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Blake A. Pruit, a Junior at Tisch, pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film and Television Production wrote and directed a brilliant documentary entitled, "20 Male Gay NYC" It sheds a light on homosexuality in NYC and was Nominated for 2013 The Iris Prizeand was an Official Selection for many film festivals including, The Johns Hopkins Film Festival, Athens International Film, the Boston LGBT Film Festival and More!
Prof. John Kuo Wei Tchen, Founding director, A/P/A Institute;, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis; and The Gallatin School of Individualized Study & Co-founder, Museum of Chinese in America, NY has recently published the book, Yellow Peril! An archive of anti-Asian Fear (Verso) and is Co-edited w/Dylan Yeats. Pulitzer Prize Winner and MIT Professor, John Dowe said about the book, "Yellow Peril! is kaleidoscopic in historical depth and critical breadth and rigor—a splendid introduction to the demonized "Asiatic Other" that has dominated Western thought and practice since early times, and now confronts us in renewed form as fear and paranoia concerning China's emergence as a major global power.
As a member of the staff of the Opportunity Programs (OP) at NYU, and as a person for whom drawing has been a life-long passion, Steve Edles, felt deeply honored to have been commissioned by the Programs' administrators, some years back, to draw the portraits of five former colleagues who, in varying ways, had made highly impactful and lasting contributions to OP students and staff, and, thereby, to the larger community of the University.
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