Archive for February, 2012

Award-Winning Author Colum McCann in Conversation with Leonard Lopate March 6 at Queens College

February 23, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College’s renowned Evening Readings series presents Colum McCann in conversation with WNYC radio host Leonard Lopate. McCann, who will read from his work, is the award-winning author of the novels Songdogs, This Side of Brightness, Dancer, Zoli and Let the Great World Spin, as well as the collections of short stories, Fishing the Sloe-Black River and Everything in This Country Must.

President Morales to Deliver Commencement Address at SUNY New Paltz, Receive Honorary Doctorate

February 23, 2012 | College of Staten Island

NEW PALTZ –College of Staten Island President Tomás D. Morales, an alumnus of the State University of New York at New Paltz, will be New Paltz’s 2012 Undergraduate Commencement speaker. He will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the Undergraduate Ceremony on Sunday, May 20.

Blues Brothers Show with a Belushi Blessing–Dan Ackroyd and belushi Estate Hand-pick this Jake and Elwood

February 22, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

The Official Blues Brothers Revue bursts onto the stage at QPAC for a one-of-a-kind stage show that faithfully recreates the magic of the Blues Brothers including the music, comic antics and affectionate character quirks that made blues fans out of millions of rockers in the 1970’s and 80’s on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8pm.

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein

February 22, 2012 | The University

I am concerned about recent press reports alleging invasive surveillance involving students of the Islamic faith at several colleges, including some within The City University of New York system. Neither the University nor its colleges were informed by law enforcement entities of surveillance activities. In addition, the University has no information as to the basis for such activities.

Medgar Evers College President William L. Pollard and Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes Unveil Proclamation Announcing Annual Symposium on the Impact of Race and Law on Society

February 22, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College President William L. Pollard and Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and unveiled a proclamation agreeing to establish an annual symposium focusing on racial issues and the law, and their impact on American society. They were joined by political and community leaders, pastors and members of the community in announcing the annual event which will take place every February coinciding with Black History Month.

Chancellor Goldstein Honors Liliete Lopez with the Inaugural Ernesto Malave Outstanding Student Leader Award and Yisa Rumala with the Inaugural Decade of Science Alumni Achievement Award

February 22, 2012 | The University

The Ernesto Malave Award is named after the former CUNY Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, a proud alumnus who was deeply dedicated to student success. The award recognizes a student leader who inspired others by their actions.

JCRC to Host “Faces of Israel”: A Discussion of Israel’s Diversity

February 22, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) will be hosting a panel discussion about life in Israel and what it means to be Israeli in today’s global climate on Wednesday, February 29 at the CSI Center for the Arts Williamson Theatre from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

2012 CUNYAC/CON EDISON WOMEN’S SEMIFINALS at CCNY #1 Brooklyn Over #4 Lehman 64-58; #2 Baruch Crushes #3 Hunter 74-51;

February 21, 2012 | Sports

Current CUNYAC/Con Edison Player of the Year JESSICA DULEBA tallied 18 points, as the four-time defending champions, Baruch College Bearcats (18-9) crushed archrival #3 Hunter College 74-51, in the second semifinal at CCNY’s Nat Holman Gymnasium…

Writer and Scholar

February 21, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Terry Tom Brown was going through a rough time.
“A guy I dated only for a month,” he recalls, “suddenly stopped returning my phone calls.”
Feeling rejected and confused, Brown channeled his feelings into what he knew best—words.

Tow-Knight Center Website Goes Live

February 21, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A new website detailing the activities of the CUNY J-School’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism is up and running. The inaugural postings include a profile of the 16 students enrolled in the 2012 entrepreneurial journalism class as well as an essay by Tow-Knight Center Director Jeff Jarvis on why he insists that students in the [...]

Jonathan Libby (’96) to Argue in Front of US Supreme Court

February 21, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Jonathan Libby (’96) will represent Xavier Alvarez in United States v. Alvarez in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 22.

City Tech Documentary on Young Men of Color Premieres on February 29

February 21, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

How trauma experienced as normal by young men of color affects their participation in their college education is the focus of a new documentary having its premiere at New York City College of Technology (City Tech) on February 29, at 5 p.m.

#1 CSI Beats #4 Baruch 73-63; #6 MEC Tops #7 York, 80-64 In 2012 CUNYAC CON/EDISON MEN’S SEMIFINALS at CCNY

February 21, 2012 | Sports

A rematch is on tap at at the City College of New York’s Nat Holman Gymnasium (on Saturday, 5 pm) as #6 Medgar Evers Cougars beat the #7 York Cardinals going away, 80-64 to get the chance to defend their 2011 Tournament title. The College of S…

#1 CSI Coasts in Quarterfinals; #6 Medgar Evers & #7 York Are Upset Winners #4 Baruch Survives Hunter In OT!; Tuesday Semis at CCNY Are Next!

February 18, 2012 | Sports

The 47th Annual City University of New York Athletic Conference / Con Edison Men’s Basketball Championship is in full swing after four quarterfinal games at the higher seeded teams on Saturday. The semifinals at CCNY begin Tuesday night with #1 CS…

Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey

February 17, 2012 | Queens College

The latest offering from the Queens College “Year of Turkey” cultural odyssey will recreate the living spaces of a nomad’s tent and an Ottoman-style interior. Presented in partnership with Flushing Town Hall—where the exhibition will take place—and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, visitors will view an assortment of textiles including stunning Turkish carpets, as well as the characteristic architectural elements of these types of homes

Clips of The Week

February 17, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Here are some great links to enjoy over the holiday weekend: •Kara Bloomgarten-Smoke’s story for The Christian Science Monitor about an anti-Mitt Romney protest by dog lovers got huge pickup. •Raed Rafei and Jackie Snow’s piece about the South Street Seaport’s famed Bowne & Co. Stationers made Aishti magazine. Click here for the pdf. [...]

Bronx Takes Title Again With Hard Fought 62-59 Win Over Hostos In CUNYAC/Con Edison C.C. Men’s Basketball Championship Tonight!

February 17, 2012 | Sports

Bronx Community College muscled out a 62-59 Victory over Hostos Community College in the 2012 CUNYAC / Con Edison Community College Men’s Basketball Championship Final tonight. Currently ranked #10 Nationally, the Broncos (24-5) won the school’s s…

2012 CUNYAC / Con Edison C.C. Men’s Basketball Championship Tip-Off! Battle of the Bronx Set Between Bronx & Hostos at QCC Next!

February 17, 2012 | Sports

Another first-time finale is on tap in the 2012 CUNYAC / Con Edison Community College Men’s Basketball Championshiph as a battle of Borough of the Bronx will be shining at 8:00 pm at QCC. The two resident Community Colleges, Bronx CC and Hostos CC …

Medgar Evers’ Bullen & Lightnings’ Alli Named Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

February 17, 2012 | Sports

Jomo Bullen earns his first weekly honor for the 2011-12 campaign season after two top 10 finishes in the CTC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pomona, NJ (Feb. 11)…Tobi Alli earns this week’s CUNYAC/US Army Indoor Track and Field Athlete…

Kingsborough Wins 1st-Ever CC Women’s Title, 62-53 Over BMCC! In 2012 CUNYAC / Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball

February 17, 2012 | Sports

A strong second half by sophomore CARLA BAENA led Kingsborough Community College to the 2012 CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball Championship title tonight, with a 62-53 victory over Borough of Manhattan Community College. The Wav…