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2016 Frederic W. Goudy Award and Distinguished Lecture, Nov 17 @ 7pm

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection is pleased to honor Robert Bringhurst with the 2016 Frederic W. Goudy Award. Please join us for the presentation of the award and the Goudy Distinguished Lecture in Typography. Bringhurst’s talk, “Putting Big Truth in Little Boxes: The Perils of Taxonomy” will discuss how people give names to things and ask what typographers and typographic historians can learn about nomenclature from biologists, art historians and other specialists.

The Wallace Center Commemorates 9/11

The Wallace Center will commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with the following exhibits:


1000 Paper Cranes for Peace

Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor
Entire month of September; Community Fold, 12-2pm on 9/11/2016
Join the effort to fold 1,000 origami cranes in pursuit of a wish for global peace. Materials provided. Open drop-in hours.


Out of the Sky: Remembering 9/11

Artist’s book installation by Werner Pfeiffer, 2006.

New Cary exhibition & lecture: Shakespeare in Fine Press

Exhibition August 29 to December 16, 2016

Shakespeare in Fine Press commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a selection of fine press editions held in the Cary. 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 becomes a performance unto itself.


Lecture “Collecting Shakespeare’s First Folio”
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Database of the Month: Knovel

Want to stay sharp this summer or get a jump start on fall courses?

Knovel is a full text engineering and technology book database that contains more than flat PDFs of book chapters from a wide variety of scientific publishers.   Interactive graphs, tables, charts, and equations allow for manipulation of data contained in these books which can be exported into programs such as Excel and used in research and reports.  It also contains a comprehensive unit converter.

De-stress events for finals week

Stop by for one of our de-stress events, all located on the first floor near the fish tank.

Coloring, Monday 5/16 2-4pm

Massage, Tuesday 5/17 10am-Noon

Henna, Wednesday 5/18 2-4pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Outdoor Performance May 11-14 at 7:45pm

As part of the RIT Celebrates Shakespeare events planned to celebrate Shakespeare's 400-year legacy, the Performing Arts Program of the College of Liberal Arts is featuring one of Shakespeare's plays "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

This production will be held outdoors in the Infinity Quad during the early evening at 7:45 pm on May 11 through May 14.

Admission is Free.

For more information about this event contact:
David Munnell, dgmgsh@rit.edu

New RIT Museum exhibit: From Hot Metal to Pixels, Printing Education at RIT

From Hot Metal to Pixels:  Printing Education at RIT looks at the history of the School of Media Sciences. The school’s trajectory has followed the transformation of the printing and publishing industry, with early students learning linotype typesetting where operators produced a line of type for letterpress printing to today’s landscape of color technologies, digital printing, image capture, cross-media publishing and variable data printing.

Database of the Month: Simmons Connect

Simmons Connect is a consumer profiling and media planning tool that links over 60,000 consumer elements to detailed insights on consumers' use of 11 traditional and digital media platforms. Use Simmons Connect to explore consumer behavior through thousands of data points gathered through a 2013 national consumer survey. The library now also offers access to the local Rochester consumer survey data.