Academics

College Hosts Advisory and Research Council Meeting

December 18, 2014 | Academics, Research

Guttman Community College held its Advisory & Research Council Meeting on December 11, welcoming 9 “critical friends” to the campus. Members of the Council, who are leading figures in U.S. education, rotated through two concurrent presentations on key aspects of the College. They reviewed relevant data and challenges in each area, with Q&As, small group […]

Visiting Author Discusses Food Sustainability and Urban Food Justice

December 9, 2014 | Academics

On December 3, author and illustrator Eric-Shabazz Larkin presented two workshops to first-year City Seminar I students from House Five. Reading from his latest book, A Moose Boosh, featuring whimsical poems about food sustainability and urban food justice, Larkin interspersed his multi-media presentation with sage advice about healthful eating and the correlation between high sugar […]

City Seminar Guest Speaker Discusses New Housing Initiative for Recent College Graduates

December 2, 2014 | Academics

On November 21, Chris Bledsoe, a real estate developer and founding partner of Stage 3 Properties, spoke to all three City Seminar I House Four cohorts. His firm is creating a housing solution for recent college graduates by providing more affordable housing options for younger first-time urban renters as based on income. These new developments […]

Guttman’s Global Ambassadors Take Off for Germany

December 2, 2014 | Academics

On December 6, ten Guttman Community College students will be traveling to Berlin, Germany, for eight days of research and exploration as part of the Guttman Global Ambassadors (GGA) program. This pilot travel program is the first initiative of what is being developed to become a more embracing program, known as the Guttman Global Travel […]

Guttman Celebrates Writing Month

November 10, 2014 | Academics, Student Event

On November 6, the Office of Student Engagement, in collaboration with Guttman writing professors Drs. Nicola Blake and Lori Ungemah, hosted “Guttman Celebrates Writing Month: If You Show Me Yours, I Will Show You Mine” in the Atrium. Participating students each selected the name of an historic or famous person or a fictional character, including […]

Students Engage in Meaningful Community Service as Part of Community Days

November 10, 2014 | Academics, Community Service

Continuing the Community Days tradition of linking community-based service to what students are learning in the City Seminar course, Guttman first-year students once again “gave back” to New York City on October 28 and 29. In large groups of 45 or by volunteering individually, students engaged in a variety of activities, including repacking donated food […]

Our Lives Have Value: A Roundtable Discussion of Michael Brown in Context

November 6, 2014 | Academics, Events

On October 23, the College held a roundtable discussion about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. The event moderators included Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies Marcus Allen, Career Strategist Jovanny Suriel, and Assistant Director of Mentoring & Student Success Andrew Bennett. They developed the program to offer a space where students could […]

Early College High School Students Visit Guttman Campus

November 5, 2014 | Academics, Events

On November 3, 87 students and eleven staff and faculty members from the Inwood Early College High School for Health and Information Technologies (IECHS) visited to Guttman Community College. The IECHS is one of CUNY’s 17 early college high schools and is affiliated with Guttman Community College. This was the first visit to the Guttman […]

Professor Publishes New Book About the Culture of Reading

October 16, 2014 | Academics, Publication

Meagan Lacy, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction, is an author and the editor of a new book, The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond (ABC-CLIO, 2014). This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college […]

Students Learn About Local Ecology aboard Hudson Boat

October 10, 2014 | Academics

On September 30 students from Instructor Derek Tesser’s Introduction to Biology: Life in New York City class visited the River Project’s boat, The Lilac, on Pier 25 in downtown Manhattan. During the previous field trip to The River Project’s wetlab, students learned about the different varieties of species living in the Hudson River estuary. This […]

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