Starlin Pimentel is all about making progress. He calls himself passionate and diligent about his work, and he strives for excellence every day. “I don’t want to just stay afloat, I want to raise my standards,” he says. He meditates regularly. At nineteen years old, he wisely says that the journey to success takes time, hard work, and self-awareness. Starlin is the first in his family to attend college. He grew up in the Dominican Republic and was raised in the Bronx. He confidently states, “I want to become someone who people look up to — someone of value.”
- February 3, 2020
- January 29, 2020
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kristina Baines gave a guest lecture titled, “Embodied Ecological Heritage: Health, Happiness and Identity” at York University in Toronto, Canada on January 22. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Dahdahleh Institute of Global Health Research and the Department of Anthropology at York University. It was well-attended by interdisciplinary public health and global health scholars.
Assistant Professor James Rodriguez Joins Panel on Gentrification at Brooklyn Historical Society EventJanuary 17, 2020
Assistant Professor of History James Rodriguez was a panelist at Brooklyn Historical Society’s “Gentrification 2.0: The Good, the Bad, and the Blurry” event on January 15th. Professor Rodriguez contributed his expertise on the topic of gentrification as a co-author of the recently published book, Racial Inequality in New York City Since 1965.
Guttman Becomes Part of the CUNY Humanities Alliance as $3.15 Million Mellon Foundation Grant Goes to The Graduate Center, CUNY to Support Humanities Teaching InitiativeJanuary 15, 2020
The grant funds partnerships between The Graduate Center and four CUNY community colleges and supports 28 doctoral fellowships aimed at enhancing opportunities for students to engage with the humanities.
- January 6, 2020
“My students are deserving of the wonderful opportunities that life has to offer, even if they have to demand a seat at the table.”
“Lean into the present and don’t waste time” are tenets of Dr. Tashana Samuel’s proactive philosophy, words by which she lives. A child psychologist specializing in cognitive development, Dr. Samuel holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, with research experience including a longitudinal study at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Center under Drs. Catherine Monk and Laraine McDonough. Since becoming Assistant Professor of Psychology at Guttman in 2015, Dr. Samuel is simultaneously teaching Statistics in the First-Year Experience and Introduction to Psychology in the Liberal Arts and Sciences – Humanities and Social Sciences Program of Study; conducting research on “techniques to alleviate academic anxiety in community college students”; publishing the promising findings in an article co-authored with fellow Guttman faculty Dr. Jared Warner; and sharing their pedagogical impact in service of our students. Also involved in expanding psychology course offerings at the College, she is excited to teach Guttman’s upcoming first iteration of Child Psychology.
- December 20, 2019
Guttman SPARK (Students Promoting Attitudes of Kindness and Respect) Club had a flurry of activities this semester that held true to its purpose and objectives. The SPARK Club aims to give all Guttman students an opportunity to enhance campus climate and to engage in positive behaviors that promote a sense of community and belonging.
- December 13, 2019
Assistant Professor of Psychology April Burns and Associate Professor of Sociology Alia Tyner-Mullings gave a presentation of Guttman’s innovative course Ethnogrpahies of Work at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
- December 12, 2019
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Maggie Dickinson’s article about the consequences of cutting SNAP benefits for families has been published in The Atlantic.
- December 10, 2019
Diverse Issues in Higher Education profiled Guttman Community College as a school practicing an innovative approach to serving students.
- December 9, 2019
Assistant Professor of Human Services Nicole Kras has been awarded The League for Innovation in the Community College National Public Health Week/World Health Day grant.