Archive for 2006

‘Gay Today at CUNY’ Focus of Colloquium Sponsored by New York City College of Technology

December 11, 2006 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — December 11, 2006 — “While City University of New York (CUNY) campuses individually have been addressing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender student concerns for some time, much remains to be done,” said Dr. Marcela Armoza, vice president of enrollment and student affairs at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). “We […]

Civil Rights Legal Scholar Elliott Dawes Appointed Director Of CUNY’s Black Male Initiative Institute

December 11, 2006 | The University

Elliott Dawes, a legal scholar with a background in civil rights litigation and the teaching of race relations at the University level, has been named Executive Director of the City University of New York’s Black Male Initiative.

President Charts Expansion for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

December 11, 2006 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has announced a package of major new initiatives that will transform John Jay to full senior college status within The City University of New York.

CUNY School of Law Raises the Bar

December 11, 2006 | CUNY School of Law

Students at The City University of New York School of Law have posted the highest bar examination pass rates in the 23-year history of the School, according to recently-released results of the July 2006 New York State Bar Examination. The 77% success rate for first-time takers improves on CUNY Law’s score last year by 15 […]

CUNY Professors Win Nation’s Highest Award in the Arts

December 8, 2006 | The University

Two professors from The City University of New York have been awarded National Medals of Art, the nation’s highest honor for artists and patrons who have made “extraordinary contributions to the creation, growth, and support of the arts in the United States.”

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK APPOINTS DR. RANDALL C. FORSBERG FIRST HOLDER OF ANNE AND BERNARD SPITZER CHAIR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

December 7, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, December 7, 2006 — Dr. Randall C. Forsberg, an internationally recognized authority on arms control and security issues, has been appointed the first holder of the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science at The City College of New York (CCNY). The Spitzer Chair was established last year through a $2.1 million […]

Hostos Community College Students Receive First Place Awards at Dental Hygiene Conferences

December 7, 2006 | Hostos Community College

Bronx, NY. – Three dental hygiene students attending Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College have received first place awards from two different professional organizations for their presentations on clinical procedures, research findings, and best practices in the field of dentistry. Senior dental hygiene student Felicia Montoute received the first place award for her clinical demonstration […]

Colin Powell Accepts ‘Down Payment on America’s Future’

December 6, 2006 | The University

Calling it a “down payment on America’s future,” The New York Life foundation is giving $10 million to the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at City College. The Endowment for Emerging African American Issues will fund scholarships, internships and the development of a new curriculum centered on public policy issues relating to the African […]

COVERING OR CREATING THE NEWS: THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN NEW YORK CITY ELECTIONS

December 6, 2006 | Baruch College

A Peter F. Vallone Seminar at Baruch’s School of Public Affairs David Seifman, New York Post city hall bureau chief; Stan Brooks, voice of WINS; Dominic Carter, senior political reporter at New York 1; and Azi Paybarah, New York Observer Internet columnist, in a panel discussion on media coverage during New York City elections, on […]

Brooklyn College Biology Student Receives Award for Research

December 6, 2006 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn College student Kerron Gilford, a senior in the Honors Academy, was the recipient of an Award for Excellence in Biomedical Science for the work he presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Anaheim, CA, this past November. Gilford, who majors in biology, was one of five Brooklyn […]

Frank Wedekind’s Tragicomedy of Teenage Sex Spring’s Awakening at the New Workshop Theatre, Dec. 7-10

December 6, 2006 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn College Department of Theater presents Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 masterpiece Spring’s Awakening at the New Workshop Theater from December 7 to 10. Tickets are $5. Described as one of the first plays to incorporate elements of expressionism, Spring’s Awakening examines the beautiful and destructive world of adolescence in nineteenth century […]

New Principal Appointed at Award-Winning High School of American Studies at Lehman College

December 6, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY — Alessandro Weiss, assistant principal of the Bronx High School of Business, has been named as the new principal of the High School of American Studies (HSAS) at Lehman College—just as HSAS is honored as one of the city’s outstanding public high schools. Weiss earlier taught English and social studies at William Howard […]

$10 MILLION GRANT FROM NEW YORK LIFE TO SUPPORT EXPANSION OF COLIN POWELL CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES AT CCNY

December 5, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, December 5, 2006—Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (ret.) and President Gregory H. Williams of The City College of New York (CCNY) announced today that the New York Life Foundation is giving $10 million to establish The New York Life Endowment for Emerging African-American Issues at the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. The […]

NEW YORK LIFE GIFT TO SUPPORT SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION FOR COLIN POWELL CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES AT CCNY

December 5, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, December 5, 2006 — As a Colin Powell Leadership Fellow with the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at The City College of New York (CCNY), Trevor Houser, ’06, developed Internet-based tools to help decision-makers involved in U.S.-China relations build and identify consensus among stakeholders in both the public and private sector. Another […]

Painful Lessons Learned for Iraqi War Veteran

December 5, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

By Chris Bragg, Downtown Express It was nearing the nightly 9 p.m. curfew in Baghdad when Josh Middleton saw the headlights approaching. A lone truck came up the road where Middleton’s platoon stood waiting. Someone from the platoon waved a flashlight, instructing the driver to stop. The driver, mistaking the gesture for another vehicle’s headlights, […]

SOPHIE DAVIS SCHOOL AT CCNY APPOINTS VACCINE PIONEER JOHN ROBBINS, M.D., HONORARY PROFESSOR

December 4, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, November 30, 2006 — Dr. John B. Robbins, M.D., whose groundbreaking research in developing vaccines for childhood diseases has saved millions of lives around the world, is joining the faculty of The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York (CCNY) as an Honorary Professor. A member of […]

Lehman College Community Band to Present Free Holiday Concert Dec. 17

November 30, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—The Léhman College Community Band will celebrate the holiday season with a concert on Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m., in the Lovinger Theatre. The band will perform a variety of traditional holiday favorites, including Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride. The public is invited to attend this free concert. Directed by Professor […]

Queens College Presents Henry Purcell’s Baroque Opera Dido & Aeneas on December 9 And 10 – Dido & Aeneas, Regarded By Many As The Greatest English Baroque Opera, Will Be Performed With Period Instruments; Themes of Love and Fate vs. Self-Determination Still Resonate

November 29, 2006 | Queens College

FLUSHING, NY, November 27, 2006 – As is the case with many great works of art, Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, based on Vergil’s epic poem The Aeneid, was not fully appreciated during the composer’s lifetime. Dido & Aeneas was premiered in 1689 at Josias Priest’s Boarding School for Women in London, with no record […]

Gracias a los Programas de CUNY de Educación Continua y Para Adultos, Más de 200 Mil Newyorkinos Mejoran Sus Destrezas y Desarrollan Su Intelecto

November 29, 2006 | En Español

Traducido por Néstor Montilla Oficina de Relaciones Públicas, Hostos Community College Aproximadamente unos 250 mil newyorkinos se benefician de los programas profesionales, de educación continua y para adultos de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York (CUNY), los cuales son flexibles, a bajo costo y convenientemente localizados a través de la Ciudad de Nueva […]

New Podcasts for Citizenship, Sports, and Lectures

November 29, 2006 | The University

The City University has launched a series of radio podcasts on faculty lectures, the Chancellor’s Report, sports news, citizenship and immigration information. The podcasts are audio program subscriptions distributed over the Internet that can be downloaded automatically onto Ipod mobile devices and personal computers.