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  December 1, 2010
Catherine McNamara
Cycling Enthusiast McNamara Wins Gold in Cuba
Adjunct speech professor Catherine McNamara has won many cycling competitions in California and Nevada, but she never knew her two-wheeled passion would take her to Cuba. More >>

Student Services Building Wins Architectural Award
SMC’s Student Services & Administration Building – a stunning, energy-efficient and futuristic structure currently under construction – has won a NEXT LA award from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects. More >>

Ticket Sales: Inspiration for Art Installation
Who would have thought that ticket sales reports could provide the inspiration for an art piece? Yet that is exactly what SMC student W. Don Flores used as the starting point for an installation in a lobby of the Theatre Arts Building.
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Recipes from the World! (Part 2)
We continue with our “Recipes from the World” piece that we started in the last issue. Check out these favorite recipes, submitted by SMC employees and students, from countries ranging from Thailand to Norway to Mexico! >>

SMC Newsmakers
This classified employee has won a prestigious international education and social justice award. Other newsmakers are Frances Anderton, Teri Bernstein, Alicia Macias Garcia, Ava Gawronsky and Yulia Kozlova. Read about all SMC Newsmakers >>
Animated Short: KCRW’s Connie Alvarez & Mother on StoryCorps
KCRW’s Connie Alvarez has been turned into a cartoon. Two innovative animators have taken Alvarez’s interview with her mother that aired on National Public Radio as part of the StoryCorps project and created an animated short from it.
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SMC on YouTube: Spec Commercial

Check out this very cool spec commercial written, directed and edited by SMC film professor Salvador Carrasco. His students were the crew on the project, his daughter Cassandra plays the little girl and the cellist is his son Juan-Salvador.
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