Archive for January, 2012

Medgar Evers College Celebrates Black History Month

January 31, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Throughout February, Medgar Evers College shall celebrate Black History Month with an exciting array of events. Themed African-American Trailblazers, Pioneers and Educators, the roster includes activities that run the gamut of the African American experience: from celebrating their cultural contributions through film screenings, videos, book readings, storytelling, artistic creations, and song/dance performances; to critical explorations (such as panel discussions, and featured lectures), of the political and socio-economic advancements made since the heyday of the civil rights era. Event attendees will receive Black History mementos and light refreshments will be served at signature events.

Rapunzel in the Library, In Perpetuum/forever II: Anne Pundyk & Other Artists at Queens College Art Center, February 9 – April 25, 2012

January 31, 2012 | Queens College

From February 9 — April 24, 2012, the second of a free two-part exhibition on the
evolution of art will be on view at the Queens College Art Center. “In Perpetuum/
forever II” will show how one artist’s work — that of Anne Sherwood Pundyk —
influences the creations of other artists, writers, musicians and dancers. This
collaborative residency will culminate on April 4 with a performance and
presentation of the artists’ works.

Don’t Leave or Stay Home Without It: City Tech Professor Publishes GPS for Grammar

January 31, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

“Grammar is really a navigation system for writing,” says Jane Tainow Feder, professor of English at City Tech. Feder, who has been teaching at the College for more than 40 years, has compiled her entertaining way of approaching the fundamentals of writing into The GPS for Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Sentence Structure.

Lehman Historian Now Heads the Conference of Historical Journals

January 31, 2012 | Lehman College

Professor Martin J. Burke of Lehman College’s History Department, a specialist in American intellectual and cultural history as well as the history of Ireland, has been elected president of the Conference of Historical Journals (CHJ), the professional association for the editors of historical journals.

New CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College faculty member, Associate Professor, Dr. Grace Sembajwe

January 30, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Former Harvard School of Public Health Research Epidemiologist and Co-Principal Investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for biomarkers of pain and cardiovascular disease.

New York City Should Turn to the Sun for Power, Says Borough President Stringer on a Hunter College Rooftop

January 30, 2012 | Hunter College

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer came to Hunter College on Thursday, January 26, with a powerful idea: New York should install solar panels on the roofs of its 1,094 public schools, a project that would eliminate nearly 77,000 tons of carbon from the city’s air each year, save taxpayers millions in energy costs and create 5,400 green jobs.

ESPN Basketball Analyst and Trailblazer Carolyn Peck Will Speak at Queens College Feb, 7 During Black History Month

January 30, 2012 | Queens College

Here’s an opportunity to come and meet ESPN basketball analyst
Carolyn Peck and jazz musician Hillard Greene at Queens

Peck’s appearance on Feb. 7 and Greene’s concert of milestone
Negro spirituals on Feb. 16 top the college’s exciting lineup of
free events next month in honor of Black History Month.

Ben Vereen Headlines Black History Month at CCNY

January 30, 2012 | City College

The City College of New York will celebrate Black History Month 2012 with a rich array of cultural events throughout February that includes exhibits, film screenings, conferences, lectures, discussions and performances.

Queens College Continues “Year of Turkey” Cultural Odyssey This Spring With a Free Contemporary Dance Performance

January 30, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College will continue its “Year of Turkey” cultural odyssey
this spring with a variety of events. Among the most unusual is
INFLUX, a free contemporary Turkish dance performance on Feb. 25
by cutting-edge choreographer/performers making their U.S. debut.

Hawks’ McKenna Earns Top Player Nod & Bearcats’ Henry Named As Top Rookie

January 30, 2012 | Sports

Megan McKenna garners top player of the week after helping the Hawks to a pair of conference victories this past week…Rookie Francess Henry went 14-for-30 from the floor, totaling 38 points in Baruch’s three victories of the week.

Impressive Shooting for Top Player & Rookie of the Week Medgar Evers’ Douglas & CSI’s Cox Named

January 30, 2012 | Sports

Notching his 15th double-double of the season, Winston Douglas is tied for first in the nation. Following the Cougars 3-0 week the 6-foot-4 forward totaled 67 points, 49 rebounds, eight assists and eight steals..Following two conference victories Javon…

Clips of the Week

January 27, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Here are some great stories to help kickoff the new semester. (Note: Work from Class of 2011 members who have completed their studies soon will be moving to our increasingly crowded Alumni Corner.) •Elbert Chu wrote about a principal in trouble for The New York Times’ SchoolBook blog. Hannah Miet’s follow-up story on the […]


January 27, 2012 | The University, Video

“CUNY Rising,” a rousing video produced by CUNY-TV that celebrates the role that more than $2 billion in philanthropy has played in the University’s transformation of the past decade, debuted at a January gala for more than 400 alumni and other friends, corporate and foundation partners, and institutional advancement officials. That philanthropy has supported scholarships, faculty hiring, facility construction and groundbreaking research. Keynoter William Macaulay (CCNY, honors, 1966) said that gratitude for the only college education he could afford had led him to underwrite what is now called Macaulay Honors College.

Alumna Leads Second Annual Celebration of Caribbean Cinema

January 27, 2012 | Brooklyn College

This past November, a league of Brooklyn College alumni, professors and students celebrated the second successful year of a monthlong festival of Caribbean cinema through art exhibitions, essays, fashion, panel discussions, live performances and, of course, film.

Dual Honorees to be Feted at the 2012 CUNY J-School Gala in May

January 27, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will honor two men for their accomplishments in the fields of journalism and philanthropy at the fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism gala on May 14 . Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism while Leonard Tow, a pioneer in the […]

LaGuardia Community College Holds Symposium on The First Year Experience on February 10

January 27, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College will host a symposium on February 10 where educators from the City University of New York and other area colleges will explore ways to improve the first year experience of their freshmen, a program the higher education establishment agrees is crucial to students’ academic success.

CCNY Team Advances in ‘Parks for the People’ Competition

January 26, 2012 | City College

CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is one of nine institutions chosen from a field of 41 to advance to the second round of the “Parks for the People” design studio competition. Graduate landscape architecture students comprise the CCNY team, which will develop plans and designs for the Nicodemus National Historic Site in Nicodemus, Kan., a Reconstruction-era settlement of emancipated slaves, and participate in a jury review this summer.

Angela Hines (’05) Launches Project Window

January 26, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Angela Hines (’05) recently launched a nonprofit organization to support girls living in low-income housing in Far Rockaway. According to the article, Project Window aims to promote

Serving Mario Batali

January 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College

It all began with a job post. “My dad sent me a link to a job with Mario Batali back in May,” explains Andrea Bernardi ’11, who received her degree from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY B.A.) program. “They had this really splashy video with Mario talking about the position. It sounded perfect for me, but totally crazy to think I would have a chance.”

Prof. Rossein Named Independent EEO Consultant After Federal Lawsuit Decision

January 25, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein has been selected as the Independent EEO Consultant in the wake of a U.S. District Court decision in U.S. and the Vulcan Society v. the City of New York. The case, filed