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  • The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Receives $180K with Three New Grants

    The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is pleased to announce three grant award notifications for Fiscal Year 2022 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Coalition of Theaters of Color (CTC).
     
     
  • Hostos Joint Dual Degree Engineering Program Receives Commendation from Congressman Richie Torres

    The efforts of Professor Yoel Rodríguez and the Joint Dual Degree Engineering program with The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering (GSoE) have not gone unnoticed. The program’s recent recognition as an 2021 Examples of Excelencia Finalist from Excelencia in Education received a commendation from Congressman Ritchie Torres (15-District, New York) and encouraged Hostos to use this letter, included below in full, as we wish to promote our continued work in elevating Latino student success. Congratulations!
     

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  • The Hostos Family Empowerment Program Holds Toy Drive for Hostos Students

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Family Empowerment Program (FEP) held its Winter Festival and Toy Drive in the campus’ Savoy Building on December 22, 2020. Approximately 60 student-parents and over 120 children visited the campus to pick up toys and food in time for the holidays.

  • Eugenio María de Hostos Community College 2020 Year-in-Review

    The year 2020 will not be soon forgotten. Faced with the reality and unimaginable consequences of a global pandemic, Hostos responded with resilience, strength, and solidarity. The College accomplished much regardless of the circumstances. Our many happenings, highlights, achievements, and events are captured in this 2020 Year-in-Review digest.

  • Women in Science Club Presents Hostos Science Week 2020

    This November, the Women in Science Club and Office of Student Activities sponsored Hostos Science Week 2020. Led by Assistant Professor of Biology Carmen Inda, Ph.D., the event incorporated a cross-disciplined approach to learning about science and included an art contest, a virtual trip abroad, a COVID-19 laboratory simulation on campus, and a lecture by an infectious diseases expert.
  • Hostos Lecturer Nancy Genova Accepted To Global Solutions

    Nancy Genova, M.P.A., lecturer in the Behavioral & Social Sciences-Public Policy & Law Unit, was accepted to the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge—a five-week virtual exchange conversation series for community college students in the U.S. and university students in Jordan and Iraq.
     
  • Hostos Lecturer Nancy Genova Accepted to Global Solutions

    Nancy Genova, M.P.A., lecturer in the Behavioral & Social Sciences-Public Policy & Law Unit, was accepted to the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge—a five-week virtual exchange conversation series for community college students in the U.S. and university students in Jordan and Iraq.
  • Hostos Student Speech Competition Picks Top-Three and Highlights Social Justice Resolutions

    The Hostos Student Speech Competition, held Friday, December 11, was a moving event presented by the Creative Speakers Club with the Hostos Public Speaking students and the Hostos Lincoln Academy. Participants delivered original persuasive speeches concerning social justice, reform, and educational equity. The virtual event captured the bravery and passion of Hostos students. Three received the competition’s highest honors: Deborah Ojei won 1st place and will represent the College in the CUNY-wide competition during the spring semester. Rafia Rahman was runner up, and Noel Mullings took 3rd place.
     
  • Two Hostos Students Awarded Scholarships in NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Business Banquet and Award Ceremony

    The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 15th Annual Business Banquet and Award Ceremony, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co., on Friday, December 11, 2020 over virtual stream and two Hostos students received merit scholarships.
     
  • #CUNYTuesday at Hostos Raises More Than $51,000 for Student Emergency Funds

    Each year for Giving Tuesday, the 25 CUNY colleges participate in a university-wide online fundraising campaign called CUNY Tuesday. The Hostos Division of Institutional Advancement enjoys participating and exceeding fundraising goals. The DIA's CUNY Tuesday effort is led by Development Manger Idelsa Méndez who successfully helped raised more than $51,000 to ensure that students have access to the emergency support they need to persist through these challenging times. Hostos, the second smallest of the CUNY community colleges, ranked second among its peers in funds raised for this campaign.
     
  • Hostos Media Design Students Engage in Service Learning Project

    Artist, Hostos Professor, and member of the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Committee, Simona Prives and the students enrolled in her “Introduction to Usable Design” class have collaborated with Queens Power (QP) and the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation (ACCR) this semester for a pilot service learning project. Hostos students were responsible for researching and designing a “virtual look” for each organization; the work will be used to publicize and promote the organizations and inform readers about their missions and histories.
  • EdCast: Education 2020 | How COVID-19 Shaped the Curriculum

    Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with CUNY Professor and education analyst David Bloomfield about the year in education, the Trump/DeVos legacy and what to expect from a Biden administration.

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  • Message from President Gómez: The Passing of Two Great Leaders, C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

    On Friday, July 17, 2020 two men passed away within hours of one another.  Both were longtime friends and comrades in the struggle for civil rights and human dignity.  John Lewis and C.T. Vivian were people who epitomized courage, dignity, compassion and respect.  They were also people that, as a young man, I grew up admiring.
  • Hostos Student Andeilys Estrella Fosters Supportive Community Among Eng. 110 Classmates

    Hostos freshman Andeilys Estrella is combining her love for writing and desire to become an educator to find creative ways of connecting with her classmates while distance learning. 
     
  • Professor Maria Subert Completes Postgraduate Studies at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research

    Maria Subert brings international experience to her work as an assistant professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Unit of Hostos’ Humanities Department. Born in Hungary, fluent in a half-dozen languages, Subert has lived and studied in Budapest, Frankfurt, and Geneva as well as the United States. Her areas of expertise include intercultural communications, moral and ethical communication, hate crimes, social justice, peace and conflict, and identity narratives. 
     
     
  • “How do you teach Physical Fitness online?”

    “How do you teach Physical Fitness online?”
    That was the question Hostos adjunct assistant professor of physical education Elizabeth Cahn had to answer in the wake of Covid-19. After “hours upon hours” of thought and assessment, Cahn found that a mixture of video presentations and conference meetings worked surprisingly well. Some of the videos featured her; others drew on TED talks and a variety of physical education and nutrition-related sources. The video conferences allowed her to monitor her students’ progress as they perfected their exercise routines.
     

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  • ​Twelve Hostos Professors Awarded PCS-CUNY Research Grants

    Twelve Hostos professors have been awarded research grants from the Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY).

  • The Hostos Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Class Contributes to WomensActivism.NYC

    “Is there a woman you know or have studied or heard about who has inspired you with her commitment to make the world more inclusive and more just?” This is the question Hostos Professor Jerilyn Fisher asked the students in her “Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies” class this past February. It turns out Fisher’s students had plenty of names to mention, drawn from the spectrum of politicians, community leaders, family members, and other women who’d affected and influenced them.
  • EdCast Receives Sixth Telly Award for Excellence in Cable Broadcasting

    ​“EdCast,” the CUNY TV program hosted and written by Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch, is the recipient of a 2020 Telly Award for excellence in cable broadcasting.
  • Roundup on Senate Special Meeting by Hostos Professor Ernest Ialongo

    On May 12, a virtual Town Hall took place under the auspices of a Senate Special Meeting. Hostos President David Gómez fielded questions on issues concerning budgets, on-line teaching, and enrollment strategies. Read Professor and Chair of the Hostos College-Wide Senate Ernest Ialongo’s account of the event.​​
  • Hostos Student Mohamed Aden Accepted to Cornell University

    Even in difficult times, good things still happen. Just ask Hostos student Mohamed Aden. Earlier this month he received a message from Cornell University stating that he’d been accepted into its College of Engineering. He’ll begin his studies there this fall. He graduated this year with an A.S. Degree in Environmental Engineering.
     
     
  • Watch Hostos Community College's 50th Commencement Ceremony 

    On Friday, May 29, Hostos Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement ceremony with a record 1,413 students receiving degrees. The ceremony was held virtually on the Hostos YouTube channel due to the impact of the Covid-19 virus and the Governor’s executive order
    on social gatherings. 
     
  • Letter from President David Gómez: A Call for Peace and Justice

    Mr. George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer is an image that few of us will ever forget. Mr. Floyd’s death comes after a string of high-profile killings of Black Americans over the past few months – we remember here Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and others whose names we do not know. Sadly, the response of the leader of this nation was to fire tear-gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters, threaten to bring military power against its citizens and pose in front of a house of worship with a bible.

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May

  • Hostos Student Antoine Hunter Accepted to Yale University

    Hostos student Antoine Hunter received some very good news the other day:  he’s been accepted as a transfer student at Yale University!
     
  • Q&A with HLA and Hostos ECI Alumna Dr. Arlene Castillo

    Ahead of her graduation from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, alumna Dr. Arlene Castillo spoke with Rocio Rayo, Early College Liaison for Hostos Lincoln Academy, about her time at HLA and early college experience at Hostos Community College.
  • Q&A with Nursing Professor Ronette Shaw | Hostos Alumni on the Frontline

    Hostos' Office of Alumni Relations interviewed Hostos nursing professor and alumna Ronette Shaw about her professional contributions and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Q&A with Karen García | Hostos Alumni on the Frontline

    Hostos' Office of Alumni Relations interviewed alumna Karen García, MSN-Ed, RN, CEN., about her work at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx during the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
  • Meet Hostos' 50th Commencement Ceremony Salutatorian: Assetou Doucoure

    Assetou Doucoure graduated from Hostos in the fall of 2019 with a liberal arts associate degree and a 4.0 GPA. This fall she enters the nursing baccalaureate program at Lehman College. Born in Mali and raised in South Africa. Doucoure came to the United States ten years ago, joining her husband in New York. Receiving an education was always her greatest wish, and – when she learned that CUNY accepted undocumented students – she found a home at Hostos. 
     
  • Meet Hostos' 50th Commencement Ceremony Valedictorian: Blasina Tavarez

    Blasina Tavarez confesses she was “a little overwhelmed” when she learned she’d been chosen as the Valedictorian of the Hostos Class of 2020. Her journey to this achievement has spanned two countries and several decades. Through it all she’s found support from loved ones, employers, and instructors – and her own indomitable drive to succeed.  
  • EdCast |The CUNY Humanities Alliance: The Importance of Humanities Teaching

    In the latest episode of EdCast, host Linda Hirsch speaks with Hostos President David Gómez and the leaders of the CUNY Humanities Alliance about preparing the next generation of humanities faculty at CUNY community colleges.
  • Professor Anne Rounds Receives the William P. Kelly Research Fellowship for “Accommodating ‘Hamlet’”

    Hostos Associate Professor of English Anne Rounds was recently awarded a CUNY William P. Kelly Fellowship for her scholarly project, “Accommodating Hamlet.” In her work, she proposes and explores how to present Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the classroom through the lens of disability studies and accommodation. 
  • In Case You Missed It | Catch Hostos on PIX 11 News

    WPIX reporter Monica Morales spoke with President David Gómez, student Yanira Arias, Hostos Chief of Public Safety Arnaldo Bernabe, and Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President of IT Varun Sehgal about the digital divide faced by many Hostos students and how the College community is coming together to address it.
  • HOSTOS TO HOLD 50TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

    HOSTOS TO HOLD 50TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 
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    ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER KARINE JEAN-PIERRE
    FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020 | 10:00 AM | STREAMING VIA VIDEO ON HOSTOS.CUNY.EDU
  • Two Hostos Professors Selected as 2020 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellows

    We are delighted to announce that Hostos professors Ana Ozuna and Sean Gerrity have been selected as 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Community College Faculty Fellows. 
     
     
  • HOSTOS CENTER & BRONXNET PRESENT PROGRAMS OF PAST PERFORMANCES

    During the absence of live programming due to the Coronavirus Crisis, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in partnership with BronxNet –- the public access network of the people of the Bronx – will present full-length programs from past performances at the Center. As part of this showcase to connect audiences to the arts, BronxNet will broadcast six concerts documented at Hostos Center on BronxNet TV channel 67 Optimum / 33 Fios and bronxnet.tv thursdays at 7:30pm, beginning May 14. A complete schedule follows.


     

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