Archive for March, 2012

Archives of Seamen’s Church Institute Relocate to Queens College

March 23, 2012 | Queens College

Professional matchmakers couldn’t have done better. The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), a long-standing advocate for merchant mariners’ rights, was seeking a more accessible home for its 178-year-old collection of archival materials because most of its operations were relocating to Port Newark in New Jersey. When SCI approached Queens College, the attraction was mutual.

Arias of Excellence from Queens College’s Music School

March 23, 2012 | Queens College

The National Opera Association (NOA), an organization that supports university opera programs and promotes opera appreciation and education, is singing the praises of the Aaron Copland School of Music: its production of Postcard from Morocco received third-place honors in its division of NOA’s annual opera production competition. In 2009 QC took a first- place tie with Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo.

BUNDU-Sowie Headpieces of the Sande Society of West Africa

March 23, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

BUNDU – Sowei headpieces of the Sande Society of West Africa is the title of this exceptional exhibition and the scholarly book that accompanies it.

Big Honors for Small Wonders at Queens College

March 23, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College’s Luat Vuong (Physics, hired 2010) and John Dennehy (Biology, hired 2007) operate in different fields, but both are in microscopic worlds below the threshold of human vision. And both recently received National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Development Awards. The awards, which carry substantial cash grants as well as cover overhead costs for the college, recognize and support outstanding research efforts by prom- ising young scientists early in their careers.

Queens College Maps a New Approach to Immigration Studies

March 23, 2012 | Queens College

The field of immigration studies has traditionally focused on the experiences of specific communities and nationalities—Asian, Latino, Caribbean, or African, for example. But QC’s Immigration Studies Working Group is taking a different approach.

Professor Gives Bach to School Children

March 23, 2012 | Queens College

This Spring Queens College English literature professor Maxine Fisher is bringing free
classical musical concerts to local public schools as part of a program she has
created called “Bach to School.” This is a labor of love for Fisher, who feels that music
education is not a high enough priority in schools.

One New Major Opens Many Doors

March 23, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“Communicate, communicate, communicate.”
That’s the advice passed on by BMCC professor Sandra Poster, and which she heard at a wedding, on how to make a marriage last.
It also happens to be very good advice for how make a career last—and thrive.

CCNY Professor to Test Monoclonal Antibodies as Ovarian Cancer Diagnostic Reagent

March 23, 2012 | City College

MabCure Inc., (OTCBB:MBCI) a leading developer of antibody-based technology for the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian, prostate, colorectal and other cancers, has retained the CUNY Center for Advanced Technology (CUNY CAT) to evaluate its monoclonal antibodies against ovarian cancer cells as diagnostic reagents. The work will be performed in the laboratory of Professor Paul Gottlieb of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

Queensborough Student Oluwadamisi Atanda Named to Phi Theta Kappa All-New York First Team; Coca-Cola Silver Scholar

March 23, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Oluwadamisi Atanda, a student at Queensborough Community College, a college of The City University of New York (CUNY), has won membership on the prestigious First Team of the Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Team and is a 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar.

CUNY’s “Young Explorers” Discover IBM Computers

March 23, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

CUNY students have access to a number of resources enabling their success in the STEM majors—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Now, the children of CUNY students will have heightened support in those areas, as well, thanks to a recent donation by IBM of 45 Young Explorer™ computer learning centers to 14 CUNY campus child care centers, including the Early Childhood Center at BMCC.

Marine Forensics Expert Richard Woytowich Seeks to Vindicate Titanic Survivors’ Account

March 23, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, marine forensics expert Richard Woytowich will present a paper re-interpreting the statements made by survivors at the 1912 official inquiries into the disaster.

Stacey Brenner-Moyer Wins Early Career Grant

March 23, 2012 | Brooklyn College

The development of nonmetal, environmentally friendly catalysts is a relatively new area of chemical research, and with a major grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Stacey E. Brenner-Moyer can make some critical advancements in this emerging field.

The Fun of Filing for FAFSA

March 23, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC Office of Financial Aid helps students apply for federal assistance, one step at a time. All the paperwork and research that goes into the application process can be time-consuming and tedious.

Prof. Berg Quoted on Proposed Law on “Wrongful Birth” Lawsuits

March 23, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Paula Berg was quoted in the American Independent about a proposed Arizona law that would ban so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits.

Dean’s Corner: The Changing Role of J-Schools

March 22, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

By Dean Stephen B. Shepard Chalk up another first for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Late last year, New York State approved our plan to launch a two-year Master of Arts in Entrepreneurial Journalism – the first such degree in the nation. We’re offering it under the auspices of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial […]

The Places Around Us — Like We’ve Never Heard Before

March 22, 2012 | Brooklyn College

They have an app for where you’re at — a smartphone application that packages storytelling, history and technology by pinning stories to physical locations on a map, from Australia to New Orleans and everywhere in between.

The President Meets “Olga”

March 22, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The children in Glenda Torres’ class at the Early Childhood Center recently had a special visitor stop by—BMCC President Antonio Pérez.
Pérez was there to read a book to the children. Since he likes animals as much as the children do, he read them Olga the Brolga by Rod Clement, a book he received from friends in Australia.

40th Annual CCNY Poetry Festival Set for May 11

March 22, 2012 | City College

The City College Poetry Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The all-day, all-verse event, dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” has become New York’s longest-running poetry celebration. It will take place 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Theater B of Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue on The City College of New York campus. Patricia Smith and Richard Tillinghast are this year’s featured guest poets.

LaGuardia Community College’s New Degree Program Helps the Environment in a Fast Growing Field

March 22, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—As more demands on our fragile environment are spurring a dramatic increase in the need for highly skilled environmental scientists, LaGuardia Community College is helping to address this issue with the establishment of its newest degree program, environmental science. “Environmental science is a rapidly growing field, but there are only a limited […]

CCNY’s Dedewo & Lehman’s Alli Headline Indoor Track and Field All-Stars

March 22, 2012 | Sports

Flushing, N.Y. – The City University of New York Athletic Conference, in partner with the US Army have named the 2011-12 Indoor Track and Field All Stars with the City University of New York having 12 selections out of the 45 named. Also for the …