Archive for 2006

Learn Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Building Maintenance, Boilers and Home Inspection At Bronx Community College

December 29, 2006 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – “Successfully complete building trades courses at BCC and you will be on your way to finding a job in the construction industry!” That’s the enthusiastic message that Daniel Martinez, Coordinator of Building Trades for Continuing and Professional Studies at Bronx Community College, tells his students – men and women – and the […]

Distinguished Puerto Rican Artist Antonio Martorell Creates a Permanent Installation at Hostos Community College.

December 27, 2006 | Hostos Community College

On Wednesday, December 20, 2006, an open house at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College offered the first public viewing of a permanent installation by the distinguished Puerto Rican Artist Antonio Martorell. The installation, La Plena Inmortal, is a mixed-media work inspired by medieval artist Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, a genre that was in […]

Hunter Professor Awarded Grant for Smoking Study

December 20, 2006 | Hunter College

Dee Burton of Hunter’s Center for Community and Urban Health has been awarded a $378,000 research grant from the New York State Department of Health for an innovative program aimed at helping Chinese restaurant workers stop smoking. The launch of the Chinese Restaurant Workers Project on Dec. 15 — which was reported in several major […]

City Tech Physics Professor and Artist Wife Boldly Go Where Few Couples Have Gone Before

December 20, 2006 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) Physics Professor Gregory L. Matloff and his artist wife, C Bangs, are working on projects that are as far out as you can get without actually leaving the planet. The husband and wife duo, who share a brownstone with their two cats, appropriately named Gala (short for […]

Hunter Social Work Professor Abramovitz Named Educator of the Year

December 20, 2006 | Hunter College

Hunter Social Work School Professor Mimi Abramovitz has been named “Educator of the Year” (2006) by the NYS Social Work Education Association. This honor was conferred upon Abramovitz for her significant contributions to the field of social work and for her outstanding leadership on behalf of the social work education community. “I am deeply honored […]


December 19, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, December 19, 2006 — Ten fourth-year students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York have won $20,000 Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarships for their last two years at Sophie Davis and their two clinical years at cooperating medical schools. The recipients, announced by Dr. Stanford […]

Virtual Hospital Receives Additional Funding From the Verizon Foundation

December 19, 2006 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough’s Nursing Program Expands Learning Technology Queensborough Community College has one of the largest clinical nursing programs in the New York Metropolitan area, and is the main educator of registered nurses in Queens. At the forefront of nursing education since 1967, Queensborough is currently in the process of building a Virtual Hospital that will offer […]


December 18, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, December 18, 2006 — Lance Jay Brown, a noted urban planner and ACSA Distinguished Professor in The City College of New York’s (CCNY) School of Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture (SAUDLA) has won the 2007 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. The prestigious award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) […]

Two Trustees Appointed to CUNY Board

December 18, 2006 | The University

Two prominent business and community leaders have been named to CUNY’s Board of Trustees and were confirmed on December 13 by the New York State Senate. Solomon A. (Sam) Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Accessory Exchange, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes quality handbags and fine leather goods, and President of the Sephardic Community Federation and Vice President of the Education Association for Children in New York State (TEACH NYS), was appointed through June 30, 2011.

James Mccarthy Is Named Provost Of Baruch College

December 18, 2006 | Baruch College

New York, NY, Dec. 14, 2006 — James McCarthy, Dean of the School of Health and Human Services and Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire, has been named Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Baruch College, The City University of New York. McCarthy will take up […]

Largest Scholarship for Community College Students and Recent Alumni Offered

December 14, 2006 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened the nominations process for the largest scholarships available to students and recent alumni from BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE of The City University of New York and other community colleges. Through the initiative, called the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, the private foundation will award up to $30,000 […]

Bronx Community College Faculty Honored at ‘Salute to Scholars’

December 14, 2006 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – Three Bronx Community College faculty members were honored, at The City University of New York’s annual “Salute to Scholars 2005 – 2006” tribute at The New York Historical Society, Dexter Hall, Second Floor, Two West 77th Street, Manhattan, on November 28. Recognized at the event were 231 of CUNY’s most distinguished faculty […]

Singer & Actor Urges BCC Students To Make Full Use of Academic Opportunities

December 14, 2006 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – Actor and Singer Damon Evans, who played the roles of Sportin’ Life in the famous Glyndebourne Festival Operas Production of “Porgy and Bess” which was presented at the Royal Opera House in London and later broadcast on the U.S. Public Broadcasting System; Lionel, son of George and Louise Jefferson on the TV […]

BCC Students Watch Screening of Movie, ‘The Death Of Two Sons’: Kadiatou Diallo States Goals

December 14, 2006 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – A feature length documentary, made with an HBO Life Through Your Lens Emerging Filmmaker Award Grant, “The Death of Two Sons,” was screened at Bronx Community College. It parallels the lives of Guinean Amadou Diallo who died tragically in New York and an American Peace Corps Volunteer from California who died months […]

Hunter Professor Wins MLA Award

December 13, 2006 | Hunter College

Hunter Romance Languages Professor Evelyne Ender has been awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies by the Modern Language Association of America for her book, Architexts of Memory: Literature, Science, and Autobiography. Awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work that is written by a member of the association and involves at […]

Lehman Professor Appointed to National Endowment for the Humanities Advisory Council

December 12, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY — Lehman College Professor Manfredi Piccolomini, a native of Florence, Italy, is one of eight new appointees to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) advisory council. He joins distinguished council members from institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and the Guggenheim Foundation. Nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, […]

Queensborough Community College Selected for Prestigious National Project – One of Eight to Help Expand Focus on Service and Civic Engagement

December 12, 2006 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, NY — Following a competition among community colleges nationwide, Queensborough Community College has been selected as one of only eight institutions to receive a prestigious grant that will promote service learning and civic engagement at the College. The grant is part of a $1.1 million national project, “Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning,” […]

Professor Rámírez Márquez’s My Emerald Green Dress

December 12, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Alister Rámírez Márquez is a professor of Spanish at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). He is also a man in love with his art and his culture. He wants his students, especially, to catch that certain something about Spanish literature that makes it tick. He has written a new novel, My Emerald Green Dress. […]

Dr. Ann Kirschner Brings Her Mother’s Holocaust Story to Queensborough’s Presidential Lecture Series

December 11, 2006 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, NY — On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Dr. Ann Kirschner, Dean of the CUNY Honors College and celebrated author, discussed her historical biography — “Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story” — at the 2006 Fall Presidential Lecture Series. Dr. Kirschner’s book is based on a box full of letters that her mother, Sala, presented […]

Queensborough Honors its Donors

December 11, 2006 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, NY — On the evening of Monday, December 4, 2006, over 130 donors gathered for the Queensborough Community College Fund’s Annual Donor Reception to recognize the generosity of the College’s many supporters. Among the guests were State Senator Frank Padavan, Carol Conslato, Chair of the Queensborough Community College Fund Board of Directors, and Harriet […]