“Think, Link & Learn”

Monday, March 30, 2009

Prof. Ryan’s CCNY PR Students Featured in Search Engine Watch Blog

“Intro to PR” guest speaker Greg Jarboe was so impressed with CCNY Ad/PR majors last week that he encourages New York area firms to hire fresh talent with a firm understanding of search engine optimization and other online tools that connect with today’s consumer.

Check our these new media stars in our midst and thanks to Prof. Phil Ryan for a stunning line-up of guest speakers this semester; see link for details.


CCNY PR Director Ellis Simon shared this exciting news with the department this weekend and already has a link posted on his Facebook page!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

MCT Management – Music Internship :: Immediate Openings

See Prof. Appelbaum RIGHT AWAY if you’re interested in this exciting opportunity!
To: lappelbaum@ccny.cuny.edu
From: anna@mctbold.com
Subject: Internship Opportunity
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:25:29 -0400
Hi Lynn,

I work for MCT Management in New York City, and we are looking for a few interns to help us out. I was wondering if you would be interested in taking a look at our listing and perhaps passing the world along to any of your students interested in artist management or online music marketing.

The majority of the internship will be dealing with online music marketing. We need help with promotion for our artists, so a lot of our interns spend a lot of time thinking up creative ways to get the word out there. We ask our interns to help us create new and innovative ways to develop and support our artists, as well as spending some time on various social networking sites as a tool to promote them.

Please let me know if anyone from your internship program can benefit from our company. (Posting below)

Thank you!
-- Anna

Anna Strahan
520 8th Avenue
Suite 2001
New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212.563.0630
Fax: 212. 563.5099


MCT Management is a full service management company in New York City. We have been representing a diverse roster of artists for over 15 years.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working intern to become part of our team. The ideal candidate is eager to learn about the music industry, computer savvy, has the ability to multi-task, and can contribute new ideas for our artists and company. Typical tasks include: managing artist schedules, database management, maintenance of artists' Myspace profiles, organizing contracts, merchandise inventory, and budgets, internet research, etc.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: mailbox@mctbold.com

This position is unpaid. We are looking to fill the position immediately. Thanks!

Diversity in Advertising Career Day :: Wednesday, April 22 :: Register Now

Representatives from leading media companies will relay news about internships and entry level positions. Update your resume and plan ahead to determine how your skills can fit into the exciting new media landscape. Even if you’re not graduating until 2010, this event is for you! Step out, step up and explore your exciting career!


Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring News You Can Use

Click “Older Posts” if you don’t see what you need ...

> Universal Music Group Needs Summer Interns :: See Prof. Appelbaum NOW

> Careers in PR :: Tuesday, March 31 :: 12:30-2 PM :: Shepard #290
* A panel of experts from from Ruder Finn, Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy PR - 360 Digital Influence and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide share a wide range of experiences as students chart their career paths

> How to Get a Job :: Wednesday, April 1 :: 5:15- 6:15 PM :: Shepard #290
* Guest Speaker: Zelda Freud, Human Resources Manager, RF | Binder & Author
* MY WORK BOOK -- How to Get a Job Even in Tough Times and Survive Your First Year in the Workplace

> Free “Three Penny Opera” Performance & “Talk Forward” Event :: Thursday, April 2
* 6:30 PM @ Columbia University; free refreshments and pre-performance talk (scroll down)

> Power Up Business Plan Competition (Brooklyn, Scroll for Orientation Dates)
* Budding entrepreneurs may want to take advantage of this unique opportunity

> The New Hard Times :: New York Times Video Project Needs YOU!
* Start now to build your personal brand and boost skills

> Free Social Media Webinar :: April 16
* Sponsored by Cision; understand social media marketing and set yourself apart from the pack

> PRSANY New Professionals Career Fair @ FIT :: Saturday, April 18 :: www.prsany.org
* RSVP / Online registration & fee ($15) mandatory
* It’s worth the cash; CCNY students have received VALUABLE contacts and insight that has led to jobs in the highly competitive Ad/PR industry

> Free CUNY Undergraduate Journalism Workshop :: Sunday, April 19 :: 12-4:30 PM
* Check out CUNY Journalism Grad Center
* Polish your journalism and Ad/PR writing skills
* Network and share ideas with CUNY writers and content developers from all campuses

> LaGrant Foundation – Free Career Development Workshop :: April 24
* You MUST register by April 21 (scroll down)

> Center for Communication :: www.cencom.org :: Spring 09 Schedule Posted
* Branch out and explore unique opportunities in your specialized fields of interest

> Media Bistro :: www.mediabistro.com :: Communication events galore!
* Meet and greet potential mentors or advisors who can give you a leg up on the competition

> Columbia Stages Presents Brecht’s “The Three Penny Opera”


Careers in PR :: Tuesday, March 31 :: 12:30-2 PM :: Shepard #290

The CCNY Career Center and PRSSA
Present Careers in Public Relations
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
12:30 – 2 PM
Shepard Hall – Room #290

> Emmanuel Tchividjian – Senior Vice President, Ruder Finn
> James Morera – Director, Social Media, Burson-Marsteller
> Laura Halsch – Strategist, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
> Kelley Joyce – Vice President, Global Corporate Communications Practice, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

To Sign Up, Stop by The Career Center, located in NAC 1/116 or just drop in!

Refreshments will be served!

How to Get a Job :: Wednesday, April 1 :: 5:15- 6:15 PM :: Shepard #290

CCNY – MCA Professional Development Workshop
Guest Speaker – Zelda Freud, Human Resources Manager & Author
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
5:15- 6:15 PM
Shepard Hall – Room #290

Featuring Zelda Freud, Human Resource Manager, RF | Binder and Author of
My Work Book: How to Find a Job—Even During Tough Times—
And Survive Your First Year in the Workplace

Finding a job and settling into the first year in the workplace are definitive phases in the life of a twentysomething. MYWORKBOOK will guide you through the challenges and doubts of your job search, and it will offer tips and insights on how to survive your firs tyear on the job. A Q&A section covers topics that are challenging for recent college graduates and an interview section displays top Do’s and Don’ts from five professionals, from a Sony Music contract coordinator ro a Deloitte & Touche director.

Zelda Freud is an HR Manager at RF | Binder, a New York City global communications management agency of the ruder Finn Group. She is in charge of recruiting, professional development, annual 360-degree assessment processes, career management guidance and counseling in employee relations. She is a graduate of the University of Geneva, Switzerland and New York University.

Power Up Business Plan Competition - Free Workshops @ Brooklyn Public Library

Power Up Business Plan Competition

Please spread the word to budding entrepreneurs. The Brooklyn Public Library gives a lot of great business seminars for FREE!!

Http://www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call 718 623 7000 and select option 4

Attend workshops, submit your plan for a new Brooklyn-based business and
you could win money and services in the 6th Annual PowerUP! Business
Plan Competition!

First prize winner: $15,000
Two Runners-up each receive $5,000

To begin the application process, you MUST attend an orientation session:
March 31, April 14, April 23 or April 28
6 PM at the Brooklyn Business Library

April 6 - Bushwick Library
April 27 - Midwood Library

Universal Music Group Needs Summer Interns

See Prof. Appelbaum IMMEDIATELY if you’re interested in this exciting music internship opportunity!

From: Ryan.Ruden@umusic.com
To: lynn_appelbaum@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 21:04:16 +0000
Subject: Need Summer Interns

Interns Needed for Tour Marketing department, Summer Semester (Starting May 15). Below are the duties. I would need someone full time. Let me know- thanks!

1) Assist with artist/executive travel, including booking air travel and hotels
2) General office management, including phone/fax, electronic communication, mailings
3) Respond to specific artist touring needs, including obtaining required equipment
4) Make sure artist riders are fulfilled as scheduled, especially with regard to conditions at concert halls
5) Facilitate artist interviews and in-store signings
6) Attend shows and other performances to make sure performance conditions are optimal

Thanks in advance!

Ryan Ruden
Tour Marketing / Artist Development
Interscope - Geffen - A&M
O: 212 841 8084
F: 212 841 8137
C: 917 892 3680

The New Hard Times :: New York Times Video Project Needs YOU!

This just in from Prof. Tag, whose friend is editor of video content at the New York Times. It’s never too soon to build your personal brand and it doesn’t get much better than sending a potential employer to a link to your work on the New York Times website!

Hello All:

We just launched a video project, The New Hard Times, which features conversations between people who lived through the Great Depression and young people (grandchildren, students, nieces, neighbors) who are grappling with the economic crisis today. There are two NYT videos up on the site right now and we’re asking for user generated video — that people pick up their video cameras and record memories and lessons from grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, etc who lived through the Great Depression. We’re going to be posting a third Times video on the home page in a week or two and at that point we hope to have several user videos to display along with it.

It strikes me as an excellent opportunity for students to do the project and get their work displayed on The Times website.
Here is the link to the project: http://www.nytimes.com/thenewhardtimes.

Please pass along to anyone you think might be interested.

Thanks much.

Ann Derry

Free Social Media Webinar :: April 16

This courtesy of Prof. Donati --

Forwarded message from michelle.smith@email.na.cision.com -----
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:24:47 -0500
From: Cision
Reply-To: Cision
Subject: Cision Webinar: Cision Social Media
To: donati@logosconsulting.net

Social media have revolutionized PR and marketing communications.
The conversation, the buzz, the 24/7/365 action can make or break a
brand, product or company in a matter of days, or even hours.

Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR where we will introduce you to
our next generation social media monitoring service.

With the new CISION SOCIAL MEDIA monitoring service, you'll:

* /KNOW/ when something is said about you
* /UNDERSTAND/ the true impact of the conversation
* Be able to /ACT/ immediately
* /IDENTIFY/ the key social media influencers in your industry.

CISION SOCIAL MEDIA gives you the breadth of over 100 million
monitored blogs, forums, opinion & review sites,along with the tools
to narrow down the coverage that matters most to your business.

All from the industry's most comprehensive PR intelligence resource:

Thursday, April 16
1:00pm CST


This email was sent to donati@logosconsulting.net by Cision
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CUNY Undergraduate Journalism Workshop :: Sunday, April 19 :: 12 - 4:30 PM

This just in from Prof. Kay --


Sunday APRIL 19 – 12-4:30 PM

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street

> Meet student editors and fellow-students from other CUNY colleges!
> Learn how to use social networking sites and techniques to get your freelance pieces published!
> Compare notes on campus journalism issues!

See the graduate facility!
RSVP: ruth.hochberger@journalism.cuny.edu

Career Development Workshop @ McCann-Erickson :: April 24 :: Noon - 4:30 PM :: Space Limited :: Register NOW!

Free Advertising / Public Relations Workshop

Who: The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations through scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and career development workshops for African American, Native American, Asian Pacific American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. www.lagrantfoundation.org.

McCann Erickson NY is a full service flagship agency of McCann Erickson Worldwide, the largest and most developed global advertising agency network in the industry, with operations in 180 cities in over 130 countries. Its client roster lists a number of blue- chip companies, including Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, MasterCard, Nikon, Staples, and Verizon Wireless. They’ve created many memorable advertising campaigns, including the multi-award-winning “Priceless” campaign for MasterCard, the Staples “Easy Button” work and the long-running “Worth It” campaign for L’Oreal.

McCann Erickson Worldwide is a unit of McCann Worldgroup, a leading worldwide marketing communications company that provides ‘Best in Class’ communications capabilities in all regions of the world via: MRM Worldwide (relationship marketing); Momentum Worldwide (event and promotions); McCann Healthcare Worldwide (healthcare communications); Universal McCann (media services); FutureBrand (brand identity); Weber Shandwick (public relations).

What: McCann-Erickson will be hosting a career development workshop in which students will have the opportunity to network with advertising and communication professionals.

By attending the workshop, students will receive exposure to the field, a tool of encouragement to assist with their future success.

This is a FREE event and will include a light lunch. Attire is business and students must bring their resumes.

When: Friday, April 24, 2009
Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
(Please include your name, email address, phone number, school, major and year)

Where: McCann-Erickson
622 Third Avenue
New York, New York10017

Contact: Ericka Avila
Programs Manager
The LAGRANT Foundation
323.469.8680 Ext. 223, erickaavila@lagrant.com

Columbia Stages Presents Brecht’s “The Three Penny Opera”

I am writing on behalf of Columbia Stages, the producing branch of the Columbia School of the Arts Theatre program. I'd like to invite faculty and students to the next performance of our season, Bretolt Brecht’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA, inspired by John Gay’s The Beggar's Opera.

March 11-14, 2009
The Riverside Theatre - Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue, NYC

We also will sponsor a talk-forward event featuring Esther Allen, Executive Director of the Center for Literary Translation at Columbia University, and Dramaturg Brenden Padgett on April 2nd at 6:30 pm. Please see below for further details. For group tickets, email Chris at cdt2118@columbia.edu; provide a primary and alternate show date and time.


Brent Yoshikami, Columbia Stages
Columbia School of the Arts

Tickets for THE THREEPENNY OPERA are free for any student
$15 – general admission, $5 seniors.
www.ColumbiaStages.com :: 212.870.6784


Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00PM
Thursday, April 2nd at 8:00PM
Friday, April 3rd at 8:00PM
Saturday, April 4th at 2:00PM
Saturday, April 4th at 8:00PM

Special Talk-Forward Event:
Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm
Columbia University School of the Arts
2960 Broadway, Dodge Hall
Join the School of the Arts Theatre Program before
the performance for food, drinks and an exciting
conversation about THE THREEPENNY OPERA. This
event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to SoAevents@columbia.edu

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wed - March 18 - SEATS AVAILABLE for Women in Media Management

This from Prof. Herman Lew ... YOU MUST RSVP!

From: "Gutierrez, Phil"
Date: March 16, 2009 2:44:28 PM EDT
To: "Gutierrez, Phil"
Subject: Seats available! "Careers in Entertainment: Women in Media Management" - Wed 3/18

For distribution to your students. Thanks!


In a continuing celebration of Women’s History Month, I am pleased to announce that the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) is hosting a career panel on Wednesday, March 18 in conjunction with New York Women in Film and Television, entitled “Careers in Entertainment: Women in Media Management.” The panel is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Tribeca Film Center at 6:30pm.

The panel will be made up of women with distinguished careers in media management as they share personal accounts from their working experiences. The panelists, whose positions have ties to the television, public relations, advertising, and publishing worlds, will provide an engaging and insightful discussion for students and New Yorkers alike interested in pursuing similar careers in New York City’s media industry. MOFTB Associate Commissioner Julianne Cho will moderate the panel.

To reserve a seat, RSVP’s must be sent to: message@film.nyc.gov

Additional information can be found in the press release attached. We hope to see you there.

Phil Gutierrez
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1697 Broadway, Suite 602 (Entrance on 53rd Street)
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.489.6710 x254
Fax: 212.307.6237
E-mail: pgutierrez@film.nyc.gov
Website: www.nyc.gov/film

Dial 311 (or 212 NEW YORK) at any time 24/7 for all NYC services!

Special to MCA Alums

PRSA-NY is trying to help PR professionals find jobs in this tough economic climate. As you may know, we are hosting a ‘Job Seeker Soiree’ on March 26th in NYC to bring together unemployed PR professionals, their supporters and recruiters from agencies and corporations.

If your company is actively seeking experienced PR professionals, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet up to 100 candidates in one evening. If you are not currently hiring, this is still a great opportunity to identify the best candidates to bring on board when you are ready. Please support our efforts by sending a representative from your company to meet with PR professionals who are actively seeking employment.

The cost is only $5 for PRSA-NY members and $25 for all others. It’s a small investment that could yield some of the best future employees of your company.

For more information and to register, please click here:

If you are interested in supporting the event and gaining more visibility for your organization through sponsorship, please feel free to contact me directly.
We look forward to seeing you there.


sandra fathi
president, affect strategies
affect strategies inc. web: www..affectstrategies.com | blog: www.techaffect.com
strategic marketing, communications & public relations
60 west 38th street, 4th floor east | new york, ny 10018
tel: 212 398 9680 x 141 | cell: 201 406 6150 | fax: 212 504 8211

Sunday, March 8, 2009

White House Summer Internships - Deadline: March 22, 2009

Office of Media Affairs
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2009

President Obama Launches White House Internship Program

President Obama today launched the White House Internship Program for his administration and announced that applications are currently being accepted for the summer of 2009. Those selected to participate in the program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.

“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve,” said President Obama. “I look forward to working with those that are selected to participate and I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country.”

In addition to normal office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events, and volunteer in community service projects.

The 2009 Summer Internship program runs from May 22 to August 14, and the submission deadline is March 22, 2009.

Those interested in applying to the White House Internship Program must be:
• US Citizens
• Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship.
• Enrolled in a college or university (2-4 year institution) or must have graduated from college in the past two years.

Interns will be placed in a departmental office for their internship. Below is a list of departments in the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President where interns could be placed.

• White House Department of Scheduling and Advance
• The Office of Cabinet Affairs
• The White House Communications Department
• The White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs
• The Office of the First Lady
• The White House Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA)
• The Office of Political Affairs
• The Office of Management and Administration
• The Office of White House Counsel
• The Domestic Policy Council
• The White House Office of Presidential Personnel
• Office of the Vice President

More information on the White House Internship Program, including application instructions, can be found at: www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 26, 2009.

GRAMMY Camp 2009!

Do you know a high school student that is ready to take the next step toward a career in music?

GRAMMY Camp is a nine-day interactive music experience open to US high school students that will take place July 11-19 hosted by the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Career tracks offered include: Instrumental Performance, Electronic Music Production,
Audio Engineering, Music Journalism, Singer/Songwriter, and Concert Promotion.

The application deadline is March 31, 2009. To apply for GRAMMY Camp, visit www.grammyintheschools.com, or check us out on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/grammycampfacebook. Financial assistance is available.
Paid counselor positions also available.

Questions? Call 800.423.2017 ext. 8682 or email grammycamp@grammy.com

Colin Powell Scholarships

The Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies will host an informational meeting
about its Colin Powell Leadership Program and its New York Life Undergraduate
Scholars Program:

Thursday, March 12, 2009
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Shepard Hall, Room 550

The Colin Powell Fellows Leadership Program and the New York Life Scholars
Program are two-year multi-faceted experiences focused on leadership and
policy concerns.

• Scholars receive between $10,000 and $12,000 annually for two years
(assuming students remain in good standing).
• Both programs are open to students in any area of study who are on track to
have between 40 and 80 credits by the end of May 2009.

For more information, visit www.ccny.cuny.edu/powell

Screen New Experimental Documentary Online

From: jayankc@aol.com
Date: March 3, 2009 9:27:44 AM EST
To: mfamediaarts@ccny.cuny.edu
Subject: hi

Dear April:

One of my experimental documentaries that I shot last year featuring on IMDB
can you please send to our students.




Creative Week NYC

Creative Week NYC is a celebration of creativity in advertising, design, digital media, music, film and the fine arts, taking place in New York throughout the week of May 4, 2009. Events will be independently planned and staged by a variety of organizations such as SoDa, SheSaysUS, Ad Council and The One Club. As part of Creative Week, the One Show Festival, which includes the Education Festival, the One Show, One Show Design, and One Show Interactive, will bring together over 3,000 people from all over the world in New York City. To learn more about Creative Week NYC, click here.

Monday, May 4 / One Show Design
One Show Design, now on its ninth year, has become a highly respected worldwide competition that is unique in the industry for recognizing excellence in design communications. Awarding innovative design in advertising, branding and other categories, this year's show will take place at the landmark IAC Building.

To see this year's One Show Design judges, click here.

Wednesday, May 6 / One Show
The One Show, the premiere international advertising award show, sets the industry standard for excellence in print, television, radio, outdoor, innovative marketing, integrated branding and branded content. Every year, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are announced at a gala event in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

To see this year's One Show judges, click here.

Thursday, May 7 / Creative unConference
New this year, The One Club will host New York's first Creative unConference, a flexible, participant-driven conference that will bring traditional and interactive agencies, their clients and production companies together to share ideas and inspiration and explore opportunities emerging in this shifting media landscape. Keep watching the Creative Week website for more details soon.

Friday, May 8 / One Show Interactive
The best in new media advertising is recognized and awarded at One Show Interactive, now in its 12th year. With cutting-edge categories like Microsites, New Media Innovation and Online Branded Content, One Show Interactive reflects the expanding realm of online and digital work. The 2009 ceremony and after party will take place at New York's Terminal 5, featuring music acts from Sony ATV.

To see this year's One Show Interactive judges, click here.
Tuesday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 6
Agency Tours and Portfolio Review
Agency tours are designed to give students an inside look into some of the top agencies in New York City, while portfolio reviews are another unique opportunity for advertising students to have their work reviewed by top creative directors.

Thursday, May 7
Client Pitch Competition and One Show Student Award Ceremony
We are proud to announce this year's College Competition client: Long's Horseradish. Finalists of the student competition will have the chance to present creative pitches to the client and a panel of top creative directors during the Client Pitch Competition. The One Show Student Award ceremony at the Helen Mills Theater will cap off the education festival with a fun-filled evening highlighting great student work from around the world. Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils and scholarships are awarded to the best student work in advertising, design and interactive.

For more information about the One Show Education Festival, click here.

Tuesday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 6
One Club | Adversity Industry Introduction
This networking event will bring together high school students, students of advertising and creative professionals in an open forum to share work, ideas and information. Students from Prep for Prep and the Ross Global Academy, both sponsored by JWT, as well as students from the Art Directors Club mentor program will be given a chance to showcase their work and mingle with students featured in the One Show College Exhibition. Creative professionals from TBWA\Chiat\Day and R/GA will also be there to introduce students to their latest campaigns.

Visit the One Club | Adversity website for more information and to see other events taking place during Creative Week.

Center for Communication - "Meet the Author" Seminars

Center for Communication: “Meet the Author” Seminars
Please join us for our upcoming FREE "Meet the Author" seminars. Be sure to register as soon as possible, and pass this along to any students or others who may be interested. Book signings follow the discussions.

Kate Stanley
Program Coordinator

The Art of Writing a Biography: Whose Life Is It, Anyway?
Writing a biography involves more than piecing together the bits and pieces of a life to create a compelling narrative. An important part of the challenge for a writer is to find meaning and significance in their subject's life. Hear from our panel of best selling authors who will explore the challenges of mastering the genre - and offer tips on how to succeed.

Jonathan Alter, author, The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope; Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek
Meryl Gordon, author, Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Stefan Kanfer, author, SOMEBODY: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
Moderator: Jeremy McCarter, Senior Writer, Newsweek

Presented with the Dept. of Media Studies and Film, The New School
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: The New School, Theresa Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005


The Story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Join us for an evening with Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello, the critically acclaimed, true story of the Hemings family who were slaves at Thomas Jefferson's mountain-top plantation and had close blood ties to him. Until very recently, the Hemings' story had been erased from American history. Now the truth of their relationship has been confirmed. Gordon-Reed's moving and compelling family saga offers a close look at slavery and freedom in Early America, as well as a rarely seen portrait of plantation life and a revealing look at our third president.

Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Professor of History, Rutgers University; author, The Hemingses of Monticello, winner of the 2008 National Book Award for nonfiction.
Moderator: Honor Moore, faculty, The Writing Program, The New School

Presented by The New School for General Studies

WHEN: Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm
WHERE: The New School, Alvin Johnson/ J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, Rm. 510
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005
FEE: $5 for non-students


Laughing Matters: "Comedy at the Edge"
Actor/comedian/writer and star of Law and Order: SVU, Richard Belzer, sits down with TIME magazine's Richard Zoglin (who has covered the showbiz beat for over 20 years) to discuss Zoglin's latest book, Comedy at the Edge, is a chronicle of stand-up from the mid-1960s to the early 80s, and highlights innovators like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Steve Martin. Don't miss this informative andsure-to-be entertaining evening with Zoglin and one of America's best-loved actors and comedians.

Richard Belzer, actor, Law & Order: SVU; author, I Am Not a Cop!
Richard Zoglin, Senior Editor & Theater Critic, TIME; author, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business WHEN:

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: NYU, Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005