Archive for January, 2012

Matt Draper (’11) Awarded Scholarship from American Copy Editors Society

January 24, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Recent graduate Matthew Draper (’11) has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the American Copy Editors Society’s ACES Education Fund. The prize is one of five awarded annually to undergraduate or grad students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing. It includes free registration and travel expenses to the […]

Making a Better World, One Cup at a Time

January 24, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

David Steingard was just 16 when he enrolled at BMCC, and had grown up in the neighborhood.
“I played stick ball on these streets when I was a kid,” he says. “The park in front of the college used to be a sand pit, and there were sculptures there, including a big red fire engine we used to climb on.”

Around The World

January 24, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s proud slogan is “Start Here, Go Anywhere.”Most students ‘start’ locally, meaning they’re native New Yorkers.
However, some students ‘start’ elsewhere and were born, raised, and educated in another country.

CSI Alumna Marissa Pontecorvo could be next ‘American Idol’

January 24, 2012 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE – Her voice is polished and honest and can go from smoky to sassy in just a few bars of song. Huguenot native Marissa Pontecorvo has music in her blood — as a child she performed a Haydn Concerto on piano at Manhattan’s Merkin Hall and graced stages across the country in a touring production of “Annie.” As a teen, she honed her vocal chops in Nashville.

20 Macaulay Honors College Students Selected as First Cohort of Hertog Scholars

January 24, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

Selectees represent all seven partner campuses and a wide range of academic fields.

CCNY Women Flagg & Ellis Take Home Top Weekly Honors

January 24, 2012 | Sports

Jasmen Flagg earns the top women’s athlete award following her impressive performance at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational (Jan. 22)…Freshman Makita Ellis is named this week’s CUNYAC/US Army Women’s Indoor Track and Field R…

Beavers’ Sweep CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Indoor Track & Field Awards Boyukliev Tabbed as Athlete & Huggins as Rookie

January 24, 2012 | Sports

Radoslov Boyukliev is named CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the week after registering two CTC qualifiers in the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational (Jan. 22)…Top rookie goes to Albert Huggins after his season best p…

Queens College Choir Will Perform Free Concert at Lefrak Hall on Feb. 8 Prior to Prestigious East Coast Tour

January 23, 2012 | Queens College

The Queens College Choir of the Aaron Copland School of Music will perform a free public concert on Feb. 8 as a prelude to their prestigious East Coast tour the following week. The QC choir is one of only 17 collegiate choruses chosen by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Division to perform at their biennial regional conference on Feb. 16.

CCNY Students Lead Groundbreaking Internship Study

January 23, 2012 | City College

Every year, tens of thousands of college students descend on Washington, D.C., to work as interns en route to careers in politics, public policy and public service. However, until now, little has been known about the impact and quality of their experiences in the nation’s capital.

Macaulay Faculty Member Sylvia Kahan Will Be Featured Speaker at Lincoln Center

January 23, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, New York, January 19, 2012— Macaulay faculty member (Professor of Music, CSI, Graduate Center) Sylvia Kahan will be a featured speaker during the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Winter Festival 2012: Immortal Investments. Professor Kahan’s lecture, entitled “The Legendary Salon,” will take place on Friday, February 24, 6:30 pm in the Rose […]

City Tech’s February Black History Month Events to Focus on Migration

January 23, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

“Black Migrations” is the theme of New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) 2012 celebration of Black History Month in February. The free events, which will take place at 300 Jay Street (at Tillary) in Downtown Brooklyn, will include a lecture, choral and dramatic performances, an exhibition and a reading. For additional information, please contact Hazel Gibbs at 718.260.5205 or

Hunter Mourns the Loss of Former President Jacqueline Grennan Wexler

January 23, 2012 | Hunter College

The Hunter College community is profoundly saddened by the loss of our former president and inspiring mentor, Jacqueline Grennan Wexler.

Bearcats’ Women’s Swimming Sets Record for Most Wins in Regular Season Arana & Duran-Llano Get Top Weekly Nods

January 23, 2012 | Sports

Priscilla Arana garners the CUNYAC/Applebee’s swimming athlete of the week for the third time this season after leading her team on senior night to non-conference victories against St. Joseph’s and Maritime…Setting a new school record and…

Brooklyn’s O’Callahan Garners Top Player After Impressive Wins Dolphins’ Fabozzi Earns Rookie of the Week Nod

January 23, 2012 | Sports

Top player of the week Justine O’Callahan helped Brooklyn to a 2-0 week with big conference wins over Lehman and Baruch…Averaging 22 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest this week, Nikki Fabozzi is named CUNYAC/Con Edison Rookie of the week shoo…

Lehman’s Srdanovic & Staten Island’s Rakhimov Top Place Finishes Secure Top Weekly Swimming Awards

January 23, 2012 | Sports

Ivan Srdanovic swims his way to the top athlete of the week honor after recording two top place finishes in Lehman’s lone win of the week against conference opponent Staten Island (Jan. 21)…Rookie Timur Rakhimov registered five first place fini…

Undefeated in CUNYAC Dolphins’ Young Garners Top Weekly Player Award Megdar Evers’ Johnson Named Rookie

January 23, 2012 | Sports

Jordan Young earns the CUNYAC/Con Edison weekly honors after shooting 63.5% in the Dolphins’ 3-0 week, extending their win streak to seven…Brian Johnson is tabbed as this week’s top rookie following Medgar Evers’ 1-1 week averaging …

Judge Jackman-Brown (’86) Joins Queens County Supreme Court

January 23, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

This Friday, Judge Pam Jackman-Brown (’86) will be inducted as a Justice of the Queens County Supreme Court. She was elected to the position on November 8, 2011

SPS Murphy Institute Faculty Member Featured in The New York Times

January 23, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

SPS is proud to announce that the work of Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the SPS Murphy Institute, was featured in the New York Times on Monday, January 16th. Released the same day, the report, “Discounted Jobs: How Retailers Sell Workers Short,” which Luce co-authored with Naoki Fujita, of the Retail Action Project, details the working conditions of non-unionized hourly retail employees in New York City.

Eli Federman (’10) on Challenges to Preserving Religious Values

January 23, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In a Huffington Post blog entry, Eli Federman (’10) discusses how the Israeli Ultra-Orthodox community Haredi should not resort to violence to preserve heritage and religious values

Prof. Cox Discusses Search for Kuwait’s National Archives

January 23, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In a column for JURIST, CUNY Law Librarian and Associate Professor Douglas Cox discusses the missing Kuwaiti national archives that were taken by Iraq in 1990 and the UN Security Council resolution that continues to be leveled against Iraq until the archives are returned.