Archive for January, 2012

Three Weekly Award Victories Apiece for Bearcats’ Sung & Hawks’ Goco

January 18, 2012 | Sports

For the third time this season Julia Sung has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Women’s Swimming Athlete of the Week after five first place victories in the Bearcats’ two-conference win week…Chryzl Goco is named this week’s top…

New School Records & Top Weekly Awards for Baruch’s Kim and Lehman’s Dupres

January 18, 2012 | Sports

Kenny Kim Is named CUNYAC/Applebee’s men’s swimming athlete of the week following two top times and a new school record…Abel Dupres set two new Lehman records following the Lightning’s lone meet of the week against Baruch (Jan. 9).

John Jay’s Forsythe Named CUNYAC/Con Edison’s Player of the Week Baruch’s Abrams Earns Second Rookie Nod of the Season

January 18, 2012 | Sports

Jamecia Forsythe shot 46.9% from the field and 55.6% beyond the arc averaging 17.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per contest in the Bloodhounds’ 1-1 week…For the second time this season Baruch’s Iyana Abrams is recognized as the to…

Cougars’ Douglas & Dolphins’ Cox Earn Top Weekly Honors

January 18, 2012 | Sports

Winston Douglas earns the top player of the week nod following Medgar Evers’ 2-1 week with key wins against nationally ranked Oswego State (#22) and conference opponent Lehman… With the help of rookie standout Javon Cox in his third consecutive…

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on the 2012-2013 New York State Executive Budget

January 17, 2012 | The University

“We are reviewing Governor Cuomo’s submission today of the 2012-2013 New York State Executive Budget to the State Legislature and its impact on The City University of New York.

CSI Professor Will Be Featured Speaker at Lincoln Center

January 17, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Sylvia Kahan, critically acclaimed author of Music’s Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, will discuss the world of the Princesse’s influential, avant-garde salon.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Mother Jones Magazine Win 2012 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

January 17, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Trevor Aaronson of Mother Jones magazine are the winners of the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2012 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards.

Fiordaliza Rodriguez (’99) Quoted in NY Times

January 17, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Fiordaliza Rodriguez (’99) was quoted in a New York Times story about how Latinos view their racial identity.

Drs. Mimi Fahs, Bill Gallo, and Mieke Schmitz (a Hunter MPH student at the time and now a DPH student) and Nina Parikh (Brookdale Center for Healthy Living & Longevity) publish: The association between neighbourhood social cohesion and hypertension management strategies in older adults

January 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Professors Mimi Fahs and Bill Gallo from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and Mieke Schmitz (a Hunter MPH student at the time and now a DPH student) and Nina Parikh (Brookdale Center for Healthy Living & Longevity) publish: The association between neighbourhood social cohesion and hypertension management strategies in older adults […]

Dr. Lorna Thorpe and colleagues publish Increased screening colonoscopy rates and reduced racial disparities in the New York Citywide Campaign: An urban model.

January 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Lorna Thorpe, associate professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and colleagues publish Increased screening colonoscopy rates and reduced racial disparities in the New York Citywide Campaign: An urban model. See abstract below: OBJECTIVES: In 2003, in response to low colonoscopy screening rates and significant sociodemographic disparities in colonoscopy screening in New […]

Dr. Lorna Thorpe and colleagues publish Increased screening colonoscopy rates and reduced racial disparities in the New York Citywide Campaign: An urban model.

January 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Lorna Thorpe, associate professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and colleagues publish Increased screening colonoscopy rates and reduced racial disparities in the New York Citywide Campaign: An urban model. See abstract below: OBJECTIVES: In 2003, in response to low colonoscopy screening rates and significant sociodemographic disparities in colonoscopy screening in New […]

Lehman College Grad Wins Best Documentary Award for Film Exploring Climate Change in Kenya

January 13, 2012 | Lehman College

Sophia Tewa, a recent graduate of both Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, has won the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Winter 2012 Hollywood Cinema Film Festival for “The People the Rain Forgot.”

Tom Robbins Profiles ’60s Radical Judith Clark in New York Times Magazine Cover Story

January 13, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, has written the cover story for this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine on Judith Clark, a ’60s activist who took part in the notorious 1981 Brinks robbery that left two police officers and an armored-car guard dead. Titled Judith Clark’s Radical Transformation, […]

Rising to the Challenge

January 13, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Last summer, as members of BMCC’s Finance and Economics Club prepared to compete in the 2011 College Fed Challenge, their advisor, Yanni Tournas, urged them to keep a balanced perspective. “The goal,” he said, “isn’t to win but to learn.”

Fifth Annual MLK Jr. Step up Speak out Family Day of Service Slated for January 21

January 13, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The Fifth Annual MLK Jr. Step up Speak out Family Day of Service, in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will take place on Saturday, January 21 on the campus of the College of Staten Island (CSI). The keynote speakers will be Charles Laganga, Community and Youth Activist and Vice President of Staten Island friends of Hospice Care, and Tracy Brown, Essence best selling author. View the Event Program »Organizers chose this day “to restore Dr.

President Obama Names Hunter Alumna Mildred Dresselhaus Winner of Prestigious Award for Scientific Achievement

January 13, 2012 | Hunter College

President Obama has named Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus (Hunter ’51) as one of two recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, a prestigious award for scientific achievement. The award, honoring the memory of Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi, is administered on behalf of the White House by the U.S Department of Energy. Dresselhaus shares the honor with Dr. Burton Richter of Stanford University.

New IWHR Clinic Reports Focus on Haiti, the Philippines, and Guatemala

January 13, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The International Women’s Human Rights Clinic and the Center for Reproductive Rights jointly submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on issues related to the status of women’s reproductive rights in the Philippines

Queens College Choral Society Holds Auditions

January 12, 2012 | Queens College

The Queens College Choral Society will hold auditions for new members on January 18, 25 and February 1.

This spring the group will perform Brahms’ Requiem, one of the most beloved masterworks of all time.

The Choral Society will also be featured in the world premiere of a new work commissioned by the Queens Symphony Orchestra called 1001 Voices: A Symphony for Queens.

From Sappho to Lady Gaga

January 12, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Lecturer Aimee Record teaches Women in Literature, a course that goes beyond—way beyond—just reading and discussing classic stories.
What makes Record’s course different is that she puts traditional literary texts in the context of contemporary culture and students’ lives.

Ballet Star Heather Watts and Ford Foundation Head Luis Ubinas Headline Hunter College’s Winter Commencement

January 12, 2012 | Hunter College

On stage at Hunter College’s winter commencement on January 19th will be the internationally acclaimed ballet dancer Heather Watts, Ford Foundation president Luis A. Ubinas, and the 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who will receive their degrees. Watts will receive an honorary degree and Ubinas will deliver the commencement address. The ceremony will take place at 3 pm in the Assembly Hall.