Dr. Amita Gupta, professor, early childhood education, in The City College of New York’s School of Education, will speak at the 2014 World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, November 5. The Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and author will contribute to the debate, “How Do We Best Prepare the Youngest Ones for School and Life?”
Yin-Xiang Yu (“JX” to her friends) has already achieved a dream: the June 2014 Queens College grad is now studying opera at Yale on two scholarships—one from Yale, which pays her full tuition, and one from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which awards recipients up to $50,000 a year for three years to cover tuition and other expenses at graduate school.
Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan will make history when he delivers the 2014 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at The City College of New York, Monday, November 10, at 5:30 p.m. His lecture, entitled “My Story,” will be entirely in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous translation in English. It will be the first Rudin Lecture in a foreign language since the program began, in 1996.
With its focus on graduate education programs, the fair’s scheduled workshops will include an edTPA/certification information session; a special education/TESOL/bilingual panel discussion; an employment session with the New York City Department of Education; an Education Leadership/Counseling panel discussion; and a mathematics and science education panel discussion.
Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.
Baruch College’s Weissman Center for International Business has released the 2014 Edition of the CSR-Sustainability Monitor® that examines the scope and quality of corporate social responsibility reports issued by 614 of the largest global companies.
Medgar Evers College (CUNY) announces its inaugural Presidential Global Lecture Series, with the first lecture scheduled for Wednesday, November 5 at 11:30 am. The theme, “Regional and International Perspectives on the Contemporary Development of the Caribbean” will be addressed by His Excellency, Ambassador Noel Sinclair, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations; and a leading diplomatic expert on CARICOM affairs.
Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the Frank A. Calderone Prize, October 28, in Manhattan. The award ceremony at the Paley Center for Media included his lecture entitled, “The Political Future of Public Health in a Time of Demographic Change.”
Baruch College will present the exhibition The Landmarks of New York at the Mishkin Gallery from Friday, November 7 to Wednesday, December 10, 2014. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Over the past two semesters during his sabbatical, City College of New York Earth and Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Z. Johnny Luo spent hundreds of hours on scientific flights studying cloud dynamics. On Thursday, October 30, photo images from his airborne missions go on display in the exhibit “Flying into the Hurricane: Science in Action” in the Marshak Café at CCNY. It runs through fall 2015.