Computer Lab Facilities
The School of Arts & Humanities is home to multiple, well-equipped, and conscientiously designed computer labs that reflect the multifaceted aspects of the discipline itself.
The Language Lab
The Language Learning Laboratory is located in Carman Hall, Room B37. It is a PC-based lab with smart classroom features (projector and screen), twenty-seven student workstations, and one teacher’s central control station. Students enrolled in language classes can find all their lab/textbook materials in this lab. Additionally, the lab is used for faculty development activities, including workshops and intensive training. Each station has Rosetta Stone Level I – III software in multiple languages, including the following: Spanish, Italian, French, English, Irish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Hebrew. Thanks to Student Technology Fee funding, this lab is in the process of being upgraded into a digital language lab with recording/playback features, classroom management, and collaboration enhancing software. Much of the Language Learning Laboratory viability and success is attributed to the Department of Languages & Literatures technology-conscious faculty, including Mr. Francisco Montano (Language Coordinator) and Department Chair, Professor Thomas Ihde.
The English Honors Lab
The English Honors Lab is located in Carman Hall, Room 384. The lab has Internet and printing capabilities, and is equipped with three Dell PC desktops and one iMac computer. It is used exclusively by students enrolled in department's honors programs for intensive writing assignments. Students have access to two color printers, Sony Daily Readers, Amazon Kindles, Dell netbooks and Apple iPads.
Fine Arts Computer Labs
There are two student computer labs located in the Fine Arts Building in Rooms 047 and 004. The facilities provide students with state-of-the-art digital photography, graphic design programs, including 3D animation, and digitally controlled kilns for ceramics. The labs are also used as a venue for students to present their Digital Media Arts creations. The lab—which is led by Professor Michael Ferraro, who also sits on the Student Technology Fee committee—continues to grow and develop with the accelerated changes in the art industry.
Electronic Music Lab
The Department of Music is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, learning, collaboration, and innovative techniques. This mindset is clearly reflected in the development, design, and implementation of the Electronic Music Lab. Located in the Music Building in Room MU 412, the lab is a fully networked iMac-based facility with sixteen student workstations. Each computer has the latest audio production software and notation software, including Pro Tools, Propellarhead Reason, Logic, Sibelius, Garage Band, and Keynote. The capabilities and functions of the lab extend beyond simple learning; it is used to fully develop student potential through interactive activities. Student projects, including recordings, are accomplished with this set up. Special events and workshops are hosted here, including the Jazz Festival. The lab is a vital conduit for demonstrating the application of music theory to its acoustical component. Classroom management, teacher/student collaboration and monitoring features create a complete teaching/learning music laboratory. Each student workstation is equipped with a headphone/microphone set that allows remote teacher/student communication at the press of a button. The Apple Remote Desktop application allows teacher/student screen sharing and student screen monitoring from a centralized terminal. Directed by Professor David Claman, this facility was designed and is maintained by Mr. Allan Molnar under the strong leadership of Chair/Co-Chair respectively, Professor Diana Mittler-Battipaglia and Professor Alan Hollander.
JCT Computer Lab Facilities
The Department of Journalism, Communication, and Theatre is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and contemporary learning experience for students. The Department's unbridled commitment to excellence in teaching, research, learning, and community service is reflected in their resourcefulness for creating state-of-the-art student piloted projects. Under the direction of renowned TV personality/journalist Professor Miguel Perez and award winning producer James Carney, the faculty and staff continues to lead the Department into new creative frontiers where the ultimate benefactors are students.
Carman Hall, Room B37 is home to the Insert Studio and Technology Enhanced classroom. Here students are able to complete the audio/video production process—a practical hands-on training program that provides invaluably effective learning.
The Department of JCT is one of the School of Arts & Humanities' primary consumers of Student Technology Fee funding. The new Bronx Journal Radio Station, located in the Speech and Theatre Building in Room 237—is a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance student success in the real world, generate college revenues, and provide community service and interaction. This radio station will produce the first “live” streaming student–based podcasting. Parallel development of all performing arts areas is a conscientious endeavor of the JCT Department.
Speech-Language-Hearing Computer Labs
The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Science has several faculty-supervised computer labs that provide students with practical clinical experience and opportunities for research and exploration. These computer-based facilities are located in the Speech and Theatre Building in Rooms 142 and B50. The Speech Hearing Center is located in SP 142, and consists of six clinical stations for clients. Located in Room B50 are both the Speech Clinic, run by Proffessor Carolyn McCarthy, and the Voice Speech Lab, directed by the Chair of SLHS Professor Stephen Cavallo. The Voice Speech Computer Lab will be used by graduate students performing analysis and other research activities. An auxiliary benefit of these labs, beyond providing excellent training for students, is the much needed community service to our neighborhoods.
Last modified: Mar 22, 2012