Joan Naturale, NTID and Deaf Studies Librarian, recently joined dozens of archivists, librarians, and scholars from around the country to promote the integration of collections and development of educational resources about disability history. The Consortium hopes to help transform how people think about history in terms of social welfare and human rights. The Deaf Studies Archive housed in The Wallace Center is a world-renowned collection about deaf culture, education, and history.
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Members of The Wallace Center staff and RIT student athletes visited first graders at John Williams School No. 5 in the Rochester City School District on November 4, 2016. After reading the book Amazing Tigers, each student received a copy of the book to take home and encourage further reading. The 9th annual Giant READ is part of a community service program led by RIT Libraries called READ: Hope in Action, a two-pronged effort that seeks to both enhance literacy and develop the awareness and possibility of a college education for Rochester’s underserved populations.
An ethnographic study conducted by three interior design students guided the redesign of the Writing Commons on the first floor by deconstructing the process of how people work. The students presented their work at the Interior Design Educators Council Conference and a Grand Reopening Celebration was held in the space in October 2016.
In this new book from RIT Press, nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.
Students can calm their nerves and practice delivering presentations with confidence at the new Expressive Communication Center located on the second floor. Consultants assist students one-on-one with all phases of presentation preparation and delivery.