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Entrepreneurship Week at LIU Brooklyn Sept. 16-20

Prominent businesspeople to share perspectives on success


Margan Lyle,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Mwisa ChisunkaBrooklyn, N.Y. -- LIU Brooklyn presents the inaugural Entrepreneurship Week, Sep. 16-20, featuring lectures, panel discussions and meetings of business-oriented student organizations, all touching on the risks and rewards of going into business.

Speakers include Carlo A. Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Ian Ginsburg, owner of the oldest pharmacy in the nation, LIU Pharmacy alumnus and this year’s LIU Brooklyn Distinguished Alumni Award winner; and Mwisa Chisunka, business ombudswoman for the state Department of Taxation and Finance.

Events include a Media Arts Department panel discussion on “Music Production and Marketing in the 21st Century”; a Career Services Office presentation, in partnership with NY Creative Interns, on “Creative Careers: Life at Startups,” and more. The full schedule can be seen at

Entrepreneurship Week also coincides with the launch of LIU Brooklyn’s new Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, a hands-on degree program in which students will develop business proposals that are eligible for real-world funding. The degree is an excellent second major for students in any field, teaching everyone from artists to health care professionals how to present themselves to employers or the public and successfully run a practice or business.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Steinberg Wellness Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 09/12/2013

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