Jean Carlomusto

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Jean Carlomusto, a resident of New Hyde Park, NY and a professor of communication arts at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY, was honored with a 1999 Long Island University Trustees Award for Scholarly Achievement (TASA) at the 21st annual awards ceremony on April 20. Long Island University annually bestows the TASA to recognize the professional contributions of its professors throughout its six campuses in the New York metropolitan area. Professor Carlomusto was chosen for her documentary film "To Catch a Glimpse," a 50-minute film that Carlomusto describes as an unorthodox journey into the hearts and minds of her family to solve the mystery surrounding her grandmother's death in 1939. The film was recently acquired for the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. Professor Carlomusto is a video artist and media activist whose works have been shown internationally in festivals and aired on public television. Her work is considered an unorthodox mix of the documentary, experimental and dramatic genres and has been recognized with grants from the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts and the Paul Robeson Foundation. A graduate of the master's program in interactive telecommunications at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Professor Carlomusto received her bachelor of fine arts degree in film from C.W. Post in 1981.