LIM College Faculty Blog

My Meeting With An Ambassador

Posted on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 @ 10:44 AM

Many years ago, I read the book Windmills of the Gods. The heroine of the book was an Ambassador. I remember sitting on the beach and exclaiming aloud, "This would be my perfect job.  You deal with world issues by day and then host elegant dinner parties wearing glamorous gowns and host world leaders by night!"  I've long aspired to that type of global role. Alas, that career goal has eluded me.

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Topics: LIM College, NYC

Fall Fashion Trends for Kids

Posted on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 @ 11:37 AM

LIM College Marketing professor Jasmine Bellamy produced a segment on fall fashion trends for children featuring stylist Pamela Watson. The video originally appeared on Jasmine's blog Chocolate Chip.

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Topics: LIM College, fashion trends, NYC

The Social Network

Posted on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:49 AM

Sorry.  Facebook corporation did not attract an avalanche of venture capitalists because it was cool. The subtribes of the Harvard College tribes are not actually very cool. Linux? Cool. Living a Second Life? Cool. Reviving stereotypes about young people? Even in a world gone mad with franchises, brands, and other tools of conformity, that is not cool. 

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Topics: LIM College, NYC, Facebook movie

Black History Month: A Personal Memory

Posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 @ 12:59 PM

Mrs. Nicholas was my fourth grade teacher. She was unique in that she was perfectly put together. To a small boy with little fashion sense to make that assessment, she represented an ideal to me that I could not verbalize. She wore suits complete with her signature double strand of pearls and wore her salt and pepper hair in what I now know is a chignon. She walked tall and was economical with her smiles, but she inspired me in ways I was to appreciate as an adult.
One day Mrs. Nicholas asked us to name three famous Negroes. I date myself by that word and mean to do so. Sadly my world was very limited and I struggled with the answer coming up with these three names: Chubby Checker, Willy Mays and Sammy Davis Jr. I did not feel good about my response sensing I was way off and that there had to be different choices than just from the world of sports and entertainment.  Now I realize what a sad cliche my answer was, and with help from Mrs. Nicholas, my answer certainly changed. 
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Topics: LIM College, NYC

The 3-D Bombshell vs. Real Bomb Shells

Posted on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 @ 01:17 PM

The 2009 Academy Award nominations have been released, and for the first time since 1943 there will be 10 nominations for “Best Picture.”  The Academy’s nomination of ten instead of five movies makes perfect sense for the marketing arms of studios and production companies, but it should not divert attention from the qualities of two films that are widely considered the front-runners:  Avatar (James Cameron) and The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow). Their distinctions couldn’t be greater.    
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Topics: LIM College, NYC