Robert Ostrom, whose poems have been praised by distinguished poet Lucie Brock-Broido as “sorcery” and “some of the most gifted I’ve ever read,” has published a new collection, The Youngest Butcher in Illinois (YesYes Books, 2012). Ostrom, who teaches developmental writing and composition at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and poetry at Columbia University, says, “Many of the poems in the manuscript deal with family; two sections are made up of a long poem, ‘Two Show the Living,’ which is in large part an elegy for my grandmother.”
Vasily Kolchenko, associate professor of biological sciences at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), is a key player on a research team that recently made a breakthrough with enormous potential significance for the treatment of serious diseases.
An agreement signed today by New York City College of Technology (City Tech) President Russell K. Hotzler and the Dominican Republic’s Minister for Youth Jorge Minaya will bring college-age students from that Caribbean country to the Brooklyn campus to study the theory and practice of sustainable energy.
Building on the success of his previous books about Italian-American identity in the New World, George Guida has released his new fiction collection, The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times (Bordighera Press, 2012).
Kara Pasner, OD, MS, assistant professor of vision care technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), has been named one of the U.S. optical industry’s “Most Influential Women.”
City Tech English faculty members Rob Ostrom and Caroline Hellman have written a handbook that prepares City University of New York (CUNY) students for the writing test they must pass to begin college composition and, in the process, readies them for college writing expectations.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was on the minds of the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) team about to compete in an international culinary competition. So much so, that they reworked their entries to pay tribute to the resiliency of the city in the wake of the storm.
Observing the 2007-08 U.S. banking crisis and its devastating effects on the secondary mortgage market, Anne Zissu has responded by addressing recent history and the current state of this critically important market in a timely update of her 2005 book, The Securitization Markets Handbook: Structures and Dynamics of Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities (John Wiley & Sons, 2012).
You could say that New York City College of Technology(City Tech) played an important role in 17-year-old Olympic medalist Lia Neal’s life. Lia is the high school student from Fort Greene, Brooklyn, who won a bronze medal this past July in the 2012 Olympics 4×100-meter freestyle relay. She has City Tech to thank for being the place where her parents first met.
ew York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) student enrollment grew slightly this fall, exceeding 16,100 students due to an increase in the number of returning students and growing interest in the College’s baccalaureate offerings.
Community advocate and businessman Anthony Herbert will speak on “Obtaining the Power to Move Forward,” at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn, on Monday, November 5, 2012, 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to this free event, part of the College’s celebration of Black Solidarity Day, which this year has the theme “The Move Forward: Exercising Power in the 21st Century.” Additional information: Hazel Gibbs, Department of African American Studies, at 718.260.5205 or email@example.com.
Kimberly La Force entered the bachelor’s degree program in nursing at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) with one year as a Registered Nurse already under her belt. She graduated as a soon-to-be-published playwright (with her degree, of course).
Dr. Pamela Brown, a chemical engineer who served for seven years as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York (City Tech/CUNY), has been promoted to associate provost.
Roald Hoffmann, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and escapee from a Nazi labor camp in Poland, will speak on “Returning, Remembering, Forgiving,” at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) on Thursday, November 8, 12:45 p.m. This event commemorates Kristallnacht, the coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria that took place November 9-10, 1938.
A collection of essays by William Diver (1921-1995) — professor of linguistics at Columbia from 1955 until his retirement in 1989 and the intellectual founder of the Columbia School of Linguistics — has been co-edited, annotated and presented by New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) Alan Huffman and City College’s Joseph Davis.
“My book proposes a pluralistic universe, in which the mind and mental images cannot be reduced to matter in the form of the brain,” says Hugh McDonald, a New York City College of Technology (City Tech) associate professor of philosophy and author of “Speculative Evaluations: Essays on a Pluralistic Universe (Rodopi/Amsterdam 2012).
Kubee Kassaye’s journey from a small farming village in Ethiopia to working as a chef in a five-star hotel in Manhattan was filled with challenges. But through it all, her passion for cooking, combined with two life-changing events, enabled her to successfully navigate the obstacles in grand style.
How do you hook students on technological careers while ensuring they have the fundamentals to succeed in rapidly changing industries? With this question in mind, City Tech has set up a “Fuse Lab” for students earning associate degrees in architectural technology, construction management technology and civil engineering technology.
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will mark the annual rite of passage for graduating students at its 72nd Commencement Exercises on Monday, June 4, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at Jacob Javits Center North, 40th Street at 11th Avenue, Manhattan. Delivering the commencement address is The Honorable Eric L. Adams, New York State Senator, 20th Senatorial District, and a 1984 graduate of the College.
“Every time I step into a hotel, I fall in love again,” says Keila Joann Jimenez, whom New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has chosen as its 2012 Salutatorian (second in her class).