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Seven JCC students participated in the annual SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNYMEU) held earlier in the spring at SUNY New Paltz.

The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for European Union Studies and Simulations (IEUSS) and the SUNY Center for Global Affairs. JCC is represented on the IEUSS board of directors by associate professor of political science Greg Rabb.

William Gordon, associate professor of research at Louisiana State University Medical Center, will present a program on April 2 as part of JCC's Celebration of Science series.

Dr. Gordon will discuss “Oxidative Stress and the Role of Mitochondria in Photoreceptor Apoptotic Cell Death or Why Does Light Kill Photoreceptors?” The program, free and open to the public, begins at noon in the Weeks Reception Hall in the Arts and Sciences Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

David Gallo, special projects director at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will present “Deep Sea, Deep Secrets: Exploring the Fascinating World Beneath the Sea” at 7 p.m. on April 23 in the Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The presentation, free and open to the public, is part of JCC's Celebration of Science speakers series.

JCC has signed transfer agreements for students interested in St. Bonaventure University's elementary education and childhood studies degrees.

The agreement guarantees junior standing and the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters to JCC students who complete specified coursework as part of their associate's degree.

JCC graduates have the opportunity to pursue additional certification in early childhood education or special education through the elementary education degree program.

 

JCC has updated transfer articulation agreements in environmental science degree programs with several colleges and universities.

The agreements  -- with St. Bonaventure University, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, SUNY Brockport, and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry -- guarantee junior standing and the opportunity to complete the bachelor's degree in four semesters to JCC students who complete specified coursework as part of their associate's degree.

Students earning degrees and certificates from JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in May 2011 included:

JCC's Faculty Student Association and college program committee will sponsor a performance by mezzo soprano and hometown artist Dawn Pierce at 2 p.m. on July 10 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

Nearly 20 JCC faculty and staff members completed the first JCC Leadership Academy program recently.

In partnership with the Institute for Community College Development at Cornell University, JCC is participating in a program to develop and enhance the leadership skills of its employees.

A recent issue of the renowned journal Science featured a profile of Jacqueline Crisman, associate professor of biotechnology at JCC.

The profile was included in an examination of the challenges and opportunities for community college faculty engaged in scientific research. Dr. Crisman, as well as two others who are coordinating undergraduate research programs for students at two-year schools, were interviewed.

The Community Reads Project concludes activities around its book selection, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, in April.

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