Archive for 2010

Graduate Center Student’s Research Helped Pass Law against Prescription-Drug Price Gouging

December 6, 2010 | CUNY Graduate Center

A white paper by Graduate Center doctoral student Kimberly Libman that targeted prescription-drug price gouging played a vital role in the passage of legislation signed into law by Governor David Paterson. The legislation was drafted by New York State Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner and co-sponsored by State Senator Tom Duane. Libman’s research helped move the legislation out of committee and on to passage.

A New Generation of Exceptional, Interdisciplinary Scholars Joins Faculty as CUNY Graduate Center Looks Toward 50th Year

December 6, 2010 | CUNY Graduate Center

Poised for its 50th Anniversary next year, the CUNY Graduate Center is adding to its already renowned faculty 12 senior-level professors who will help set the tone for the institution’s next era as a national leader in doctoral and graduate-level education.

Queens College Choral Society Launches 70th Anniverisary Season With Performance of Handel’s Messiah

December 6, 2010 | Queens College, Uncategorized

Queens College Choral Society’s 70th Anniversary Season kicks off with a performance of Handel’s Messiah. This year students from the Aaron Copland School of Music will participate.

SPS Participates in Random Hacks of Kindness

December 6, 2010 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce that its Sahana Agasti Team was honored this past weekend at the New York City arena of Random Hacks of Kindness: Hacking for Humanity (RHoK), an international weekend-long event focused on producing technological solutions to issues in the humanitarian and crisis management professions. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon honored RHoK’s mission and its organizers at the event’s opening reception on Friday, December 3rd at the United Natio

Smoothing the Way from Military to Academic Life

December 6, 2010 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

As more veterans are returning to school or just starting their college careers, the CUNY Office of Veterans Affairs is working to ensure that their transition from military to academic life goes as smoothly as possible.

‘The World in Front Of Us’

December 6, 2010 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Hispanic Heritage Month at BMCC concluded with a celebratory luncheon on December 2nd at Richard Harris Terrace. The month-long festivities honoring Hispanic writers, artists and culture were held on-campus, and were coordinated by BMCC students, staffers and professors.

Jarvis: “What Stanford and MIT do for technology, we hope we can do for journalism”

December 5, 2010 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

“What Stanford and MIT do for technology, we hope we can do for journalism.” That’s what Professor Jeff Jarvis stated recently at a special information session about two exciting new programs in Entrepreneurial Journalism that the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is launching over the next year. The first is a one-semester Advanced Certificate in […]

Sculptor Brings Figures to Life With “A Journey In Stone And Wood” Now on Exhibit at Queensborough’s QCC Art Gallery

December 3, 2010 | Queensborough Community College

Gladys Thompson Roth, a resident of Great Neck, New York, shares her figurative and abstract sculptures with the public in an exhibit, A Journey in Wood and Stone, on display at the QCC Art Gallery.

Q&A: Why Do We Eavesdrop? It’s Complicated

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

John Locke, professor of linguistics in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College and a professor of language science at the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author of three academic books as well as two popular books. He recently spoke with CUNY Matters about his latest book, Eavesdropping: An Intimate History, published this summer by Oxford University Press. Professor Locke has spent a large part of his career researching the biology of language, including its development in children.

Taking the LEED

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

CUNY’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold rating is expected for the new science center at Lehman College.

BOOK TALK: A Vuvuzela Rattles the Ivory Tower

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

The joint authors of Higher Education? (Times Books) have produced a vuvuzela of a book intended to rattle nerves in some normally complacent corners of the nation’s ivory towers: faculty lounges, presidential suites, trustees’ board rooms, and field houses of varsity boosters.

Ex-Actor Now Stars In an Unlikely Place

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

The first thing students notice at the entrance to Room 109 in the City College Science Building is a sketch taped to the door, captioned “Even cockroaches are required to wear lab coats.”


December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

A City College student team’s design for a solar roofpod made the finals of an international competition. Now the real work begins.

LaGuardia Boosts Small Business

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

With help from financier Warren Buffet and investment bankers Goldman Sachs, the first 23 graduates of their “10,000 Small Businesses Initiative” collected diplomas at LaGuardia Community College in September.

Topping Off Key Science Campus

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters, Uncategorized

The centerpiece of CUNY’s Decade of Science initiative — construction of the $700 million Advanced Science Research Campus at City College — celebrated a critical milestone in October.

SPS Announces its First Annual Appeal

December 3, 2010 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce the launch of its first Annual Appeal on Monday, December 6, 2010. Contributions to Climb Higher: Campaign for Scholarship will help support the financial needs of SPS students, expand faculty research awards and named professorships so that SPS can continue to attract and retain outstanding faculty, and provide for continued innovative program development and community education and training programs to meet the needs of business, industry, and the professions.

Reimagining Public Higher Education During a National Summit at the University

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, together with co-sponsors President Marc Yudof, University of California, and President Michael Crow, Arizona State University, convened in November the second national “Summit on Public Higher Education,” where leaders of many of the nation’s major public universities discussed reimagining public higher education and innovative strategies to cope with the fiscal challenges confronting all large systems in the states.

Home Is Where the Job Is

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

Not all CUNY students have a made-to-order job waiting after graduation. But while earning her 2008 business degree with honors at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Adrienne Kennick worked up to 40 hours a week at Escape Guesthouse, which her mother, Elizabeth Kennick, created on a leafy street in Brooklyn’s Boreum Hill.

Putting e-Texts to the Test

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

CUNY and its students have
contended for several years with steadily rising textbook prices.

Another Rhodes for the University

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Matters

A Macaulay Honors College student who attends Brooklyn College is one of only two students from New York state to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for next year. Zujaja Tauqeer, who fled Pakistan with her parents to escape persecution when she was 7, is the third Rhodes Scholar from Brooklyn College and the seventh from the University since the inception of the award.