Archive for 2005

Fulbright Scholar from Beijing Visits Queensborough Community College

December 29, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York–Associate Professor Cheng Zeng at the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at Queensborough Community College, located in Bayside, New York during the spring 2006 semester. The Professor will teach an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Chinese society and […]

STEFAN ARTENI: The Way of Form

December 29, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York-The Art Gallery at Queensborough Community College hosts a major retrospective exhibit of works by the multi-faceted artist, Stefan Arteni. The show’s public opening is Sunday, December 11 from 1 to 4 pm. Stefan Arteni is a painter, printmaker, calligrapher, and book artist. Born in Bucharest, educated in Rome, and now working in […]

Latin Legends of Comedy Make Appearance at Queensborough

December 29, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York–On Saturday, January 28 at 8 p.m., The Latin Legends of Comedy will make an appearance at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. More than 20 years ago, Joe Vega, JJ Ramirez and Angel Salazar, together known as the Latin Legends of Comedy, merged onto the standup comedy scene of New York and became […]

Brooklyn College Honors Assemblymembers Steven Cymbrowitz and the Late Lena Cymbrowitz

December 28, 2005 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn College President Christoph M. Kimmich and Dean of the School of Education Deborah Shanley welcomed Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz to the college on Tuesday, December 20, to unveil a plaque honoring the Assemblyman and his late wife, Lena, the former Assemblywoman, for their advocacy and support of technology for teachers. “We’re here […]

Exhibition: The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization

December 27, 2005 | Queens College

Exhibition: THE FABRIC OF CULTURES: FASHION, IDENTITY, GLOBALIZATION February 14 – June 1, 2006 The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, Flushing (Klapper, Rm. 405) Directions: Museum hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-7 pm; Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Public reception: Thursday, February 16, 5-7 pm Co-Curators: Elizabeth Lowe, Eugenia Paulicelli (exhibition originator), Julia Sharp, Amy Winter This […]

BCC Scholarship Student Flies 7,364 Miles To Shanghai

December 27, 2005 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY — Bronx Community College Scholarship Student Frank Pena has traveled to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico but never in his wildest dreams did he think he would leave his Bronx neighborhood for Shanghai, China and take an 18-hour flight from New York to San Francisco to Shanghai on December 26, the day […]

International High School exhibit on the immigrant worker at the Queens Museum of Art from Jan. 7-23

December 21, 2005 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY — An exhibit of International High School students’ essays and photographs chronicling the experiences of New York City’s immigrant workers will be on display at the Queens Museum of Art from January 7 through the 23rd. On view is a collection of photos and essays that came out of a three-month […]

John Jay Symposium Tackles Public Perceptions of Crime

December 16, 2005 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY – December 15, 2005 — Fox Butterfield, Pulitzer Prize Winner and former New York Times Correspondent, will be the keynote speaker at the first Annual Harry F. Guggenheim Symposium: Changing the View of Crime in America, to be hosted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He will speak at the luncheon […]

Boston Phoenix and Rocky Mountain News Reporters Win

December 16, 2005 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY – December 15, 2005 — Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice together with Jack Rosenthal, President of The New York Times Foundation presented the first “Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting” Awards. The winners were: David Bernstein of the Boston Phoenix in the individual article category and Sarah Huntley, […]

Against All Odds: Queens College Grad Sean Talisman Triumphs Over Tragedy and Receives Prestigious National Scholarship — Now at Columbia Law School, Mineola Native Hopes to Redress Voter Inequities In Economically Disadvantaged Communities —

December 16, 2005 | Queens College

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 15, 2005 – When Sean Talisman, 26, was a first-year music student at Queens College in 1997, he received an award as the most promising freshman in the department. But he changed course after a series of family tragedies and a stint as a poll monitor in the 2004 elections gave him […]

Lehman Professor Receives Coveted Writing Fellowship

December 16, 2005 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Lehman College Professor Terrence Cheng (English) is one of 50 writers from around the country selected to receive a $20,000 Creative Writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The agency received more than 900 applications for this year’s awards. Professor Cheng plans to use the funds to travel to China and Japan […]

Kadiatou Diallo Urges West African Women Immigrants To Seek Information at BCC Empowerment Day

December 16, 2005 | Bronx Community College

“Education is the key to success,” was advice that Kadiatou Diallo delivered at Bronx Community College of The City University of New York’s African Women’s Empowerment Day. An immigrant herself and the mother of a son who had hoped to go to college, but died prematurely in New York, Ms. Diallo said that she had […]

Ford Foundation Awards $100,000 Each To LaGuardia Community College And Queens College For Religious Tolerance Projects — Two Queens Institutions Among Only 26 Chosen Nationwide —

December 14, 2005 | Queens College

QUEENS, NY, December 14, 2005—LaGuardia Community College and Queens College of the City University of New York have each received a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to implement programs that will engage members of the college and surrounding ethnic communities in a dialogue on religious issues. Other awardees among the group of 26 were […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Liberty Partnership Program Receives a $10,000 Citigroup Grant

December 14, 2005 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–LaGuardia Community College’s Liberty Partnership Program (LPP) received a $10,000 grant from the Citigroup Employee Community Fund to run a leadership-training program for at-risk youngsters. LPP, which for the past 17 years has provided at-risk students with the services needed to improve their chances of completing high school, will conduct a three-day […]

Lehman College to Offer the Only Master of Public Health Program in the Bronx Starting Spring, 2006

December 12, 2005 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY — Students interested in public health now have a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of this rapidly growing field in the borough where health care is the number one employer, yet conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity still disproportionately afflict residents. Lehman College will offer a new Master’s Degree in […]

Sophie Davis School Of Biomedical Education Awards $20,000 Scholarships To 10 Fourth-Year Students

December 12, 2005 | City College

NEW YORK, December 12, 2005 – Ten fourth-year students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York (CCNY) have won $20,000 Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarships. The awards will be applied toward their last two years at Sophie Davis and their two clinical years at medical school. The […]

How Brooklyn College Came to Own the First Portrait of Brooklyn Poet Walt Whitman

December 9, 2005 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — Walt Whitman looks out over Archives and Special Collections in the Brooklyn College library with soft green eyes, arched eyebrows, and an open face–a forty-two-year-old iconoclast. This was Walt Whitman the Brooklynite, painted in 1860, five years after he wrote Leaves of Grass and before he left Brooklyn for a job as […]

163 City Tech Students Inducted Into NSCS

December 9, 2005 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — One-hundred-sixty-three freshman and sophomore students were inducted into the City Tech chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at a recent ceremony. NSCS was founded in 1994 at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. Since then, the Society has grown to more than 500,000 lifetime members at 215 colleges […]

Interactive Design Pioneer Edwin Schlossberg Draws Standing Room Crowd at City Tech

December 9, 2005 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — The side aisles were lined with students and there wasn’t an empty seat in the house at interactive design pioneer Edwin Schlossberg’s November 15, 2005, seminar at New York City College of Technology. Schlossberg spoke and took questions for 90 minutes as part of the Department of Advertising Design & Graphic Arts’ […]

City Tech’s 3rd Annual Poster Session Showcases 54 Faculty/Student Research Projects

December 9, 2005 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — More than 200 faculty, students and other guests participated in New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) 3rd Annual Poster Session for Faculty & Students, which was planned and coordinated by a committee of 15 faculty members chaired by Physics Professor Roman Kezerashvili. A well-attended panel discussion looked at College plans […]