Old Westbury News

Standardized Financial Aid Award Letter Adopted for 2013-14 to Promote Better Student, Family Understanding

SUNY College at Old Westbury has announced that it will use a standardized Financial Aid Award Letter for the 2013-14 academic year as part a broader commitment to transparency in college financing across the State University of New York system.

Area Business Group Fetes CALL for Service, Commitment to L.I.

Dr. Laura Anker, director of first year experience, receives the Community Service Award from ACIT President Fred Johs.

The SUNY College at Old Westbury Community Action, Learning and Leadership Program and its leader, Dr. Laura Anker, director of the College’s Office of First Year Experience, were honored recently with the 2012 Community Service Award by Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology of Long Island.  

Regional Center for Autism Spectrum debuts to aid Long Island students, families

SUNY College at Old Westbury has joined a statewide network of colleges and universities by becoming a Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders serving the Long Island region.

“Some estimate that one in every 88 children born has some form of autism,” said College President Calvin O. Butts, III.  “This Center enables us to work alongside our Long Island neighbors and educators so that individuals with autism spectrum disorders can achieve their highest potential and live lives of promise and purpose.”

Professor’s latest book offers first major study of prophetic tradition in African American religion

Cover of Mount of Vision by Christopher Hobson

Drawing on speeches, essays, sermons, reminiscences, and works of theological 1950, Christopher Z. Hobson, an associate professor of English at SUNY College at Old Westbury, offers an in-depth study of prophetic traditions in African American religion in his latest book, “The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition.”

Keeping Readers’ ‘Eyes on Labor’: Historian’s work delves into unionization of efforts in the 20th century

Exploring the dynamics of organized labor’s visual representation in news photographs at the height of its rise in the mid-20th century is the subject of “Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America’s Working Class,” the first book authored by Carol Quirke, associate professor of American Studies at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

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.