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News & Highlights

New Center Helps Students Improve Public Speaking Skills

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.

Frozen in Time: The History of RIT Hockey

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.

In the News: Promoting Childhood Literacy

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.

On Exhibit: Shakespeare in Fine Press

A selection of fine press editions held in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Ranging from the late 18th century to the present, these books demonstrate the creative ways that printers have moved Shakespeare’s plays from the stage to the page, and how the act of printing his plays becomes a performance unto itself.

Writing Commons Designed by Students for Students

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 the News: Creating a National Disability History/Archives Consortium

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. 

Events

Dec 11
Library Lock In
WAL - Wallace (05), 1st Floor
12/11/2016 - 12/12/2016
Dec 12
Therapy Dogs: Finals Week De-Stress Event
WAL - Wallace (05), 1st Floor
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dec 13
Massage Therapy: Finals Week De-Stress Event
WAL - Wallace (05), 1st Floor
10:00am - 12:00pm
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