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Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Edited By Becky Simmons

The bold 1961 decision to move Rochester Institute of Technology from a disjointed, small urban campus to sprawling suburban farmland, paved the way for the university’s expansive growth and global recognition: enrollment increased and new colleges and degree programs were established. Transforming the Landscape: Fifty Years on the New RIT Campus details the planning and construction of the modern campus coupled with an extensive photographic survey of its innovative architecture.


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Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Edited By Bruce A. Austin

Beginning in 2008, the Imagine RIT Innovation + Creativity Festival annually attracts thousands to the Rochester Institute of Technology campus where they see, learn, and interact with hundreds of exhibitions and demonstrations created by the Institute’s students, faculty, and staff. The Festival billboards innovation, one of our country’s most competitive and strategic advantages, by showing what can be accomplished when smart, talented people with diverse strengths work together to solve complex societal problems.


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Buried Treasures in Mt. Hope Cemetery

Through biographic sketches of more than 650 permanent residents of Mount Hope Cemetery, this book tells the fascinating history of Rochester, New York.

More than 200 color photographs, including aerials with a drone camera, fill the pages of this exciting history book by author Richard Reisem and photographers Donald S. Hall and Ron Richardson.


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Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend

Bob Davies played a significant role in the development of modern basketball. Davies was one of the first three NBA superstars. As a Rochester Royal, he played on one of only four teams in NBA history to win the playoff championship or finish or tie for first in their division or conference for five consecutive seasons. Davies is credited with introducing the behind-the-back-dribble, developing the penetration and transition styles of play, and creating several innovative passes.


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Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals

Between 1935 and 1943 the government-funded Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) sought to keep artists throughout the country working by creating projects that would benefit the public. In Rochester, the Memorial Art Gallery’s director, Gertrude Herdle Moore, administered the WPA art program, while Isabel Herdle, her sister and the Gallery’s curator, was on the program’s committee. In 1937, Rochester’s WPA art project was called “the most interesting and effective outside of New York City” by the regional director of the Federal Art Project.


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Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak’s Frozen in Time recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.

 

 


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Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak’s Frozen in Time recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.


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Outside the Game: A Collection of Inspirational Sports Stories

In this collection of inspirational sports stories previously published in Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle, Mandelaro describes the triumphs and tragedies of local and national athletes. These narratives go beyond the wins and losses of the game to illuminate the perserverance of the human spirit over challenging life situations.


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From My Seat on the Aisle: Movies and Memories

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From My Seat on the Aisle chronicles more than 30 years of Jack Garner’s experience as a nationally syndicated film critic for the Gannett newspapers. His book compiles the best of his essays, reviews, and interviews with many Hollywood celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Stewart, Woody Allen, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Garner offers a unique perspective into the world of film that is humorous, anecdotal, and insightful. 


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Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir, Enhanced Ebook

One of only 17 major-league players never to have spent a single day in the minors, Johnny Antonelli was a highly coveted phenom who signed a “bonus baby” contract with the Boston Braves for $52,000 a few days after graduating from Rochester’s Jefferson High School in 1948.  It wasn’t until six years later, when he was traded to the New York Giants, that the stylish left-hander began realizing the potential the scouts had seen in him.


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