ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
March 5, 1-2 pm
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.
DINING SERVICES HOSTS MARDI GRAS NIGHT
March 6, 4:30-8 pm
Dining Services will offer dishes celebrating the Mardi Gras holiday. All are invited to attend. For more information, click here or contact Dining Services, 75770.
BECOMING YOUR OWN BEST HEALTH CARE
March 8, 1-2 pm
Alcove, David Dubinsky Center, eighth floor
This lunchtime Employee Assistance Program workshop focuses on how to obtain clear and necessary information and be an effective self-advocate while navigating an often confusing, complicated health care system. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/eap or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.
AUTHOR JULIE POWELL READS
March 8, 5-6 pm
The English and Speech Department hosts writer Julie Powell, who will read from her memoir Julie & Julia, which was made into a 2009 movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, and participate in a Q&A. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. For more information, contact Melissa Tombro, 75373.
FIT'S ANNUAL GALA, HONORING WILLIAM P.
LAUDER AND WILLIAM T. DILLARD, III
March 15, 6:30 pm
Cipriani 42nd Street
FIT and the FIT Foundation will honor William P. Lauder, of Estée Lauder, and William T. Dillard, III, of Dillard's, at the college's 25th annual awards gala. The black-tie affair will include a performance by singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield. Tickets begin at $1,000 and are tax-deductible. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Educational Development Fund. For more information, contact Vicki Guranowski, 74105.
EDUTECH DAY: TEACHING, LEARNING, AND SHARING IN THE CLOUD
March 16, 8:30 am - 4 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre and John E. Reeves Great Hall
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend EduTech Day, an annual SUNY-wide conference focusing on the intersection of teaching and technology. Teaching, Learning, and Sharing in the Cloud addresses the potential for synchronous and asynchronous teaching, learning, and collaboration using cloud computing, which allows users to access files and applications from any location. Caleb Clark, director of the EdTech master's program at Marlboro College's graduate school, will speak at breakfast; Alice Marwick, a postdoctoral researcher in social media at Microsoft Research New England and a research affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, will be the lunchtime keynote speaker; seating for both is limited. To register, visit fitnyc.edu/edutechday. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DINING SERVICES HOSTS ASIAN NIGHT
March 20, 4:30-8 pm
Dining Services will offer dishes representing a variety of Asian cuisines. All are invited to attend. For more information, click here or contact Dining Services, 75770.
LOVE YOUR LIBRARY: FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE BUSINESS OF ART
March 21, 5-6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Margaret Peot will discuss business lessons learned over her 20-year career as an author, illustrator, costume painter, and freelance artist, as part of the Gladys Marcus Library's 2012 Love Your Library series. This event is also sponsored by the Career and Internship Center. For more information, click here or contact Magda Cupidon, 74368.
THE WINDS OF CHANGE: FIT'S ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE
March 27, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The Sustainability Council presents The Winds of Change: Making Our Mark on Sustainability, FIT's sixth annual conference. This year's theme is action, change, and movement. Speakers include "No Impact Man" Colin Beaver, Deborah Johnson, who will discuss Pratt Institute's sustainable dormitory project; and Dr. Stephen Kellert, an expert on biophilic design. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, click here.
STUDENT-FACULTY ROUNDTABLE LUNCHEON
March 29, 12:30-2 pm
Faculty and students are invited to this roundtable luncheon, presented by the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) and the Student-Faculty Corporation. The topic for discussion will be sustainability and ecologically responsible design in the curriculum. Seats are limited. RSVP by calling the CET, 74064. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/cet or contact Elaine Maldonado, 74064.
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.
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.
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
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.