Michelle Angelosanto, Graphic Design ’12
EYE ON ALUMNI
Academy-Award winning movie director Steven Soderbergh will deliver the annual President's Lecture Thursday, March 24, at 6 PM in Memorial Hall.
Soderberg recently directed his 24th film, Contagion. He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for his directorial debut sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, and won the Academy Award in 2000 for directing the film Traffic (He was also nominated that year for directing the film Erin Brockovich.).
The lecture is free and open to the public; however, seating priority will be given on a first come first served basis to students, faculty, and staff members with valid Pratt identification.
As part of Pratt's 125th Anniversary Celebration, Pratt is holding a competition to choose the logo that will be used on the 125th Anniversary branded materials. The pool of designs from current students, alumni, faculty, and staff was narrowed down to three designs.
Members of the Pratt community can vote for their favorite design beginning Monday, April 4. To cast a vote, click here.
The winner and two runners-up will be announced on May 4.
Philadelphia area alumni are invited to join the Pratt Alumni Association for cocktails and networking.
As part of Pratt’s 125th Anniversary celebration, we’re launching the Pratt 125th Anniversary Memory Project, which will document the recollections of Institute alumni, faculty, and staff over the past 125 years. Pratt’s history spans some of the most important events of the 20th century—events that helped shape our culture and continue to influence society. Now, we’re turning to you to help us capture and preserve these precious stories.
Do you remember the elevated train that once ran through campus? The exhilarating classes with your favorite professor? The mood on campus and your response to the Vietnam War or the aftermath of September 11, 2001? We invite you to share your most compelling memories and images of Pratt Institute through the decades. Selected submissions will appear in a special commemorative issue of Prattfolio, on the Pratt website, and in promotional and other materials related to Pratt’s 125th Anniversary.
You may send your submissions to the 125th Anniversary Memory Project, including photographs (300 dpi at 100%, if possible), via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your contact information and Pratt affiliation, including degree and year if you are an alum.
The student housing lottery process begins Wednesday, March 23 with information sessions, and ends with final room selections in mid-to-late April.
For more information, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing.
Are you a young designer caught between a culture ambivalent on the values of design and a slowing economy? Do you anticipate facing an enormous challenge after graduation? Then be sure to attend “AFTER CLASS: The first steps of the American designer” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in Manhattan on March 24, 2011. The panel is part of MAD’s new public program series, “The Home Front: American Furniture Now,” and will be moderated by Interior Design magazine editor Annie Block. Designers Dror Benshetrit and Todd Bracher (B.I.D. ’96) will join Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design Mark Goetz (B.I.D. ’86) in a panel discussion on how they navigated their own path to success. A portfolio review for students and alumni with the designers will follow.
Free tickets are available to current Pratt students who RSVP to email@example.com.
For the general public, the program is $12; for MAD members $10. You can purchase tickets online here.
Thursday, March 24, 7–9 PM
Museum of Arts and Design Theater
2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan