The Complete Guide to Long Island Colleges and Universities

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Leo CapobiancoLong Island’s biggest export is its students, as the joke goes, but the region has more than a dozen colleges and universities offering degrees in virtually every field of study.From small specialty colleges to large research universities, there are plenty of options for students to stay local. Many of LI’s colleges and universities have dorms that allow for students to transfer here from elsewhere. But matching a student with the right school can be a daunting task.Here, with detailed descriptions and summaries of every Long Island college and university to make the decision easier…The Long Island Press’ Complete Guide to Long Island Colleges and UniversitiesUNIVERSITIES Hofstra University1000 Fulton Ave, Hempstead. 516-463-6600. hofstra.eduLocated in Hempstead, Hofstra University offers more than 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate degree program options, from studies in communications, business, engineering, math, sciences, and so much more. Hofstra University consistently ranks among the top national universities for its rigorous coursework and academic programs. The university maintains a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, small class sizes, and averages a 61.6 percent acceptance rate. The school has nearly 7,000 undergraduate students enrolled as of 2016. Students have the option to live in student dorms or live off campus. Slightly more than half of its students live off-campus. Hofstra is home to 17 collegiate Division I sports teams, with the “Hofstra Pride” widely recognized for its lacrosse and wrestling programs. UFC fighter and former middle weight champion Chris Weidman wrestled for The Pride. Hofstra offers a broad array of clubs and organizations for students, including academic groups, Greek organizations, multicultural and media clubs, religious organizations, and many more.LIU Post720 Northern Blvd, Brookville. 516-299-2900. liu.edu/postLocated in Brookville, LIU Post offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate programs, ranging from studies in business, science, environmental studies, humanities, education, and more. LIU Post has consistently ranked as one of the best regional universities for its academic programs. The university prides itself on having a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and maintaining small class sizes to help students forge relationships with professors and receive more personalized attention. The university averages an 82.9 percent acceptance rate. The undergraduate population consists of more than 7,000 students as of 2016. Students have a choice whether to live on or off campus. All of the dorms on campus are co-ed, and are separated by floor or wing based on gender. LIU Post is home to 22 collegiate Division II sports teams. The Pioneers boast a number of national championship titles in multiple sports. The campus also has over 60 organizations that students can join including, Greek organizations, club sports teams, service organizations, performance-oriented organizations and many more.Adelphi University1 South Ave., Garden City. 800-233-5744. adelphi.eduLocated in Garden City, Adelphi University sits in a suburban neighborhood on 75 acres. The school offers a wide range of programs for students to choose from, including the arts, business, the sciences, education, counseling and more. Adelphi has been ranked in the top 155 national universities for its overall quality by US News and World Report. The university’s population consists of over 5,000 students. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Students report that the school has small class sizes and accessible professors. Adelphi averages a 72.4 percent acceptance rate. More than 1,300 students live on campus while the majority of the students commute. The school participates in collegiate Division II athletics with the exception of the women’s bowling team, which competes at the Division I level. In addition, Adelphi offers over 80 student organizations including both academic and social-oriented groups.Stony Brook University100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-6000. stonybrook.eduStony Brook University, a prestigious member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has 16,480 undergraduate students as of 2016. The campus spans 1,454 acres in Suffolk County. US News and World Report ranked Stony Brook as the 89th best school among National Universities and as the 37th best public school in the nation. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. Stony Brook consistently has a 41 percent acceptance rate, making it one of the more selective universities in the nation. It is considered to be the best public university on Long Island. The university boasts almost 200 undergraduate programs for students to choose from that cover subjects such as the sciences, health professions, business and more. About 60 percent of the students live in on-campus or campus-owned housing. Stony Brook competes at the Division I level in sports and has 18 teams. In addition, the university has over 300 student organizations, including service-oriented groups, academic-oriented groups and Greek organizations.COLLEGESFarmingdale State College2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 631-420-2000. farmingdale.eduAs SUNY’s largest college of technology, the 380-acre campus near the border between Nassau and Suffolk counties instructs about 8,600 undergraduate students as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked Farmingdale State College as the 32nd best college in the northern region. The college maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 21:1. The college offers degree programs in business, engineering, homeland security and health professions. About 46.6 percent of students who applied to Farmingdale were accepted, making it one of the more selective schools on Long Island. About 8 percent of the students live in on-campus or campus-owned property. The college competes at the Division III level with 17 different athletic teams. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus that will allow them to do community service, socialize, and heighten their academic experience. The college is also notable for its Solar Energy Center, the first accredited center in the Northeast.Molloy College100 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-323-3000. molloy.eduMolloy sits on a 30-acre campus that hosts 3,336 undergraduate students as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked the school as the 36th best college in the northern region and the 28th best college in the nation for veterans to attend. The school offers over 50 academic programs. The most popular majors are health professions, education, business, management, marketing and related support services, homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, public administration and social service professions. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Its acceptance rate averages at about 75.4 percent. About eight percent of students live in campus-owned dorms on-campus property. In addition, Molloy competes at the Division II level of the NCAA with 17 teams. The school also offers more than 50 clubs and organizations, ranging from academic organizations to service organizations and cultural groups.St. Joseph’s College155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue. 631-687-5100. sjcny.edu/long-islandSt. Joseph’s College sits on a 30-acre lake-side campus in Suffolk County. The college hosts about 3,300 students as of 2016. The college maintains a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. St. Joseph’s College offers 45 majors and programs for its students to choose from. Over 85 percent of the students who attend the school receive financial aid, making the institution affordable. US News and World Report ranked St Joseph’s College as the 74th best college in the northern region. The school averages a 70.7 percent acceptance rate. As of fall 2017, St. Joseph’s college will offer on-campus housing for students. The dorms will be co-ed, but they will be separated by gender by floor. The college competes in the NCAA at the Division III level with 21 athletic teams. Students have the opportunity to get involved with over 78 clubs on campus, including student government, academic organizations, service societies, etc.Touro College1700 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. 631-665-1600. touro.eduTouro College was originally established as a Jewish-sponsored institution. Its goal was to perpetuate Jewish heritage and maintain the Jewish commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice. At its Bay Shore campus, Touro College’s School of Health and Sciences offers degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician’s assistant. In addition, the school offers Associate and Bachelor Degree programs in a number of undergraduate programs. At its Central Islip venue, the college runs Touro Law School. Touro College does not offer any on-campus or school-owned housing. All students who attend are expected to commute. The school maintains a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The college averages a 37.1 percent acceptance rate. US News and World Report Ranked Touro as a Tier 2 school in the northern region. Touro does not offer any athletic programs. New York Institute of TechnologyNorthern Blvd. And Valentines Lane, Old Westbury. 516-686-1000. nyit.eduNYIT is located on 215 acres in a suburban setting in Nassau County. Almost 4,300 undergraduate students attend the university as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked NYIT as the 41st best college in the region. The polytechnic institute offers over 90 degree programs that focus on the technical arts and applied sciences. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 and keeps class sizes relatively small. About 21 percent of the student population lives in on-campus and campus-owned housing. Around 69 percent of students who applied to the institute were accepted. With the exception of its baseball team, which competes at the Division I level, NYIT competes in Division II athletics. The NYIT Bears Athletic program consists of 12 sports teams, which have performed well in recent years, winning multiple national championships and making a number of play-off appearances. The university has many organizations for students to join, including Greek life, ROTC programs, service organizations, academic organizations and many more.SUNY Old Westbury223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury. 516-876-3000. oldwestbury.eduSUNY Old Westbury offers its students over 50 programs, which cover the humanities, sciences, math, social sciences, visual arts and more. The small liberal arts college sits in a scenic setting on 604 acres near scenic Nassau’s North Shore. The school has almost 4,500 undergraduate students as of 2016. The university maintains an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio coupled with small class sizes, making it easier for students to seek help with their school work. SUNY Old Westbury has an average acceptance rate of 62.4 percent. SUNY Old Westbury is ranked by US News and World Report as a Tier 2 national liberal arts college. About 1,000 undergraduate students live in on-campus housing while the majority of students live off campus. SUNY Old Westbury participates in Division III collegiate athletics with 14 programs. Students are offered many social and academic organizations to join, including Greek life, intramural sports, ROTC programs, academic oriented clubs and many more.Webb Institute298 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 516-671-2213. webb.eduWebb Institute is the oldest school in the United States devoted to naval engineering. The 26-acre campus overlooking Long Island Sound houses and instructs 90 students, as of 2016, who are studying for a career in maritime engineering. The institute is considered to be very selective and admits about 33 percent of its applicants. Every student who attends Webb Institute graduates with a dual-degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. All students are given four full years of tuition scholarship. All students are required to live in on-campus housing. The school’s small size helps maintain a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1. Webb competes in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in five different sports, depending on student interest. All students have the opportunity to compete in varsity sports as well as a number of intramural sports. In addition, students are given a free membership to the local YMCA.U.S. Merchant Marine Academy300 Steamboat Rd., Kings Point. 516-773-5258 usmma.eduThe U.S. Merchant Marine academy is one of the five U.S. military service academies. The overall goal of the academy is to prepare its students to become officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, students graduate with a U.S. Coast Guard License and an Officer’s Commission in the U.S. Armed Forces. The academy has about 940 students on its 82-acre campus beside Long Island Sound as of 2016. US News and World Report ranked the school as the 3rd best college in the northern region. The academy keeps a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The academy is very selective, with an average acceptance rate of 22.3 percent. All students are required to live on campus for all four years. In addition, the Merchant Marine Academy, which competes at the Division III level of the NCAA, has 18 varsity teams. In addition to its varsity program, students have the opportunity to join nine different club sports teams.COMMUNITY COLLEGESNassau Community College1 Education Dr., Garden City. 516-572-7501. ncc.eduNassau Community College sits on a 225 acre campus near Nassau’s Museum Row and instructs over 23,300 undergraduate students as of 2016. It is the largest single-campus community college in New York State. The two-year college offers students the opportunity to earn associate degrees in 62 different programs. NCC’s most popular programs include liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, business, management, marketing and related support services, and health professions and related programs. The school boasts that its professors hold doctorates at twice the national rate for community colleges. In spite of its large student population, NCC keeps its student-to-faculty ratio at 21:1. The average class size at NCC consists of 22 students. The college has an open admissions policy allowing all eligible students to enroll. NCC awards the most associate degrees in New York and the third most in the United States. The school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association with 24 athletic teams.Suffolk County Community College533 College Rd., Seldon. 631-451-4110. sunysuffolk.eduSuffolk Community College, the largest overall community college in New York State, instructs about 27,000 students as of 2016 at its three campuses in Brentwood, Riverhead and its main campus in Selden. The two-year college offers associates degrees in over 100 programs of study in 20 different fields. The school has an open admissions policy for all eligible students who wish to enroll. The community college maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 24:1. The college also offers an honors program for highly motivated, academically oriented students. This program is designed to prepare its students to transfer to nationally competitive universities by giving them challenging and in-depth coursework. SCCC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association with 21 athletic teams. In addition, students have the opportunity to choose from over 90 clubs and organizations to enhance their experience at the college. The school offers six honor societies and many academically oriented, spiritual and social clubs to join.last_img read more

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50 Reasons not to be a developer

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Trojans begin title defense

first_imgThey say the most difficult task in collegiate sports is to repeat as champions.Starting this Saturday, the USC men’s water polo team will attempt to go about doing just that, hoping to repeat their 2008 run through the NCAA Water Polo Championship and capture a second straight title.Despite losing in the semifinals of the MPSF tournament and finishing a surprising third in the event held at McDonald’s Swim Stadium, the Trojans (24-2, 8-0) were selected as the NCAA’s only at-large bid, and received the No. 1 overall ranking in the four team championship.The Trojans will open with the fourth-seed Princeton Tigers (15-11), the champions of the Collegiate Water Polo Association who the Trojans defeated handily at McDonald’s 14-3 in early October.“We trained hard, we just stuck to our plan when we got in the pool, and took care of it,” senior driver Anthony Artukovich said of the Trojan’s big win over the Tigers.This time, however, the national semifinal will be held at Princeton’s own DeNunzio Pool, which has a reputation as one of the nation’s best home pool advantage.Playing in front of their home crowd, the Tigers feature two All-CWPA scorers on offense, senior attackers Mark Zalewski and Douglas Wigley.The Tiger defense is headed by junior goalie Mike Merlone, whose performance during the Eastern Championship helped the Tigers make their way to the NCAA tournament.In the other NCAA semifinal, a Southern California matchup between MPSF tournament champs UCLA and Western Water Polo Association champion Loyola Marymount will battle for a spot in the finals.The Trojans have had crossed paths with both teams multiple times this season, and are well prepared if they can make it past the tournament hosts on Saturday.Against LMU this season, the Trojans have hit on all cylinders, holding the Lions to six goals or less in both swims against the team. The Trojans scored 11 goals in both matchups against the Lions, one in the season-opening Triton Invitational and another in an inter-conference matchup at McDonald’s earlier this season.The team’s matchups with UCLA this season have been more competitive.Most recently, the Trojans lost to the Bruins at home, ending a nearly five-season long home winning streak, in the MPSF semifinals 10-6.In the teams’ three matchups during the regular season, the Trojans and Bruins had seen the outcome of the game not decided until the final moments of each game.In the semifinals of both the SoCal and NorCal tournaments, the Bruins and Trojans traded off one-goal victories.In their lone conference matchup of the season, the teams met on a Saturday night at UCLA’s Speiker Aquatics Center, and a last minute shot from redshirt junior driver Kyle Sterling sent the Trojans to a one-goal victory.“UCLA’s always pumped up to play us, and we’re always pumped to play them,” Artukovich said. “We know each others game plan, which makes the games close, but sometimes it just falls apart for us.”If the Trojans are successful in repeating it will cap the careers of a large group of talented seniors, which Artukovich sees as a perfect ending to his career.“Winning would mean the world to us,” Artukovich said. “We need some closure to the great time we’ve had here. We’re a family now and we want to go out with a bang.”last_img read more

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Syracuse completes nonconference schedule with Arkansas State

first_img Published on August 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ The Orange’s nonconference schedule features one team ranked in the most recent USA Today Coaches’ Poll Top 25, which was released Thursday: Ohio State. The Buckeyes came in at No. 21 in that poll. OSU is also the only team on SU’s nonconference schedule to have finished last season in the AP Top 25, at No. 17. The Orange play at OSU on Nov. 28.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will play all but one of its nonconference games in the Carrier Dome or at a neutral site. The lone exception to that is a road trip to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes. The Orange takes part in two 2K Classic games at Madison Square Garden in November, as well.Here is Syracuse’s complete nonconference and exhibition slate.Thursday, Oct. 25 — College of Saint Rose (exhibition game)Wednesday, Oct. 31 — Le Moyne (exhibition game)Tuesday, Nov. 6 — 2K Classic vs. Eastern WashingtonSaturday, Nov. 10 — 2K Classic vs. Morehead StateThursday, Nov. 15 — 2K Classic vs. Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden)Friday, Nov. 16 — 2K Classic vs. Iowa or Oregon (at Madison Square Garden)Wednesday, Nov. 21 — vs. ColgateWednesday, Nov. 28 – at Ohio StateSaturday, Dec. 1 — vs. CornellTuesday, Dec. 4 — vs. NortheasternSaturday, Dec. 8 — vs. GeorgetownSaturday, Dec. 15 — vs. Old DominionTuesday, Dec. 18 — vs. BuffaloSaturday, Dec. 22 — vs. Arkansas StateSaturday, Dec. 29 — vs. St. Bonaventure Syracuse will host Arkansas State on Dec. 22 in the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced Thursday. It will be the first ever meeting between the Orange and the Red Wolves. SU’s full nonconference schedule has now been announced, per the release.Arkansas State finished the 2017-18 season with an 11-21 record. That Red Wolves squad set a school record for 3-pointers made, with 236. ASU returns two of its top four scorers in senior guards Ty Cockfield (14.9 points per game last season) and Grantham Gillard (8.7).The Red Wolves will be led by second-year head coach Mike Balado. He took over the job before last season after being an assistant coach for four seasons at Louisville.last_img read more

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Google grant awarded to LYIT for STEM teacher training

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology was today announced as a recipient of a Google grant scheme aimed at supporting STEM education internationally.The LYIT is one of three third-level institutions in Ireland to share in a €413,000 grant awarded to 24 universities and non-profits across Europe and Africa this year.The grant will support institutions in delivering computer science professional development programs to 22,000 primary and secondary school teachers, as well as undergraduate trainee teachers. The project at LYIT is based on digital citizenship and the computer science curriculum in Ireland. Workshops will be provided to 500 teachers on digital citizenship and online safety in the new Computer Science curriculum.Technological University Dublin and the University of Limerick will also receive funding in Ireland.On the announcement of the grants, Claire Conneely, CS Education Programme Manager at Google, commented, “The European Commission predicts that in the next 10 to 15 years, 90 percent of all jobs will require some level of digital skills. Therefore, it has become more important for teachers to incorporate coding and digital skills in the classroom, something that both the Educator Grants and EU Code Week Grants aim to address from different perspectives.“The interest and standard of applications this year was unprecedented and I am thrilled to see these schools, nonprofits and third level institutions in Ireland receive grants to support their important work. The grants are part of Grow with Google’s mission to create more economic opportunity for everyone and its commitment to helping an additional one million people in Europe find a job, grow their business or build their career by 2020.” Google grant awarded to LYIT for STEM teacher training was last modified: June 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GoogleLYITSTEMlast_img read more

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Pune activist blames Maharashtra government for recent floods

first_imgAn activist from Pune has blamed the Maharashtra government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur. He alleges that flood lines of the Panchganga river were “redefined” to provide benefits to the construction sector. Hundreds of villages in Kolhapur and neighbouring Sangli were flooded after heavy rains earlier this month. While 55 people died in flood and rain-related incidents, lakhs were evacuated in these western Maharashtra districts. Environmentalist Sarang Yadwadkar claimed to have accessed some documents of the Irrigation Department through an RTI. He said around 500-hectares land along the Panchganga river, which should have been in the flood-affected area (prohibited zone), was marked as residential zone in Kolhapur’s development plan (DP) by “redefining” the flood lines. There are two types of flood lines – blue for the flood level that occurs once in 25 years and red for the one that occurs once in 100 years, he said. “The Irrigation Department issued a circular in 1989 to mark the flood lines for all the rivers in Maharashtra, but it was ignored. Instead of the flood lines, flood levels (general level of a particular flood) were marked and these levels were later superimposed on the DP maps of Kolhapur,” he claimed. In one of the cases in 2015, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued directives to the Irrigation Department to mark both the flood lines over rivers across the State, the activist claimed. “The Irrigation Department started the survey work in 2017 and by 2018 it identified the flood lines (considering water flow at 2.14 lakh cusec for blue line and 3.22 lakh cusec for red line) for the Panchganga river and submitted it to the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay,” he said. He said the IIT-Bombay also verified the report and stated that the flood lines were correct. But, when the Kolhapur chapter of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) came to know about it, it found around 500 hectares land going below the blue line and by default becoming a ‘no development’ zone, Mr. Yadwadkar said. The CREDAI, Kolhapur, in October 2018 wrote a letter to the Chief Minister, stating that the work of demarcation of flood lines is done by a private agency, Mr. Yadwadkar said. “It also stated that the 1989 flood-level is marked on the DP and as the flood that year was the largest, it was pointless to mark new flood lines. It stated that new flood lines will create confusion and unrest among people,” he said. He said the CREDAI also stated in its letter that colonies and apartments were developed on most of the portion falling under the new flood lines. “The Chief Minister, in his remarks on the same letter, addressing the Irrigation Department’s Secretary, wrote ‘the flood line marked with DP should be maintained’,” Mr. Yadwadkar said. He claimed that the government then directed the Maharashtra Krishna Valley Development Corporation to follow the instructions given by CREDAI, Kolhapur, while demarcating new flood lines of the Panchganga river. “This remark clearly means that 500 hectares land should be left open for development. Unfortunately, during the recent floods, this was the same area that was submerged,” he said. Mr. Yadwadkar claimed that the Irrigation Department then prepared the flood lines report again, bringing down the river flow from 2.14 lakh cusec to 97,000 cusec for the blue line and from 3.22 lakh cusec to 1.18 lakh cusec for the red line. “Ironically, the IIT-Bombay, instead of raising questions, vetted the report and development continued in the area,” he said. Seeking to know why the flood lines were “redefined”, Mr. Yadwadkar blamed the Chief Minister, State Irrigation Department, Kolhapur civic body and encroachers for the floods in Kolhapur. He sought that responsibilities be fixed on those responsible for the deluge.last_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract management

first_imgMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEladio Parames has launched an attack on Manchester United chief Ed Woodward after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.Parames is close to Mourinho and been a long time confidant.”Here are two concrete examples of the fantastic work going on at Manchester United,” Parames wrote for Record.”If (Marouane) Fellaini, who was at the end of his contract, had been renewed in proper time, he would not cost half of what he costs today.”Mister Ed (Woodward) made him the third best-paid player in the entire squad.”And the same is happening with (David) De Gea, whose contract could already have been renewed a year or two ago.”But now, as his deal is at the end, if they want to continue with him they will have to pay a fortune.”What beautiful management this is.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Supports Unilever Project Sunlight

first_imgInspired by the power of film to motivate change, Unilever Project Sunlight partnered with the Film Independent Spirit Awards this weekend to cast a spotlight on those in the industry who are helping to create a brighter future – and inspire others to do the same.Sarah Michelle Gellar calls ACTION! to create a brighter future for childrenCredit/Copyright: Mark Sullivan/WireImageWhile awards season arrival shows typically dedicate red-carpet banter to quips and couture, Unilever Project Sunlight and Film Independent rolled out the “yellow carpet” to hear stories about social good, sustainable living and those who are making a difference to create a brighter future.Launched in 2013, Unilever Project Sunlight embodies the consumer product company’s global mission – the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – that encourages people to take small steps that together make a big difference towards building a brighter future for children. Project Sunlight aims to build momentum behind a growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably, without compromising the needs of future generations.“As our products – like Dove, Lipton, Hellmann’s and Suave – touch two billion people who use them every day, we have the ability to reach and galvanize them,” said Kees Kruythoff, President, Unilever, North America. “Our scale, coupled with the inspired stories and influence of those that are being honored by Film Independent, is a truly powerful combination to inspire people to want to take small steps to create a bright future for our children.”Joining Unilever Project Sunlight to share her story and help capture the stories of Film Independent Spirit Award attendees was actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. Gellar joined her fellow actors and filmmakers to discuss their hopes for a brighter future and what they’re doing to help create it.“Of all the roles I’ve played as a film and television actress, the most important one by far has been being a mom,” explained Gellar. “It’s changed my motivation, my inspiration and my day-to-day behavior as I think about the future for my children.”To recognize the power of film to inspire change, Unilever Project Sunlight is also sponsoring the first-ever Bright Future Award, honoring a filmmaker whose work motivates individuals to take action to create a better world. The inaugural Bright Future Award recipient is Patrick Creadon, whose film, If You Build It, exemplifies the power of hands-on education and the impact a few budding creative minds can have on the future of a community. As part of the award, Unilever provided Creadon with a grant to continue making inspirational films.“Certainly, I share this award with Project H Design and the empowered and empowering young people of Bertie County, North Carolina featured in If You Build It,” said Creadon. “I’m just happy I had the opportunity to bring their inspiring story to screen and am eager to find and share other stories that challenge, uplift and motivate change.”Learn more about If You Build It and watch highlights from the Film Independent Spirit Awards “yellow carpet” on www.projectsunlight.us, including exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, and join the conversation on Twitter with #brightfuture.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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