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My Untold Story: Immigration

Black and white photograph of a protest. Female protester holding a sign that says "United we dream. We are here to stay!" Overlaid text says "Alumna. Mexican. Dreamer. Immigrant."

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an immigrant? How can we challenge stereotypes or prejudices and build understanding through dialogue?

Join RIT Libraries for personal conversations with members of the RIT Community about their immigration experiences. From 1:00-2:00pm, storytellers will share their experiences in a small-group setting. Attendees are welcome to ask questions before rotating to another storyteller's table. Light refreshments will be served from 2:00-2:30pm where reflection and deeper, one-on-one conversations are encouraged. Drop-ins welcome.

Friday, November 10
1:00 - 2:30pm
Wallace Library, 2nd floor



  • Abi Ramos McFiggins '02, a former "Dreamer" from Mexico who is now an engineering manager at Lockheed Martin
  • Edward Kannyo, Ph.D., associate professor of political science who came to the U.S. for graduate studies and later sought political asylum as tensions worsened in his home country of Uganda
  • Isha Mehta '20, a graphic design student who knew only a few words of English before immigrating from India with her family when she was 9 years old
  • Lilli Jensen, assistant director of the International Student Services Office who is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Denmark

If you need an interpreter, please request at myaccess.rit.edu.

Recommended Reading for Gray Matter Discussions

Learn more about the upcoming Gray Matter discussion topic with books available from RIT Libraries!

Equality & Justice: Can we have both?

November 10, 2017, Noon-1:00pm —MOSAIC Center (SAU)

Recommended reading:


Political Stereotypes: What do we assume about you?

October 13, 2017, Noon-1:00pm — MOSAIC Center (SAU)

Recommended reading:

  • Stereotype accuracy : toward appreciating group differences edited by Yueh-Ting Lee, Lee J. Jussim, and Clark R. McCauley
    Call number: BF323 .S63 S73 1995 (4th floor)
  • Navigating gendered terrain : stereotypes and strategy in political campaigns by Kelly Dittmar
    eBook available on ProQuest
  • Teaching gender : feminist pedagogy and responsibility in times of political crisis by Beatriz Revelles-Benavente and Ana M. González Ramos
    eBook available on ProQuest
  • The political consequences of being a woman : how stereotypes influence the conduct and consequences of political campaigns by Kim Fridkin Kahn
    Call number: HQ1236.5 .U6 K34 1996 (4th floor)
  • Assumptions [streaming video] by Video Education Australasia
    Available at Films on Demand
  • Conversation [streaming video] : exploring preconceived notions about otherness by Clayton, Lenka
    Available at Films on Demand
  • Profiles, probabilities, and stereotypes by Frederick Schauer
    eBook available on ProQuest
  • The psychology of stereotyping by David J. Schneider
    Call number: BF323.S63 S36 2004 (4th floor)
  • Social perception and social reality : why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophecy by Lee Jussim
    eBook available on ProQuest *one user at a time
  • TEDTalks [streaming video] : Jonathan Haidt, The Real Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives by TED Conferences LLC
    Available at Films on Demand

What is RIT'S Official Opinion on Politics? ... and what if you disagree?

Friday September 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – MOSAIC Center (SAU)

Recommended reading:

  • Why is everyone else wrong? by Tibor Machan
    eBook available on Springer
  • Disagreement edited by Richard Feldman and Ted Warfield
    Call number: BD143 .D57 2010 (4th floor)
  • Knowledge in the making: Academic freedom and free speech in America's schools and universities by Joan DelFattore
    eBook available on JSTOR
  • The enigma of reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
    eBook available on ProQuest

RIT’s Political and Legislative Activities policy: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/c100


Failure, Fear & Fault: What’s Wrong with You?

September 15, 2017, Noon–1:00pm — MOSAIC Center (SAU)

Recommended Reading:

F Squared

F Squared
A collaborative gathering of fashion and food photography classes

May 3 to June 7, 2017


Opening Reception:
May 11, 4:30 to 6pm


Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor
Wallace Center, RIT Libraries

Database of the Month: Signs of Development

Signs of Development is a database with streaming videos on a variety of topics such as ASL features, Academic ASL, Deaf Culture, ASL Linguistics, Sentence Types, Classifiers, Deaf Mentors, Discourse, Gender Differences and Interpreting,  How Can I Interpret it if I don't know what it means? series, Metaphors and Idioms, Comparing ASL & English, Mental Health Interpreting, Video Relay Interpreting, and more! This database is available free to the RIT Community.

This database requires a special username and password to access it. Follow this link, locate Signs of Development in the list and make note of the username/password. Next, click Signs of Development in the list, select the workshop you want to view and then enter the username/password to view it.

Learn to use citation tools EndNote & Zotero

Improve your online research! Make organizing and citing online resources easier using a citation tool.

This week we are offering sessions on two different tools, EndNote and Zotero. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops.

EndNote — Wednesday March 8, 12-1pm

Join us for a session on Using EndNote to create bibliographies. In this session, you will learn the basics of using this powerful citation management tool, available from the RIT Libraries at the Wallace Center. Please register for this workshop online.


Zotero — Thursday March 9, 12-1pm

Join us for a session on using Zotero, a next-generation system for organizing your scholarly reading, managing citations, and creating bibliographies. In this session, you will learn the basics about using this freely available online research tool. Zotero can be used with multiple web browsers and is compatible with Macs and PCs. Please register for this workshop online.

Saturday Book Share — 1st Saturdays

Saturday Book Share – 1st Saturdays

You are invited to a new series – on the 1st Saturday of the Month. Join the RIT Libraries this Saturday March 4,2017 from 2:30 to 4:30pm to look, read and share books in the Library collection related to a topic of interest in imaging arts – animation, art, crafts, design, film, media sciences and photography! Tea and Scones provided.

Location: Sunken Gallery, 2nd floor

Database of the Month: Artstor

Database of the Month

More than Art! Discover the rich image collections in Artstor to illuminate topics in literature, philosophy, history and more!

The Artstor Digital Library features a wide range of multidisciplinary content from some of the world’s top museums, artists, libraries, scholars, and photo archives, including rare collections not accessible anywhere else. New contributions are added regularly.

Search for it in the Database Finder by name, or follow this link to access it directly.

#1Tiger1Book, Friday 1/27 @ 11am: Learn to edit Wikipedia to add a source

Join The Wallace Center for #1Tiger1Book– learn how to find a book for 1 Wikipedia entry and learn how to add it to the entry!

When: Friday January 27, 11am-1pm

Where: VIA Lab, 2nd floor of The Wallace Center

RIT Tigers can make Wikipedia better!

Free pizza, drinks & snacks! Learn about the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon coming on March 25, 2017.

Registration requested, but not required.  All are welcome!