Your LIU Brooklyn From the Office of Public Relations February 15, 2013 VITA Gives Vital Tax Help 
Accounting students at LIU Brooklyn this tax season are again helping low-income, local community residents prepare their tax returns through the campus' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Sponsored by the LIU Brooklyn student Accounting Society, VITA assists hundreds of residents, including many senior citizens. Until April 13, Accounting Society volunteers, certified by the Internal Revenue Service, will provide free basic income tax-return preparation with electronic filing to individuals with an annual income below $51,000. Taxpayers should bring valid photo identification and social security cards for themselves and their dependents; records of their income, including W-2s and 1099s; blank check for proof of bank routing and bank account numbers for direct deposit; and, if possible, a copy of last year's tax returns. For further information, contact Dr. Myrna Fischman at (718) 780-4062.
Pharmacy Teams With Engineering Firm
LIU Pharmacy and Natoli Engineering, a leading tooling manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry, are joining forces to establish The Natoli Engineering Institute for Industrial Pharmacy Development and Research at the downtown Brooklyn campus. The Natoli Institute will be located at LIU Pharmacy, where an existing laboratory will be renovated to hold the new institute. University officials said the Natoli Institute will allow industrial scientists to join with academia to conduct meaningful research on problems associated with solid dosage forms and instrumentation. The institute is expected to open in September. 
Bio Conference on Video Games
LIU Brooklyn’s annual Biology Conference on March 2 will focus on the effect video games have on the life sciences. Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 121 of the Health Sciences Building, the conference will feature an introductory talk by Devin Griffiths, author of a forthcoming book on the impact of video games on our culture. Dr. Shaw Bronner, director of LIU Brooklyn’s ADAM Center, will discuss video games and violence and present a discussion on video games and childhood obesity. Dr. Glen Albright, co-founder of Kognito Interactive, will describe role-playing training simulations and games in the areas of health and behavioral health. “Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963” at Kumble Theater
Project1Voice in association with Kumble Theater will present a reading of “Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963” by Christina Ham on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. The play centers on Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, young women killed during the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. 50 years ago. The searing play examines what it is like to be a child in the most extreme circumstances. “Four Little Girls” will be read by noted theater professionals and will be followed by a discussion featuring civil rights activists. The event is free and open to the public. 
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