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  • Speeches, Papers, and Workshops 2011


    Yelena Baishanski  


    presented (with Shenglan Yuan) a talk titled "Numeracy and Meaning in Developmental Mathematics Courses" at the Metro NY Section of the MAA Meeting in May 2011 at Stony Brook University, NY. She also presented, with Reem Jaafar, "Incorporating Quantitative Reasoning, Critical Literacy and Civic Engagement across the Curriculum" at the SENCER Mid-Atlantic Fall 2011 conference, as well as an investigative PQL project and lesson they designed for College Algebra students, "What Determines the Price of Food? A Mathematics Project on Commodities, Critical Thinking and Civic Engagement" in a poster session at the SENCER Spring 2011 conference at Barnard College. They also lead a Brown Bag discussion organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning: "Can Mathematical Analysis Strengthen Awareness of Social Inequalities and Social Justice?" Baishanski presented "Stressing the 'Literate' in 'Quantitative Literacy'" at LaGuardia's "Teaching for Transfer" New Faculty Colloquium in Spring 2011.

    Gail Baksh-Jarrett  


    presented a paper "New York State Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) - Its Impact on Students at One Community College" at the annual Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA) conference. She also presented a paper "Communicating with Students in the 21st Century" at the annual CUNY Financial Aid Professional Development Conference.

    Rajendra Bhika  


    presented (with Edward Goodman and Santo Trapani) "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Research - Oral Communication Competency" at the Instructional Staff Meeting at LaGuardia Community College in March 2011. At the March 2011 Making Transfer Connections Meeting at LaGuardia, he delivered a talk (with Michael Napolitano, Edward Goodman, and Hector Fernandez) titled, "Business and Technology Department - ePortfolio Capstone Development." Also in March 2011, he spoke (with Andrea Francis) about "Ethics and Business Ethics" at the GED Bridge to College and Careers Program at LaGuardia. In April, he presented at LaGuardia's Faculty Research Colloquium (with Andrea Francis), "Integrating Excel Modeling and Industry-Specific Skills into the Accounting Curriculum," and in May 2011, (with Shawna Brandle) he presented "How to WID an Accounting Course" at the Writing In The Disciplines (WID) Mini-Seminar at LaGuardia. He also presented (with Andrea Francis) "Integrating Excel Modeling and Industry-Specific Skills into the Accounting Curriculum" at the TACTYC Conference in May 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. In collaboration with Edward Goodman and Andrea Francis, he delivered a talk titled, "Ethics and Business Ethics" at the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants: Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Program at St. John's University, NY, in June 2011. Additionally, he co-presented several papers at the AAEEBL ePortfolio World Conference in July 2011 in Boston: "Connected Learning: ePortfolio & Integrative Pedagogy - A Core Social Pedagogy" (with Ellen Quish, Craig Kasprzak, and Thomas M. Onorato), and "LaGuardia @ 10 - Progress & Prospects" (with Bret Eynon and Mercedes Del Rosario). Also in July 2011, he presented "Steinway & Sons: Bringing Business to Life - An Integrative Teaching & Learning Experience" (with Angela Wu, Hector Fernandez, Andrea Francis, Nicole Maguire, and Nicole Lytle) at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives. Additionally, he delivered a web presentation (with J. Elizabeth Clark, Craig Kasprzak, Kimberly Del Busto Ramirez, and Thomas Onorato) titled, "The Culminating Moment: Capstone ePortfolios and Curricular Transformation" at the National Connect to Learning (C2L) Project in September 2011. Also in September, he delivered a presentation at the Opening Sessions - LaGuardia Past 40: Past, Present, Future (with Angela Wu, Hector Fernandez, Andrea Francis, Nicole Maguire, and Nicole Lytle) titled, "Business and Technology - Steinway Research Project: Connecting Past and Present Accounting and Business Practices." Finally, he presented "Using ePortfolio to Foster an Integrative Teaching and Learning Experience" with Nicole Maguire, Andrea Francis, Hector Fernandez, and Nicole Lytle in November 2011, at the AEEBL Southeast US eFolio Conference at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.

    David Bimbi 


    (2011). Do Ask Do Tell. (published speech). Hudson County Pride Guide. Jersey City, NJ: Hudson Pride Connections Center.

    Vanessa Bing  


    made a presentation "Putting Our Strengths to Work: Overcoming Racial and Cultural Barriers to Women's Success" for the YWCA of Orange County's Heels in Motion Program (June 2011),

    Richard Brown 


    held a discussion with Pete Mandik on Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness on Philosophy TV (October 2010). He presented two talks for the Young Philosophers Lecture Series and Podcast titled, "Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness and the Phenomenology of Belief" and "Zombies, Super-Scientists, and the Metaphysics of Consciousness" in Fredonia, NY, in November 2010. He gave a talk "The Higher-Order Approach to Consciousness: The Hot Ticket or In Hot Water?" at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology 103rd annual meeting in New Orleans, LA, in March 2011. In April 2011, he held a discussion with Keith Frankish on Consciousness and Physicalism on Philosophy TV. He co-presented (with H. Lau) "The Emperor's New Phenomenology? The Empirical Case for Conscious Experience without First-Order Representations" at the New York Consciousness Project Meetings, New York University, in September 2011. Finally, he contributed an invited commentary on J. Gottlieb's Decision Mechanisms for Attention at a special session on Attention, Expectation, and Awareness held at Columbia University in November 2011.

    Jeremey Cagle 


    presented "'Some New Kind': Cormac McCarthy's Postmodern Monster in No Country for Old Men" at the American Literature Association 22nd Annual Conference in May 2011 in Boston.

    Olga Calderon
     


    presented "Midgut and Fat Body Bacteriocytes in Neotropical Cerambycid Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)" at the Annual Entomological Society of America Conference in November 2011in Reno, Nevada.

    Clarence Chan 


    presented "Moral Assessment of Students in Medical Professional Program" at the 3rd Annual PACE Ethics Conference, Bioethics in Health Care in March 2011 at The University of Texas-Pan American; co-presented "Identity and the Ideal: How Trends and Media Shape Body Image" (with Matthew Joffe and H. Rozelman) in April 2011 at the International Conference on Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Society, Graduate Center, CUNY; presented "The Health Science Student ePortfolios-Programmatic Integration and Assessment" in May 2011 at the Stony Brook University Spring Colloquium, SUNY, Stony Brook University; and co-presented (with Philip Gimber, Deborah McMillan-Coddington, and Margaret Norris) the PTA/Nursing Interdisciplinary ePortfolio project, "Promoting Interdisciplinary Learning Using ePortfolio for Allied Health Science Students" at AAEEBL ePortfolio World Summit, in July 2011, in Boston.

    Rhuma Choudhury  


    presented "Preparing ESL Students for the New Writing Exam in CUNY Community Colleges," at the 32nd annual NYSTESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University in February 2011 in New York; "Local Interpretation of Communicative Language Teaching in Rural Bangladesh" at American Association for Applied Linguistics" (AAAL) Conference in March 2011 in Chicago; and "A Bengali Community School's Attempt to Raise Bilingual and Bicultural Bangladeshi-American Children in NYC" at the 56th annual meeting of the International Linguistics Association (ILA) Conference at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

    Timothy C. Coogan 


    was a presenter and invited seminar guest speaker for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Teacher Institute for the seminar on "Race in American History and Culture: New Perspectives," of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Stockton College, NJ in July 2010. He presented a paper entitled "Working-Class Struggles and the Problems of Race and 'Whiteness' in the Labor Movement: From the Antebellum to the Progressive Era (Mid-19th to Early 20th Century)." In April 2011, he moderated and chaired a panel titled "Fiorello La Guardia: Race, Politics and Priests in the Great Depression" and presented a paper entitled "Fiorello Fights for the Forgotten" at the Conference on 1935: The Reality and the Promise/In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hofstra University, NY.

    Abdou Drame  


    presented "Temperature and Climate Effect on Mosquito Dynamics" at the Workshop on Malaria Modeling and Control at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in June 2011.

    Monika Ekiert 


    gave a talk "Articles as Expressions of Definiteness in L2 English of Slavic Speakers" for the Brown Bag Lecture Series in the Programs in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University in October 2010. She presented a paper, "Between Grammar and Pragmatics: Article Use in L2 English," at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) in October 2010 at the University of Maryland. She also presented a paper at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Chicago titled, "What Discourse-based Tasks Reveal about L2 Article Omission and Acquisition." At the same conference, she presented at a colloquium co-organized with Z-H. Han, "Beyond a Decade of Focus on Form (1998-2008): Giving Learner Meaning its Proper Place." In October 2011, she presented a paper "Article Omission in L2 Discourse: What Performance and Stimulated-recall Data Can Reveal" at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) at Iowa State University, Ames, and a paper titled "Understanding ELLs' Writing Errors: Difficulties with Articles" at the New York State TESOL Conference in Melville, NY.

    Wenjuan Fan and Carolyn Sterling-Deer 


    presented "Accelerating Writing for Select Multilingual Writers: Outcomes and Promises" at the 3rd annual Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education in June 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Xiwu Feng 


    presented "Impacts of Traditional Values and Cultural Pluralism on American Education" at Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, China in April 2011; "Issues and Challenges in Education: A Comparison between Eastern and Western Pedagogical Practices" at Hunan University of Science and Technology in April 2011 in Xiangtan, China; "Preparing Students for Communication Competences in a Knowledge Society" at the 2nd National Conference on Language Education and World-Wide Chinese Education (NCSW) in April 2011 in Changsha, China; "Understanding Learning from Multifaceted Perspectives and Preparing Students for Communication Competences, Similarities and Differences between the Chinese and American Educational Perceptions and Applications" at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in June 2011 in Guangzhou, China; and "Understanding Learning from Neurological, Cognitive and Social Perspectives" at the 3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication in June 2011 in Macao, China.

    Hector Fernandez
     


    presented "ePortfolio and Oral Communication Skills Development and Assessment" at the Association for Authentic and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) ePortfolio World Summit 2011 in Boston. In September 2011, he delivered a presentation at the Opening Sessions - LaGuardia Past 40: Past, Present, Future: "Connecting Past and Present Accounting and Business Practices" with Rajendra Bhika, Andrea Francis, Nicole Maguire, Nicole Lytle and Angela Wu. H also presented "Using ePortfolio to Foster an Integrative Teaching and Learning Experience" with Rajendra Bhika, Andrea Francis, Nicole Maguire and Nicole Lytle in November 2011, at the AEEBL Southeast US eFolio Conference at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.

    Alcira Forero-Pena
     


    was an invited lecturer at Lehman College's Women's Studies Program delivering a talk titled, "Colombia: Producer of 'Beauty' and 'Beauty Queens'. A Political Economy of Women's Bodies and the Country's Body Politics" in September 2011. She was also a co-organizer of the panel "Mining at the Margins: Conversations with Dissidents of Capital" and presenter of poster "Afro-Colombians: Wrestling at the Margins of the Body Politics" at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Montreal in November 2011.

    Andrea Francis  


    presented (with Rajendra Bhika) "Ethics and Business Ethics" at LaGuardia's GED Bridge to College and Careers Program (March 2011), and "Integrating Excel Modeling and Industry-Specific Skills into the Accounting Curriculum" at LaGuardia's Faculty Research Colloquium (April 2011). She also presented (with Rajendra Bhika) "Integrating Excel Modeling and Industry-Specific Skills into the Accounting Curriculum" at the TACTYC Conference in May 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. In collaboration with Edward Goodman and Rajendra Bhika, she delivered a talk titled, "Ethics and Business Ethics" at the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants: Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Program at St. John's University, NY, in June 2011. Also in June, she presented "LaGuardia's Mission Statement" (with Richard Lieberman) at LaGuardia's Instructional Staff Meeting. In July 2011, she presented "Steinway & Sons: Bringing Business to Life - An Integrative Teaching & Learning Experience" (with Angela Wu, Hector Fernandez, Rajendra Bhika, Nicole Maguire, and Nicole Lytle) at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives. She also presented "ePortfolio and Oral Communication Skills Development and Assessment" (with Hector Fernandez, Edward Goodman and Santo Trapani) in July 2011 at the AAEEBL (Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning) World Summit in Boston. In September 2011, she delivered a presentation at the Opening Sessions - LaGuardia Past 40: Past, Present, Future (with Angela Wu, Hector Fernandez, Rajendra Bhika, Nicole Maguire, and Nicole Lytle) titled, "Business and Technology - Steinway Research Project: Connecting Past and Present Accounting and Business Practices." Finally, she presented "Using ePortfolio to Foster an Integrative Teaching and Learning Experience" with Nicole Maguire, Rajendra Bhika, Hector Fernandez, and Nicole Lytle in November 2011, at the AEEBL Southeast US eFolio Conference at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.

    Les Gallo-Silver  


    presented a paper, "Depends on You: Psychosocial Interventions for Prostate Cancer Related Urinary Incontinence" at the 27th annual conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work in St. Louis in May 2011; and another paper, "Risk of Self-Harm and Para-Suicidal Events in Medical Populations: The Role of the Health Social Worker" at the 46th annual conference of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care in San Francisco in October 2011.

    Sean Galvin 


    presented "Lay and Expert Knowledge in a Community College" for the annual American Folklore Society meeting that took place in October 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee; "Making the Transition from Lay to Expert Knowledge in an Urban Community College;" and "How Can we Develop and Challenge Novice Learners to Adopt and Adapt Their Learning Styles to Distinguish between Formal and Informal Knowledge, or between Academic and Experiential Anthropological Knowledge Using a Combination of New Media Technology and Inquiry-Based Research" at the American Folklore Society.

    Constance H. Gemson 


    worked as a teaching artist in creative writing, selected by the Queens Council on the Arts and taught and conducted educational workshops for Parentjobnet.org and the Communication Workers of America Local 1180 Retirees Division.

    Edward Goodman


    presented "ePortfolio and Oral Communication Skills Development and Assessment" (with Hector Fernandez, Andrea Francis and Santo Trapani) in July 2011 at the AAEEBL (Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning) World Summit in Boston.

    Yasser Hassebo 


    presented "Pedagogy in Developmental Education" at the Madison Summit at Madison Area Technical College in January 2011. He also served as sessions' facilitator, summarizer and participant for Global Skills for College Completion (GSCC) Pedagogy Matters Online Jam: First National JAM on Teaching Developmental Education in February 2011; he presented (with Md Zahidur Rahman) "Techniques to Distinguish between Cloud and Plumes in NYC using Satellite Observations, Lidar Measurements, and Back Trajectory Analysis" at the Engineering Colloquium at LaGuardia Community College in May 2011. He also gave a talk, "Technology in Learning, Services and Social Supports" at the 3rd Annual Gates Postsecondary Success Grantee Convening in Seattle, Washington in June 2011; and presented (with Marisa Klages) "Quality Developmental Education Instruction and the Global Skills for College Completion Initiative Jobs for the Future: Education for Economic Opportunity" and "Integrating Quality Teaching Practices into Developmental Instruction: Participant Activity" at Jobs for the Future: Education for Economic Opportunity Postsecondary Success Learning Exchange: YouthBuild USA in Crystal City, Virginia in November 2011. Finally, he designed and facilitated a day long Professional Development Seminar for Math instructors at the Madison Area Technical College in March 2011, and a semester long Professional Development Seminar for Math instructors at 1199 SEIU during Fall 2011.

    Ana María Hernández  


    delivered a talk, "Cuban Ballet: Presentation of Octavio Roca's book" at a panel with O. Roca and C. Martínez at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, CUNY Graduate Center in February 2011. She also presented "Carlos Acosta's Spartacus" at a panel presentation on Cuban dance (with R. Martin and C. Martínez) at Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, in April 2011. Additionally, she presented "Two Hundred Years of Cuban Dance" at SUNY Old Westbury in October 2011, and gave introductory remarks to poetry reading, "Poetas cubanas en Nueva York: 20 años de una breveantología," at Baruch College in December 2011.

    Reem Jaafar and Mangala Kothari  


    presented "The Benefits of Integrating Numerical Projects with Analytical Methods in Mathematics Courses" at the NYSMATYC conference in October 2010 at Nassau Community College. They also co-presented "Incorporating Quantitative Literacy in Mathematics Courses" at the Mathematical Association of America conference in May 2011. Jaafar also presented two posters, "Should You Buy That Car? A Lesson on Interest Rates," at the SENCER Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting in October 2010 and, with Yelena Baishanski, "What Determines the Price of Food? A Mathematics Project on Commodities, Critical Thinking and Civic Engagement" at the SENCER meeting in April 2011 at Barnard College. At the SENCER meeting in October 2011, she presented a paper, with Yelena Baishanski, "Incorporating Information Literacy with Quantitative Literacy and Civic Engagement in Mathematics Courses."

    Robert Jaffe  


    presented "Cultivating Civic Engagement: Deliberations and Action in the Liberal Arts" at the Faculty Research Network National Symposium's Engaging Students in the Community and the World in November 2010 in Washington, D.C.

    Maria Jerskey 


    presented the talk, "Promoting Multilingual Writers' Self-Efficacy Using Web 2.0 Participatory Platforms" at the Writing Research across Borders II Conference in February 2011 at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. In March 2011, she presented "Blogging Our Way to Improved Self-Efficacy: Experiences of a Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Group of Writers in an Introductory Linguistics Course" at the American Association for Applied Linguistics annual meeting in Chicago, IL. She also co-chaired and was a speaker at a half-day workshop, "A Common Ground in a Sea of Change: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Writers in the Writing Classroom" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in April 2011 in Atlanta, GA. In July 2011 she presented "The Literacy Brokers Program: One Local Campus's Efforts to Support Its Multilingual Faculty Members' Academic Writing" at the 22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition: Rhetoric and Writing across Language Boundaries in University Park, PA.

    Rebekah Johnson 


    presented "Discursive Practices in Family Interaction: Strategies for Displaying Religious Values in Discussions between Adult Children and their Parents" at the annual American Association for Applied Linguistics conference in March 2011 in Chicago. She also organized and moderated a panel "Preparing ESL Students for the New Writing Exam in CUNY Community Colleges" at the New York State TESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference in February 2011 at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Patricia Jones  


    presented at a workshop for Manhattanville Summer Writers' Program (2011).

    Steven Karl 


    conducted poetry workshops for teens as Writopia's 2010 Poet-in-Residence. He gave readings at AWP Conference 2011 in conjunction with H_NGM_N Books (Washington, DC) and at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). He also read for Wave Books residency at Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington (Seattle, WA), for The Bad Shadow Affair (Denver, CO), for Whenever We Feel Like It (Philadelphia, PA), for the St. Mark's Poetry Project (NYC), and for the 1st Annual Poetry Festival on Governor's Island (NYC).

    Janice Karlen 


    participated in a panel entitled "The Future of Adult Learning: Certainties and Surprises" at the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning in Atlantic City, NJ, in June 2011, where she and Susan Sanchirico presented "The PLA Advisor: Negotiation Skills Required". Karlen also gave a webinar for the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning entitled, "How Portfolio Reviews Ensure Academic Rigor: LaGuardia Community College," in November 2011.

    Susan Kopp 


    presented two talks, "Animal Ethics" and "The Heart of our Profession: Ethical and Other Challenge(s) of Being a Veterinary Technician" at the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians Spring Seminar in April 2011 in New York City, and "Ethics, Research, and Animals" at the Metropolitan NY Branch of American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientists (AALAS) Meeting in May 2011 in New York City. In June 2011, Susan Kopp delivered a paper titled "Venturing into the Jungle: A Brief Look at Issues in Animal Ethics" at the TriBranch American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientists Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ. She also presented "Research Animals and Ethics" at the Tri-Institutional Collaboration Network meeting, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in November 2011 in New York City. In the academic year 2010-2011, Susan Kopp co-convened Animal Ethics Scholars Study Group as well as a three-seminar series "Topics in Veterinary Ethics and Animal Welfare" at the Bioethics Summer Internship Program at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

    Mangala Kothari and Reem Jaafar  


    presented "The Benefits of Integrating Numerical Projects with Analytical Methods in Mathematics Courses" at the NYSMATYC Region IV Fall Conference held in October 2010 at Nassau Community College. They also co-presented "Incorporating Quantitative Literacy in Mathematics Courses" at the Mathematical Association of America conference in May 2011. In addition, she presented "New Ideas for Math Basic Skills" in collaboration with Abderrazak Belkharraz in December 2010. Together with Sreedevi Ande, she presented, "Assessing Quantitative Reasoning Skills in Basic Math Courses" at SENCER Mid Atlantic regional Conference held in November 2011 at Metropolitan College of New York. Finally, she presented her work in the Connected Learning seminar on ePortfolio as a teaching tool to the new cohort for 2011-12 in June 2011.

    Irwin Leopando  


    presented "Critical Reading in the Basic Writing Classroom" at the CUNY Conference on Best Practices in Reading and Writing Instruction on October 29, 2011 at LaGuardia CC. He also gave a paper titled, "Transforming the Status Quo: The Prophetic Pedagogy of Paulo Freire" at the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) Eastern Division Conference on November 5, 2011 in Hartford, CT. He served as panel chair for a panel titled, "Why ESL Students Don't Like to Write: A Teacher's Perspective" at Two Year College Association (TYCA) Northeast Annual Conference held in Portland, ME, in November 2011.

    Mitchell A. Levy 


    co-presented (with B. Van Brunt and P. Francis) "Student Mental Health 2010" webinar on September 23, 2010 (sponsored by PaperClip Communications). He also co-presented "Reframing Faculty Resistance to Academic Advising" with Bernard Polnariev and Laura McGowan during National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2010 Annual Conference in October 2010. In addition, he was a featured speaker at the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) 2nd Annual Conference, where he co-presented (with B. Van Brunt) a talk titled, "Best Practices: Systemic Management of Campus Mental Health Emergencies." At the same conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA, in December 2010, he served as a panel discussion facilitator at a panel discussion regarding "Developing a BIT Team on a Community College Campus" (with M. Hay). In March 2011, he was a panelist for "Comprehensive Approach to School Bullying & Suicide Prevention: Parents and Schools in Partnership" sponsored by Long Island University Rockland Graduate Campus, Orangeburg, NY. He also co-presented "Purposeful Student Leadership: A Goals Clarification Activity" (with Bernard Polnariev, Laura McGowan, and V. Jones) at the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) 2011 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, in March, 2011. Finally, he was a featured speaker at the 3rd Annual National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) Conference in Bonita Springs, FL, in December 2011, where he delivered a talk titled, "Assessing Institutional Preparedness for Crisis Management." At the same conference he also presented "Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Student-Athletes" and served as an institute faculty member on "BIT Communication In & Out."

    Nicole Lytle


    presented "Using ePortfolio to Foster an Integrative Teaching and Learning Experience" with Rajendra Bhika, Hector Fernandez, Andrea Francis, and Nicole Maguire in November 2011 at the AAEEBL Southeast US Conference: ePortfolios Focused on Learning and Integrative Online Thinking at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.

    Nicole Maguire 


    presented "Urban Studies at LaGuardia: Forty Years of Experiential Education across the Disciplines" with Kristen Gallagher, David Bimbi, and Christopher Alexander in May 2011 at the General Education Conference at York College. In September 2011, she delivered two presentations at the Opening Sessions - LaGuardia Past 40: Past, Present, Future: "Connecting Past and Present Accounting and Business Practices" with Rajendra Bhika, Andrea Francis, Hector Fernandez, Nicole Lytle and Angela Wu, and "Urban Studies at LaGuardia: 40 Years of Experiential Education Across the Curricula" with Christopher Alexander, David Bimbi, Tara Jean Hickman, Kristen Gallagher and Laura Tanenbaum. She also presented "Using ePortfolio to Foster an Integrative Teaching and Learning Experience" with Rajendra Bhika, Andrea Francis, Hector Fernandez, and Nicole Lytle on November 8, 2011, at the AEEBL Southeast US eFolio Conference at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA. She was also a "Fishbowl" discussant at LaGuardia's Professional Staff Meeting: Increasing Graduation Rates in December 2011.

    Ann Matsuuchi 


    presented "Wonder Woman Wore Pants: Diana Prince and the 1972 Women's Lib Issue" in August 2011 at the Tights and Tiaras: Female Superheroes and Media Cultures conference, Monash University; and "'That's kinda true, dude. He's worse than Yoda': Watching LOST as Postmodern Science Fiction" in October 2011 at the Popular Culture Associations in the South/American Culture Associations in the South (PCAS/ACAS) Conference in New Orleans, LA.

    Elizabeth McCormick 


    served as chair and participant of a panel, "2.0 Technology in the Composition Classroom" at the Community College Humanities Association Conference held in 2010 in Hartford, CT. She presented "The Malady of Reverie: Dorian Grey and the Pathological Imagination" and served as chair of a panel, "The Imagination in the Fin de Siècle" at the Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention held in 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ.

    Gail O. Mellow  


    was the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual National Learning Communities Conference in September 2010 in Bay City, MI, presenting "Teaching Matters: The Power of Pedagogy." President Mellow delivered "Harvesting the Wisdom of Faculty in Times of Scarcity" as the keynote speaker at the 2011 National Conference on Student, Recruitment, Marketing & Retention in Denver, CO, in July 2011. She was also invited by the Aspen Institute to join congressional leaders as a scholar-in-residence to discuss education issues in August 2011 in Banff, Canada and delivered a paper entitled, "Higher Education for the 21st Century: Transitioning Colleges to Better Serve the Needs of Today's Students." President Mellow presented on "The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Education for TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] Recipients" at a national seminar for state legislators held by the Center for Women Policy Studies in November 2011 in Washington, DC. She was also invited in November 2011 to testify before the United States House of Representatives Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the role of community colleges in small business development. President Mellow was asked to serve on two national commissions exploring higher education issues, including the Century Foundation's Task Force on Preventing Community Colleges from Becoming Separate and Unequal and to serve as Vice-Chair of a National Commission on Higher Education Attainment convened by the six leading higher education associations.

    Yves Ngabonziza


    presented a paper entitled, "Damage Self-Diagnosis in Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Composites under Fatigue Loading" at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems in September 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. In November 2011, he delivered the talk, "Electrical Conductivity and Elastic Properties of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polycarbonate Nanocomposites" at the 2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Denver, CO.

    Karen Miller  


    presented "Freedom, American Liberalism, and the Philippines' Transition to Independence" in January 2011, at the Faculty Fellows Forum in the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also delivered the talk, "Beheading American Empire?: Decapitation and Freedom during the Philippines' Transition to Independence" in October 2011, at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MA.

    Natalia Mosina


    participated in LaGuardia Youth Center for Engineering Excellence (LYCEE) Open House event for High School teachers and principals on May 6, 2011, for which she prepared a presentation, jointly with Abderrazak Belkharraz and Dmitriy Chebanov, "LYCEE: Current State and Future Developments." Mosina organized the MML (MyMathLab) workshop "Towards Technology-Oriented Pre-Calculus" for the MEC faculty conducted on September 14, 2011. Natalia Mosina, along with Mahdi Majidi-Zolbanin and Kourosh Tavakoli, organized the Mathematics Colloquium Series Kick-off on April 6, 2011, and the second Math Colloquium on November 2, 2011.

    Tomonori Nagano


    presented a paper, "Acquisition of English Verb Transitivity by Native Speakers of Japanese," at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Ames, Iowa in October 2011. He also presented a poster, "Acquisition of English Verb Transitivity by Native Speakers of Japanese" at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Pittsburgh, PA, in January 2011; and a poster co-authored with V. Valian, "Is Fully-automated Corpus-based Language Acquisition Research Feasible?" at the Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) conference in Paris, France in September 2011.

    Emmanuel Nartey


    gave a talk, "Beyond the Secular: Challenges and Perspectives," at the Global Conversation Series, LaGuardia Community College in December 2011.

    Michelle Pacht 


    presented "Spinsters and Sea Widows: Women, Wilderness and Identity in Sarah Orne Jewetts Deephaven" at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, New Brunswick, NJ in April 2011.

    LaRose T. Parris


    presented "The African Diasporic Proletariat" during the Marxist Literary Group's Summer Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago in June 2011.

    Sreca Perunovic 


    gave a paper, "Linguistic Expressions and Meanings: Writing about Former Yugoslavia," at a regional Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference held at LaGuardia Community College in March 2011. In April of 2011, he was a co-organizer of the conference for students "Immigration: Experiences and Perspectives" held at LaGuardia. At the conference, he moderated the panel "Newcomers and America."

    Bernard Polnariev  


    co-presented "Reframing Faculty Resistance to Academic Advising" with Mitchell Levy and Laura McGowan during National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 2010 Annual Conference in October 2010. He also co-presented "Purposeful Student Leadership: A Goals Clarification Activity" (with Mitchell Levy, Laura McGowan, and V. Jones) at the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) 2011 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, in March, 2011. With co-presenters Mitchell Levy and M. Thomas, Polnariev led a live webinar workshop "Student Orientation: Assessment and Strategic Planning" via Paperclip Communications in March 2011.

    Md Zahidur Rahman


    presented "Invigorating Basic Mathematics Courses Using Public Health Issues" at the NYSMATYC (New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges) Region IV Fall Conference at Nassau Community College in October 2010. He also presented "A Statistical Method to Correct Radiometric Data Measured by AVHRR Onboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES)" with Abdel Kadik and L. Roytman at the 2011 SPIE Defense Security and Sensing in April 2011 in Orlando, FL.

    Jason Ramirez 


    along with Kimberly del Busto Ramirez, presented "Let's Get Ready to Rumba: Wrestling with Latino Stereotypes" at the Popular Culture Association National Conference in San Antonio, TX in April 2011 and "Connecting Communities: the Collaborative ePortfolio") at the AAEEBL World ePortfolio Summit in July 2011.

    Kimberly del Busto Ramirez 


    presented "Exchanging Islands: Nuyoricans in Perpetual Migration" with Tara J. Hickman at the New York Institute of Technology 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Latinos in NYC, in New York City in March 2011. She and Jason Ramirez presented "Let's Get Ready to Rumba: Wrestling with Latino Stereotypes" at the Popular Culture Association National Conference in San Antonio, TX in April 2011 and "Connecting Communities: the Collaborative ePortfolio") at the AAEEBL World ePortfolio Summit in July 2011. She also presented "Role Reversals: Exiled Children and Immigrant Parents in Pedro Monge's Lágrimas del Alma" at the August 2011 Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in Chicago.

    Gary Richmond


    presented "Trikonic: Optimally Diagrammatic Trichotomic" at the 16th Annual Semiotic Society of America held in Pittsburgh, PA, in October 2011. In June 2011, at The Eleventh Annual International Gathering in Biosemiotics held at the Rockefeller University for Biomedical, Richmond presented a revised English version of "Perception Grounds Communication" by the Brazilian scholar, Vinicius Romanini, who was unable to travel to the United States for the conference.

    James Richardson


    presented some of his research on "Redefining Tenure and Promotion Standards for Multimedia and Digital Arts Faculty" at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Annual State of Higher Education Conference in Washington, DC in June 2011. In December 2011, he presented his views on Creating a CUNY-wide approach towards Digital Media Programs at the 10th Annual City University of New York (CUNY) IT Conference held at John Jay College.

    Aaron Rizzieri


    presented "Explaining Our Ordinary Standards for Knowledge: A Defense of Pragmatic Encroachment" and invited commentary on Pierre Le Morvan's "Knowledge, Russellian Propositions, and the Identity Theory of Truth" at the New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association Fall Conference in November 2010. He also presented "Pragmatic Encroachment, High Stakes, and Religious Knowledge" at the Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Regional Conference in March 2011.

    Justin Rogers-Cooper


    presented a paper "To Remember Them We Must Conceive Them: The Crowds of the 1877 General Strike" at the New York Metro Association of American Studies (NYMASA) in November 2011. He presented "Silver Euphoria, Sanitary Fair Crowds, and the State of War in Mark Twain's Roughing It" as part of a panel "Crowd Forms in American Literature" for the Northeast Modern Language Association in New Brunswick, NJ, in April 2011.

    Mariajosé Romero


    presented "Tardiness in Early Education: Incidence, Predictors, and Consequences" at the annual meeting of the National Head Start Association in April 2011 in Kansas City, MO. She also presented "Towards a Conceptual Framework on School and Conflict" at an international seminar on Education, Citizenship and Schooling organized by the Institute for Pedagogic Research and Educational Development (IDEP, in Spanish) in November 2011 in Bogotá, Colombia.

    Susan Sanchirico


    presented "Cloudy with a Chance of Innovation: Building ePortfolios using Cloud Computing Technology" at the National Institute on The Assessment of Adult Learning in June 2011. She co-presented, with Mikhail Valentin, "Weather Report: Clouds or a Flash" at the Faculty of the Future: A Conference for Learning and Leading, Bucks County Community College, PA, in June 2011.

    Christopher Schmidt


    delivered a poetics manifesto in the Tendencies series at The Graduate Center, CUNY. In April 2011, he presented papers at the conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), on poet Lisa Robertson, and at the Macaulay Honors College conference he presented "Constituting the Human" on the film WALL-E. In October 2011, he participated in a panel discussion at The University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House on the poet Jennifer Moxley.

    Joni Schwartz


    presented the findings of two qualitative research studies on the engagement of Students of Color in learning at the following 2011 conferences: Science in Society in Washington, D.C; SUNY Successful Teaching Conference in Syracuse, NY; and Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Other Languages (MATSOL) in Leominster, MA. She also chaired an American Education Research Association session entitled "Challenges and Opportunities for Adult Learners Pursuing GED Credentials" at the AERA National Conference in New Orleans, LA.

    Charity Scribner


    gave a number of presentations. In April 2011, she was an invited speaker at the Residency Program of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (New York) and the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies (Rhinebeck). The titles of these talks were "Don DeLillo and Postmilitant Culture" and "Working with an NEA Grant: The Gramsci Project." Also in April 2011, she delivered the paper "Enacting Terrorism: The Cultural Configuration of Ulrike Meinhof" as an invited panelist in the seminar entitled Bad Acts: Trauma, Violence and Culture at the annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association in Vancouver, Canada.

    Karim Sharif


    presented "Genomic Analysis of Fosmid27 in D. erecta Confirms Phylogenetic Relationships between Four Closely Related Species of Drosophila," a poster presentation with J. Macias and D. Duarte, at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in November 2011 in St. Louis, MO. Sharif also served as a judge for the 2011 ABRCMS, for which he evaluated student presentations in Developmental Biology and Genetics.

    John F. Shean


    gave an invited talk entitled "The Sociology of Early Christianity" at the Department of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center in February 2011. He presented "What Happened to the Late Roman Army?" at the 2011 Conference of Army Historians: Armies in Persistent Conflict in July 2011 in Arlington, VA. In August 2011, he presented "What Happened to the Late Roman Army?" at a University College Dublin School of Archaeology and Classics conference entitled Warfare in Antiquity: Approaches and Controversies in Dublin, Ireland.

    Carolyn Sterling-Deer and Wenjuan Fan


    presented "Accelerating Writing for Select Multilingual Writers: Outcomes and Promises" at the 3rd Annual Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education held in Baltimore, MD, in June 2011.

    Melinda Thomsen


    represented the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing program as their speaker on the MFA Panel at One Story's Emerging Writers Workshop in July 2011 in Brooklyn, NY. She co-facilitated two sessions, "Creating a Dynamic Classroom" and "Contextualized Learning" along with Mari Briggs and D. Hovda at the XZTU-CUNY Summer Colloquium on Teaching English as a Foreign Language, held at the Shin Zhou Teachers Academy in Shin Zhou, China in August 2011. She also presented "Using Technology for Project-Based Learning" with Heather Barkimo and Liz Iannotti during ACE Professional Day at LaGuardia.

    Andi Toce


    presented "Query Optimization in a Distributed Hypercube Database" with A. Mowshowitz, P. Stone, P. Dantressangle and G. Bent at the 4th annual conference of the International Technology Alliance held at Imperial College, London, UK in September 2010. He presented two conference papers "HyperD: A Hypercube Topology for Dynamic Distributed Federated Databases" and "Network Topology as a Cost Factor in Query Optimization" at the 5th annual conference of the International Technology Alliance (ACITA), at the University of Maryland along with A. Mowshowitz, P. Stone, P. Dantressangle and G. Bent in September 2011. He and Joyce Zaritsky presented a paper "The Vital Role of Training in a Peer Tutoring Program," at a CUNY SI Mini-Conference held at Lehman College in October 2011.

    Santo Trapani


    presented "You Look like a Stockbroker! Lookism in Business and the Professions" at the International Conference on Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Society held at the CUNY Graduate Center in April 2011. He also presented "ePortfolio and Oral Communication Skills Development and Assessment" (with Hector Fernandez, Andrea Francis and Edward Goodman) in July 2011 at the AAEEBL (Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning) World Summit in Boston.

    Suzy Uzzilia 


    presented a paper entitled "Suicide and Miscegenation in The Octoroon and Imperium in Imperio" at the Celebrating African American Literature conference at Penn State University in September 2011.

    Phyllis Van Slyck


    gave workshops on learning communities at Long Island University and Passaic County Community College in May 2011. She presented a paper entitled, "Henry James's Poor Sensitive Gentlemen and their Ghostly Women" at the International Conference of the Henry James Society in Rome, Italy, in July 2011. She also presented, with Will Koolsbergen, a learning community workshop titled, "Learning Communities: Rationale, Pedagogy, Design" at Farmingdale State College, SUNY, in October 2011.

    Lykourgos Vasileiou


    presented "Online Learning Communities: Applications for Composition Classrooms" at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Chicago in November 2011. He also presented and moderated a panel discussion "Composition 2.0: Using Facebook, Blogs and Ning to Connect Community College Writers."

    Frank Wang and Judith O'Toole


    facilitated an Opening Sessions workshop onGoing Green at LaGuardia: Opportunities and Challenges" in September 2011.

    Jennifer Wynn


    was selected as a conference presenter on "supermax" prisons at the International Academy on Law and Mental Health (IALMH) in Berlin in July 2011.

    Shenglan Yuan


    along with her colleague, Yelena Baishanski, presented a talk titled "Numeracy and Meaning in Developmental Mathematics Courses" at the Metro NY Section of the MAA Meeting in May 2011 at Stony Brook University, NY. She presented a paper entitled "Dynamic Planes of Tangent-like Meromorphic Functions" at the 2011 Hawaii University International Conferences on Mathematics and Engineering. Yuan also presented a talk titled, "Increasing Numeracy Proficiency through Environmental Real-World Lessons" at the SENCER MidAtlantic Regional Fall Conference at the Metropolitan College of New York in November 2011.

    Joyce Zaritsky and Andi Toce


    presented a paper "The Vital Role of Training in a Peer Tutoring Program" at a CUNY SI Mini-Conference held at Lehman College in October 2011.
     

     

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