September 25, 2023
ROAR for RIT on Sept. 28-29
Noon on Sept. 28 marks the kickoff of this year’s 18th annual ROAR Day, which provides an opportunity for members of the RIT community to support their favorite parts of the university. Gifts made during ROAR Day fund the future of RIT across every college as well as athletics, diversity and inclusion, performing arts, scholarships, and more.
September 21, 2023
Brick City weekend features RIT Alumni Oktoberfest Oct. 14
Alumni brewers, winemakers, and cidermakers from 10 businesses will be on hand to answer questions and provide samples at the second annual RIT Alumni Oktoberfest on Oct. 14.
September 8, 2023
Two faculty members installed as Harris Endowed Professors in RIT’s College of Science
Christopher Collison was appointed to the Jane King Harris Endowed Professorship and Emmett Ientilucci was selected for the Gerald W. Harris Endowed Professorship by College of Science Dean Andre Hudson. RIT alumnus Jeffrey Harris ’75 (photographic science and instrumentation) and his partner, Joyce Pratt, established the professorships in 2022 with a generous gift in honor of Harris’s parents, the namesakes of the positions.
August 14, 2023
Alumni come together to produce new film, ‘Blue Hour: The Disappearance of Nick Brandreth’
Alumni from RIT’s photography programs joined forces to create a new film, Blue Hour: The Disappearance of Nick Brandreth, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
June 28, 2023
Comic Melissa Villaseñor and internet icon Hank Green scheduled for RIT’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor and Hank Green, an internet icon, are scheduled to appear at RIT’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend in October. Villaseñor got her start as a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. Green began making YouTube videos about science in 2007 and now has a social media following of more than 20 million.
June 21, 2023
Latest round of donors pushes Sentinel Society past 500 members
Alumnus John Dahms ’71 remembers the photo scavenger hunt of 1970, where he and a team of other photo science students were tasked with uncovering the identity of an unmarked roll of color movie film and which film processing chemistry to use. Unforgettable learning experiences like that have been the driving force behind Dahms’ desire to give back to RIT.
May 12, 2023
RIT grads told to hold on to hope and work hard to make it happen
A former top NASA administrator told graduates of RIT that their futures may seem as ambiguous as outer space. But by daring to do mighty things with hope instead of fear, untold possibilities will come into focus. Thomas Zurbuchen, astrophysicist and the longest continually serving associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in NASA’s history, addressed the crowd during today's Academic Convocation ceremony in the Gordon Field House. More than 4,800 RIT graduates, including those attending RIT’s global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, were recognized.
May 12, 2023
McChord named Outstanding Alumnus
RIT is honoring Austin McChord as Outstanding Alumnus for 2022-2023. The award, presented during Academic Convocation on May 12, is the highest honor the university can bestow upon alumni in recognition of professional accomplishments as well as service and generosity to the university.
May 5, 2023
StrongArm Tech, Founded By Under 30 Alum Sean Petterson, Acquired In Private Equity Rollup
Forbes features Sean Petterson '13 (industrial design), CEO of StrongArm Technologies.
May 3, 2023
FDA: The heart-checking smart toilet seat is a go
Fierce Biotech features healthcare technology firm Casana, founded by alumnus Nick Conn. RIT Trustee Austin McChord is CEO of the company that makes a smart toilet seat that measures heart rate and oxygen saturation.
April 29, 2023
RIT alumni ‘futurists’ discuss blend of technology, the arts, and design at Imagine RIT symposium
The Futurists Symposium, a collection of RIT alumni tapped to present an insider’s look into the future of industry as it relates to technology, the arts, and design, was held during the April 29 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival.
April 24, 2023
RIT alumni return to campus for Futurists Symposium on April 29
Accomplished alumni are returning to campus to discuss the future of technology, the arts, and design as part of the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival on April 29.