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Continuing and Professional Studies at Bronx Community College can help you become a more effective parent and decrease parenting stress through parenting skills courses.Children present opportunities over and over to practice new parenting skills.It’s never too late to learn. “Learn to be the parent you always wished you could be and celebrate yourself and your children more and more each day,” states Instructor John Scardina, a Harvard-trained school psychologist with decades of experience working with children and grandchildren, including his own!

Parenting courses provide new ways to connect. Over the coming weeks you can take the following courses on Mondays from 7 to 10 pm at BCC, 2155 University Avenue (at University Avenue and West 181st Street).Directions to the campus are available at

Here are the courses: How to Communicate Better with Your Child (Mar. 15); How to Have a Family Meeting (Mar. 22); How to Approach Chores and Allowance (Arp. 12); How to Raise a Child Who Handles Stress Well (Apr. 19); How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher (Apr. 26); How to Best Parent Your Special Needs Child (May 3); How to Be a Good Father (May 17); How to Implement Consequences Instead of Punishment (May 24); How to Handle the Challenges of Separation and Divorce for Children (June 7); and How to Develop a Positive Family System That Exemplifies Your Beliefs and Values (June 14).

For more information call (718) 289-5170.

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The following students from the Bronx have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College: Yomar Infante, All Hallows Institute; and Alyssa Owens, Blessed Sacrament St. Gabriels High School.

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The following Bronxites are on the Dean’s List for their outstandingacademic achievement for the fall 2009 semester from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences atBinghamton University, State University of New York:

Dorothy Lastarr Mack, Fatima Nagaya, Amarylis Bia Samuel-Garcia, Melissa Nunez, Casandra C. Weekes, Hannoori Yoo, Stephanie M. Riordan, Holly J. Berkowitz, Camesha Burns, Maxwell J. Corbin, Jennifer Michell Haimowitz, Nicole A. Katz, Jeanette Rose Moreland, Angela Roh, Matthew J. Schwartz, Harry White, Peter S. Coyle, Lena M. Huberman, Tiffany Ann Bagnuolo, Emily Joan Elliott, Catherine Cyress Cintron, Kevaughn Gordon, Asad Ibric, Geneva A. Johnson, Kimberly Cruz, Yen B. Le, Adaeze Rutendo Azie, Toanna T. Barker, Melissa Teanna McLeish, Nicole D. Antonacchio, Jason Michael Bruck, Elias B. Kampton, Kirill A. Lebedev, Daria A. Nikitina, Lillian C. Rusk, Janet Addae, Andreina Idalia Rosa, Maria Angelica Molina, Vera Adwoa Adutwumwaah, Aleksey Morozov, and Mary E. Werner.

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Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and the Bronx Council on the Arts presents Half and Half, a four-person panel focusing on the construction of Dominican and Haitian national identities, taking into consideration their dismissal of each other’s presence on the same Caribbean island. Hosted and moderated by Nicolas Dumit Estevez, this panel discussion will take place at 6:00pm sharp on Thurs., Mar. 11, at the Longwood Arts Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. Admission is free and all are welcome.

This panel consists of two Dominicans and two Haitians: Diógenes Abreu, author of Perejil; Vladimir Cybil Charlier, artist; Sandy Plácido, activist; and Miriam Neptune, activist and filmmaker. Half and Half offers the speakers and those present the opportunity to discuss and reflect on one of the most controversial situations today in terms of race, ethnicity, politics and the legacy of colonialism in the Americas.

This panel will serve as a fundraiser for Haiti. All of the proceeds collected during the event will be donated to Seeds for Haiti.

Selected materials from the video-photographic documentation created by Sol Aramendi for Borderless in the Dominican Republic and New York City, plus Estevez’s television appearances in the Dominican Republic will be projected during the evening. A transcription of the panel will be printed as a booklet to be shared with a wider audience. This material will later serve as the conceptual basis for upcoming art workshops to be implemented with Dominican, Haitian, Dominican-Haitian and Haitian-Dominican participants in Guayubín, the town in the Dominican Republic where most of Estevez’s paternal family resides.

From 2008 until the present, Estevez has been journeying from his home in the South Bronx to his birthplace in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic in order to trace and confirm any connection that he or his family may possibly have to the neighboring Republic of Haiti. Estevez goes to great lengths to prove what most Dominicans would prefer to bury as deeply as possible: any relationship with their neighbors.

Borderless is presented with support from Art Matters, Printed Matter and supported in part by the Ford Foundation, JPMorgan Chase and South West Airlines through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts. Half and Half is presented with the generous support of The Bronx Council on the Arts.

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The award-winning volcanologist Professor Kathy Cashman addresses the recent eruptive history of Mount St. Helens in her presentation on Sun., Mar. 7, at 3 pm at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. Her talk, titled “Mount St. Helens: A Tale of Three Decades,” is the final lecture in the Bruce Museum’s 2009-2010 Science Lecture Series on Explosive Volcanoes.

Admission to the lecture is $5 at the door and free to museum members and students with identification. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call (203) 869-6786, ext. 420.

Prof. Cashman is currently the chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Oregon, where she has been a professor for the past 19 years.Prior to that, she was a professor at Princeton University.She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College, received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her Master’s degree at Victoria University in New Zealand, and earned her doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University.She has published extensively on her research into volcanology, geologic hazards, and the physical mechanisms of volcanic eruptions and lava flow. She has encouraged and influenced the new generations of volcanologists in her work with students.She has also received numerous awards for her professional work including being named a Distinguished Professor in 2003 by the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences and receiving the 2006 Bowen Award from the American Geophysical Union for outstanding contributions to volcanology.

The museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, CT. For more information call (203) 869-0376.

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Jillian Rosado and Nashua of the Bronx have been named to the Dean’s List at Central Pennsylvania College for the fall 2009 term.

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Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes of Lehman College has spearheaded the creation of a new DVD that is the first to focus on equity-based school counseling, with an emphasis on ensuring academic, career and college success for all the nation’s K-12 students.

Produced in the college’s new Multimedia Center, the video features practical, scenario-based vignettes from faculty, students and alumni of Lehman’s graduate program in school counseling. The goal of the DVD is to broaden understanding within the profession of what equity-based school counseling means and how it can be implemented.

Counselors are encouraged to take a “whole-school approach” when making certain that students acquire ACCESS competencies (academic, career, college access, emotional/personal, and social/cultural skills) throughout elementary, middle and high school. New York City middle school counselors, for example, are urged to help students see how their choice of a high school has great implications for college and career goals and how the high school application process parallels what they will be expected to do for college admissions.

Dr. Chen-Hayes is a member of Lehman’s Department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education, where he directs the master’s program in school counseling. The new video was produced by Lehman’s Media Technology Services Manager, Jerry Barnard, and is being marketed worldwide to school counselor educators, directors of school and college counseling programs, and K-12 school counselors by Microtraining & Associates.

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The New York Lottery announced the names of area Lottery players who claimed a winning ticket from one of the Lottery’s live drawings between February 21 and February 27. The following Bronx winners each received a cash prize valued at $10,000 or more: Mary Reidy won $10,000 on the Mega Millions drawing ofFebruary 19. Reidy’s winning ticket was purchased at the Parkway Liquors at 4251 Katonah Avenue; and Kenneth won $10,000 on the Quick Draw drawing ofFebruary 26. Araujo’s winning ticket was purchased at the 188 BakeryCuchifrito Corp at 158 E 188th Street.

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