Faculty Forum Event

The Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Invites the LIU Brooklyn Campus Community to:

A Faculty Forum Presentation

Pursuing Global Scholarship: The Fulbright U.S Scholar Program

Monday, February 8, 2010
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., LLC-515


Athena Mison Fulay (Outreach & Communications Officer, Fulbright Scholar Program)

Patricia Stephens (English Department)
Are you interested in opportunities to lecture, teach, or conduct research abroad?

Please join us as Patricia Stephens, a Fulbright recipient, discusses her research experience in South Africa. Athena Fulay, a Fulbright Scholar Program representative, will speak about the program and how to apply.

Refreshments will be served

For further information, please contact William Burgos (X1094) or
Gladys Schrynemakers (X3405)

Haitian Relief Fundraiser

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus presents:

Brooklyn For Haiti – A Benefit Concert

When & Where

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 7PM to 10PM
at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
On Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street
Downtown Brooklyn


Blues in Red Band with Buyu Ambroise; Eddy Bourjolly with Miriam Augustin, Moumouse and Serge Decius; Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters; Sandra Maria Esteves; Yolaine St. Fort; Haitian Students Association – LIU, Brooklyn Campus; Jojo Kuo and Amayo of Antibalas; Kongo Band; Robert Josephat Large and Hugues St. Fort; Marc Mathelier; Sam Newsome Band with Tuliva-Donna Cumberbatch and Andrea Brachfeld; Willie Perdomo; Patrick Rosal; Tabou Combo; Cheryl Boyce Taylor; Voix et Tambours d'Haiti; and Randy Weston

Hosted by: Marie Lily Cerat and Ninaj Raoul, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees; Myriam Mompoint and Louis Parascandola, LIU; Regine Roumain, Haiti Cultural Exchange

For tickets and information visit the Kumble website:

or call the Kumble Box Office (718) 488-1624.

Tickets: $20 & $15; $12 for students with valid LIU ID.

Proceeds to benefit: the American Red Cross; Doctors Without Borders; Yele Haiti Foundation; and Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees.

Creative Writing MFA Program Orientation

All MFA students should attend this event.

Friday, January 22, from 6-8 PM, in the Humanities Building, Fourth Floor Lounge.

Voices of the Rainbow--Spring 2010 Schedule of Readings

UPDATE 1/27: Room Numbers Added

Michael Thomas
Thursday, February 11, 12 noon
Health Sciences Room 119

Michael Thomas is the author of Man Gone Down, winner of the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Award. Co-sponsored with Africana Studies.

Merle Collins & Sandra Maria Esteves
Monday, February 22, 11 AM
Health Sciences Room 121

Merle Collins, born in Grenada, is a poet and fiction writer. Her works include the novel Angel and the poetry collection, Lady in a Boat.

Sandra Maria Esteves, known as the "Godmother of Nuyorican Poetry," is a celebrated poet and visual artist who has published several collections of verse. Co-sponsored with Gender Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Lynn Nottage
Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 PM
Kumble Theater

Lynn Nottage is a playwright from Brooklyn. Her plays include Intimate Apparel, Fabulation, and Ruined, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize. This program is part of the English Department's annual Paumanok Lecture series.

Colum McCann
Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 PM
Health Sciences Room 121

Colum McCann, born in Ireland, is the author of two short-story collections and five novels. His latest, Let the Great World Spin, won the National Book Award.

Susan Choi & Patrick Rosal
Monday, April 19, 12 noon
Humanities Room 2LG

Susan Choi is the author of the novels The Foreign Student, American Woman (a Pulitzer finalist), and, most recently, the suspenseful A Person of Interest.

Patrick Rosal, of Filipino heritage, is the author of the award-winning poetry collections Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive and My American Kundsman.

Paumanok Lecture: Lynn Nottage

This year's Paumanok Lecture will be given by the playwright Lynn Nottage, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined, as well as Intimate Apparel, and Crumbs from the Table of Joy.

When & Where

Wednesday, February 24, 6:30-8:30 PM
Kumble Theater (Humanities Building, First Floor)

This event is being co-sponsored by the English Department's Voices of the Rainbow Reading Series.

Nottage's Bio Statement from Creative Artists Agency:

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined has also received an OBIE, the Lucille Lortel Award, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play (Manhattan Theatre Club, Goodman Theatre). Other plays include Intimate Apparel (New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play; Roundabout Theatre, CENTERSTAGE, South Coast Repertory); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award; Playwrights Horizons, London’s Tricycle Theatre); Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers and POOF!

Nottage is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” the National Black Theatre Festival’s August Wilson Playwriting Award, the 2004 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Drama, the 2005 Guggenheim Grant for Playwriting, as well as fellowships from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists and New York Foundation for the Arts.

Her most recent publications include: Ruined (TCG), Intimate Apparel and Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine: Two Plays (TCG) and Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Plays (TCG). She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, an alumna of New Dramatists and a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama, where she is a visiting lecturer. www.lynnnottage.net.
For more information, contact Professor Leah Dilworth (English Department).