News Stories


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College / Division
  • December 5, 2019

    'Artist paints small wooden block.'

    Craft in America

    "Craft in America," a documentary series on handmade objects and the artists who make them, will feature furniture maker Wendy Maruyama '80 MFA (woodworking and furniture design). The episode is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Dec. 27 on WXXI-TV.

  • December 3, 2019

    'exterior shot of home on large property surrounded by trees and water.'

    RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings

    RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.

  • November 26, 2019

    'environmental portrait of Patricia Moore.'

    Trend Report: Design for All Ages

    Dwell features Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design), an internationally renowned designer, gerontologist, and leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors

  • November 22, 2019

    'Backs of graduating students wearing caps and gowns.'

    Which local college has the best ROI?

    The Rochester Beacon reports that RIT ranks No. 1 in the Rochester area in  “A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges," a  new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Man wearing hard hat holding blueprints.'

    Alumni Update: Alumnus part of team that built large YMCA

    Tim Webber ’97 (civil engineering technology) helped design one of the largest YMCA facilities in the country: the Schottland Family YMCA, in Pittsford, N.Y. Webber is vice president and director of civil engineering at LaBella Associates, an international architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm in Rochester.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Giant portrait of young man being installed on exterior brick wall.'

    Alumni Update: Goldman cultivates love with photo project

    After years of working in commercial photography, Rob Goldman ’84 (professional photography) decided he needed to change his routine and focus on something new. Goldman quit commercial photography and embarked on several independent projects that focused on the reality, struggles, and beauty of life.

  • November 18, 2019

    'woman talks while sitting in brown chair.'

    Alumni Update: Alumna feted with National Design Award

    Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design), an internationally renowned designer, gerontologist, and leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors, received the prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in New York City in October.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Table with tortilla toaster and platters of tortilla-based appetizers.'

    Alumni Update: Taco ’bout ingenuity: Grad invention hits market

    Elliot Benitez ’07 (marketing) was eating dinner with his mother when he noticed that she kept getting up to warm tortillas over the stove. Benitez thought there had to be a better way. He searched Google and Amazon for a tortilla toaster and found nothing. Today, that same search points people toward the Nuni Toaster, patented by Benitez.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Racks of clothes at boutique store.'

    Alumni Update: Fashion that makes your wallet feel good

    Fashionable boutique clothing usually comes with large price tags. However, at Shop Peppermint and Salty, two boutiques in Rochester owned by Tanvi Asher ’10 MFA (industrial design), customers can get a high-end experience at an accessible cost.