Archive for 2006

THE YORK COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS Dorothy Park , Celeste Wortes, and Myrna Lake

November 14, 2006 | York College

On Monday, December 4, 2006, at 5:00 p.m., the York College Performing Arts Center presents Jazz Forum # 15 with our own Myrna Lake, Celeste Wortes and Dorothy Parks. Myrna Lake: A Magna Cum Laude graduate in Music at York College, is a total entertainer whose rich alto voice and piano ability have been showcased […]

Queens College Receives $1.1 Million To Treat Workers Made Ill By Clean-Up of World Trade Center

November 14, 2006 | Queens College

FLUSHING, NY, November 10, 2006 — The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS) at Queens College, CUNY, announces a major expansion of its medical monitoring program for emergency responders and recovery workers at the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site. The program, the Queens World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, will […]

LaGuardia Community College Welcomes Its First Fulbright Scholar

November 13, 2006 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–When Dr. Innocent Datondji walked into his first class at LaGuardia Community College and looked out onto a classroom of 25 eager ESL students, the college’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence knew he was no longer in his native country of Benin. “The smallest class I teach at my college is 250 students,” said […]

City Tech Auction to Feature African Sculpture

November 13, 2006 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — November 13, 2006 — The 12th Annual Gifts and Services Live & Silent Auction at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the College’s Janet Lefler Dining Room and adjoining Atrium Promenade, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary), […]

CSI holds workshop on oppression

November 13, 2006 | College of Staten Island

The Pluralism and Diversity Program at the College of Staten Island has created a special learning experience, entitled The Tunnel of Oppression, for CSI students, faculty and staff. The Tunnel of Oppression is an opportunity for the CSI community to get a glimpse of what life is like for people who are experiencing some form […]

CCNY GRAD OCTAVIO WARNOCK-GRAHAM, MFA ’06, TAKES TOP DOCUMENTARY PRIZE IN ANGELUS STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

November 13, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, November 13, 2006 — “Silences,” City College graduate Octavio Warnock-Graham’s poignant M.F.A. thesis film about the search for his African-American father, won the Outstanding Documentary Award at the prestigious 2006 Angelus Student Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film, which also won for Best Documentary in Cityvisions 2006, CCNY’s annual festival for graduate […]

CCNY HOSTS TWO EUROPEAN FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

November 13, 2006 | City College

–Visiting Spanish Physicist, Russian Mathematician to Focus on Research – NEW YORK, November 13, 2006 — The City College of New York (CCNY) is hosting two 2006-2007 Visiting Fulbright Scholars, Dr. Justo J. López Sarrión, a Spanish physicist, and Dr. Alexander Alexandrovich Mikhalev, a Russian mathematician. Both are at CCNY to conduct fundamental scientific research. […]

CCNY JEWISH STUDIES CLASS TO VISIT DOMINICAN VILLAGE THAT PROVIDED REFUGE TO EUROPEAN JEWS DURING WORLD WAR II

November 13, 2006 | City College

NEW YORK, November 13, 2006 – During World War II, Sosua, a village on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, became home to approximately 800 Jews who fled the Nazis and settled there at the invitation of President Rafael Trujillo. This week, a Jewish Studies class at The City College of New York (CCNY) […]

John J. Marchi Tribute

November 10, 2006 | College of Staten Island

In recognition of State Senator John J. Marchi’s enormous contributions to public life, the College of Staten Island will honor the Senator on Wednesday, Nov. 29 with a daylong celebration of his work that will include the dedication of John J. Marchi Hall, a conference exploring his political legacy, and a gala dinner at the […]

Fulbright Scholar Grants Awarded to Two Lehman Faculty Members

November 10, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY – Two members of the Lehman College faculty have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2006-2007 academic year. Dr. Robert Carling of the English Department is lecturing on American literature in Tezpur, India, and Dr. Alcira Forero-Pena of the Anthropology Department is lecturing and doing research on the Pan-Maya Movement in Guatemala […]

City Tech’s New ‘Project W.I.N.’ to Promote Academic Success of Veterans

November 10, 2006 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — November 7, 2006 — New York City College of Technology (City Tech) in Downtown Brooklyn has launched a new grant-funded initiative designed to promote the academic success of the increasing number of veterans enrolling at the college. Called “Project W.I.N.,” the initiative is a collaboration between the College’s Committee for Veteran Student […]

Brooklyn College to Celebrate Latino Culture on the 40th Anniversary of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

November 9, 2006 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY — In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, the department will present an all-day program, Encuentro 2006, The Possible Dream: Latin@ Arts, Communities, and Leadership on Thursday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Brooklyn College Student Center, located […]

Coming Home: More Help for Veterans at CUNY

November 9, 2006 | The University

The City University of New York has launched several major initiatives aimed at assisting veterans to overcome educational, financial and other obstacles they face while pursuing a college education.

Hostos CC will hold a ground-breaking ceremony to dedicate Memorial Garden

November 8, 2006 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College will dedicate a Memorial Garden to those who lost their lives in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 Who: Hostos Community College President Dolores M. Fernandez, NYS Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, NYC Councilman Miguel Martinez, NYC Commissioner Guillermo Linares, other local officials, students, faculty members, community leaders, and family members and friends […]

Honoring the contributions of African Americans to Dominican Culture

November 8, 2006 | Hostos Community College

“Dominicans are descendants of African Americans too,” Said Reverend Benito Jones of the AME Church in the Dominican Republic New York City, USA (November, 2006). “Dominicans are descendants of African Americans too,” the Reverend Benito Jones said proudly during his recent visit to the United States. Jones is pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church […]

Queens College To Hold Free Symposium On Immigration Policies And Perspectives, Nov. 15, 11 AM – 2:30 PM — Program Includes Panel Discussions by Scholars, Political Representatives, Community Leaders and Students –

November 8, 2006 | Queens College

“The Immigration and Immigrant Debate: Perspectives from Queens Multi-Ethnic Communities.” Symposium will present information and views on current national immigration policy and related issues, including demographic trends; economic/political participation; cultural/national/racial identity; and patterns of cooperation/conflict. Wednesday, November 15, 2006 11 am — 2:30 pm Rosenthal Library 230 Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing. For directions, […]

Media Advisory for: Friday, November 10, 2 pm (Eve of Veterans Day)

November 8, 2006 | Queens College

WHAT: Ceremony to dedicate the new World War II Veterans Memorial Plaza at Queens College (over 60% of Queens College students enlisted or were called to duty). The inscribed names of 58 students and one staff member who gave their lives will be read by history students who researched the circumstances of their deaths. SOUND/VISUALS: […]

Bronx Institute at Lehman College Receives Major Scholarship for Its Students

November 7, 2006 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY— The Bronx Institute at Lehman College has been awarded two $20,000 Next Generation Venture Fund Scholarships for eighth-grade students currently enrolled in its programs. The two students selected will participate in an intense three-year academic program that will help them pursue higher education opportunities at highly selective colleges and universities. The Scholarship, which […]

News and Announcements from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

November 7, 2006 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which opened its doors in
August 2006. The rigorous three-semester Master of Arts program
equips students to work in multi-media newsrooms and to report in
specialty areas. Students learn by doing in the media capital of
the world, taught by veteran reporters and editors. At our new
campus in midtown Manhattan, students have access to the latest
computer technology, a wireless newsroom, and a digital television
and radio broadcast center. For the latest news and announcements:
more news.

Hunter ’06 Alum Places High in NYC Marathon

November 7, 2006 | Hunter College

Former Hunter cross-country star Omri Holzman was among the leading runners in the New York City Marathon on November 5. The June 2006 Hunter graduate — participating in his first career marathon – placed 20th in his age group and 48th in the male category among nearly 38,000 finishers. Overall, Holzman’s time of 2:29.21 put […]