Scholarly Publishing Studio Launches the Journal of Environmental Sustainability, a New Open Access Publication

John Morelli, Editor in Chief

The JES is an open access, double blind, peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of theoretical and applied topics in environmental sustainability. More information is available on the journal website.

“With the publication of this journal of environmental sustainability, environmental managers step forward to join professionals in a small grouping of progressive disciplines, including conservation biologists (‘ecological sustainability’), economists (‘economic sustainability’) and a few others, in defining what sustainability means for them, and in developing strategies for operationalizing their portion of this great responsibility,” said John Morelli, Editor-in- Chief.

The Journal of Environmental Sustainability joins five other open access journals published by the Scholarly Publishing Studio.

Visit the Scholarly Publishing Studio website.

Cary Press Garners Prestigious Leab Award

Leab Award winning book by Claude Bragdon

Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity won the prestigious Leab Award for 2011 in the Division One category. The award recognizes outstanding library exhibition catalogs and is managed by the Association of College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS).

The book was designed by the award-winning typographer, Mark Argetsinger, and is liberally illustrated with examples of Bragdon’s sketches, color renderings, geometric studies, buildings, and other extraordinarily inventive work. One judge described the book as “transcendent” and “a definitive study of a relatively unknown figure in the history of 20th-century American architecture.”

To read more, visit the Cary Press website.

Curator David Pankow Retires

David Pankow at his retirement reception

On September 15, the Wallace Center and Provost’s Office co-sponsored a retirement reception for David Pankow, longtime curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. David’s 32-year tenure as curator was marked by many admirable accomplishments. These included moving the collection from Gannett Hall to the expanded Wallace building in 1991, and in 2001, the launch of RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, the University’s first academic press. More than 150 guests were present as he accepted the first RIT title of “Librarian Emeritus.” David’s final exhibition as curator is on display in the Cary Collection showcases until November 15. Please stop by to view “Fields of Gold,” an exhibition of stunning decorated book-bindings.

Skating Through the Decades of Men’s Hockey at RIT

Throughout the years, the RIT men’s hockey team has given us something to celebrate. In memory of their accomplishments, the RIT Archive Collections is hosting an exhibition, “Skating Through the Decades of Men’s Hockey at RIT.” The exhibition features more than 150 items and photographs of former RIT players.

“Former hockey players have contributed jerseys, photos, scrapbooks, equipment and their stories,” says Jody Sidlauskas, Associate Archivist. “It has been a thrill working with this group of alumni who still treasure their days of skating at RIT.”

The RIT Museum exhibition is open Oct 14 through March 30 during The Wallace Center hours.

Historical photos of RIT hockey

For more information, visit the RIT Archives.