Archive for April, 2012

Students Bring Medical Help to Third World Countries

April 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Sabia Akbar’s hands trembled as she wrapped the blood pressure cuff around her patient’s arm. It was her first day serving in a rural clinic in Honduras as a member of Brooklyn College’s Global Medical Brigades. Along with the club’s 24 other members, Akbar was just beginning a four-week journey to bring health care and medical supplies to a needy outpost in a Third World country.

Top Four Teams Breeze Through to Sunday’s Semifinals In 2012 CUNYAC/Hospital For Special Surgery Men’s Tennis Championship

April 25, 2012 | Sports

No. 1 Baruch and No. 2 seeded John Jay coasted to victories, winning 5-0 over No. 8 CCNY and No. 7 York College, respectively, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The defending champions, No. 3 Huter also won 5-0 over Lehman in the…

Students Bring Medical Help to Third World Countries

April 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Sabia Akbar’s hands trembled as she wrapped the blood pressure cuff around her patient’s arm. It was her first day serving in a rural clinic in Honduras as a member of Brooklyn College’s Global Medical Brigades. Along with the club’s 24 other members, Akbar was just beginning a four-week journey to bring health care and medical supplies to a needy outpost in a Third World country.

The older we get, the nicer we get, study suggests

April 25, 2012 | The University

Turning the stereotype of cranky seniors on its head, new international research concludes that people not only become kinder, more conscientious and agreeable with age, they also seek those same qualities in a mate.

CCNY’s Nkama & Flores Sweep Men’s Outdoor Track Weekly Accolades

April 25, 2012 | Sports

Setting a new CCNY school record, Samuel Nkama is named CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week…Kevin Flores earns his first men’s outdoor track and field rookie of the week award after finishing fifth in the deca…

Medgar Evers’ Simmons Runs Away With Another Weekly Award Beavers’ Hu is Named Rookie of the Week

April 25, 2012 | Sports

For the fourth consecutive week Katisha Simmons has named to a CUNYAC/US Army Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Weekly Award…For the second time this 2012 outdoor track and field season, Christin Hu has earned her second weekly honor after settin…

[video, gallery] Students Shine in “CSI’s Got Talent”

April 25, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Throughout its history, students at the College of Staten Island have been no strangers to the limelight, as the College has produced its share of movers and shakers in various professions, distinguished fellows and scholars, and a long string of championship athletes and teams.

BEARCATS & HAWKS SET FOR NCAA DIII MEN’S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Hunter To Face Kean; Baruch Plays Host Springfield on Thursday Morning

April 25, 2012 | Sports

Baruch College wand Hunter College were both selected for the inaugural NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship, which gets in full swing on Thursday, April 26th at Springfield College. First serve between Baruch (24-16) and Springfield at Bl…

2012 CUNYAC/Hospital For Special Surgery Men’s Tennis Quarterfinals On Tap For This Afternoon; Baruch, John Jay & Hunter Are Top Seeds

April 25, 2012 | Sports

The CUNY Athletic Conference / Hospital For Special Surgery Men’s Tennis Championship gets underway today, Wednesday, April 25, with four quarterfinals at campus sites. The semifinals will serve it up on Sunday at the USTA Billie Jean King Nationa…

Student Technology Fee to Fund Grants for Emerging Tools

April 24, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A faculty-student committee has set up a $3,000 Emerging Technology Fund to encourage students, faculty, and staff to experiment with new media tools. The fund will provide grants of $250 to $1,500 apiece to purchase software and hardware that has immediate application to school-related reporting projects and can also help foster longer-term innovation in the […]

Blast from the Past

April 24, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s main building is known as the large, brick structure in Tribeca that spans five city blocks.
But—flashback!—it wasn’t always that way.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the “original” BMCC campus was located in midtown Manhattan. Classes were held in various office buildings.

BARUCH COLLEGE WELCOMES SEC AND FASB EXPERTS MAY 3

April 24, 2012 | Baruch College

Financial reporting and accounting are essential for providing vital information to the lenders and shareholders of any business. The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, is hosting its 11th Annual Financial Reporting Conference on May 3 to offer financial professionals an opportunity to network and learn about the latest developments from the leading experts in the field of accountancy.

BARUCH COLLEGE STUDENTS COMPLETE TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH $8 MILLION IN REFUNDS

April 24, 2012 | Baruch College

During the 2011 tax filing season, Baruch College students from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program prepared 6,555 tax returns resulting in more than $8 million in refunds.

Hunter’s Newcomb Adds All-American to 2012 Accolades Becomes CUNYAC’s 14 All-American This Year; Hunter Ready For NCAA’s

April 24, 2012 | Sports

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its ninth annual AVCA Men’s Division III All-America Teams with Hunter College senior Christopher Newcomb earning a slot on the First Team. While Newcomb becomes the first Hawk in a storied…

CSI Baseball Drops Game but Scores Big with Breast Cancer Awareness Night

April 24, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island men’s baseball squad fell to visiting Drew University in come-from-behind fashion, 7-5, as part of the 9th Annual Grace Hillery Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the CSI Baseball Complex. More important than the game, however, was the tally in the donation category, as the Dolphins tallied up a grand total of $7,400 in funds to support CSI’s own Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative, the highest total ever at the College.

BMCC Continues Weekly Award SweepSantiago Snags Second Consecutive Honor

April 24, 2012 | Sports

Harry Santiago earns his second consecutive CUNYAC/Applebee’s Athlete of the Week award. Santiago helped his team to a 2-2 split against conference opponent Bronx Community College.

Medgar Evers College to Celebrate 41st Commencement Ceremony on June 2, 2012

April 23, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is proud to announce its Forty – First Commencement ceremony, to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 12 noon. Themed “The Evolution of ME,” this year’s festivities shall celebrate the academic triumphs of 1,080 graduates. “Forty graduating classes have donned caps and gowns […]

Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward: Group Show Explores an Age-Old Belief at Queens College Art Center May 2 – June 28, 2012

April 23, 2012 | Queens College

Twenty-seven contemporary artists will look at the age-old belief of the “evil eye” through their work in diverse media at an art exhibitionat Queens College’s Art Center. The group show
is in conjunction with the college’s Year of Turkey.

NYC Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and NY State Comptroller Thomas P. Dinapoli to Speak at Baruch College’s 47th Commencement Exercises May 30

April 23, 2012 | Baruch College

Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), will host its 47th commencement exercises to be held in two complete ceremonies on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North, on West 40th Street and Eleventh Avenue. Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein will confer the degrees to the undergraduates and graduates in the morning ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and in the afternoon ceremony at 3 p.m.

Baruch College Honors Accomplished Alumni Business Leaders at 23rd Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner

April 23, 2012 | Baruch College

Baruch College will honor three members of its outstanding alumni during the 23rd Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at New York City’s Gotham Hall. Friends, colleagues and alumni will pay tribute to Joseph Macnow ’67, Francis Greenburger ’74, and William M. Newman ’47, Hon., LLD ’97 for their professional leadership and continued support for the College.