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30Apr 2010

AAS Graduates Exhibition Reception April 30th


The Dean’s gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by
this year’s graduates of Pratt’s Associate degree program. The exhibition
will run from April 26th through May 6th, 2009 with an opening reception on
Friday April 30th from 2pm to 4pm. Please join us as we congratulate these
graduates and welcome them to the Brooklyn Campus.

Artists included in the show will be:
Dylan Blackmon, Yae Won Cho, Candace Forsyth, Kyu Woong Jung, Mine Kavuncu,
Hyun Seung Kim, Brian Letamendi, Ju Hyung (Julie) Park, Taylor Sakarett,
Ian Solano, Zhaokun Wang.


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28Apr 2010

MTV Show Filming and Interviewing on Campus


Dear Members of the Pratt Community,

A small production crew for MTV’s hit television show “My Life as Liz” will
be doing limited filming over the next few months on campus as the star of
this series is currently a first-year student at Pratt.

Campus and building access for all filming will be approved in advance by
Pratt officials in order to minimize any potential disruption. Any
students, faculty, or staff members who would appear in scenes being filmed
will be notified in advance and have an opportunity to decide whether or
not to be included.  Only those who give their consent by signing a
personal release form provided by MTV will be included.

If any students, faculty, staff, or alumni are interested in participating
in the show, members of the MTV crew are holding meet-and-greet interviews
on camera to ask you some questions to learn about your creative side and
what brought you to Pratt. Those who are interested may stop by the Pratt
Chapel on Thursday, April 29 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.


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26Apr 2010

Sell Your Used Books & Art Supplies at the Prattstore!


Sell Your Used Books & Art Supplies at the Prattstore!

Textbook Buyback Program:
Sell your used textbooks for the exchange of CASH!

May 3-7 & May 10-14
Monday-Friday    
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Buyback Art Supply Program
Buyback art supply program in exchange of Prattstore’s Gift Card!   

May 10-14


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23Apr 2010

Springtime Safety Awareness


Personal Safety

When traveling in the evening, try traveling with a companion.
Consider using a car service after hours.
Avoid dark and deserted streets and do not use shortcuts.
Keep electronic devices and earphones hidden as well as jewelry.
Travel on well-lighted streets.
If you must carry large sums of money, divide it between your purse,
pockets and wallet.
Try to only use ATM machines at bank branches and avoid using ATMs in    
convenience stores.
Don’t wait until you reach the door to your home before locating your keys,
have them ready in your hand.

Residence Hall

Never leave a common area door propped open.
Room doors should be locked even when student leaves for a short period of
time.
Keys should be carried at all times and never be given to others.
Valuables such as laptop computers, I-Pods, cell phones, jewelry, large
amounts of money, and other valuables should be kept out of view and safely
secured.

Please visit http://www.pratt.edu/student_life/campus/security/ for
additional safety and security information.

A criminal doesn’t plan to steal your specific property.  A criminal
searches for unattended property to steal.

Never leave personal property unattended!


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22Apr 2010

Forum on Pratt’s Periodic Review Report to Middle States


On Wednesday, April 28th from 12:30 to 2:00 pm in the Alumni
Reading Room of the Pratt Library (Brooklyn Campus), the Periodic Review
Report (PRR) Steering Committee will present to the Pratt community a draft
of its report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The PRR,
presented to Middle States as an interim report five years after our most
recent self-study and evaluation team visit in spring 2005, chronicles
Pratt’s progress over the past five years.

By Friday, April 23rd, a draft version of the PRR will be available on the
Provost’s website:

http://www.pratt.edu/about_pratt/mission_and_governance/office_of_the_provost/policies_and_forms/

under Middle States Periodic Review Report. Please
review this draft and come to the forum prepared to give us your feedback.
You may want to consider the following questions as you review the draft
PRR:

Does the report reflect your understanding of progress made at Pratt in the
past five years?
Are there other major developments that should be included in the report?
What changes for improvement of the report do you suggest, if any?


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22Apr 2010

International Radio Program Features Interview with SILS Dean Tula Giannini


Tula Giannini, Dean of Pratt’s School of Information and Library
Science, was interviewed for a public radio segment on how libraries are
adapting to aid the unemployed in their job searches that aired
internationally as part of American Public Media’s (APM) Marketplace
program on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Pratt’s Office of Public Relations
arranged for the interview in which Giannini spoke about the role that
library schools play in teaching students to assist library users in their
searches by utilizing the latest technology. Please follow the below link
to hear the segment and to read a full transcript of the segment.

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/15/pm-librarians-adapt-help-unemployed/

Marketplace is a program that appeals to the broad public radio information
audience. It airs locally on WNYC-AM 820 and WNYC-FM 93.9 Mondays through
Fridays at 6:30 a.m.

Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, and Marketplace Money are heard by
an audience of more than 9.1 million unique listeners in the course of a
week, on 486 public radio stations nationwide. Marketplace is produced and
distributed by APM and is heard internationally via the American Forces
Radio and Television Service. In addition to APM, Public Radio
International and National Public Radio distribute and produce national
programs. It is also distributed worldwide by American Forces Radio.


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21Apr 2010

Book Signing with Professor Ned Kaufman


The Pratt Manhattan Library is pleased to host a Book Signing
to celebrate the recent publication of
Professor Ned Kaufman’s book,
Place, Race, and Story:
Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation.
Copies will be available for purchase.

This event will be held at
The Pratt Manhattan Library
144 West 14th St., Rm. 410
New York, NY 10011
212.647.7546
Friday evening April 30  
6pm-8pm
RSVP required.
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21Apr 2010

POSTPONED: The Air We Breathe in NYC- Local, Regional and Foreign Influences


SLAS SPRING 2010 SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE POSTPONED

Due to unforeseen circumstances the spring 2010 Scholar in Residence events
have been postponed and will be rescheduled for the fall 2010 semester. New
dates, locations and times will be provided at a later date.


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21Apr 2010

Student Affairs Events


The latest version of the Student Affairs Events Newsletter is
posted to the Student Affairs Web site. Learn more about the Charity Flea
Market and the Ben Kweller Concert and much much more….


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21Apr 2010

Stress Relief Day


Take a break and pet a dog!

Did you know that petting a dog can lower your blood pressure and brighten
your mood? So, join us in petting some loving dogs!
other activities include: Laughter for relaxation, FREE MASSAGES, & a
raffle.

Thursday, April 22, 12-3pm, No Name Cafe, Willoughby Residence Hall at 215
Willoughby Ave

Contact: Pratt Health & Counseling: (718)399-4542


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19Apr 2010

Opening of Exhibition of Student Work on Myrtle Avenue


The newly formed Student Exhibition Association’s first exhibition
features 15 student artists from Pratt Institute. Come join us opening
night on Monday, April 19th from 5-8pm!

Located: 513 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11205 (Right next to Castro’s)

The Exhibition will be up until Friday, May 7th

Please come and support this grass roots effort to show student work!


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16Apr 2010

The Air We Breathe In NYC - Local, Regional and Foreign Influences


A lecture and discussion by
DR. STEVEN CHILLRUD
SPRING 2010 SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE
Thursday, April 22nd
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
ARC Building, Room E-2

Intercity variations in airborne particulate matter has been repeatedly
associated with negative health outcomes within study populations, driving
environmental policy for decades. This public lecture will present recent
research on exposure to indoor, outdoor and personal air pollution in New
York City, where neighborhood-scale variations in exposure are of concern.
Dr. Chillrud, a lead investigator on the multi-city “TEACH” Toxic Exposure
Assessment study performed by Columbia and Harvard researchers, will
discuss spatial and temporal variations in specific air pollutants from
both regional and local sources, as well as provide evidence that certain
metals from combustion sources may be key constituents related to
particulate matter’s toxicity.  Dr. Chillrud will also tie this work to
historical and current policy decisions made by NYC in its quest to improve
its air quality.

Steven Chillrud, PhD, is a Senior Doherty Research Scientist at
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and co-Director of the Exposure Assessment
Facility Core of Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Health in
Northern Manhattan. He describes himself as an environmental geochemist
interested in public health research.

Much of his research is focused on the role of particles in the transport,
behavior and fate of chemical contaminants. These particles can be
fine-grained sediments in surface water bodies such as the Hudson River,
sandy particles in groundwater aquifers, or airborne particles in indoor
and outdoor settings. During his visit to Pratt, he will give a series of
talks and a workshop related to air pollution including understanding the
sources, behavior and exposure pathways of airborne contaminants as well as
designing and testing new air monitoring devices to be worn by people. 

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Sciences and the School of
Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.


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16Apr 2010

Reception for - Sandy Benjamin-Hannbal: Quilts - in the President’s Office Gallery on Wednesday, Apr


Please join us for a reception for “Sandy Benjamin-Hannbal:
Quilts” in the President’s Office Gallery on Wednesday, April 28, 4-5:30pm.

Pratt Institute  
President’s Office Gallery
Main 1
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn

The exhibition continues through September 2010.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10-4pm

Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit http://www.pratt.edu/exhibitions.

A nationally recognized quilt artist, Sandy Benjamin-Hannibal makes work
that reflects her dynamic color and design sensibility as well as her
connection to the African-American quiltmaking tradition. The daughter of
South Carolina cotton and tobacco farmers, she grew up in a household where
quilts and clothes were made at home, and has been working with fabric
since she was a child.

Benjamin-Hannibal’s quilts have been shown at the American Craft Museum
(now the Museum of Art and Design), the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian
Institution, the Newark Museum, and the Museum of Fine Art at Spelman
College. Her work has been documented in several books on contemporary
quiltmaking, including “Spirits of the Cloth:  Contemporary
African-American Quilts” by Carolyn Mazloomi (Clarkson Potter, 1998), and
“Black Threads,” by Kyra Hicks (McFarland & Co, 2002). Most recently, her
quilt “Windoors,” currently on display in the President’s Office Gallery at
Pratt, was reproduced in Mazloomi’s “Quilting African American Women’s
History: Our Challenges, Creativity and Champions” (Paper Moon Publishing,
2008). She is an active member of the contemporary quilt-making community,
involved in local and national quilt guilds and giving frequent lectures
and workshops. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Newark Museum
and private collections.

Benjamin-Hannibal attended Mary Holmes College in Mississippi before moving
to New York, where she took art courses at both F.I.T. and Pratt. She
retired in January 2010 after 42 years as assistant to the chair of the
Foundation Art and Design department at Pratt Institute. She plans to
devote more time to her
work, and is in the process of setting up a new home and studio in her
native
South Carolina.

For images and information about this exhibition and all Pratt Institute
Department of Exhibitions events, please visit http://www.pratt.edu/exhibitions.


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13Apr 2010

Wallabout Film Festival


WALLABOUT FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, April 18th at 8pm
Southpaw at 125 5 Ave. in Brooklyn
Free with RSVP

The Critical and Visual Studies program presents the Wallabout Film
Festival!

The event will be held on Sunday April 18th at 8pm at Southpaw in Brooklyn
(125 5th Ave.)  Wallabout was organized by an interdisciplinary team of
students from all majors at Pratt.  Artistic skill sets from various
backgrounds collaborated to create the festival which showcases, celebrates
and discusses short student films before an audience of peers and industry
practitioners.  The event is free, and the films are incredible-  there is
no excuse to miss the festival!  For guaranteed admission rsvp at
http://www.WhatAboutWallabout.com

We hope to see you there!


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12Apr 2010

ALERT: Timely Warning Notice Canceled - Suspect Apprehended-


From: Department of Safety and Security, Pratt Institute

Re: Timely Warning Notice for the Reported Incidents of Forcible Fondling
or Attempts to Fondle CANCELED

Date: April 12, 2010

The Timely Warning Notice issued on April 8, 2010 for the suspect wanted
for Forcible Fondling or Attempts to Fondle is canceled.  The New York City
Police Department 88 Precinct informed Pratt’s Department of Safety and
Security that on Friday, April 9, 2010, the suspect was spotted by one of
his victims who alerted police subsequently resulting in his arrest.   

The Department of Safety and Security would like to take this opportunity
provide the following Spring/Summer Time Safety Tips:

Personal Safety

When traveling in the evening, try traveling with a companion.
Consider using a car service after hours.
Avoid dark and deserted streets and do not use shortcuts.
Keep electronic devices and earphones hidden as well as jewelry.
Travel on well-lighted streets.
If you must carry large sums of money, divide it between your purse,
pockets and wallet.
Try to only use ATM machines at bank branches and avoid using ATMs in
convenience stores.
Don’t wait until you reach the door to your home before locating your keys;
have them ready in your hand.

Residence Hall Safety

Never leave a common area door propped open.
Room doors should be locked even when student leaves for a short period of
time.
Keys should be carried at all times and never be given to others.
Valuables such as laptop computers, iPods, cell phones, jewelry, large
amounts of money, and other valuables should be kept out of view and safely
secured.

Please visit http://www.pratt.edu/student_life/campus/security/ for
additional safety and security information.


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