Community College News

Hostos Business Professor Linda Ridley Receives Case Centre Writing Scholarship

March 3, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is thrilled to announce that Linda Ridley is one of only 16 professors worldwide to receive a CASE Centre Writing Scholarship for 2015. Ridley, who has been teaching business courses at Hostos since 2012, is also representing just one of three U.S. universities or colleges this year.

Kingsborough Community College English Department Professor Steven Amarnick Edits Restored Manuscript of Victorian Novelist Anthony Trollope’s “The Duke’s Children”

March 2, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Reconstructed original novel took 10 years, contains 290,000 words, is 702 pages, and uses the author’s handwritten manuscript Kingsborough Community College Department of English Prof. Steven Amarnick was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article about the restoration of Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope’s “The Duke’s Children,” the final volume in a series of Trollope’s […]

Meet Itrat Batool – Kingsborough Community College’s “Dreams Begin Here Student” for March

March 2, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Itrat Batool, was featured in I Learn America, a documentary released in 2013 which followed five immigrant teenagers as they learn to adapt to a new life, a new language and a new culture, while learning to adjust to the American education system. Itrat, who came to America from Pakistan in 2002 after her mother’s […]

BMCC Arts Center Event Solidifies Gallery’s Role

February 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A January 22 performance art piece at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center further solidified the art center gallery’s role as a cultural destination in Lower Manhattan, as well as a place that students can learn the nuts and bolts of New York City’s thriving art industry. The one-time live event, […]

BMCC Men’s Basketball Team Wins CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Men’s Basketball Finals

February 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Photo: Denis Gostev The BMCC Panthers men’s basketball team successfully defended their home court this past Friday February 20, knocking off the number three seed Bronx Broncos at the CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Men’s Basketball Finals. The Panthers, who have posted a 10-0 regular-season conference record, improve to 25-3 on the season and head into […]

WABC-TV Eyewitness News Listens to the Bronx

February 27, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The on-air anchors and reporters of WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News are holding a “town hall” here at Bronx Community College. They want to know what members of the BCC community — and Bronx residents in general — think about their coverage of your community, your issues and your concerns. The WABC Bronx forum will run from 7:00 to 8:30 […]

Hostos Professor Ian Charles Scott Publishes First Book In A Series Of Artistic Memoir

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos professor and celebrated artist, Ian Charles Scott, has published a book about his career, which spans decades and two continents. Titled, Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project, the book is divided into distinct “chapters” that document his artistic career beginnings in Scotland through his time in New York City.

Hostos Associate Professor Marcella Bencivenni Wins Fellowship Award For Book Project On The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos associate professor Marcella Bencivenni, who has taught history at Hostos since 2004, has been awarded a Distinguished CUNY Fellowship for the Spring 2016 semester for her book project titled Italian Immigration, The Triangle Fire, and the Politics of Memory.

Seny Taveras, Executive Director Of Cuny In The Heights, Receives A 2015 Latino Trendsetter Award

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Seny Taveras, the Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights, received a LatinTRENDS Magazine’s Latino Trendsetter Award on February 2 during LatinTRENDS 13th annual award reception held at Symphony Space.

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Presents Internationally Renowned Saxophonist/Composer Miguel Zenón In Quartet with Video NYC Premiere of Groundbreaking Project Identities Are Changeable

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón comes to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College on Friday, March 20 for a performance celebrating his recent CD Identities are Changeable, a groundbreaking project focusing on the cultural identity of the Puerto Rican community in NYC.

Kingsborough Community College Welcomes High School Students for C-CAP Winter Chefs Hands-On Culinary Experience

February 17, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Beginning Tuesday, February 17, and through Friday, February 20, Kingsborough Community College (KCC) will welcome students on campus from high schools throughout the five boroughs for Winter Chefs, a week-long, hands-on culinary experience in partnership with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), Kingsborough Community College, and College Now. The Winter Chefs program exposes participants […]

Hostos Professor Sarah Sandman Selected As 2015 TED Fellow

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College (CUNY) is proud to announce that Sarah Sandman, an assistant professor in the Media Design Programs, has been named a 2015 TED Fellow.

Hostos Community College Career Services Office Launches Online Career Search Tool

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Career Services Office is constantly looking to improve and expand its resources to better serve both students and the community. Now, the Office has bolstered its services through the power of the Internet with “Career Coach,” a free online tool which allows users to explore potential careers throughout New York City and the nation.

Hostos Associate Science Professor Olga Steinberg Selected For Special American Society Of Microbiology Committee

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Associate Professor Olga Steinberg has been selected by the Board of the American Association of Microbiology (ASM) to serve in the “The Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge” (LINK) Steering Committee.

Hostos Students’ DoVE Art Exhibit On Display At The Bronx Family Court Law Library

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Paintings created by Hostos students and members of the College’s DoVE (Domestic Violence Empowerment) Program are currently on display in the Bronx Family Court Law Library.

The Hostos Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development Awarded $100,000 from the New York State Department of Labor

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) has been awarded a $100,000 grant for the Unemployed Worker Training Program through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process created by Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). This grant will be overseen and supported by the New York State Department of Labor, a financial contributor to the CFA process.

Why and How Students Should Keep an Eye on Albany

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

News that longtime New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had been indicted by the U.S Attorney’s office for allegedly taking $4 million in kickbacks shook the ground in New York State’s political world on January 22. Silver, who’d held the speaker position for 21 years has been considered one of the most powerful men […]

Putting the ‘Human’ Back in ‘Human Sexuality’

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Professor Michael McGee explains why sex education impacts on student academic success and healthier relationships. “I love doing what I do,” says health education professor Michael McGee, “and I’m passionate that everybody should get sexuality education—good sexuality education.” Students, he says, often carry a number of misconceptions about sexual relationships—misconceptions that can be traced to […]

Making Struggle Productive

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“No pain, no gain.” Students who have struggled in a math class can relate to that expression. Some also know that even with “pain,” there might be no gain. Just ask non-STEM majors—those who are not majoring in math, technology, engineering or science—who are having a hard time in their general education math course. Now, […]

LaGuardia Community College Students Shine in National and State Math Competitions

February 11, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Math Society members delivered strong showings in two prestigious math competitions.

LaGuardia’s team finished second overall in the New York State Math Association of Two Year Colleges’ (NYSMATYC) Annual Fall competition and in the American Math Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) Northeast Region First Round competition.