Archive for February, 2012

Alec Wilkinson, Award-Winning New Yorker Writer at Macaulay, Mar. 19

February 29, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, New York, February 29, 2012—  NEXT IN THE KNOPF DOUBLEDAY AUTHOR SERIES AT MACAULAY MONDAY, MARCH 19, AWARD-WINNING NEW YORKER WRITER ALEC WILKINSON AND HIS NEW BOOK, THE ICE BALLOON Celebrated New Yorker staff writer and author of nine books, Alec Wilkinson continues the popular Knopf Doubleday Author Series at Macaulay’s historic building […]

New Scholarships for Innovation Awarded

February 29, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Michael Mccutcheon and Brianne Garcia are the first recipients of the J. Douglas Creighton scholarships, funded by Digital First Media CEO John Paton in memory of his mentor, a Toronto Sun founder who died in January 2004. Paton, a member of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Board of Advisers, donated $50,000 to provide scholarships […]

To Celebrate and Congratulate

February 29, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

We are succeeding hourly and daily,” said BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who has overseen the college’s growth for the last 17 years.
“BMCC continues to be recognized as a leader in urban-serving education nationally,” he told a full audience in Theater II, on the main campus.

BCC Student First Place at CUNY-Wide Competition

February 29, 2012 | Bronx Community College

On February 14, 2012, Cory Vendryes, a member of the Speech, Drama & Debate club at Bronx Community College, came in First Place in Persuasive Speaking at the CUNY CLASP (CUNY League of Active Speech Professors) speech competition. The competition was held at LaGuardia Community College and included two categories: Informative and Persuasive speaking. Communication […]

City College Speaker Offers Five Rules for Business Success in China

February 29, 2012 | City College

When initiating business dealings in China, “know the cultural nuances, or you will fail before you start,” warned Savio Chan, president and CEO of US China Partners Inc., in a lecture at The City College of New York earlier this month. Mr. Chan’s firm helps United States businesses expand into Chinese markets.

Fifty-one TSA Employees Received Certificates in Homeland Security at LaGuardia Community College

February 29, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s program to provide educational opportunities to its Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, LaGuardia Community College and the TSA awarded certificates to 51 airport screeners who completed the homeland security program offered at the College.

Staten Island’s Olivia Tierno Named CUNYAC/Hospital For Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January 2012

February 29, 2012 | Sports

Flushing, N.Y. – Olivia Tierno has been highlighted by the City University of New York Athletic Conference for the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar Athlete of the Month honor for the month of January. Throughout the month of January Ti…

BRONX CC WINS NJCAA REGION XV FINAL OVER NASSAU, 95-68; Head to NJCAA National Championship Elite Eight Next Weekend!

February 29, 2012 | Sports

Bronx Community College (27-5) scored 63 points in the second half of the 2012 NJCAA Region XV Championship game to defeat Nassau Community College, 95-68 to advance to the Nationals for the first time in school history. It’s been a magical year for…

First BCC Students to Receive Honorable Mention at The Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Philadelphia

February 28, 2012 | Bronx Community College

Congratulations to Alex Luma, computer science major and Anthony Canelo, engineering science major, who both received honorable mention at the Black Engineer of The Year Awards in Philadelphia on February 17, 2012. Alex Luma was awarded the “Community in STEM” Award and Anthony Canelo was awarded the “Academics in STEM” Award. It was a very […]

Baruch Quants Win International Competition

February 28, 2012 | The University

Two teams of students in Baruch Colleges master’s in financial engineering (MFE) program won first and fourth places in the prestigious 2012 Rotman International Trading Competition at the University of Toronto, besting 48 other teams from 44 academic institutions on four continents between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25. The competitors engage in simulated trading cases that closely mimic real-world financial markets.

Business & Economics Program Director Greg David Featured on CUNY TV’s Study with the Best

February 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program, takes viewers on a walking tour of New York City’s economy on Study with the Best, a show produced by CUNY TV. The feature was based on his new book, Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, scheduled for release this spring.

New aspirin compound has potential for cancer treatment

February 28, 2012 | The University

Recent studies have reported that aspirin has anticancer properties. Now, researchers at the City University of New York Medical School have developed a new “designer” form of aspirin that appears to be more effective than aspirin alone against cancer. The new formulation, known as NOSH-aspirin, was reported to be extremely effective in controlling the growth of the following cancers: adenomatous cancers (colon, pancreatic, lung, and prostate), epithelial cancer (breast), and lymphocytic cancer (leukemia).

Nanotechnology fiber breakthrough holds promise for medicine and microprocessors

February 28, 2012 | The University

A new method for creating nanofibers made of proteins, developed by researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), promises to greatly improve drug delivery methods for the treatment of cancers, heart disorders and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as aid in the regeneration of human tissue, bone and cartilage.

Medgar Evers College Professor Dr. Brenda M. Greene to be Honored at CCNY 1st Annual Celebration of Women in Arts and Culture Awards

February 28, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

On March 2, the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference (NWBC), in conjunction with vicelounge, presents theNoir music series. Curated by poet/singer/producer/creative Tai Allen, Noir launches as a benefit and pre-conference celebration.

A New Literary Arts Journal Grows in Brooklyn: City Tech Professors Launch 2 Bridges Review

February 28, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn is famous for many things: Barbra Streisand, the Brooklyn Dodgers, Leonard Bernstein, and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge, to name just a few. Now, a new star-studded institution is in the making in the borough — a literary arts journal titled 2 Bridges Review, which recently debuted at New York City College of Technology (City Tech).

NCAA’S BOUND FOR STATEN ISLAND

February 27, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Men’s Basketball squad will be participating in their first NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament since 2001-02, and the Dolphins received great news when the 62-team draw was announced, earning one of 14 host site seeds in the tourney which kicks off this week.

Nano-technology uses virus’ coats to fool cancer cells

February 27, 2012 | The University, Uncategorized

While there have been major advances in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of tumors within the brain, brain cancer continues to have a very low survival rate in part to high levels of resistance to treatment.

“March Forward and Vote:” CUNY Launches Crucial Voter Registration Campaign

February 27, 2012 | The University

The City University of New York this month launches a March Forward and Vote campaign to encourage students, faculty and staff to register and vote in the upcoming federal and state elections. This campaign kicks off registration activities and wide-ranging discussions of issues on CUNY campuses in this presidential election season. It continues the University’s long-standing, nonpartisan educational mission to equip students to be active citizens, and to participate in civic activities to improve City life.

CCNY Inaugurates Women in Arts and Culture Awards

February 27, 2012 | City College

Seven outstanding New York women will be honored at The City College of New York’s 1st Annual Celebration of Women in Arts and Culture Awards ceremony 7 p.m., Friday, March 9 at CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall.

CCNY Architecture Exhibit Celebrates Lauretta Vinciarelli

February 27, 2012 | City College

Before her death in August 2011, Lauretta Vinciarelli, the noted Italian-born artist and architect, devoted much time planning an exhibit of her architectural drawings at The City College of New York. Seven months after her passing, “Clear Light: The Architecture of Lauretta Vinciarelli,” opens in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Atrium Gallery, March 1. It runs through May 25, 2012.