Archive for March, 2012

Danila Novikov Earns Bronze Medal on Day 1 of Nationals Follow the CSI Men on Day 2 of NCAA Swimming Championships Live!

March 22, 2012 | Sports

The College of Staten Island’s collection of men’s swimmers did not wait long to make a splash at the NCAA Division III National Championship at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis today, grabbing a bronze medal and placing in two events overall…

Mellon Seminar Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Robert Maryks

March 21, 2012 | Bronx Community College

Dr. Robert Maryks, Associate Professor in the Department of History, has been awarded a Mellon Seminar Fellowship by the Committee on the Study of Religion at the CUNY Graduate Center. The Fellowship will enable Dr. Maryks to participate in the Committee’s ongoing seminar for the 2012-2013 academic year. The seminar topic will be “Catastrophe,” and […]

Mobile Community Health Research for HIV/STI Program Development

March 21, 2012 | Bronx Community College

In February 2012, Professor Janet Heller submitted a proposal to CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs, Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services. The request was to fund paid internships for students in community-based public health promotion research. This unique opportunity will provide hands-on experience to students enrolled in the Community/School Health Education […]

Marine forensics expert Richard Woytowich seeks to vindicate Titanic survivors’ account

March 21, 2012 | The University

Since it is likely that ships will continue to be damaged or sunk for as long as people sail the seas, the symposium will also look to the future, introducing a set of guidelines for forensic investigations. These guidelines will build on the work done by the members of the Marine Forensics Committee (the technical committee under whose auspices the symposium is being held, and of which Woytowich is a member), including the work done to investigate the sinking of the Titanic.

Brain Insulin Resistance Contributes to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

March 21, 2012 | The University

Insulin resistance in the brain precedes and contributes to cognitive decline above and beyond other known causes of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Mathematics of Jury Size

March 21, 2012 | The University

Could different jury sizes improve the quality of justice? The answers are not clear, but mathematicians are analyzing juries to identify potential improvements.

Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it say that juries in criminal cases must include 12 people, or that their decisions must be unanimous. In fact, some states use juries of different sizes.

Statement by General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Frederick Schaffer on Lawsuit to Stop CUNY Student Transfer and General Education Reforms

March 21, 2012 | The University

“The City University of New York will file a motion to dismiss any lawsuit by the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) filed in New York State Supreme Court aimed at preventing implementation of CUNY’s Pathways Initiative to ease student transfer of credits earned within the CUNY system and to offer rigorous general education courses with clear […]


March 21, 2012 | The University

IBM has announced that it donated 50 Young Explorer™ computer learning centers to help the children of CUNY students learn key concepts in math, science and language — while also making teachers and teachers-in-training more effective.

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates International Mother Language Day on April 4

March 21, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

To celebrate its community’s rich cultural diversity and multilingualism, LaGuardia Community College on April 4 is hosting an International Mother Language Day Concert featuring music from Bangladesh, Latin America, Africa and China.

“Interwoven Worlds” Middle Eastern Conference on Writing and Translation: Award-Winning Lebanese Author Elias Khoury to Speak at Queens College Conference March 28 on Literature of Middle East

March 21, 2012 | Queens College

The literature of Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Israel will be discussed by leading writers and translators at a free, public symposium at Queens College on Wednesday, March 28.

CSI Swimmers Start NCAA Championship Run Today Five Dolphin Men Ready to Race for a Team Trophy at Nationals

March 21, 2012 | Sports

For the fifth straight year, the College of Staten Island men’s swimming team is headed to the NCAA DIII Swimming and Diving National Championship; held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Dolphins sent five male swimmers: veterans Danila Nov…

Queens College Famed Evening Readings Series Presents Acclaimed Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on March 27

March 20, 2012 | Queens College

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who is considered one of Nigeria’s greatest living writers, will read from her work at Queens College on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 pm. As a guest of the college’s famed Evening Readings Series, the award-winning Adichie will be interviewed onstage by WNYC Radio’s Leonard Lopate.

Making School Food Better

March 20, 2012 | The University

Recipes for Health: Improving School Food in New York City, a report released last year by researchers from the CUNY School of Public Health and City Harvest, calls attention to the importance of school food. New York City’s school food program serves more than 860,000 meals daily, has an annual budget of $450 million, and has 9000 employees, making it the second-largest food program in the nation, after the U.S. military.

Q&A: Faculty member Stephanie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H.

March 20, 2012 | The University

CUNY SPH: What are your observations of the health care situation in New York City?

WOOLHANDLER: The good thing about New York City is that it has historically had a robust safety net. You have a system of public hospitals, HHC hospitals, that provide care for your uninsured population.

The Pulse of Public Health

March 20, 2012 | The University

It is with great pleasure to welcome the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College at a time when our city and country are facing critically important urban public health challenges. The formation of a public institution that will take on these challenges through the education of a diverse public health workforce, enhance services through important community partnerships, and carry out research to address the problem of health inequities, is now greatly needed.

Dr. Sharon P. Joseph Making House Calls to Homeless Shelters

March 20, 2012 | The University

Pediatrician Sharon P. Joseph knows firsthand that the homeless often don’t get proper medical care. “It’s simply not at the top of their to-do list,” she says. “Other problems — stress, substance abuse, domestic violence and finding food and shelter — take precedence.” That’s where she comes in. As director of the New York Children’s Health Project, a program of the Children’s Health Fund, she and her team make “house calls” to 13 shelter-based mini-clinics in New York City via a mobile medical unit.

It Takes a Village: Turning a Public Health Dream into a Reality

March 20, 2012 | The University

Dean Ken Olden has a vision for the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College — a vision of something that appears not to have been done before: to create a public health village. A virtual and theoretical tent over a 10 or 20-block square that would basically create an environment and overall awareness of health for that particular community.

Free Legal Service Assists Spanish Speakers With Their Housing Court Cases in Kings County

March 20, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is now offering a free service to assist Spanish-speaking clients with their housing court cases in Kings County.

Urban University Conference Series presents Nanotechnology Conference

March 20, 2012 | Bronx Community College

Urban University Conference Series presents Nanotechnology Conference March 26th and 30th Meister Hall Keynote speaker Dr. Carlos Silvera from National Institute of Standards and Technology will present, “The Present and Future Impact of Carbon Nanotubes on Nanotechnology” Meister Hall March 26, 2012 1:00-4:00pm Nano Days Come explore sand that won’t get wet even under water, […]

BMCC’s De La Cruz Named First CUNYAC/Applebee’s Community College Athlete of the Week For the Spring

March 20, 2012 | Sports

For the start of the 2012 baseball season, Stanley De La Cruz starts it off with a CUNYAC/Applebee’s Community College Athlete of the Week award. The sophomore from the Bronx hit an outstanding .714, compiling six RBI’s, six runs, three dou…