission is $5 and includes skate rental, snacks and submarine sandwiches.
  • November 8, 2016

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    Saunders College unveils two learning spaces

    RIT’s Saunders College of Business is now home to the REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory and the Business Analytics Lab. The spaces enable faculty to implement learning activities that promote student engagement and peer-based learning.
  • October 10, 2016

    RIT honors Outstanding Alumna, Volunteer of the year

    Sharon Napier ’04, founder and CEO of Partners + Napier, is RIT’s Outstanding Alumna of the Year for 2016, and Michael Krupnicki ’99 is RIT’s Volunteer of the Year. They will receive the awards during the Presidents’ Alumni Ball on Friday.
  • October 3, 2016

    Reddit co-founder headlines SCB lecture series

    Alexis Ohanian, the 33-year-old co-founder of the website Reddit, will speak Oct. 14 as part of the Saunders College of Business Gasser Lecture Series. He will discuss “Think like a startup: Insights from a digital entrepreneur and startup investor.”