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Volume 27: No. 7, March 2017 Degree Recipients and Speaker Announced for 2017 Commencement on May 17 Institute’s 128th Commencement will be held on May 17 at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. The Institute will celebrate the achievements of more than 1,000 graduating students and confer their degrees during the ceremony. The honorary degree recipients and keynote speaker have been announced. read more>> Institute Celebrates Best Work by Graduating Students in Pratt Shows 2017 Shows 2017, an annual series of year-end shows, offers the public an exciting opportunity to experience the work of Pratt Institute’s 2017 graduating class this spring. Pratt Shows 2017 features work from the Schools of Architecture, Art, Design, Information, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. It includes fine art installations, film screenings, readings, and trade shows illustrating Pratt’s collaborative, interdisciplinary approach—more than 20 events and exhibitions in one showcase. read more>> Invited to Take Short Survey to Assist Development of Regional Alumni Chapters and Events Pratt Institute alumni are invited to take a short 10-question survey to help the Office of Alumni Relations in the development of new regional alumni chapters throughout the country. Fill out the survey today. read more>> Short Film by Digital Arts Student Mei Li—Winner of Asians on Film Festival Award Blue Butterfly, a six-minute short film directed and animated by Mei Li (M.F.A. Digital Arts ’17), was named the winner of the Best Animation category at the 2017 Asians on Film Festival held earlier this year. View the film, which was created in a Digital Animation Studio course at Pratt. read more>> Design Students Create Installation for 20th Annual DIFFA Dining by Design Event students from Pratt’s Interior Design Department created a distinctive tabletop installation for the recent Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) Dining by Design event in Manhattan. Dining by Design runs simultaneously with the Architectural Digest Design Show, bringing together some of the most talented individuals in the worlds of fashion, interior design, art, and architecture. read more>> for information about on-campus events and exhibitions? Visit the events calendar on Pratt’s website. more Pratt-related news, visit the News page on Pratt’s website.


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