Archive for 2005

CCNY Civil Engineering Major Yurintzy Estrada Wins American Public Transportation Foundation Award

November 18, 2005 | City College

NEW YORK, November 18, 2005 — Yurintzy Estrada, a senior majoring in civil engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), received the Parsons Brinckerhoff-Jim Lammie Scholarship from the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF). The scholarship, which includes a $5,000 award, is given to an applicant dedicated to a career in public transportation industry. […]

Despite Cutbacks, Roberts says Journalism’s Future is Bright

November 18, 2005 | The University

Roughly 2,000 jobs have been lost at major U.S. newspapers this year. But Eugene Roberts — considered by many the dean of print journalism — is upbeat about the future of the journalism craft. That’s because the country and the world will need well-trained journalists to report the news — for television and the Internet […]

‘Global to Local — Face to Face with AIDS’ Lecture Series at NYC College of Technology/CUNY

November 18, 2005 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — November 18, 2005 — The Dr. Michelena Santorelli Lecture Series, established to recognize the late professor’s many contributions to New York City College of Technology’s Department of Human Service, its students and the larger community, is hosting the following series of educational lectures at the end of November and into December as […]

York College Presents Young Violin Duo Nuttin’ But Stringz

November 18, 2005 | York College

NEWS Release For immediate release, Thursday, November 18, 2005 (Jamaica, New York) What do Classic Jazz, R&B and Hip Hop have in common? They’re all ingredients in a gumbo cooked up by two stellar young performers from South Ozone Park, Queens, who call themselves Nuttin’ But Stringz. Damien Escobar, 18, was the first of the […]

Visiting Fulbright Scholar to Lecture at Queensborough Community College

November 18, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College will host a four-week visit by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Nazmunnessa Mahtab. She will kick off the Fulbright Scholar’s Program to the Queensborough Community on “The Life of Muslim Women in Bengal.” Dr. Mahtab is chair and professor in the department of woman’s studies at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Her research […]

Queensborough Community College Wins Building Award Competition

November 18, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

The Art Gallery at Queensborough Community College was awarded first prize in the category of Rehabilitation for Schools and Colleges in the Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Building Awards Competition for 2005. Following an extensive two-year, multi million dollar renovation project, the Gallery re-opened its doors in October 2004. Guided by the architectural firm Beatty, […]

CELEBRATING FIRST ANNUAL DIVERSITY AT QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

November 18, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

With close to half our students hailing from countries around the world, Queensborough Community College celebrated the rich cultural diversity of its students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, November 9. “Everyday – in the classroom, on the athletic field, in our performing arts center — we share with each other who we are and where […]

BOROUGH WIDE COMMEMORATION OF “KRISTALLNACHT”

November 18, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Ellen Alexander, Jane Keibel and Hanne Liebmann are Holocaust survivors. Their experiences and those of many others are chronicled in the exhibit, Where Have All The Children Gone, on display at Queens Borough Hall through December, 2005. These three women are also key volunteers at the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College […]

Queensborough Community College Presents Renowned Jazz Musician

November 18, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Arturo O’Farrill, renowned Afro-Latin jazz musician and faculty member in the Music department at Queensborough Community College, will present a free concert with his trio on Wednesday, November 23 at 1:15 p.m. in the College’s Performing Arts Center, located in the Humanities Building. “The student body here is so appealing to me,” says O’Farrill, explaining […]

LECTURE BY DR. ARTHUR LEVINE OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SLATED FOR QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

November 18, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, N. Y. –Dr. Arthur Levine, noted educator and president of Teachers College, Columbia University, will speak on “A Campaign for Educational Equity” on Wednesday, December 7 at 4 p.m. at Queensborough Community College. The event, the ninth in the College’s Presidential Lecture Series, will examine the critical issues surrounding the gap in educational expectations, […]

The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives’ 2006 Calendar on Women’s Role in American History

November 18, 2005 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—As part of a City University of New York (CUNY) initiative to celebrate the leadership roles women play in society, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives has produced a 2006 calendar that examines the contributions women have made throughout this country’s history. To tell this fascinating–but largely overlooked–story, the13-month CUNY/New York Times Knowledge […]

BCC Promotes Global Citizenship Through International Education Week on Campus

November 17, 2005 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY — Bronx Community College’s President Carolyn Williams opened The College’s first, International Education Week, four-days (October 31 to November 3) of activities with remarks and an installation of flags in Colston Hall Lower Level, each with student messages about the importance of tolerance to connect BCC students to world cultures. Outside, on campus […]

Brooklyn College Opera Theater Performs Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro December 3 and 4

November 17, 2005 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn College Opera Theater is set to thrill opera lovers of all ages with The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) in a modern staging with full orchestra, under the direction of maestro Richard Barrett, with stage direction by Carlos Conde. Figaro, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, is a […]

Provocative Religious Philosopher Rabbi Irwin Kula to Speak at Brooklyn College, December 1

November 17, 2005 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — Irwin Kula is not your typical rabbi. A respected spiritual iconoclast, the forty-eight-year-old Kula has inspired thousands of people across the country using Jewish wisdom in a way that speaks to modern life, and bringing the insights of the past to the challenges of the present to help people live more richly […]

Nobel Laureate Nicolaas Bloembergen Opens CUNY-CAT Distinguished Lecturer Series At CCNY December 5

November 17, 2005 | City College

NEW YORK, November 17, 2005 – Nicolaas Bloembergen, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Physics, will deliver the first Distinguished Lecture on Advances in Photonics 3 p.m. Monday, December 5, in the Main Lecture Room, Steinman Hall, The City College of New York (CCNY). The lecture series is presented by the New York State Center for Advanced […]

Who Will Hold The Second Most Powerful Job In City Government?

November 17, 2005 | Baruch College

Baruch Hosts Forum Featuring Seven Candidates For City Council Speaker Seven candidates for City Council Speaker will meet in debate at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs on Thursday, November 17th, from 6 to 8 pm. Leroy Comrie Jr., Melinda Katz and David Weprin from Queens; Bill de Blasio and Lewis Fidler from Brooklyn; Christine […]

LaGuardia Recognized as a Top Performer in a Nationwide Survey Assessing Community Colleges

November 17, 2005 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—In a recent nationwide survey assessing the quality of community college education, LaGuardia Community College was recognized as a top performer in engaging students and helping them succeed in their educational dreams. The 2005 National Report from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) cited LaGuardia Community College for providing its […]

Tony-Nominated Composer to Visit Lehman Nov. 29

November 17, 2005 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY— Tony-nominated composer Michael John LaChiusa will talk about his career writing musicals for the Broadway stage and beyond, when he visits Lehman on Tuesday, November 29. LaChiusa will appear as a guest on Professor William M. Hoffman’s “Conversations” series, which begins taping at 2 p.m. in Room C-14 of Carman Hall. The taping […]

Over 270 High School Students Will Attend Time 2000 Conference At Queens College November 18 –Recruiting Event is Planned to Overcome Serious Shortage of Math Teachers–

November 16, 2005 | Queens College

The TIME 2000 Program is an undergraduate program at Queens College designed for prospective secondary school mathematics teachers. (The TIME acronym stands for Teaching Improvement through Mathematics Education.) Participating students, who are recruited out of high school, are provided with up to four years of free tuition through the program in exchange for pursuing careers […]

Should Nature Matter to New Yorkers? –Phillip Lopate and Other Prominent Natural and Urban History Writers Address This Question at December 2 Conference–

November 16, 2005 | Queens College

WHAT: “Nature and New York,” the first conference to be sponsored by CIRCE, the CUNY Institute for Research on the City Environment at Queens College (founded with major financial support by Theodore Kheel and the Nurture Nature Foundation). Author presentations; panel discussion; audience Q&A. For details, see http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/nnyn/conference/attend.html WHEN: Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, 9 am […]