“Volunteering has become part of my DNA,” says New York City College of Technology (City Tech) senior Patricia Persaud. “I take what I learn from each project and apply it to the next one.” Persaud, a communications design major, has done more volunteering in the past couple of years than most people do in a lifetime. She has made it her job and duty to help others on and off campus. “Volunteering is a great way of being part of something bigger than you,” she says.
Katie Dellamaggiore, director of the acclaimed documentary film Brooklyn Castle (2012) and Pobo Efekoro, one of the student stars of the film, will kick off New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) 32nd Annual Literary Arts Festival, to be held in the College’s Midway Building Community Room, 250 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
A half-day conference on the evolving culture and impact of the bicycle in Brooklyn, sponsored by New York City College of Technology’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center and The City University of New York’s University Transportation Research Center, will take place on Friday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the College’s Namm Hall, room 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn.
Members of New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) faculty in the health fields have embarked on a year-long project to explore ways of enhancing students’ understanding of cultural differences among patients.
Kimberly Strickler, assistant professor of vision care technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), was recently appointed a voting member of the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation.
Five talented students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) participated on teams that swept the top three honors in The One Club’s “Creative Boot Camp” competition, held recently at Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York (CUNY).
The American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations has tapped City Tech’s Anty Lam to serve on its Test Construction Committee as a community dental health expert.
Health and Wellness in Black Communities” is the theme of New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) series of events on campus in February — including an art exhibition, storytelling, lectures, readings and a panel discussion — to celebrate Black History Month.
Professor Josephine Braneky, internship coordinator for the Department of Computer Systems Technology (CST) at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), recently moderated a workshop for students who began a six-week paid Bridge Internship Program at Goldman Sachs on January 7, 2013. During the last six years, most of City Tech’s Goldman Sachs interns have been accepted for full-time employment following graduation.
Imagine working on a play about a mythical storm and waking up to the reality of Hurricane Sandy. It happened to the cast, crew and New York College of Technology (City Tech) students involved in the Adhesive Theater Project’s acclaimed production of The Service Road, which is being performed on campus January 11-February 2. The Adhesive Theater Project is a 2012-13 Artist in Residence at City Tech.
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.