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Exhibition to Mark 65th Anniversary of Rochester Royals’ 1951 NBA Championship

Exhibition to Mark 65th Anniversary of Rochester Royals’ 1951 NBA Championship
Dates: March 29 to April 22, 2016
Location: Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor, The Wallace Center

Reception: Thursday, April 21, 5 to 6:30 pm -- 65 years to the day when the Royals captured the NBA crown

In 1951, Rochester’s Royals were NBA champions. Six years later, the team was gone. When Rochester Was Royal: Professional Basketball in Rochester 1945-1957, chronicles the Royals’ entrance to and exit from Rochester’s sporting landscape. Curated by a team of museum studies faculty at RIT – Rebecca Edwards, Juilee Decker, and Michael Brown – this exhibition explores the team, its town, and its time at the pinnacle of professional basketball. 

Database of the Month: New York Times

RIT Libraries now provides full-text electronic access to the entire run of the New York Times from 1851 to present!  Doing historical research?  Be sure to check out this database.
As the newspaper of record for the United States, the New York Times offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts.
Search for it in the Database Finder by name, or follow this link to access it directly.

New Cary exhibition opening event 3/2 @ 6pm: Benguiat Buffalo, from photolettering to wood type

A talk by Geri McCormick of Virgin Wood Type
Wednesday, March 2, 6 p.m.
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection, 2nd floor the Wallace Center

From film to pixels to WOOD?
The Western-inspired Buffalo typeface was first designed by Ed Benguiat in the 1960s as a film font for Photo-Lettering Inc., and then digitized in the new millennium by House Industries. In 2013 Rochester’s own Virgin Wood Type revived Buffalo as analog type for letterpress. Join us to hear the exciting tale of its design metamorphosis.

Reception to follow, all are welcome to attend.

This event appears in conjunction with the Cary exhibition, "Ed Benguiat and the Cold Type Revolution," on view through April 15, 2016.

Celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday with us Wednesday March 2nd 9-11am

Feeling a little whimsy? Perhaps a little silly? Grab Thing 1 and Thing 2 and come celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday with us on Wednesday, March 2nd from 9-11 am! Stop by the first floor of The Wallace Center for green eggs and ham breakfast sandwiches to enjoy here or take with you all the places you'll go! Come dressed as your favorite Seuss character and be entered to win a Java's travel mug and drink! (All food is while supplies last. First come, first served. One sandwich per person, please.)

Video phones available for public use

RIT Libraries has video phones available for public use. Sorenson and Purple video phones are located on the first floor along the wall at the front of the building and also on the second floor along the wall in the computer lab near the microfilm machines. Deaf patrons can use the video relay service or call others who have a video phone and hearing patrons can call their Deaf friends who use the video phone.

New Exhibition: Selections from Drawing One

Selections from Drawing One

Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor The Wallace Center
Please visit the 2nd floor galleries to  view large format work by members of Drawing One students!

February 1 to March 18, 2016

Opening Reception – Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Database of the Month: Encyclopedia of Food and Health

We recently acquired the Encyclopedia of Food and Health, a comprehensive guide to the complicated relationship between diet and health. This multidisciplinary resource includes information on food science, food chemistry, eating disorders, sports, exercise training, nutrition, microbiology and cooking for a complete picture of health. This is a great resource for your course assignments and your personal life!


Search for it in our catalog, or follow this link and click on Available electronically > Elsevier Electronic Books.

Early Spring Fine Amnesty February 2nd

Whether or not you respect Punxsutawney Phil's abilities as a weather forecaster, we've got great news! We're so excited about the prospect of an early spring that we are offering fine amnesty! Today only, return your library books that were due on or before January 24th and we will waive the remaining overdue fine. Please note that this is only for items that are returned today that were due on or before the first day of spring classes.

Cary Collection to receive American Printing History Association Award

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection will receive the 2016 American Printing History Association Institutional award. The Cary Collection is being honored for their commitment to the history of printing and for the level of access and involvement with students and scholars.

Steven Galbraith and Amelia Hugill-Fontanel will deliver their acceptance speech at the American Printing History Association's annual meeting this weekend.
To read more about the award, visit the University News website.

RIT Archive Collections featured in the local news

RIT Archive Collections was featured this week in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and on Time Warner Cable News for their recent acquisition of the B. Thomas Golisano Archives. The news stories provide some background on Golisano, describe the creation of the archive, and also provide insight into the role of university archives. 

And the Time Warner Cable News story can be viewed at: http://fw.to/C7ZgIHL