Archive for 2010

City Tech Nursing Students Make Fracas over Fracking

December 13, 2010 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology nursing students in the RN-BS program concluded a successful petition drive to enforce a temporary moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”).

Dragon Set to Devour Moon in Total Lunar Eclipse

December 13, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The full moon will enter the shadow of the Earth on the evening of Monday December 20 into Tuesday December 21 leading to a total lunar eclipse. Centuries ago, such an event was thought to be caused by a dragon eating the moon.

Teacher Education Honors Academy is Gold Standard

December 13, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA) is one of the flagship programs at the College of Staten Island. This exceptional program is quickly becoming one of the marquee education programs in New York City.   Labeled the “Gold Standard” by local high school principals, Dr.

The Transformation Has Begun

December 13, 2010 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Simple props on a bare stage, a grand piano and actors in black—now mix in stories of dating, aging, visiting family graves, resisting fast food, feeling lost, feeling angry, feeling better—and The Transformation Has Begun.

CUNY SPS Connects to Learning

December 13, 2010 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce that following a competitive application process, it has been selected by the United States Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) as one of five CUNY institutions to participate in a national project entitled Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success.

Duke of Gloucester Presents Lehman Alumna with $10,000 Scholarship from the Mountbatten Institute for Postgraduate Studies in London

December 10, 2010 | Lehman College

BRONX, N.Y.— His Royal Highness (HRH) The Duke of Gloucester, royal patron of The St. George’s Society of New York, made a day-long visit to Lehman College on December 9, where he met with more than two dozen students who have received scholarships funded by the Society and presented Shireen Frederick, a Lehman alumna and […]

Coming Full Circle

December 10, 2010 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Many students who graduate from BMCC continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, then opt to find a job in Manhattan, another city, or even another country.

And some students return to BMCC, even years later, as an employee.

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Installs New Chairperson

December 9, 2010 | LaGuardia Community College

Paul M. Higbee, a partner of G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC, was sworn in as the newly elected chairperson of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation on December 2.

GRANTS AND HONORS: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

December 9, 2010 | CUNY Matters

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from an array of government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. The eight professors pictured at left are just a few of the most recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing faculty research projects — which include exploring new ways to improve public health, energy conservation and teaching — start here and continue inside.

BC Archaeologist Is Honored for Contribution to “Most Outstanding Article”

December 9, 2010 | Brooklyn College

The Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association has honored Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology Sophia Perdikaris with the prestigious Gordon R. Willey Prize. Perdikaris received the award for her contributions as a co-author of a scholarly work voted the “most outstanding archaeology article” that appeared in the society’s journal American Anthropologist during the 2007–09 period.

LaGuardia Community College Student Honored at the Glamour Magazine 2010 Women of the Year Gala

December 8, 2010 | LaGuardia Community College

A LaGuardia Community College student who founded a social venture dedicated to investing in youth potential was one of 20 young women honored at the Glamour Magazine 2010 Women of the Year gala.

‘Living Laboratory’ of Brooklyn Waterfront, Digital Learning Focus of $3.1 Million Grant Awarded to City Tech

December 8, 2010 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) students, faculty and curriculum will connect to the dynamic “living laboratory” of Downtown Brooklyn in new and creative ways thanks to a $3.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

CUNY and CUNY Baccalaureate Win Big with the 2011 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

December 8, 2010 | CUNY Graduate Center

Eleven CUNY students have received the highly competitive national Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for 2011, a program operated by the Institute of International Education.  The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000.  This scholarship provides significant funding awards for U.S. undergraduate […]

CUNY Baccalaureate Joins the United Nations’ Academic Impact

December 8, 2010 | CUNY Graduate Center

Recognizing the invaluable role academic institutions can play in strengthening the work of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of The United Nations and his staff launched “Academic Impact” on November 18, 2010.  Academic Impact is a new partnership between over 500 academic institutions from 90 countries and the U.N. to use scholarship, innovation, and […]

Celestial Ball Raises $600K for Scholarships

December 8, 2010 | College of Staten Island

The Second Annual CSI Celestial Ball, held at the Richmond County Country Club on December 4, was another huge success, raising over $600,000 for student scholarships and support. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery and make an online gift. The event was attended by an enthusiastic group of over 220 people, including community leaders and business people, honorees and their family members and friends, and members of the CSI community, including CSI students.

CCNY Professor Gets Grant to Develop ‘Artificial Blood’

December 7, 2010 | City College

As a post-doc at The University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ron Koder, assistant professor of physics at The City College of New York, was part of a team that devised a novel method for producing an artificial protein capable of transporting oxygen, similar to human neuroglobin. He was recently awarded a three-year $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop an artificial blood that can be administered to injured troops on the battlefield.

John Jay College Announces Recipients of the 2011 John Jay Justice Awards

December 7, 2010 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the winners of the 2011 John Jay Justice Awards, honoring the contributions of three innovative and inspiring individuals whose works exemplify dedication to the cause of justice. “Each year through the John Jay Medal for Justice Awards program we recognize one outstanding global […]

Prof. Shirley Lung on Low-Wage Women Workers

December 7, 2010 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Shirley Lung is the author of “The Four-Day Work Week: But What About Ms. Coke, Ms. Upton, and Ms. Blankenship?” Published in The Connecticut Law Review

Students Enlist in National Latino Oral History Project

December 7, 2010 | College of Staten Island

Students of Hispanic descent at the College of Staten Island had the rare opportunity to participate in the StoryCorps Historias project last week. The project, according to a StoryCorps statement “is a groundbreaking initiative in partnership with the Latino Public Radio Consortium, Latino USA, and the U.S.

Fast-Growing Dominican Population on Track To Become Largest Latino Group in New York City

December 6, 2010 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Latino Data Project, which makes information available on the growing Latino population of the United States and especially New York City, has released its 2010 series of reports covering five national subgroups — Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Brazilians, Peruvians, and Colombians. The reports are available for downloading on the Web site of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at http://web.gc.cuny.edu/lastudies . They are based on the analysis of extant data available from a variety of sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Institute for Health, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and state- and local-level data sources.