Archive for 2007

Hunter College Poll Finds Clinton Has Support of 63% of LGB Likely Voters

November 29, 2007 | Hunter College

In the first public, political survey ever conducted by a university-based team of scholars with a nationally representative sample of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGBs) Americans, results released today show that Senator Hillary Clinton has the support of 63 percent of LGB likely voters in the Democratic primaries, followed by Senator Barack Obama with 22 […]

Filmmaker Charles Stuart Named Jack Newfield Professor at Hunter College

November 28, 2007 | Hunter College

Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Charles C. Stuart has been selected to be the Jack Newfield professor at Hunter College for the spring semester. The Jack Newfield Visiting Professorship of Journalism at Hunter was created to honor Newfield’s memory and his legacy as one of America’s most respected reporters-writers. The program, now in its third year, brings an […]

City Tech Student Wins Women’s Forum Educational Award

November 27, 2007 | New York City College of Technology

For her “superior qualifications, accomplishments and commitment to education,” Evita Belmonte, a junior at New York City College of Technology (CityTech), has been honored with the 2007 Women’s Forum Educational Award. The award honors women who overcome severe obstacles and strive to complete their undergraduate education after a hiatus in their lives. Belmonte certainly has […]

BMCC’s Chinese Language Professor, Dr. Jianguo Ji

November 27, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Some professors go on vacation when school is let out for the summer — but not BMCC professor Dr. Jianguo Ji, who had research findings and writings published in authoritative anthologies over the sweltering break. Moreover, his new book, Developments in Applied Linguistics, came out in August — right before he went to the First […]

Preview of Messiah Concert Dec. 6 at Lehman College

November 27, 2007 | Lehman College

Michael Spierman, conductor of the Orchestra of the Bronx, will present a preview of Handel’s Messiah at Lehman College on Thursday, December 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Sponsored by the College’s City and Humanities Program, the event is free and open to the public. The Orchestra will return to deliver a full […]

CSI Hosts an Evening of Sri Lankan Music

November 27, 2007 | College of Staten Island

Celebrated Sri Lankan musicians Rookantha Goonatillake and Chandralekha Perera host an evening of music and dance from the Sri Lankan diaspora performed in Sinhalese and English at the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 8 at 8:00pm. Hear hits from TV, film, and their many recordings, as well as new […]

CUNY Law Posts Highest Bar Pass Rate in School’s History

November 27, 2007 | CUNY School of Law

School Also Beats State Average for First Time CUNY School of Law posted the highest New York State Bar Exam pass rate in its history, with 82.75 percent of students passing the July 2007 exam on their first try. Also, for the first time, Law School graduates’ performance beat the statewide average of 79.1 percent […]

A Breath of Fresh Air

November 26, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A team representing BMCC’s respiratory therapy program recently won the 2007 Sputum Bowl — an academic competition that tests players’ knowledge of pulmonary function, pediatrics, neonatology, microbiology, physiology and related areas. Sweetening the victory was the fact that the field was dominated by four-year schools — LIU, SUNY-Stony Brook, and Molloy College. BMCC was one […]

The Mystery Plays at Brooklyn College

November 26, 2007 | Brooklyn College

From December 6-9, the Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s The Mystery Plays, directed by Christian O’Neill, an M.F.A. Directing candidate at Brooklyn College. Performances will take place at The New Workshop Theater on the college’s campus. In The Mystery Plays, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reinvents the mystery plays of medieval Europe by way […]

CUNY and Tepeyac to Host Nov 18 College Fair

November 24, 2007 | The University

The City University of New York in association with Tepeyac, an organization serving the Mexican and Mexican American community in New York City, invite students and families to a free CUNY College Fair on Sunday, November 18 at the New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn.

CUNY Board Appoints New Vice Chancellors For Human Resources Management and Labor Relations

November 24, 2007 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed two new Vice Chancellors with responsibilities in the areas of human resources and labor relations. The new Vice Chancellors are: Gloriana B. Waters, who is presently serving as Interim Vice Chancellor of CUNY’s Office of Faculty and Staff Relations; and Pamela S. Silverblatt, who has served as First Deputy Commissioner at the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations for the last six years.

Lehman College Division of Education Continues to Meet Rigorous NCATE Accreditation Standards

November 21, 2007 | Lehman College

The Unit Accreditation Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has reaccredited the Lehman College Division of Education through 2014, noting that the division and its programs “meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community.” The announcement was made today by Lehman Provost Mary Papazian and the College’s Acting […]

Victor Lin Trio to Play Contemporary Jazz at Lehman Nov. 29

November 21, 2007 | Lehman College

Lehman’s The City and the Humanities program will host the Victor Lin Trio for a concert of contemporary jazz on Thursday, November 29. This event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, room 306, of the Lehman College Music Building. Formed in 2002 by New […]

Lehman’s Master of Social Work Program to Hold Open House Dec. 10

November 21, 2007 | Lehman College

Lehman College will hold an open house for its Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program on Monday, December 10, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the East Dining Room of the Lehman College Music Building. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and meet faculty members informally. Refreshments will be served. The M.S.W. […]

Lehman College Big Band to Give Free Concert Celebrating Jazz History Dec. 5

November 21, 2007 | Lehman College

The Lehman College Big Band will give a repeat performance of “American Bandstand: A Century of Jazz” on Wednesday, December 5, at 2 p.m. in the Music Building’s Hearth Room. The concert will celebrate the music of Armstrong, Ellington, Kenny Durham, Pat Metheny and other famous jazz composers and musicians. Directed by Distinguished Lecturer Bob […]

Lehman College and Community Chorus To Present Winter Concert December 2

November 21, 2007 | Lehman College

The Lehman College and Community Chorus will kick off the holiday season with its annual free Winter Concert on Sunday, December 2, 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. The program will feature Mozart’s Sunday […]

City Tech Faculty Offer Workshop on Using ‘Second Life’ in the Classroom on November 30

November 20, 2007 | New York City College of Technology

Second Life may be best known for its 3D online digital world and flying avatars, but the simulation spaces it provides are great environments for students to learn engineering and design principles, investigate the laws of physics, develop basic programming skills and work within an international virtual community. In this workshop, a panel of professors […]

When Viruses Become Hijackers

November 19, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

While there is still no cure for HIV, scientists have learned much about the virus and how to treat it since the first U.S. cases were identified in the early 1980s. Among those helping to expand the knowledge base is Melissa Nashat, an assistant professor in the BMCC department of science. Prior to joining the […]

Getting with the Program

November 19, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

If you think computer programming is only for techies, think again. Or, even better, talk to Chris Stein. An assistant professor in BMCC’s computer information systems (CIS) department, Stein teaches multimedia programming and design (MMP), which collectively comprises three areas – programming, video and art and design. Admittedly, the MMP offerings are best suited to […]

BMCC Math Professor Prefers Hands-On Approach to Teaching

November 19, 2007 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students better have their thinking caps on when they walk into Felix Apfaltrer’s math class, because the third-year professor doesn’t give many lectures or power point presentations. Instead, Apfaltrer — who’s teaching Elementary Algebra, Introduction to Statistics and Analytic Geometry and Calculus III this semester — uses an active approach, trying to involve students […]