Guttman Lecturer of Biology Derek Tesser’s project was accepted by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a federally funded research and development center managed by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. Prof. Tesser describes his innovation: “I proposed to utilize Ecostress, an experimental NASA sensor recently placed on the International Space Station, for an integrative method to mapping Earth’s ecosystems from space. The approach will merge the thermal data acquired by Ecostress with information from Earth science radar satellites in orbit to characterize components of the carbon, water, and energy cycle in priority ‘hotspot’ ecosystems around the world.”
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Grace Pai and former Guttman colleague Katie Wilson co-authored an article titled, “Developing a Culturally Responsive Assessment Model for Short-Term Study Abroad at an Urban Community College,” published in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching.
Students Librada (Nicole) Montero, Brandon Saavedra, and Assistant Professor of English and Liberal Arts & Sciences Program Coordinator Dr. Ria Banerjee traveled to London this month as part of the Poetry Abroad experience. From July 6th to the 14th, the Guttman cohort studied at the T.S. Eliot International Summer School, participating in seminars and workshops, attending poetry readings, field trips, and diving deep into the works and life of the famous English poet.
On June 4, the 12 students who traveled to Shanghai April 16-28 as part of the Global Guttman China trip recounted their activities and observations during the Journey to the East panel presentation and discussion.
Ayanna Dickinson, a Guttman Urban Studies major, was selected to join the 2019 cohort of the Pulitzer Center student fellows. Ayanna will travel to Ecuador in July with Global Guttman and will report on the conservation efforts in the Chocoan Rainforest.
Jacqueline Charles, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award-winning Caribbean correspondent at the Miami Herald, visited Guttman on March 28 to discuss her journalism career and current reporting project in Haiti, as part of Guttman’s continued partnership with the Pulitzer Center. The long-standing partnership aims to increase access to global learning opportunities on campus as part of the Global Guttman program.
On February 14, Guttman Community College hosted Diversidad del Chocó: Music, Culture and Biodiversity from the Colombian Pacific Coast, a campus event bringing together musicians, scientists and students to raise awareness of the Itapoa Project’s conservation efforts in the wonderfully biodiverse Chocó Region of Colombia and Ecuador.
“Being unsure is not a sign of failure, or of weakness. It’s a sign of creativity. I encourage students to use that uncertainty as an opportunity to grow, to embrace that.”
Guttman Instructor of Science and Ph.D candidate in the Earth and Environmental Science program at the CUNY Graduate Center Derek Tesser is no stranger to the elements of nature. For his dissertation, he is investigating “from an airborne perspective” and working to validate the operational hydrology models of New York City’s water supply – the vast system of reservoirs and aquifers that provides water for half of New York State’s population.
November 19, 2018 | Global Guttman
Guttman continues its partnership this year with the Pulitzer Center to increase access to global learning opportunities on campus. As part of this partnership, journalist, producer, and writer Danny Gold, who covers crime, conflict, and politics. As one of the founding correspondents and producers for Vice News, Danny has reported from 17 countries. His […]
June 26, 2018 | Global Guttman
Global Guttman students who traveled to New Orleans and China over the spring 2018 break shared their research, reflections, photos, and videos at a celebratory presentation on May 31, 2018. Professors James Mellis and Meagan Lacy led students on a trip to New Orleans part of the LASC 295: Issues in Global Learning course, featuring […]