Dr. Farah Movahedzadeh has a new publication!

Dr Farah Movahedzadeh, published an article on Enzymatic Characterization of Fructose1,6-Bisphosphatase II from Francisella tularensis an Essential Enzyme for Pathogenesis, in the journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. The full article is in here https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12010-017-2512-6


HWC Team Participates in AUC: Forging Partnerships to Prevent Violence in Chicago

Professor Juan Martinez, Eric Crabtree-Nelson, Manager of the HWC Wellness Center, Ali Kleiche (student) and Amelia Tsang, Executive Office Manager for the President’s Office joined me today at a great event sponsored by the American’s Urban Campus: Forging Partnerships to Prevent Violence in Chicago.  We heard ideas from Walter Katz, Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety – City of Chicago, Roseanna Ander, Founding Executive Director of UChicago Crime Lab and Education Lab, and Beth Catlett, Associate Professor and Chair for the Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University.  They we worked in groups from people all of the city from various Colleges, World Business Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital and other community based organizations. Working together we came up with some great strategies.  Big thanks to the HWC team for working all day on this important issue!

— President Margie Martyn

Photo credit for picture above: Amelia Tsang

Harold Washington College Welcomes Veterans!

Kudos, to Marcus Williams, Veterans Specialist at Harold Washington College.  Marcus not only helps veterans to be successful with lots of support once they get to Harold Washington, Marcus is also making sure to go out and spread the news to veterans before they enroll!

Who?    Safe Haven Stand down
What?   A Stand down is an event for Veterans to provide resources.
When? Saturday 5.20.17
Where? Safe Haven Westside location
How?     Veteran Services Specialist attended the event
Why?    To recruit students for CCC-HWC

Thanks Dean Blair and Associate Dean Cuevas for sharing the scoop!

Meet the Student Government Association Team for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Please welcome our SGA Executive Board at Harold Washington College!

Left to right:

Samer Hassan (President)
Jonathan Jonasen (Vice President)
Walter Monterroso (Treasurer)
Sarah Kragness (Public Relations Director)
Vanessa De Abreu (Secretary)
Alfredo Aguilera (Senate Advisor)

HWC’s Discover Curriculum Helps in California!

Kudos to Asif Wilson, Associate Dean of Instruction at Harold Washington College. He shared a message that he received from a California teacher that is using  the Discover in her district (Asif presented the curriculum at a conference last year in San Francisco).

The teacher shared, “I wanted to write you and let you know that I shared your curriculum with the teachers I work with in the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District and they love it! Thank you SO much for sharing it”

The teacher also shared a picture (see below) from a teacher who created a board in her classroom of student matras!  Like our students, her students are amazing because they have overcome many obstacles in life!

The beauty of research and program development is in its sharing! We are all in this together.  Kudos Asif!

HWC Student and Tutor Internship at the Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics!

Kudos to Giselle Galan, an HWC student and tutor, is participating in an internship with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics this summer.  Thanks Jacquelyn Werner, Director of Academic Support, for sharing the update!

About the program:

In the Summer of 2017 scientists from the Solar and Stellar X-Ray Group (SSXG) and the Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Group (SSP) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) will host undergraduate students from around the US. For 10 weeks these students will participate in cutting edge astronomical research about the Sun and the heliosphere, and learn the skills necessary for a successful scientific career. Projects range from data analysis to computer modeling to instrument building. Special seminars will be held to increase students’ public speaking and computer programming skills. Students will learn from experience about scientific research and how to apply their academic work to real-world problems. Of course, some time will be devoted to exploring Cambridge, MA and the surrounding area.

About CfA

The Center for Astrophysics combines the resources and research facilities of the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under a single director to pursue studies of those basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution, founded in 1890. The Harvard College Observatory (HCO), founded in 1839, is a research institution of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, and provides facilities and substantial other support for teaching activities of the Department of Astronomy. The long relationship between the two organizations, which began when the SAO moved its headquarters to Cambridge in 1955, was formalized by the establishment of a joint center in 1973. The CfA’s history of accomplishments in astronomy and astrophysics is reflected in a wide range of awards and prizes received by individual CfA scientists.

Today, some 300 Smithsonian and Harvard scientists cooperate in broad programs of astrophysical research supported by Federal appropriations and University funds as well as contracts and grants from government agencies. These scientific investigations, touching on almost all major topics in astronomy, are organized into six divisions.

Dr. Domenico Ferri Speaker at PTK Honors Institute in July, 2017

Kudos Dr. Domenico Ferri who will be speaking at the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute in July.  Read more here https://www.ptk.org/Events/HonorsInstitute.aspx

Thank you Dr. Banks for sharing the great news!