Archive for January, 2012

Poorest Smokers Face Toughest Odds for Kicking the Habit

January 20, 2012 | City College

Quitting smoking is never easy. However, when you’re poor and uneducated, kicking the habit for good is doubly hard, according to a new study by a tobacco dependence researcher at The City College of New York (CCNY).

LaGuardia Community College Alumnus Comes Back to Alma Mater To Teach

January 20, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

A LaGuardia Community College criminal justice graduate comes back to teach in the department.

Changing the Course of Her Life

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Motherhood inspired Queens College graduate to earn a GED, go on to college and pursue a graduate degree in secondary education while holding a full-time job.

NYS Secretary of State Cesar Perales to present Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Proposed 2012-13 Budget Plan at Medgar Evers College, Jan. 20

January 19, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

On Friday, Jan 20th, New York State Secretary of State Cesar Perales will present Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget plan at 3 p.m. in the Edison Jackson Auditorium at Medgar Evers College – 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Queens College Education Professor is an Advocate for Change in the Classroom

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College Education Professor encourages teachers and administrators to listen, think outside the box, and see what happens next.

Queens College Addresses Multicultural Needs

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College Professor Emilia Lopez prepares school psychologists to work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Queens College Professor Jennifer Kyle Takes an Unflinching Look at Youth Suicide

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Many students believe that no one can understand what they’re feeling; those who talk to a skilled professional invariably report feeling better.

Queens College Alum Jean-Claude Brizard Takes the Helm of Public Schools in the Windy City

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College alum takes the helm of public schools in the windy city.

Following the Path of Education out of the Mean Streets

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College Education Professor researches strategies for reversing the education disparities faced by children in poor neighborhoods.

Using Children’s Books to Read into Things that Matter

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Using children’s books to read into things that matter

Re-making American History Classes at Queens College

January 19, 2012 | Queens College

Remaking american history classes at Queens College by professor Joh Gunn, Secondary Education & Youth Services.

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Receives $1.05M for Global Skills for College Completion

January 19, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia receives a $1.05 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue work on its Global Skills for College Completion project, which focuses on developmental education in community colleges.

Baruch Men’s Basketball Players Past and Present Create Popular Basketball App

January 19, 2012 | Sports

One current player and three alums of the men’s basketball program have partnered together in entrepreneurial style to create and market a basketball training app called “OneBasketball”.

Lightning’s Springer & Beccan Garner Women’s Indoor Track & Field Weekly Honors

January 19, 2012 | Sports

Currently leading the boards in CUNYAC, ECAC and NCAA Division III, Lehman’s Jasmine Springer garners her first weekly honor of the season…For the second consecutive week Shantay Beccan is named the CUNYAC Rookie of the week.

Medgar Evers’ Alexis & CCNY’s Huggins Take Home the Men’s Indoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

January 19, 2012 | Sports

Elston Alexis is named CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week following a standout performance at the Wesleyan Invitational 2 (Jan. 14) at Middletown, CT…The Beavers’ Albert Huggins earns his first CUNYAC Roo…

Making Math Relevant

January 19, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When Euri Parios enrolled in BMCC as a Human Services major, she was told that she would be required to take Math 051—Elementary Algebra. She balked at the idea. According to Parios, “Algebra didn’t seem relevant to my life or my career plans.” She adds, “I was sure I’d never have any use for it.”

MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE AT CUNY HOSTS DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

January 18, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

Event to Explore Issues Facing High-Achieving Students of Color

Dr. Stacey Plichta Is Interviewed about women who are victims of domestic violence

January 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Health care providers are the gateway for women who are victims of domestic violence

Celebrate Black History Month in Style at Louis’s House

January 18, 2012 | Queens College

Louis Armstrong—-the grandchild of slaves-—broke racial barriers throughout his career: He was the first African American to host a nationally sponsored radio variety show, and the first to have his contract stipulate that he would not play at any hotel where he couldn’t stay. And when New Orleans outlawed mixed-race ensembles, Armstrong avoided his hometown for a decade. Come celebrate Louis’ legacy as a Civil Rights pioneer by touring the home he loved–now the largest publicly held archival collection in the world devoted to a jazz musician–during Black History Month.

CUNY, The New York Times and JPMorgan Chase Launch “The Unforgiving Economy” Calendar and Website

January 18, 2012 | The University

A unique exploration of “The Great Recession” in the context of economic upheaval throughout U.S. history is now available on a dynamic website and a richly illustrated companion calendar.