Richard Rosenbaum, a central figure in Republican politics in New York and nationally for decades, offers firsthand insights to behind-the-scenes events that have been the backbone of history the past half century in his new book: No Room for Democracy: The Triumph of Ego Over Common Sense, published by RIT Press. Beginning with a foreword by Henry A. Kissinger, No Room For Democracy walks readers through Rosenbaum’s unique life—which started in 1931 as a Jewish boy growing up in a predominately gentile community and suffering from the rare disease alopecia (the premature loss of hair). The book takes readers through Rosenbaum’s time as a college boxing star to Nelson Rockefeller’s right hand man and an integral part of the Republican Party nationally. Read the press release here.
At the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the National Literary Society of the Deaf (NLSD) announced "Moments of Truth: Robert R. Davila, the Story of a Deaf Leader" as the 2008-10 selection for the "Deaf America Reads, One Book, One Community" program.
This is a two-year reading project where the mission is to promote the deaf culture, books and literacy through programs at libraries. Read more about NLSD.
Images from Science 2008 will be a showcase of photographs made in the pursuit of scientific information. The submitted images must be created for the purpose of recording scientific and engineering research or images from other related fields such as oceanography, geology, biology, engineering, medicine, physics, or other related disciplines. Read the press release
It Isn’t Just Business . . . kicks off the First Person Corporate Profile Series for Cary Graphic Arts Press at Rochester Institute of Technology. The book’s foreward, written by RIT President Albert Simone, reflects on Chesonis as an entrepreneur, community leader and RIT trustee. Last April, RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business named Chesonis as recipient of the 2006 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award. Read the press release
RIT's Cary Graphic Arts Press will move into its new home next month. The ceremonial unveiling of the Alexander S. Lawson Publishing Center will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10. The newly renovated space on the second floor of Wallace Library will feature an exhibition gallery, a sales area for press titles, office space and expanded production offices. Read the News Release
The barometer of “making it” in the business world today is to excel long enough to record your success. So it’s good timing for CEO of Rochester-based PAETEC Corp., Arunas Chesonis, who collaborated with writer David Dorsey to release a tell-all book—It Isn’t Just Business, It’s Personal: How PAETEC Thrived When All the Big Telecoms Couldn’t. It Isn’t Just Business kicks off the First Person Corporate Profile Series for RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Press. The book’s foreward, written by RIT President Albert Simone, reflects on Chesonis as an entrepreneur, community leader and RIT trustee. Read the press release
Bernie Boston ’55 is as much a legend in the photographic world as his famous images. He covered photographic assignments during his years at the White House or for The Los Angeles Times that resembled a who’s who of the social and political scene. Read the News Release
Business executive at Twentieth Century Fox, Mark Resnick, has a passion for collecting posters. The first American poster he purchased was by renowned designer Dorothy Waugh, created in 1934 to promote the national park systems. Now, 15 years later, Resnick and his wife, Maura, have assembled what may be the largest collection of American posters——panning from 1890 to the present, outside of the Smithsonian Institution. Read the press release
The first American poster Mark Resnick ever bought was by renowned designer Dorothy Waugh, created in 1934 to promote the national parks system. Now, 15 years later, Resnick and his wife Maura have assembled what may be the largest collection of American posters, spanning from 1890 to the present, outside of the Smithsonian Institution. The posters cover numerous themes, such as election campaigns, the nation’s war efforts, entertainment, travel and consumer products. Produced by the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, the book features full-color reproductions of the 78 posters from the Resnick Collection which are included in the exhibition. These posters range from design masterpieces to works of primarily historical value, from posters by renowned designers to those created anonymously, and from celebrated images to those never before published. Read the press release