Archive for April, 2012

Lehman College Launches Technology Summer Camp for Teens

April 30, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies will hold open houses on May 19 and June 26 for its first summer program for teenagers interested in computer technology.

Brew, Re-Energize, Recycle

April 30, 2012 | Salute to Scholars

Americans consume nearly 400 million cups of coffee a day, and the used coffee grounds that remain — like the leftovers of your Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato — most often end up in the trash.

Students Learn Lessons from Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond

April 30, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough’s Fed Challenge Team participated in the 2012 Fed Challenge Scrimmage with Gateway Community College of New Haven, CT and North Shore Community College, which hosted the event on April 26 in Danvers, MA.

Record 16 CUNY Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 30, 2012 | The University

A record 16 CUNY students — 15 of whom earned undergraduate degrees at the University — have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for work toward their master’s or doctoral degrees. No public university in the Northeast has more students or alumni who have won more of these coveted fellowships.

BARUCH COLLEGE RECEIVES THIRD GIFT FROM NATIONAL GRID FOUNDATION TO ADVANCE MATH COMPREHENSION

April 30, 2012 | Baruch College

Baruch College announces that for the third consecutive year, the National Grid Foundation has provided a $15,000 grant to support the college’s Math Skills Enhancement Project, which has been expanded into the statistics department.

1 CCNY Senior, 8 Recent Graduates Win NSF Research Fellowships

April 30, 2012 | City College

Nine City College of New York students – eight recent graduates and a graduating senior – are recipients of 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The Fellowships are the most prestigious awards a graduate student in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) can receive. They provide $121,500 over three years and are given to recognize and support exceptional students who have proposed graduate-level research projects in their fields.

Saxophonist Steve Wilson at 12th Annual CUNY Jazz Festival, May 3-4

April 30, 2012 | City College

The 12th Annual CUNY Jazz Festival, a gathering of bands and ensembles from across the CUNY system, takes place May 3-4 in Shepard Hall, Rooms 306 and 190, at The City College of New York at 140th Street and Convent Avenue in Manhattan. Saxophonist Steve Wilson, hailed by “The Wall Street Journal” as “essential to this city’s jazz landscape,” will be the festival’s guest artist. 


First Mexican Studies Institute on East Coast Will Launch at Lehman College May 11 with Major Conference on Mexican Health Issues

April 30, 2012 | Lehman College

BRONX, N.Y., The CUNY Mexican Studies Institute — the first center of its kind on the East Coast — will launch at Lehman College on Friday, May 11, with a major public conference of national significance, focusing on the health advantages and disadvantages experienced by this rapidly growing population. The community is invited to attend […]

Technology Eases Migraine Pain in the Deep Brain

April 30, 2012 | City College

Migraine pain sits at the upper end of the typical pain scale – an angry-red section often labeled “severe.” At this intensity, pain is debilitating. Yet many sufferers do not get relief from – or cannot tolerate – over-the-counter and commonly prescribed pain medications.

First Time Softball Weekly Wins Hunter’s Estevez, Brooklyn’s Oneto & Baruch’s White Named

April 30, 2012 | Sports

Josephine Estevez is named CUNYAC/Applebee’s Player of the Week for the last week in the 2012 regular season campaign for softball…Pitching in three games this week, Marie Oneto picked up two wins in a sweep against New Rochelle for the Brookly…

2012 Men’s Tennis All Stars Announced Baruch’s Goren & Laskowski Earn End of Year Awards

April 30, 2012 | Sports

Flushing, N.Y – The City University of New York Athletic Conference in partner with the Hospital for Special Surgery have named Guy Goren and Joe Laskowski from Baruch as the 2012 Men’s Tennis Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Co…

Baruch & Hunter Set For Final Showdown on Thursday Both Win in 2012 CUNYAC/HSS Men’s Tennis Semifinals

April 29, 2012 | Sports

The CUNY Athletic Conference / Hospital For Special Surgery Men’s Tennis Championship Final on Thursday, May 3rd at 5:00 pm at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will be a showdown following Sunday’s semifnals. On Sunday, #1 Baruch beat #4…

#1 Baruch Takes Down #2 Staten Island, 5-3 in Final Named 2012 CUNYAC/MCU Baseball Champions

April 28, 2012 | Sports

Baruch College swept through the 2012 CUNY Athletic Conference / Municipal Credit Union Baseball Championship has concluded at MCU Park in Coney Island, beating two-time defending champ College of Staten Island, 5-3 on Saturday. The Bearcats played the…

Hawks Downed in NCAA Volleyball Final Four By #1 Springfield Baruch & Hunter Show Pride in Inaugural NCAA Division III Championship

April 28, 2012 | Sports

The Hunter College men’s volleyball team’s journey in the inaugural NCAA Championship run came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Hawks fell to No. 1 Springfield College, 3-0 (13-25, 24-26, 7-25) at Blake Arena in Springfield, Massachusetts. …

Distinguished Prof. Robson on First Amendment in Death Threat Case

April 27, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished professor and constitutional law expert Ruthann Robson weighs in on ABC.com on the parameters of free speech in a case centering on threats made online between classmates.

Clips of the Week

April 27, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, April brought us a shower of stories. Check out some of the latest news from our reporters: •Peter Moskowitz’s article about a woman’s very personal fight against budget cuts made The New York Times. •Anika Anand and Kenneth Christensen covered the Earth Fest celebration at St. Mary’s Park for the Mott Haven Herald. •Our [...]

Students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and Alums Help CUNY/Daily News Education Effort

April 27, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In April 2012 students in the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic (IRRC) provided free, confidential information in English and Spanish to individuals around New York City facing immigration issues.

Partners for Progress: Honoring Leadership in Cultural Enrichment and Community Service

April 27, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

At its annual Partners for Progress Gala on April 26, Queensborough Community College recognized four people for their distinguished work in supporting the College and inspiring outstanding students.

Live Concert by Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band Will Rock Whitman Theater

April 27, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Whitman Theater will rock on Friday, April 27, when the Lt. Dan Band, featuring actor Gary Sinise and his fellow bandmates, takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a live benefit concert.

Sustainable CUNY Wins EPA’s Highest Award

April 27, 2012 | The University

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Sustainable CUNY, of The City University of New York (CUNY), the prestigious 2012 Environmental Quality Award for its effort to support large scale solar adoption as lead for the NYC Solar America City Partnership (Partnership). Each year, the EPA honors those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health.