In early January, fifteen Team DURA members traveled to Irvine, California for the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon design development meetings. The 2015 Solar Decathlon teams are now at the one-and-a-half year mark in a two-year process to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation and design excellence. The teams will design, construct and test their houses before reassembling them in fall 2015 at the competition site at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.
Nineteen students from City Tech’s Department of Vision Care Technology visited New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills, New Jersey, on March 26. Under the supervision of Peter Pineandi, laboratory technician in the Vision Care Technology Department, the students volunteered their time to sort, pack, and verify donated eyeglass prescriptions.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC), with the Brooklyn Historical Society, hosted the Spaces & Places: Art along the Brooklyn Waterfront Conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall on March 27. The interdisciplinary conference brought together artists, educators, gallery owners, historians and policy makers to discuss their relationship to the waterfront, the importance of making spaces available to artists, and the extent to which art and artists are being integrated into the re-development of the Brooklyn waterfront.
New York City College of Technology will honor “Champions of the Environment” at the 2015 Best of New York Award Dinner on Monday, May 18 at the New York Hilton Midtown, Avenue of the Americas at 53rd Street. The evening will begin with a Guest of Honor Reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the award presentations at 7:00 p.m. City Tech graduate Michael Lomonaco '84, celebrity chef and managing partner of Porter House New York at Time Warner Center, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast, Illya Azaroff, AIA, an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Technology at City Tech, founded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Regional Recovery Working Group (AIARRWG) to re-imagine a more resilient and sustainable region. Last month, Azaroff’s Recovery Working Group, which includes former City Tech students and architects from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, received the AIA National Component Excellence Award for Knowledge Sharing Initiatives at the Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. This is the first time the award has been given.
Benjamin Heim Shepard, associate professor of Human Services, has been named City Tech’s 2015-2016 Scholar on Campus. He will present his lecture “Rebel Friendships, Essential Others and Social Movements,” on Monday, April 20, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The lecture is open to the public and free.
The plays of Tennessee Williams' post-1961 period have often been misunderstood and dismissed. In light of Williams' centennial in 2011, which was marked internationally by productions and world premieres of his late plays, Professor Annette J. Saddik's new reading of these works illuminates them in the context of what she terms a 'Theatre of Excess', which seeks liberation through exaggeration, chaos, ambiguity, and laughter.
City Tech congratulates Johannah Rodgers, Associate Professor and Director of Composition in the English Department, on the publication of her book titled Technology: A Reader for Writers, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding technology. Rodgers’ new book presents a range of contemporary and classic articles that invite the reader to consider and engage with questions related to how, why, and in what ways we may be able to critically reflect on ourselves and societies by writing and thinking about technology.
City Tech’s Small Business Development Center Offers Free MWBE and Small Business Readiness Training Program
City Tech’s Small Business Development Center is offering a series of free “Surety Bonding” classes February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, from 4 pm to 8 pm at 25 Chapel Street, room 111, Downtown Brooklyn. In collaboration with the New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program, City Tech’s Small Business Development Center provides MWBE/V and small business contractors with training, technical assistance, and credit support to secure surety bonds necessary for state contracts.
City Tech’s Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring the New York City Veteran Resource, Business, and Networking Event on Thursday, March 5 at 3:45 pm at the New York Marriott Downtown, 85 West Street, Manhattan. The event is free and open to veterans as well as all veterans’ services organizations and government agencies.
Brett Van Fleet, Manager of Circus Operations & Production for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will be at City Tech on Thursday, February 26, at 1pm, in the Voorhees Building Sound Lab (119), 186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn, to talk about his work in the entertainment technology field.
City Tech congratulates Nina Bannett, associate professor of English, on the publication of her second book of poetry titled These Acts of Water (ELJ Publications), which she describes as a substantial expansion of her first book Lithium Witness. Both books explore her bond with her mother, who developed a major mental illness when Bannett was very young, although These Acts of Water also delves into the patient-therapist dynamic.
City Tech Hosts Black History Month Book Launch for ‘Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education’
City Tech will host a book launch and panel discussion on February 18, 3 pm to 5 pm, in Namm 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. Speakers include Swimming Upstream’s co-editor Dr. Joni Schwartz, LaGuardia Community College; contributing authors Dr. Carlyle Van Thompson, Medgar Evers College; Brian Miller, CUNY student; Professor Paul J. Schwartz, City Tech; and Dr. Stephen James, City Tech professor of African-American Studies. This Black History Month event is open to the public and free.
Renowned French Chef Daniel Boulud of The Dinex Group, is collaborating with Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and New York City College of Technology (City Tech) to transform culinary education and the lives of New York City college students. The new culinary training program is based upon the European apprenticeship model, giving City Tech students college credit for paid internships in Boulud’s kitchens.
City Tech congratulates Kevin Hom, Dean of the School of Technology & Design, who recently received an award of merit for his Tidewater Community College Student Center in Virginia Beach by the Engineering News Record MidAtlantic. Tidewater Community College, which has been developed over the last 50 years, surrounds a large body of water in the center of the campus. To address critical planning needs, Hom placed the building in the middle of a lake to act as focal point for the circulation of the campus. Radial bridges traverse the water and connect the campus through this new student center. The result is a unified circulation pattern that encourages communication and a sense of community as well as an iconic image of a building floating on water, which has become the symbol of the campus as well as the waterfront community of Virginia Beach.
Maurice Mazyck, the subject of the New York Times bestseller, An Invisible Thread, spoke about his experiences as an 11-year-old panhandler on the streets of New York City at Professor Yvonne Goldson’s developmental reading class on December 15 at City Tech. Professor Goldson regularly assigns the book because the inspiring story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds resonates with students, increasing the chances that they will finish the book.
City Tech is pleased to announce that on December 18, Dean David Smith, School of Professional Studies, presented 26 Hospitality Management students with certificates earned in a Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) workshop program. The workshop series was supported by a Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant secured by Professor Patrick O’Halloran, Certified Hospitality Educator.
For the last 25 years, City Tech has served Brooklyn’s neediest at the holidays by offering a meal prepared by City Tech Hospitality Management faculty and student volunteers. On December 19, twenty students and four faculty volunteers prepared a special holiday meal that fed 350 people at CHiPS, a Park Slope charity that serves the hungry and homeless regardless of faith, race or ethnicity.
On December 11, the Humanities Department held its annual Public Speaking Competition, with 29 students participating. Professors Denise Scannell and Magdalena Igiel, event coordinators, organized 18 judges from across 12 departments for the first round of the competition, from which six students were selected to advance to the final round.
City Tech is pleased to announce that NANO: New American Notes Online has officially published Issue 6: Cartography and Narratives. This issue is the result of the tremendous effort by guest editors Matthew Bissen (CUNY Graduate Center, Parsons/The New School) and Laurene Vaughan (RMIT University, Melbourne), the twelve article authors, and NANO's editorial team, led by Sean Scanlan (City Tech).
City Tech Hospitality Management students joined the volunteer team at the annual New York City Food Film Festival (NYCFFF), a unique event that exhibits the year’s best films about food while serving up the exciting experience of tasting the food showcased in the films, from October 29 to November 1. At this film festival, food and the people creating it are the “red carpet” celebrities.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Material and Energy Recovery Division (MER), selected two City Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology students to receive the prestigious ASME-MER undergraduate research scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ye Htet Lynn was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and Christopher Amoroso was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Lynn and Amorosa conducted research on how to convert waste to energy with City Tech Professor Masato Nakamura, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, in his Energy and Environmental Simulation Lab (EESL). The result of their research was a design for a combustion chamber used in waste-to-energy (WTE) power plants.
City Tech Professors Lead the National Federation of Opticianry Schools in New Review Courses for Potential Candidates
From November 7-9, 2014, City Tech Professors Robert J. Russo and Kimberly Strickler led faculty members from various National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) college programs to put together a comprehensive American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) review course for potential ABO-NCLE candidates. The meeting took place at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ. These courses have incorporated the new domains for both the ABO-NCLE basic certification examination and will be available to state societies in 2015.
On November 3, the City Tech community gathered in the Atrium Amphitheater to celebrate Black Solidarity Day, an annual event sponsored by the African American Studies Department. The keynote speaker was Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and Executive Director of the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard University. Morgan delivered a lively talk titled “Hop Hop’s Freedom Ride: Get on Board!” to a standing-room-only crowd. Student presentations and performances were also a part of the program.
City Tech congratulates Professor Ryoya Terao, Department of Entertainment Technology, whose documentary film, “Quest for Energy” won the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic Prize at the IFF Ekotopfilm Festival—the 41st International Festival of Sustainable Development Films. The award ceremony was held at Primacial Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, on October 24. “Quest for Energy” was directed by Brooklyn College Professor Vinit Parmar and produced by Professor Terao and has been screened at more than 20 film festivals domestically and internationally, winning five awards in addition to the Ekotopfilm prize.
A group of 21 local high school students were introduced to STEM disciplines and career options in engineering this summer through City Tech’s Office of Collaborative Precollege Programs. Leveraging a model developed by a team of faculty members, led by Associate Provost Pamela Brown and funded by a National Science Foundation STEP grant, the Office of Collaborative Precollege Programs implemented a four-week summer program. The program was built in partnership with a consortium of faculty members representing the School of Technology and Design, College Now and various private and public sector organizations. The results were phenomenal, with every student successfully completing the program—earning three college credits in “Introduction to Engineering and Computer Technologies.”
From November 17-19, City Tech’s Department of Architectural Technology faculty and students present design solutions for sites between Borough Hall and the East River that hold exceptional, yet unfulfilled, potential at the “Architectural Visions: Transforming Downtown Brooklyn—40 Innovative Designs” exhibit, Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn. An opening reception will be held November 17 at 2:30 pm and will include faculty and students presentations with a discussion afterwards.
City Tech congratulates Professor Marta Effinger-Crichlow on the publication of her new book Staging Migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones, which examines how black women’s theatrical and everyday performances of migration toward the American West expose the complexities of their struggles for sociopolitical emancipation. While migration is often viewed as merely a physical process, Effinger-Crichlow contributes an expansion of the concept to include a series of symbolic internal journeys within confined and unconfined spaces.
City Tech Hosts Speakers Series Commemorating 76th Anniversary of Kristallnacht and Honors Special Guests
On November 12, at 12:30 pm, in City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay Street, featured speaker, Michael Schneider, Secretary General Emeritus of the World Jewish Congress, and former CEO of the American Joint Distribution Committee, will receive the 2014 City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA) Distinguished Humanitarian Award for his anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa and global humanitarian work. Menachem Z. Rosensaft, founding chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, will introduce Schneider and present the award. City Tech Professor Victoria Lichterman, a genocide scholar, will moderate the event.
During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), the nation celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans, and City Tech celebrates with a number of activities on campus. This year, the College community will be watching Carolina Mata, a Civil Engineering Technology major, compete in the Hispanic College Quiz Show this Sunday, October 19th, at 2pm on WNBC.
With more than 17,200 students enrolled this fall, City Tech now has the largest undergraduate enrollment of any of CUNY’s senior colleges. The full-time faculty has grown by more than one-third in the last 10 years, now totaling approximately 450—an all-time high.
On September 22nd, Professor Elizabeth Schaible, chair of Hospitality Management, was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY), the first and largest chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a 40-year old association supporting women leaders in the food, wine and hospitality industries. Out of the nine inductees, Schaible was the only one to have also been a recipient of a Les Dame d’Escoffier scholarship; she is a City Tech alumna. The evening keynote speaker was Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Founder of the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute).
A timely new book, The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming, edited by Lucas Bernard, City Tech Professor of Business, and Willi Semmler, Henry Arnhold Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research, comes in the midst of a revitalized environmental awareness movement that produced the largest climate change march in history just two days before world leaders converged for an emergency UN Climate Summit in New York City.
Prepare to be scared!! City Tech's high-tech haunted hotel, The Gravesend Inn, returns again this year in the Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, starting October 23.
City Tech Hospitality Management Professor and Students Present at International Business Conference
Hospitality Management Professor Patrick O'Halloran and two of his students presented research at the Academy of Business Research (ABR) Fall International Conference in Atlantic City on September 24th. Jovany Bravo, a computer engineering technology major, and Blanca Cortes, a hospitality management major, began their research in City Tech's Emerging Scholars program and presented at the Emerging Scholars Poster Session. Cortes and Bravo worked with O'Halloran to further develop their research papers, which were accepted for inclusion in the ABR Conference.
City Tech is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing (PTW)–the only degree program of its kind in the New York City area. The interdisciplinary PTW degree prepares students to communicate clearly and effectively using a variety of high-tech tools and new media. Students will gain strong communication skills and a solid knowledge base through specialization in a content area, namely, a professional, scientific, or technical discipline.
City Tech Professor Carol Bentel—a partner at Bentel & Bentel Architects in Locust Valley, New York—had been teaching in the College’s Architectural Technology department when the chair of Hospitality Management, Professor Elizabeth Schaible, asked her to teach a course in her department called “Facilities Design and Property Management.” The course teaches students how to create workflow in design and is an elective offered to seniors in the Hospitality Management program.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams visited City Tech September 15 to announce the details of his capital budget funding for education for fiscal year 2015, an investment of more than $3.1 million. City Tech received $400,000 for the College's Fabrication Laboratory, an innovation engine in 3D printing technology for the College and the borough's emerging tech industry. Adams, a City Tech alumnus, emphasized his commitment to education and described the College as "an anchor in the midst of Brooklyn's growth and vibrant energy."
City Tech Professor Appointed to Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
City Tech congratulates Professor Amit Mehrotra, Department of Hospitality Management, on his three-year appointment to the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).
City Tech is pleased to announce the publication of a new online, peer-reviewed journal: NANO: New American Notes Online, www.nanocrit.com, an interdisciplinary journal founded and edited by Professor Sean Scanlan, who teaches in City Tech's English Department. "NANO's goal is to invigorate humanities discourse by publishing brief, peer-reviewed reports with a fast turnaround enabled by new technologies," says Scanlan.
It is a familiar stereotype: the unpaid, harried intern dashing to pick-up the bosses' dry-cleaning and morning coffee. For City Tech student interns, however, the scene could not be more different. They enjoy paid collaborative work and learning in an open, high-tech setting, with supervisors who have coffee with their interns and even mentor them long after the internship ends.
Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting an exhibition featuring City Tech student photography opening September 30, called Wonder: First Encounters with Green-Wood.
This spring, City Tech students Eugene Babkin, Bijan Mokhtari, and Angjelo Kuka won first place in the regional Digilent Design competition hosted by City Tech. With that win they earned the opportunity to compete in the Digilent Design Worldwide Contest in Shanghai, China, where they again took first place against strong international competition earlier this month. The City Tech team competed against 12 teams: six from China, one from Japan, two from Romania, one from Hungary, and one other team from the United States–the U.S. Air Force Academy, which had finished second in the U.S. competition.
Nearly 180 guests attended the "Chefs Celebrate City Tech" foodfest hosted by the College's Department of Hospitality Management in March 2014. More than 20 of the nation's top chefs and restaurateurs provided tastings of signature dishes and desserts to the delight of all in attendance.
Andrew Ryan, an award-winning journalist and Chinese language television host, was the invited speaker in Professor Patrick Corbett's Advanced Career Writing class last Wednesday. Ryan shared his experiences as the host of a travel television show now in its second season in Taiwan, where he travels the country with two blind co-hosts and guides them through experiences that are typically reserved for sighted people such as surfing, scuba diving and spelunking.
City Tech Salutatorian's Artwork Featured in Exhibition Hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia
The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia is hosting the Ljiljana and Milica Jevtic: Beauty and Nature art exhibition on Thursday, July 24, from 6pm to 8pm, at 62 West 45th Street, 7th floor, in Manhattan. Milica Jevtic is City Tech's 2014 Salutatorian.
City Tech Hosts the Columbia School Linguistic Society's Seventh Institute on the Study of Form, Meaning, and Human Behavior in Language
The Columbia School Linguistic Society is holding its Seventh Institute for the Study of Form, Meaning, and Human Behavior in Language from August 19-21, 2014, at City Tech (New York City College of Technology), Downtown Brooklyn, 300 Jay Street, in the Grace Gallery, Namm Hall, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The theme of the 2014 Institute is "The Teaching of Introductory Linguistics."
City Tech Students Receive Scholarships and Industry Advisor Honored by the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation
Four Advertising Design & Graphic Arts students received scholarships from the Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award and Career Advancement Foundation (GCSF) at the annual awards events on June 19 at the Hearst Tower in Manhattan. Jack Powers, chairman of the Advisory Commission for City Tech's Advertising Design & Graphic Arts Department and one of the founders of GCSF, was also honored.
Matthew Zagada, Ben Miftari and Pedro Ferreira, Advertising Design & Graphic Arts (ADGA) students at City Tech, are participating in UniWorld's (UWG) research workshop known as Culture Labs. UWG's Culture Labs partnership with City Tech offers students the opportunity to actively research culture and share the information learned with UWG clients, potential clients and other industry insiders. City Tech's urban student population brings the diversity that advertising firms are seeking as their strategies to reach a broad consumer base become more sophisticated.
City Tech's Hospitality Management Industry Awards Presented to Chef Daniel Boulud and Alumna Elizabeth Rodriguez
City Tech's Department of Hospitality Management honored Chef Daniel Boulud and department alum Elizabeth Rodriguez with Industry Awards at the annual BTech celebration in May. Additional awards were given to outstanding students in the department, including Belinda Leung who earned the Janet Lefler Academic Achievement Award for the student who has maintained the highest grade point average in the department.
City Tech Professor Nora Favelukes Honored for 20 Years of Teaching the History and Beauty of Iberian Peninsula and South American Wines
Nora Favelukes, wine expert and partner to City Tech's Hospitality Management Department, has lectured for 20 years on Iberian Peninsula and South American wines in the department's Wines & Beverage Management class. In addition, Favelukes generously donates wines from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Portugal and Spain used in tastings in the Wine and Beverage Management and Wines of the New World courses.
City Tech students Md Arefin and Brittiny Dhital won the Rock Stars of Research Award, which comes with a $100 prize. The award recognizes the independent work of student researchers and the promise their research holds for innovative products or results that contribute to a particular field of knowledge. Dhital and Arefin were chosen from a pool of candidates of nearly 100 students who participated in the spring 2014 Emerging Scholars program. This is the first year the Rock Stars of Research Award has been granted.
Andy Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, and his students at City Tech designed a portable device called AirCasting that monitors air quality and transmits the data to a smartphone app. Zhang said there is interest in the air monitors from institutions in California, Colorado, and as far away as Poland, Hong Kong and China.
City Tech Professor Janet Liou-Mark Honored by the Mathematical Association of America Metro New York Section
Professor Janet Liou-Mark was recently honored with the 2014 Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Distinguished Teaching Award. Elena Goloubeca, chair-elect, MAA, presented her with the award at the annual meeting at Nassau Community College, May 3, 2014.
The 9th edition of City Tech Writer, featuring distinguished undergraduate writing from across the disciplines, is now online here.
"2,674 miles. By foot, by boat, by train, hungry and thirsty, hidden and in silence. 2,674 miles is the heroic journey my mother took with my sister in her arms in search of a better life. My mother's plight gave me an opportunity at a life and an education that she never had," City Tech's 2014 valedictorian Maritza Lopez told a captivated crowd of approximately 5,500 fellow graduates, their families and friends.
Recently, two City Tech student teams won first and third place at the Digilent Design Contest, an international hardware design competition open to students who are passionate about electronics, digital design and electrical engineering in general. City Tech hosted the Digilent Design Contest on May 3; ten teams from six schools participated in the competition.
Professor Anthony Cioffi, chair of City Tech's Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology, is the 2014 recipient of the Thomas C. Kavanagh Service Award, which is presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Section. This award recognizes a civil engineer who has rendered exceptional service and dedication to the profession.
Hospitality Management Professor Lynda Dias was one of a number of professionals recently quoted in a Wallethub.com study on the 100 best summer domestic honeymoon destinations for newlyweds.
City Tech honored corporate and other "partners" at the 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 14 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The evening began with a Guest of Honor Reception, followed by dinner and the award presentations. City Tech graduate Michael Lomonaco '84, celebrity chef and managing partner, Porter House New York at Time Warner Center, was Master of Ceremonies.
On May 1st, City Tech and Canon USA held an anti-counterfeiting event at the College that focused on the manufacturing, sales and proliferation of counterfeit products and how counterfeiting continues to impact both businesses and society. Engineering students made presentations and Canon set-up a display of counterfeit products, which showed how difficult it is to "spot the fake." During the event panel discussion, a group of experts highlighted the ongoing problem of counterfeit products while looking at specific actions key stakeholders are taking to help protect consumers.
On April 25, one of the first sunny days of spring, 16 City Tech students gathered in the Physics Department to compete in an all-day physics competition sponsored by the Center for Theoretical Physics and organized by professors Roman Kezerashvili, chair of the physics department; Ilya Grigorenko; German Kolmakov; Darya Krym; and Justin Vazquez-Poritz. Early on this Sunday morning, these dedicated professors and eager students met on campus to work out the intricacies of matter, motion, energy and force.
City Tech's Department of Hospitality Management, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) and the Brooklyn Food Coalition sponsored the "Justice and Sustainability in Restaurants" panel discussion on April 28 at the College as part of the first-ever NYC High Road Restaurant Week. Panelists included Catherine May Saillard, owner of Ici, farm-to-table restaurant; Colt Taylor, chef of One if by Land, Two if by Sea; George Constantinou, chef and owner of Bogota Latin Bistro; and Daisy Chung, executive director of ROC-NY. Nancy Romer, founder of the Brooklyn Food Coalition and a Brooklyn College professor, made the opening remarks.
City Tech's National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellows hosted the "End of Life Matters: Cultural Competence and Dying" forum on April 24 with guest speakers professor Charlton McIlwain, New York University, and award-winning photographer Shannon Taggart.
On Thursday, May 15, 2014, President Russell K. Hotzler will honor distinguished employees at the 2014 Service Awards Reception to be held at St. James Cathedral Pavilion, 240 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn. Congratulations to all recipients for their dedication and service to the College.
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will salute its corporate and other "partners" at the 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, in the Trianon Ballroom at the New York Hilton Midtown.
On March 27, 2014, City Tech hosted a reception for Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) Scholars. This annual event is a celebration of the achievements of JFEW Scholars and an expression of the College's appreciation for JFEW's generous support.
Major players in Brooklyn waterfront development, academics and policy-makers turned out for a conference sponsored by City Tech's Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center and City College's University Transportation Research Center on March 21 at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center Director Jacinth Hanson Honored by Borough President Eric Adams
Jacinth Hanson, interim executive director of the SUNY Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center, which is administered by City Tech, was honored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on March 18 at Borough Hall as part of his office's Women's History Month celebration. Hanson was honored along with more than 20 other women who have made significant contributions to Brooklyn, and included businesswomen, NYPD officers, firefighters, religious leaders, educators, musicians, and elected officials.
Freshman Joell Gomez was a terrific student, according to Gail Leinwall, a City Tech Department of Humanities speech instructor, one who applied himself diligently to every aspect of the speech course she teaches and went on to place first in the department's Annual Speech Competition in December 2013 and to win the Bronze Medal in the CUNY-wide competition two months later.
City Tech alumnus Matthew MacCartney '94 recently received the 2014 Food & Wine "People's Best New Chef in New England" award for his work at Jamestown Fish restaurant. The People's Best New Chef program, an annual contest now in its fourth year, honors talented up-and-coming innovators who have run their own kitchens for fewer than five years. The field of nominees–chosen by Food & Wine–included 10 chefs in 10 regions across America. The chef with the most votes in each region was named the "People's Best New Chef."
City Tech Advertising Design & Graphic Arts students Elena Prokhortseva and Shayne Alexander participated on a team that won first place in The One Club's Creative Boot Camp competition, held at Macaulay Honors College-CUNY from January 21-24, 2014. For the past four years, City Tech students have been on the first place teams.
Three City Tech students from the Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department (ETET), Vanassa Mejia, Amreen Akbar and Richard Cazales, presented at the 11th Annual NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) Engineering Expo in White Plains, New York, on March 30.
Four City Tech students received prizes in the Making Work Visible Labor Arts Contest: Malessa Henry, Owen Muller, Sadeysa Gonzalez and Tenzin Sherpa. Open to CUNY undergraduates, the contest offers cash prizes in four categories: poetry, essay, fiction/non-fiction narratives and art.
New York University Professor Alma Carten Delivers First Victoria Earle Matthews Project Lecture at City Tech
The Health and Human Services Department at City Tech, in conjunction with the African American Studies Department, held its first Victoria Earle Matthews Project lecture on how gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class intersect to impact health and human services on April 3. Dr. Alma Carten, professor and social worker from New York University, placed Matthews’ life in a historical context in her presentation “Making Connections: Social Work Practice in the 19th and 20th Century.”
On April 24, 2014, English Department Professor Jane Mushabac will be reading her fiction at Brooklyn College’s “Symposium on Yiddish and Ladino: Jewish Languages Used by Women and Other Jews.” The event, a part of the Annual Frances Haidt Lecture Series, is co-sponsored by The Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, the Departments of Judaic Studies, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Office of the President, and the Carol Zicklin Visiting Chair in the Honors Academy.
City Tech’s Department of Entertainment Technology’s Theatreworks, in collaboration with Clown Cloud Productions, presented Wing-Man, a multi-media one-man show created and performed by Mark Gindick at the College’s Voorhees Theatre in Downtown Brooklyn on March 26-29. Direction was by West Hyler with projection design by Jason Thompson, choreography by Danny Mefford, set design by Stephen Marsh, and animation design by Ryan Cushman. Sue Brandt, professor of production management at City Tech, was the lighting designer.
City Tech to Host LoopFest XIII International Workshop on Theoretical Challenges from the Large Hadron Collider and a Future International Linear Collider
On June 18-20, 2014, the Department of Physics and the Center for Theoretical Physics at New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York will host LoopFest XIII, the latest is a series of workshops designed to provide a forum to coordinate activities focused on the theoretical challenges from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and the ultra-high experimental precision of a future International Linear Collider.
New York City College of Technology in Downtown Brooklyn will host two panel discussions on Thursday, April 24 as part of a week-long series of events sponsored by Brooklyn Tech Triangle to connect local tech/creative firms with the area’s 50,000-plus college students. The events are free and open to the public.
Monique Ferrell, Professor of English, has been named City Tech’s 2014 Scholar on Campus. She will present her lecture “Screaming Mimis, Laughing Black Medusas, and Other Tales from the Yoke: An Introduction to the Creative Voice and Poetry Reading,” on Monday, April 7, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The lecture is open to the public and free.
A group of veterans from Military Women In Power gathered to talk about their experiences in the armed forces for the Women in the Military Forum on March 13 in the Atrium Amphitheater. The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and Veteran Support Services as part of City Tech's Women's History Month celebration.
Louisa Garcia, an Advertising Design & Graphic Arts (ADGA) major, president of the Art Director's Club, and editor of Command + J, City Tech's design magazine, can now add another skill set to her repertoire: fundraiser.
Professors Russo and Strickler Elected President and Vice President of National Federation of Opticianry School
On February 29, 2014, at the annual business meeting of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) in Dallas, Texas, New York City College of Technology Professors Robert J. Russo and Kimberly Strickler were elected president and vice president, respectively.
Award-Winning Poet Cornelius Eady is Guest Speaker at City Tech's Literary Arts Festival on April 10
City Tech will host its 33rd Annual Literary Arts Festival on Thursday, April 10, 5:30 p.m., in Midway Auditorium, 240 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The poet Cornelius Eady will be this year's guest speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
More than 90 students from City Tech's hospitality management program volunteered to assist many of the nation's top chefs at the 2014 Taste of the NFL held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on February 1.
City Tech Co-Sponsors March 21 Conference on Whether the Revived Economy of the Brooklyn Waterfront is Global
A half-day conference on whether the revived economy of the Brooklyn waterfront is global, sponsored by City Tech's Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center and City College's University Transportation Research Center, will take place on Friday, March 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Old Courtroom, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Downtown Brooklyn.
New York City College of Technology students have been selected as one of 20 teams worldwide to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Solar Energy Decathlon.
Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, Coins Himself Chief Executive of the ‘Baddest’ Borough of the ‘Baddest’ City at a City Tech Reception in His Honor
The Black Women's Networking Committee, in celebration of Black History Month, hosted a reception for the Honorable Eric Adams, Borough President of Brooklyn, on Thursday, February 27, at City Tech.
Illya Azaroff, an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Technology at New York City College of Technology, is recipient of the 2014 Young Architects Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Renata Budny, an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology, is recipient of the 2014 Educator of the Year Award from the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL).
The African American Studies Department at New York City College of Technology with the support of Faculty Commons, Black Male Initiative and Black Women's Networking Committee will celebrate Black History Month with the following exhibit and events during February 2014.
New York City College of Technology Associate Provost Pamela Brown recently announced nominees for the 2014-2015 Scholar on Campus Award — Sandra Cheng, Humanities, Monique Ferrell, English, and Benjamin Shepard, Human Services. The recipient will be announced this spring and the award presentation and celebratory dinner will be held on Monday, April 7, beginning at 5 p.m.
More than twenty of the nation's top chefs and restaurateurs will be turning out to help City Tech raise scholarship money for its award-winning Hospitality Management program on Thursday, March 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the College's Janet Lefler Dining Room, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn.
Congratulations to architectural technology student Sittha Siriprakaisak, recipient of a $250 CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship Honorable Mention Award presented at the Asian American/Asian Research Institute's (AAARI) 12th Annual Gala in November 2013.
City Tech Assistant Professor of Business Lucas Bernard was interviewed earlier this fall by Deutsche Welle, the German equivalent of BBC or National Public Radio, on the financial aspects of commodity trading. Although prompted, in part, by news that Goldman-Sachs was involved in "warehousing" aluminum to avoid pricing regulations, the interview focused on the financial aspects of commodity trading that are not obvious to the casual observer and that can go beyond the simple supply-demand models most frequently used to organize thinking about these phenomena.
City Tech Student Teams Take Two Blue Ribbons, Earn Jury Felicitations at 2013 International Restaurant Show
Congratulations to all City Tech students, faculty and staff who participated in the 2013 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, November 9-12, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The confectionery team's Occasional Cake received Felicitations of the Jury and the City Tech team table garnered two blue ribbons.
Former City Tech Valedictorian Jean-Michel Voltaire ‘00 Wins Award for Founding Haiti Relief Organization Based on Soccer
Jean-Michel Voltaire, City Tech's 2000 valedictorian, who went on to become a U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney, was awarded the 2013 Attorney General's Community Service Award for his humanitarian work in Haiti.
Effects of Simulated ‘Dirty Bomb’ on NYC Subway, Streets Studied by City Tech and Other Students, Brookhaven Lab and NYPD
City Tech was at the hub of the largest field study of its kind investigating how airborne contaminants disperse in a dense, complex, urban-coastal environment like New York City. Ninety students from ten universities participated in this cutting-edge research as summer interns on three days in July 2013, measuring and helping to model the atmospheric concentrations of a simulated "dirty bomb's" plume above and below the ground in various locations in the city. Forty of the students were from City Tech.
The Northeastern Gnathological Society (NGS) Fall Meeting took place on Friday, November 8, 2013, and was hosted by City Tech's Department of Restorative Dentistry.
City Tech Student Intern Among New York State Assembly’s 2013 Distinguished Intern Reports Award Winners
City Tech student Lourdes J. Cajamarca, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Legal Assistant Studies, has been named one of nine 2013 New York State Assembly Distinguished Intern Reports honorees.
One-hundred-ninety-one students were inducted into the City Tech chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) in October 2013.
City Tech students, faculty and staff will celebrate the life of Michele Forsten, City Tech's director of communications, at a 1:30 p.m. Memorial Service on November 20.
African American Studies Adjunct Professor Jesse McCarroll has been named recipient of the National Alliance of Black School Educators' (NABSE) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
City Tech Dental Hygiene Lecturer Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, Ms. Ed., was featured on the American Dental Hygienists Association National Bilingual Radio Media Tour on October 2 in observance of National Dental Hygiene Month.
Black Solidarity Day Celebration on November 4 to Feature Talk by Award-winning Writer and Lecturer Farai Chideya
Hosted by the Department of African American Studies, the 2013 Black Solidarity Day celebration at New York City College of Technology will feature a talk by award-winning author, journalist, professor and lecturer Farai Chideya, who will address the Black Solidarity Day theme, “Understanding Trayvon Martin in the Age of the Obamas.”
New York City College of Technology will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the construction of a new academic complex at the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, October 25, 2013. The new complex is being constructed on the site formerly occupied by the Klitgord Building.
New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) high-tech haunted hotel, “The Gravesend Inn,” returns again this year to Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, and is bigger and scarier than ever.
To help train and prepare college students for today and tomorrow's growing number of high tech jobs, New York City's Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has partnered with New York City College of Technology (City Tech), the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Brooklyn Tech Triangle to offer students paid summer internship positions.
The New York City College of Technology community was saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus and internationally acclaimed artist Stephen Antonakos, 86, in August 2013.
Some City Tech alumni and still working or retired faculty and staff who were in certain areas of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center may be eligible for a government program that will monitor their health and provide benefits if they became sick or become sick as a result of the attack.
Lionel Presume was named Chief of the Department of Public Safety in late August 2013.
City Tech's Jacqueline Anscombe and Alexandria Bottiglieri were two of just six students worldwide honored with the 2013 John and Helen Meyer Scholarship to the Live Design Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC).
A group of City Tech students recently presented the design work they created for the non-profit organization You Are Never Alone (YANA) at the MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2 in Rockaway Beach.
More than 100 seniors from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and 13 city high schools were congratulated by Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), for successfully completing the Scholars at Work program.
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