Archive for 2006

Sharpen Your Skills with CUNY’s Adult and Continuing Education Choices

November 29, 2006 | The University

Nearly a quarter-of-a-million New Yorkers benefit from the City University of New York’s adult and continuing education and professional programs, which are flexible, low-cost and conveniently located throughout New York City.

City Tech Garners Nearly $2 Million in Federal Support

November 28, 2006 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — November 28, 2006 — New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY) recently received nearly $2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to increase opportunities for students underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math […]

LaGuardia Community College Provides Solid Support Services for Students with Disabilities

November 28, 2006 | LaGuardia Community College

For more information, please contact Randy Fader-Smith at (718) 482-5060 Randyfs@lagcc.cuny.edu 11.28.06 Long Island City, NY—After struggling academically at Touro College during his first two years, Paul Goldman was advised by an academic counselor to transfer to LaGuardia Community College because of the special services it provided for students with learning and physical disabilities. Paul, […]

AN AVIAN FLU PANDEMIC: HOW WOULD BUSINESS RESPOND?

November 28, 2006 | Baruch College

Baruch College Conference to Explore Ethical, Financial and Management Issues Monday, Dec. 1, 2006 The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College will hold a conference exploring the impact of a possible avian flue pandemic on business continuity public policy and health care on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. Avian Flu: Ethical, Financial, and […]

Lehman Biology Professor Elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 28, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY — Dr. Eleanore Wurtzel of Lehman College’s Department of Biological Sciences, a pioneering researcher on provitamin A carotenoid biosynthesis in cereal crops, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is the second Lehman professor and the ninth within the City University of New […]

CUNY Board of Trustees Names Six CUNY Faculty As Distinguished Professors, the University’s Highest Academic Rank

November 28, 2006 | The University

Six prominent members of the CUNY faculty who have achieved excellence in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, criminal justice, English, history and physics were named Distinguished Professor, the University’s highest academic rank, by the Board of Trustees at its November 27, 2006 meeting.

“These six CUNY faculty members are being recognized for the excellent work they have done in their respective fields,� says Benno C. Schmidt Jr., Chairman of the Board. “They are known nationally and internationally for their work and its beneficial impact.”

Notorious, Scandalous, and Uproarious UBU Plays at Brooklyn College, Nov. 30 – Dec. 10

November 27, 2006 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn College Department of Theater presents a Mainstage production of UBU® , a new adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s The Ubu Plays, in Gershwin Theater, November 30-December 10. UBU® is a modern retelling of French playwright and “enfant terrible” Alfred Jarry’s Ubu trilogy. Originally written at the end of the 19th century […]

Hunter Professor Roy DeCarava Honored at the White House

November 22, 2006 | Hunter College

Hunter College’s Roy DeCarava was awarded the prestigious 2006 National Medal of Arts by President Bush at the White House on November 9. DeCarava, a Distinguished Professor of Art at Hunter, has devoted more than 60 years to an extraordinary career as a master photographer and a pioneer in the art of photography. During a […]

HCC dedicates Memorial Garden to the 265 people who died in the crash of AA Flight 587

November 21, 2006 | Hostos Community College

Bronx, NY. – Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College dedicated a $1.2 million Memorial Garden to the 265 people who lost their lives in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York. The project involved the conversion of a plaza between college buildings at 450 and 500 […]

Hunter Gets $1.6 Million Grant to Study Factors Related to Drug Abuse

November 20, 2006 | Hunter College

Hunter was recently awarded a five-year $1.6 million grant to support three research projects that are examining aspects of drug abuse. The grant is from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health. Professor Gordon A. Barr is principal investigator for the new grant, which supports the research projects of Professors […]

Lehman Theatre Program to Present Uncle Vanya Dec. 6-10

November 20, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—The Lehman College Theatre Program will stage a production of Anton Chekhov’s classic drama Uncle Vanya. Performances begin on Wednesday, December 6, at 3:30 p.m. and continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, December 10, at 3 p.m. Uncle Vanya, one of Chekhov’s four major plays, was first produced […]

CSI hosts series on Developmental Disabilities

November 20, 2006 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island and the Institute for Basic Research host their annual Colloquium Series on Current Topics in Developmental Disabilities. This year’s topic highlights include presentation on the Introduction to Adolescence, Taste and Food Preference, and Ethics and Basic Research. Monday, November 27 Sonia Ragir, Ph.D., Professor, CSI, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology and […]

Lehman Jazz Band Celebrates the Music of Count Basie with Free Concert December 6

November 17, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY— The Lehman College Big Band will give a free concert on Wednesday, December 6, at 12:30 p.m., in the Music Building’s Hearth Room. Distinguished Lecturer and noted tubist Bob Stewart will lead the band in “Basically Basie,” a program celebrating the music of the legendary Count Basie, along with other great twentieth-century jazz […]

Math’s Newfound Role In Pop Culture Is Celebrated By Queens College Students — Student March Will Highlight Opening Line from Hit CBS-TV Show ‘Numb3rs’ – ‘We all Use Math Every Day’– Kicks Off Conference and Recruiting Event to Overcome Shortage of Math Teachers –

November 17, 2006 | Queens College

FLUSHING, NY, November 15, 2006 — “Math is everywhere, not just in school,” says Kendal Jones, a senior at Queens College whose aspiration is to be a math teacher. “That’s been the case since the beginning of time, and if it takes a hit TV show like ‘NUMB3RS’ to popularize the concept, so be it. […]

$800,000 Grant Will Help Hunter Train More Teachers Of Learners with Severe Disabilities

November 17, 2006 | Hunter College

Hunter College will be able to prepare more people to teach children who are severely/multiply disabled and have auditory and visual impairments, thanks to a four-year $800,000 grant brought in by Rosanne K. Silberman, professor of special education. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Education. “There is a severe shortage of qualified teachers […]

City Tech Scholarship Winner Turns Recipe for Disaster into Promising Future

November 17, 2006 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — November 15, 2006 — Veronica Maldonado’s early years were the stuff nightmares are made from. Her mother died of AIDS when she was just 18 months old; at seven, she saw her grandmother, who was bringing her up succumb to Alzheimer’s Disease. Things just got worse from there, but through it all, […]

A Call for a Math and Science Teaching Corps

November 16, 2006 | The University

CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has endorsed a bill introduced earlier this year by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer that calls for the creation of a national Math and Science Teaching Corps.
“The City University of New York already focuses on teacher preparation, and we would be proud to join you in this effort,” Goldstein told Schumer in a November 1, 2006 letter. “The Math and Science Teaching Corps will deepen the pool of effective mathematics and science teachers in our nation’s classrooms and provide a catalytic effect in connecting the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, engineers and computer scientists to careers in these fields.”

Improve Your English Language Skills and Save for College Too!

November 16, 2006 | The University

Intensive English language immersion classes are available at a special low rate of $12 a week for four months of instruction for qualified immigrant students seeking to advance their conversational and reading comprehension skills.

Grammy Winner Ray Santos to Visit Lehman Nov. 29

November 15, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Grammy winner and Academy Award nominee Ray Santos will visit Lehman College on Wednesday, November 29, to lecture on the history of Caribbean music. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 306 of the Music Building. Accompanying the performer on the piano will be […]

Lehman College and Community Chorus to Present Winter Concert December 3

November 15, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY — The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual free winter concert on Sunday, December 3, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman Concert Hall. Complimentary tickets will be available at the Box Office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance. Featured in the program will be Haydn’s Lord […]