Archive for March, 2012

CUNYAC WOWS WITH WONDERFUL WINTER WITH 7 ALL-AMERICANS AND TWO TEAMS WITH TOP TEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISHES

March 30, 2012 | Sports

The student-athletes of the City University of New York Athletic Conference just put the finishing touches on a wonderful winter season with unprecedented accolades piling up for both individuals and teams over the last month since the CUNYAC Champi…

Craft’s Lisa Armstrong Wins Award for “Article that Makes a Difference” on Rape in Haiti

March 30, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A magazine story by Lisa Armstrong, who teaches Craft of Journalism and international reporting, has won an award for “articles that make a difference” from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. The piece, which appeared in the January 2011 issue of Essence magazine, profiled women who were fighting back against the rape and violence [...]

Construction Commences on New Residence Halls at the College of Staten Island, Residency Fall 2013

March 30, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Officials from the College of Staten Island (CSI) joined today with New York legislators and construction team leaders, shovels in hand, to break ground on the highly anticipated residence halls on the northwest corner of the College’s North Academic Quadrangle near the Campus Center.

Modell’s Supports CUNYACSave 15% OFF from April 1st – June 1st

March 30, 2012 | Sports

The CUNY Athletic Conference is once again teaming up with official sponsor Modell’s Sporting Goods to offer a 15% discount to the entire CUNY community. As part of Modell’s Team Weeks program, all members of the CUNY community are entitled to rece…

Getting Down to Business

March 30, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students recently learned that it’s never too late to start a business—especially if you have the determination, the drive and the willingness to take risks.
The Sixth Annual BMCC/CUNY Entrepreneurship Summit was recently held in Richard Harris Terrace. This year’s theme was Entrepreneurial Evolution or Revolution.
The Summit’s goal was to spread the entrepreneurial spirit throughout the college.

2011-12 NJCAA Region XV Basketball All-Stars 4 Men & 2 Women Get All-Region; Rodriguez Top Player; 23 Cited Overall

March 30, 2012 | Sports

This year’s Region XV Men’s & Women’s All-Stars include an array of the CUNY Athletic Conference’s best in 2011-12. Men’s CUNYAC/Con Edison Champion Bronx Community College and runner-up Hostos Community College eac…

ExxonMobil/Harris Camp Joins CCNY Summer STEM Lineup

March 29, 2012 | City College

Every summer middle and high school students flock to The City College of New York to participate in academic and research programs designed to inspire them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Their ranks will swell this summer, as CCNY becomes one of 20 institutions nationwide to host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.
The Bernard Harris Summer Camp program, July 8 – 20, will give 54 middle school students from the greater Harlem community an all-expenses paid, two-week educational camp experience.

Queensborough Receives Major Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor* for Allied Health Career Training and Workforce Development

March 29, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

As part of a consortium of eight colleges within the City University of New York—six community colleges, New York City College of Technology, and the College of Staten Island—Queensborough will share in a $20 million, multi-year award from the United States Department of Labor for the program “Career PATH,” to build CUNY’s capacity to effectively serve adult learners.

New York Times Profiles Judge Richardson-Mendelson (’88)

March 29, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum and Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88), administrative judge in charge of New York City Family Courts, was the focus of a recent New York Times article.

Laura Nixon (’10) Receives Reproductive Justice Fellowship

March 29, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Laura Nixon (’10) was named one of seven recipients of the 2012-2013 Reproductive Justice Fellowship. Nixon will spend her fellowship working at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

CCNY Art Lecturer Tom Thayer Exhibits in Whitney Biennial

March 28, 2012 | City College

Tom Thayer, a lecturer in The City College of New York art department, is one of 51 American artists participating in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. The biannual exhibition, which takes place at the Whitney Museum of American Art and runs through May 27, gauges the current state of contemporary art in the United States.

Ariel Torres Named CUNYAC/Applebee’s Community College Athlete of the Week

March 28, 2012 | Sports

Starting at third base since the start of the season Ariel Torres is named CUNYAC/Applebee’s Men’s Athlete of the Week…

Lehman Duo Take Home Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Awards Springer Named Athlete of the Week & Beccan Tabbed as Rookie

March 28, 2012 | Sports

Competing at the Richard Stockton Invitational this week, Jasmine Springer earns herself a CUNYAC/US Army outdoor track and field athlete of the week nod after her third place finishes…Shantay Beccan, coming off her indoor season and being a 60 meter…

Mitchell B. Schaffler Named CUNY Distinguished Professor

March 28, 2012 | City College

Dr. Mitchell B. Schaffler, Wallace H. Coulter and Presidential Professor of Biomedical Engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering and Director of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering, has been named a CUNY Distinguished Professor. The CUNY Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its February 27 meeting.

Cardinals Sweep Second Straight Weekly Honors for Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Weekes & Ologundudu Named

March 28, 2012 | Sports

For the second consecutive week, Tarik Weekes is named CUNYAC/US Army Men’s outdoor track and field athlete of the week…Olabimpe Ologundudu earns his second weekly rookie honor after his efforts in the high jump for the week.

Prof. Peter Beinart’s New Book Examines the State of Democracy in Israel

March 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Prof. Peter Beinart has just come out with his third book, The Crisis of Zionism (Times Books), about the threats to democracy in Israel and the failure of the American Jewish establishment to confront them. According to the official summary of the book, Beinart traces the history of Zionism to show how a once liberal [...]

Professor Peter Beinart’s New Book Examines the State of Democracy in Israel

March 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Professor Peter Beinart has just come out with his third book, The Crisis of Zionism (Times Books), about the threats to democracy in Israel and the failure of the American Jewish establishment to confront them. According to the official summary of the book, Beinart traces the history of Zionism to show how a once liberal [...]

Dave Fields Bequeaths $1 Million to Law School

March 28, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Dave Fields, university dean and special counsel to the chancellor, has bequeathed $1 million to CUNY School of Law. The funds will be used equally to support student scholarships and faculty development.

[video] Women’s History Week: Staten Island Businesswomen Become Mentors to Young Females

March 28, 2012 | College of Staten Island

More than 50 College of Staten Island (CSI) students recently took part in the school’s annual “speed networking” event last week. For three minutes at a time, each student was able to network with some of Staten Island’s most successful women. The speed networking event is a partnership between CSI’s Career and Scholarship Center and the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC).

Judge Bryanne Hamill (’90) Presents at Foster Care Conference

March 27, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Judge Bryanne Hamill (’90) will be speaking about her New York City Transition Planning Court for youth transitioning out of foster care in New York City at the Adolescent Well Being: Supporting Foster Youth on a Successful Path to Adulthood conference in June.