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Legendary Columnist Jimmy Breslin to Receive Honorary Doctorate at LIU Brooklyn

Ceremony will take place Wednesday, July 25, at 11 a.m.


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin will receive an Honorary Doctorate at LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 25, at 11 a.m.

Mr. Breslin, who was unable to attend the LIU Brooklyn commencement ceremony in May, will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. University President David J. Steinberg, University Trustees, Provost Gale Stevens Haynes and faculty members will be in attendance.

Jimmy Breslin is a prolific writer who earned the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1986 and LIU’s George Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting in 1985. He is an alumnus of LIU Brooklyn and has been a giant of New York City journalism for more than four decades, including long-running stints as a columnist for the Daily News and Newsday. Breslin is the author of dozens of books, including “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight,” which was made into a short film, “Table Money” and “World Without End, Amen.”

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 Wellness, Recreation and Athletic 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 07/24/2012

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