Archive for January, 2017

CUNY Video Brief January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 | Friday Edition, Video

WNYC: CUNY Chancellor Outlines New ‘Strategic Vision’

January 27, 2017 | Best of the Week, Friday Edition

Huffington Post: Here’s What is Really Means to be Intersex

January 27, 2017 | Books, CUNY in the News

Hanne Gaby Odiele, a 28-year-old Belgian supermodel, recently became one of the first public figures to be openly intersex. The globetrotting model, who’s walked the runway for designers such as Chanel and Prada, has found a new role as an advocate for perhaps the most misunderstood and stigmatized gender identity. This week, Odiele announced that […]

City Lab: New York City Has Been Zoned To Segregate

January 27, 2017 | Books, CUNY in the News

New York City is often romanticized as a mecca of multicultural urban living. But as diverse as it is, residents from very different backgrounds don’t often live in the same neighborhoods. In fact, New York is in second place after Milwaukee as far as black-white segregation goes. Today, historical color lines are being redrawn through […]

January 26, 2017

January 27, 2017 | Daily Brief

January 25, 2017

January 27, 2017 | Daily Brief

January 24, 2017

January 27, 2017 | Daily Brief

NY Times: Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters

January 26, 2017 | Best of the Week, Friday Edition

Chinese-Americans’ Influence on New Jersey School Boards Grows

January 24, 2017 | Alumni

By CAROLYN CUI January 24, 2017 New Jersey’s school boards are seeing more interest in running for seats from one of the state’s growing immigrant communities: Chinese-Americans. In November, a Chinese history professor was elected to Cherry Hill’s nine-member board. In Livingston, thousands of Chinese voters came out to cast votes for a Xi’an-born pharmaceutical […]

Chancellor James Milliken Lays Out New Vision for CUNY

January 24, 2017 | CUNY in the News

By LESLIE BRODY January 24, 2017 Spelling out a new vision for the sprawling City University of New York, Chancellor James B. Milliken said Monday he wants to add full-time faculty and advisers, expand job internships for students and streamline administration. Many elements of his plan seek to improve the institution’s low graduation rates, a […]

“Fantastic Art China” Presents Four Art Exhibitions Showcasing the Greatest Chinese Contemporary Artists and Emerging Artists from the U.S. and China

January 24, 2017 | CUNY in the News

January 24, 2017 The third “Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China,” a nine-day festival celebrating 2017 “Year of The Rooster,” will be held January 23rd-31st at iconic cultural venues and landmarks across New York City. The festival will be headlined by three arts exhibitions at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th st) and one […]

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January 24, 2017 | Best of the Week, Friday Edition

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January 24, 2017 | Best of the Week, Friday Edition

January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017 | Daily Brief

Dominican Today: NEH funds CUNY DSI study of Dominican music in the US

January 23, 2017 | CUNY in the News

The CCNY-based CUNY DSI has received an NEH grant to study the history of Dominican music in the U.S. The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York is embarking on another ground breaking digital project. A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will fund the first online […]

Live Science: Possible Medieval ‘Synagogue’ Uncovered Near Sea of Galilee

January 23, 2017 | CUNY in the News, Science

A medieval building that may have been used as a synagogue has been uncovered at the site of Huqoq, a village near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Constructed during the 12th to 13thcenturies, the building is located on top of the ruins of a fifth-century Roman synagogue known to contain fantastic mosaics, including one […]

Huffington Post: Trump & The Insurance Game

January 23, 2017 | Books

Insurance is a complicated business; it sells protection so one could hedge against potential losses in the future. Insurance companies don’t deny reality. They base their product on detailed programs and actuarial tables in order to assess the risks of future activities. Donald Trump’s inaugural address was also based on protection but unlike the insurance […]

RD: The Tyranny of Politeness

January 23, 2017 | Science

We have been told since toddlerhood that politeness is a virtue. And so it is. The word comes from the Latin polire, to smooth or polish. By showing respect for others, politeness smooths the abrasive edges of social interaction, making decent and necessary compromises possible. Could it ever be a vice? The ancients wisely said, […]

Wall Street Journal: Did God Die in 1859?

January 23, 2017 | Books

Did God Die in 1859? David S. Reynolds reviews “The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation” by Randall Fuller. Did Charles Darwin kill God? That’s how some describe the impact of Darwin’s landmark 1859 book, “On the Origin of Species.” Without directly challenging the Bible, Darwin undermined its premises […]

PR: Helene Oelerich Recognized as a Professor of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

January 23, 2017 | Alumni

Helene Oelerich of Whitestone, New York has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2016 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the fields of education and writing.