Archive for 2008

Reaching Mount Sinai: Queens College Senior Nick Copeli, A Forest Hills Resident, Will Soon Enter A New, Elite Medical School Program For Non-Science Majors

December 30, 2008 | Queens College

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 22, 2008 — When Nick Copeli graduates this spring, he’ll embark on a medical career by way of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Humanities and Medicine program. He’ll also be the first Queens College graduate to be admitted to this program, which has accepted few public university students. “The program is […]

BMCC Hosts ‘HIV, AIDS, Poverty and Globalization’

December 29, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC recently held an “HIV, AIDS, Poverty and Globalization” conference. The event was sponsored by Student World Assembly in collaboration with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Women’s Resource Center, and the BMCC Nursing Department. A panel of experts spoke to an audience of BMCC students, staffers and faculty members about the impact AIDS, HIV, […]

BMCC Receives $105,000 From The New York Community Trust For Study on Obstacles Facing Women of Color in Higher Education.

December 29, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In an effort to help more women of color succeed academically and gain better economic security, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) today announced it has received a $105,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to conduct The Community College Odyssey: Identifying and Addressing the Obstacles for Young Women of Color. Assessing the Effectiveness […]

Professor Bratspies Innovates on Reform Proposal

December 29, 2008 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Bratspies collaborated with a group of scholars from the Center for Progressive Reform to propose a series of innovative reforms that the incoming Obama administration could implement via executive order

‘The Ethicist’ Visits BMCC

December 23, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Randy Cohen, author of the syndicated column “The Ethicist” featured in The New York Times Magazine every Sunday, discussed politics and praised BMCC as the guest speaker this fall at The BMCC Foundation’s fourth annual Donors & Friends Reception. The event, held in Richard Harris Terrace, marked the start of the November-long CUNY Month, putting […]

An Update from the Chancellor: Latest Budget News

December 23, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The University continues to monitor city, state, and federal developments that affect CUNY’s budget, and, in an effort to keep the CUNY community informed of these events, what follows is a summation of some of the latest budget-related news. On December 16, Governor David Paterson released the 2009-2010 State Executive Budget. With New York State […]

Researchers At CCNY, Columbia Find Shape Changes In Aroma-Producing Molecules Determine The Fragrances We Detect

December 23, 2008 | City College

NEW YORK, December 22, 2008 – Shakespeare wrote “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But would it if the molecules that generate its fragrance were to change their shape? That’s what Dr. Kevin Ryan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at The City College of New York (CCNY) and collaborators in the laboratory […]

Senior Adds to Growing List of BC Students to Win Gilman Study Abroad Award

December 22, 2008 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY—Amy Iturres-Alomia, a senior majoring in film and French, has won a scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study Italian at the Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. The Colombia native will head to Italy at the end of January for intensive language classes. She becomes the fourth Brooklyn College […]

Jacqueline Williams Named New Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Expands Responsibilities

December 22, 2008 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY—For Associate Dean of Student Affairs Jacqueline Williams, assisting others is part of her genetic makeup, so her new title is actually a logical blending of both old and new responsibilities at Brooklyn College. After completing her Ph.D. in social psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1985, Williams came to Brooklyn College as […]

Call for Papers on the Work and Life of Speculative Fiction Writer Octavia Butler

December 18, 2008 | Medgar Evers College

Call for Papers on the Work and Life of Speculative Fiction Writer Octavia Butler for inclusion in the National Black Writers Sympoium to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. Octavia Butler is considered a master storyteller in the genre of speculative fiction. Her work explores themes such as race, […]

Is It Warm In Here? Baruch Psychologist David Sitt Makes RateMyProfessor.com’s Top Ten Hottest Profs

December 18, 2008 | Baruch College

David Sitt, lecturer in the Department of Psychology, says he finds RateMyProfessors.com, the Internet site “very helpful,” as a source of student feedback on his teaching. He must be doing something right. The hugely popular survey site, which claims to have generated its 2008 rankings from a database of more than 7.5 million student ratings […]

Baruch College’s Schwartz Institute Featured in Higher Education Magazine Change-’Improving Communication is Everyone’s Responsibility’ by Fara Warner

December 18, 2008 | Baruch College

In 2003, Terrence Martell, a finance professor at the City University of New York’s Baruch College, encountered a classroom of 80 seniors who could navigate the complex intricacies of the futures markets and commodities trading. But when he asked them to write a report explaining to a commodity pool operator why he or she should […]

Ten Leonard and Sophie Davis Scholarships, With $20,000 Stipends, Awarded To Students In CCNY’s Sophie Davis School

December 18, 2008 | City College

NEW YORK, December 18, 2008 – Ten fourth-year students in The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York have won $20,000 Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarships for their last two years at Sophie Davis and their two clinical years at cooperating medical schools. The recipients, announced by Dr. Stanford […]

Three CSI Students Participate in Inaugural Class of CUNY Leadership Academy

December 18, 2008 | College of Staten Island

Three College of Staten Island (CSI) students are among the 28 participating in the CUNY Leadership Academy, the flagship leadership program of The City University of New York. Representing CSI are Peter DeCresenzo, History/Secondary Education; Nervana Gaballa, Communications; and Jose Saltos, Biochemistry. Peter DeCrescenzo is a New York native who has lived on Staten Island […]

New Research Leaves Many Wondering Whether or Not the Clean Water Act Is Working

December 18, 2008 | College of Staten Island

New York State Senator Andrew Lanza visited the College of Staten Island (CSI) for a briefing on the research of two CSI faculty members whom the Senator has funded. Dr. Jeff Bussolini of the CSI Sociology department shared his observations with Senator Lanza and CSI President Dr. Tomás D. Morales regarding sociological research on the […]

CSI Researchers Battle Breast Cancer

December 18, 2008 | College of Staten Island

The incidence of breast cancer is inordinately high on Staten Island, as the borough has one of the highest death rates from the disease in the state and the highest death rate in New York City. In response, researchers at the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative (SIBCRI) at the College of Staten Island (CSI) […]

Students in the CUNY J-School’s Class of 2008 Get Their Degrees

December 18, 2008 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

After reminding his audience that “the growth of new media does not mean the death of traditional journalistic values,” Dean Stephen B. Shepard awarded Master of Arts in Journalism degrees to 45 members of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s second class. Associate Dean and Emcee Judith Watson joked that the Class of 2008 now […]

Three CSI Students Participate in Inaugural Class of CUNY Leadership Academy

December 18, 2008 | College of Staten Island

Three College of Staten Island (CSI) students are among the 28 participating in the CUNY Leadership Academy, the flagship leadership program of The City University of New York. Representing CSI are Peter DeCresenzo, History/Secondary Education; Nervana Gaballa, Communications; and Jose Saltos, Biochemistry. Peter DeCrescenzo is a New York native who has lived on Staten Island […]

New Research Leaves Many Wondering Whether or Not the Clean Water Act Is Working

December 18, 2008 | College of Staten Island

New York State Senator Andrew Lanza visited the College of Staten Island (CSI) for a briefing on the research of two CSI faculty members whom the Senator has funded. Dr. Jeff Bussolini of the CSI Sociology department shared his observations with Senator Lanza and CSI President Dr. Tomás D. Morales regarding sociological research on the […]

CSI Researchers Battle Breast Cancer

December 18, 2008 | College of Staten Island

The incidence of breast cancer is inordinately high on Staten Island, as the borough has one of the highest death rates from the disease in the state and the highest death rate in New York City. In response, researchers at the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative (SIBCRI) at the College of Staten Island (CSI) […]