Archive for December, 2011

Staying Occupied

December 28, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In the weeks since the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters were rousted from Zucotti Park, spin-off encampments in California, Europe and elsewhere have been similarly evicted. Yet the OWS movement continues to gain traction, and its core concerns continue to dominate the headlines.

Exploring Industry’s Best-Kept Secret

December 28, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

They may not hit the New York Times bestseller list, but books about government-issued patents serve a vital research purpose, says Assistant Professor of science, Thomas DeRosa. “Patents are the most under-utilized resource out there,” he says. “They’re the best-kept secret in chemical research and development in both industry and academia.”

A Visitor Who’s Always Welcome

December 27, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

People who meet Juliet Scott-Campbell for the first time often tell her she must be a happy person. “I smile a lot and have an upbeat attitude,” she says. “In my profession, it really helps.”

Culkin’s Comics

December 22, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“I think comics are a fascinating way to get technical information across to students,” says Media Arts and Technology professor Jody Culkin, whose 15-page comic strip, Arduino—which explains a popular, single-board microcontroller of the same name—just went viral.

Two CCNY Early-Career Historians Receive NEH Awards

December 22, 2011 | City College

Dr. Gregory Downs, associate professor of history, and Dr. Emily Greble, assistant professor of history at The City College of New York are recipients of faculty research awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grants, announced by NEH December 9, will support book projects currently in development.

CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Volleyball Championship Set to Air on CUNYTV

December 22, 2011 | Sports

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) has announced that the women’s volleyball championship match between Baruch and Hunter will be televised on CUNY-TV (Local Cable Channel 75) on Sunday, January 1, at 1:00 pm.

Film Screening Dec. 29: Wangari Maathai

December 21, 2011 | Macaulay Honors College

Arts, Culture, and Fun Series Presents a Screening of Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai.

LaGuardia Community College’s Program Receives $25,000 National Grant to Help Hispanic Families Prepare for College

December 21, 2011 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College was one of 10 programs in the nation to receive a $25,000 grant from the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) to assist Hispanic and other families to enter college.

Sophie Davis Students Teach Patients to Ask Questions of Their Doctors

December 21, 2011 | City College

For some patients, knowing how to ask questions in a doctor’s office could make a huge difference in their outcomes. A pilot program at The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is teaching future physicians to help patients take charge of their health by querying their medical providers.

Apply Now for Fall 2012

December 21, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is pleased to announce the addition of an exciting, new Master’s degree program in Entrepreneurial Journalism which will launch in Fall 2012. Although the recommended application deadline for the Class of 2013 is on January 4, 2012, we are extending the final deadline to February 1, 2012 to […]

Brooklyn College to Add Women’s Soccer for Fall 2012 Season

December 21, 2011 | Sports

Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn College Office of Recreation, Intramurals and Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the addition of Women’s Soccer to its roster of athletic offerings…With Women’s Soccer, BC will now total seven women’s teams (Socce…

Athletes Help Athletes As CSI SAAC Plunges to Raise Money for Special Olympics

December 21, 2011 | Sports

Even though the weather has been rather warm for this time of year, you wouldn’t really call it “beach weather”. However, the College of Staten Island Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and 650 others thought it was. On December 4t…

John Jay Proud to Serve as Home to the Annual Lou DeMartino Baseball Clinic

December 21, 2011 | Sports

On Wednesday, December 28, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals will continue its ongoing tradition as the home of the Bloodhounds will again serve as hosts to the annual Greater New York Sandlot A…

York Student Athletes Take Part In "Polar Plunge" to Raise Money for Special Olympics

December 21, 2011 | Sports

Several York College student-athletes took part in a special event recently as they took time off on a Sunday to participate in the 4th Annual Great Kills Beach Polar Plunge in Staten Island. The premise of the event is simple. Participants take …

Brooklyn College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Participating in Multiple Seasonal Events

December 21, 2011 | Sports

The Brooklyn College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C) recently participated in the fifth annual Staten Island Polar Plunge, which raises money for Special Olympics New York, held at Great Kills Beach on Sunday, December 4th… the Brookl…

Seven LaGuardia Community College Students Launch New Venture with Seed Funding and Business Counsel from Capital One Bank

December 20, 2011 | LaGuardia Community College

Seven LaGuardia Community College student entrepreneurs who wish to launch their own businesses received up to $1,000 for seed funding and business counseling.

CCNY Art Historian Co-Authors MoMA Book on Diego Rivera

December 20, 2011 | City College

Eighty years after Mexican muralist Diego Rivera’s record-breaking exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the portable murals he created for that show are once again on display at the midtown Manhattan museum. City College of New York art historian Anna Indych-López co-authored with exhibit organizer Leah Dickerman, curator in MoMA’s department of painting and sculpture, the accompanying book commissioned by the museum.

The exhibit from which the book takes its title, “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art,” runs through May 14, 2012.

Turning History In to Theater

December 19, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics. Bread lines and apple stands. The landslide reelection of President Franklin Roosevelt. Bing Crosby on the Kraft Music Hall. The abdication of King Edward VIII.

Crowdfunding Science: Student Raises Cash Online to Follow a Flying Fox

December 19, 2011 | City College

The flying fox is an adorable doe-eyed bat with a dark side – it is the perfect vector for emerging infectious diseases from Asia. Susan Tsang, a PhD student in ecology and evolutionary biology at The City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center, turned to a revolutionary way to help fund her research into how this species spreads disease.

Rebecca Wallach (’12) Receives 2012 Skadden Fellowship

December 19, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

Rebecca Wallach (’12) has been selected to receive a 2012 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.