News by Topic: Alumni

  • September 18, 2020

    woman working on a laptop computer.

    Virtual university-wide career fair kicks off Tuesday

    RIT students are still making connections for spring co-ops and full-time employment, even though they can’t physically meet company recruiters this semester due to COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions.

  • September 16, 2020

    Portrait of Robert Frasca

    RIT invests in blockchain-focused fund Cosimo X

    Cosimo X invests in businesses that use digital assets and blockchain protocols to advance the digital economy. According to industry experts, the investment by RIT marks the first time that any university in the United States has directly invested in a tokenized venture fund. The fund’s parent company, Cosimo Ventures, was co-founded six years ago by RIT alumnus Robert Frasca ’88 (mechanical engineering).

  • September 11, 2020

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    RIT talents shine in this year’s Fringe fest @ home

    Nearly 20 artists and groups from Rochester Institute of Technology are participating in this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival @ Home, a 12-day virtual event beginning Tuesday and continuing through Sept. 26.

  • September 4, 2020

    the cover of the book Printing-Process Control and Standardization.

    Color printing process and standards are focus of new book by RIT expert

    Achieving accurate and precise color reproduction for traditional offset and modern digital print production is in the standards. In Printing-Process Control and Standardization, Robert Chung offers strategies to improve print quality, consistency, and cost savings in the print and communication industries.

  • September 4, 2020

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    RIT/NTID researchers study how deaf and hearing people watch sign language

    A recent study has shown that readers’ eye gaze behaviors are strong indicators of words that are unexpected, new, or difficult to understand. The study by Rain Bosworth, an assistant professor and researcher at NTID, explores the unknown qualities of gaze behavior for “sign watching” and how these are affected by a user’s language expertise and intelligibility of the sign input.  

  • August 26, 2020

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    RIT’s Metaproject will collaborate with alumnus’ sustainable design firm

    For Metaproject 11, senior industrial design students will spend the semester designing products for Staach, which focuses on functional sustainable design. Founded by Seth Eshelman '06 (industrial design/graphic design), the company designs and domestically manufactures sustainable products including furniture, interiors, and built structures.

  • August 26, 2020

    Orlando Ortiz, RIT’s 2020-2021 Frederick H. Minett Professor.

    RIT names alumnus Orlando Ortiz the 2020-2021 Minett Professor

    RIT’s newest Frederick H. Minett Professor is an engaged alumnus, successful professional in the manufacturing industry, and highly active community volunteer. Orlando Ortiz ’04 (manufacturing engineering technology), ’08 (MBA) is the 29th person appointed to the prestigious position, established in 1991.

  • August 21, 2020

    Keith Jenkins, vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion.

    Keith Jenkins updates RIT community on RIT’s antiracism and social justice efforts

    Keith Jenkins, vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion, provided an update to the community on Tuesday about the university’s efforts on antiracism and social justice. Jenkins said that he and university leaders spent the summer engaging with students, faculty, staff, and alumni groups to generate a list of roughly 100 ideas of ways RIT can do more on these fronts.