RIT’s Mechanical program, as it existed in the early 20th century, is conveyed in a new exhibit in the Gallery for RIT History and Art. Included are photographs, curriculum materials, course catalogs and two pieces of equipment designed and built by a Cooperative Mechanical student in 1928. View it through April 2014. The Gallery for RIT History and Art is located on the first floor near the Reference desk.
The RIT Archives presents “Eyes on the Prize:
Selected works from the Wallace Library’s Purchase Prize collection” opening November 2013.
Please join us for the opening reception Thursday November 21,
from 3-4 at the RIT Archives 3rd fl., The Wallace Center.
The Wallace Library has a long history of supporting and documenting student artwork from RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Each year a committee of librarians and faculty members select artworks to be added to the collection. “Eyes on the Prize” features 46 artworks from the Wallace Library’s Purchase Prize collection which includes paintings, sculpture, photographs and other unique works.
Our new collaboration station enables groups to work together more efficiently by sharing what's on their screens via a flat-screen TV.
- Unique & effective way to brainstorm & share ideas
- Project from your laptop, tablet, or other device
- Ideal for group projects, study groups, and tutoring
- Located near the computer workstations on the first floor
Go ahead - collaborate!
International Open Access Week 2013
Open Access Week at RIT features a carefully selected group of faculty, staff and publishers
who explore with you technology’s interaction with teaching, learning and scholarship.
Monday, October 21
Bamboo Room (Campus Center 2610), 10:00-11:00 AM
Speakers will share their insights, stories, techniques and concerns
about Open Access in meaningful dialogue with attendees.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please register by October 14
Thursday, October 24
Al Davis Room (SAU Cafeteria), 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Is OA going to cut into grant funding? How are the costs supported?
Explore different OA issues with a panel of top notch faculty experts from a variety
of backgrounds as well as knowledgeable scholarly publishers from RIT and SUNY Geneseo.
Drinks and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.
Please register by October 14
George Furqueron, Side Table
Bevier Gallery's newest exhibition, In Retrospect: Selected Works from the Art Collection at the RIT Libraries, 1972-2009 features works from the RIT Libraries' Purchase Prize collections. Each year, MFA Purchase Prizes are awarded to graduate students in the School of Art and Design and the School for American Crafts. Photo Purchase Prizes are awarded for works entered in the annual School of Photography Honors Show. Combined, the collections number more than 400 works. Normally on display throughout the Wallace Center, this exhibition provides an opportunity to explore selected works from the collections, including paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and other unique works. The opening reception is being held this Friday, October 11, from 4-6; the exhibition runs until November 10th.
The Dancy Duffus Outstanding Citizenship Award recognizes staff members who demonstrate a high degree of excellence, professionalism and integrity. This year’s recipient is Kari Horowicz, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences liaison/librarian, The Wallace Center.
According to her nomination form, “Kari is known for her collegiality, compassion, creativity and enthusiasm, as well as her knowledge base. She teaches students how to use the library and, in the classroom, Kari’s passion is contagious; it is felt by every class she teaches.”
Horowicz is the crazy, enthusiastic voice behind the megaphone at the Wallace Center Book Mobile and she also co-developed a pre-orientation program, “Rochester Art Rocks,” which offers interested incoming students an introduction to the Rochester art community.
Since 2009, she has also coordinated the READ: Hope in Action program, a partnership between RIT’s Wallace Center and athletics department, and John Williams School No. 5 in the Rochester City School District. Another colleague stated, “Kari maintains standards and professional expectations at a level equal to the very best in her profession. She has demonstrated a commitment to the education of young minds.”
Please congratulate Kari when you see her!
The RIT Libraries' latest technology project - MyLibrary - is now live.
MyLibrary links to context sensitive library information from myCourses course shells -- allowing students to see and interact with the most relevant library information for the program, course, or section of any course without leaving myCourses. It includes the most appropriate contact information, library guides, course reserves (if any exist), as well as a list of useful library links. All course shells in myCourses have a default link to MyLibrary in the navigation bar. As an added bonus, the link syntax is intuitive enough for RIT faculty who do not use myCourses to create links from their own course webpages or course blogs.
Here are some sample URLs:
Welcome to the Wallace Center! This summer was one of excitement, noise and dust as the Wallace Center spent several weeks under construction. The first floor of the Wallace Center has been transformed to better support the academic success and scholarship of our students and faculty. Complementing services already offered by the Wallace Center’s RIT Libraries, Faculty Development and RIT Production, the new design features the addition of the Writing Commons and the RIT American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Community Center that were previously located in the SAU.
The first floor has been revitalized with new carpeting and paint and other renovations that include better space utilization, improvements in lighting, and new flexible furniture and study areas that will increase seating on the first floor by 40%. Our technology area continues to feature dual monitor computer stations but this has now been enhanced with a new laptop "bar" and a new media scape collaboration center. Aside from continued work in the lobby, renovations on the first floor are nearly complete. We are still awaiting additional lounge seating and signage and selecting artwork for the first floor. Please bear with us as we make these finishing touches over the next few weeks.
Urgent repair work is underway in the Wallace Center entrance lobby area. As work progresses, the following impacts and closures are anticipated:
Tuesday August 20 until Monday August 26, 2013 - The A-level circulation adjacent to Room A-400 will be closed. Adjacent rooms may be entered either from the north or south but through circulation will be closed during this period.
Monday August 26 through Friday September 27, 2013 - A-level circulation will be restored on the east side of Room A-400 but closed on the west side of room A-400. Through circulation will be available on the east side of Room A-400.
Classes scheduled for Room A-400 will not be held from Monday August 26 through Friday September 6, 2013. Classes in A-400 will resume Monday, September 9, 2013.
Mail Level impacts:
A temporary construction barrier will be erected in the main level lobby which closes the western pair of doors into Wallace Library so that work may take place in the protected area. The eastern pair of doors will remain open for entry and exit from the library. Java Wally's will remain accessible. The main stairway from the A-level will remain open. We anticipate that the lobby will re-open to normal circulcation patterns by Monday September 30, 2013.
Concrete removal and repairs from approximately Wednesday August 21 until Friday September 6 may cause disruptive noise levels. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please direct any questions about this work to Rizk Sinada, Project Manager, at 5-6716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.