Archive for April, 2012

Women in Business Share Their Experiences at Berkeley College Leadership Event in New York City

Posted on April 19th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Photo Caption: Berkeley College in New York City recently hosted “Women’s Leadership: Reflections, Insight and Wisdom.” Four distinguished leaders spoke to Berkeley College students, alumni and guests about the challenges and triumphs of being a woman in power. Left to right are Marie-Yolaine Eusebe, Founder “Firestarter” and CEO, Community2Community; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President; Cecilia Garcia, Berkeley College alumna and Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs; Deborah Berebichez, PhD, Senior Associate in Equity Analytics, MSCI Barra; Liz Ngonzi, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; and Laura Jewell, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

SVA Portfolios Nominated for Webby Award

Posted on April 17th, 2012 in General | No Comments »

SVA Portfolios, the online gallery of award-winning and cutting-edge creative work by members of the SVA community, has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Self-Promotion/Portfolio category. Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby is the leading international honor for excellence and innovation on the Internet.

The Webby Awards presents two honors in each category—The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award—annually. Members of the Academy select the nominees for both awards, and also select the winners of the Webby Awards. The People’s Voice Award is chosen by popular online vote, with hundreds of thousands of people from across the world making their choice for the site they believe is most innovative on the Web.

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Multimedia Artist Laurie Anderson to Speak at School of Visual Arts 2012 Commencement Exercises

Posted on April 4th, 2012 in Event, General | No Comments »

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 1pm Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas.  Private event; Press seats available at 212.592.2010 or

New York, March 27, 2012 – School of Visual Arts announced today that acclaimed multimedia artist Laurie Anderson has accepted an invitation to speak at this year’s commencement exercises. The event takes place on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 1pm, at Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. The ceremony is a ticketed event and open to students and invited guests only; a live webcast will be streamed at

As a lifelong exemplar of artistic curiosity, Ms. Anderson is particularly well suited to address the 1,100 degree candidates in SVA’s 2012 graduation class,” said *SVA President David Rhodes*. Ms. Anderson was nominated by *MFA Art Practice Chair David Ross* and will also receive an honorary degree at the ceremony.

Laurie Anderson has been an arch observer of the American scene for more than four decades through her work as a visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, vocalist and instrumentalist. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the use of technology in the arts, Ms. Anderson has toured the United States and internationally with shows ranging from simple spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. In 2002, she was appointed the first artist-in-residence for NASA, an experience that culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance, /The End of the Moon/. In 2008, she completed a two-year worldwide tour of her performance piece /Homeland/, which was released to critical acclaim as an album on Nonesuch Records in 2010.
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