Old Westbury News

Old Westbury Researcher Earns Grant to Study Potential Tool to Diagnose, Treat Prostate Cancer

Dr. Manya Mascareno

Manya Dhar Mascareno, an assistant professor in the Biological Sciences Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury, recently earned a grant of more than $360,000 over three years from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health for her research into signals and potential treatments for prostate cancer.

Education Professor's New Book Offers Innovative Instructional Technique

Book Cover - Engaging Students

A new book co-authored by Kathleen Velsor, an associate professor in the School of Education at SUNY College at Old Westbury, has co-authored a new book that provides a comprehensive guide for both teacher-candidates and veteran teachers that will help them design lessons and units of study in a simple, constructive way.

Panther Coach leads Irish National Team into International Competition

Lauren Schneider, head coach of the Panther women’s lacrosse team that will compete in its inaugural season in 2012-13, is serving this summer as head coach of the Irish Women’s Lacrosse National Team.  Schneider will lead the team as it participates in the 2012 European Championships, which are being held June 20-30 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Organizers of EC2012 are expecting 25,000 fans, 1,000 athletes, 1,000 festival-goers and 29 national men's and women's teams to participate.

Old Westbury Earns 5th Consecutive Appearance on U.S. President's Honor Roll

Honor Roll Badge

SUNY College at Old Westbury has for the fifth consecutive year been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

Putting the Nature of Science into Perspective

Espinosa Book Cover

Education Science Professor Authors First Text for Use on Campuses Nationwide

The role of science in society, along with its nature and development, are commonly misunderstood by students at colleges and universities across America as they pursue studies in the social sciences and humanities, and even those studying in scientific disciplines.