December 18, 2018
On Monday, December 17, 2018, Dr. Jim Watters, Senior Vice-President of Finance & Administration, and Ms. Therese Hannigan, Director, RIT Online, represented RIT & RIT Croatia at the opening of the exhibition "Dubrovnik, A Scarred City – The Destruction and Restoration of Dubrovnik 1991-2000” at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC.
The exhibition of war photos is a vivid reminder of the troubled times Dubrovnik went through not so long ago. Moreover, it shows the inspirational path to recovery only to become one of the most popular historic destinations nowadays.
The event was attended by the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mr. Mato Franković, who is also an RIT Croatia Alumnus, as well as Ms. Marie Paule Roudil, the Director of UNESCO Liaison Office New York and UNESCO Representative to the United Nations since 2015, and many other distinguished representatives of the United Nations, the Republic of Croatia, and representatives of Croatian communities in the US.
You can read more about the exhibition at the following links:
Dr. Branko Mihaljević, participated on May 22nd in an online event organized by Oracle Academy and HUJAK, about the past, present, and the future of software development, with the special focus on the Java programming language and platform, held as a tribute to the 25th anniversary of programming language Java, initially publicly announced on May 23rd, 1995, at the SunWorld '95 conference.
RIT Alumni Association is organizing webinars for the entire RIT Alumni community. This Wednesday the main speaker will be our alum, Mr. Zoran Pejović and will be talking about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry.
On Saturday, May 6, 2020, RIT Croatia held the virtual conferring of degrees for the Class of 2020. While this celebration was not intended to replace a traditional commencement, it recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of this generation.
As we all know, the current pandemic left no one unaffected – people, businesses all over the world are adapting to, what many refer to as “new normal”. Sure, as measures are easing up (at least in Croatia), we all are trying to adjust to new experiences in primarily service industries. Talking to our students, and alumni, as well as our own circle of friends, one thing everyone noted was the importance of adaptability. One thing we have surely learned is that changes are a constant. And yes, some take time to take root, but others (like the one brought about by COVID-19 pandemic) happened so quickly and impacted our lives.