Archive for 2010

Shirley Lin (’10) Selected for 2011 Skadden Fellowship: Project will be at AALDEF

December 29, 2010 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law graduate Shirley Lin has been selected to receive a 2011 Skadden Fellowship, a national fellowship program established by the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to enable law graduates to pursue public interest work.

Rocket® Expands Composting at Lehman College—Equipment is First in Operation in the Bronx

December 28, 2010 | Lehman College

BRONX, N.Y.—Lehman College began composting gardening waste in 1996. Now, with the help of a new composter called The Rocket®—the first in operation in the Bronx—the College can compost food waste as well. All the compost produced at Lehman is used to replace depleted nutrients in the campus soil, lessening the need for artificial chemical […]

DYCD Commissioner Visits After-School Program at Bronx School

December 23, 2010 | Lehman College

Jeanne B. Mullgrav, commissioner of New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), visited the Pelham Preparatory Academy December 14 to witness firsthand how an after-school program started by Lehman College is impacting Bronx high school students.

Lehman Undergrad Chosen NYS Social Work Student of the Year

December 22, 2010 | Lehman College

Lehman senior Eric Reyes was named Student of the Year at the New York State Social Work Education Association’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs last month.

Dr. Piña-Rosales Honored at New York’s Latino/Hispanic Book Fair

December 22, 2010 | Lehman College

Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales (Languages and Literatures) received two awards at this year’s annual Latino/Hispanic Book Fair in New York City: a commendation from the New York State Senate and the renaming of a school auditorium in his honor.

Step Up Speak Out Family Summit

December 22, 2010 | College of Staten Island

CSI presents the Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Step Up Speak Out Family Summit on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

Second Sight

December 21, 2010 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

William Richards lost his sight at age 33, and 16 years later, in 2007 earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from BMCC. Fast forward another three years, and Richards is writing a book, Lost in Brooklyn, about his changing Williamsburg neighborhood—which, as a sight-impaired person, he sees from a new perspective.

Grand Season Finale for Harmony Program’s Orchestra

December 21, 2010 | Brooklyn College

As the strings, woodwinds and horns rose into a crescendo, one would have thought it was the opening gala of the New York Philharmonic. Instead, the resounding passage from Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony was being played by about 50 fourth- and fifth-grade students from the Harmony Program at PS 152 who were warming up for their winter recital at Gershwin Theater.

Taking a Global Health Initiative

December 21, 2010 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Charlesworth (Charles) Mabheka is a strong presence on the BMCC campus. He’s gregarious, he’s enthusiastic, and he has a huge personality to match his huge heart.

Although he graduated from BMCC in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration, he’s still a part of the BMCC community, working as a tutor for the Learning Resource Center and College Discovery program.

Judges Hand Out $40,000 in Seed Money to Launch Journalistic Ventures

December 21, 2010 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

By Peter Hauck It was standing room only in Room 308 on the afternoon of December 13 as the spotlight focused on the vacant podium. Out in the lounge, the 10 students from Professor Jeff Jarvis’ Entrepreneurial Journalism class put away their notes. After spending the last four months refining their ideas, learning how to […]

Business Innovation Club Inaugural Meeting

December 21, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Business Innovation Club held its inaugural meeting recently with a holiday networking event. The club was conceived by students majoring in Business to provide an opportunity to unite the diverse concentrations of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and International Business around common areas of interest such as developing networking skills, innovative ways to be noticed by potential employers, and networking with fellow students.

Louis Armstrong House Museum Launches Online Catalog of Its Vast Collections

December 20, 2010 | Queens College

The Louis Armstrong House Museum has announced that their three largest collections of archives devoted to Louis Armstrong are now available online.

CSI Shares, CSI Cares

December 20, 2010 | College of Staten Island

In these difficult economic times, contributions to The CUNY Campaign for Charitable Giving are needed now more than ever. The CUNY Campaign provides desperately needed assistance for the homeless, home-bound senior citizens, teens who are struggling to complete high school, and others who are facing economic and social challenges.

CCNY-Led Interdisciplinary Team Recreates Colonial Hydrology

December 20, 2010 | City College

Hydrologists may have a new way to study historical water conditions. By synthesizing present-day data with historical records they may be able to recreate broad hydrologic trends on a regional basis for periods from which scant data is available.

A Feather in BMCC’s Cap

December 20, 2010 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Over the course of her career, Juliet Emanuel has amassed an impressive roster of honors and professional affiliations, including a doctorate in English literature and memberships in the Modern Language Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Guyana Cultural Association and the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars.

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein On Mayor Bloomberg’s Announcement To Develop a New Engineering and Applied Sciences Research Campus

December 17, 2010 | The University

I commend Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky on their announcement of an initiative to work with a university, applied science organization, or related institution to develop and operate an applied sciences research campus in New York City.

BC Community Heeded Calls for Help From Near and Far in 2010

December 17, 2010 | Brooklyn College

The willingness of the Brooklyn College community to lend a helping hand in the wake of natural and manmade disasters was tested this year, perhaps more than at any time in the college’s history. Calls for aid in 2010 came from as near as Flatbush Junction and as far away as Pakistan, and the college community displayed its penchant for generosity.

Freshman Writers Tap Into Life Lessons

December 16, 2010 | Brooklyn College

Andrew Toomer read about finding connections through a dance style he calls “cooking.”

Ariel Marshall remembered the innocent simplicity of her childhood.

Elisa Renee Libraty revealed how she always wanted a sister but discovered she had something better.

Students Earn Master of Arts in Journalism Degrees at the 2010 Commencement

December 16, 2010 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Students from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s fourth graduating class stood at attention on December 15 as Dean Stephen B. Shepard conferred upon them the degree of Master of Arts in Journalism. The packed auditorium at TheTimesCenter on W. 41st Street erupted in cheers and applause as the beaming Class of 2010 filed out […]

HOSTOS Alumni Relations Office’s Circle of 100 Reaches a Milestone: “Tree of Life” Unveiled

December 16, 2010 | Hostos Community College

Recipients and friends of the Hostos Alumni Relations Office’s Circle of 100 gathered in the Atrium of Hostos Community College’s A-building for the unveiling of The Circle of 100 Tree of Life.