Archive for October, 2010

Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA

Posted on October 26th, 2010 in Event | No Comments »

Fans of comic books and graphic novels have a must-see event on the calendar this season: “Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA” is a new exhibition of original drawings, books, prints and animation by over 100 artists. Showing at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, October 8 – November 6, “Ink Plots” traces the development of sequential art over four decades, with selections by SVA faculty members and showcases the work of alumni who are pushing the boundaries of the graphic novel today.

The show is curated by Marshall Arisman, chair of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department, and Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department. “‘Ink Plots’ pays tribute to some of the most important artists responsible for the invention and development of the graphic novel,” says Arisman. “The years many of these artists spent teaching at SVA has greatly influenced the present generation of graphic novelists.” Participating current and former faculty members include Sal Amendola, R. O. Blechman, Sue Coe, Will Eisner, Tom Gill, Edward Gorey, Burne Hogarth, Klaus Janson, Frances Jetter, Ben Katchor, Peter Kuper, Harvey Kurtzman, Keith Mayerson, David Mazzucchelli, Jerry Moriarty, Mark Newgarden, Gary Panter, Jerry Robinson, David Sandlin, Walter Simonson and Art Spiegelman.

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USC’s Phil Williams Inducted into Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame

Posted on October 19th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

(Republished from The Oneida County Courier)

The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame—begun in 1946—has named nine individuals to its 2010 inductee class.  Four inductees constitute this year’s Richard W. Couper “Living Legends” class—Masonic Medical Research Lab director Dr. Charles Antzelevitch, Matt’s Brewery CEO Nicholas Matt, historian Virginia Kelly, and USC President Philip Williams.  They join five others: Dr. Amariah Brigham, Nicholas Devereux, John Dove, John MacDonald, and Major General James McQuade, in the Historical Hall of Fame.

Philip Williams—Has served as President of the Utica School of Commerce since 1983, after filling other administrative positions since joining USC in 1968.  He is the fourth generation to serve in this role in the business college founded by his great grandfather, Thomas J. Risinger, in 1896.   He is a member of numerous local, regional, and New York State educational development entities, and has served chairmanships of the Board of Trustees for both the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation and for Oneida County BOCES.  Mr. Williams is highly active in promoting the local community, serving as a trustee for the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Utica Empire Zone, the Greater Mohawk Valley Community & Elder Wellness Council, and the Neighborhood Center of Utica, among many.

Top CEOs Visit LIM College MBA Program

Posted on October 18th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Dr. Milan Milasinovic, Dean of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education at LIM College (left) and Stephen I. Sadove, CEO of Saks, Inc.

This fall, a new CEO Speaker Series is bringing the best and brightest minds in the retail and apparel industries on campus to interact with LIM College’s MBA students in an intimate and informal setting.

Confirmed speakers for Fall 2010 include: Stephen I. Sadove, Chairman and CEO of Saks, Inc. (Oct.12); Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. (Nov. 10); and Paul Charron, Chairman of the Board of Campbell Soup Company and former Chairman and CEO of Liz Claiborne, Inc. (Dec. 9).

Each speaker will address a group of approximately 70 MBA students and undergraduate participants in LIM College’s Fashion Scholars honors program, followed by a Q&A session.

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College of Westchester’s Director of Assessment & Associate Dean of Baccalaureate Studies accepted as a member of the NYS Board of Regents Standard-Setting Committee

Posted on October 18th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Dr. Sheryl Smikle of The College of Westchester was recently accepted as a member of the NYS Board of Regents Standard-Setting Committee.  This committee will work with the Deputy Commissioner of Education for New York State, David Abrams, to create a new English Regents exam.   Dr. Smikle will meet with other English language and literature subject matter experts in the coming weeks to launch this statewide project, which will culminate in a new English Regents examination.

Berkeley College Featured in 2010 “Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities”

Posted on October 14th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College is again recognized for its outstanding military programs and veteran support services in the 2010 “Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities,” published by Military Advanced Education, a journal of higher learning for servicemen and women.

Since launching its Office of Military and Veterans Affairs in June 2009, this is the second time the College has been recognized. The December 2010 issue of Military Advanced Education will feature an article about the College and its efforts to support students who are veterans and active members of the military.

“Berkeley College is not only military-friendly in the programs offered to students, but also in the ways we show appreciation for troops at home and abroad,” said Berkeley College Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard E. Robitaille, EdD. “Last year, the College sent 2,400 holiday cards to troops serving overseas. In addition, Berkeley faculty, staff and students will march in this year’s Veterans Day Parade in New York City.”

Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill, which allows as many as 1,550 of its students to have their tuition and fees covered each academic year. The College also collaborates on educational ventures with the National Guard; the Air Force at McGuire Air Force Base, NJ; the GoArmyEd distance learning program; and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.

In 2010, the College launched CVET, the Berkeley College Combat Veterans Education Partnership, designed to meet the academic and career goals of combat veterans. For more information on the program, visit

A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and enrolls more than 8,000 students — including 665 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Berkeley College Appoints Judith Kornberg, PhD, as Dean, School Of Professional Studies

Posted on October 8th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College is proud to announce the appointment of Judith Kornberg, PhD, as Dean, School of Professional Studies. In this role Dr. Kornberg will maintain academic standards, oversee the hiring of faculty, and work with other deans to support the Berkeley College mission.
“Dr. Kornberg is a higher education administrator who has dedicated her career to professional development,” said Berkeley College Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs, Marianne Vakalis, EdD. “As Dean, she will ensure that students in the School of Professional Studies gain practical knowledge and develop the skills necessary to achieve successful careers.”
Dr. Kornberg most recently served as Dean, Continuing and Professional Studies, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She previously served as Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as well as Director, School of Continuing Education and Professional Development, at Purchase College, SUNY.
Dr. Kornberg has been an instructor in topics such as American foreign policy, Chinese politics and international relations, and has worked with the US Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) on community policing and leadership projects.
She is co-author of “China in World Politics: Policies, Processes, Prospects” (2005) and co-editor of “Rethinking Empowerment: Politics, Strategies and Women in the Developing World” (2002).
Dr. Kornberg holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT; an MA in History from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL; and a BA in History from the State University of New York in Binghamton, NY.