Archive for August, 2016

Gotham Gazette: Touted Bloomberg Anti-Poverty Incubator Sees New Life in De Blasio Era

August 31, 2016 | CUNY in the News

On July 14, former Bloomberg Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Robert Doar, former commissioner of anti-poverty efforts, participated in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., fielding questions about the poverty-fighting efforts they led through New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity. It came just after their written series on the CEO and the Bloomberg approach […]

Newsday: 12 best new books to read this fall

August 31, 2016 | Books, CUNY in the News

The marquee names on the fall publishing calendar are legion: Jonathan Safran Foer, John le Carré, Maureen Dowd, Wayne Gretzky, Margaret Atwood, Michael Chabon — and yes, a certain scribe by the name of J.K. Rowling. But you don’t have all day to hear us rave about the big books headed our way. Long story […]

Eureka Alert: Friendships, vaccines, and impressions: Upcoming studies in SPPS

August 31, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

The company you keep: Personality and friendship characteristics Laakasuo, Michael; Rotkirch, Anna; Berg, Venla; Jokela, Markus While it is well known that people tend to form friendships with others who have a similar personality, scientists have discovered a connection between personality traits and differences in friendship patterns. Using the five factor personality model (extraversion, agreeableness, […]

August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 | Daily Brief

August 29, 2016

August 30, 2016 | Daily Brief

The Villager: Patrick J. Eves, 41, photographer, digital project manager

August 29, 2016 | We Remember

Born in the Bronx, Eves grew up in Yonkers and attended Mt. Saint Michael Academy. A graduate of Baruch College and the School of Visual Arts, he started his career as a producer and sound engineer for Billboard magazine’s Billboard Radio in 1999. He later held Web production and project management positions at Scholastic, Bravo […]

Auburn Pub: Award-winning ‘Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks’ author to speak in Auburn

August 29, 2016 | Books

Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, author of “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” will give a book talk from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. The Brooklyn College political science professor’s book has won a 2014 NAACP Image Award and the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the […]

NY Times: Migrant Lizard, Having Made It In New York, Heads Elsewhere

August 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

For centuries, New York City has been the gateway to a new land, and now residents believed to have originated around warm, sunny Tuscany are moving on after a few years of city life. How they managed to get by in this colder, more crowded climate is being studied by Colin Donihue, a biologist doing […]

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn College will be home to a leading center for Haitian Studies

August 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

“I conceive the Haitian Studies Institute as an academic unit to improve research about Haiti and the diaspora community,” Saint Paul said Wednesday at a noon ceremony at the Flatbush school. “My commitment is to work to establish a leading research center with national and international recognition.”

Crain’s Detroit Business: A word or two on the lack of diversity in commercial real estate

August 29, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

You should meet Aaron Moore. He is an up-and-coming real estate broker in the Royal Oak office of Jones Lang LaSalle. Starting as a research analyst, he is now an associate specializing in sales and purchases of both urban and suburban multifamily properties. But even though he is gaining crucial commercial real estate experience and […]

Medscape: How To Choose the Right Stocks to Invest In

August 29, 2016 | Science

Princeton economist Burton Malkiel once suggested that a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could pick stocks as well as the experts, in his 1973 bestseller, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. However, most schools of thought on the subject beg to differ. As long as investors do their due diligence and […]

Penn-state: Alumna’s debut book offers advice for international media professionals

August 29, 2016 | Books

A Penn State alumna and longtime journalist has penned a book geared toward international media professionals. “American English for World Media: The CUNY Journalism School Guide to Writing and Speaking for Professionals” will hit the shelves in September. Diane Nottle, a 1975 journalism graduate, wrote the book mainly for journalists who are reporting and writing […]

LA Times: Op-ed: What’s the Alt-Right?

August 29, 2016 | Books

Starting in the 1960s, anti-Semites, overt racists, and John Birch Society adherents were cast out of the political mainstream. These outcasts lay low for a while, but they didn’t just disappear. Now their ideological descendants are trying to take over the Republican Party (as well as the country). The Alt-Right supports the mass deportation of undocumented […]

PHYS.ORG: Human footprint surprisingly outpaced by population…

August 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth. This is one key finding from the publication of the highest resolution and most comprehensive maps of humanity’s changing impact on the terrestrial environment, released today […]

WUNC: Big labor win for grad students at private colleges

August 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Graduate students at Columbia, Duke and other places of higher education are celebrating a labor ruling made Tuesday night. The National Labor Relations Board decided that graduate students working as teaching or research assistants at private universities have the right to bargain collectively, to organize a union. Students at public institutions can already do this. […]

Forbes: America’s Top Colleges

August 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

#228 The City College of New York

Wall Street Journal: Clinton’s Bailout for the College-Industrial Complex

August 29, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Hillary Clinton’s plan for higher education is simple: a massive bailout wrapped in the promise of free tuition and relief from student loans. It’s a proposal that seems specifically designed to further inflate the higher-education bubble, while relieving the college-industrial complex of any pressure to reform. This may make for good politics, but it won’t […]

NY Post: Mourners flock to funeral for ‘one of a kind’ NYPD giant

August 29, 2016 | We Remember

  Politicians, well-known figures and family, filled Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tuesday afternoon at the funeral of John Timoney — who was known as a cop’s cop and who once stood among the top of the NYPD’s brass before leaving the Big Apple to lead police departments in Philadelphia and Miami. “John Timoney was one of […]

August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 | Daily Brief

SI Live: CSI’s 4th annual Dolphin Cove residence hall move-in day

August 24, 2016 | CUNY in the News

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE – Back to school time is here — at least for college kids moving into the dorms at the College of Staten Island (CSI) in Willowbrook. CSI kicked things off Sunday with its fourth annual Dolphin Cove Residence Halls move-in day.