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Highlights for the weeks of Aug. 3–16, 2020

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Dean Steven Frumkin
FIT Mourns the Loss of Dean Steven Frumkin
Steven Frumkin, dean of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, died Thursday, July 23, in Miami from COVID-19. “With Dean Frumkin’s passing, we have lost a most valuable member of our community,” said President Joyce F. Brown. “Through his leadership, he not only earned the trust, affection, and respect of faculty, staff, and students, but also shaped the future of his school.” Read more
 C.J. Yeh and Christie Shin Give International Lectures During Pandemic
 FIT Communications Win Design Awards

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students of the CFMM program
“Instead of hair care, skin care, and cosmetics, consumers are going to start to think in two distinct categorizations: essential and nonessential.” Graduates of FIT’s MPS program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, considered the beauty industry’s think tank, presented their capstone research on well-being in a world changed by COVID-19. Read about it on WWD. (Subscription required.)

Social Media of the Week
FIT's 75th anniversary year is coming to a close, and though it has been an exceptionally hard year, we didn't want the anniversary to end without a celebratory moment—for fond memories, notable achievements, and anticipation of a bright future. Take a look at the evolution of FIT from its early years in Hue magazine’s commemorative issue to honor the anniversary.
screenshot of FIT Instagram post of historical photo of West 27th Street and Seventh Avenue

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Summer Fun with Hue: Paper Doll
Download our award-winning paper doll version of Museum at FIT Director Valerie Steele and pair her with some classic ensembles from the museum's collection. 


paper doll of Valerie Steel and outfits

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