Archive for 2007

Baruch College Opens New Statistical Research Facility

December 7, 2007 | Baruch College

President Kathleen Waldron, Zicklin School of Business Dean John Elliott, and other Baruch VIPs recently attended a ceremony marking the formal opening of the Research and Statistical Consulting Laboratory on the 11th floor of the Newman Vertical Campus. The new facility, made up of ‘twin’ or conjoined computer banks, promises to provide a big boost […]

City Tech Mourns Loss of Student Christopher Karan

December 7, 2007 | New York City College of Technology

The College community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Christopher Karan, an 18-year-old first semester student in the baccalaureate program in Computer Systems. He lost his life yesterday in a horrible automobile accident on the Van Wyck Expressway that left one other young man dead and three in critical condition. Christopher was […]

Department for the Aging Partners with Hunter College on Healthy Urban Aging Initiative

December 6, 2007 | Hunter College

Commissioner Edwin Méndez-Santiago, LCSW today announced that the Department for the Aging (DFTA) is partnering with Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of Hunter College and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) to undertake a three-year effort to improve the quality of life for the city’s older adults. The goal is to develop effective programs […]

Two Hunter Students Receive Women’s Forum Award

December 6, 2007 | Hunter College

Two Hunter College students, who overcame great odds to succeed, have been named as recipients of the Women’s Forum Education Award. Hong Xin – a senior studying film and creative writing – came to the U.S. for asylum after facing political oppression as a published writer, a poet and an accountant in China. “I want […]

Lehman College Community Band To Present Free Concert December 16

December 5, 2007 | Lehman College

The Lehman College Community Band will celebrate the holiday season with “Holiday Spectacular,” a free concert featuring a mix of holiday music and wind gems for band. This event, which is open to the public, will take place on Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. Led by Professor Alan Hollander of […]

Report Co-Authored by Professor Sid Harring Critiques Land Policy in Namibia

December 5, 2007 | CUNY School of Law

A new report by Sidney Harring, Professor at the CUNY Law School, and Willem Odendaal of the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), a public interest law organization based in the capital of Namibia, says that that government’s agrarian policy has failed to adapt to the demands of a modern Namibia or to benefit African farmers. The […]

Brooklyn College Celebrates Opening Of Newly Renovated Conference Center

December 5, 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, […]

BC Professor Wins Prestigious MLA Award

December 5, 2007 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College Professor William P. Childers has become the first CUNY professor to win the Modern Language Association’s Katherine Singer Kovacs prize for his book Transnational Cervantes (University of Toronto Press, 2006). The award, presented by one of the most prestigious scholarly associations in academe, goes to an outstanding book published in English in the […]

Baruch College Professor Carl Rollyson Awarded NEH Grant

December 4, 2007 | Baruch College

Carl Rollyson, professor of English at Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2008-2009 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers to complete his book on the New England poet Amy Lowell. Click here to read more about this project. A cousin of the more famous Robert Lowell, […]

Baruch Accounting Students Win PriceWaterhouseCoopers Extreme Accounting Campus Competition

December 4, 2007 | Baruch College

A team of five Baruch accounting students in the College’s Zicklin School of Business won first place at the PricewaterhouseCoopers xACT accounting debate competition, held at Baruch on November 12. The xACT xTREME Campus Competition is designed to expose students to real world accounting and auditing issues. Teams have two weeks to research an assigned, […]

Wall Street Journal and Denver Post Reporters Win 2007 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

December 4, 2007 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Joyce Purnick, award winning journalist, is the keynote speaker at the 2007 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards Luncheon. She, together with Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice will present the 2007 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards at the third annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium: Changing the View of Crime […]

Bronx Community College Students Pitch In & Volunteer to Help Pregnant Bronx Teens

December 3, 2007 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – Bronx Community College (BCC) Students volunteering with the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) Chapter at Bronx Community College continue to gain valuable life lessons as they strive to socially, economically and politically effect change in their communities. NYPIRG’s mission is to build student power. BCC students have selected hunger and […]


December 3, 2007 | City College

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta will receive a special award at a dinner Saturday, December 8, in The Great Hall of The City College of New York to celebrate the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute’s (CUNY-DSI) 15th Anniversary. Approximately 500 CUNY graduates of Dominican descent are expected to attend the event, which is also a […]

Ramírez Márquez Recalls Norman Mailer

December 3, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In 1994, Associate Professor Alister Ramírez Márquez of the Department of Modern Languages interviewed Norman Mailer (Jan 31, 1923- Nov 10, 2007), the combative and controversial American writer of the 20th century. This conversation with Mr. Mailer was published in Spanish in El Tiempo, the most widely read newspaper of Colombia, and was included in […]

Photo-Op/Media Advisory for: Thursday, December 6, 1 pm — Ribbon-Cutting To Open Armstrong Alley, Queens College’s New Performance Space —

December 3, 2007 | Queens College

On Thursday, December 6 at 1 pm, Queens College will hold a ribbon-cutting event in the main dining hall for Armstrong Alley, the school’s newest performance space. Queens College President James Muyskens, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, and music professor and Grammy-winning saxophonist Antonio Hart will cut the ribbon. Immediately following the ribbon-cutting, graduate jazz […]

BC Students to Benefit From City, Industry, and CUNY Recognition of Film’s Importance to New York

December 3, 2007 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College film students will benefit greatly from a new universitywide initiative called “NextGenNYC” that will promote and celebrate emerging filmmakers who graduate from the City University of New York. “NextGenNYC” was unveiled November 27 at a press conference held jointly by the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Independent Feature Project (IFP), […]

Richmond County Savings Foundation Provides Support for Marchi Visiting Scholar and SI Leadership Institute

November 30, 2007 | College of Staten Island

Cesar Claro, Executive Director of the Richmond County Savings Foundation (RCSF), presented a check for $51,000 to College of Staten Island President Tomás Morales today, providing $50,000 to fund a new Senator John J. Marchi Visiting Scholar in Public Affairs position and for $1,000 of continued funding for the Staten Island Leadership Institute. The Visiting […]

On World AIDS Day, Projects at Lehman College Aim to Help as Well as Inform

November 30, 2007 | Lehman College

World AIDS Day tomorrow (December 1) has added meaning this year at Lehman College, where work is under way to help those affected by the disease in South Africa, which has the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world. Supported by a $367,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Craig […]


November 29, 2007 | City College

— Legal Scholar and Distinguished Interfaith Leader to Assess Role of Courts, African-American Churches in Advancing Racial Justice — Dr. Derrick A. Bell, Jr., and Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. will lead the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies’ inaugural New York Life Colloquium, “The Courts, the Churches, and African Americans: Legacy and Contemporary […]

Lehman’s ‘Lightning’ Jazz Brass Band to Give Free Concert Dec. 9

November 29, 2007 | Lehman College

The Lehman “Lightning” Jazz Brass Band will give a free concert Dec. 9, featuring the music of Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy and the World Saxophone Quartet, as well as a selection of contemporary arrangements for small to mid-sized ensembles. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Hearth Room, located on the third floor of […]