Archive for 2007

South Korean Energy Firm STX CO. LTD. Awards $1.2 Million to CCNY Proffesor Jae W. Lee for Process Intensification Study

December 17, 2007 | City College

STX Co. Ltd., a South Korean energy conglomerate, has awarded $1.2 million to Dr. Jae W. Lee, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), for a five-year research assignment. Professor Lee will investigate “Process Intensification by Integrating Reaction and Separation.” Process intensification is […]

‘Women’s Leadership for Change’

December 17, 2007 | The University

Prominent women leaders in politics, business and academia will explore the complex challenges facing New York at the Third CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference, “Women’s Leadership for Change: Building a Better New York” on Friday, Nov. 16. This year’s program also unveils before several hundred CUNY students and educators the new 2008 CUNY/New York Times Knowledge Network calendar and website, “Let Freedom Ring,” fourth in a groundbreaking educational series highlighting critical U.S. historical themes, co-sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and TIAA-CREF and researched by The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College.

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein Regarding the New York State Commission on Higher Education Preliminary Report of Findings and Recommendations, Chaired by Hunter Rawlings, President Emeritus, Cornell University

December 17, 2007 | The University

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 to provide new and real investment in CUNY and SUNY. New Yorkers deserve public universities whose stature is nationally recognized, whose programs are highly […]

Fighting The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity: New Children’s Fitness Program On Saturdays At Queens College — State-or-the-Art Facilities, certified Trainers and Nutritional Guidance Give Children a Head Start on a Healthy Lifestyle; February-May Classes Are Open

December 14, 2007 | Queens College

The statistics are sobering: A 2005 Center for Disease Control (CDC) survey found that among New York high school students, 11% are overweight and 17% are at risk for becoming overweight, while 78% did not meet recommended levels of physical activity. The percentage of overweight children aged six to 11 more than doubled in the […]

Baruch Hosts Visit of Afghan Educators through International Exchange Program

December 13, 2007 | Baruch College

Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts & Sciences hosted a visit on December 7 by nine Afghan higher education officials as part of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The educators sought information on a range of topics involving higher education in the U.S., particularly graduate degree programs for international students. Entitled, “University Administration […]

Baruch College’s Ticker 75th Anniversary Event Wins Alumni Relations Award

December 13, 2007 | Baruch College

Baruch College alumni who attended the 75th anniversary celebration of The Ticker dubbed the well-attended June 6 gala reception the college’s event of the year. Now, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education has made that title official. The organization, an international association of university fundraising and alumni relations professionals, has awarded the event […]

York College Committee Presents Annual MLK JR and Black History Month Exhibit and Celebration

December 13, 2007 | York College

The York College/Community Commemorative Quilt Committee (YCCCQC) will host its 9th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month Art, Memorabilia, Poetry, Quilt Exhibition and Celebration on Sunday, January 13 at the York College Performing Arts Center at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard. The art exhibition opening reception will commence at 1:30 p.m. […]

York College to Host Benefit Concert Featuring Off-Broadway’s Three Mo’ Tenors

December 13, 2007 | York College

York College ( will host its First Annual Foundation Gala, Celebrating the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to benefit York College Foundation Scholars Monday, January 21, 2008, 7 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center. NY1’s popular talk show host and political analyst Dominic Carter is the master of ceremonies and world renowned […]

Study War No More

December 12, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Born in Lebanon to refugee parents, BMCC associate psychology professor Maram Hallak had spent her youth fleeing from one war zone to another. In time, she made her way to America, settling in New York – a single mother “with three children to raise, little English and no resources.” She worked at minimum-wage jobs, frequented […]

Hunter Science Student Wins Award at Research Conference

December 12, 2007 | Hunter College

Hunter College student Asif Rahman received a prestigious award for outstanding scientific presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students held in Austin in November. Rahman – a junior with a triple major in biology, political science and Thomas Hunter special honors – won for his project studying factors that play a role […]

CSI Graduate Wins National Honors for Novel ‘Green’ Fuel

December 12, 2007 | College of Staten Island

Soumitri Seshadri, who recently graduated from the College of Staten Island, has won first-place honors at the American Society of Engineers’ International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition, which was held recently in Seattle. According to CSI Engineering Science and Physics Professor Alfred Levine, Seshadri’s win in the Technical Poster Presentation category was for his senior project […]

New Center of Philosophic Universe…

December 11, 2007 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York announces the establishment of the Saul Kripke Center, devoted to preserving, studying and promoting the work of one of the great thinkers of our times, who many consider to be the world’s foremost living philosopher. A distinguished Graduate Center faculty member, Professor Kripke’s achievements span […]

Women Who Rock Focus of Book Edited by City Tech Professor

December 10, 2007 | New York City College of Technology

As an English major at Hunter College in the sixties, Patricia Spence Rudden recalls “how exciting it was to discover Laura Nyro’s music in the midst of studying literature by ‘dead white males.’ Her music was very urban; I understood it almost immediately. I began to appreciate Nyro’s lyrics in a way that academics didn’t […]

Hunter Geography Students Win Graduate Fellowships

December 10, 2007 | Hunter College

The Society of Woman Geographers has awarded graduate fellowships to Hunter students Erin Araujo and Rhoda Quan. The geography masters students each received a $5,000 fellowship award on November 16 at the Geography Department’s Annual Geography Awareness Week dinner. Alice Hudson, president of the New York Group of SWG, which support thesis research by women […]

Not for Women Only

December 10, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When Jean-Yves Plaisir joined BMCC’s department of teacher education two years ago, specializing in the early childhood field was the furthest thing from his mind. “I’d taught in elementary school, but never at the early childhood level,” he says. But he couldn’t help noticing that his classes were comprised almost exclusively of women. “I found […]

Three Ph.D.s Receive the Queensborough Community College Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship

December 10, 2007 | Queensborough Community College

The Queensborough Community College Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship is awarded every other year to one or more faculty members who have demonstrated a consistent body of outstanding achievement in faculty research or creative work. The three recipients for the 2007 year are Dr. Cheryl Bluestone, Professor of Psychology in the Department of Social […]

Third-Year Student Wins Prestigious Skadden Fellowship

December 10, 2007 | CUNY School of Law

Ruth Cusick, a third-year student at the CUNY School of Law, is the recipient of a Skadden Fellowship, an award that will provide her with funding to undertake a public interest law project after graduation. Ms. Cusick’s project will be at the Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles. There she will represent and advocate […]

Scholarship Honors Shirley Chisholm, A Woman of Firsts

December 10, 2007 | Brooklyn College

On Thursday, November 29, Brooklyn College celebrated the third annual Shirley Chisholm Day to commemorate the life and accomplishments of the first black woman to be elected to Congress and the first woman to run for President of the United States as a member of a major political party. Organized by Professor Patricia Antoniello, director […]

CUNY Central Features Ruthann Robson in New Article

December 10, 2007 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is the subject of a new article on the CUNY Central Web site devoted to distinguished professors. The piece focuses on Professor Robson’s fiction and non-fiction works and on her philosophies as an expert in lesbian and gay jurisprudence as well as pedagogy. View the Article »

CSI Scholars Honored by CUNY

December 7, 2007 | College of Staten Island

Eighteen faculty members from the College of Staten Island (CSI) are among The City University of New York’s Salute to Scholars celebration honoring faculty members who won prestigious national awards or outstanding national recognition for their research, artistic endeavors, and other accomplishments. “Our honorees represent the rich mosaic of faculty expertise and research interests that […]