News from The City University of New York

Guttman’s Office of Student Engagement Celebrates CUNY Month

November 26, 2014 | Guttman Community College

The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) at Guttman Community College launched its first annual OSE Fair on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Dubbed ASK ME! I am Student Engagement, the event resonated with over 150 students as SSAs, Career Strategists, Office of Leadership & Success, Office of Wellness & Access, Single Stop, Partnerships, and Peer Mentoring […]

DSI Offers Mellon Fellowships to PhD Candidates

November 25, 2014 | City College

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) at The City College of New York has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to encourage more doctoral dissertations in Latino studies. The DSI is one of four institutions in the nation that will offer Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) Mellon Fellowships to PhD candidates next spring.

Guttman Students Attend NBC’s Meredith Vieira Show

November 25, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On November 18, Tiffany Bailey, Academic Internship Specialist, Office of Partnerships & Community Engagement, accompanied 13 Guttman students to NBC’s Meredith Vieira Show to be audience members. Basketball superstar Shaquille “SHAQ” O’Neal was the featured guest. The former basketball player spoke about his life as a single parent, hosting SNL, and one of his greatest […]

Prof. Cox to NPR on CIA Plan to Destroy Some of Its Email

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Douglas Cox spoke to NPR about the CIA’s proposed plan to revamp its email retention policy. The revision would destroy all messages within three years of an employee leaving the agency, with the exception of the agency’s top 22 officials.

Prof. Borgmann on How Shoddy Facts Wind Up in Court

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to RH Reality Check about how less-than-sound facts from legislative testimony wind up in front of judges.

Judge Serita’s (’89) Human Trafficking Intervention Court Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.

Jessica Glynn (’09) Leading Office of Violence Prevention in Stockton, CA

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Alumna Jessica Glynn (’09) was the subject of an article in Stockton’s The Record about her new role as the manager of the Office of Violence Prevention in Stockton, CA.

Martha S. Jones (’87) on Ferguson and 1983 Case of Michael Stewart

November 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a piece for the Huffington Post, alumna Martha S. Jones (’87) reflects on Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and she recalls the death of Michael Stewart at the hands of police in New York City in 1983.

Epidemiologists Discuss The Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons

November 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

(Source: cdc.gov) Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low. Join us for a panel discussion as

Domna Stanton Named by Mayor de Blasio to Commission on Human Rights

November 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Domna C. Stanton (French) has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on the Commission on Human Rights.

White House to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24th to Slain Civil Rights Workers Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner

November 21, 2014 | Queens College

This Monday, November 24, the White House will award the Medal of Freedom posthumously to Queens College student and civil rights worker Andrew Goodman and colleagues James Chaney and Michael Schwerner.

LaGuardia Community College Shares Groundbreaking Adult Education Approaches through New Professional Development Institute

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has officially launched the College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI) to provide professional development that helps educators prepare adults and out-of-school youth to get back on track to college and new careers through innovative contextualized and integrated instructional strategies.