Resolution J1445-2013

Honoring Professor Erin Courtney upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship Award

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Professor Erin Courtney upon the occa-
sion of her designation as a  recipient  of  the  Guggenheim  Fellowship
Award

WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals  who  have  distinguished  themselves
through  their  exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community and their profession; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Professor Erin Courtney upon the occasion of her designation as a recip-
ient of the Guggenheim Fellowship Award; and
  WHEREAS, A Lecturer in English at Brooklyn College, Erin Courtney  was
one  of  three  Brooklyn  College  professors who were among 175 winners
chosen from nearly 3,000 American and Canadian contenders from the arts,
sciences and humanities; she along with the other  two  faculty  members
are  from  Brooklyn  College's  Master  of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
program; and
  WHEREAS, Professor Erin Courtney, a Park Slope  resident,  who  won  a
2012  Obie  award  for  her  play "A Map of Virtue", will work on a play
called "Lucky Day" about residents of a fictional town  near  the  real-
life  ghost town of Bodie, California, who have all had someone close to
them die; and
  WHEREAS, A graduate of the San Francisco Art  Institute  and  Brooklyn
College  in art and playwriting respectively, Professor Erin Courtney is
a part of several creative works, including "Black  Cat  Lost",  "Kaspar
Hauser: A Foundling's Opera", and "The Great Recession"; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the custom of this Legislative Body that individuals
who distinguish themselves in their profession, dedicating themselves to
its enhancement and leading it in new directions, are  an  asset  beyond
remuneration and cannot be sufficiently extolled; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Professor Erin Courtney upon the occasion of her designation as  a
recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship Award; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Professor Erin Courtney.

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