Archive for March, 2012

The Eleventh National Black Writers Conference Honors Nikki Giovanni, Ishmael Reed, Dr. Howard Dodson, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

March 27, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will host the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday, April 1, 2012, on the college campus at 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rapunzel in the Library, in Perpetuum/forever II: Anne Sherwood Pundyk Leads Subversive Collaboration at Queens College Art Center, April 4 – 25, 2012

March 27, 2012 | Queens College

Contributors to “Rapunzel in the Library,” a site-specific installation at the Queens College Art Center, will let their hair down at a groundbreaking group show on April 4.
That’s when 23 artists, writers, and other participants will present their creations — including a live performance by an award-winning comedian — in response to the work of
lead artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk.

The Thrilling Transit of Venus, and Other Planetary Viewings

March 27, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Perhaps one of the season’s most highly anticipated celestial events is the Transit of Venus, the last one in our lifetime, which will occur near sunset on Tuesday June 5, 2012.

City Tech Receives $398,700 Grant from Jewish Foundation; Among Largest Philanthropic Gifts in College’s History

March 26, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has received a $398,700 grant from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW), which is among the largest philanthropic gifts in the College’s history. The grant establishes the JFEW Scholars program, which awarded 20 scholarships of up to $2,500 per year to […]

‘Traffic-Light’ System in Lehman College Vending Machines Points the Way to Healthier Snack Choices

March 26, 2012 | Lehman College

There’s something new in the vending machines at Lehman College: healthier snacks and a “traffic light” system for selecting them—green for the healthiest, yellow for those that should be eaten in moderation, and red for the ones highest in fat and calories.

NYLJ on Matthew Main (’11) Win in Tenants’ Rights Case

March 26, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Law Journal reported on the recent win for alum Matthew Main (’11) in a tenants right’s case. The judge in the case ruled that residents in drug treatment programs cannot be locked out of their living quarters

IWHR Students Testify to UN on Human Rights in Guatemala

March 26, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

On March 20, the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic presented oral testimony to the U.N. Human Rights Committee about human rights abuses in Guatemala.

“The Positive Community” Profiles Medgar Evers College Social Work Students for Volunteer Work with At-Risk Youths

March 26, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College Social Work students – Nicole Franklin and Peta-ann Bigby – profiled in the The Positive Community March issue. This semester, the two BSSW students are servicing at-risk youth in our underserved neighborhoods through Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes’ Back on Track program at the CPCA Community Enrichment Center in Brownsville, where they plan and implement activities designed to steer at-risk youth away from criminal activity. Read more of this inspirational story on p. 24 of the magazine’sonline issue.

Presenting Posters

March 26, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Annual Student Research Poster Presentations showcased the talent of more than 25 students, who worked closely with faculty mentors on research projects of personal interest. Each student presented their work in the Richard Harris Terrace, and thanked their mentors for their guidance and support.

CSI’s Jordan Young Shares His Unforgetable Experience at NCAA Division III All-Star Game

March 26, 2012 | Sports

College of Staten Island senior basketball star Jordan Young returned home from an exciting weekend at the NCAA Division III National Basketball Championship Final Four where he participated in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Reese’s Div…

LaGuardia Community College’s Honor Society Once Again Captures Top Awards at Regional Ceremony

March 26, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

For the second consecutive year, Alpha Theta Phi, LaGuardia Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College chapter was this year’s top chapter among more than 60 in the New York region, receiving the highest prize—the Most Distinguished Chapter Award—and a host of other awards.

Undefeated for the Week Hunter’s Quintero & Dolphins’ Kapetanakis Earn Tennis Weekly Awards

March 26, 2012 | Sports

Luis Quintero is named CUNYAC/HSS Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after winning both his matches to secure Hunter’s victory over conference opponents York and moving to 2-0 in conference play…Austin Kapetanakis earns the men’s tenni…

Softball Weekly Awards Goes to CSI’s Flynn, Baruch’s Flint & Brooklyn’s Mantagas

March 26, 2012 | Sports

Kaitlyn Flynn earns her first CUNYAC/Applebee’s Softball Player of the Week award following her performances in the Dolphin’s 2-0 week with conference victories over Lehman College…For the second consecutive week, Nicole Flint is named CU…

Baruch’s Mata & Perez Named Top Player and Pitcher with Beavers’ David Tabbed As Rookie for Baseball Weekly Awards

March 26, 2012 | Sports

For the week Alvin Mata batted .533, scoring 10 runs while driving in four as he earns the player of the week nod…Paul Perez notched his first career shutout in a win over conference opponent John Jay earning him a pitcher of the week honor…Alex Da…

Impressive Performances from Volleyball Weekly Winners <Hawk's Newcomb Named for Second Time & Baruch's Olson Takes Home Rookie Honor

March 26, 2012 | Sports

Christopher Newcomb finished the week with an impressive 81 kills on .470 attacking while managing two service aces and 13 total blocks, as Hunter continues on with a 16 game win streak and undefeated CUNYAC record(13-0), 21—7 overall…Danny Ols…

Research Council Honors Two Brooklyn College Women

March 26, 2012 | Brooklyn College

If the global society views women differently, from a more enlightened perspective, much of the credit can be assigned to Marge Magner ‘69 and Associate Professor Barbara Winslow, two of 30 leaders who were honored by the National Council for Research on Women. The distinction put them in the company of luminaries like CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien and law professor Anita Hill.

A Dream Conferred

March 26, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“We were sitting together at Starbucks and someone said, ‘Let’s start a theater company’.”

That’s how the production company NuAfrikan Theatre was born, says BMCC alumnus Marcus Dargan. He and some other students were sharing a caffeine break and the next thing you know, they were staging plays as part of BMCC’s African Heritage Month.

Marina Sitrin (’01) Writes on Occupy Movement and Democracy in The Nation

March 26, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Marina Sitrin wrote an article for The Nation about the Occupy movement and how, according to her, it is suggesting a different vision of democracy.

Northfield Bank Foundation Provides $25K to Continue Its Internship Program

March 26, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The Northfield Bank Foundation recently renewed its support of the Northfield Student Internship Stipend Program, which gives students the opportunity to receive funding for school while receiving hands-on experience, and benefiting the community, as interns in local not-for-profit organizations. Diane Senerchia, Executive Director of the Northfield Bank Foundation, and Foundation Board member and CSI Alumna Lucille Chazanoff presented a check for $25,000 to CSI President Dr.

J-School Claims Seven Journalism Awards

March 24, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Multimedia story packages and podcasts featured on the CUNY J-School’s NYCity News Service took home seven prizes – and swept the Online News Reporting category – Saturday in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards. “Changing New York: Census 2010,” which features 30-plus multimedia and live-coverage story packages that put faces [...]