Archive for 2002

New Serpents and Old Music: The Life of a Field Biologist in the Deep South

December 23, 2002 | College of Staten Island

For zoologist Dr. Frank T. Burbrink, the dark legacy of September 11, 2001 was more than the global tragedy of the collapse of New York City’s World Trade Center. It was also the day that his good friend and mentor, Dr. Joseph Slowinski, the curator at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, was […]

“Study With the Best” CUNY-TV’s Fast-Paced Magazine Show Features Women Passionate About Success

December 19, 2002 | The University

This week’s installment of “Study With the Best” highlights women and their passion for success.

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein On New York State Board of Regents Vote Affirming CUNY Efforts to Raise Standards

December 12, 2002 | The University

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein praised the New York State Board of Regents vote in support of the University policy on remediation at its senior colleges.

CSI announces contingency plan for final examinations in the event of NYC transit strike

December 11, 2002 | College of Staten Island

Tn the event of a transit strike on December 16, the College of Staten Island will remain open. Final examinations and continuing education classes will proceed as usual. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s contract with the Transit Workers Union expires on Sunday, and a transit strike could pose difficulties for faculty members, students, and staff at […]

National Medal of Science and Pulitzer Prize Winners Are Among Those Feted at CUNY’s “Salute to Scholars” December 10 at the New York Public Library

December 6, 2002 | The University

A pantheon of outstanding City University of New York scholars including Einstein Professor Emeritus Andreas Acrivos, Distinguished Professors Marie T. Filbin, Robert Alfano, Louis Menand, Bronislaw Czarnocha, and Sheldon Weinbaum will be among 228 award-winning faculty members from throughout the University who will be honored in a “Salute to Scholars” on Tuesday, December 10.

Young Latinas Leadership Institute Scholarships Awarded to Five CUNY Students

November 22, 2002 | The University

Five outstanding young women, all freshmen at The City University of New York, have been named recipients of the first Young Latinas Leadership Institute Scholarship.

Nearly Half Of All Degree Students In New York City Served by the City University

November 18, 2002 | The University

The City University of New York serves nearly half of all the students enrolled in colleges and universities in New York City, according to State Education Department figures.

President George W. Bush appoints Rita DiMartino to Foreign Scholarship Board

November 18, 2002 | College of Staten Island

President George W. Bush announced the appointment of College of Staten Island alumna Rita DiMartino to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. DiMartino, with residencies on Staten Island, New York, and Washington DC, is one of four recently announced appointments. Her three-year term expires September 22, 2005. As a Consultant and former Vice President, […]

“Study With the Best” CUNY-TV’s Fast-Paced Magazine Show November 17 at 8 on CUNY-TV/75

November 15, 2002 | The University

This week’s “Study With the Best” show features a young prize-winning math whiz from City College; a New York City College of Technology graduate who has created his own Wonderland with an Alice of a different color; Hunter College alumnus and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, and Dr. Samuel Daniel, the Queens College graduate who is the top executive at Harlem’s North General Hospital.

Corporate Leader Robert Catell On “Study With the Best”

November 8, 2002 | The University

Robert Catell, Chairman and CEO of Keyspan Corporation and one of New York’s most prominent business leaders, talks about life, education and the city he loves on CUNY-TV’s “Study With the Best” Sunday night at 8.

CUNY Conference on Information Technology To Explore Newest Use in Higher Education

November 1, 2002 | The University

The City University of New York will hold its first annual conference on the use of information technology in higher education on Friday, November 15, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 Tenth Avenue in Manhattan.

“Study With the Best” CUNY-TV’s Fast-paced Magazine Show October 27 at 8 on CUNY-TV/75

October 25, 2002 | The University

This week’s Study With The Best features gripping “survivor” stories and profiles of people who are helping to rebuild lives.

U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins Opens “The Poets of CUNY” At Metropolitan Museum

October 9, 2002 | The University

Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins, Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College, opened the first in a series of “CUNY is Reading” events with a lecture and poetry reading, “The Poets of CUNY,” October 15 at the Metropolitan Museum.

Governor Pataki to Receive John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute’s Public Service Award

October 7, 2002 | The University

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Institute for Worker Education at The City University of New York will honor Gov. George Pataki with its annual Public Service Award during a special ceremony at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, on Tuesday, October 8th, at 4:30 p.m. in the 8th floor Dining Commons.

Mayor Bloomberg Proclaims CUNY Week October 6-12 Open Houses, Special Events Planned for All Colleges

October 3, 2002 | The University

All twenty colleges and professional schools of The City University of New York will feature CUNY Week open houses, lectures, concerts, exhibits and other special free events that highlight each school’s educational resources, distinguished faculty and nationally recognized facilities. CUNY-TV on Channel 75 kicks off the week on Sunday, Oct. 6 with highlights from the “Study With the Best” series in a 15 hour marathon from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The series features CUNY faculty and outlines career choices available to students.

Two CUNY Colleges Win National Award For Excellence of Freshman Programs

October 3, 2002 | The University

LaGuardia Community College and Lehman College have each been named as an “Institution of Excellence in the First College Year” by the Policy Center on the First Year of College, a national research center with a basic mission to improve the first year of college.

Two Day CUNY Conference Explores Using Technology to Improve Schools

October 2, 2002 | The University

“Making Technology Work in Our Schools” a two-days forum for educational leaders and decision makers will be held October 4-5 at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue. More than 200 leading educators, legislators, members of state departments of education, deans of teacher education, and K-12 educational leaders are expected to attend.

College of Staten Island Alumni Association Announces their 2002 Hall of Fame Awardees

September 30, 2002 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island’s Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on October 26, 2002, as part of the Alumni Day celebration that brings friends and neighbors together to discover the riches of the CSI campus, its faculty and alumni. Cynthia DiMarco `74, an attorney in private practice and a Staten Island […]

A Tribute to Nurses, our Everyday Heroes Remembrance Tree Dedication and Memorial Ceremony

September 24, 2002 | College of Staten Island

After 9/11, when the word Hero comes to mind, many of us think of Firefighters and Police Officers. We may even think of EMS workers, Paramedics, and Doctors. However, all too often Nurses go unnoticed and do not get the recognition they deserve. The Mu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society […]

More Than 32,000 Vallone Scholarships Since 1998 Chancellor Commends Current City Council Leadership For Supporting Eligible Students

September 23, 2002 | The University

According to the Office of Financial Aid of The City University of New York, more than 32,000 Vallone Scholarships have been granted to students since 1998, assisting New York City high school graduates with “B” averages or higher to pursue college degrees at the 17 undergraduate campuses of CUNY.

“I am deeply grateful to Speaker A. Gifford Miller, Higher Education Committee Chairman Charles Barron, and the entire New York City Council for their successful efforts to maintain the Vallone Scholarship Program,” said Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. “The Vallone Scholarships help the City retain thousands of promising high school graduates seeking to realize their dreams through higher education.”