Archive for 2009

Irish Newspaper Spotlights CUNY Law Alum

December 16, 2009 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Marty Glennon (’96) is highlighted as a “Law & Order Honoree” by The Irish Echo newspaper. Now a partner at labor, employment

First Annual Celestial Ball Raises More Than $500K for Student Scholarships

December 16, 2009 | College of Staten Island

The CSI Celestial Ball reached for the stars and raised over a half million dollars for student scholarships earlier this month. More than 330 people braved the season’s first winter snow in support of the College of Staten Island’s first annual scholarship gala at the Richmond County Country Club. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. […]

Senior Becomes Fifth BC Student to Win Prestigious Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

December 15, 2009 | Brooklyn College

Melissa Aristide, a senior pre-med and biology major, will be heading to Spain later this month on a scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. A Brooklyn native born and reared in Canarsie, Aristide will spend the January intersession in intensive Spanish-language instruction.

New Director Named for Small Business Center

December 15, 2009 | Brooklyn College

The Small Business Center at Brooklyn College has a new director, Clinton Daley, a 15-year veteran of business-development agencies. Daley has run his own marketing and management consulting firm since 1999.

Sustainability Squad Belies Global Warming Skeptics

December 15, 2009 | Brooklyn College

On the eve of the Copenhagen Conference, where world leaders will discuss global solutions to climate change, a squad of almost 45 scholars and students from Brooklyn College, other CUNY colleges and New York University (NYU) gathered at the Macaulay Honors College to present their recent scientific findings and analyze the impact of the news media on this urgent issue.

Conservatory of Music’s Ursula Oppens Receives Third Grammy Nomination

December 15, 2009 | Brooklyn College

Renowned concert pianist Ursula Oppens, a distinguished professor of music with the Conservatory of Music, has been nominated for a Grammy for her album Oppens Plays Carter, on the Cedille record label.

Hostos Dental Hygiene Students Place First and Receive Honorable Mention at the Greater New York Dental Meeting

December 15, 2009 | Hostos Community College

Two dental hygiene students from Eugenio María de Hostos Community College won first place awards and two of their classmates received honorable mention at the 2009 Greater New York Dental Meeting. The largest dental convention in the United States, this event was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City on November 29, […]

New Research Links Chronic Stress and Gum Disease

December 15, 2009 | Lehman College

Studies have shown that chronic stress is a possible culprit in ailments ranging from cancer to heart conditions. Now research indicates that Americans with high levels of stress are 55 percent more likely to suffer from periodontitis—a gum disease that weakens the bone supporting the teeth—with Mexican Americans the most susceptible, almost five times more likely to have this condition.

NOTED & QUOTED

December 15, 2009 | Hostos Community College

The following is a press release issued by the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HCC) about the first Bilingual New Yorkers to graduate from the First HHC – CUNY Class for Healthcare Interpreters. The press release is available online at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/pressroom/press-release-20091209.shtml.  UNIVISION reported the story and featured Ms. Susana Torino Delamonica, one of […]

Hostos Community College Partners with StoryCorps to Document the Lives of at Least 700 Latinos in the US

December 15, 2009 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College has become a partner of StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization that has helped more than 50,000 Americans record their life stories.  To seal the partnership and introduce his organization, Mr. Dave Isay, Founder and President of StoryCorps, visited the college on December 7, 2009.  Mr. Isay is the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, […]

Senator Kevin Parker, Liberian Presidential Historian James Smith and the Student Drafters of the Freedom Dreamers Initiative on Urban Focus, December 16

December 15, 2009 | Medgar Evers College

New York State Senator Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat, discusses the impact of the federal stimulus package on New York City on the next Urban Focus, the weekly radio program broadcast in conjunction with the DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy at Medgar Evers College. Senator Parker serves on the Senate Committees on Energy and Telecom, Economic Development and Small Business.

ASAP Projected to Exceed Goal of Graduating Students

December 15, 2009 | The University

Two years after its start, a City University of New York program strongly supported by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and aimed at helping community college students earn degrees as quickly as possible has graduated more than 30% of its original students in just two years. The program is likely to exceed its goal of at least 50% receiving their diplomas in three years, according to program results announced last week.

ASAP Projected to Exceed Goal of Graduating Students

December 15, 2009 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Two years after its start, a City University of New York program strongly supported by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and aimed at helping community college students earn degrees as quickly as possible has graduated more than 30% of its original students in just two years. The program is likely to exceed its goal of at least 50% receiving their diplomas in three years, according to a new report.

Drástica reforma de la investigación: Ideas del profesorado contribuyeron a dar cuerpo al exclusivo Centro de Investigación Científica Avanzada que pronto se construirá en el Alto Manhattan.

December 14, 2009 | En Español

Camino a su oficina en las mañanas, Ruth Stark a menudo se detiene a observar una imponente construcción en el Campus Sur de City College. Para muchos que por allí pasan, el sitio es sólo un profundo pozo de tierra y rocas. Pero representa mucho más para Stark, una profesora distinguida de química. Es una […]

Nuevas estrellas en el horizonte

December 14, 2009 | En Español

“Nuestros estudiantes y profesores merecen espacios que fomenten su energía creativa porque las energías creativas crean conocimiento” – Iris Weinshall, vice canciller de planificación, construcción y administración de instalaciones.

De la mesa de laboratorio al mercado

December 14, 2009 | En Español

Mayores esfuerzos para que los investigadores de la Universidad puedan mercadear sus descubrimientos

EL ESCRITORIO DEL CANCILLER: Las universidades, una clave para la recuperación económica

December 14, 2009 | En Español

Las universidades, una clave para la recuperación económica

Las razones en favor de una educación superior pública

December 14, 2009 | En Español

Un proyecto a nivel nacional destaca el aprendizaje avanzado a bajo costo a lo largo de la historia de Estados Unidos, y su papel primordial en mantener la competitividad en una economía global basada en el conocimiento

Research by Lehman Faculty Member in PNAS Says Deforestation Did Not Cause Collapse of Maya in Copan Valley

December 14, 2009 | Lehman College

An archeologist who earned her doctorate only three years ago has shattered accepted scientific thinking about the collapse of the ancient Maya civilization. Research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), led by Dr. Cameron L. McNeil, argues that large-scale deforestation did not cause the collapse of the ancient Maya city of Copan in Honduras, as many had believed.

CSI Honored by New York Center for Interpersonal Development

December 14, 2009 | College of Staten Island

The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (New York Center) honored the College of Staten Island’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development at their Annual Holiday Gathering last Thursday. Dr. Hugo Kijne, and the staff of the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, has collaborated with the New York Center to strengthen the […]