Date Published: Monday, March 02, 2015MDC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams Qualify for FCSAA State Tournament March 4-8
The Miami Dade College men’s and women’s basketball teams have both qualified for the FCSAA State Championship Tournament, which will be held March 4-8 at the College of Central Florida in Ocala.
Date Published: Monday, March 02, 2015MDC Awarded an Aetna Foundation Grant to Tackle Child Obesity
The School of Continuing Education and Professional Development at the Hialeah Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC) has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Aetna Foundation.
Date Published: Monday, March 02, 2015Dr. Ana Maria Bradley-Hess Awarded PTK Distinguished College Administrator Award
Dr. Ana Maria Bradley-Hess, Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at the Miami Dade College (MDC) Hialeah Campus, has been awarded a Distinguished College Administrator Award by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK).
Date Published: Friday, February 27, 2015Wolfson Archives' REWIND Screenings Feature Images of Women from the 1950s to the 1980s
Women walk the catwalk at fashion shows and the picket line at protests, captured on vintage video in Balancing Acts: South Florida Women Across Four Decades.
Date Published: Thursday, February 26, 2015The Idea Center @ MDC Presents its Lineup for March 2015
An exciting roster of professionals in the technology industry and beyond will bring its skills and know-how to The Idea Center @ MDC, beginning March 4th. The line-up will feature guest speakers for the Pioneers @ MDC lecture series, Idea Factory workshops, and mixers throughout the month of March. All events are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP.
Date Published: Monday, February 23, 2015National and International Sponsors Support World’s Fair Official Pre-Launch Conference at Miami Dade College
On March 12, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus will host America and the Old World: Food, Health and Culture, the official pre-launch event for the World’s Fair, Expo Milan 2015. The pre-launch conference, the only one of its kind in the country, is made possible through the support of various sponsors across the world.
Date Published: Monday, February 23, 2015President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to Speak during Master Class Seminar Series at MDC Miami International Film Festival
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, will be among the film industry experts to share their knowledge of the creative genre during the Master Class Seminar Series as part of the Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami International Film Festival (MIFF). These prominent industry leaders will share their insights, advice, and experience with participants in an intimate venue during the ten-day festival.
Date Published: Monday, February 23, 2015Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater to Present Pre-Festival Cuban Film Series Direct from Havana
The iconic Tower Theater at Miami Dade College(MDC) will present a riveting panorama of contemporary Cuba produced and directed by four young Cuban artists, beginning Saturday, Feb. 28 – Wednesday, March 4. In a preamble to the much-anticipated Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) – which will make a special tribute to the ever-growing influence of young, Cuban independent filmmakers - the five-day showcase will feature films by Producer Claudia Calvino and directors Marcel Beltran, Jessica Rodriguez, and Carlos Machado Quintela, who recently won an award at the Film Festival in Rotterdam. Each program will include filmmaker(s) in attendance. This will be the first time a film festival outside of Cuba pays tribute and presents a retrospective of independent, Cuban cinema.
Date Published: Friday, February 20, 2015New MDC Goberna las Américas-Miami Courses to Begin April 2015
Goberna las Américas-Miami, School of Higher Politics and Fair Government, a diverse and independent setting where students can share their experiences, expand their knowledge and develop government and public administration skills, has released its 2015 course schedule. The school was established at Miami Dade College (MDC) with the José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation.
Date Published: Friday, February 20, 2015Aetna Foundation Awards Miami Dade College to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus was recently awarded $40,000 from Aetna Foundation to promote healthy eating and active living. The grant was awarded to address a variety of health issues, including obesity among adults and children.
Date Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015Miami Dade College Partners with Meals of Hope in Food Packing Event to Serve 50,000 Families
Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus and the United Faculty of Miami Dade College (UFMDC) will partner with Meals of Hope to host the college's first-ever “Packing Event” on March 4th. Meals of Hope is a non-profit organization that brings the community together to help feed the less fortunate both locally and internationally.
Date Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015MDC-TV has been added to AT&T U-verse Channel 99
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC-TV has been added to the AT&T U-verse cable system in South Florida on Channel 99.
Date Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015MDC North Campus Partners with Code Fever to Host Black Tech Week
Black tech innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors will converge in Miami Feb. 23-28 for the inaugural Black Tech Week. Miami Dade College’s North Campus will host important sessions on Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday, Feb. 27, as well as a Youth Hackathon at the North Campus Entrepreneurial Education Center on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Date Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015Black Ink Art Exhibit at the New Hialeah Campus Gallery
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Hialeah Campus presents Black Ink, an exhibition showcasing 24 works in ink produced by Cuban artists, and curated by Gustavo Orta. The exhibition is presented with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Date Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2015Miami Dade College Medical Campus Nursing Dean Wins Regional Award
Miami Dade College Medical Campus’ Dr. Amy Pettigrew, was recently given The South Florida Association of Nurse Executive Leadership Award for 2015. Dean of the Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, Dr. Pettigrew received the recognition for her “relentless support of excellence in academia and leadership.” The honor distinguishes nursing professionals for leadership, professional and community involvement, impact on practice environment, mentoring, and role modeling in addition to caring and compassion.
Date Published: Friday, February 13, 2015Miami Dade College Leads Law Enforcement Training Efforts in Trinidad & Tobago
Miami Dade College’s School of Justice at North Campus recently stretched its long arm toward the eastern Caribbean in the delivery of a specially customized training program in “The Use of Force”.
Date Published: Friday, February 13, 2015MDC Kendall Campus to Host High School Piano Competition and Scholarship Audition March 20
Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus’ Music, Theater and Dance Department is seeking contestants from local high schools in grades 9 through 12 to participate in its High School Piano Competition.
Date Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2015Miami Dade College’s School of Engineering + Technology Offers Internship for High School Students
The School of Engineering + Technology (EnTec) at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus is encouraging high school students to better prepare them for the engineering and technology fields of study through a new internship program. Under the direction of EnTec’s Academic Lab Manager Pablo Trejo, the students are immersed into a technology-centered internship in a college environment.
Date Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015Miami Dade College to Celebrate Chinese New Year at Four of its Campuses
The Confucius Institute (CI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) invites the community to celebrate Chinese New Year during a series of special events at InterAmerican, Kendall, North, and Wolfson Campuses. The festivities – Feb. 13 - 25 - will usher in the Year of the Goat! Most of the events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.
Date Published: Monday, February 09, 2015Miami Dade College Music Professors Take PALO! Afro-Cuban Funk Band All the Way to the Grammys
It’s been a great year so far for PALO!, Miami’s Afro-Cuban Funk Band, whose album, PALO! Live!, was in the running for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album of the Year and nominated for a 2014 Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Tropical Album.
Date Published: Monday, February 09, 2015Miami Dade College Student Albert Harb Wins 2015 Francisco Foundation Scholarship
Albert Harb believes he has a civic duty to contribute to the city in which he lives. His plans are to become a heart surgeon to promote the virtues of freedom and democracy in the world, volunteer with Doctors without Borders, and help people in disadvantaged communities. It is no surprise then that this Miami Dade College (MDC) student was selected as this year’s recipient of the 2015 Francisco Foundation Scholarship Award.
Date Published: Monday, February 09, 2015Senator Rubio, Dr. Eduardo Padron, Goldman Sachs Celebrate First Graduation of 10,000 Small Businesses in Miami
Today more than 70 Miami small business owners graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, which aims to help create jobs and economic growth by providing small business owners in the area with practical business education, business support services and access to capital. Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College (MDC), and United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave remarks at the ceremony, congratulating the business owners on their growth that will contribute to the economic vitality in Miami. Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Kerry Healey, President of Babson College, were also present at the event.
Date Published: Friday, February 06, 2015Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute Officially Welcomes its Eighth Class with a Special Chef’s Ceremony Feb. 3
The latest class of culinary students at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) state-of-the-art Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) received their chef coats at a special ceremony held Feb. 3, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.
Date Published: Thursday, February 05, 2015Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Presents the Artistry in Rhythm Dance Conference, March 26-28
Put on your dancing shoes! Miami Dade College (MDC) will present its fourth annual Artistry in Rhythm: Engaging the Community (AIR Dance Conference) in an effort to create an innovative training program for dance artists and a laboratory for choreographers. The festival will take place March 26-28 at the Kendall Campus.
Date Published: Thursday, February 05, 2015Twenty-nine Students from Miami Dade College to Participate in Prestigious Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)
Providing filtering stations for clean water, sending incubators to neo-natal wards in Nigerian hospitals, and designing waterproof sleeping bag-like backpacks for the homeless are just some of the innovative Clinton Global University CGI U Commitments to Action that 29 Miami Dade College (MDC) students will turn into action. This group of budding social entrepreneurs will join student leaders from other institutions of higher education at the eighth annual CGI U meeting in Coral Gables, March 6 - 8.
Date Published: Wednesday, February 04, 2015The Center @ Miami Dade College Announces 2015 Creative Writing Courses
The Center for Writing and Literature Miami Dade College (The Center @ MDC), announced their spring 2015 creative writing course offerings. The Center's non-credit creative writing courses are offered throughout the year, giving aspiring writers the opportunity to receive critique and encouragement from published authors with extensive teaching experience.
Date Published: Tuesday, February 03, 2015Miami Dade College Students Win First Place Prizes at 2015 South Florida NATS District Competition
Three Miami Dade College (MDC) students were awarded first place prizes during the recent South Florida National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2015 Student Auditions, which took place on Saturday, January 24th, at New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in Downtown Miami.
Date Published: Tuesday, February 03, 2015The Idea Center at Miami Dade College to Offer Free Harvard’s Computer Science Class Beginning in March
With the creation of a new partnership between MDC’s the Idea Center and the nonprofit LaunchCode, Miami Dade College students will be able to begin to prepare for careers in technology through a free, 16-week course beginning March 3, 2015. The course is open to students of any major, and does not require any prior programming experience.
Date Published: Tuesday, February 03, 2015MDC Live Arts & Miami Light Project Offer an Immersive Theater Experience with Austin Mavericks RUDE MECHS
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts in partnership with Miami Light Project presents the Florida premiere of theater collective Rude Mechs’ latest work: Now Now Oh Now, a quirky, interactive theater piece about natural selection and Live Action Role Play (LARP), on two consecutive weekends Feb. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & March 1, three times daily at The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse located in Wynwood. Each performance is designed for an audience of 30, who will partake in an event that is part puzzle-hunt activity, part lecture, and all performance—asking big questions about how choice and chance impact our lives along the way.
Date Published: Friday, January 30, 2015Senator Rubio, Dr. Eduardo Padrón, Goldman Sachs Celebrate First Graduation of 10,000 Small Businesses in Miami
On Monday, February 9, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, and United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will give remarks at the graduation of small business owners from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. This commitment to business education in the Greater Miami area from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses aims to unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small businesses in the area by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.
Date Published: Monday, February 02, 2015Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Friday, January 30, 2015Open Table Diners Rank Tuyo Among Top Ten Most Romantic Restaurants in Miami
Acclaimed restaurant Tuyo continues to receive accolades with its most recent nod from OpenTable diners, who ranked Tuyo among their Top Ten list of most romantic restaurants in the Miami area.
Date Published: Thursday, January 29, 2015Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater to Feature Selma, beginning Friday, Jan. 30
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater will showcase yet another film on the road to an Academy Award, Selma, beginning this Friday, Jan. 30. Nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Original Song, the biographical dramatic gem will be screened in English with Spanish subtitles, Friday, Jan. 30 through Thursday, Feb. 5.
Date Published: Thursday, January 29, 2015Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015Lights! Red Carpets! Action! Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival Announces Incredible 32nd Edition Film Lineup
Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival, the only major film festival worldwide produced by a college or university, is delighted to announce the full roster of incredible internationally-produced films selected to screen during its 32nd edition. Running March 6 - 15, 2015, the 10-day annual event takes place at the Festival's traditional home, the historic Olympia Theater at Gusman Center in downtown, plus six additional cinemas scattered across The Magic City; and includes a plethora of screenings, stylish parties, thoughtful panel discussions, spirited film competitions, awards ceremonies and immersive cultural exchange opportunities for filmmakers attending from across the globe. This year’s Festival showcases 125 films, including 94 feature films and documentaries, 18 short films, 11 student films and 2 works-in-progress, produced and directed by both renowned and emerging talent from 40 countries. The Festival is pleased to announce numerous important premieres: 14 World, 6 International, 22 North American and 12 US premieres, debuting in Miami.
Date Published: Monday, January 26, 2015Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Monday, January 26, 2015Miami Dade College Wins 2015 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) approach to removing international barriers and broadening the base of participation in study abroad learning has garnered the Medical Campus an award from the Institute of International Education (IIE). The campus received an Honorable Mention in the category of Internationalizing the Community College, for its Diasporic Knowledge Remittance Study Abroad Program. IIE announced the winners of the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education recently, honoring the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education among the member campuses of the IIE Network, IIE’s membership association of more than 1,400 higher-education institutions.
Date Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015Miami Dade College Once Again Accepting Applications for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Miami Dade College (MDC) is once again accepting applications for Cohort 5 of the 10,000 Small Businesses program scheduled to begin June 4, at the Wolfson Campus.
Date Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015Miami Dade College’s Acclaimed Museum of Art + Design presents History of (In) Curiosity by Artist Susan Lee-Chun
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) presents new works by artist Susan Lee-Chun titled History of (In) Curiosity. A Director’s preview will take place on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m. at MOA+D, located within the College’s Historic Freedom Tower. The preview is reserved for MOA+D members, invited guests, and MDC/NWSA students, and the general public is invited to attend with a $5 donation to MOA+D. The exhibition will be open to the public on Friday, Feb. 20, and will run through April 26, 2015. The exhibition and supporting program are FREE and open to the public.
Date Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015Miami Dade College’s GOBERNA Las Americas – Miami Welcomes Cohort of Students from Mexico
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) new school of government, GOBERNA Las Americas – Miami, welcomes 100 visiting students from Mexico, taking part in educational and leadership development programs. The students are attending sessions beginning today through Jan. 26, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, in downtown Miami.
Date Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015Miami Dade College’s SmartPARCS @ North a Finalist for the 2015 Knight Cities Challenge
Miami Dade College (MDC) is a finalist in the first-ever Knight Cities Challenge, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s new grant program that seeks new ideas to enhance the 26 communities where Knight invests. There are 126 finalists nationwide; MDC is one of only ten in Miami.
Date Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015MDC Campuses Celebrates Black Heritage Month with Free Community Events
Every year, Miami Dade College (MDC) recognizes Black Heritage Month with an array of community and educational activities at each of its eight campuses. College administrators believe students, as well as the community at large, should be mindful of the contributions made by black Americans throughout this country’s history, both past and present. Below is a list of some Black Heritage Month activities being held at MDC’s various campuses:
Date Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015Miami Dade College to Host Florida Association of College Test Administrators (FACTA) Conference, Feb. 4-6
Miami Dade College (MDC) will host the Florida Association of College Test Administrators (FACTA) Sixth Annual Conference, Feb. 4–6, at the Wolfson Campus. Changes in Attitude, Latitude, and Testing will serve as the theme for the state’s largest professional development program for postsecondary testing and assessment personnel.
Date Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015Miami Dade College Prepares for its 2015 Commencement Ceremonies, May 2 … Save the Date!
Thousands of enthusiastic students, internationally renowned keynote speakers and joyous celebrations will mark the 2015 Miami Dade College (MDC) Commencement Ceremonies, to be held Saturday, May 2. The College will host five commencement ceremonies for its eight campuses. Information on speakers, honorees, and statistics on the graduating class will be forthcoming.
Date Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015Miami Dade College Receives Carnegie Foundation’s Prestigious 2015 Community Engagement Classification
Miami Dade College (MDC) has been awarded the 2015 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, an elective classification that involves data collection and documentation of an institution’s mission, identity and commitment to community engagement. MDC is the only community college in Florida to earn this designation, and one of only 20 community colleges in the entire nation to do so.
Date Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design presents Object of my Affection: San Pedro Nos Ve, an interactive multi-media installation by Alma Leiva
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) presents its latest swing/SPACE/miami project with an exhibition by Miami-based artist Alma Leiva. Leiva, an alumnus of New World School of the Arts, will create an interactive installation titled Object of My affection: San Pedro Nos Ve (St. Peter Watches Over Us). A Director’s Preview will be held on Thursday, February 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at MOA+D located within the College’s Historic Freedom Tower. The preview is reserved for museum members, invited guests and MDC/NWSA students. The general public is invited to attend with a $5 donation to the Museum. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, February 13 through March 22. The exhibition and supporting programs are FREE and open the public.
Date Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design presents Arrhythmic Suite and Exhibition of New Works by Miami-based artist Odalis Valdivieso
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) will present an exhibition and new body of work titled Arrhythmic Suite by Venezuelan-born, Miami-based artist, Odalis Valdivieso. The exhibition comprises paintings and photographs made from 2014 to the present. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication of an artist’s book containing images and an essay of writer Federica Bueti and designer Kristin Metho. A Director’s Preview will take place on Thursday, February 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at MOA+D located within the College’s Historic Freedom Tower. The preview is reserved for MOA+D members, invited guests and MDC/NWSA students. The general public is invited to attend with a $5 donation to the museum. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, Feb. 20, and will run through May 3, 2015. The exhibition and supporting programs are FREE and open to the public.
Date Published: Monday, January 12, 2015Miami Dade College to Host Authors for Holocaust Education Week in February
In collaboration with the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial’s Holocaust Education Week, Miami Dade College (MDC) will host two author discussions on Tuesday Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 26. The informative, deeply moving discussions will be held at MDC’s Homestead and Kendall campuses and feature a noted author and a Holocaust survivor. The lectures are free and open to the public. MDC is renowned for its holocaust and genocide education program based at the Homestead Campus and with communitywide programs and projects.
Date Published: Friday, January 09, 2015Spring Mini-Term Registration Now Open at Miami Dade College
It’s not too late to register for the Spring Term at Miami Dade College. Get your New Year off to the right start by completing classes toward your degree and career. Miami Dade College (MDC) offers the opportunity to enroll in the 12-week Spring Mini-Term, which begins Monday, Feb. 9. Registration is now open.
Date Published: Wednesday, January 07, 2015MDC Live Arts to Bring Veterans’ Stories to the Public through the Arts, thanks to Knight Foundation
MDC Live Arts gives voice and visibility to these stories through the presentation of BASETRACK LIVE, a multi-disciplinary theater piece that examines the collective experience of modern-day Marines and their families.
Date Published: Friday, January 09, 2015Public Notice - Notice of Meeting - District Board of Trustees - Miami Dade College
Date Published: Thursday, January 08, 2015Idea Center at Miami Dade College Launches Startup Challenge: Bring Your Ideas to Life!
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed entrepreneurship and innovation hub, The Idea Center, kicks off the New Year with an exciting competition to help students achieve their dreams. The Startup Challenge, which runs Jan. 6 – 30, will award winners $5,000 in seed money to start their own businesses. The Challenge is made possible with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Date Published: Tuesday, January 06, 2015Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design in partnership with Word and Image Lab (WAIL) and the Center for Writing & Literature at MDC Present 90 Miles, a project by artist Carlos Alejandro
90 Miles is intended as an interactive installation and dialogue on immigration and human rights. His ongoing crocheting project uses 90 miles of multi- colored yarn, creating a continuous strip totaling approximately 1.5 miles, yet if unraveled the sum is equal to 90 miles, symbolic of the distance between Key West and Cuba.