Lights, Camera, Action! Shirley Rumierk, MS ‘95 has a starring role in the independent film "Ilegales," a drama about the harsh realities of life along the U.S./Mexico border. The film was featured at the 2010 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival and the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso in August and is currently seeking distributors.
Ready for the stage. Ashley Thaxton, MS ‘10, is one of only four NYU freshman to be cast in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s production of “Alice: Through the Looking-Glass,” a family freindly interpretation of Lewis Carol’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” There will be multiple performances in late October and early November at the Press Hall Black Box Theater.
Model Citizen: In September, Maro Sciacchitano '99, competed in the International Create Challenge 2012 in Martingy, Switzerland. His team was a awarded an 10 thousand dollar prize for developing a method for producing 3 dimensional physical models of the human brain from medical imaging data. The team hopes this technology will open a new window to understanding brain structure and pave the way towards leveraging 3-D printing technology in neuroscience and other medical disciplines. Congratulations!