Dr. Laura Ruberto

Dr. Laura Ruberto To Lecture on Italian Films, Sun., Jan. 24 at Museo Italo Americano

“They Were More Than Movies to Me”: Italian Films, New YorkCity Television and the Work of Martin Scorsese,” a lecture by Dr. Laura Ruberto, is scheduled at San Francisco’s Museo Italo Americano, 4:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 24. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. The Museo is located at 2 Marina Blvd. (Fort Mason Center, Building C), in San Francisco.

 

Dr. Ruberto, cochair of BCC’s Arts and Cultural Studies Department, will discuss the films of a young Martin Scorsese in relation to how the Italian films he viewed as a child in New York City, influenced his work. Her lecture examines how Italian films ended up airing on New York City’s television stations the movies that Scorsese actually watched. How did these films, viewed at home, impact his life and his work? Besides her work at Berkeley City College, Dr. Ruberto is co-editor of the Fordham University Press series on Critical Studies in Italian America and serves as the film and digital media review editor for the Italian American Review. Phone (415) 673-2200 to reserve your place. Visit www.sfmuseo.org or e-mail sfmuseo@sbcglobal.net for details.

Video on BCC Student Stories of Transformation

BCC Student Stories of Transformation – Video Presented at BCC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Ten Alumni and Students share their experiences, both challenges and triumphs, while at BCC. Produced by Hannah Chauvet and her multimedia arts students for BCC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.

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Berkeley City College awarded Trade Adjustment Assistance-DBS grant

BCC will receive $300,000 per year for the next three years from a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-DBS (Design It, Build It, Ship It) grant. The funds, part of a San Francisco/East Bay area ten-college consortium, is a regional workforce initiative that will allow the colleges to build accelerated, intensive and regionally articulated programs to train dislocated workers and unemployed adults. BCC will develop programs and “stackable” certificates in Biotechnology, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, and Environmental Chemistry.

 

One of the college’s goals will be to develop career pathways and “Stepping Stones to Science Careers.” Combining this with BCC’s California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will move the college further toward becoming a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) areas. The new funding also will provide support for student services and counseling, collaboration among faculty, and building community partnerships. Several of the grant’s goals will enable BCC to develop:

 

  • stronger stackable certificate programs in advanced manufacturing and logistics and transportation, and biotechnology;
  • internal articulation between advanced manufacturing and STEM-centered engineering pathways at the community colleges, CSUs and UCs;
  • integrated systems for strengthening the enrollment of job seekers into One-Stop career systems and the subsequent job, placement and tracking of students;
  • a better regional system for serving industry and business;
  • integration of new technologies emerging from regional incubators like Lawrence Berkeley National Lab into regional business and the workforce;
  • increased pathways from community colleges to four-year university partners; and
  • technology-enabled learning strategies and other emerging methodologies for assisting displaced and adult job seekers in the region.

 

More information about the grant, BCC’s college and community partners and what it means for the future of curriculum development and occupational training at BCC, will appear in the November issue of BCC Today and in a President’s Bulletin from Dr. Deborah Budd.

 

Loretta Newsom: 35 Years of Admissions and Records Expertise at Berkeley City College

In this PeraltaTV video, we learn about Loretta Newsom and her more than 35 years of dedicated service in the Admissions and Records Office at Berkeley City College.  Find out more about her work, the admissions process and how it has changed, and the rewards at the end.