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Barbadian filmmaker Lisa Harewood has dedicated many of her professional efforts to accurately depicting the Caribbean experience. She presented her latest effort, a 16-minute film entitled Auntie, at St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus this spring.
“Global capitalism has brought about an increase in inequality between the poor and rich regions of the world,” declared Agnes M. Brazal, S.T.L., S.T.D., on March 30 as she delivered the 2017 D’Angelo Chair Lecture at St. John’s University.
More than 2,000 high school students and their families—the largest turnout ever—experienced the excitement of campus life as they took tours and met members of the University community at St. John’s Accepted Student Day on April 8.
Sharing her personal story of surviving and combating the scourge of human trafficking, activist Donna Hubbard urged more than 250 guests at a St. John’s University conference to remember that we, as a society, are the true key to confronting and ending this global crisis.
On March 28, 2017, the Institute for International Communication and the Division of Mass Communication at St. John’s University hosted an academic symposium on “Consumer Identities & Digital Culture”. The symposium gathered scholars across disciplines to examine notions of identity in consumer culture. Speakers presented a range of research from historical perspectives to industry practices, from policy questions to race, gender and global diversity, across film, television and social media.
Most students count themselves lucky to earn even one highly-selective academic award, but Trevor Farland ‘17C has followed up his Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship with another coveted honor.
Reviving an effort that encourages young women to pursue math and science careers, St. John’s invited students from eight local high schools to the Queens campus this month for mentoring, workshops, and other activities as part of the University’s Sonia Kovalevsky Day for High School Girls.
“If you lose your birth certificate, there’s nothing to keep someone from claiming it as their own and stealing your identity,” said Ying Liu, Ph.D., explaining his award-nominated paper on the value of linking the crucial document to a person’s DNA.

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