Archive for 2009

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 […]

Alum Wins Appeal in Precedent New Jersey Court Case

December 14, 2009 | CUNY School of Law

Stelio Papadapoulo (’06) won an appeal in New Jersey’s appellate division, in a case of first impression

Alum Assemblywoman Wants More Women in Politics

December 14, 2009 | CUNY School of Law

Janele Hyer-Spencer (’98), Assemblywoman for the 60th District, talks about her decision to enter politics, maintaining

TASK FORCE RELEASES PLAN FOR TRANSFORMING NEW YORK STATE’S JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

December 14, 2009 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Governor David A. Paterson’s Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice today released its final report, Charting a New Course: A Blueprint for Transforming Juvenile Justice in New York State. The report calls on state officials to reinvest in community-based, rehabilitative, treatment-focused services that can improve outcome for youth and their families while also ensuring greater public safety.

CCNY Team Pursues Green Power From Piezoelectrics

December 14, 2009 | City College

Piezoelectric materials are crystalline substances that produce tiny amounts of electricity when subjected to pressure. They are commonly used to ignite gas stoves and outdoor grills. A team of mechanical engineers in TheGrove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) has developed a method for using these materials to generate green auxiliary power for automobiles and other vehicles.

The Case of the Missing Governor

December 14, 2009 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The first thing Christian Belena noticed about the e-mail that landed in his in-box last October was its unusual blue font. But what really hooked his attention was the source. The sender was one DeeDee DiBenedetto, a Louisiana-based private investigator whose client—an amateur historian named Martin Gauthier—was hoping to locate the mortal remains of a long-dead Louisiana politician. She thought Belena could help.

Hostos to Inaugurate New Sound System in Its Main Theater

December 11, 2009 | Hostos Community College

For Immediate Release  PRESS ADVISORY Who: Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Hon. María Del Carmen Arroyo, New York City Council (invited), The Hon. Rúben Díaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President, NYS (invited), Yomo Toro, Wallace Edgecombe, local officials, students, faculty members, community leaders, friends and supporters of Hostos Community College. What: New Hostos […]

CUNY Law’s Fred Rooney, Director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network, Awarded the AALS Drinan Award

December 11, 2009 | CUNY School of Law

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has announced that Fred Rooney, Director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network

CLRN Director Fred Rooney Awarded the AALS Drinan Award

December 11, 2009 | CUNY School of Law

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has announced that Fred Rooney, Director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal

The Hostos Circle of 100 Benefit Concert El Trombonazo

December 11, 2009 | Hostos Community College

Over 150 guests attended El Trombonazo, a benefit concert for the Circle of 100 Fund, which was held in the Art Gallery at Hostos Community College on Saturday, December 5, 2009. “The concert was sold out and raised more than $10,000 for the Circle of 100 Fund,” said Ramón Rodriguez, Esq., Interim Vice President for […]

Hostos Night at Pregones Theater

December 11, 2009 | Hostos Community College

On the night o f Thursday, November 19, 2009, Pregones Theater dedicated the performance of Aloha Boricua to Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, the recently appointed President of Hostos Community College.  Based on the story “Vivir del Cuento” by the writer Manuel Ramos Otero, Aloha Boricua depicts the historic migration of Puerto Ricans to Hawaii in […]

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

December 11, 2009 | Queens College

On January 9, the Louis Armstrong House Museum will host a book party for and reading from POPS — A Life of Louis Armstrong, by acclaimed author and Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout. Considered to be the definitive Armstrong biography, POPS has received rave reviews.

H1N1 Vaccine Update

December 11, 2009 | The University

We have received some questions about H1N1 vaccinations and I wanted to share yesterday’s announcement by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

John Jay Continues Tradition of Holiday Cheer for Those in Need

December 11, 2009 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Along with shorter days, colder temperatures and final exams, the arrival of December has meant one other certainty for the past 27 years at John Jay: the annual Children’s Holiday Party.

President Morales Recommended for Another Three-Year Term at AASCU

December 11, 2009 | College of Staten Island

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has just recommended CSI President Dr. Tomas D. Morales to another three-year term on their Board of Directors, effective 2010. Shirley Theimer, AASCU Executive Secretary to the President, commented, “AASCU is pleased to announce that President Tomás Morales, College of Staten Island, CUNY, was one of […]

Welcome News for BMCC’s Student Parents

December 11, 2009 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Early Childhood Education Center was recently awarded a 4-year, $1.2 million federal “C-Campus” grant. The funds will enable the Center, already a model for campus-based childcare programs across the nation, to maintain its high level of service to BMCC student parents.

City Tech Physicist Thinks Both Small and Big With Research Involving CERN Large Hadron Collider

December 10, 2009 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology physicist Giovanni Ossola is developing a new tool that will lead to more precise computations involving the actions of particles (the smallest components of matter) in the world’s largest particle (proton) accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). His research is supported by the NSF.

Brief Report on the Twelfth Annual Conference of The Dominican American National Roundtable

December 10, 2009 | Hostos Community College

State of Dominicans in the United States: Renewed Vision – Renewed Commitment This past weekend (December 4-6, 2009), I had the great pleasure of participating in the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR), which was held at the Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.  Hostos has very strong ties […]

Latinos Lack Health Insurance at Double the National Average — New Study

December 10, 2009 | CUNY Graduate Center

The percentage of Latinos lacking health insurance is double the national average, according to a recent study by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) at the CUNY Graduate Center. The report is one of six recently issued by the Center’s Latino Data Project.

Taking a Step Back

December 9, 2009 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Elspeth Brown always knew she was destined to be a dancer. She took her first lesson at age three, trained at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s conservatory through high school, and performed with the company before moving to New York in 2001 to continue her career.