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September Events
October Events
November Events
Liberal Arts School Meetings Fall 2017

Liberal Arts Chair Meetings Fall 2017

 

September EVENTS

English and Communication Studies

Brittany Perham: Poetry Reading with Q&A and Book Signing

Tuesday, September 19, 5-6pm

BRITTANY PERHAM is the author of Double Portrait (W.W. Norton, 2017), which was selected by Claudia Rankine for the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The Curiosities (Free Verse Editions, 2012); and, with Kim Addonizio, the collaborative chapbook The Night Could Go in Either Direction (SHP, 2016). In 2016, she received the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award given by Southwest Review; she has also received awards and fellowships from the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fund, and the James Merrill House Foundation. She is a Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. She lives in San Francisco.

Location: Dubinsky Student Center 8th Floor Alcove. Free and open to the public

Social Sciences

A talk with Oscar-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea, You Can Count On Me, Lobby Hero)

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30pm

Topics of conversation will include making it on Broadway and in Hollywood, shrinks on film, trauma and non-recovery, doormen and janitors on stage and screen, fighting with producers, and Lonergan’s work with actors Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Linney, Anna Paquin, and Michael Cera. 

Come ready with questions!

Location: Pomerantz Building, Room D207

EDUCATIONAL SKILLS

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome!

What: An opportunity to practice speaking your second language (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, English, Russian .... ) with a native speaker in a casual setting.

When: Wednesday, September 27, 5-6pm

Questions? Contact Charlotte_Brown@fitnyc.edu, Educational Skills Department, B602.

Location: Feldman Center Room C311
Snacks will be provided!

October EVENTS

Modern Languages and Cultures

Social Media, Digital Aggregation and Creating Communities: The Case of Repeating Islands

Wednesday October 4, 11am-12pm

Dr. IVETTE ROMERO is a professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program at Marist College and co-editor of the Repeating Islands blog (news and commentary on Caribbean literature and culture). Her research interests center on comparative Caribbean Studies (literature, visual arts, cinema, and gender) and the preservation of national identity in marginal communities in Puerto Rico and the diaspora.

Location: Conference Center, Seminar Room 9

Being a Nasty Woman / Bad Hombre

Wednesday October 11, 4-5pm

Dr. ROCIO ARANDA-ALVARANDO is a Chilean born Curator at El Museo del Barrio and Faculty of the Art Department at the City College of New York. Her curatorial work and research focuses on modern and contemporary art of the Americas. She is the former curator of Jersey City Museum, where she organized significant retrospective exhibitions of contemporary Latino artists and group shows on various themes including Tropicalisms, Subversions of Paradise (2006), The Superfly Effect (2004), and The Feminine Mystique (2007).

Location: Pomerantz Building, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

EDUCATIONAL SKILLS

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome!

What: An opportunity to practice speaking your second language (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, English, Russian .... ) with a native speaker in a casual setting.

When:
Wednesday, October 11, 5-6pm
Thursday, October 19, 5-6pm
Wednesday, October 25, 5-6pm

Questions? Contact Charlotte_Brown@fitnyc.edu, Educational Skills Department, B602.

Location: Feldman Center Room C311
Snacks will be provided!

English and Communication Studies

Visiting Author: Monica Youn

Award-winning Poet Monica Youn will read her work, answer questions, and sign books afterwards.

Thursday, October 12, 5-6pm

YOUN is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award. The daughter of Korean immigrants and a former lawyer, she lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University and in the Columbia and Sarah Lawrence MFA Programs.

Sponsored by English & Communication Studies Department of the School of Liberal Arts.
For more information contact Amy_Lemmon@fitnyc.edu

Book signing, Courtesy of Barnes & Noble at FIT

Location: Pomerantz Building, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Film + Media Screening Series

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30pm

Design is One (2013)

Director Kathy Brew in person

Runtime 79 minutes

Adhering to their self-proclaimed motto, "If you can't find it, design it," Lella & Massimo Vignelli are two of the world's most influencial designers. After Massimo brought the Helvetica typeface to America in 1965, he and Lella moved on to a diverse array of projects, including New York's subway signage and branding for Knoll International, Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Directed by Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra.

Location: Pomerantz Building, Room D207

History of Art

Talking Trade @ FIT
Luxury Trade: Its History and Future

Speaker: Mr. BOON HUI TAN, Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum, Asia Society.

Wednesday, October 18, 10:30am-12:00pm

The speaker will discuss early global trade in Chinese, Southeast Asian, and West Asian luxury goods and rediscover the related trade flows among Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Co-Arranger & Moderator: Dr. Kyunghee Pyun, Assistant Professor, History of Art.
In collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business & Technology's Department of International Trade and Marketing, the School of Liberal Arts' Department of History of Art, and the Asia Society.

Location: Pomerantz Building, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre or online at fitnyc.edu/itm
Free event. No prior registration required. Bring picture ID for entry.

November events

Modern Languages and Cultures

Made in America: The New World Discovers Asia

Wednesday November 1, 11am-12pm

Dr. DENNIS CARR, Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, will give a talk on Made in America: The New World Discovers Asia. The talk reflects the exhibition curated by him August 18, 2015 - February 15, 2016.  Please follow the link to the MFA Boston describing the excellent exhibition curated by Dr. Carr mentioned above: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions /made-in-the-americas

Location: Pomerantz Building, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

EDUCATIONAL SKILLS

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome!

What: An opportunity to practice speaking your second language (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, English, Russian .... ) with a native speaker in a casual setting.

When:
Thursday, November 9, 5-6pm
Wednesday, November 15, 5-6pm
Thursday, November 30, 5-6pm

Questions? Contact Charlotte_Brown@fitnyc.edu, Educational Skills Department, B602.

Location: Feldman Center Room C311
Snacks will be provided!

Film + Media Screening Series

Monday, November 13, 6:30pm

Selected Films

Director Richard Kroehling in person

Runtime 120 minutes

Two-time Emmy Award winning director ROBERT KROEHLING in person with a selection of several of his films including: WAR, an adaptation of the play WAR by celebrated Swedish playwright Lars Noren; AFTER, a performance film exploring some of the world's greatest poets and excerpts from the gallery installations SHADOW CASTING ME and 15 MASTER SHOTS.

Location: Pomerantz Building, Room D207

FALL 2017 LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOL MEETINGS

Tuesday, September 12
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, November 7
Tuesday, December 12

All meetings are held Tuesdays (1 – 2) in Room D207

Please try to send any curriculum items to be discussed at these meetings at least a week or two in advance for the Dean's review either via email or hard copy.

FALL 2017 CHAIRS MEETING DATES

Thursday, August 31
Thursday, September 14
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 12
Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 9
Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 30
Thursday, December 14

All meetings are held Thursdays (10.30 – 12) in Room B623

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