Another academic year has started and though we are happy to see our students start and continue to achieve success in their academic lives, a lot of things have changed in just one year. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone's lives globally and made us adapt to what some call the „new normal“.
Sanja Čović, who graduated from HTM program in 2020, has spent the last semester of her studies at the Rochester campus. Among taking other courses, she also took her senior capstone project, which is considered to be the crown of education at the HTM program. Sanjas’s successful senior capstone project resulted in her collaboration with RIT's Dr. Rick Lagiewski during the spring Covid-19 lock down to develop a case study on the topic “Readiness and Response: The case of hotel emergency management during Hurricanes”.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) both in Croatia and globally. Locally, we are working with health officials to ensure we are aware of changing conditions and responding effectively. We are also working closely with the Rochester campus to ensure we are in line with existing measures imposed across our global campuses.
RIT Croatia began a collaborative partnership with the Red Hat Academy (https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/red-hat-academy), an open-source, web-deployed and web-managed education program designed to provide academic institutions, faculty, and students with courseware, training and learning materials, and other resources, related mostly to cloud computing, enterprise software development technologies, and Linux operating system.
Dr. Patekar’s life started out interesting from the very first moment; he was born in New Delhi, India, an exotic place of birth that often surprises his fellow Croatians. Coincidentally, his last name, which comes from the north of Croatia, is also a popular Indian last name (you might want to google Nana Patekar, for example).