Archive for Events

Chuck Collins Coming to RIT March 6th to talk about Inequality


DR. ANDREW J. HOFFMAN to speak on culture and climate change Oct. 9th


Holcim (Us) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise

University Of Michigan

“How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate”

Friday, October 9, 2015, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Webb Auditorium, Booth Hall, Building 7A, Room 1350

Book Signing to Follow

Supported by

RIT Saunders College of Business,

RIT College of Liberal Arts, Department of Public Policy


Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility


Please contact Dr. Sandra Rothenberg with any questions at

Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability. Please make your request as soon as possible by going to the following website:

Congratulations to SCB Student Hassan Ali

Congratulations to Hassan Ali, this year’s recipient of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation student scholarship. Hassan is a student in the B.S/M.B.A program in Accounting at the Saunders College of Business. His essay impressed the judges with its thoughtful analysis of personal ethics dilemmas he has faced in the work environment. More information on the scholarship can be found at the RABEF website.  You can also see past Saunders  winners there as well.

Hassan Ali

Saunders Students Get a Visit from Congressman Dan Maffei

Yesterday, Saunders Students were visited by Congressman Dan Maffei. He gave us a great inside glimpse of the policy making process and the skills needed for those engaged in this process.

Congressman Dan Maffei talking to students and the E. Philip Saunders College of Business

Save the Date – David Cay Johnston Oct 3rd

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” to Rob You Blind

David Cay Johnston

Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, an IRE Medal and the George Polk Award

October 3rd at 4pm-5pm, book signing to follow

Golisano Hall, Building 70, Room 1400



Event Cosponsored by the Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility and Clarence B. Sheffield, Jr., the Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking

IBESR co-sponsors media critic and activist Jennifer L. Pozner at the 2013 Power your Potential

Winner of Saunders College of Business Ethics Scholarship Chosen

Congratulations to Adena Thompson for being selected as the winner of this year’s Saunders College of Business Ethics Scholarship! Adena will be invited to represent SCB by presenting at next year’s Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation Awards  luncheon.  This is held at the Riverside Convention Center and attended by hundreds of members of the area business community. Thanks for making us look good Adena!

Electronics Recycling

RIT is holding its 11th Annual E-Cycling Day this Thursday March 24 and it needs your support!

Time: Thursday, 3/24. 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Drop-off location: The Sentinel, SAU Circle

Cost: RIT equipment – no charge.
Electronics brought from home – no charge.
In response to the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, RIT’s electronics recycling contractor (Maven Technologies) is no longer charging for electronics brought in from home (as of 1/1/2011).

What: Any electronics, including desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, any other peripherals, cables, TVs, home audio,
cell phones, PDAs, land-line phones, scanners, rechargeable batteries, chargers, plotters, VCRs, etc. (Please don’t bring RIT phones, printer cartridges, non-rechargeable batteries, air conditioners, mini fridges)

Information Safety: All computers recycled during this event will have their hard drives punctured, or erased securely (using Department of Defense or HIPAA protocol). Additional information (Provided by RIT’s Information security Office) is found in the post script to this message.

So stop by this Thursday and drop off your old electronics (they’ll be students to help you unload if necessary) Or you can also arrange a pick up by sending an email to:, be sure to include building  and room #, times when you will be at location and what would you like picked up.


Don’t miss this opportunity to network with environmental  professionals while you help the environment. The Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, along with the Greater Rochester Businesses for Conservation is holding a work day:

Thousand Acre Swamp – Penfield, NY. On April 16, 2011 from 9 am – 12 pm

Projects will include:

• Trail Clearing

• Habitat management

• Boardwalk Construction

• Preserve Clean-up

This event was a success last year – (see pics at and one student even got a JOB OFFER through the business contacts made at the event!!!

You will work alongside employees from LECESSE Construction, Kodak, Xerox, RG&E, Nixon Peabody LLP, Haley & Aldrich, and others.

Get more information and sign up at

Collective bargaining: join the online debate with an MIT expert

Professor Thomas A. Kochan of the MIT Sloan School, will offer his thoughts on whether the current efforts by some governors to eliminate or curtail collective bargaining can be considered an attack on workers’ rights or fiscal necessity. Join the MIT alumni community on Monday, March 21, from noon to 12:30 p.m. EDT.

You can register for free here. After you register the URL for the webcast will be sent to you.