Dr. Torrell to Give Talk for Disabilities Awareness Week

Please join us! Dr. Margaret Torrell, English Department Chair, will give a talk for Disabilities Awareness Week: Tuesday, 4/19 2:40pm-3:40pm in NAB 2034 Disability Studies as a Social Justice Field Disability Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that recognizes and celebrates people with disabilities as a cultural group.  Birthed out of the disability rights…

Student Symposium on Gender, Immigration, and Social Inequality — W, 3/4 at 12pm

The Student Symposium on Gender, Immigration, and Social Inequality is this Wednesday, March 4th in NAB 1100 from 12 to 3 p.m.  The Symposium is the culmination of the year-long Crossing Borders, Erasing Borders Grant Project, involving students and faculty from American Studies; Biology; English; First-Year Experience; Politics, Economics and Law; Psychology; Sociology; and Visual Arts. At noon, Queens native Bushra…

English Composition I Digital Media Projects

Two of Professor Daniel Dissinger’s students from the Fall 2014 semester have created what Professor Dissinger describes as “unbelievable Digital projects [that are] very different, but are both thought provoking in their own way.” Please enjoy Operation Dirt” by Isaiah Jacobs and “Vloge 7” by Laura Yoon.

Old Westbury Student Presentations at NCTE 2014 Annual Convention

Old Westbury Student Presentations at NCTE 2014 Annual Convention, Written by Dr. Nicole Sieben “The best-kept secret in American education is the daily genius of the teachers in our classrooms.” —Ernest Morrell, Presidential Address, NCTE Annual Convention 2014 On Friday, November 21, 2014 SUNY College at Old Westbury graduate students in the Masters in Teaching…

Harmonia and Discordia Release Party!!!

The English Department’s new issues of Harmonia, the creative writing journal, and Discordia, the scholarly journal, are being released next Wednesday, October 15th from 12-1pm in NAB-1100. Come by, jump on the open mic, have some light snacks, and grab your free issues!  All are welcome–please join us!!!

Faculty Project Selected for Diversity and Academic Excellence Award

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Jacqueline Emery of the English Department and Dr. Carol Quirke of American Studies: “As part of the Sixth Annual Explorations for Diversity and Academic Excellence initiative, [Professors Emery and Quirke] were awarded $10,000 for their project “Crossing Borders, Erasing Borders: New Immigrants and Racial and Gender Inequalities in the 21st…

NY Times Letter Written by Dr. Hobson Quotes OW English Major

The English Department’s Dr. Christopher Z. Hobson recently had a letter to the New York Times editor published. The letter is about teaching James Baldwin and quotes one of our English majors! The letter reads:  It’s welcome that James Baldwin’s reputation is rising again. But in focusing on early masterworks like “Go Tell It on the Mountain”…

An Interview with Professor Jennifer Person, author of new poetry book

An Interview with Professor Jennifer Person by Destiny Rivera Destiny Rivera is completing a double major in English and Psychology at SUNY College at Old Westbury. She spends most of her free time thinking about the implications of her continuous survival and seeks to make every moment something worth looking back on. Professor Jennifer Person…