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.
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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 will present their work at the Interior Design Educators Council Conference in October 2016.
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.
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.
“Out of the Sky: Remembering 9/11” by artist Werner Pfeiffer is a 5-foot tall reconstruction of the Twin Towers in paper that is on display on the first floor for the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Several of Pfeiffer’s books are part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection and are used to teach students about design and printmaking.
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.