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  February 1, 2011
Catherine McNamara
New Program Trains Students in Lucrative TV, Film Promo Careers
Working with the entertainment industry, SMC has launched a first-of-its-kind program to train students in lucrative careers in developing TV and film promotional spots. Above Jim Vescera of NBC and Brian Dollenmayer of Fox Broadcasting Co. talk to Promo Pathway student Arvell Moore. Full Story >>

Baghdasarian to Embark on Major Expedition to Study Effects of Plastic Pollution on Marine Life
SMC biology professor Dr. Garen Baghdasarian and his wife Sara Bayles will embark next month on a major expedition to study the effects of plastic pollution on marine life. Above, they are shown in their favorite place: the beach, at water’s edge. Full Story >>

SMC Launches “Jobs Through Recycling” Program
SMC, in collaboration with the California Works Alliance, officially launched its new recycling and resource management job-training program last week, featuring Assistant Secretary of Labor Jane Oates as the kickoff speaker. Above, Oates with SMC President Dr. Chui L. Tsang at the college’s worm composting facility. More >>

SMC Alum Wins Prestigious National Science Award
An SMC alumnus now a chemistry major at UC Berkeley has won a prestigious science research award for a project involving electric-powered vehicles. Above, he is shown with SMC chemistry professor Roman Ferede, who encouraged Cook while still a student at SMC to apply for an internship that led to the award. More >>

Professor Teams Up Again with Barry Manilow
SMC adjunct English professor Enoch Anderson has had a nearly 40-year collaborative relationship of writing songs with pop star Barry Manilow – and has teamed up with him again on a new album. More >>


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SMC on YouTube: The Making of Ota’s Mural

Adjunct art professor Nathan Ota’s work was recently exhibited at Hurley )( Space in Orange County. This clip shows Ota at work on one of the pieces, a mural collaboration with graffiti artist ‘RISK’ (Kelly Graval). Check it out.
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