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Check out the latest news and happenings at Saunders College of Business. Email us at communications@saunders.rit.edu if you have news for us to include, or explore our Saunders Announcements for additional options on getting your messages out to the Saunders community. Media inquiries should contact Vienna Carvalho at vnccom@rit.edu with RIT University News Service, or explore our business faculty experts page to find faculty specializing in the topic you are covering.

RIT's Center for Quality and Applied Statistics hosts business and organizational excellence workshop
August 7th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology will host "Taking the Performance Excellence Journey: A Continuous Improvement Workshop" featuring members of the 2017 Baldrige National Quality Award winning team from Fort Collins, Colo. They will discuss the...
RIT's undergraduate student innovators unveil research at 27th annual symposium
August 7th, 2018
Samuel Lum lost a loved one to a serious infection that stemmed from a catheter. The loss encouraged him to gather together a student research team dedicated to developing an enzyme that would prevent bacteria growth inside the medical devices....
RIT students learn value of entrepreneurship through Simone Center, Saunders College joint program
August 7th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology student Jim Heaney started his rapid manufacturing and prototyping business when he was just 14 years old. Five years later, and with the guidance of RIT's Saunders Summer Startup Program, Heaney and his team are...
RIT named among the nation's 'Best 384 Colleges'
August 7th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology is considered one of the nation's best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2019 edition of its annual book...
RIT sponsors tiger exhibit at Seneca Park Zoo
August 6th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology is sharing its tiger pride by sponsoring the tiger exhibit at the Seneca Park Zoo. It's the latest collaboration between RIT and the zoo, which last year signed a formal memorandum of understanding to develop,...
Alumnus designs label for RIT-themed beer
August 6th, 2018
When David Moffitt '07 (film and animation) began studying at RIT, he never imagined he would design labels for beer inspired by his alma mater. "I didn't even like beer when I started college," said Moffitt. "It wasn't until I took a class...
CEO of optics company senses bright future
August 6th, 2018
Michael Oshetski '03 (electrical engineering) was watching the sun rise from an airport in Hong Kong when he turned to his good friend and coworker, Atul Pradhan, and asked if he wanted to start a company. "We are both tired and he's like, 'Sure...
Networking trips expose students to opportunities
August 6th, 2018
To get a position in the financial leadership development program with aerospace company BAE Systems, Emily Young '18 (finance) had to stand out in two days of interviews. The first activity was a dinner, where she had to talk to people in the...
Study abroad experience highlight for hospitality student
August 6th, 2018
Connor Draughn wanted to get out of his comfort zone and try something new, so the hospitality and tourism management major decided to spend a semester studying at RIT Croatia. "I learned a lot about myself," said Draughn, who is from Raleigh,...
Brian Hall named RIT's Outstanding Alumnus of 2018
August 6th, 2018
To say that Brian Hall '78 (MBA) has made a big impact on his alma mater is an understatement. He chaired the committee that paved the way for men's hockey to move from Division III to Division I in the 2005-2006 season. Women's hockey followed...
Brian Hall named RIT's Outstanding Alumnus of 2018
August 6th, 2018
To say that Brian Hall '78 (MBA) has made a big impact on his alma mater is an understatement. He chaired the committee that paved the way for men's hockey to move from Division III to Division I in the 2005-2006 season. Women's hockey followed...
100 percent college-bound: RIT helps prep Rochester seniors for next step
August 6th, 2018
In front of a crowded auditorium at Rochester Prep High School in May, Ismael Cortes Jr. took the stage. The occasion was "Decision Day," when seniors from the charter school's first graduating class proudly declare where they will go to college...
Inventors develop ring to combat cyber threats
August 6th, 2018
Most couples would agree that living together and working together can be tough on a relationship. But husband-and-wife entrepreneurs and RIT graduates Steve and Melanie Shapiro wouldn't have it any other way. The pair is celebrating the...
Dale Taysom
July 27th, 2018
RIT alumnus Dale Taysom (’71, ’77) has a strong interest in helping students with backgrounds in business education and sustainability/STEM related fields. Taysom’s passion for business is derived from his educational background, which began when...
July 16th, 2018
Extending Saunders Leadership Fellows Program to MBA Applicants Now MBA applicants can apply to become Saunders Leadership Fellows. Submit your bio with your completed application by August 17 to be considered for the ...
Livingston County students awarded annual Saunders College Scholarships to attend RIT
July 11th, 2018
Garrett Didas, a senior at York High School; Chandler Simpson, a senior at Livonia High School; and Mary Kate Brushafer, a senior at Lima Christian School, are recipients of this year's annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship at...
July 3rd, 2018
Eduniversal has released their 2018 rankings of the best Master and MBA programs across the globe, with RIT’s Saunders College of Business performing well. Regionally, within North America, Saunders College ranked: #20 in Best Masters in...
RIT Venture Creations companies place in accelerator competition
July 2nd, 2018
Two client companies in Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator have won recognition and prize money from the New York state-funded Luminate NY accelerator program. Positive Science won third place in the competition and...
RIT Venture Creations company develops low-cost solar generators for those living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria
June 27th, 2018
Entrepreneur David Rodriguez is bringing an alternative energy solution to the nearly 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico still living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez is the founder of inverSOL, a client company of Rochester...
RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability names lab in honor of Sudhakar 'Bal' Dixit
June 25th, 2018
A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-...

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