Archive for 2007

CUNY Joins Statewide Solar Effort

December 31, 2007 | The University

The City University of New York will announce a new partnership though its Center for Sustainable Energy which is joining Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson University, SUNY New Paltz, and solar energy companies to advance the solar industry in New York. Initiatives include “green collar” job training on the Bronx Community College campus. Speakers […]

College Now Gives High Schoolers BMCC Experience

December 27, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Right now, there are high school students somewhere on BMCC’s campus, and it’s not by mistake: they’re getting ahead as part of the College Now program. The joint venture by CUNY and the New York City Department of Education is designed for city public high school students who want new academic challenges and the experience […]

Why Christmas Came Early for one City Tech Grad

December 27, 2007 | New York City College of Technology

Thomas Cavagnaro’s Halloween this year was anything but frightful. A 2007 graduate of New York City College of Technology’s baccalaureate program in architectural technology, Cavagnaro took top honors in a nationwide Halloween costume contest sponsored by Walgreens, one of the fastest growing retailers in the United States. The contests’ top contenders were guests on the […]

Hostos Community College selected to receive grant to implement innovative greenhouse project

December 26, 2007 | Hostos Community College

The Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment (BIEE), a program established by Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr., and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) to promote the implementation of environmental technologies and energy-saving measures, has announced that Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College was selected to receive a grant for $60,000 to […]

Prof. Jenny Rivera Appointed Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights

December 20, 2007 | CUNY School of Law

On December 19th, Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo and his Transition Committee announced the names of the four attorneys who will serve on his newly formed “dream team.” CUNY School of Law Prof. Jenny Rivera was named as Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights. Prof. Rivera will be joined by Robin Baker as Executive Deputy […]

City Tech Alumna Angela Hines Finds Balance Between Career and Family Aspirations

December 20, 2007 | New York City College of Technology

Whoever said, “You can’t have it all,” hasn’t met Angela Hines. “I never really thought of it in those terms,” she says. “But I just knew that if I kept moving forward one step at a time, eventually I’d reach my goal.” Having just graduated from CUNY Law School, Hines will be admitted to the […]

York’s Keizs Presents Recommendation to Gov.

December 20, 2007 | York College

York College President Dr. Marcia V. Keizs and other members of Governor Eliot Spitzer’s Commission on Higher Education (CHE) earlier this week submitted their preliminary report calling for a Compact to ensure New York’s public higher education institutions are adequately funded and equipped to prepare the state’s students for twenty first century careers and leadership […]

‘Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens n a new America’ — Multimedia Exhibition at Queens College Godwin-Ternbach Museum Feb. 4 – June 28 Examines the Contemporary Immigrant Experience; Public Events Planned –

December 20, 2007 | Queens College

Opening public reception: Wednesday, February 6, 6-8 pm With immigration issues making headlines throughout the nation, the next show at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College is especially topical. “Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America” shares the perspective of dozens of foreign-born people who have settled in turn-of-the-21st-century Queens, the most […]

LaGuardia Community College Receives $125,000 Grant From the MetLife Foundation

December 20, 2007 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has been awarded a $125,000 MetLife Foundation grant to develop a program that will encourage adult students completing high school equivalency studies (GED) to pursue higher education. The GED Bridge to Business Careers Program will help more than 100 underserved adults, many of whom live in poverty, transition from basic education courses […]

Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Live in High Definition’ Series Continues with Hansel and Gretel Jan. 1

December 19, 2007 | Lehman College

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2007-2008 Live in High Definition performance series will continue on Tuesday, January 1, at 1 p.m. at the Lehman College Lovinger Theatre with a performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Hosted by the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of […]

HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SELECTED FOR GRANT FROM METLIFE FOUNDATION – Part of Competitive Grant Program Addressing Student Success -

December 19, 2007 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College announced today that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant for its multi-media laboratory/resource center. The competitive grant is one of ten awarded in a $1.2 million MetLife Foundation initiative to increase the number of community college students who enroll prepared, succeed academically, and complete certificates, degrees or college […]

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

December 18, 2007 | Queensborough Community College

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,” sponsored by the […]

NJCAA Awards Outgoing BMCC Men’s Soccer Players

December 18, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC men’s soccer team won their fourth straight City University of New York Athletic Conference Championship (CUNYAC) this season, capping off a 9-6-1 campaign with a victory that further turned heads of those in the soccer world to this community college’s surprising success. Now, three outgoing players have the awards to prove they played […]

BC Professor León Adds to Her International Credentials

December 18, 2007 | Brooklyn College

Tania León, director of music composition at Brooklyn College and the Claire and Leonard Tow Distinguished Professor, has been invited to be a U.S. Artistic Ambassador for the United States Embassy in Madrid. In addition, her composition, Horizons, has been chosen for performance by the artistic committee for the 2008 Beijing International Congress on Women […]

Brooklyn College Grad Breaks into Chess’s Elite Ranks

December 18, 2007 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College alumnus Gata Kamsky, Class of 1999, won the prestigious 2007 Chess World Cup held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, in a spectacular comeback victory over Alexei Shirov, catapulting the Russian-born Kamsky into the ranks of game’s international elite. The 34-year-old Kamsky’s victory earned him $120,000 in prize money and the right to challenge World Chess […]

Brooklyn College Celebrates Opening Of Newly Renovated Conference Center

December 18, 2007 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Brooklyn College President Christoph M. Kimmich at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 to mark the opening of the Brooklyn College Conference Center. Now equipped with cutting-edge technology, the new facility will offer students, faculty and borough residents flexible and affordable space that can accommodate business meetings, […]

Pinning Ceremony Held at Kingsborough

December 17, 2007 | Kingsborough Community College

On Monday, December 17, sixty-eight nursing and 14 surgical technology graduates, one of the Nursing Department’s largest classes, crossed the stage of the Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Performing Arts Center to receive their pins and congratulations from college administrators, professors, family and friends. “I encourage you to celebrate enthusiastically tonight. I join you in your […]

CUNY Chancellor Praises Higher Ed Commission

December 17, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The following is a statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein regarding the New York State Commission on Higher Education’s Preliminary Report of Findings and Recommendations: I applaud the New York State Commission on Higher Education’s recommendations to reinvigorate public higher education in our state. We owe it to the students and people of New York State […]

Thanksgiving Heart Attack Doesn’t Prevent Bronx Community College (BCC) Student from Taking Math Test A Week Later

December 17, 2007 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – Venezuelan-born Luis Malave, 52, is a first year student at BCC and a limousine driver by night. Last semester he enrolled in college to change his career and become a nurse. “I’ve always wanted to help people,” he says. Amazingly, in one week, he recovered from a heart attack and was alble […]

New Teaching Method Developed at CCNY Improves Undergraduate Students’ Skills, Attitudes Toward Science

December 17, 2007 | City College

— C.R.E.A.T.E. Method Uses Primary Scientific Literature Instead of Textbooks, Humanizes Scientific Process — In the typical undergraduate science class, the teaching approach relies heavily on textbooks instead of science’s primary literature, academic papers written by professors and other researchers. The textbooks summarize what the research reports contain, explains Dr. Sally G. Hoskins, Professor of […]