February 2009, Volume 13, Number 2

COVERSTORY

From Valentino: The Last Emperor

Film Festival breaks borders and enters new frontiers in 2009

For 11 days beginning March 6, Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), a Miami Dade College cultural experience, will celebrate the arts through film.


Snaphots

  • Eric Knowles, chairman of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, presented a Distinguished Service Award to MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón.

    Eric Knowles, chairman of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, presented a Distinguished Service Award to MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón.

  • Drs. Eduardo J. Padrón and Donna Shalala

    MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón hosts Dr. Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, at his annual holiday open house.

  • MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón with alumnus Mayor Manny Díaz and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas

    MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón hosted a reception honoring alumnus and Miami Mayor Manny Díaz and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, who appeared in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Leaders 2008.

  • MDC faculty members trained 12 biologists from Mozambique to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their homeland.

    Working with the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the University of Miami, faculty in MDC's School of Health Sciences trained 12 biologists from Mozambique to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their homeland.

  • MDC's men's basketball team in 1962

    In 1962, MDC President Dr. Peter Masiko saw that MDC's integrated basketball team played every home game, even though MDC’s athletic rivals were segregated. This month, MDC celebrates Black History Month with events on every campus. Visit any Student Life office for information.

FEATURES

Award-winning MDC publications

More kudos for MDC

MDC closed 2008 with major awards in a variety of areas including technology and service learning.

Dr. Ridha M. Al-Khayyat, the director of Kuwait’s Institute for Banking Studies, with MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

International agreements expand MDC's reach

A new agreement with Kuwait’s Institute of Banking Studies will add to MDC’s international offerings.

Students in the Dual Language program

Program offers students a global education

The Dual Language program offers tremendous advantages in today’s global marketplace.

Children reading at MDC's Pre-School Laboratory

Best practices in childhood education

MDC's Pre-School Laboratory offers children opportunities for growth in all phases of development.

Keo Woolford in I LAND

Performance piece breaks down stereotypes

Hula dancer Keo Woolford will present his award-winning one-man show I LAND to audiences in March.


DEPARTMENTS

Alumni News Cultural Spotlight Academics

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