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April 2013

 

Fashion Culture Lecture: John Bartlett: A Career in Fashion

Memorial for Henry Goldsmith

Loehmann's NY Design Challenge Awards

ARTSpeak Student Exhibition: Open Book

Love Your Library: Feather in Your Cap! From FIT to the Fashion Industry

Lawrence Israel Prize Lecture: Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch

Exhibition: Boots: The Height of Fashion

Elder Care Support Group

ARTSpeak Panel Discussion

Sustainable Business and Design Conference

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology Dean's Forum

International Dance Festival

Student-Faculty Roundtables on Social Media

Holocaust Commemoration: Genocide Among the Flowers

Exhibition: Shoe Obsession

UCE Talent Show

BFA Fashion Show Judging Day

Graduate Studies Information Session

Fashion Culture Panel Discussion: F4D: Preserving Asian Culture Through Fashion and Textiles

AAS Fashion Design Exhibition: Andy Warhol and the 1960s

Lecture: Mapping the Election of 2012

Fashion Symposium: Cross-Pollination: Fashion and Technology

BFA Fashion Show: The Future of Fashion

Talking Trade Panel Discussion: Southeast Asia: The Next Engines of Growth

Pet Fashion Show: Bark-à-porter

Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibitions

Exhibition: Fashion and Technology

Science and Mathematics Faculty Member Leads Seal Walks

SUNY Global Center Art Show

Staff and Faculty Exhibition: Transformation


Japan FIT Alumni Association Holds Third FIT Seminar in Tokyo

Communication Design Faculty Member Publishes Article, Participates in Group Show

Fashion Design Faculty Member Cited by Trend Forecasting Website

Textile Development and Marketing Faculty Member Co-Authors Paper

Fashion Design-Art Faculty Member Publishes Textbook

Textile Development and Marketing Faculty Member Publishes Article

Illustration Faculty Member Presents Work in Australia

Fashion Merchandising Management Faculty Member Delivers Keynote

Fine Arts Faculty Member Has Solo Show

Illustration Students Selected for Society of Illustrators Scholarship Competition

Interior Design Faculty Member Participates in Group Show

Students Win Femmy Awards

FIT Partners with Destinationchelsea.org to Promote Neighborhood Activities


Call for Diversity Grant Proposals

Academic Skills Tutoring Center Offers Free Tutorial Services

Contribute to the Student Emergency Fund

Spring 2013 Wellness Schedule

Funding Opportunities

Diversity Council Offers Event and Project Support

Online Event Calendar for Center for Excellence in Teaching

Technology Training

Affirmative Action Online Training



EVENTS

FASHION CULTURE LECTURE: JOHN BARTLETT: A CAREER IN FASHION
Tuesday, April 2, 6 pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fashion designer John Bartlett will discuss his career and launch of the first eco-friendly, cruelty-free menswear collection at New York Fashion Week in 2012. This event is organized in collaboration with the FIT Diversity Council. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

MEMORIAL FOR HENRY GOLDSMITH
Wednesday, April 3, 4-6 pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Longtime Accessories Design faculty member Henry Goldsmith, who passed away last summer, will be remembered at this memorial service. The service will recognize his life, his expertise in handbag design and construction, and his contributions and dedication to FIT. For more information, contact Sarah Mullins, 75404.

LOEHMANN’S NY DESIGN CHALLENGE AWARDS
Wednesday, April 3, 6 pm
Loehmann’s, Seventh Avenue at 16th Street
The grand prize winner of the NY Design Challenge sponsored by Loehmann’s department store will be announced at an in-store event. Students were asked to submit formal wear designs based on New York City icons; the grand prize winner will be selected from three finalists chosen in December. The winning garment will be showcased in Loehmann’s Chelsea storefront window. Click here for more information.

ARTSPEAK STUDENT EXHIBITION: OPEN BOOK
April 3-29
Gladys Marcus Library, Fifth Floor
Works by students participating in ARTSpeak, an interdisciplinary program presented by the Fine Arts and History of Art departments, will be on display; the theme of this year’s ARTSpeak is “Open Book: Conversations on Art and the Book.” The exhibition will include Fine Arts students’ work as well as photos by Photography Department students, all curated by students in the Art History and Museum Professions program. The Art History students are are also producing a catalogue for the exhibition. Open Book will also include examples of work by speakers and other participants in the series. For more information, visit the program’s blog at blog.fitnyc.edu/artspeak, or contact John Allen, 75862.

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY: FEATHER IN YOUR CAP! FROM FIT TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY
Thursday, April 4, 5-6 pm
Room D523, Pomerantz Center
Fashion Design alumni Makoto Takada and Vasumathi Soundararajan describe their post-FIT work experiences. Takada is a designer for women’s wear label Thakoon; Soundararajan is founder of the men’s underwear label Ken Wroy. This event is part of the library’s Love Your Library series. For more information, contact Leslie Preston, 74346.

LAWRENCE ISRAEL PRIZE LECTURE: ROBIN STANDEFER AND STEPHEN ALESCH
Thursday, April 4, 6 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, founders of Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors and winners of this year’s Lawrence Israel Prize, given by the Interior Design Department, will give a presentation on their work. Among their many high-profile projects, Standefer and Alesch designed the interiors of the Standard Hotel, the Ace Hotel, and Facebook’s commissary. For more information, contact Johannes Knoops, 75550.

EXHIBITION: BOOTS: THE HEIGHT OF FASHION
Through April 6
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition, presented by the graduating students in the Fashion and Textile Studies master’s program, examines how boots emerged as a modern fashion phenomenon during the last century and evolved to become a wardrobe staple. For more information, click here.

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, April 8, 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, click here or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

ARTSPEAK PANEL DISCUSSION
Monday, April 8, 6:30-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
ARTSpeak, an interdisciplinary program presented by the Fine Arts and History of Art departments, presents a panel discussion on this year’s theme, “Open Book: Conversations on Art and the Book.” The discussion will feature Martha Wilson, founder of Franklin Furnace, a space dedicated to supporting avant-garde art with a special concern for artist books; Alexander Campos, executive director of The Center for Book Arts; and Max Schumann, associate director of Printed Matter, a bookstore dedicated to artist books and publications. The panel will be moderated by History of Art faculty member Richard Turnbull. For more information, visit the program’s blog at blog.fitnyc.edu/artspeak, or contact John Allen, 75862.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND DESIGN CONFERENCE
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 am-5 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The seventh annual FIT sustainability conference, titled “People, Planet, Prosperity: The Sustainable Balancing Act,” will focus on social justice and incorporating sustainability in business strategy as well as in daily life, with the goal of having an economically feasible positive impact on people and on the planet. Best practices will be presented by speakers, in breakout sessions, and through exhibits. Click here to register. For more information, contact Nomi Kleinman, 75167.

JAY AND PATTY BAKER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY DEAN’S FORUM
Tuesday, April 9, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Jennifer Hyman, co-founder of Rent the Runway, an online business that enables people to rent high-end clothing and accessories, will be the guest speaker at the dean’s forum. Hyman will answer questions from the audience. For more information, contact Karen Capone, 74334.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 pm
Haft Auditorium
The third annual International Dance Festival will feature performances of hip-hop, salsa, flamenco, Afro-Caribbean, and Middle Eastern dance, with Italian, Indian, and Portuguese music, and Chinese lion dancers. For more information, contact Amy Zaborowski, 74220.

STUDENT-FACULTY ROUNDTABLES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Thursday, April 11, 12:30-2 pm
Location TBA
The Center for Excellence in Teaching will host a student-faculty roundtable luncheon to explore the topic of social media in education. This event is sponsored by the Student Faculty Corporation of FIT. For more information and to register, contact Celia Baez, 74064.

HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION: GENOCIDE AMONG THE FLOWERS
Thursday, April 11, 1-2 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Rabbi Isidoro Aizenberg, scholar-in-residence of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives, will discuss the Lithuanian city of Vilna, a Jewish city of learning that was the site of a massacre during WWII. The paintings of Seymour Kaftan, a Holocaust survivor whose work depicted the horrors of Nazi brutality, will be on display. Members of the FIT community will be reading the names of Holocaust victims from 9 am to 4 pm in the Dubinsky Student Center dining hall. For more information, contact Roberta Paley, 74930.

EXHIBITION: SHOE OBSESSION
Through April 13
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition examines our ever-growing fascination with shoes, featuring approximately 150 examples of contemporary footwear, highlighting the extreme, lavish, and imaginative styles that have made shoes central to fashion. The exhibition includes work by prominent footwear labels such as Manolo Blahnik, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, and Roger Vivier, as well as by avant-garde designers such as Kei Kagami and Noritaka Tatehana. For more information, click here.

UCE TALENT SHOW
Tuesday, April 16, 1-2 pm
Haft Auditorium
The UCE of FIT sponsors a talent show featuring FIT employees. For more information, contact Maria Zervos, 75802.

BFA FASHION SHOW JUDGING DAY
Wednesday, April 17, 2-4 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Garments created by graduating BFA Fashion Design students will be on display to the FIT community after a panel of judges have finished determining which garments will appear in the Future of Fashion runway show. Judges include Joe Zee, Kate Betts, Lilliana Vazquez, and Colleen Sherin. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion.

GRADUATE STUDIES INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, April 17, 5-7 pm
Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
The School of Graduate Studies hosts an information session for prospective students. For more information, contact Marilyn Barton, 74300.

FASHION CULTURE PANEL DISCUSSION: F4D: PRESERVING ASIAN CULTURE THROUGH FASHION AND TEXTILES
Thursday, April 18, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Evie Evangelou, president and global chair of Fashion 4 Development (F4D), an organization that fights poverty through creativity in various regions around the globe, discusses projects in Asia led by fashion designers Angel Chang, Ardistia Dwiasri, and Auguste Soesastro. These three designers discuss how cultural heritage is preserved and passed on through fashion and textiles. This event is organized in collaboration with the FIT Diversity Council. To register, email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

AAS FASHION DESIGN EXHIBITION: ANDY WARHOL AND THE 1960S
April 25-28
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Selected works by AAS Fashion Design students will be on display. Garments in the show were inspired by the work of Andy Warhol and fashions of the 1960s.

LECTURE: MAPPING THE ELECTION OF 2012
Thursday, April 25, 1-2 pm
Pomerantz Center, Room D211
Christopher Malone, associate professor of political science at Pace University, will discuss the 2012 elections in a talk titled, “The Obama Majority: The 2012 Presidential Election and the Future of American Politics.” This lecture is sponsored by the Social Sciences Department. For more information, contact Yasemin Celik Levine, 74923.

FASHION SYMPOSIUM: CROSS-POLLINATION: FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY
Thursday, April 25, 9 am-noon
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Scholars and fashion insiders explore the links between fashion and technology from multiple perspectives in this half-day symposium, part of The Museum at FIT’s Fashion and Technology exhibition. Bradley Quinn, a well-known consultant and publisher in the fashion industry and author of Techno Fashion, is the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Steve Zades, creator of the Odyssey Project on Imaginative Intelligence; Suzanne Lee, fashion designer and director of BioCouture; and Sabine Seymour, chief creative officer of Moondial. To register, click here.

BFA FASHION SHOW: THE FUTURE OF FASHION
Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall; 3D viewing, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The annual fashion show features more than 80 garments created by graduating BFA Fashion Design students. Critics include Gary Graham, Flora Nikrooz, Tom Scott, and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone. The show is by invitation only, but it will be streamed live in 3D to the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre and will be also be streamed online at fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion.

TALKING TRADE PANEL DISCUSSION: SOUTHEAST ASIA: THE NEXT ENGINES OF GROWTH
Thursday, May 2, 3:30-5 pm
Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
Part of the International Trade and Marketing Department’s Talking Trade at FIT series, this panel discussion addresses how the fashion industry is helping to fuel growth in the fast-growing Southeast Asia region. The panelists are Mario L. De Leon, Jr., consul general of the Philippine Consulate General New York; Svida Alisjahbana, chief executive officer of Femina Group and founder of Jakarta Fashion Week; Anna Blume, associate professor in the History of Art Department; Tanjila Islam, CEO of TigerTrade; and Linh M. Nguyen, USA general manager for TNG Investment and Trading JSC. For more information, contact Nicole Martin, 4280.

PET FASHION SHOW: BARK-À-PORTER
Friday, May 3, 5:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The annual pet apparel fashion show features the work of students in the Center for Professional Studies’ Pet Product Design and Marketing certificate program.

ART AND DESIGN GRADUATING STUDENT EXHIBITIONS
May 8-21
Various locations on campus
Selected works by graduating students of the School of Art and Design will be on display. Visit fitnyc.edu/graduatingstudentexhibit for more information.

EXHIBITION: FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY
Through May 8
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Spanning 250 years, this exhibition examines how fashion has engaged with, and been altered by, technological advances throughout history, from the development of synthetic fabrics to the integration of smart electronics into garments. 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 Kopelman, 73030.

SUNY GLOBAL CENTER STUDENT ART SHOW
Through June 30
SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St.
Selected works by FIT Fine Arts students and other SUNY students are on display at the SUNY Global Center. For more information, contact Jean Feinberg, 75870.

FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION: TRANSFORMATION
Through October 24, 2013
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery and Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
The annual exhibition of works by FIT faculty and staff is on the theme of transformations, from global sociopolitical shifts to changes in the natural world to personal transitions.


NEWS

JAPAN FIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOLDS THIRD FIT SEMINAR IN TOKYO
On March 21, the JFAA held its third seminar as part of Japan Fashion Week. The seminar featured Advertising Marketing and Communications faculty member Theodore Schachter and was on “The New Era of Fashion Business: Social Media and Omni-Channel.”

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE, PARTICIPATES IN GROUP SHOW
C.J. Yeh published a research article titled “The Multi-Dimensional Mandala in the Age of Digital Algorithm” in the March issue of the Taiwanese magazine Art Collection + Design. The article examines the transformation of culture over the past 15 years with the advancement of digital technology. Yeh also contributed his interactive artwork “myData=myMondrian” to a group exhibition titled Making Places for … at InArt Space in Tainan, Taiwan. The exhibition, which challenges the perception of what constitutes a work of art in the digital age, will be on display April 7-27. For more information, contact C.J. Yeh, 75676.

FASHION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER CITED BY TREND FORECASTING WEBSITE
Asta Skocir’s blog, Knit Grandeur, was picked for Stylesight’s “Sites That Inspire” feature in January. Stylesight is a prominent subscription-based trend forecasting and analysis company. See Skocir’s citation here. For more information, contact Asta Skocir, 75059.

TEXTILE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING FACULTY MEMBER CO-AUTHORS PAPER
Ajoy Sarkar co-wrote a paper titled “Chitosan-Heparin Polyelectrolyte Multilayers on Cortical Bone: Periosteum-Mimetic, Cytophilic, Antibacterial Coatings,” which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering. For more information, contact Ajoy Sarkar, 75239.

FASHION DESIGN-ART FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES TEXTBOOK
Stacy Stewart Smith’s textbook CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising was published by Fairchild Books in February. The book features step-by-step tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. For more information, contact Stacy Stewart Smith, 75690.

TEXTILE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Jeffrey Silberman’s article titled “Confusion on Sustainability Benefits Chemical Fibers” was published in the 2013 annual Cotton International Magazine. The article recounts a panel discussion moderated by Silberman at the International Cotton Advisory Committee Plenary Meeting held in Interlaken, Switzerland, in October 2012. For more information, contact Jeffrey Silberman, 75234.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS WORK IN AUSTRALIA
Bil Donovan presented his work and spoke about his artistic journey as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March. He also hosted an onstage demonstration of his fashion illustration techniques. For more information, contact Bil Donovan, 75815.

FASHION MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT FACULTY MEMBER DELIVERS KEYNOTE
Naomi Gross delivered the keynote presentation for SAP’s Retail Day in March; SAP is a market leader in business management software and services. The presentation was titled Our Students: Meeting Your Needs. The audience for the daylong event included SAP’s retail sales team, solutions developers, retail industry principals, and trainees enrolled in SAP’s Graduate Academy program. For more information, contact Naomi Gross, 74835.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER HAS SOLO SHOW
Joel Werring’s works were on display at the World Monuments Fund Gallery in New York in March as part of his solo exhibition A New Room. In the exhibition, Werring uses cinematic references, photography, architecture, poetry, and song lyrics to create painted and collaged works. For more information, contact Joel Werring, 75864.

ILLUSTRATION STUDENTS SELECTED FOR SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Seven FIT students have won scholarships in the nationwide Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship competition. Their work will be part of an exhibition at the Society’s Museum of American Illustration in New York City May 14 through June 5. Their awards and certificates will be presented at the exhibition’s opening reception. For more information, contact Dan Shefelman, 75806.

INTERIOR DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN GROUP SHOW
Joan Melnick’s work was featured among 1,500 sketches from all over the world showing the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The group exhibition ran for three weeks in March at Fordham University on West 60th Street. For more information, contact Joan Melnick, 75569.

STUDENTS WIN FEMMY AWARDS
Three Fashion Design students specializing in intimate apparel won the 2013 Femmy Awards Student Design Contest. The awards are sponsored by the Underfashion Club, a nonprofit that aids the promotion and growth of the lingerie industry. Dr. Joyce F. Brown announced the top winners from the competition’s six finalists at a gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in February. Click here for more information.

FIT PARTNERS WITH DESTINATIONCHELSEA.ORG TO PROMOTE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTIVITIES
As part of an effort to highlight cultural activities in Chelsea, FIT has joined the steering committee of Destination Chelsea, a collaboration of resident arts organizations, to provide an online guide to what’s happening in the neighborhood for visitors as well as residents. For more information, visit destinationchelsea.org.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL FOR DIVERSITY GRANT PROPOSALS
The Diversity Council is seeking Diversity Grant proposals to support 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. The council will discuss how to plan and apply for a grant at think-tank meetings on Monday, April 15, 11:30 am-1 pm, and Wednesday, May 1, 12:30-2 pm. Email diversitygrants@fitnyc.edu to register and for location. For more information, contact Griselda Gonzalez, 73363.

ACADEMIC SKILLS TUTORING CENTER OFFERS FREE TUTORIAL SERVICES
All full-time and part-time students currently enrolled in credit-bearing and remedial courses may make appointments with a tutor. The center offers tutoring in a wide range of disciplines. Click here for more information and for the center’s walk-in schedule, or contact Deborah Levine, 74080.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, FIT and the FIT Foundation have created the Student Emergency Fund to help provide relief to students hardest hit by the storm, and to help students on an as-needed basis when and if emergencies arise in the future. The FIT community is invited to make donations to this fund online at fitnyc.edu/studentemergencyfund.

SPRING 2013 WELLNESS SCHEDULE
The Student-Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff:

Through May 24
Mondays—Pilates, noon-1 pm, Room AX39
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Wednesdays—Yoga, noon-1 pm, Room AX25
Thursdays—Ethnic Dance Aerobics, 1-2 pm, Room BX28
Fridays—Boot Camp, noon-1 pm, Room AX39

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. 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 27th Street, 11th floor. For more information, contact Bonnie Born, 73667.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Learning and Leadership Grants are available for participation in a high-quality professional development experience or to organize a collegial study group that leads to improvements in practice, curriculum, and student achievement in the school or university (maximum award: $2,000 for individuals, $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study; deadline: June 1); Student Achievement Grants are available to engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter (award: $5,000; deadline: June 1).

Women in Film Foundation: The foundation’s Film Finishing Fund provides support for the completion of films or videotapes. Submissions accepted for documentary, dramatic, educational, animated or experimental projects. Maximum award: $15,000. Deadline: April 29.

For other funding opportunities, view the Grants Digest online. For more information, contact the Grants Office, 73622.

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.

ONLINE EVENT CALENDAR FOR CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
The Center for Excellence in Teaching provides faculty-to-faculty training on incorporating technology into teaching, workshops on teaching methodologies, and a range of professional development opportunities. Check their online calendar for upcoming events here, and learn more about the faculty resources available through the center by visiting fitnyc.edu/cet. For more information, contact Elaine Maldonado, 74062.

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 on the website. For more information, contact the Technology Development Team.

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, 74009.