Archive for 2011

CSI Researchers Work to Restore Local Waterways

December 19, 2011 | College of Staten Island

A few years ago, a laboratory group led by Dr. William Wallace, Professor of Biology at CSI, had a project funded through the New York Sea Grant (NYSG), which focused on, according to Wallace, “understanding the processes involved with the trophic transfer of cadmium and mercury in marine ecosystems.” The approximately $100,000 grant marked the first time that the NYSG funded a project from CSI.

CUNYAC Student-Athletes Commit to Service During the Holiday Season

December 19, 2011 | Sports

Flushing, N.Y – Before, during, and after their seasons of athletic competition, City University of New York student-athletes are constantly engaging in community service activities to better their communities. This holiday season, a surge of servic…

John Jay Baseball Spreads Holiday Cheer with Annual Holiday Party

December 19, 2011 | Sports

The John Jay baseball team once again laced an offseason homerun as the anticipated 2012 roster helped spread holiday cheer for underprivileged children at its annual holiday party.


December 16, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Clips of the Week

December 16, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Check out these end-of-semester reports: •The Class of 2012 teamed for a big multimedia vox pop for ToilTown, getting video and audio of scores of New Yorker talking about their holiday spending plans. •Tuan Nguyen produced a holiday video vox pop of his own for Jesse Leon and Colin Weatherby teamed on a […]

The Concert that will “Jive” You Crazy! Coming to Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center

December 16, 2011 | Queensborough Community College

Louis Prima Jr. carries on the legacy of his father, who was known as the original “King of Swing” on January 8, 2012, at 3pm, at Queensborough Community College.

Brooklyn’s Triumphant Journeys Offering English Pronunciation for Career Success through Adult and Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College

December 16, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

Triumphant Journeys Life Coaching is partnering with Adult Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College to offer, “English Pronunciation for Career Success,” a beginning course taught by a licensed speech pathologist. The five week course, starting on February 28th, 2012, will include 10 class sessions and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Soaring to New Heights

December 16, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Every work day is different for Business Administration major Lina Koutaich, whose job is—literally—out of this world.
Koutaich, who spent her teen years in Venezuela and is bilingual, is a flight attendant for Continental Airlines.

Beavers’ Women Snag Both Weekly Awards Bah Named Top Athlete & Salas Earns Top Rookie

December 16, 2011 | Sports

Ramatulai Bah started her indoor track and field season with a fifth place individual finish in the 60m Hurdles at the CTC Relay Carnival (Dec. 4), a fourth place team finish and a bronze medal in the triple jump…Freshman Jessica Salas started her CC…

CCNY Sweeps Indoor Track & Field Awards Tourary & Huggins Honored for Men

December 16, 2011 | Sports

Barkary Touray earned two bronze medals at the start of CCNY’s Indoor Track & Field season at the CTC Relay Carnival (Dec. 4)…Rookie Albert Huggins set a CCNY record after placing fifth individually in the 60m dash at the CTC Relay Carnival…

Conference–Supporting Excellence: Discussing the Experiences of High-Achieving College Students of Color

December 15, 2011 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY is pleased to present Supporting Excellence: Discussing the Experiences of High-Achieving College Students of Color A Starting Point for Continuing Conversations on Challenges Facing Underrepresented Students at Prestigious Academic Institutions Friday, February 10, 2012 9:00am – 1:30pm Macaulay Honors College 35 West 67th Street New York, NY 10023 Keynote Panel: […]

Prof. Zeidman Quoted on Diversity of Jury Pools in Queens Tribune

December 15, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

The Queens Tribune quotes Professor Steve Zeidman in a story about the underrepresentation of certain groups among jury pools in Queens.

Entrepreneurial Student Ventures Receive $30,000 in Funding

December 15, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

After four months of learning how to develop an idea into a business plan, students from Prof. Jeff Jarvis’s Entrepreneurial Journalism class had 10 minutes to persuade a demanding jury of media professionals why their projects should receive seed funding. “Pitch Day never gets old,” said Jarvis, who started the innovative third-semester course five years […]

Lehman Student Wins Cullen Trust Fellowship

December 15, 2011 | Lehman College

Ravnit Kaur-Bhatia (Class of 2013) has received a 2011 Cullen Trust for Higher Education Travel Award, which will allow her to travel in January to the Texas Medical Center in Houston for a two-day career development workshop and symposium on M.D./Ph.D. programs.

LaGuardia Community College Recognizes Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for Acquiring Funding for Constructing Elevators on December 15

December 15, 2011 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College on December 15 recognized New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for the instrumental role he played in seeking funding for the construction of two elevators and the overhaul of four elevators in the College’s C-Building. With Council Member Van Bramer’s support, the City Council, along with the […]

Three LaGuardia Community College Students Won First Prize in a National Science Poster Competition

December 15, 2011 | LaGuardia Community College

Three LaGuardia Community College students captured first prize in a national science poster competition for minority students.

The End of Occupy Wall Street, or Just the Beginning?

December 15, 2011 | Brooklyn College

Several weeks since the encampment in Zuccotti Park was dismantled, Occupy Wall Street is still struggling to find its footing. Demonstrations continue around the country; on Dec. 12, protesters up and down the West Coast banded together to shut down ports from Seattle to Los Angeles. However, with no concrete agenda, no designated leaders, winter approaching and polls demonstrating waning popularity, the Occupy movement is at a crossroads, and protestors are scrambling to regroup and reorganize.

Center for Student Accessibility Spotlights Student’s Internship

December 15, 2011 | College of Staten Island

CSI senior Joe Scarpulla already has an impressive résumé, and the 22-year old Engineering Science major hasn’t even graduated yet. In the past couple of years, Scarpulla has worked for such large agencies as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and most recently the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York (MTA).

CUNY Journalism School Gives a Rousing Send-Off to its Fifth Class of Graduates

December 14, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

By Jane Teeling Class of 2012 David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, told members of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Class of 2011 that their most important responsibility as journalists is to exert pressure on power. “If you are not involved with that along the way,” he said, “something is deeply wrong at […]

Judge Richardson-Mendelson (’88) Featured in NY Law Journal

December 14, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was featured in a New York Law Journal article about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s criminal and family court judicial appointments.