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Organic Chemistry Students Win 3rd Place at UC Irvine Graduate Competition

Derek Stowe

March 30, 2011

Glendale students presented a project at a graduate student competition in organic chemistry research at UC Irvine on March 26. They placed third out of 55 different colleges and universities. Thirteen winter session students...

History of Science Wows Hearts and Minds

Derek Stowe

March 30, 2011

Since 2002, a course called The History of Science has caught the attention of science and non-science majors alike thanks to the extensive knowledge and practical teaching techniques of instructors Sid Kolpas and Patrick Griffin. According...

Harmonic Analysis Lecture is Music to Mathematicians

Erica White

March 30, 2011

On March 22 math aficionados from around the GCC campus gathered in room 243 in the Santa Barbara building to hear Dr. Ashot Djrbashian lecture on harmonic analysis and its real-world applications. It's lunchtime. An audience...

iPad 2: If You Can Get it, Is It Worth It?

Marlon Miranda

March 30, 2011

The demand outweighs the supply Apple is notorious for releasing new products every year. like clockwork on March of every year there is a new iPhone or iTouch and now iPad. Apple started the tablet race but now is behind its...

$3.5 Million Computer System Causes Concern

Lillian Wu

March 16, 2011

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, the online system implemented by Glendale Community College to help students enroll in courses, pay tuition and view financial aid, has faced complaints from students, faculty and staff about enrollment...

Students Synthesize New Compounds in Lab

Derek Stowe

March 2, 2011

Selected out of a pool of 35 Glendale College applicants, 13 advanced organic chemistry students this winter synthesized six new compounds for drug delivery platforms typically used by pharmaceutical companies. A drug delivery...

Lecture Explores the Math of Decision-Making

Derek Stowe

November 10, 2010

In his PowerPoint lecture on Oct. 26, calculus professor Michael Allen examined a leading mathematical theory behind decision-making when risk is involved. "People take risks at the casino but also in life," said Math Professor...

Glendale Hopes To Be the Next Google Guinea Pig

Oswaldo Diaz

March 24, 2010

This Friday the city of Glendale, in partnership with Glendale College and other institutions, will submit a proposal that could make the city a trial location for Google's 1-gigabit-per-second high speed Internet project. Google...

Social Networking Technology Delivers News Faster to Youth Market

Carol Santos

March 24, 2010

Less than a minute. That's all it takes to whip out an iPhone, search a question on Google, and come up with an answer. "Depending on the Wi-Fi, a page on the [2nd Generation] iTouch can load within a good 10 seconds," said...

‘Symmetry and Beauty’ Equates Math With Art

Jennifer Elbe

March 10, 2010

Math, symmetry, quadratic equations and beauty were found under one roof during the Science Lecture Series' first presentation. The lecture was held Feb. 23, in the Santa Barbara building before a standing room only crowd. GCC's...

Students Say Farewell to Chemistry Prof

Laura Lacy

March 10, 2010

For the students of Professor Larry Byrd, the traditional gold watch retirement ceremony just wasn't enough. They knew this professor of organic chemistry was worth at least one more celebration and on Feb. 27, Byrd got his personal...

Math Teacher Wins Prize for Excellence

Sara Purington

March 10, 2010

Continuous commitment and dedication throughout nearly 20 years of teaching at Glendale Community College has earned mathematics professor Sid Kolpas the Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. The award is given to community...

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