Archive for December, 2011

“Memories,” an Exhibit by Artisit Eric Pomerance, is on Display at the QCC Art Gallery Through January 27

December 8, 2011 | Queensborough Community College

Brownstone facades from the cast iron era of New York City architecture are featured in “MEMORIES,” a collection of watercolors now on display at the QCC Art Gallery through January 27, 2012.

Professor Gerry Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

December 8, 2011 | Lehman College

Apparently, good news travels slowly. Lehman Professor Christopher Gerry of the Department of Physics and Astronomy was pleasantly surprised to learn that he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the nation’s premiere association of physicists.

Research by Prof. Spence Shows that Teens in Chronic Pain at Higher Risk of Suicide

December 8, 2011 | Lehman College

According to a new study co-authored by Lehman College Sociologist Naomi J. Spence, adolescents suffering from chronic pain are more likely to contemplate suicide.

CCNY Hosts Jazz Divas Melba Joyce & Carmen Bradford Dec. 16

December 8, 2011 | City College

“You won’t want to miss these two extraordinary singers as they celebrate the season with jazzy tunes and holiday favorites,” said Gregory Shanck, managing director of Aaron Davis Hall. “Carmen Bradford was the featured vocalist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra and has since performed with many jazz greats. Melba Joyce’s long and impressive career has spanned five decades in the company of – and sharing top billing with – such giants of the music world as Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn and so many others.”

Derrick E. Griffith Named Acting Assistant Provost for Student Success at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

December 8, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

Derrick E. Griffith has been appointed Acting Assistant Provost for Student Success at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. In this new position, Griffith will have broad, cross – campus responsibilities for the assessment and promotion of student success with a focus on recruitment, retention and graduation. In addition, he will oversee and manage the Smart Scholars Early College – a collaboration between Medgar Evers College and Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School which allows high school students to enroll in Medgar Evers College courses, giving them a head start in their college careers.

Ballet in Cinema: The Nutcracker to be Broadcast at Lehman College Dec. 18 and 20

December 7, 2011 | Lehman College

The Nutcracker, a ballet in two acts from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, will be broadcast at Lehman College twice this month—on Sunday, December 18, at 2 p.m. in the Speech and Theatre Building’s Studio Theatre and on Tuesday, December 20, at 1 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre.

[audio] Jazz Recital Celebrates SI Chamber Music Players Music Collection Donation, Honors Rose Volpe

December 7, 2011 | College of Staten Island

The Center for the Arts Recital Hall was alive with the sounds of jazz recently as CSI students and alumni, under the direction of Professor Michael Morreale, treated an audience of students, faculty, and staff to a recital. Listen to excerpts from the  performance: Jazz_Alumni_1 and Jazz_Alumni_2.

Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act

December 7, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

On Monday, November 21, the CUNY Law Domestic Violence Coalition invited a panel of domestic violence survivors and advocates to speak about the Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act.

CCNY Psychologist Pushes Boundaries on Treating Dual Disorders

December 7, 2011 | City College

As many as three out of five substance abusers may also be affected by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to researchers. Mental health professionals refer to such conditions as dual disorders.

Dr. Denise Hien, professor of psychology at The City College of New York, has been on the cutting edge of treating these dual disorders. Her work has contributed to a revolution in how providers dealing with substance abuse treat such patients.

Hillary Brown Appointed to National Academies’ Infrastructure Panel

December 7, 2011 | City College

Hillary Brown, FAIA, professor of architecture in The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture, was recently appointed for a three-year term to the National Academies’ Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE). This expert body looks at questions of technology, science and public policy related to the constructed and natural environments.

Students Invite Panel of Guests to Speak on Racial Profiling

December 7, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

On Thursday, November 17, students invited a panel of speakers to educate the CUNY Law community on racial profiling. The panel, “Restoring Justice: Reflections on Racial Profiling in a Post 9/11 America,” was co-sponsored

CUNY Law Named Among Top Schools for Public Interest

December 7, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

National Jurist magazine has named CUNY School of Law among the top law schools in the nation for public interest. The magazine is recognizing the top 15 schools

CUNY College Now Model City Council Project

December 6, 2011 | The University

Public high school students from all five boroughs participated in the 10th annual CUNY College Now Model City Council Project on December 3, 2011 at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where they debated the issue of secure communities and immigrant detainment. The bill the students debated and voted on, Council Intro. 656, withdraws City support of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Program (ICE) on Rikers Island.

When the Chemistry Is Right

December 6, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Organic chemistry didn’t come easy to François Payen. “It doesn’t come easy for anyone,” says Science Professor Brahmadeo Dewprashad, who taught the introductory class Payen enrolled in as a freshman in 2006. “Organic chem is a very challenging subject.”

A First for New York City College of Technology: National Science Foundation Awards Grants to Three Physicists

December 6, 2011 | New York City College of Technology

In a triple play unprecedented at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), the National Science Foundation has awarded individual research grants to three professors in the Physics Department.

The Dolphins’ Magloire Takes Top Player Following an Undefeated Week

December 5, 2011 | Sports

Following an impressive 3-0 week sophomore Bloochy Magloire led his team in scoring in two of the games and currently leads the Dolphins with 19.3 points per game…Granville Gittens from Brooklyn, NY is named this weeks top rookie following a pair o…

Undefeated This Week, Pair of First Time Winners Hunter’s Markoe & Baruch’s Abrams Named Top Players

December 5, 2011 | Sports

Kristen Markoe earns her first player of the week award following Hunter’s 2-0 conference victories this past week…Following Baruch’s 2-0 week and scoring a total of 24 points and 13 rebounds, freshman Iyana Abrams has been named as this…

CSI’s Romanov & Zimarev Sweep This Week’s Top Awards Following Record Breaking Preformances in ECAC

December 5, 2011 | Sports

One of Vladislav Romanov’s finest performances of the season took place this past weekend in the ECAC Division III Open Championships where the Dolphins finished in sixth place…In his first time participation in ECAC competition, this week&rs…

Baruch’s Arana Earns Top Nod Following 6th Place Finish in ECAC Season Warm Up Championship

December 5, 2011 | Sports

Priscilla Arana and the Beacats competed in the ECAC season Warm Up Championship this, week placing sixth overall and achieving their best team finish yet…For the second consecutive week Chryzl Goco has been named rookie of the week.

CCNY, Hostos and LaGuardia Receive $4 Million for STEM

December 5, 2011 | City College

The City College of New York and two CUNY community colleges are partnering on a multifaceted initiative to attract more students to the STEM disciplines – especially Hispanics and low-income students – and help them earn their degrees. Producing more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates is critical to strengthening U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.
The program, called the Alliance for Continuous Innovative Learning Environments in STEM (CILES) is funded through a five-year, $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education and will be housed within the CUNY CREST Center.