Archive for 2009

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Selects Queensborough Community College as the First Community College in the Country to Become an Associate Memeber of its Science Education Alliance Research Initiative

December 21, 2009 | Queensborough Community College

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), renowned for its powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education, has selected Queensborough Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY), to be the first community college in the country to become an associate member of its Science Education Alliance (SEA), a major HHMI research initiative.

BC Grad Students Head to Albany for Internship with Assembly

December 21, 2009 | Brooklyn College

David Aglialoro and Claude Celestine, both students in the master’s program in political science, have won scholarships to intern in the New York State Assembly for the spring semester. Only 10 graduate students were chosen statewide for the program.

BMCC Initiates Internships with NBC Universal

December 21, 2009 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

At a recent Leadership Breakfast held at BMCC’s Media Center, the college welcomed guest speaker, Ethan “Tony” Loney, Vice President, Diversity, Compliance and Campus Relations and Human Resources at NBC Universal, who shared some exciting internship news with the BMCC community.

Presidential Scholar and Honduran Immigrant Earns $2,000 Scholarship

December 21, 2009 | Brooklyn College

It is an article of faith for immigrants to the United States that, should one become successful in the land of opportunity, one should then help others in need.

CCNY Jazz Maestro John Patitucci Nominated For 4th GRAMMY

December 18, 2009 | City College

Music critics have hailed “Remembrance,” released by Concord Records, as one of the John Patitucci Trio’s best releases. Featuring Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone and alto clarinet and Brian Blade on drums, the album comprises 11 mostly original tunes that pay homage to a host of jazz icons.“

Event At CCNY To Help Soldiers Become Students

December 18, 2009 | City College

On Friday, January 8, CCNY will welcome some 300 members of the famed “Fighting 69th” Infantry Regiment, a unit of the New York Army National Guard, to a “Veterans’ Social,” 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in The Great Hall. The event, which will be attended by student veterans from CCNY and other CUNY colleges, is part of a CCNY initiative to reach out to servicemen and women eager to continue their education after military life.

Marketing Association Hosts Successful Alumna

December 18, 2009 | College of Staten Island

The Marketing Association of CSI recently held their semester event. This year 45 students from all different majors came to meet Janine LeChillgrien, an associate account manager at Google, and a former CSI student. Janine was very proud and honored to be asked to speak at her alma mater. She explained her journey to Google […]

Medgar Evers College and People of the Sun-Middle Passage Collective Invite Community to Celebrate Kwanzaa, Enjoy Free Holiday Meal During Difficult Times

December 17, 2009 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College, CUNY will hold their annual Feeding the Needy dinner from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Kwanzaa Celebration from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, at 1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225: dinner will be held in the cafeteria and the Kwanzaa celebration shall take place in the gymnasium. These events are free and open to the public. All those wishing to celebrate are welcomed.

Louis Armstrong House Museum to Celebrate First Definitive Biography of Louis Armstrong on January 9

December 17, 2009 | Queens College

— Author Terry Teachout to read from POPS: A Life of Louis Armstrong; Book Party to Include Free House Tour — WHAT:           Book party for the much-anticipated POPS – A Life of Louis Armstrong, considered the definitive Armstrong biography, with a reading by the acclaimed author and drama critic of the Wall Street Journal, Terry […]

BCC Student Chooses Forensics: Scientific Path to Solving Crimes

December 17, 2009 | Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College student chooses Forensics Program as way to learn how to help solve crimes.

BCC, CUNY, and Columbia Professors Host 60 Scientists at Conference on Lysenkoism

December 17, 2009 | Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College, The City University of New York and Columbia University professors host conference on Lysenkoism.

3L Jonathan Harris Selected for 2010 Skadden Fellowship, Wins Second Prize for Kaynard Memorial Student Service Award

December 17, 2009 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law’s Jonathan Harris has been selected as a 2010 Skadden Fellow. The two year fellowship will allow him to start a new economic justice project

CCNY Junior Yi Qiang Chen Receives Advertising Club Scholarship

December 17, 2009 | City College

Yi Qiang Chen’s dream of a career as a graphic designer received a big boost when the City College of New York (CCNY) junior was awarded The ADVERTISING Club’s 2009 Digital Action Scholarship, December 1.

Teens’ Mural Brings Pride, Beauty To Harlem Neighborhood

December 17, 2009 | City College

Effort Part of CCNY Project to Reduce High School Dropout Rate, which resulted in an 8’ x 15’ storefront mural painted with Chinese motifs, and was a pilot project for the Harlem Youth Project, a City College of New York (CCNY) initiative supported by UNICEF to create a child and youth-friendly neighborhood.

Sophie Davis PA Students Win Medical Jeopardy Championship

December 17, 2009 | City College

Miguel Santiago, Ifeanyi Nwobi and Patricia Nelson, students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Physician Assistant (PA) Program, along with trainer David Lau, have won the New York State Medical Jeopardy Championship. A trophy for winning was presented to the team by the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) at a December 4 reception on The City College campus.

BCC Student Chooses Forensics: Scientific Path to Solving Crimes

December 17, 2009 | Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College student chooses Forensics Program to help solve crimes.

LaGuardia Community College Professor to be Visiting Scholar at Yale University This Spring

December 17, 2009 | LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Susan Kopp, a veterinarian and professor in LaGuardia Community College’s veterinary technology program, has been invited by Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics as a visiting scholar during the 2010 spring semester.

Does Mauby Really Work?

December 17, 2009 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, people with high blood pressure have traditionally sought relief by eating a native plant called mauby. “Folk remedies are popular there,” says Trinidad-born Kwame Amin, a second-semester science major at BMCC. “If you’ve got a health issue, people will always say, ‘Drink this, eat that.’” But is there anything to these treatments? Do they really work?

City Tech Receives Stimulus Funds for Electrical Technician Training

December 16, 2009 | New York City College of Technology

A new one-year Electrical Technician Training (E-Tech) Program was established at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). Funding was provided by an infusion of $343,000 in federal stimulus funds awarded to City Tech’s Access for Women program through the New York City Department of Small Business Services.

LaGuardia Community College Project to Improve the Graduation Rate Wins Support of the Gates Foundation

December 16, 2009 | LaGuardia Community College

A LaGuardia project has received $3.6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a breakthrough curriculum and improve instruction in the teaching of math and writing basic skills