Remembrance And Renewal Press Release 1 Aug2002


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Press release for the flash video presentation, After 9/11: Remembrance and Renewal, August 2002.

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Remembrance And Renewal Press Release 1 Aug2002

  1. 1. 1 August 2002Debut of original documentary offersremembrance and renewal through theimages and words flooding public spacesafter 9/11The days and weeks following 9/11 saw a vast outpouring of images and words into the streetsand parks of New York City and nearby communities. Missing posters, artwork by people of allages and abilities, patriotic symbolism, and handwritten notes expressed the anger, grief,astonishment, renewal, love and compassion that we all experienced. They blanketed the streetsin an unprecedented and profound creative phenomenon. Our public places saw an unscripted,hands-on spiritual triage performed by - and for - a devastated community.Yet most people never experienced this phenomenon. As we struggled to find ways to return to asense of normalcy in the weeks that followed the tragedy, we watched endless news of rescueworkers seeking to recover broken bodies. Very few of us got a personal sense of the effortsmade by people seeking to recover our broken hearts. Until now.After 9/11: Remembrance & RenewalWHAT: Debut of a new documentary about healing art and expression after 9/11WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
  2. 2. WHERE: DeBaun Auditorium, Edwin A. Stevens Hall, Stevens Institute of Technology, 5th andHudson Streets, Hoboken, New JerseyTICKETS: $100 reserved, $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students. Advancereservations are highly advised since space is limited.BENEFITS: All proceeds benefit a new Stevens scholarship for 9/11 victims children.Tickets may be reserved by calling the DeBaun Auditorium Box Office, (201) 216-8937On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at 8 p.m., Stevens Institute of Technology will debut a new, original45-minute documentary about this outpouring of human expression - a work produced byStevens with live musical accompaniment - titled "After 9/11: Remembrance & Renewal."Proceeds from this one-time-only event, to be held in Stevens historic DeBaun Auditorium, willbenefit a new Stevens scholarship for children of 9/11 victims. (See the end of this release forticket and event details.)Artwork and photography for the documentary were created by hundreds of people, both knownand unknown, and painstakingly compiled by Hoboken, N.J., writer and designer Jeff Faria.Hoboken animation director Randolph Hoppe put these images into a compelling documentaryformat with voice-overs for DeBaun Auditoriums high-tech projection and sound system.Images in the documentary range from the touching drawings of children to the polished,professional work of the Magnum Photographers.Live music for the event will be provided by New Jerseys own Don Slepian, an electronicmusician and composer par excellence whom Rolling Stone Magazine called "one of the genresmajor talents." The featured singer will be Shara, a rising star and New York City phenomenonin her own right, whose remarkable operatically trained voice has a deeply American andcontemporary resonance. In addition, members of Stevens own Glee Club and Music Departmentwill lend their voices.Voice-overs used in the documentarys soundtrack include 9/11 survivors, teachers, and otherStevens and area community members. The soundtrack showcases poignant original poetry andremembrances of the 9/11 tragedy.Besides the documentary, the Sept. 7 event program will include remarks by guest dignitaries (tobe announced) and Stevens officials, and the awarding of the first-ever Stevens Jerome Lohez 95Memorial Award. An alumnus of Stevens, the late Mr. Lohez was a victim of the World TradeCenter disaster.The public will also have its first opportunity to view, in one place, a special display about thetechnologies Stevens has developed to counteract terrorism, such as its unique and effective landmine detection technology, an innovative cold plasma technology for cleaning lethal biologicalagents (such as anthrax) from surfaces and the air, an academic program in computer securitydesigned to produce the worlds most sophisticated methods to safeguard information, and more.
  3. 3. This display presents a meaningful counterpart to the expressions in the documentary in atestament to the creative work of science and technology in finding solutions for a safer world."After 9/11: Remembrance & Renewal" was produced by Cass Bruton-Ward, Director ofUniversity Relations at Stevens, with assistance from Drew Diskin, Patrick A. Berzinski andothers in Stevens Office of Development and External Affairs. Major sponsors for the event willbe announced in the coming days. A DVD of the documentary is expected to be released thisfall.About Stevens Institute of TechnologyFounded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, TheInnovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. TheUniversitys students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience andculture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges inengineering, science, systems and technology management.Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate,master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, inaddition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized byboth the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a NationalCenter of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. TheUniversity has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate studentswith almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participationfrom China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnershipswith industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additionalinformation may be obtained at and Office of News and Media Relations, +1-201-216-5116, media@stevens.eduStevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken NJ 07030-5991 USA+©1998-2009 Stevens Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.This page was last updated 3 October 2006.