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     April 2012


Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution

Elder Care Support Group

The CFDA at 50 – The Presidents Speak: Stan Herman

A Talk on Acupuncture

"Un(der)regulated": An Art Market Panel Discussion

Creating Environments That Inspire Desire and Build Brands

ARTSpeak 2011-12: Vitaly Komar

IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA

Fashion Design AAS Exhibition

Annual Holocaust Commemoration

To Speak Up ... Or Not

Almodóvar and Fashion

Export Promotion Marketing

The Museum at FIT Presents A Discussion with Franca Sozzani

Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT, Part One

Science and Mathematics Faculty Member Leads Seal Walks

Faculty Member, International Student Advisor Receive Fulbright Awards

Photography Faculty Member Participates in Group Show

Fine Arts Faculty Member Has Solo Show

Illustration MFA Faculty News

New York Public Library Displays Holdings from Gladys Marcus Library

Foreign Languages Faculty Member Presents Book

Communication Design Faculty Member's Art Included in Public Collection

Funding Opportunities Available

Help Promote Precollege Programs

Diversity Council Offers Event and Project Support

Diversity Grants Available

Commencement Information Available

Changes Coming to FIT's Intranet

Spring 2012 Wellness Schedule

Affirmative Action Online Training

Technology Training

Emergency Messaging Sign-up


EVENTS

YOUTHQUAKE! THE 1960s FASHION REVOLUTION
Through April 7, 1-2 pm
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
Youthquake!, the 2012 exhibition organized and curated by students in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice graduate program, explores the dramatic impact of youth culture on fashion during the 1960s. More than 30 garments, accessories, videos, and other related media will be featured, including fashions by Yves Saint Laurent, André Courrèges, and Giorgio di Sant’Angelo. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/museum.

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
April 9, 1-2 pm
Room DC35
The Employee Assistance Program's Elder Care Support Group is for individuals caring for, or anticipating caring for, an elderly relative, parent, or friend. Meetings address such topics as coping with emotional burdens and locating available resources and support. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/eap or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

THE CFDA AT 50 – THE PRESIDENTS SPEAK: STAN HERMAN
April 10, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Stan Herman, CFDA president from 1991 through 2005 and recipient of the organization's Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, will discuss his career achievements, which include designing uniforms for corporations like FedEx and JetBlue, and his work with the CFDA, which fought for AIDS awareness and research under his leadership. Reservations are required to attend; call 74585 or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

A TALK ON ACUPUNCTURE
April 12, noon-1 pm
Seminar Room 9, Conference Center at FIT
The Employee Wellness Program invites interested faculty and staff to this seminar. Adele Reising, a teacher of traditional Chinese medicine and practicing acupuncturist, will speak on the therapy, which dates back over 2,000 years. No reservation is required to attend. For more information, visit adelereising.com.

"UN(DER)REGULATED": AN ART MARKET PANEL DISCUSSION
April 12, 7-9 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
A panel of experts from various sectors of the art world will discuss the dilemmas and decisions particular to conducting business in the arts, and take questions from the audience, at "Un(der)regulated: Ethics in the Contemporary Art Market," a free, public event sponsored by the Art Market: Principles and Practices Department. For more information, contact Beth Servetar.

CREATING ENVIRONMENTS THAT INSPIRE DESIRE AND BUILD BRANDS
April 16, 7-9 pm
Alcove, David Dubinsky Student Center, eighth floor
Tim Kelly of Blue Sky and Joel Katzowitz of Czarnowski will discuss what makes an environment – be it retail, trade show, or corporate marketing center – a memorable and effective sales tool. This event is co-sponsored by the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association, the Industrial Designers Society of America, and FIT's Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design Department, and free to all faculty and students. Light refreshments will be served.

ARTSPEAK 2011-12: VITALY KOMAR
April 17, 2:30-3:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Vitaly Komar, a Russian-born painter and performance artist, will speak about his work and Sots Art, a movement he founded with fellow artist Alexander Melamid, combining the principles of Dadaism and Socialist Realism. This event is the latest in the Fine Arts and History of Art Departments' ARTSpeak lecture series. For more information, visit blog.fitnyc.edu/artspeak or contact John Allen, 75862.

IMPACT: 50 YEARS OF THE CFDA
Through April 17
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Conceived by Council of Fashion Designers of America President Diane von Furstenberg and curated by Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT, IMPACT features garments and accessories by the CFDA's most influential designers of the last 50 years. Each living designer selected to participate in the exhibition chose a single object or ensemble that best represents his or her impact on the fashion world. For more information, click here.

FASHION DESIGN AAS EXHIBITION
April 24-29
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Selected works by graduating Fashion Design AAS students will be on display.

ANNUAL HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION
April 24, 1-2 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Dr. Lucille Roussin, an attorney and School of Graduate Studies faculty member, and Lucian Simmons, a senior vice president and head of the worldwide restitution team at Sotheby's, will discuss artworks looted during the Holocaust at the college's 2012 Holocaust commemoration event. For more information, contact Roberta Paley, 74930.

TO SPEAK UP … OR NOT
April 24, 1-2 pm
Room A803
Evaluating the benefits and potential consequences of speaking your mind and learning when, what, and how to say what you're thinking in a way that will help, rather than hurt, will be the focus of this Employee Assistance Program workshop. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/eap or call 75600.

ALMODÓVAR AND FASHION
April 26, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
David Delfin, a Spanish designer, and Paul Julian Smith, CUNY professor and author of Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, will discuss fashion in the films of Pedro Almodóvar. Organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain in New York and the Association of Spanish Fashion Designers (ACME). Reservations are required to attend; call 74585 or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

EXPORT PROMOTION MARKETING
May 3, 3:30-5 pm
Robert Lagary Board Room, Marvin Feldman Center, ninth floor
Donna Sharp, senior partner at Sharp Global, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Amanda Barlow, manager, U.S. Council for International Business; Herb Ouida, international trade consultant; and John Stillwaggon, accounts receivable specialist, Accounts Receivable Risk Management. The group will discuss the government and financial programs available to help exporting companies expand. This International Trade and Marketing event is open to the public. RSVP with names and company affiliations of non-FIT attendees by April 19. For more information or to RSVP, contact Nicole Martin, 74280.

THE MUSEUM AT FIT PRESENTS A DISCUSSION WITH FRANCA SOZZANI
May 4, 6-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Join Franca Sozzani, editorial director of Condé Nast Italy and editor in chief of Vogue Italia, l'Uomo Vogue, and Vogue Gioiello, for a discussion about her impressive career. In 2011, the United Nations named her ambassador for its "Fashion 4 Development" campaign; this March, France's president, Nicolas Sarkozy, awarded her the Legion of Honour, the country’s most prestigious decoration. For more information, click here.

FASHION, A-Z: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM AT FIT, PART ONE
Through May 8
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This is the first of two exhibitions highlighting masterpieces from the museum's permanent collection. More than 50 garments and accessories are included, including work by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Christian Dior, and Miuccia Prada. For more information, click here.

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FACULTY MEMBER LEADS SEAL WALKS
Through May
Cupsogue Beach County Park, Westhampton Beach, NY
Arthur Kopelman leads educational walks to observe, photograph, and learn about seals. Click here for dates or to make a reservation. For more information, contact Arthur Kopelman, 73030.


NEWS

FACULTY MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISOR RECEIVE FULBRIGHT AWARDS
Renee Cooper, Fashion Merchandising Management, has won a Fulbright Scholar Award. She will use it to teach at KEA, a school of technology and design in Copenhagen, Denmark, in spring 2013. For more information, contact Renee Cooper

Erika Rohrbach, of the International Student Advisors Office, has also received a Fulbright Award, to participate in the U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Seminar, taking place in Japan this summer. The program will allow American education administrators to travel throughout the country to meet with education officials and visit institutions, for the purpose of encouraging greater exchange between the two countries. For more information, contact Erika Rohrbach.

PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN GROUP SHOW
Denny Tillman is one of seven photographers featured in Seven Great American Photographers, an exhibition on view from March 18 through April 8 at the Belskie Museum of Art, 280 High Street, Closter, NJ. For more information, visit belskiemuseum.com.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER HAS SOLO SHOW
An exhibition of recent abstract oil paintings by Harriet Korman is currently on view at the Lennon, Weinberg Gallery, 514 West 25 Street. Korman – who has shown at the Whitney Biennial and received grants and awards from the Guggenheim Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Academy Museum, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation, among others – has been with Lennon, Weinberg for more than 20 years. Her present show will run through April 14. For more information, contact Harriet Korman, 75879.

ILLUSTRATION MFA FACULTY NEWS
The artwork of Rudy Gutierrez is featured in a solo exhibition, Spirits Known and Unknown, on view through April 19 at the Memorial Gallery of Farmingdale State College. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Zina Saunders is the subject of a feature in the March/April 2012 Communication Arts. In the article, Saunders speaks about her art and the influence of popular culture and current events on her images and storytelling.

An illustration of a bobcat by Nancy Stahl will soon be available from the U.S. Postal Service. Stahl has created more than a dozen stamps for the agency; for an interview about her work, including images of past designs, click here.

For more information on any of the above items, contact Melanie Reim, 74318.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISPLAYS HOLDINGS FROM GLADYS MARCUS LIBRARY
On February 28, the New York Public Library launched André Studios 1930-1941, a digitized collection of 5,415 fashion drawings and sketches from both the institution and the Gladys Marcus Library's Special Collections. The project reassembles a body of work – produced by the New York firm, André Fashion Studios – of significant historical and artistic value and will serve as a prototype of content delivery for the New York Public Library's digital repository. For more information, contact Karen Cannell.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS NEW BOOK
This past February, Madeline Millán participated in the Granada International Poetry Festival – an annual, weeklong celebration of poets and poetry from all over the world that takes place in Granada, Nicaragua. This year's event featured 126 writers from 54 countries, including Nobel laureate Derek Walcott. Millán presented her new book of poetry and short stories, Día Cero (Day Zero) (Terranova, 2012). For more information, contact Foreign Languages, 75092.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER’S ART INCLUDED IN PUBLIC COLLECTION
C.J. Yeh's art series, Equals, has been included in the collection of ARTstor, a new digital library founded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with the intention of using digital technology to further scholarship in the arts and their associated fields. For more information, contact C.J. Yeh, 75676.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
The Grants Office has announced the following funding opportunities:

The Rhizome Commissions Program, supporting emerging artists through grants of up to $5,000 for the creation of significant works of art that creatively engage new and networked technologies and works that reflect on the social and political impact of these tools and media. The application deadline is April 15. For more information, click here.

The Japanese Association of University Women is offering international fellowships of up to 1,000,000 yen (approximately $12,129) for women to carry out independent research or advanced postgraduate-level study in Japan. All candidates must hold a bachelor's degree and gain approval from the Japanese institution at which they propose to undertake their study or research. The application deadline is April 20. For more information, click here.

Fulbright Grants in Hungary provide round-trip travel for scholars to conduct research, teach courses (in English), or engage in both at Hungarian institutions. A PhD or equivalent degree is required. Grants are from three to nine months, with a maximum award of $2,700 per month, plus housing and roundtrip airfare. The application deadline is August 1. For more information, click here.

HELP PROMOTE PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS
Precollege Programs is looking to reach new markets for its art, fashion, and business courses for pre-teens and teens, and encourages all faculty and staff to promote its offerings to possible enrollees. Spring Saturday Live workshops begin April 21. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/precollege or contact Michele Nagel, 74632.

DIVERSITY COUNCIL OFFERS EVENT AND PROJECT SUPPORT
An event or project that fosters inclusion and diversity can carry the Diversity Council's stamp of support on promotional materials and be posted on the college-wide calendar on the council's website. Complete the form here to let the council know about your event or project. For more information, contact Deliwe Kekana, 73365.

DIVERSITY GRANTS AVAILABLE
President Joyce F. Brown established an annual grant fund of $15,000, administered by the Diversity Council, to encourage the development of educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities that promote tolerance and inclusion. A maximum of $5,000 is awarded to each winning proposal. Click here to learn more about applying. For more information, contact Griselda Gonzalez, 73363.

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE
FIT will hold its 2012 commencement exercises for all associate, bachelor's, and master's degree candidates at Javits Center North on May 22. For information on the ceremonies, ordering academic attire, and requesting tickets, visit fitnyc.edu/commencement.

CHANGES COMING TO FIT'S INTRANET
The Communications and External Relations Office, in partnership with IT for FIT, is developing a new integrated internal website for employees, to launch in early summer. The site will be accessed through the MyFIT portal, which will be updated with a new login page and redesigned banner, and will incorporate content currently residing on InsideFIT. The benefits of this new site include the elimination of redundancy and confusion between internal (www3) sites, MyFIT, and InsideFIT; enabling the self-publishing of internal web content, using Webpages; and providing departments with the ability to publish content in a password-protected location. For more information, contact Donna Lehmann, 74710.

SPRING 2012 WELLNESS SCHEDULE
The Student-Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff:

Monday—Pilates, 1-2 pm, Room BX28
Tuesday—Body Toning, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Thursday—Yoga, 1-2 pm, Room AX25
Friday—Dance Aerobics, 1-2 pm, Room AX39

Spring classes continue through May 18. Locker and shower facilities are located near the gym area. You may use a locker only during class time, must bring your own combination lock, and must empty your locker after class. Portable mats are available for purchase at a discounted price of $10; bring a check, payable to FIT Student Faculty Corporation, to Human Resources, 236 West 27 Street, 11th floor. For more information, click here or contact Bonnie Born, 73667.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ONLINE TRAINING
FIT employees are required to complete two online training sessions that fulfill federal Affirmative Action requirements for government employees. The sessions, Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing Employee Discrimination, take 60 to 90 minutes each, and do not have to be completed in one sitting. You should complete both sessions by the last day of the anniversary month in which you were hired (for example, if you were hired on January 15, complete the training by January 30). Click here to access online sessions. For more information, contact Griselda Gonzalez, 73363.

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING  
Dates for technology training have been announced. Sign up for technology training or consulting on FIT systems such as the portal, email, MS Office, web files, and more here. For more information, contact the Technology Development Team.

EMERGENCY MESSAGING SIGN-UP
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register online for FIT's emergency alert system. The system uses email, phone, and text messages to provide effective emergency communications to the college community, both on and off campus. To opt in, click on the emergency messaging system link in the Web Resources channel on the MyFIT tab.


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