New York City College of Technology

‘Health and Wellness in Black Communities’ Focus of City Tech’s Black History Month Celebrations

January 29, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

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.

Workshop Prepares City Tech Students for Goldman Sachs Internships

January 28, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

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.

Life Imitates Art in ‘The Service Road’ Production at City Tech

January 28, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

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.

Prize-Winning Poet/City Tech Writing Instructor Rob Ostrom Publishes New Collection

January 15, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

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.”

City Tech Professor Helps Discover Groundbreaking Virus Detection Method

December 14, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

City Tech’s President Hotzler Signs Agreement with Dominican Republic Minister for Youth Minaya

December 7, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

New Book by City Tech’s George Guida Stirs Religious Pot with Humor

December 5, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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).

City Tech’s Kara Pasner Named One of Optical Industry’s ‘Most Influential Women’

November 29, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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 Professors’ ‘CATskills’ Handbook Helps CUNY Students Pass Exam

November 20, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

Hurricane Sandy Focus of City Tech Culinary Team’s Winning Table

November 16, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

City Tech’s Zissu Pinpoints Where U.S. Banks Went Wrong in New Edition of Book

October 24, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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).

City Tech Plays Important Role in the Making of an Olympian

October 16, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

New Academic Programs Draw Increase in Returning Students As Fall 2012 Semester Gets Underway at City Tech

October 5, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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/Businessman Anthony Herbert to Headline City Tech’s Nov. 5 Black Solidarity Day Celebration

October 3, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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 hgibbs@citytech.cuny.edu.

One-Act Play by City Tech Nursing Alum Published in ‘The Best American Short Plays’ Series

October 1, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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 Named Associate Provost at New York City College of Technology/CUNY

September 26, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann to Speak on ‘Returning, Remembering, Forgiving’ at City Tech’s Nov. 8 Kristallnacht Commemoration

September 21, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

City Tech Professor Co-Edits Book of Essays by Columbia University Linguist William Diver

September 17, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.

Human Mind, Mental Images Can’t Be Reduced to Matter Argues City Tech Professor in New Book

September 6, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

“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).

Learning to Cook on Her Mother’s Knee in Ethiopia, City Tech Alum Wins 2012 Culinary Legacy Award

August 16, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

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.