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2007/2008 Archived News


‘Partners’ Honored at 2008 Best of New York Award Dinner

New York City College of Technology honored 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East President George Gresham, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Independence Community Foundation at its 2008 Best of New York Award Dinner in May. Celebrity chef Michael Lomonaco ’84 was presented with this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Gowanus Canal May Hold Clues to Development of New Antibotics

New York City College of Technology Biology Professors Nasreen and Niloufar Haque have announced preliminary findings of their research on the "white stuff" in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal.

2008 Paris Exchange Program

Sixteen visiting French exchange students took classes in urban tourism in June as part of a two-week course of study at City Tech, while 14 of their City Tech counterparts studied European approaches to travel and tourism, wine selection and the culinary and pastry arts at Université d’Evry/Val d’Essonne, the technological college of the University of Paris.

Bouratoglou 'Green' House Featured on Planet Green’s ‘Renovation Nation’

If you tuned in to "Renovation Nation" on Discovery’s new Planet Green Channel any day between June 5 and 8, chances are you saw Jill Bouratoglou, professor of architectural technology at City Tech, describing details of one of her most exciting architectural projects.

High School Student in ‘College Now’ Program at City Tech Awarded Prestigious Spirit of New York Scholarship

When Kieshorne Dennie of Crown Heights/Brooklyn, a participant in the College Now program at City Tech, became a peer helper in his high school’s peer mentoring program, he knew he would be helping others, but didn’t know he’d be helping himself, too.

Virtually No Tuition for Veterans Attending City Tech and Other CUNY Colleges This Fall

Veterans attending New York City College of Technology and other CUNY campuses this fall will pay virtually no tuition under a new tuition benefits program enacted as part of New York State’s budget for fiscal year 2008-09 and recently signed by Governor David A. Paterson.

Dr. Gregory L. Matloff, Physics Professor and NASA Consultant, Named 2008 ‘Scholar on Campus’ at New York City College of Technology

Dr. Gregory L. Matloff, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at New York City College of Technology, has been named 2008 Scholar on Campus by the College’s Professional Development Advisory Council. Dr. Matloff will deliver the Scholar on Campus Lecture, “Solar Sailing for Human Survival,” on Monday, April 14, 2008, at 5 p.m., in City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn. The lecture is free and open to the general public.

Alumni Association Elects Officers at 2007 Annual Meeting

The New York City College of Technology Alumni Association re-elected its sitting president and elected both a new vice president and secretary at its 2007 Annual Meeting on September 19.

Ebow Dadzie '03 Named 2007 Pastry Chef of the Year

A tip of the toque to alumnus Ebow Dadzie (’03) who is rapidly becoming one of the most accomplished pastry chefs to come out of the Borough of Brooklyn.

Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco ’84 Named ‘Alum of the Year’

The City Tech Alumni Association has named celebrity chef Michael Lomonaco ‘84 “Alum of the Year.”

Belmonte Wins Women's Forum Educational Award

For her "superior qualifications, accomplishments and commitment to education," Evita Belmonte, a junior at CityTech, has been honored with the 2007 Women's Forum Educational Award.

Retired City Tech Professor Inducted Into Project Hope Hall of Fame

In recognition of his volunteer service and exceptional commitment to the mission of Project Hope (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere), retired New York City College of Technology Professor Cecil Frith, Department of Restorative Dentistry, was approved by the Project Hope Board of Directors in October 2007 for induction into the project’s Hall of Fame -- an honor rarely bestowed and one reserved exclusively for those individuals who have volunteered their time and talent as a “Hopie.”

City Tech Students Interview with Lehman Brothers

More than 50 City Tech students participated in 140 interviews for internship positions with Lehman Brothers on November 7, 2007, during a visit to campus by the global financial services company's campus recruiting coordinator, four assistant vice presidents and nearly a dozen project leaders and other managers from five business areas. This was Lehman’s fourth recruitment visit to campus.

Culinary Event Whiz Rizzo '90 and Hotel Security Expert Chin to be Honored

City Tech will honor two industry leaders -- Salvatore Rizzo and Jimmy Chin -- at its annual dinner celebrating the department's fall 2007 baccalaureate degree graduates on Monday, December 10, in the College's Janet Lefler Dining Room.

Restorative Dentistry Students to Exhibit for First Time at Greater New York Dental Meeting

On November 25, 2007, seven students and one faculty member from the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology will exhibit at the 83rd Annual Session of the Greater New York Dental Meeting. This is the first time in the department’s long history that its students have exhibited at the country’s largest dental meeting.

5th Annual City Tech Poster Session

The 5th Annual Poster Session at New York City College of Technology will be held on November 15, 2007, from 1 to 4 p.m., in Atrium 119 and adjoining space (the former City Tech Bookstore), 300 Jay Street (at Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, and will spotlight the research of faculty and students in a variety of fields.

City Tech Immigration Clinic to Assist ‘Green Card Lottery’ Registrants

The Immigration Clinic at New York City College of Technology in Downtown Brooklyn will provide free registration assistance to all individual applicants wishing to enter this year’s “Green Card Lottery.”

TV Political Analyst/Author Dominic Carter to Keynote Black Solidarity Day on November 5

Dominic Carter will give the keynote address at "The African American Family: Evolution, Trends and New Developments," marking Black Solidarity Day at City Tech on Monday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Atrium Amphitheater.

Authors to Talk About Space Exploration and Migration at November 1 Book Discussion

The School of Arts & Sciences will host a presentation by Physics Professor Gregory L. Matloff, space scientist and co-author Les Johnson, and artist C Bangs on their recent collaboration, Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos, on Thursday, November 1, 2007, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn.

Professor Cholewka Receives Fulbright for Research in Lithuania

Professor Patricia Cholewka is spending the first half of the 2007-08 academic year at Vilnius University in Lithuania, lecturing and conducting research on the application of information technology (IT) to nursing education and clinical practice.

2007 Presidential Scholar Named at City Tech

City Tech has awarded its prestigious Presidential Scholarship to 18-year-old Marcus Campbell.

Pamela Brown Appointed Dean of School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Pamela Brown, a chemical engineer with extensive academic and professional experience, has been named dean of the School of Arts & Sciences following a nationwide search.

Top Honors/Scholarship for Vision Care Technology Students and Professor

The New York State Society of Opticians (NYSSO) recently recognized several City Tech ophthalmic dispensing students and a faculty member for their research, scholarship and advancement of education in the field.

Chan Named Special Counsel at NYC College of Technology/CUNY

Gilen Chan, an attorney with expertise in ethics, compliance and employment and labor law, has been appointed to the new position of special counsel at New York City College of Technology/CUNY (City Tech). She reports directly to President Russell K. Hotzler.

Orientation Days Draw Record Number of Freshmen

It was "Back to the Beach" for the largest number of City Tech incoming freshmen in 20 years, as they participated in a two-day orientation at the end of August.

City Tech Reports Largest Number of New Faculty Hires in 40 Years

City Tech has hired 40 new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2007-08 academic year, bringing the total to 344. This represents the largest increase in four decades.

Athletic Awards Banquet Salutes Student-Athletes

At the end of the spring semester, City Tech celebrated the achievements of its student-athletes at the 2007 Athletic Awards Banquet attended by team members, their coaches and athletics office staff, and College faculty and administrators.

Barbara Grumet Named Dean of Professional Studies

Barbara R. Grumet has been named dean of the School of Professional Studies, effective July 30, 2007. She reports directly to Provost Bonne August and is a member of President Russell K. Hotzler's cabinet.

Amadou Ly Gives Back by Helping High School Students Build a Robot

Luck, both good and bad, has played an important part in City Tech student Amadou Ly’s life journey. You may remember his story from widespread newspaper coverage of it last year -- a 18-year-old immigrant from Senegal living on his own since he was 14.

A Special Day for Graduating Students, State Senator Eric Adams, Valedictorian Philip Wong and Salutatorian Barbara Miller

Tuesday, June 5 was a special day for 1,739 New York City College of Technology graduating students – 1,024 at the associate degree level and 715 at the baccalaureate. It also was a special day for New York State Senator Eric Adams ’84, Class of 2007 Valedictorian Philip Wong and 2007 Salutatorian Barbara Miller.

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