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Continuing Education

Stephen Gallagher dropped off by his father at LaGuardia airport in 1981, the year he left for Buffalo, NY

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on Mar 8, 2018

When I boarded a plane for Buffalo, N.Y., in 1981 to attend grad school at SUNY/Buffalo, my parents were shocked. I had just graduated from Queens College/CUNY with an undergraduate degree in biology and was destined for medical school. What my parents didn’t know was that I had become fascinated with experimental film — in particular, the work of Paul Sharits, who taught at the university’s Center for Media Studies (CMS). I was offered a graduate teaching position at CMS and bought a plane ticket to Buffalo, where I intended to spend one or two years, at most. Eight years […]

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