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Saunders News

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 Shelly Meyer at smmmkt@rit.edu with RIT University News Service.

RIT Venture Creations business incubator will move to downtown Rochester
November 6th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations business incubator will soon relocate from its headquarters on John Street in Henrietta to 40 Franklin St., in the heart of Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone. The move, expected to be complete...
RIT researcher uses data to help wearable technology companies connect with consumers
November 4th, 2020
New research is evaluating how wearable technology companies can better engage with their customers and humanize relationships in machine-mediated environments built to promote healthy behavior. For more than four years, Duygu Akdevelioglu, an...
October 27th, 2020
The supply chain management (SCM) program at Saunders College of Business combines cutting-edge technology, strong business practices and engineering, giving students the knowledge to succeed in this competitive industry. They are taught the latest...
Why Choose Global Supply Chain Management?
October 27th, 2020
Among the many changes in 2020, one thing has proven right. The supply chain is resilient! The STEM-designated global supply chain management (GSCM) master of science program at Saunders College of Business ranks #41 Best MS programs in the world by...
RIT spring semester will begin Jan. 25
October 19th, 2020
RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25, according to an announcement by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Ellen Granberg. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams...
Tiger Alumni Week offers dozens of virtual activities
October 16th, 2020
Virtual reunions, interactive programs, talks, a 5K, e-Sports, and even Tiger Trivia are just some of the dozens of events slated for Tiger Alumni Week, beginning Monday for RIT alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff. RIT’s Office of...
RIT named a top U.S. school for international students with post-graduation employment
October 2nd, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology has been ranked among the top U.S. schools for international students to engage in post-graduation employment in both STEM and non-STEM fields. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program named RIT one of the top 100...
NSF award helps professors develop a data science course for non-computing majors
September 30th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology professors have received a National Science Foundation award to develop a hands-on data science course for non-computing majors. The course will first be offered at RIT and then across the country, in an effort to...
September 28th, 2020
Students in Saunders management program are prepared for a wide variety of careers because of the program’s structure. During a student’s undergraduate career, she/he is exposed to well-rounded experiences that transcend career industries....
Accounting degree embedded in technology
September 28th, 2020
Accounting is much different than it used to be! Accountants today are being asked to utilize technology to work with and manage accounting information systems and communication tools such as social media to interact with customers and build the...
September 28th, 2020
The decision to continue your education with an MS in accounting from Saunders College of Business opens up career advancement opportunities and builds essential analytical skills. This one-year program is taught by faculty recognized nationally as...
Value of organizational ‘intrapreneurs’ is focus of RIT alumna’s research
September 25th, 2020
As organizations large and small struggle to survive through COVID-19, new research explores the vital role of intrapreneurs—employees known for thinking outside of the box and using their talents to further innovation and creativity within...
Dressing for success—even in virtual settings – can help lay groundwork for productive job interviews
September 21st, 2020
Each year, as RIT students prepare for the university-wide Career Fair, there are often questions surrounding appropriate attire for interviews. ‌ Elizabeth Lamark Student Nick Renzoni, left, always dresses for success. Here, Renzoni talks...
RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs
September 21st, 2020
Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at Rochester Institute of Technology are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving....
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News
September 14th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News...
RIT names alumnus Orlando Ortiz the 2020-2021 Minett Professor
August 26th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology’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), ’...
RIT students start semester with encouragement and precautions
August 19th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology welcomes a record number of first-year students today as classes begin in a semester that will look like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s entering class has more females and more African-American...
RIT alumna named director of university’s Deaf Health Laboratory
August 14th, 2020
Tiffany Panko, M.D., has been named director of the Deaf Health Laboratory in the Research Center on Culture and Language at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.  Panko, an alumna of RIT who received...
RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall
August 10th, 2020
RIT Associate Professor Sean Hansen is looking forward to the start of fall semester when he’s scheduled to teach two sections of Information Systems and Technology to first-year students. And while COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider...
COVID-19 alert system aims to identify, reduce risk
August 7th, 2020
RIT is developing an alert system that systematically defines levels of COVID-19 prevalence and transmission risk within our community. Each level will be associated with predetermined actions aimed at reducing risk during the coronavirus pandemic...

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