Archive for 2008

National Institutes of Health Creates Internship for CUNY J-School Students

December 15, 2008 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Students interested in health and medicine reporting may apply for a special summer internship created for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism by the National Institutes of Health. The internship, at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, Md., comes with a $5,000 stipend and has been funded for 2009 and 2010. The internship will allow students to […]

Fulbright Scholar From Spain Chooses Music School At Queens College; Aims to Hit a Hight Note As A Composer/Musician

December 15, 2008 | Queens College

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 12, 2008—Opera tenor Placido Domingo, cellist Pablo Casals and classical composer and virtuoso pianist Joaquin Rodrigo are three of the musical legends that Spain has given the world in just the last century. And if Lluis Capdevila, a Fulbright music scholar from Catalonia, Spain, has his way, one day he may be […]

NY1’s Dominic Carter Gives BMCCers Message of Hope

December 15, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“If I can make it, you can make it,” longtime NY1 political news anchor Dominic Carter enthusiastically told more than 150 BMCC students in Theatre 1 this fall, stirring them to rounds of applause. Carter’s visit was part of the annual convocation for students in the College Discovery (CD) program. Designed to give financially and […]

At Home Abroad with Joe Berger

December 14, 2008 | The University

As a veteran reporter for The New York Times, Joseph Berger has written about the city’s immigrants and how newcomers to areas like Astoria, Ditmas Park and East Harlem have improved these neighborhoods. In his book “The World in a City,” published by Ballantine Books in 2007, he took a deeper look at his subjects…

Voices of the People: The Lomax Legacy

December 14, 2008 | The University

For nearly 20 years the Alan Lomax Collection –the musicologist’s unique library, spanning 50 years of folk music and culture — was housed at the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) at Hunter College’s MFA building on West 41st Street. Founded by Lomax in 1983, ACE’s goal was to promote every culture’s right to express and develop its distinctive heritage…

Ed Begley Jr.: Green on a Budget

December 14, 2008 | The University

Robert Zagaroli III, chairperson of the architectural technology department at the New York City College of Technology on incorporating sustainable resources in CUNY campuses, actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. on living a greener life with low-cost alternatives and Thomas Mclellan, Founder and President of LED Green Power on the next generation of energy-efficient lighting. Featured Green Artists: Betty MacDonald, Scott Krokoff.

Bratton on Leadership

December 14, 2008 | The University

As New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s top cop and now as Los Angeles’ police chief, William Bratton understands the challenges of leading a police force and fighting big-city crime; under Giuliani, he introduced the CompStat system, which is still used to track crimes and devise strategies…

Civil Rights in the ’60s: Basketball and Race Relations

December 13, 2008 | The University

On the court they were idolized, but off the boards these legendary NBA players suffered the same humiliations as many of their African-American contemporaries. “Being an athlete did not inoculate you,” said New York Knicks All-Star Dick Barnett, who went on to earn a Ph.D. in education at Fordham University…

Soros: Saving Green with Green Investments

December 13, 2008 | The University

Investing in green technologies will lead to a stronger economy, says billionaire financier George Soros. “The development of alternative sources of energy is where I see the way out of the global recession or depression,” Soros said at the forum “Beyond the Crisis: The Future of the Global Economy,” at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism…

Being Young, Arab and Muslim in America

December 13, 2008 | The University

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the reports of hate crimes and harassment in Arab-American communities has exploded, says Moustafa Bayoumi, associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, and, youth, in particular, are being affected…

Crafting An Eloquent Beginning

December 13, 2008 | The University

John Jay College Associate Professor John Matteson, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book “Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father,” compares the beginning of biography to the overture in an opera…

Rise in Mexican Population Leads Growth of Latinos in New York City

December 12, 2008 | CUNY Graduate Center

A dramatic increase of Mexicans led the growth of New York City’s overall Latino population, which rose to 28% of all city residents in 2007, according to the latest report of the Latino Data Project published by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of […]

Her Prose: Hansel and Gretel Revisited

December 12, 2008 | The University

Francine Prose knows what it’s like to write a New York Times best-seller, because she did with her book, “Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them,” (2006). At a reception in her honor at Baruch College, Prose read and discussed “Hansel and Gretel,” a short story she first published in 1986…

Want to Learn? Go Teach

December 12, 2008 | The University

Laughter carried Frank McCourt through 30 years of teaching English literature to more than 12,000 students in the New York City school system. “Teenagers are crazy, and I was in hysterics half of the time,” said McCourt, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of “Angela’s Ashes,” and other critically acclaimed works…

Celebrating the Old York Library

December 12, 2008 | The University

By the time the real estate investor and developer Seymour B. Durst died in 1995, he had filled most of his five-story townhouse on East 61st Street with more than 10,000 books, as well as thousands of photographs, postcards, maps and pamphlets. The collection, which he started in 1962, came to be known as the Old York Library. In 2000, it was turned over to the CUNY Graduate Center and is now open to the public by appointment…

Solar’s Bright Future in NYC

December 12, 2008 | The University

Vincent Cozzolino on the business of solar energy in NYC, part 2 of Ed Begley Jr and David Ortiz on the potential of geothermal energy. Featured Green Artists: Emily Zuzik, Peggy Atwood.

Science Professor Pushes Critical Thinking With Case Studies

December 12, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On a mundane weeknight this past summer, Brahmadeo Dewprashad was at home watching the nightly news, as he normally does, when his interest was piqued. The newscaster was reporting a story about acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol® — and its relation to liver toxicity, when the BMCC science professor had an idea: incorporating […]

New Spin on an Ongoing Crisis

December 12, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

From where Kenneth Levin sits, there could actually be an upside to the current economic crisis. “This is an amazing time to be at BMCC,” says Levin, who recently joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the Social Sciences department, where he teaches introductory courses in economics. “The whole field of economics is changing […]

Doctor Atomic: The History, Science and Scientists of the Bomb

December 11, 2008 | The University

Part of the Science & the Arts Series at CUNY’s Graduate Center, this is the first of five symposia produced in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, which recently presented “Doctor Atomic”, a new opera by John Adams, which centers on the moral dilemmas surrounding the development and use of the atom bomb in World War […]

For Longer Lives, Lifestyle Matters

December 11, 2008 | The University

Life expectancy has risen by 30 years over the last century, an increase that can only be sustained by healthier lifestyles, says Kenneth Olden, founding dean of the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College…