Archive for December, 2011

LaGuardia Community College Students Take Second Place in a National Mathematics Competition

December 14, 2011 | LaGuardia Community College

A team of 17 LaGuardia Community College students competing in a national mathematics contest for two-year colleges, earned the College second place in the northeast region.

CCNY Professor Wins Award for Book on Burning Man

December 14, 2011 | City College

Each summer, tens of thousands of people camp in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create the countercultural phenomenon famously known as Burning Man, an arts festival named after its spectacular bonfire of a forty-foot tall wooden and neon sculpture of the “Man.” More than 50,000 faithful attendees establish “Black Rock City,” a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, “radical self-expression,” and a gift economy. Campers depart seven days later, having left no trace whatsoever.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) Hosts Panel on The Regulation of Hydrofracking in New York

December 14, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

On Monday, November 28, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at CUNY Law organized and hosted a panel to discuss New York State’s plan for Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, the legal challenges, the environmental threat, and the community response.

CLORE Assembles Panel on Dept. of Justice Report of Misconduct by Puerto Rican Police Department

December 14, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

On Tuesday, November 15, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) at CUNY Law assembled a panel at the New York County Surrogate’s Court to discuss the Department of Justice’s September 2011 report following a comprehensive investigation that revealed patterns of misconduct within the Puerto Rican Police Department.

Women’s Leadership Forum Features Con Edison’s Marilyn Caselli

December 14, 2011 | College of Staten Island

This year’s Women’s Leadership Forum, which was held last October in the President’s Conference Room, featured Marilyn Caselli, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations at Con Edison. After a welcome from CSI Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. A. Ramona Brown, greetings from Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Barbara Eshoo, and opening remarks from then Deputy to the Provost Dr.

Chinese Researchers Visit Lehman College To Study Medicinal Use of Plants

December 13, 2011 | Lehman College

Students from Minzu University in Beijing, China are once again visiting Lehman College to take part in an ethnobiology study that examines how minority groups in China use medicinal plants.

Interactive I Students Produce Multimedia Report on New Yorkers’ Holiday Spending Plans

December 13, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

First-semester students from the Fundamentals of Interactive Journalism classes have completed a project in which they interviewed some 270 New Yorkers about how the economy was affecting holiday spending. The project featured an extensive multimedia component with more than 80 video and audio clips, all gathered using smart phones. Have a look at the results: […]

NYC Wins Department of Energy “SunShot” Award to Make Solar Energy Cost Competitive

December 13, 2011 | The University

The City University of New York has won a grant award from the U.S. Department of Energy for SunShot NY, an aggressive plan to streamline solar installations. The ‘Rooftop Solar Challenge’ is part of the DOE SunShot Initiative, a national effort to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

City Tech Students Sweep Awards at Federal Reserve Video Competition

December 13, 2011 | New York City College of Technology

The repercussions of unwise credit card use were successfully conveyed by New York City College of Technology (City Tech) students as they swept the three top awards at a video competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Office of Regional & Community Outreach and the New York Bankers Association.

Governor Cuomo Signs Inner City Youth Employment Bill at Medgar Evers College

December 13, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill creating “NY Youth Works,” an inner city youth employment program that will combat high unemployment in the state’s metro areas. In a standing room only audience, students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School as well as Medgar Evers College students, faculty and staff looked on as the Governor, joined by his colleagues from the Legislature, signed the new bill in a ceremony held at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York in Brooklyn.

Juliette Forstenzer Espinosa (’08) and Joanna Donbeck (’08) Featured on CUNY TV

December 13, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY TV recently produced a story about the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) and the work of the Health Care Rights Initiative, an education and advocacy organization that assists patients

Director of CAASS Receives Tepeyac Award for Raising College Education Awareness Among Immigrants

December 12, 2011 | Brooklyn College

Asociación Tepeyac has honored Jesús Pérez ’95, director of the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success at Brooklyn College, with its 2011 Builders of the Future Award for his role as executive director of the CUNY Working Task Force on Strengthening Educational Opportunities for the Mexican and Mexican-American Community.

Go Gadget Go

December 12, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC hosted an event centered on the issue: mobile devices in the classroom—good idea or bad idea?

Mobile Devices in the Classroom: Peril and Promise was the topic of a panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Chaney, an Assistant Professor in BMCC’s Speech, Communications & Theatre Arts department.

Baruch’s Sung Earns Second Top Athlete of The Week Hunter’s Collazo Gets Her First Top Rookie Award

December 12, 2011 | Sports

For the second time this season Baruch’s Julia Sung is recognized as this week’s top female swimmer…With the Hawks’ pair of victories for the week, freshman Charlotte Collazo outstanding performances earned her this week’s top…

Dolphins’ Romanov Garners Top Swimmer Once Again Baruch’s Martinez Earns Second Rookie Award

December 12, 2011 | Sports

For the second consecutive week Staten Island’s Vladislav Romanov earns the top swimmer of the week award…Freshman George Martinez earns his second rookie of the week nod following the Bearcats’ tri meet competition against Division II le…

Bearcats’ Johnson Named CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Basketball Player of the Week CSI’s Kartalis Tabbed As Rookie

December 12, 2011 | Sports

Kiara Johnson from Baruch is named this week’s top player following the Bearcats’ 0-1 week when they faced off #29 Ithica College (Dec. 10)…Freshman Danielle Kartalis earns this week’s top rookie nod following the Dolphins’ lo…

Medgar Evers Duo Garner Top Basketball Awards For The Week

December 12, 2011 | Sports

Medgar Evers’ Tony Sims is named player of the week following the Cougars’ impressive wins over Albertus Magnus and Ramapo College…Following Medgar Evers’ 2-0 week, freshman Sharif Boone is tabbed as this week’s top rookie sco…

LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Addresses Economic Development and Job Growth with Local Business Leaders

December 9, 2011 | LaGuardia Community College

Before an audience of over 40 business leaders, LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow, was interviewed by NY1 News Anchor Cheryl Wills on the vital role the College plays in helping small businesses grow and thrive.

Surprise Gift of $1.6 Million Smooths the Way for Queens College Students at the Aaron Copland School of Music

December 9, 2011 | Queens College

Several struggling music students will be able to struggle a little less, thanks to the generosity of the late Beatrice Schacher-Meyer, who left Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music (ACSM) a surprise gift of $1.6 million for student scholarships and other kinds of support.

Alyssa Lubrino From Baruch Honored as November’s Scholar Athlete of the Month

December 9, 2011 | Sports

Flushing, N.Y. – For the month of November, Baruch College’s Alyssa Lubrino has been recognized by the City University of New York Athletic Conference as the CUNYAC/ Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar Athlete of the Month.