Archive for May, 2012

Clips of the Week

May 25, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Here are some fine semester-capping clips: •Melissa Noel’s story about fashion trucks made ABCNews.com. •Eli Chen, working for The New York Times’ Green blog, interviewed a photographer who chases the northern lights. •Nabil Rahman’s video profile of an Astoria chef who combines the fine and culinary arts made the Queens West Villager site. •Anika […]

“Class of 1962: The Pioneers” to Attend Commencement 2012

May 25, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

In 1962, there were 93 members of Queensborough Community College’s first graduating class. This year, several will return to celebrate with the Class of 2012 at Queensborough’s 51st Commencement exercises.

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Names Mary C. Pearl Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

May 25, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY, May 15, 2012 — Dr. Ann Kirschner, University Dean of Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York, has announced the appointment of Mary C. Pearl, Ph.D., as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Pearl, who joins Macaulay Honors College effective July 1, 2012, will also […]

STEVEN L. NEWMAN REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE PRESENTS BATTERY PARK CITY: COMING OF AGE

May 25, 2012 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY-May 25, 2012 – Battery Park City stands in New York Harbor as a brilliant symbol of urban renewal.  What was once a swath of abandoned waterfront dotted with dilapidated piers is now a 92-acre mixed-use community bustling with commercial space, residential towers, schools, public art, community and cultural venues, museums, a library, […]

BARUCH COLLEGE PROFESSOR SECURES GRANT FROM AMAZON.COM IN SUPPORT OF LITERARY TRANSLATION PROJECT

May 25, 2012 | Baruch College

Literary translation brings the work of authors in all the world’s languages to new audiences, offering readers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of cultural universals and particulars.

BARUCH STUDENTS EARN SIX OF TEN PLACEMENTS IN UNIVERSITY CURRENCY TRADING CONTEST

May 25, 2012 | Baruch College

Business students from Baruch College earned six of the top ten spots in the 1st Annual University Currency Trading Contest, which was sponsored by FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) and Texas A&M University.

For the Second Year in a Row, Brooklyn College to Graduate Largest Class in Decades

May 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Approximately 4,500 students will graduate from Brooklyn College in the Class of 2012, making it the largest graduating class in 35 years. Brooklyn College will confer the baccalaureate and master’s degrees as well as several advanced certificates to the graduates at three commencement ceremonies scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31.

Five LaGuardia Community College Students Nominated to Compete in the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Regional Theater Festival

May 25, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students were nominated to compete in the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Regional Theater Festival, a highly competitive audition that will attract over 300 students from colleges and universities throughout the northeast

The Importance of Communication

May 25, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Women’s Resource Center (WRC) recently received $7,000 from Verizon Wireless.
The college won Verizon Wireless’s UHopeLine® cell phone donation drive, which included participation from students, faculty and administration at nine City University of New York (CUNY) campuses.

Professional Development Music Courses Debut This Summer at Lehman College

May 24, 2012 | Lehman College

The Music Department at Lehman College will debut a series of professional development courses this summer at the undergraduate and graduate level for teachers seeking additional credits for state certification.

State Senator Eric L. Adams to Deliver City Tech’s Commencement Address on June 4

May 24, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will mark the annual rite of passage for graduating students at its 72nd Commencement Exercises on Monday, June 4, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at Jacob Javits Center North, 40th Street at 11th Avenue, Manhattan. Delivering the commencement address is The Honorable Eric L. Adams, New York State Senator, 20th Senatorial District, and a 1984 graduate of the College.

Mike Reicher, ’09, Wins Education Reporting Award in California Newspaper Contest

May 24, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Daily Pilot reporter Mike Reicher, a 2009 alumnus of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, took first place in education reporting in the California Newspapers Publishers Assn.’s (CNPA) annual Better Newspapers Contest. His “School Flight” series for the Costa Mesa (Calif.) newspaper examines why affluent families from the Mesa Verde neighborhood have abandoned their local […]

CUNY Black Journalists Team Competes in Asian American Journalists’ First NYC Trivia Bowl

May 24, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The CUNY Association of Black Journalists competed in the first ever New York City Trivia Bowl of the Asian American Journalists Association on May 18th. Of 18 teams representing media outlets and professional organizations, the CUNYABJ team finished in ninth place, ahead of The Wall Street Journal and WABC-TV. The New York Times team took […]

Rappleye, Riordan Seville, and Aronczyk Named Soros Justice Fellows

May 23, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Alumni Hannah Rappleye and Lisa Riordan Seville from the Class of ’10 and radio instructor Amanda Aronczyk have received Soros Justice Fellowships from the Open Society Foundation. The $1.5 million in total awards supports investigative journalists, lawyers, academics, grassroots organizers, policy advocates, and filmmakers working to advance fairness and transparency in the U.S. criminal justice […]

CSI Marketing Research Students Provide Valuable Insights to the Chamber of Commerce

May 23, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Synergy Marketing Research, a team of upper class marketing research students from the College of Staten Island, presented the results of their semester’s research project to the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 22, at the Chamber’s St. George office.

CUNYAC Studet-Athlete Contest – Design Your Planner! Holding Our 1st-Ever Student-Athlete Challenge, Creative Entries Due by June 10th

May 23, 2012 | Sports

In our continuing efforts to showcase the talents of the student-athletes of the City University of New York, the CUNY Athletic Conference is holding our first-ever design contest. We are looking for a creative design for the cover of our 2012-13 Stude…

Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández Honored at Bronxworks 40th Anniversary Celebration

May 22, 2012 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández was honored at the Fortieth Anniversary Celebration of Bronxworks for his leadership in higher education and his dedication to serving the Bronx. The event was held on May 15 at Mutual of America’s Park Avenue headquarters. The mission of Bronxworks, which began as the Citizens Advice Bureau in 1972, […]

Christopher Navas Leaves Queens College—and a Decade in Manual Labor—As a Salk Scholar Bound for Medical School

May 22, 2012 | Queens College

This press release details the astonishing story of Christopher Navas, a young man from a decade-long working-class background in commercial boilers, with little direction in life, who discovered a passion for neuroscience at Queens College. Today, he’s a Salk Scholar bound for Dartmouth medical school. Navas credits one professor in particular, Giuseppe Cataldo–himself, a part-time shoemaker at the time–with inspiring his fascination with science and starting him on the path toward success.

Queens College Will Confer Honorary Doctorate on Visionary Publisher, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Sara Miller McCune

May 22, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College will confer an honorary doctorate on visionary
publisher, philanthropist and entrepreneur Sara Miller McCune
at its Commencement on May 31.

Brooklyn College Ranks Among the Top 322 Green Colleges in the United States

May 22, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College is on track to reducing its carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2017, which is one of the many reasons why the college has once again earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges. The annual report, compiled in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, highlights the colleges and universities that demonstrate a superior commitment to environmental sustainability.