Archive for 2008

CUNY Alumna Joins Lehman College As Director of Research and Sponsored Programs

December 11, 2008 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Stephanie Endy, a graduate of Brooklyn College with extensive experience in securing and managing external funding, has joined Lehman College as its new Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. A certified research administrator, Endy has a strong history of working with faculty in support of their research, building internal and external […]

Educating BMCC Students on Drug Use

December 11, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Charles Daramola teaches a course about drug use. While the term “drug use” brings many thoughts to mind, Daramola focuses on the pros and cons of illegal and legal drugs — and emphasizes to students that legal drugs can be just as hazardous to the body as illegal drugs. “I think very often when […]

City Tech Partners with Woodhull Medical Center to Open Radiology Learning Lab

December 10, 2008 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has partnered with Woodhull Medical Center hto establish a Radiology Learning Lab on the premises of the hospital. The Lab is designed to promote a learning environment that will enhance the clinical experiences of students assigned to the hospital. In addition, the Lab will […]

High School of American Studies at Lehman College Ranked #1 in the Bronx and #2 in New York City and New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s List of Nation’s ‘Top 100 High Schools’

December 9, 2008 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández congratulated the High School of American Studies at Lehman College today for attaining the rank of number one high school in the Bronx, second in both New York City and New York State, and 29th in the nation, according to the newly released list of the country’s “Top […]

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has approved a budget request for CUNY for fiscal year 2009-10

December 9, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Additionally, the Board of Trustees has authorized the Chancellor, in consultation with the Chairman, to adopt a revised student tuition schedule. The new schedule includes tuition increases of up to $300 per semester for New York residents who are full-time undergraduate students attending CUNY’s senior colleges, and up to $200 per semester for full-time resident […]

Lehman College Community Band To Present Free Holiday Concert Dec. 21

December 8, 2008 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY— The Lehman College Community Band will celebrate the holiday season with “A Holiday Hurrah,” a free concert featuring a mix of holiday music and classics for wind band. This event, which is open to the public, will take place on Sunday, December 21, at 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. Led by Prof. […]

Beyond Boundaries: Klezmer Music in the 21st Century

December 8, 2008 | CUNY Graduate Center

On December 16, the Center for Jewish Studies and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center of the CUNY Graduate Center will present Beyond Boundaries: Klezmer Music in the 21st Century. Featuring distinguished klezmer performers, scholars, cultural commentators, and composers, the program includes an afternoon symposium with music (at 3:00 p.m.) and an evening concert (at […]

NY Designs and Capital One Bank Launch Student Micro Incubator at LaGuardia Community College

December 8, 2008 | LaGuardia Community College

December 8, 2008—NY Designs, the only business incubator for emerging designers, announced today that Capital One Bank has awarded it $22,000 to launch a micro-incubator for LaGuardia Community College students who are interested in becoming designers. The Capital One Student Design Center, located at LaGuardia Community College, will give aspiring design entrepreneurs a taste of […]

Getting His Feet Wet

December 8, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Freshman Austen Pelkey is making up for lost time. “Since I’m 26, I’m determined to earn my associate degree and go on to a senior college in a timely manner,” he says. So Pelkey is enrolled as a full-time student while holding down a job at a retail shop in Manhattan. Working full time, he […]

Lehman College Music Department To Present Jazz Small Ensembles Concert Dec. 14

December 5, 2008 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Three of Lehman College’s jazz ensembles will perform together in a free concert on Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The Jazz Brass, Saxophone Ensemble, and Student Jazz Combo will perform contemporary arrangements for small to mid-sized jazz ensembles. The public is invited to attend. Arranged by Distinguished Lecturer Bob […]

BC Professor Organizes Symposium on Transnational Africa and Globalization

December 5, 2008 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY—Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, professor of political science and coordinator of the Brooklyn College Women’s Studies program, has organized a symposium to bring together scholars to discuss the topics of African immigration and globalization. Okome hopes the symposium, held at Maine’s Bowdoin College in early December, will launch a plethora of scholarly activities focused on […]

Prof. Washington Will Teach, Study Jazz in South Africa on Fulbright Fellowship

December 5, 2008 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY—Associate Professor Michael Washington, a faculty member of the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College, has been honored with a Fulbright Fellowship. He will spend the first eight months of 2009 in South Africa courtesy of America’s flagship international educational exchange program. Under the terms of his Fulbright Fellowship, Professor Washington–-who is known to […]

Gloria Steinem Pays Tribute to BC Alumna Shirley Chisholm, Celebrates New Exhibit

December 5, 2008 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY—Shirley Chisholm was a political trailblazer. In 1968 she became the first black woman elected to Congress, and in 1972 she sought the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, the first black candidate to run for a major party’s nomination for the nation’s highest elective office. On Tuesday, Nov. 25, a few days before she would […]

Master’s of Mental Health Counseling Comes to CSI

December 5, 2008 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island recently announced that it is launching its Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling. The program is currently pending approval by the New York State Education Department, but the College plans to admit the first class of students into the program for the fall 2009 semester. Mental health counseling […]

Educational Leadership in the Service of Youth Award

December 5, 2008 | College of Staten Island

The National Honor Society Chapter at Susan E. Wagner Higher School on Staten Island honored College of Staten Island President Tomás Morales last night by presenting him with the Educational Leadership in the Service of Youth Award. Wagner High School Principal, Gary M. Giordano said, “It is my honor to present The Educational Leadership in […]

Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President of Medgar Evers College, Announces Bold New Vision for Medgar Evers College

December 5, 2008 | Medgar Evers College

President Edison O. Jackson announced a bold vision for the College in an inspirational speech delivered during the Nineteenth Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Speaking to a capacity crowd that included such notables as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Moet Hennessy Senior VP for Multicultural Relations Noel Hankin, and civil rights […]

Medgar Evers College Celebrates Nineteenth Convocation Ceremony

December 4, 2008 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College celebrated its Nineteenth Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 12:00 noon in Founders Auditorium. Attendees included such vaunted dignitaries as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Moet Hennessy Senior VP for Multicultural Relations Noel Hankin, and civil rights activist Hazel Dukes. “We are bestowing honorary degrees to two pillars […]

Study Shows Child Abuse in High Income Countries Grossly Underreported

December 4, 2008 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Widom’s Findings Featured in The Lancet’s Series on Child Maltreatment New York, NY– Child maltreatment is far more common than suggested by official statistics of child protective agencies, according to “Burden and Consequences of Child Maltreatment in High Income Countries,” a recent paper co-authored by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John […]

Power To The Peaceful: Peace Quilts From Around The World At Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Dec. 15, 2008 – Jan. 15, 2009 — Exhibition Opening Includes Traditional Indian Music and Reception: Monday, December 15, 6 – 7:30 pm –

December 4, 2008 | Queens College

FLUSHING, NY, December 4, 2008 – Girls from rural northern India express their hopes and dreams through hand-made quilts that travel across the ocean, destined for permanent exhibition in a Bronx school. Painter and quilt-maker Faith Ringgold creates a textile masterpiece inspired by a book in which New York’s youngest citizens document their feelings about […]

Educational Leadership in the Service of Youth Award presented to President Morales

December 4, 2008 | College of Staten Island

The National Honor Society Chapter at Susan E. Wagner Higher School on Staten Island honored College of Staten Island President Tomás Morales last night by presenting him with the Educational Leadership in the Service of Youth Award. Wagner High School Principal, Gary M. Giordano said, “It is my honor to present The Educational Leadership in […]