December 20, 2012

My stolen face

On The Media, NPR

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In 2009 Neda Agha-Soltan became the face of the Iranian Green Revolution after her tragic death was caught on a cell phone camera and uploaded online for the world to see. The international media rushed to put a face to the victim - but the face they used was that of another Iranian woman by the name of Neda Soltani, who was still alive. Soltani is currently a visiting scholar at Montclair State University.

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Breathtaking feats of footwork from a master choreographer

The New York Times

Richard Alston's program at Montclair State University, "A Ceremony of Carols," includes an American premiere of rare beauty and excellence, perfectly addressing this time of year.

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Guy Fieri promotes new book, eatery at MSU

Passaic Valley Today

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Guy Fieri, the blond, spiky-haired celebrity chef, TV personality and cookbook author, stopped by Montclair State University to sign books and promote his new on-campus eatery at Blanton Hall - the first in what is expected to be many nationwide.

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From amateur to champions, hard work elevates Passaic High School band

The Record

"Activities like marching band encourage social success, which can propel a student forward," says Susan M. Taylor, director of the Newark-Montclair Urban Teaching Residency Program at Montclair State University.

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Also In This Issue

Experts: talk, not TV, will help ease young fears in wake of CT school shooting (The Star-Ledger) - "Children are always listening and always watching," says Gerard Costa, a psychologist and director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University.

Montclair State taps Bone to lead entrepreneurship center (NJBIZ) - The former head of Verizon's New Jersey operations will start a new job in January as the inaugural director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University's School of Business.

N.J. colleges cut students some slack as they head back to campus (The Star-Ledger) - At Montclair State University, hundreds of commuter students are living on campus for free while their houses and apartments are repaired and cleaned up from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Panel at Montclair State discusses media's impact on presidential race (The Record) - A panel of political journalists and pundits at Montclair State University sparred over the advantages and headaches of the media's transformation during the presidential election.

"Jersey: A Sense of Place" at MSU focuses on the Garden State (Baristanet) - A new year-long free lecture series debuted in November at Montclair State University that examines being from New Jersey and how the Garden State has been perceived in the past and present.

Music Therapy: The sound of healing (NJSpotlight) - Brian Abrams, associate professor at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, instructs undergraduate and graduate students in the only music therapy degree program in New Jersey.

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