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  • The Peralta Colleges 6:59 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Dr. George S. Herring Tennis Courts   

    Dr. George S. Herring Tennis Courts Dedication at College of Alameda on December 6 

    Dr. Jannett Jackson, President of College of Alameda would like to cordially invite you to attend the dedication of the Dr. George S. Herring Tennis Courts.

    The event will take place on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at College of Alameda’s tennis courts.  In the event of inclement weather, activities will be held in the College of Alameda gymnasium, adjacent to the tennis courts.

    Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2010 to twashington@peralta.edu.

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 6:54 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Carolina De Robertis, The Invisible Mountain   

    Author Carolina De Robertis Reads from The Invisible Mountain at Berkeley City College on Nov. 30 

    Author Carolina De Robertis Reads from The Invisible Mountain at Berkeley City College on Tuesday, November 30.

    Author Carolina De Robertis will speak about writing and present excerpts from her first book,  The Invisible Mountain: A Novel.  The reading takes place 7 p.m., Tue., Nov. 30 in Berkeley City College’s auditorium at 2050 Center St.  The event is free and open to the public.

    The 2009 work is an international bestseller and winner of the Rhegium Julii Debut Prize.  It also is a finalist for the California Book Award in First Fiction,
 was presented with an International Latino Book Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.  The book  also was named one of the best novels of the year 
by The San Francisco Chronicle.  Book List also recognized  the work one of the top ten books of 2009, as did  O, the Oprah Magazine.  It was named #1 Book of the Year by SikhChic.com.  De Robertis also was selected the #1 New Latino Author for 2010 
by Latinostories.com.

    De Robertis was raised in England, Switzerland, and California by Uruguayan parents. Her debut novel, The Invisible Mountain (Knopf, 2009), was published in ten countries and nine languages. Her fiction, nonfiction, and literary translations have appeared in ColorLines, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Indiana Review, among others. She is the recipient of a 2008 Hedgebrook Residency for Women Authoring Change.  Her translation of the Chilean novella Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra was named one of the Ten.  Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 5:08 pm on November 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aerotek, Biomanufacturing Program, biotech, Career Advancement, ,   

    Laney College Biomanufacturing Program hosts Two Career Advancement Workshops on December 1 & December 8 

    The Laney College Biomanufacturing Program will now be hosting TWO one-hour Career Advancement Workshops for people looking for employment in the Biomanufacturing or Biotech industries.  The first workshop is with Aerotek Scientific on 12/1, and our second workshop will be one week later, with Kelly Scientific Staffing on 12/8.  Each week, the speakers will discuss tips for obtaining employment in the Biomanufacturing and Biotechnology industries.  Students are welcome to bring resumes to receive feedback.  Please announce the workshops to any interested students or colleagues.

    • Learn the tricks of getting hired

    • Learn about the biotech and biomanufacturing industry

    AEROTEK SCIENTIFIC STAFFING WORKSHOP

    DATE: Wednesday, December 1st

    TIME: 12 -1 pm

    LOCATION: Room A239

    KELLY SCIENTIFIC STAFFING WORKSHOP

    DATE: Wednesday, December 8th

    TIME: 12 -1 pm

    LOCATION: Room A239

    For more information, contact Dr. Ari Krakowski

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 5:16 pm on November 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Newsletter   

    The Laney College 2010 Newsletter is Available! 

    LANEY COLLEGE

    Monthly Update to the Laney College Community & The Peralta Community College District Chancellor & Board of Trustees

    (ISSUE 03 NOVEMBER 2010)

    “Ensuring a Rewarding & Productive Academic Year”

    See Newsletter Now!

    Laney College is on Twitter – Follow Them!

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 6:54 pm on November 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Ensemble, Winter Concert   

    Annual Winter Concert presented by the College of Alameda Small Ensemble Improv. Class, Thursday, December 9, 2010 

    You’re invitation to the Annual Winter Concert presented by the College of Alameda (COA) Small Ensemble Improv. CLass.  The Concert is FREE. Come and enjoy a variety of genres of vocal and instrumental music.  Hear a little Ellington, Blues, Latin, Pop and Holiday selections performed by the students.  The theme for this years concert will be “CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE“.

    When:  Thursday, December 9, 2010

    Where:  COA Student Services Lounge, Bldg. F

    Time:  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 6:40 pm on November 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Chiwan Choi, Lecture, Poetry, The Flood (Tía Chucha Press)   

    Noted Author, Poet Chiwan Choi to Read, … 

    Noted Author, Poet Chiwan Choi to Read, Lecture at Berkeley City College

    Los Angeles-based poet, novelist, playwright, independent publisher and teacher Chiwan Choi, author of the recently released poetry collection The Flood (Tía Chucha Press), will read from his latest work and earlier writings at Berkeley City College beginning at 7 p.m., Thur., Nov. 18, in the college’s auditorium at 2050 Center St.  The event is free and open to the public.

    Choi is a writer, editor, teacher, and publisher. A member of the Los Angeles Poets & Writers Collective since 1989, his poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including ONTHEBUS, Esquire, and American Book Jam in Tokyo. He is a regular in the Los Angeles literary circuit, often invited as a featured poet at readings at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, the legendary Beyond Baroque in Venice, and the Los Angeles Central Library.  Follow his writing at http://www.writlargepress.com, and on The Nervous Breakdown (http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com).

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 9:27 pm on November 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , The Great American Smoke Out   

    The Great American Smoke Out at Laney College, Thursday, Nov. 18 at Noon 

    Without a doubt, it’s the cigarette. In the time it takes to read this ad, cigarettes will have killed another person. That’s one death every 6.5 seconds.  Join other tobacco users nationwide and give up tobacco for 24 hours in celebration of  The Great American Smokeout!

    Who knows, maybe this could be the first day of a tobacco-free life.

    For free help to quit, call: 1-800-NO BUTTS.

    Laney College Student Health Workers will be providing stop smoking kits and a contest with  prizes on Thursday, November 18 on Fallon Street near 9th at 12 noon.

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 9:15 pm on November 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2010 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, , , PEN Oakland   

    Laney College English Instructor Andrena Zawinski Receives 2010 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award! 

    Andrena Zawinski, long time adjunct English instructor at Laney College, has just received a 2010 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award for her latest full collection of poetry, Something About from Blue Light Press in San Francisco, as an outstanding book published in 2009.

    Zawinski’s first full collection of poetry, Traveling in Reflected Light, was a 1995 Kenneth Patchen Prize in poetry from Pig Iron Press in Youngstown. At that time, Pittsburgh Magazinenamed her One to Watch in Literature in their inaugural Excellence in the Arts Awards.

    Zawinski has two additional smaller collections–Taking the Road Where It Leads (2008) from Poets Corner Press in Stockton as an honors publication and Zawinski’s Greatest Hits 1991-2001 (2002) from Pudding House’s invitational series. She is also Features Editor at PoetryMagazine.com.

    Andrena Zawinski’s award winning book Something About is available for checkout at the Laney College Library.

    PEN Oakland Awards Ceremony

    PEN Oakland, founded in 1989, is a chapter of PEN International, founded in 1921. Dubbed “the blue collar PEN” by the New York Times, PEN Oakland annually sponsors the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Book Awards, named for the late poet and faculty member of U.C. Berkeley’s English Department. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the awards.

    Each year PEN Oakland presents an award to outstanding book titles published in the previous year.  This year’s award ceremony, including brief readings by the winning authors, will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Oakland Public Library Rockridge Branch at 5366 College Avenue from 2 to 5 p.m. The ceremony, which will be followed by a reception and book signings, is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact Tennessee Reed, (510) 206-6107.

    The 2010 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award winners are:

    Clifton Ross. Translations from Silence: New and Selected Poems. Freedom
    Press. (poetry)

    Elizabeth Nunez. Anna In-Between. Akashic Press. (fiction)

    Etel Adnan. Master of the Eclipse. Interlink Publishing Group. (fiction)

    Manuel Ruben Delgado. The Last Chicano. Authorhouse Publications. (memoir)

    Andrena Zawinski. Something About. Blue Light Press. (poetry)

    Maria Espinosa. Dying Unfinished. Wings Press. (fiction/memoir)

    Mitch Horowitz. Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped
    Our Nation.
    Bantam. (non-fiction)

    Ivan J. Houston. Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II:
    Memories of the Only Negro Infantry Division to Fight in Europe
    . iUniverse. (non-fiction)

    Journalist Richard Prince is the winner of the 2010 Censorship Award.

    Satirist Paul Krassner and the late author and publisher Vance Bourjaily will each receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.

     

    PEN Oakland, founded in 1989, is a chapter of PEN International, founded in 1921. Dubbed “the blue collar PEN” by the New York Times, PEN Oakland  annually sponsors the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Book Awards, named for the late poet and faculty member of U.C. Berkeley’s English Department. This  year marks the 20th anniversary of the awards.

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 6:59 pm on November 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aimee Allison, Anthony Iton, Antwi Akom, Dr. Joi Lewis, Economics, Education, , , Victor Corral, Weaving Change Conference   

    2010 Weaving Change Conference at Laney College 

    The Laney College EOPS and CARE Program, in partnership with a number of college and community partners is hosting our First Annual 2010 Weaving Through Change Conference. The event aspires to provide a safe space for discourse and structure to improve the quality of our thoughts, our actions, and most importantly our results as change agents.

    The 2010 Weaving Through Change Conference is scheduled for Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Laney College Forum. The EVENT IS FREE and open to the public. For more information and registration, please visit http://www.2010weavingchange.eventbrite.com or by contacting:

    Newin Paul Orante, Dean of Student Services, (510) 464-3413

    Mildred Lewis, CARE Coordinator, (510) 464-3424      Posted by Chris Gat

     
  • The Peralta Colleges 5:44 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Documentary Films, , Molly Blank, South Africa   

    Two Documentary Films about South Africa at Laney College 

    Two Documentary Films about South Africa at Laney College

    Featuring filmmaker Molly Blank in person


    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    4:00 – 7:00 PM

    Laney College (D-200)

    Free Admission

    Come to one film, or come to both!

    Testing Hope : Grade 12 in the new South Africa (4:00 PM)

    Molly Blank’s 2007 award-winning film chronicles the lives of young people facing their future in the evolving post-Apartheid South African democracy. The film points out the challenges facing the government as it struggles to remedy years of inequity and substandard education. (Find out more about the film: http://www.testinghope.com)

    Where Do I Stand? (5:30 PM) ***West Coast Debut***

    Molly Blank’s latest film is a window into the lives of seven young people thinking deeply about their actions during and after the xenophobic violence in 2008 as they carve out their place within a complex and divided South Africa. (Find out more about the film: http://wheredoistandfilm.com)

    Sponsored by:  Laney College English Department  •  Laney College Library  •  United African Club  •  Inter-Club Council (ASLC)  •  Laney College President’s Office

    Posted by Chris Gat

     
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