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How to Beat the FE Exam Without Beating Your Head
 
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Learn how to use the FE Focus Formula to prioritize your strongest and weakest subjects to find which ones will get you the most points. Presenter: Joel Erway '09, owner of 30 Minute EIT, a professional online engineering education business for engineers looking to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
Views: 35619 RIT Alumni
Hear Our Tigers Roar | A Year in the Life: Exploring RIT Through the Eyes of President Munson
 
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As RIT’s President David C. Munson, Jr. meets the university’s alumni, one word comes to mind—impressive. Not only have RIT alumni accomplished so much in their workplaces and communities, but their connections to their alma mater continue to inspire future generations of Tigers. Watch and learn more about RIT’s 125,000 alumni through the eyes of Dr. Munson in this student-produced video. Continue to follow Dr. Munson during his first year at RIT as he discovers the university and meets more alumni along the way: rit.edu/alumni/YearInTheLife
Views: 1118 RIT Alumni
Thank You (For Helping RIT Again)
 
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Thank you for your generous gifts to RIT! Your commitment to helping our students and the university is sincerely appreciated. Your support has changed many lives for the better. Your generosity enables RIT to continuously grow and prosper and most importantly, support our students. This year, we asked some of own students, Nathanael White '14, Paul Benns '16, Sara Caruso '16, and Mark Logan '15, to show you their appreciation. Please watch our video created by RIT students and performed by RIT's award-winning a cappella group, Eight Beat Measure. Again, thank you to our amazing donors for all you do to help RIT. This video is for you. You make it happen... together as one.
Views: 2689 RIT Alumni
Employee Benefits 101: Understanding Your Options
 
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The benefits package offered by an employer is an important consideration and the breath of employee benefits are ever expanding. In this webinar you will learn about: + How to pick the right medical plan for you and your family. + Understanding the importance of making informed benefits choices. + Ways to overcome specific barriers so you can save more for retirement. Presenter: Judy DeCourcey, senior benefits specialist at RIT. Judy is a senior benefits specialist in RIT’s human resources department, where she has worked for over 18 years. She has worked in the employee benefits field for 30 years. Prior to joining RIT, she worked at the Goulds Pumps corporate office in Fairport, N.Y., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a large law firm Boston. Judy earned her BS in business management from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and her MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. She holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management. more »
Views: 5549 RIT Alumni
Faculty Forward: Stan Rickel, Industrial Design
 
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RIT's undergraduate and graduate programs in ID have grown substantially in recent years, both in size and national/international stature. Today, they are two of the university's highly recognized degree programs. Stan Rickel is the graduate director of the Industrial Design program at RIT. In 2009, Design Intelligence named Stan as one of the most respected design faculty in the U.S. Stan is an accomplished cabinetmaker and highly skilled in the fabrication and engineering of sculptural work. He has collaborated with artists such as Denis Oppenheim and Ed Rothfarb. Stan holds a BID from Pratt Institute, and an MID from Syracuse University. As principal of his own firm, Rickel Jackson Design, his clients include: Farberware, Anchor Hocking Glassware, Conair, Mel Appel, Mattel, Galoob, Hasbro, Tiger Electronics, Trimark, united chair, Les Prismatiques, and George Kovacs. Stan taught at Pratt Institute and Syracuse University prior to joining RIT's Industrial Design Program in 2001, and authored/co-authored papers and presented papers on subjects ranging from experiential learning to interactive design to abstraction in the 21st century.
Views: 447 RIT Alumni
Demystifying the Estate Planning Process
 
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Planning for your family’s future is one of the most important things you can do for them, but most people seldom think about estate planning and not enough actually get started on the process before they really need to. For peace of mind and for the security of your family’s future, estate planning is something all of us need to get done. In this webinar you will learn about: - the mechanics of a typical estate plan; - how the process actually works; - what you need to do and information you need to gather as you get ready to start your estate planning; - the roles that your advisors, attorney, and other professionals may have in the process; - questions to ask before engaging an estate lawyer or financial consultant; - costs involved; - and, the important issues you should consider as you move through the estate planning process. Presenter: Robert Constantine, JD, MBA, director of planned giving at RIT Prior to joining the RIT Division of Development and Alumni Relations in January, 2011, Robert practiced law for over 25 years in Buffalo as a partner with Damon & Morey LLP (now Barclay & Damon), limiting his practice to trust and estate and charitable gift planning, focusing on families, business executives, and medical and other professionals. Robert is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He was admitted to practice in both New York State and Florida. Robert moved to the financial services field where he was a First Vice President with HSBC Private Bank and served as Regional Head of the Personal Trust business in upstate New York from 2003 to 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and State University of New York at Buffalo (JD, MBA). Webinar Resources: Commonly Used Estate Terms: https://www.rit.edu/alumni/media/email/Webinars/EstatePlanning/Commonly_Used_Estate_Terms.pdf Questions When Interviewing for Estate Planning Attorney: https://www.rit.edu/alumni/media/email/Webinars/EstatePlanning/Questions_When_Interviewing_for_EP_Attorney.pdf Estate Planning Preparation Worksheet: https://www.rit.edu/alumni/media/email/Webinars/EstatePlanning/Estate_Planning_Preparation_Worksheet.doc
Views: 649 RIT Alumni
A Year in the Life with President Munson and RIT
 
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Relive some uniquely RIT moments from Dr. David C. Munson, Jr.’s first year as president of the university. From Convocation to Tiger Walk to Imagine RIT (and everything in between!), this student-produced video offers a glimpse into Dr. Munson’s inaugural academic year at RIT.
Views: 631 RIT Alumni
Manufacturing Innovation at RIT
 
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RIT’s roots are grounded in many great manufacturing companies. Today, those relationships continue as RIT supports modern and efficient manufacturing methods and innovation that helps manufacturers reinvent themselves in the digital age.
Views: 650 RIT Alumni
RIT's 2016 Volunteer of the Year: Michael Krupnicki MBA '99
 
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Michael Krupnicki, president of Mahany Welding Supply in Rochester and founder of the partner company Rochester Arc + Flame Center, has been honored as RIT’s Volunteer of the Year for 2016. Krupnicki graduated from RIT in 1999 from RIT’s Executive MBA program. Krupnicki has given back to RIT in many ways, offering classes not available on campus to RIT students. Sculpture, mechanical engineering technology and industrial design students have learned how to weld at his facilities. He estimates nearly 1,000 RIT students have taken credit-bearing classes at his businesses since 2004. When Krupnicki heard that the all-female racing team at RIT needed some skills in welding last year, he was quick to step in. Not only did he teach the Hot Wheelz team how to weld by offering them free classes, but he provided the space for them to build the car’s frame. In addition, Krupnicki has sponsored the annual Glass Pumpkin Sale and RIT Formula Racing and RIT Baja Racing teams. He has hosted team-building activities for Saunders College of Business students at Arc + Flame, volunteered as a judge in campus business competitions and worked as an adjunct professor in Saunders College of Business from 1997 to 2012. He also hires RIT alumni to work in his businesses.
Views: 516 RIT Alumni
A Year in the Life: Exploring RIT Through the Eyes of President Munson | Small Windows of Time
 
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RIT is soaring to new heights in stature, rigor, diversity, research and discovery, scholarly work and artistic expression. And, our RIT Tigers are shaping the future and improving our world through creativity and innovation at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. See for yourself, in this student-produced video, all the many amazing things happening here at RIT through the eyes of President Munson.
Views: 693 RIT Alumni
The Heart of RIT:  The Wallace Center
 
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Hear from Dr. Lynn Wild, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and The Wallace Center, as she explains the central function that the Wallace Center plays in the life of RIT.
Views: 372 RIT Alumni
Bill Stackpole on the Computing Security Explosion
 
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Computing security is not only one of the fastest growing career areas, but it’s also identified as one of the most critical areas for business and industry success in the next decade. As cyber crime continues to increase and threatens virtually every area of modern life, CEOs are viewing cyber security as both a critical need AND a strategic advantage. BUT, the technologies and intelligence needed to address specific cyber threats do not yet exist. RIT has identified cybersecurity as one of four key areas for investment in the next five years. Bill Stackpole, associate professor in the Golisano College’s C-Sec program explains how the program is expanding and why RIT has a unique opportunity to lead the country is this area.
Views: 369 RIT Alumni
meRIT Webinar: Tracing Our Ancestors Using Genetics to Investigate Genealogy
 
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Can DNA testing help us understand the African American experience? Rick Kittles Ph.D. '89 is a leading voice on the ethical issues and controversies surrounding this question. Join us for a webinar investigating the science of DNA and its varied utility, how ancestry is inferred and its growing interest, and the significance of tracing African ancestry among African Americans in particular. **Presenter:** Rick Kittles Ph.D. '89 - Professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences at the City of Hope (COH) - Rick Kittles, Ph.D., is Professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences at the City of Hope (COH). He is also Associate Director of Health Equities of COH Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Kittles is well known for his research of prostate cancer and health disparities among African Americans. Dr. Kittles’ research has focused on understanding the complex issues surrounding race, genetic ancestry, and health disparities. Dr. Kittles received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from George Washington University in 1998. His first faculty appointment was at Howard University where he helped establish the National Human Genome Center at Howard University. Over the last twenty years he has been at the forefront of the development of ancestry-informative genetic markers, and how genetic ancestry can be quantified and utilized in genomic studies on disease risk and outcomes. His work has shown the impact of genetic variation across populations in pharmacogenomics, biomarker discovery, and disease gene mapping. Although a major focus of Dr. Kittles’ work over the past years has been on measuring and utilizing West African admixture in studies of genetic disease among African Americans, presently he is expanding his research focus to further include Latino and Native American populations to further enhance the robustness of the experimental design of his research studies. Dr. Kittles has NIH-funded projects to study genetic and environmental modifiers of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in order to improve our understanding of the role serum Vitamin D plays in health disparities. He is leading a multi-site collaboration studying modifiers of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and their role on prostate cancer susceptibility. In 2010 Dr. Kittles was named in Ebony magazine’s “The Ebony Power 100.” Ebony selected the nation's top 100 African-American "power players" in sports, academia, religion, business, environment, science & tech, entertainment, arts and letters, fashion, politics, media, activism and health. In March of 2012 Dr. Kittles presented the Keynote Address to the United Nations General Assembly, “International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” Recently Dr. Kittles was named by The Huffington Post as one of “Fifty Iconic Black Trailblazers Who Represent Every State In America.” **Category** Science and Technology
Views: 184 RIT Alumni
Lynn Fuller - Innovator of the Month
 
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Founder of RIT's Microelectronic Engineering program, Dr. Lynn Fuller '70, explains how RIT's unique approach differentiated the university's work for the semiconductor industry, and ultimately led to one of our most respected degree programs.
Views: 106 RIT Alumni
2017 CAST Distinguished Alumnus: Thomas Trytek, P.E. ’91
 
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Thomas Trytek, P.E. ’91 College of Applied Science and Technology BS Civil Engineering Technology Vice President and Founding Principal of TDK Engineering Associates, P.C. Vice President and Founding Principal of Aquarii, Inc. Tom Trytek is a founding principal of TDK Engineering and currently holds the position of Vice President and Secretary. In addition to overseeing daily company operations, he is actively involved with client interactions and managing various projects. Tom has over 26 years of experience and is capable of taking a project from initial concept through completion. He is a detail oriented professional and has successfully completed numerous challenging projects. Some notable structural and mechanical engineering design projects that Tom was the engineer-of-record include the following: • Tower One World Trade Center (New York, New York): Rotating beacon at top of the building’s spire. • Overture Center for the Arts (Madison, Wisconsin): Single 200 ton moveable organ enclosure. At the time of completion in 2003, this was noted as the world’s largest moveable enclosure. • JAZZ at Lincoln Center - Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle (New York, New York): Dual 63 ton trussed overhead retractable ceiling and recessed light structures. • Adrienne Arsht Center, formerly Carnival Center (Miami, Florida): Triple overhead canopy structures, totaling 45 tons, for stage lighting and speakers; numerous theatrical rigging assemblies; numerous concrete acoustic wall panels estimated at 7 tons each. Other areas of expertise, include conducting forensic evaluations related to structural, marine, building systems, foundations, recreation facilities, site drainage/potable water and wastewater treatment and handling system failures for various public and nationally recognized insurance and claim assessment agencies. Additionally, Tom is also a founding partner of Aquarii, Inc. and currently holds the position of Vice President. Aquarii is an LED lighting company that designs, develops, manufactures and distributes LED lights throughout the United States and Canada.
Views: 354 RIT Alumni
Thank You for ROARing for More!
 
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Preliminary results are in and we're thrilled to report that we raised over $1.9 million from more than 2,750 donors on ROAR Day—our most successful ROAR Day yet! We couldn't have done it without YOUR support and participation.We can't wait to share how you are making a difference through your giving in the near future. Music provided by Rujay. Instrumental: "Joy" by Ihaksi. Channel: https://YouTube.com/user/RujayTV
Views: 1100 RIT Alumni
Dr. David C. Munson's First Presidential Address at 50th Anniversary Celebration
 
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Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) new president, Dr. David C. Munson Jr., made his first presidential address during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Nathaniel Rochester Society (NRS), held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York. A highlight of the night included the presentation of the 2017 NRS Award by Pres. Munson to Joseph M. Lobozzo II ’95 MBA.
Views: 164 RIT Alumni
2017 NTID Distinguished Alumni: Barbara Ray Holcomb ’74, ’84 & Samuel Holcomb ’77
 
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Barbara Ray Holcomb SVP ’71, ’74, ’84 National Technical Institute for the Deaf AAS NTID Programs and MS Career and Human Resource Development (College of Applied Science and Technology) Retired Associate Professor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf Samuel Holcomb SVP ’74, ’77 National Technical Institute for the Deaf AAS Ophthalmic Optical Finishing Technology Retired Senior Lecturer, National Technical Institute for the Deaf Together, Barbara Ray and Sam Holcomb have dedicated 75 years of service to RIT. After receiving her degree, Barbara Ray began a 39-year career at RIT, retiring in 2013 as an associate professor in NTID’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Education department. Sam spent 36 years as an instructor at RIT, beginning in 1977 and retiring with his wife, also in 2013. During their time at RIT, the couple contributed to the books ASL at Work: A Guide to Working with Deaf Co-workers, and Basic Sign Communication: A Guide for Teaching Sign Language. Sam also contributed to the book: Deaf Culture Our Way: Anecdotes from the Deaf Community, a book that illustrates deaf culture. While teaching at RIT Barbara Ray contributed to several scholarly articles and sat on several committees. They include: the 17th Anniversary Planning Committee, the NTID Reunion Planning Committee, and the RIT American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Community Center Advisory Committee. Sam also instructed RIT presidents Al Simone and Bill Destler in American Sign Language upon their arrival to RIT. Upon retirement, the couple became active in efforts to preserve NTID’s historical materials, including in RIT’s archives and the forthcoming NTID Alumni Museum. Both served on the NTID History Committee and continue to stay engaged with the university after their retirements and have worked to deepen the historical records of NTID.
Views: 479 RIT Alumni
RIT’s 2017 Outstanding Alumnus: Brooks Bower ’74
 
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Brooks Bower ’74 College of Imaging Arts and Sciences BS Printing Chairman and CEO, Papercone Corporation Brooks Bower is chairman and chief executive officer of Papercone Corporation, the largest privately held specialty envelope manufacturer in the U.S. with over 135 employees. Brooks is deeply involved in philanthropic activities, including the boards of The Salvation Army, Rochester Institute of Technology, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and Walden School and is the chairman the Global Envelope Alliance. Brooks is an active member of the Chief Executives’ Organization and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Brooks lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Marilyn. They travel extensively for business and pleasure. Brooks loves snow skiing around the world. They have two children, six grandchildren and they love animals.
Views: 358 RIT Alumni
The Harmonica and the Blues
 
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The harmonica has a long and rich history that began in China and was further developed in 19th century Europe. In the United States, the harmonica became very popular as a blues instrument in the 1930s. In this webinar you will learn: - The history of the harmonica and the blues. - Why the harmonica became such a force in the blues. - How to play the harmonica – a process that encourages learners to keep playing. Presenter: Tom Hanney, senior lecturer, RIT Center for Multidisciplinary Studies
Views: 972 RIT Alumni
John Schott - Innovator of the Month
 
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Dr. John Schott, The Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Professor in RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, laid the cornerstone for the university's imaging science program. Working at the forefront of a new academic field, Schott helped to define many of the foundational knowledge of Imaging Science, including the concept of imaging science as an end-to-end process and defining the "Image Chain."
Views: 162 RIT Alumni
Intrapreneurs -  Entrepreneurs Inside Organizations
 
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Susan Foley '73, '79, managing partner at Corporate Entrepreneurs LLC, defines “intrapreneurs” and why they are the most sought after professionals today.
Views: 1455 RIT Alumni
2017 CHST Distinguished Alumna: Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton ’71
 
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Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton ’71 College of Health Sciences and Technology BS Food Administration Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, a world-renowned expert and national leader in food and nutrition, is Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, where she has been on the faculty since 1979. Her research expertise is cardiovascular nutrition. She conducts controlled clinical nutrition studies designed to evaluate the role of diet on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). These studies have evaluated established and emerging CVD risk factors including lipids, lipoproteins, blood pressure, inflammatory markers, measures of oxidative stress and adhesion molecules. She and her colleagues have studied many different populations, including healthy participants, overweight and obese individuals, as well as persons at risk for CVD. Her research integrates clinical and basic research to evaluate underlying mechanisms that account for the diet-induced clinical responses, including the molecular mechanisms of action. Penny embraces interdisciplinary research that integrates the expertise of many colleagues. Penny has served on many national committees that have established dietary guidelines and recommendations. She served on the 2nd Adult Treatment Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program, the Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients Committee of the National Academies, the Health and Human Services/United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 2005, and the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association that published diet and lifestyle recommendations for the prevention and treatment of CVD. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the National Lipid Association, and the American Society for Nutrition. She served as president of the National Lipid Association and chair of the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition. Currently she serves as chair of the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee. Penny has published over 300 scientific papers and 30 book chapters and has co-authored four books. Her research program has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the private sector.
Views: 116 RIT Alumni
How to Write a Traditional Mystery
 
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Do you love reading a good mystery? Have you ever wondered how the writer creates the characters, the plot line and the suspense? Perhaps you are bitten by the mystery bug and think you too can be a mystery writer. In this webinar, you will learn how to write a traditional mystery by: - creating characters your readers will love; - developing an appealing setting; - planning your story; - and creating suspense. Presenter: Maggie King '72, Author of Hazel Rose Book Group Mysteries Maggie King is the author of the Hazel Rose Book Group mysteries, including Murder at the Book Group and Murder at the Moonshine Inn. Her short stories, “A Not So Genteel Murder” and “Reunion in Shockoe Slip” appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries anthologies. “Wine, Women, and Wrong” is included in 50 Shades of Cabernet: A Mysterious Anthology. Maggie graduated from Elizabeth Seton College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. She belongs to James River Writers, the American Association of University Women, and is a founding member of the Sisters in Crime Central Virginia chapter. She has worked as a software developer, retail sales manager, customer service supervisor, web designer, and non-profit administrator. Maggie has called New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California home. These days she lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband Glen and cats Morris and Olive. All her jobs, schools, and residences have gifted her with story ideas for years to come..
Views: 908 RIT Alumni
2018 CAD Distinguished Alumna: Wendy Maruyama MFA ’80
 
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Wendy Maruyama MFA ’80 College of Art and Design Artist Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University Furniture maker, artist and educator Wendy Maruyama has been making innovative work for 40 years. While her early work combined ideologies of feminism and traditional craft objects, her newer work moves beyond the boundaries of traditional studio craft and into the realm of social practice. Since 1994, Wendy has been creating works inspired by the memory of her childhood growing up as a Japanese-American, her interpretation of her ethnic heritage, and her observations of the Japanese culture, looking in from the outside. Born in La Junta, Colorado, to second-generation Japanese American parents, she has made several pilgrimages to the land of her heritage, Japan. At times reverent of Japan’s craft history and advanced technology, and appalled by Japan’s self-indulgent, materialistic and almost faceless and patriarchal society, Wendy vacillates between creating works that both emulate and satirize that culture. Wendy was awarded an artist-in-residency opportunity at SUNY Purchase in fall 2008 and during this time she immersed herself in research and historical investigation of Executive Order 9066. The Tag Project was born out of this residency. The Tag Project was part of a companion body of work, Executive Order 9066, addressing the forced evacuation and incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1942 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Her family was directly affected by the evacuation: but little was mentioned of this by Wendy’s mother or grandparents. This chapter in her family history was heavily veiled: because of this, she avoided any association with this connection. Her latest work, The wildLIFE Project, focuses on the endangerment of elephants, a cause personal to Wendy. She recently took a sojourn to Kenya and met with wildlife advocates to investigate the dangers of the continued poaching of these magnificent animals. The trip served as a source of inspiration for the artist to create a new body of work and incorporate a strong societal message. Wendy has recently retired from teaching at San Diego State University. In addition to SDSU, she has taught at Appalachian Center for Crafts, California College of Arts, and has taught for 35 years all total. She exhibited her work nationally for over four decades, with solo shows in New York City, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Indianapolis, Savannah, and Easthampton. She has exhibited internationally in Tokyo, Seoul, and London. Maruyama’s work can also be found in both national and international permanent museum collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Australia; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton; Mingei International Museum, San Diego; and the Oakland Museum of California. Wendy is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant, 2010; several National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Visual Artists; the Japan/US Fellowship; and a Fulbright Research Grant to work in the UK.
Views: 46 RIT Alumni
Faculty Forward:  Behavioral Health at RIT
 
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Learn how RIT is bridging technology and psychology to create a truly innovative approach to behavioral health study and research.
Views: 172 RIT Alumni
2017 KGCOE Distinguished Alumnus: Paul Kayser ’93
 
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Paul Kayser ’93 Kate Gleason College of Engineering BS Mechanical Engineering President and CEO, Pretium Packaging Paul Kayser has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Pretium Packaging, LLC, a leading supplier of custom rigid plastic packaging solutions, since February 2016. Paul previously served as Group President of Nypro Packaging, a business he founded within Nypro Inc. in 2005. Since its founding, Nypro Packaging has become a global provider of manufactured precision plastic products. In his role as Group President, Paul managed all aspects of the business and oversaw nine locations across the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Prior to joining Nypro Inc. in 2002, Paul spent several years the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry for Celestica and Sanmina Corp in engineering and program management positions. Paul met his wife of 23 years, Shelly Coddington-Kayser ’91, at RIT and they have two children: Sarah, 16 and Jacob, 14. Paul is the son of Robert and Margaret Kayser. Robert served as Associate Professor at the RIT College of Photographic and Imaging Arts from 1972 to his retirement in 1996 as Professor Emeritus.
Views: 122 RIT Alumni
Bruce Smith - Innovator of the Month
 
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Learn more about Dr. Bruce Smith '86, '89, '95, professor of nanolithography, and his take on innovation.
Views: 112 RIT Alumni
Paul Taylor - Innovator of the Month
 
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Paul L. Taylor, III talks about how he created the first telecommunications devices for the deaf, known as TDDs or TTYs, and how the TTY network changed deaf communications.
Views: 89 RIT Alumni
Debt Free at 33: Mastering Your Money
 
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In this webinar, Norman West, the CEO of West Advisory Group and co-author of the book “Debt Free at 33,” which shares the secrets to how he and his wife were able to pay off more than $170,000 in student loans, personal loans, credit card debt, and an auto loan, all while never making six figures, will help you take control of your finances! Key financial principles will be discussed, including being a wise consumer, credit, and crushing student loan debt!
Views: 239 RIT Alumni
RIT Presidential Spotlight #2: Academic Success
 
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RIT is rapidly ascending into the ranks of our nation’s great universities. The RIT academic portfolio is among the richest and most diverse in the world. RIT has top 10 national programs in computing security, fine arts, industrial design, film and animation, photography and video game design. Our award-winning programs in a host of unique disciplines like sustainability, medical illustration, microelectronic engineering, packaging science, museum studies, interpreting services, and diagnostic medical sonography help to set us apart from other universities. I invite you to view this video message and share it with others in your network. I am proud of RIT and I hope you are too. Go Tigers!
Views: 3160 RIT Alumni
RIT 2018 Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Carcaci '95
 
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Kathy Carcaci ’95 2018 Volunteer of the Year Retired Manager of Staff Recruitment, RIT Kathy Carcaci retired from RIT in January 2018 after 52 ½ years of service. At the time of her retirement, she was manager of staff recruiting and RIT’s longest serving staff member. Kathy held seven different titles throughout her career and worked under six president, five vice presidents of finance and administration, and seven human resources directors. She was first hired in 1965 as an administrative assistant at RIT’s downtown campus. At 18 years old, she was one of three people in the university’s human resources department that has since grown to over 35 employees. In addition to her professional career at RIT, Kathy earned a diploma in applied arts & sciences from the university in 1995. She was a member of the Women’s Council of RIT for nearly a decade and served as a Greek Life advisor, for which she was nominated for the Outstanding Advisor of the Year award. Kathy was also an active volunteer for various university initiatives throughout her half-century career, including RIT fundraising campaigns, the faculty/staff alumni chapter, and ROAR Day. Kathy currently resides in Hilton, NY, with her husband, Paul, retired president of Carcaci Designs.
Views: 70 RIT Alumni
RIT Presidential Spotlight # 7: Alumni House
 
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Demonstrating our commitment to you, we are adding an official “home” for RIT alumni to the Rochester campus. We purchased a private estate home adjacent to the campus with the goal of renovating the home to become the primary facility for alumni visits and activities. These necessary renovations are slated to begin shortly, but we must fundraise all of the projected $1.2 million needed to make this house an inviting alumni home. Your gift to the Alumni House will make a significant difference and if you make your gift to the Alumni House now, you can double your impact thanks to a matching gift. Alumnus Brian Hall ‘78 and his wife, Linda, have generously pledged to match your gifts to the Alumni House dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000. Thank you, Brian and Linda, for your generous support. Please make your gift to the Alumni House today so we can get started on making YOUR new house a home. Visit http://www.rit.edu/alumnihouse to make your gift today.
Views: 2668 RIT Alumni
meRIT Webinar: An Introvert's Journey to Leadership
 
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Western society lauds extroverted leaders and their accomplishments, but introverts make great contributions and can be effective leaders, too. Many introverts feel unsuited or ill-equipped for leadership and are not sure how to take that next step to increase influence and improve visibility. Have you ever wondered how to empower yourself and leverage your innate skills to become a leader? Ben Woelk ’07 will share his personal insights and leadership journey from being a shy team member to becoming a recognized leader. In this webinar, you will learn: - key steps for becoming a successful leader; - and how to do so even if you identify as an introvert. **Presenter:** Ben Woelk ’07, CISSP - Information Security Office Program Manager, Rochester Institute of Technology - Ben is the Program Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he's developed a leading information security awareness program. Ben is a member and former co-chair of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Awareness and Training Working Group of the Higher Education Information Security Council. He is also a former Director and Community Affairs Committee Chair for the Society for Technical Communication and is the current Scholarship Committee Chair. Ben is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) and Accredited Trainer, and is ITIL v3 certified. Ben holds degrees from the University of Florida, Trinity International University, and the University of Rochester, and an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT. Ben is an adjunct faculty member at RIT, teaching classroom and online courses in Computing Security Fundamentals and Technical Communication. Prior to joining RIT, Ben provided technical communications and change management consulting to a number of area Fortune 500 companies. His current interests include working with other security awareness practitioners to develop effective security awareness programs and providing mentoring and coaching to new and aspiring introverted leaders, and speaking and presenting workshops on introverted leadership, creating security awareness programs, and technical communication. **Category:** Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Views: 161 RIT Alumni
2017 COLA Distinguished Alumnus: Michael Ciminelli ’78
 
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Michael Ciminelli ’78 College of Liberal Arts BS Criminal Justice Chief of Police, Rochester Police Department Chief Michael Ciminelli has been Chief of the Rochester Police Department (RPD) since 2014. Previous to his appointment as Chief, he served as Interim Chief and as Deputy Chief of Police for the RPD Administration Bureau, responsible for administrative and support functions, including budget development and management, human resources, policy, training, vehicle fleet management, property and evidence, research and evaluation, labor relations and grant management. His former RPD assignments include Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Division, Commander of Patrol Division West, Sergeant, Homicide Investigator, and Patrol Officer. Chief Ciminelli served as Chief of Police of the Elmira New York Police Department from 1996 to 2002. He was also an Assistant District Attorney for the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office from 1988 to 1991. His other professional experience includes serving as a Police Management Consultant and as an onsite Assessor for the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, and the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Chief Ciminelli has published articles in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, The Police Chief and Law and Order. Chief Ciminelli has extensive training and instruction experience, both professional and academic. He has instructed law enforcement and public safety courses in the State of New York, the State of New Mexico, and at the federal level. He has served as Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University and Elmira College, teaching upper level courses in Police Administration and law. As an attorney admitted to practice law in New York State and the District of Columbia, Chief Ciminelli also served as Deputy Chief Counsel for Operational Law for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. During his time at the DEA, Chief Ciminelli also was Chief of the Domestic Criminal Law Section, and a Staff Attorney in the International Law Section. Chief Ciminelli holds a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude from the University of Buffalo Law School and is a native of Rochester, growing up on the city’s west side in the 19th Ward.
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MacArthur
 
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Cooperative Education at RIT: An Insider's Guide for Parents
 
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Cooperative education is an important hands-on experience for students that can pave the way for a future career. As a parent, help your student find his/her best co-op by learning more about RIT’s co-op program goals and objectives, how the co-op job search is conducted and what supportive role you can play as a parent. Presenter: Manny Contomanolis, PhD, senior associate vice president enrollment management and career services Manny has more than 35 years of experience in higher education and experiential learning and is active as a speaker, consultant and author. He is past president of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and a member of the NACE Academy of Fellows. He is the recipient of several awards and honors including recognition as one of the 10 most innovative leaders in university career services.
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RIT Presidential Spotlight #3: Student Achievement
 
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At RIT, cultivating student success is our core mission…it is what we do. And at RIT, student achievement abounds in many forms. Our students invent, engineer, compute, research, create, and do. Our students are problem solvers as well as problem seekers. RIT students are the heart and soul of RIT…they are the future. I invite you to view this video message to learn more about what RIT students are doing. I couldn’t be more proud of our students and I hope you are too. Thank you and Go Tigers!
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I Photograph Very Tiny Things: the Wonders of Photomicrography
 
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Michael Peres, Associate Chair of RIT's School of Photographic Arts & Sciences, showcases images made using a light microscope, including photomicrographs of snowflakes and biomedical samples.
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meRIT Webinar: Building Trust in a Transition, Merger, or Acquisition
 
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Nearly all organizations (large and small) go through some kind of restructuring effort every few years. Sometimes these changes take the form of mergers and acquisitions, but even smaller internal restructurings can be incredibly disruptive. In many cases, these efforts to improve the bottom line have a negative impact on morale, productivity, and trust. If this rings true for your situation, you will profoundly benefit from this program. In this program we will explore: -Why trust is often destroyed in transitions and how this can be prevented. -Why top management usually over values the benefits and grossly underestimates the costs. -A model on how to improve the process to provide equal energy to culture issues and financial issues. -Seven ways management can improve the results of a transition. **Presenter:** Bob Whipple, MBA, CPLP - CEO of Leadergrow Incorporated - Participants will benefit from this program through a crystal-clear view of the mistakes that result in a high mortality rate for transitions along with the antidotes. They will recognize how the situation is not hopeless—there are pragmatic actions, even in the most challenging times, that place leaders on a path to higher trust and transparency during a transition. Join Bob Whipple MBA, CPLP for an entertaining and enlightening program that identifies the root cause of problems with transitions and offers many solutions. This session will be interactive and it will reveal some wonderful opportunities to turn a corner on the malaise that has brought many organizations to the brink of disaster. Bob Whipple is CEO of Leadergrow Incorporated, an organization dedicated to development of leaders. He speaks on leadership topics and the development of trust in numerous venues internationally. He also teaches leadership and business classes at several universities. As a leadership coach and business consultant, he works with individual clients as well as large organizations such as government agencies, corporations, and the Rochester Business Alliance. A highly successful leader at a Fortune 500 company for over 30 years, Mr. Whipple accomplished revolutionary change while leading a division of over 2,000 people through the application of outstanding people skills.
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ROAR For More
 
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Will you ROAR for more…Research? Scholarships? Athletics? Student Clubs? On October 2, make a gift on #ROARDay to RIT and ROAR for more of what matters most to you!
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meRIT Webinar: Intro to Beer A 101 primer on suds, lager, stout and everything in between
 
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A webinar for beer lovers? Yep. On October 25, meRIT Webinars welcomes Jeff Ware ’04 (SCB), owner of Resurgence Brewing Company in Buffalo, N.Y. Jeff will fill in all the gaps in what you know about those suds that you love to sip. Learn about beer history, how it’s brewed, and get an inside look at the local beer movement. Plus, you’ll get some pro tips on flavor profiles so you can impress your friends on your next craft brewery tour. **Presenter:** Jeff Ware ’04 (SCB), Owner / President, Resurgence Brewing Company - Learn more about Jeff Ware and Resurgence Brewing Company here: https://www.buffalorising.com/2014/04/first-look-resurgence-brewing-company/ **Category:** Art, Design & Culture
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meRIT Webinar: How to Use LinkedIn in 15 Minutes Per Day
 
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You are an RIT Tiger and you have not been living under a rock, so by now you have no doubt heard of LinkedIn. But do you have any idea what it is or what to do once you’re there? How do you strike up conversations with strangers? How do you get people to understand that you can do the job you’re pursuing? Brenda Cunningham will give you a specific, minute-by-minute action plan for using LinkedIn to connect with recruiters, decision-makers, and other influencers to help you stay in the driver’s seat of your career. She will also help you avoid the trap of social media for hours on end, so you can stay productive doing the right things to keep your career moving forward. In this layoff-ready world, it is essential to have trusted people in your corner who will help you during transitions. And as you fight to stay relevant in your career, tap into this brilliant resource, with a real strategy, to help you stay on the forefront of your industry. In this webinar you will learn: - an overview of LinkedIn and the benefits of using it, - the elements of building a LinkedIn profile, - a game plan to use LinkedIn in 15 minutes per day, - and real conversation starters to help you build and expand your power network. **Presenter:** Brenda M. Cunningham ’01 (CAST), CPRW, CJSS, CCM - Brenda M. Cunningham is the CEO of Push Career Management, LLC, and is a CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer), CJSS (Certified Job Search Strategist), CCM (Credentialed Career Manager), and a recognized expert in the field of career services. Her company provides career portfolios, career coaching, and outplacement services to major corporate brands including Gold Canyon International and Nammo Talley (a defense manufacturing company). As an author, she’s released two books, titled "Your Resume is Not Enough: How to Network Your Way Up the Corporate Ladder" and "Crush the Pink Slip: Get Back to Work in 60 Days," to provide resources to professionals in career transition. She couples her technical background in Electrical Engineering and Project Management with her encouraging, tough-love approach to serve professionals on their climb up the corporate ladder and back into the workplace. She is the president of the Resume Writer’s Council of Arizona and she served on the board of the National Resume Writer’s Association for three years. Brenda loves to build confidence in professionals who won’t accept just any job but who are ready to Push for their ideal careers.
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Crucial Conversations An Overview
 
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Crucial Conversations: An Overview How effective are you at those difficult conversations? A Crucial Conversation is a discussion between two or more people where one, stakes are high, two, opinions vary, and three, emotions run strong and the outcome greatly impacts the lives of those involved. While instinct may tell you to avoid these situations at all cost, the better response would be to face them head on and handle them well. In this webinar we will discuss: - An Overview of the Best-Selling Book and top leadership training courses: Crucial Conversations. - Your role in a difficult conversation; a sample from the training. - Tips you can use today to increase your effectiveness with difficult conversations.
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Lean Six Sigma in 60 minutes
 
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In this webinar, you will learn: -The benefits of LSS to your bottom line -LSS tools you can use immediately to improve productivity -How to use LSS to turn strategy to impactful business action Presenter: Margi Ochs, Senior Program Manager, Instructor, RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering Margi Ochs holds a BA degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from University of Rochester. She teaches Lean Six Sigma courses and assists students to apply and implement their studies through consultation, assessments and workshops to deepen their own knowledge and experience.
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RIT Presidential Spotlight #6: Research
 
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This last year has been RIT’s most productive year of research on record and last month alone, RIT played a pivotal role in the world of science. Our researchers were on the team that proved Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity was right, opening an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. In addition, RIT brought in $62 million dollars in research funding—an increase of 18 percent from the year before. This is very promising news as student-centered research is one of the central pillars of our Greatness Through Difference Strategic Plan. Moreover, our growth in Ph.D. programs to seven coupled with graduating 219 students since 1990 has resulted in a change in our classification. RIT is now considered a doctoral university. This is a very recent change designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. RIT was previously classified as a master’s university. It’s certainly a watershed moment for the university and reflects our upward momentum. We are making significant progress in establishing RIT as a leading student-centered research university and our future looks incredibly promising. Thank you for watching.
Views: 1253 RIT Alumni
No Fear Photography
 
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No Fear Photography, how to take better photos with every camera. Improve your photography & understand your camera. Takeaway 1: Find the four settings you really need on your camera, so you can relax and ignore all those other buttons. Takeaway 2: Learn the four top tips from a working pro photographer, so you can take photos that stand out--and do it with your iPhone or any camera. Takeaway 3: Bonus! Ken will give you his simple list to help pick the right camera the next time you are ready to buy. Save hundreds of dollars and hours of searching with this info alone.
Views: 178 RIT Alumni

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