Archive for April, 2012


April 27, 2012 | Sports

The #5 seeded Hunter College men’s volleyball team dug deep when it counted the most and pulled out a 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 27-25, 25-21) win, knocking off the number four seed, No. 14 Kean University Cougars at Blake Arena on Friday afternoon behind s…

Day 2 of CUNYAC/MCU Baseball Championship at MCU Park In Progress: CSI Eliminates Lehman; Baruch vs. Lehman Winner Moves to Final

April 27, 2012 | Sports

Game 3 of the 2012 CUNY Athletic Conference / Municipal Credit Union Baseball Championship just finished at MCU Park (Brooklyn Cyclones) in Coney Island today. In the contest, CSI needed some late heroics to beat #4 Lehman, sending the Lightning out …

When Good People Do Bad Things

April 27, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In Scott Smith’s 1993 novel, A Simple Plan—and the 1998 movie based on it—two brothers and a friend stumble upon the wreckage of a downed airplane in the woods. The pilot lies dead in the cockpit; the plane is carrying $4.4 million. The trio’s “simple plan” to keep the money has catastrophic results, especially for the brothers, Jacob and Hank.

Joanna Hernandez Returning to the J-School to Head Career Services Office

April 26, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Joanna Hernandez, who has been juggling dual roles as a Washington Post multiplatform editor and president of Unity Journalists for more than a year, will take over as interim career services director of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in mid June. She will succeed Deborah Stead, who is retiring but will work with Hernandez […]

Lehman Professor Leads Holocaust Educators on Visit to Historical Sites in Poland and Israel

April 26, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman English Professor Sondra Perl recently led seventeen teachers from across the United States on an educational tour of historical sites in Poland and Israel that are related to the Holocaust and important to contemporary Jewish life. The teachers, who represent differing backgrounds and faith traditions, belong to the Holocaust Educators Network, a program at Lehman that is sponsored and supported by the Memorial Library in New York City.

Baruch’s Steven Coniglio Wins Elite 89 Academic Award At NCAA Divison III Men’s Volleyball Championship

April 26, 2012 | Sports

Steven Coniglio, a sophomore at Baruch College, is the recipient of the Elite 89 top academic award for the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA p…

CLORE Convenes Leaders to Map Out Strategies on Social Justice

April 26, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In March 2012, CUNY Law School’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) convened leading progressive lawyers and activists in an effort to chart out new strategies to address threats to civil rights

CUNY Faculty Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships For Outstanding Achievement and Exceptional Promise

April 26, 2012 | The University

Four faculty from The City University of New York have been awarded Fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for their outstanding achievements and exceptional promise. They were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 scholars, artists and scientists who applied for the prestigious awards in the U.S. and Canada in the Guggenheim Foundation’s eighty-eighth annual competition.


April 26, 2012 | The University

The New York Daily News and City University of New York’s 10th Annual Citizenship NOW! hotline helped its 100,000 caller this week. Over the past ten years, the Citizenship NOW! hotline has provided callers with free immigration information as they travel the complex road to citizenship.

#1 Baruch & #3 John Jay Win on Day 1 of CUNYAC/MCU Baseball Championship at MCU Park

April 26, 2012 | Sports

The first two games of the 2012 CUNY Athletic Conference / Municipal Credit Union Baseball Championship are in the books and the defending champions, the College of Staten Island are in the Loser’s Bracket after falling to #3 John Jay, 4-1 on Thursday…

Purple Heart Recipient Richard Fisher Named City Tech’s 2012 Valedictorian

April 26, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

One might think that Richard Fisher chose a circuitous path to a college degree and academic achievement. But it ended up working out just fine for him, as he has been named New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) 2012 Valedictorian.

How to End DC Gridlock

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

TRYING TO GET DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS to agree on policy — especially in Congress — seems impossible these days. But Brooklyn College professor of economics Robert Cherry says he can help break some of the partisan gridlock in Washington. In Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work, a book he co-authored with Robert Lerman, Cherry focuses on third-way initiatives that would combine both liberal and conservative ideas that could help shore up the lower middle class ($40,000- $70,000 median family income), which has been hit hard in the economic downturn.

STUDY — DISCOUNTED JOBS: How Retailers Sell Workers Short

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

FOR DECADES, the retail industry provided many with a stable career path — with paid benefits and steady wage increases — but that’s no longer the case, according to a recent study by CUNY’s Murphy Institute and The Retail Action Project.

Still Making History

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

AT LEHMAN COLLEGE, students can’t help but hear the history echoing through the walls of Davis Hall or the Old Gymnasium, two of the original buildings on campus. Before Lehman was established in 1968, the campus was the Bronx branch of Hunter College, known as Hunterin- the-Bronx.

Photo Finish: Used Textbook Central

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Fjoraldi Zguro, a student at Kingsborough Community College, snapped a photograph of KCC students sifting through the ads on a board in early January. “I saw this scene several times, but I didn’t have my camera with me,” says Zguro, who was a journalist in his native Albania and plans to attend Baruch College to study marketing. “. . . after I saw it, I tried to sell books that I bought in the first semester.”

REACHing Out To Students With Autism

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

CUNY has identified a burgeoning need to educate and support its rapidly growing number of students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, and it hopes to become a national leader in providing a variety of higher education opportunities for these individuals.

A Rare Inside Look at Arts and Culture in Today’s Cuba

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars

WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S relaxation of restrictions on travel to Cuba last year, 11 CUNY students were able to visit the island as part of CUNY’s first-ever Cuban arts and culture program, in January.

BCC’s ‘Glorious Panoramas’

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

FOR MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY, award-winning landscape painter Daniel Hauben has set up his easel under elevated subway trains, at street corners and on overpasses, capturing the life of the Bronx on canvas and paper.

THE FIRST WORD: Guiding a University’s Evolution

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

UNIVERSITIES are organic entities — they evolve and change, shedding and acquiring over time as they determine how best to advance students’ learning and enhance their own capacity to prepare a skilled citizenry.

Unlocking The Magical Power Of Words Used Well

April 26, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Believe it or not, Jane Tainow Feder makes learning grammar fun for associate degree students . Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, she’s been known to climb on the desk to demonstrate how prepositional phrases work, or break into rap lyrics to help students remember subject-verb agreement, correct usage of singular and plural, the possessive apostrophe and other grammar rules.