The following are recommended resources for support, advice, and guidance during your first year and beyond:
Our office (Main 406) is open Monday through Friday from 9 – 5pm. For appointments please contact us by email so we can best accommodate you.
First-year students will be assigned an academic advisor to plan their sophomore schedule. During the foundation year, an advisor will help students to schedule their Art History and Literary and Critical Studies classes.
Academic advisors help students plan their schedules during sophomore through senior year, help students define their educational objectives, and make sure they are satisfying departmental requirements.
Office of Academic Advisement
Myrtle Hall, 6th floor / firstname.lastname@example.org / 718.636.3611
Pratt Health Services is open for limited in-person services, and remains available virtually and for telehealth visits during regular hours. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated staff will continue to provide our students with excellent care, albeit in a non-traditional way.
The Health Center is located on the first floor of Willoughby Hall.
Request an appointment by: Calling 718.399.4542 OR Emailing email@example.com
The Counseling Center provides currently enrolled Pratt students confidential and free short-term individual and group psychotherapy, assessment, consultation, and referrals to outside providers. We are staffed by licensed psychologists and clinical social workers, who specialize in working with young adults and have a wealth of experience in college mental health. In addition, a consulting psychiatrist is available for psychotropic medication evaluation.
We offer daily appointments (M-F) for both in-person and virtual/remote sessions and we are available 24/7 if you have an urgent concern and need to speak to someone.
We can be reached by phone at (718) 687-5356 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning/Access Center (L/AC) has staff and tools available to support all Pratt students who are working toward academic success. To that end, at the L/AC, students can meet with staff, explore assistive technology, and take part in student success programming. All Pratt students have the opportunity to work with professional and/or peer academic coaches and tutors. Academic coaching includes time management, study skills, reading skills and brainstorming for projects. Tutoring is also available in various subjects across the Pratt curriculum.
ISC building, 1st floor / email@example.com / 718.802.3123
Call or email to schedule appointments for any of the above services.
The Writing and Tutorial Center offers free tutoring in writing, speaking, art history, math/science, and graduate thesis to all current Pratt students, regardless of program or status.
Appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled in-person at our office in North Hall 101, by calling 718.636.3459 during office hours, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or messaging us at facebook.com/prattwritingcenter.
The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) provides life-long access to career management education, inspiration, and support for students and alumni to develop their full potential as creative practitioners with clarity, competence and confidence.
Center for Career and Professional Development
East Building, Room 001 / email@example.com / 718.636.3506
Student Affairs provides programs and services that promote students’ personal and professional development; fosters a campus environment that is conducive to student learning; and advocates for and supports students as they meet the challenges of the Pratt experience
Main Building, room 008 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 718.636.3639
The mission of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Pratt is to welcome, advocate for and serve our international community by providing high quality and expert service. As international educators, the OIA enables the Pratt community to appreciate the wisdom, breadth, and cultural diversity of our international students and exchange visitors.
Office of International Affairs
Myrtle Hall, 2nd floor, room 2E.5 / email@example.com / 718.636.3674
Residential Life and Housing efficiently and effectively administer a housing program in a learning centered environment that challenges and supports students studying at Pratt. Resident Assistants and Resident Directors can provide support and advice for first-year students.
Residential Life and Housing
Willoughby Hall, room 105 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 718-399-4551
For some students, getting involved with organizations on campus can add meaning to their first-year experience. To find the most current listing of student organizations and club sponsored events at Pratt, sign in to www.pratt.edu/engage with your one key.
The Student Government maintains primary responsibility for all student interests and involvement at Pratt. The Government has an executive committee and any undergraduate or graduate student can, and is encouraged to become involved. The main function of the Government is to represent the student viewpoint.
Student Union / email@example.com
Deciding on a major is one of the biggest decisions of a student’s first-year experience. Some may already know their major; some may be unsure. Those undecided or wishing to switch majors will have the option to do so in the spring.
Foundation students will have opportunities to meet with the upper departments and learn more about their programs at the beginning of the Spring semester. If students wish to change their major, they can do so after attending the departmental meeting in the spring. Students may stop by the Foundation office and talk to the chair or assistant chair anytime.
Last, but certainly not least, perhaps the most available and valuable resources can be our faculty. Foundation faculty are not only active professionals in their field but are also dedicated teachers. Beyond helping students with difficulties they may encounter in their courses, Faculty can help answer general questions, provide mentorship, to steer students toward valuable Pratt resources, and are valuable sources of information on New York City and what’s happening in the field of art and design.
If pain or fatigue—or both—have you struggling just to get through the day, working out is likely the last thing on your mind. But exercise, especially gentle strength training, can Boost some lupus symptoms.
“Strengthening your muscles helps prevent joint weakening and damage,” says rheumatologist Diane Kamen, MD. It also helps counter fatigue and lupus-induced lack of energy.
Benefits of low-impact exercise for lupus
You can build a stronger body and have more energy—no gear required! Low-impact exercises are effective and are less stressful on the body.
“This type of exercise has a low injury risk, making it safe for people who have balance problems and numbness of the hands or feet,” says Dr. Kamen. Once you get the green light from your doctor, try the routine below, designed by Kim Truman, a National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer in Dallas who has trained people with lupus.
The exercises are designed to boost both lower and upper body strength. This workout will also Boost mobility and lessen joint pain. If any exercise is too challenging, simply follow the “take it easy” variation.
Twice a week, do 8 to 12 repetitions (reps) of each exercise in order. Then repeat the entire series once or twice more. It’s OK to rest for a few minutes between each set of reps.
Stand with feet hip-width apart and arms extended at shoulder height in front of you. Bend knees as you sit back . Rise up to the starting position and repeat.
TAKE IT EASY: Start the move standing in front of a chair; sit down instead of squatting.
Stand with feet together and hands on hips. Take a big step forward with the right foot and bend your knees. Rise up as you step back to the starting position. Repeat, stepping forward with the left foot, then return to the starting position. That’s 1 rep.
TAKE IT EASY: Grasp a table or the top of a chair for support.
Take a big step back from a countertop and grasp the edges with hands shoulder-width apart. Bend elbows, bringing chest toward the counter. Push up, extending arms to the starting position, and repeat.
TAKE IT EASY: Do the move with your hands pressed against a wall.
Lie on your back on the floor or a yoga mat. Bend knees and place feet on the floor; extend arms straight down on the floor beside you. Slowly bring knees toward your chest, lifting hips slightly, then lower legs to the starting position and repeat.
TAKE IT EASY: Raise one knee at a time, alternating legs.
Lie on your back on the floor or a yoga mat. Bend knees and place feet on the floor; extend arms straight down on the floor beside you. Lift hips until your body forms a line from knees to chest; hold hips up for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position and repeat.
TAKE IT EASY: Don’t lift your hips as high and eliminate the hold.
The Human Resources Office provides leadership to meet the changing and diverse needs of Research Foundation employees. The Research Foundation is separate from the College and has its own financial, legal, and business systems including its human resource functions.
The Research Foundation Central Office provides a framework for the employment, promotion, classification, compensation, employee relations, and fringe benefit administration for RF project personnel working at Cortland. In turn, the local Human Resources Office administers all human resource functions, subject to the policies and guidelines set forth by the Research Foundation Central Office.
We are committed to promoting fair and respectful treatment of employees, recognizing the contributions and dignity of our employees and working together with College and Research Foundation personnel to provide professional and caring support, advice, guidance, and service.
Thank you for all you do to care for people with lupus.
The Lupus Foundation of America is proud to provide you with tools and resources on living with lupus that you can share with your patients. All toolkits, guides, fact sheets and additional resources are available to complement your medical care.
Copies of our fact sheets covering the most frequent questions about lupus are available in English, Spanish and Chinese, and can be downloaded as a PDF right from your computer.
Services Brochure — Provides an overview of available Lupus Foundation of America resources and services to directly help people find the answers they need and how to get involved in the fight against lupus.
Wallet Card — An easy reference to access the Lupus Foundation of America’s National Resource Center on Lupus providing information on understanding lupus and tips for coping and living with the disease. It is available in English and Spanish.
Wondering if It’s Lupus? Brochure — Provides information on the signs and symptoms of lupus, and how doctors diagnose the disease. It is available in English and Spanish.
Health Educator Network Flier — Shares how to reach our certified health educators who are trained to provide people with lupus, their families, and caregivers with non-medical counseling, disease education and helpful resources.
Lupus and School Toolkit — This toolkit provides tips for parents on communicating with schools about lupus, a template to customize a letter to discuss adjustments, assistance, and any other issues. This information is available as a PDF in English, Spanish and Chinese (simplified).
School Survival Guide for Kids — This guide is for kids and provides ideas on things they can do to make sure school is as productive and fun as possible.
School Survival Guide for Teens with Lupus — Lupus can be a lot to deal with on top of the demands of middle and high school. This guide provides tips to help teens take charge of their health and manage their symptoms at school. This information is available as a PDF in English, Spanish and Chinese (simplified).
Toolkit for Caregivers — This toolkit is designed to provide caregivers with guidance, support and advice. It covers syllabus such as self-care and setting limits, managing finances and legal matters for your loved one. It includes a daily care plan template, problem-solving tips, helpful forms, templates for tracking vital information and more.
Our national network of health educators can provide your patients with non-medical counseling, disease education, information and helpful resources.
We also have a number of online resources that can be accessed at any time:
Professional Education: We have medical education activities available for both lupus specialists, primary care providers and nurses.
Researcher Funding Opportunities: We have research and grant opportunities available.
Lupus Science & Medicine Journal: A peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that provides a central point for publication of basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of lupus and related diseases.
Recognizing the need to engage young people, TFF created the innovative educational program The Story of Movies, an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to teach students how to "read" film; sharpen their critical-thinking and critical-viewing skills; and learn about the cultural, artistic, and historical significance of film. The program is distributed free of charge and has been used by over 100,000 middle and high school educators nationwide.
Restored by The Film Foundation in collaboration with Park Circus, Romulus Films and MGM with additional funding provided by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique partnership between the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM), and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW).
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by Gucci and The Film Foundation.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with Fundacion Televisa AC and Filmoteca de la UNAM. Restoration funded by the Material World Charitable Foundation.
CHRONICLE OF THE YEARS OF FIRE
Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and Cineteca di Bologna at L’Image Retrouvée and L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratories. Restoration funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation.
This restoration is part of the African Film Heritage Project, created by The Film Foundation, FEPACI and UNESCO – in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna – to help locate, restore, and disseminate African cinema.
DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
Restored by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg for their consultation on this restoration.
Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
THE JUNIPER TREE
Restored by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.
THE MEMORY OF JUSTICE
Restored by the Academy Film Archive in association with Paramount Pictures and The Film Foundation. Restoration funding provided by the Material World Charitable Foundation, Righteous Persons Foundation, and The Film Foundation.
The forms and documents listed above require Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader. download Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on the following link, http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html?promoid=BONRM. If you need assistance with these forms, or need to access them in an alternative format, please contact the Foundation & Development Office at (309) 298-1861.
Dallas already boasts 35,000 hotel rooms, award-winning global cuisine, and a walkable downtown. But we are just getting started. Visit Dallas is thrilled to announce that the city of Dallas is doubling down with a massive new convention center and entertainment district. Featuring 800,000 square feet of exhibit area, 260,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and 170,000 square feet of ballroom. The center will connect business travelers with dining and shopping options in the popular Cedars District means more places to get down to business, and even more ways to unwind. “Dallas is already a great meetings and conventions destination, with the accessibility of two major airports, affordable labor, and an outstanding hotel product,” said D. Bradley Kent, Visit Dallas senior vice president and chief sales officer. “The new center and Convention Center District will enhance Dallas’ competitive position and are exactly what our customers’ need and have been asking for." What’s New – AT&T Discovery District Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, this new district on the AT&T corporate campus is tailor-made for groups of all sizes. It boasts a multi-sensory experience, including outdoor event space, the AT&T Theater, and multiple dining outlets including JAXON Beer Garden and The Exchange, a bustling food hall. Hotels Coming Soon Names like the JW Marriott (Downtown), lnterContinental Dallas (Uptown), and Hotel Swexan (Uptown) are adding luxury amenities and bountiful event spaces. The projects will debut in 2023 and beyond. JW Marriott This new, 15-story, 283-room hotel will open in the heart of the city’s downtown Arts District this year. The property features a 25,000-square-foot grand ballroom, as well as a spa, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center, and a rooftop pool deck and bar. InterContinental Dallas Located in Cityplace Tower in Uptown, InterContinental Dallas will feature sweeping panoramic views of the Dallas skyline. Guests will enjoy spacious, high-end rooms and amenities, including more than 21,000 square feet of event space. Hotel Swexan Hotel Swexan, a new, 22-story luxury property, is rising in Uptown’s Harwood District and will make its mark on the Dallas skyline. Opening this year, it is a sculptural building with cantilevered upper floors, as well as a 75-foot rooftop infinity-edge swimming pool and a hidden underground lounge.
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the Buffalo Sabres Foundation will donate $100,000 to the Resource Council of WNY, which operates the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center at 347 E. Ferry St. in Buffalo. The donation will support staffing and programming at the center.
The community center is located in the neighborhood where a racially motivated mass shooting occurred on May 14 and has become an even bigger resource for residents since that tragic event by serving as one of the key food and supply distribution sites for Tops Friendly Markets in the wake of the Jefferson Avenue store closure.
"We are proud to have been investing in the Resource Council of WNY and Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center since 2015 and remain committed to helping provide access to educational and recreational opportunities at the center in the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy that happened last Saturday," Buffalo Sabres Foundation President Rich Jureller said. "We need to support our neighbors and be catalysts for change, and this will hopefully be a small part of the healing process as we come together as a community. The Resource Council of WNY's longstanding goal of bringing stability, hope and inspiration to families they serve is more important now than ever before."
Since the center opened in 2015, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation has invested $1.2 million in the center and has helped procure grants totaling almost $700,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and the NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund. In addition to monetary assistance, the Foundation has led fundraising efforts, garnered support and worked to secure program partners whose contributions expanded the capacity and offerings at the center.
The Resource Council of WNY operates the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center, which provides after-school education support to youth on Buffalo's East Side, as well as a variety of recreation programs, including swimming instruction and summer camps. The center is often used for family gatherings and includes a computer lab, reading library and gymnasium. Adjacent Perkins Park features a ball hockey rink, basketball courts and flag football field.
For more information on how you can help during this difficult time, please visit our community resources page at Sabres.com/HelpBuffalo.