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Magna: Understanding Toxic Leadership

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12 seats available


When

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

For leaders and aspiring leaders who want to grow in their position and help others do the same, this live online seminar examines the negative or toxic attributes of leadership and will help you avoid these traits through a lens of “what not to do.”

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Define toxic leadership
  • Identify behaviors and actions associated with toxic leadership
  • Learn how to improve leadership practice through discussing practical approaches to prevent and mitigate toxic leadership

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

Anyone in or aspiring to leadership positions, including:

  • Department chairs
  • Deans and associate deans
  • Provosts and associate provosts
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team Leads

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Teachers on Teaching: Hinda Mandell and Kelly Martin on Zines, DIY Exploration, and College Curricula

The deadline to register for this event ended on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm.

When

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 (Teaching and Learning Services)

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Hinda Mandell
Kelly Martin

 Zines, DIY Exploration, and College Curricula

What the heck is a “zine” and what role does it play in the college classroom? In this Teachers on Teaching session, School of Communication faculty Hinda Mandell and Kelly Martin discuss how they deployed “zines” in six of their classes over three years, and offer student responses to these vibrant learning activities.

Zines – with a long history in American publishing – are personal, anti-consumerist publications that offer their creators the opportunity to produce material without the constraints of gatekeeping. What’s most exciting about integrating zines into course curricula is witnessing student excitement as they produce an authentic, hands-on and visual artifact that connects personally and directly to the classroom materials and lived experience of students' lives.

Mandell and Martin were recipients of the 2019 Innovative Teaching with Technology Award for their collaborative work with zines.

 

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu/myAccess5/


 


Citation Management: Using EndNote

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14 seats available


When

Thursday, February 27, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using EndNote -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using EndNote, an online citation management system provided by RIT Libraries. EndNote allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Reviewing this InfoGuide would provide a great foundation allowing for greater understanding during this in-person session.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install EndNote plugins for web browsers and word processors.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Mid-Tenure Review Info-Session & Faculty Panel Discussion

The deadline to register for this event ended on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00pm.

When

Friday, February 28, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo room 2610/2650

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Ellen Granberg
Carmala Garzione

Tenure-track faculty are invited to join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review panel and discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Dr. Carmala Garzione, Associate Provost, and from your colleagues who have earned tenure. Dr. Garzione will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process, followed by a general panel discussion, then breakouts with a faculty representative from each of the Colleges.

10:00 am - Dr. Garzione, Overview of the Tenure Process at RIT
10:30 am - General Panel Discussion
11:00 am - College Breakout Sessions

Panelists/College Breakout Reps:

Linda Tolan CET
Bonnie Jacobs, NTID
Christina Goudreau, COS
Mihail Barbosu, COS
Mitch Goldstein, CAD
Chris Jackson, CAD
Nancy Valentage, CHST
Bryan Reinicke, SCB

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/

Hosted by Faculty Career Development, in the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at RIT, Office of Faculty Affairs.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, February 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

Library Escape Experience

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5 seats available


When

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1470

Event Contact

Wendy Way

Presenters

Wendy Way
Frances Andreu
Rebekah Walker

Put your research skills to the test! 

You are working on a group project for a sustainability contest and have developed a way to harness clean, renewable energy. A rival group who wants to promote coal usage has stolen your laptop (with the only copy of all your work), locked you out of it, and set the system to auto-erase in 50 minutes.

Use clues to solve puzzles to crack the code & save your project.

 

Registration is REQUIRED. Only 6 students can participate.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:00pm.

So Many Secrets: Using a Password Vault

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40 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
2nd floor VIA lab

Event Contact

Wendy Way

Presenters

Mark Kimble

Join us for a repeat of one of the most popular topics in our series of Tiger Tech Talks held in the VIA lab on the second floor of the RIT Libraries.

Our March topic is: So Many Secrets: Using a Password Vault

A different password for each account? How can I remember all those passwords? What’s a password vault and how do I use it?

Mark Kimble, Information Technology Services Network Engineer III will talk about how to create a good passphrase and how to use a password vault to store hundreds of passwords, while ensuring they’re available to you from both your computer and your mobile devices.

Join us for a brief interactive presentation followed by discussion.


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11:00am.

Magna: Supporting First-Generation Students

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18 seats available


When

Thursday, March 5, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Over 40% of incoming first-year students at 4-year colleges and universities are first-generation college students. This percentage jumps to 70% for incoming first-year students at 2-year colleges. In this live seminar, you will learn about the challenges that exist for first-generation college students and the support structures that can help them succeed.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the profile of first-generation college students in the United States
  • Identify the challenges the disproportionately affect first-generation college students
  • Implement specific strategies to better support first-generation college students in the college classroom
  • Develop the necessary skills to identify future resources to continue supporting this student demographic

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

  • Faculty
  • Provosts
  • Department Chairs
  • Deans
  • Instructional designers
  • Retention specialists
  • Directors of Diversity and Inclusion
  • First-Year Experience Coordinators

The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00pm.

The Work of Owen Butler: An Interview with the Artist

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, March 5, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Cary Collection (2nd floor)

Event Contact

Steven Galbraith

Presenters

Steven Galbraith

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection celebrates the exhibition "ob: The Work of Owen Butler" with an interview with the artist conducted by Cary Curator Emeritus David Pankow. The program begins at 5:00 pm, with an hors d'oeuvres reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

RIT Professor Emeritus Owen Butler is an acclaimed photographer who has been creating art for nearly seven decades. His work has been exhibited at venues such as the George Eastman House, Museum of Modern Art NYC, The Pratt Institute, and the Museum of Image and Sound in Brazil. For over forty years, Butler taught at RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, where he was much admired.

The exhibition will be on display until late April.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2541468382809493/

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Library Escape Experience

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6 seats available


When

Monday, March 16, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1470

Event Contact

Wendy Way

Presenters

Wendy Way
Frances Andreu
Rebekah Walker

Put your research skills to the test!

You are working on a group project for a sustainability contest and have developed a way to harness clean, renewable energy. A rival group who wants to promote coal usage has stolen your laptop (with the only copy of all your work), locked you out of it, and set the system to auto-erase in 50 minutes.

Use clues to solve puzzles to crack the code & save your project.

 

Registration is REQUIRED. Only 6 students can participate.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00am.

DHSS Workshop: Introduction to Python

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19 seats available


When

Thursday, March 19, 2020
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
1251 (McKenzie Commons)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Rebekah Walker

This workshop provides an introduction to Python, a concise and easy-to-read programming language. Python is inherently flexible and can be used to clean data, build web apps, perform text analysis, and more. Come learn about the capabilities of this language as we discuss basic syntax, variables, functions, and potential uses. 

This workshop is open to all members of the RIT community. Little to no knowledge of Python or programming is assumed.

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:30pm.

Faculty Promotion Discussion for Lecturers & Senior Lecturers

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8 seats available


When

Friday, March 20, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo Room 2650

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Carmala Garzione

Are you a lecturer or senior lecturer planning to pursue promotion in the near future?  Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione for a discussion on how to present a strong promotion case. Her presentation will be followed by a panel of colleagues who have experience with the promotion process for their insight on how best to prepare.

If you are curious about:

  • strategies used in making an outstanding promotion package
  • common mistakes that candidates make in preparing a promotion package
  • suggestions on creating a narrative to address promotion guidelines

You won’t want to miss this session!

Hosted by Faculty Career Development  and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myAccess.rit.edu/

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Citation Management: Using Zotero

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25 seats available


When

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using Zotero -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using Zotero, an online citation management system. Zotero allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Zotero is available as a free download. Attendees may also find this online guide to be helpful.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install the free Zotero software.

 

The deadline to register for this event is Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Provost’s “Meet the Scholars” Annual Launch Party for the Faculty Scholarship Report 2019

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where

SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
Fireside Lounge

Event Contact

Nicholas Paulus

Presenters

Nicholas Paulus

Provost’s “Meet the Scholars” Annual Launch Party for the Faculty Scholarship Report 2018

March 24th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

SAU 1500 Fireside Lounge

Please join us for the Provost’s “Meet the Scholars” Annual Launch Party for the Faculty Scholarship Report.

Each year, RIT launches this report to reflect on the previous year’s successes and to showcase our valued faculty members whose research efforts continue to promote innovation, collaboration and discovery.  The 2019 report marks yet another year of continued growth, with over 1,800 scholarly works included.

This year’s report also places a specific emphasis on featuring a select group of outstanding faculty and the contributions they have made to their field, their students and their community.

Our 2019 featured faculty includes:

·  Ifeoma Nwogu — GCCIS

·  Christopher Lewis— CET

·  TBD — CHST

·  Shaun Foster — CAD

·  Cecilia Oversdotter Alm — CLA

· Jan van Aardt— COS

·  Nana-Yaw Andoh — GIS

·  Jing Zhang— KGCOE

·  Jason Nordhaus — NTID

·  Manlu Liu— SCB

·  Daniel Worden SOIS

RIT International

·  Besnik Bislimi   Kosovo

·  Martin Zagar  Croatia


This is a unique opportunity to network and develop relationships that will help you throughout your career. 

Come celebrate!

Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres, Open Bar and great conversation!

Light Refreshments will be provided.

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 28 2019 at 12:00pm.

 

Nick Paulus
RIT Libraries
476-7934

 

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Graduate Thesis Workshop: The End Game

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25 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

This workshop is geared toward those graduate students planning to defend a thesis or dissertation in May or August. Library staff members will lead the workshop informing you of the requirements for submitting your final work. They will discuss how and where to submit as well as where your electronic work will be available for the world to view and download! They will also discuss how to apply for an embargo of your work if necessary. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about title pages, signatures, abstracts, print binding, costs, editing, and general guidelines. Attending this workshop will help you understand all the steps in the process and will make a very stressful time in your graduate career proceed smoothly.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Solve a Teaching Puzzle: Focus on Access as Well as Accessibility

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16 seats available


When

Thursday, March 26, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Dawn Severson

Presenters

Monica Cormier

In this training you will learn to recognize and create accessible course assets. We will highlight best practices for creating and formatting electronic documents and participants will discover where improvements can be made. Rather than addressing specific concerns as they appear, you will learn how to plan, design, and create flexible resources from the beginning. We will cover the use of video, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and still image files in this training.


Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, March 27, 2020
2:00pm - 7:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Frances Andreu
Rebekah Walker
Elizabeth Call
Sara Kuehl

Join RIT Libraries for the fourth annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in celebration of Women's History Month. Improve the representation of women on Wikipedia by editing or writing new Wikipedia entries about notable women.

No experience is necessary! RIT librarians and trained volunteers will teach participants the fundamental principles and best practices of Wikipedia, how to create an account, and how to use Wikipedia's editing tools. Participants may drop in for half an hour or stay as long as they'd like.

Event is free and open to the public. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Computers are limited, so please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one. Free Wi-Fi is available on site.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Teachers on Teaching: Marcos Esterman on Making Pedagogical Choices

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16 seats available


When

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650 (Teaching and Learning Services)

Event Contact

Michael Starenko

Presenters

Marcos Esterman

Our presenter for this session of Teachers on Teaching is Marcos Esterman, Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. He teaches in the Multi-Disciplinary Design, the Manufacturing and Management Leadership, and the Masters in Product Development programs. Dr. Esterman reports to the Provost on faculty retention issues for underrepresented populations. Prior to joining the RIT faculty, he held a variety of positions in manufacturing and R&D while concurrently conducting his PhD research at Stanford University.

Flipped classrooms, collaborative- and problem-based learning, active learning, student response systems, online and blended learning, inclusive and social-impact teaching and learning…you get the picture. There are many teaching strategies and pedagogies to choose from, but how does one navigate them? I will come clean up-front and state that I cannot answer this in any formulaic way. However, I can share my own personal journey on how I have tried out, rejected, and/or adapted many of them to create learning environments that benefited my students. In particular, I teach a team- and project-based course that is focused on the systematic process to define an engineering product that adds value to the world. The main focus is on reducing ambiguity and uncertainty in product definition, which has proven an ideal setting in which to experiment with and evaluate the impact of pedagogical choices. 

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu/myAccess5/

 


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

Faculty Promotion - Building Your Research Portfolio

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29 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
Bamboo Room 2650

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Ellen Granberg
Carmala Garzione

That next step in your academic career – Promotion to full Professor is just over the horizon. Is your research portfolio in good shape? Join Associate Provost Carmala Garzione for suggestions on building and presenting your research portfolio in your promotion package. Provost Ellen Granberg will share her ideas on what she looks for in a successful promotion package. There will be ample time allotted to answer your questions.

Please request interpreting services by visiting http://myAccess.rit.edu/


The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Citation Management: Using Mendeley

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25 seats available


When

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using Mendeley -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using Mendeley, an online citation management system. Mendeley allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. Mendeley also allows users to access a social-media-like network of fellow scholars in their disciplines, as well as share references and bibliographies with colleagues. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Mendeley is available as a free download for use with web browsers or as a standalone program. Attendees may also find this online guide to be helpful.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install the free Mendeley software.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00pm.

An Evening with the RIT Red Brick String Quartet

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Cary Collection (2nd floor)

Event Contact

Steven Galbraith

Presenters

Steven Galbraith

Join the Cary Graphic Arts Collection for a performance by RIT's Red Brick String Quartet. Program details TBA. An hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the performance.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/204455174039112/

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Teachers on Teaching: Engaging Community Partners with Juilee Decker and Gary Jacobs

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14 seats available


When

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Juilee Decker (Museum Studies) and Gary Jacobs (School of Design) will talk about the process of working with community partners to find alignment between their local needs and the learning experiences of RIT students.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2:00pm.

Solve a Teaching Puzzle: Accessibility for Blind and Low Vision

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4 seats available


When

Thursday, April 16, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Dawn Severson

Presenters

Monica Cormier

This session focuses on the experience for blind and low vision students in the classroom. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s experience as well as potential solutions to the problems associated with blind or low vision in the classroom.


Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at: http://myAccess.rit.edu.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:59pm.

DeStress Fest: Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Finals Week can be ruff. Need to unleash some stress? Take a walk over to Wallace Library and pet a therapy dog. Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to fetch some good grades on those finals!

NTID SVP Welcome

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Community area outside of RADSCC

Event Contact

Joan Naturale

Presenters

Joan Naturale

Incoming NTID students will participate in self-directed activities exploring the library.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.