Archive for May, 2012

HOSTOS SCIENCE PROFESSOR RECEIVES GRANTS TO HELP COLLEGE IMPROVE PROGRAMS

May 22, 2012 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College Professor Dr. Nelson Nuñez Rodríguez recently received two awards totaling over $30,000 from the American Society for Cell Biology: the 2012 Minority Visiting Professorship and the 2012 Linkage Fellows Award.

COLLEGE BOARD’S DESTINO UNIVERSIDAD, A COLLEGE PLANNING TOWN HALL FOR HISPANIC FAMILIES COMES TO HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE BRONX

May 22, 2012 | Hostos Community College

The College Board, a leading education nonprofit organization, is taking its college planning expertise and resources on the road through a series of bilingual town hall conferences in select cities across the country. Hostos Community College of The City University of New York has teamed up with the College Board to bring this town hall— called Destino Universidad — to the South Bronx on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The town hall will feature interactive panel discussions and workshops designed to provide college planning guidance on financial aid, admission procedures and course planning with sessions held in both English and Spanish.

Profiles of Five Outstanding Queens College Students Graduating on May 31

May 22, 2012 | Queens College

FLUSHING, NY, May 17, 2012 –These are just a few of the outstanding students from over 2,500 degree candidates expected to attend the 88th Queens College Commencement ceremony on the campus Quad, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, May 31, at 9 am: NELSON GIL: Fleeing the Dominican Republic and Living on Food Stamps . . . […]

[gallery] Phi Beta Delta Honor Society Second Annual Induction Ceremony

May 22, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) recently held its second annual induction ceremony of students, faculty, and staff into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. The Eta Lambda chapter at CSI—the first ever for a CUNY campus–inducted 59 scholars from all walks of life, but the tie that binds them together is their commitment to spreading their knowledge and experience across the globe, eliminating cultural and geographic borders.

Prominent Geologist Dr. William J. Fritz Named Interim President of the College of Staten Island

May 21, 2012 | The University

The City University of New York has named William J. Fritz, an experienced and dedicated administrator as well as a prominent geologist, professor and expert on Yellowstone geology, as Interim President of the College of Staten Island. The appointment was voted on Monday, May 21, 2012 by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Small Business Sees its Healthy Meals Fly Off the Shelf After Attending LaGuardia’s 10,000 Small Businesses

May 21, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–For Rhys W.  Powell, the Founder and President of Red Rabbit, a Harlem-based company that provides healthy meals for children at more than 70 schools in the New York area, 2010 was a breakout year for his young company. While small businesses were still feeling the effects of the bruising recession, his […]

Lessons from the Holocaust: Nebraska Students Travel to Queensborough

May 21, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Twenty-five students from York College in Omaha, Nebraska, traveled across the country to take a class at Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center.

From Starbucks to Stand-out

May 21, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC graduates, meet your 2012 Valedictorian: Liberal Arts major Andre Barber, an aspiring doctor with a 4.0 GPA, heading to City College of New York (CCNY) this fall.
“I’m excited to share my message with the rest of my peers, their guests, and the BMCC administration on graduation day,” he says.

Prominent Geologist Dr. William J. Fritz Named Interim President of the College of Staten Island

May 21, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The City University of New York has named William J. Fritz, an experienced and dedicated administrator as well as a prominent geologist, professor and expert on Yellowstone geology, as Interim President of the College of Staten Island. The appointment was voted on Monday, May 21, 2012 by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

They Come in PEACE

May 21, 2012 | Brooklyn College

On a breezy spring morning, four Brooklyn College students huddle inside a tomato-red trailer on a gated campus at the corner of Linden Boulevard and Van Siclen Avenue. Soon, roughly 15 high school students will file into this makeshift classroom, and Jumana Morciglio, a senior majoring in philosophy and the designated lead on today’s lesson, is going over the game plan for the philosophy course they are co-teaching at East New York Family Academy.

Lehman’s Alli & Springer; MEC’s Simmons Take Flight at NCAA Championships Action Continues DIII Outdoor Champs in California This Weekend

May 21, 2012 | Sports

For the Lehman Lightning women’s outdoor track and field program good things come in pairs, as the Lightning’s dynamic track and field duo of Tobi Alli and Jasmine Springer are both headed to Claremont, California to compete in the NCAA Division III…

Clips of the Week

May 18, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Here are some inspiring clips as we hit the homestretch: •Michelle Gross scored a Daily Beast clip with this Cinco de Mayo-pegged culinary piece. •Anika Anand and Kenny Christensen’s video-and-print profile of a subway dancer found a home on DNA Info. •Evan Buxbaum, Althea Chang and Tom DiChristopher teamed on this video about the [...]

San Juan Philharmonic Chorale to Give Free Concert at Lehman College June 2

May 18, 2012 | Lehman College

The San Juan Philharmonic Chorale will celebrate 25 years of performance history with a special concert in Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre on Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m.

Creating a Sustainable Future: Empowering Youth with Better Job Opportunities

May 18, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

In July 2012, Member States, policy-makers, civil society organizations, representatives of academia and the private sector will meet at UN Headquarters in New York during the high-level segment of the substantive session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to address the challenge of increasing productive capacity and promoting employment and decent work.

CCNY Announces Winner of $50,000 Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship

May 18, 2012 | City College

A hands-free system to help visually impaired people sense their surroundings won $50,000 for a team of five City College of New York students in the Second Annual Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship competition.

Guggenheim Museum Premieres Work by Music Professor

May 18, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Following the news of his second prestigious commission from the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, Associate Professor of Music Jason Eckardt shows little sign of slowing down. In fact, his newest piece, a six-minute composition titled “to be held…” performed by violinist and singer Wendy Richman, incorporates a novel twist — Richman must compete against herself via an electronically manipulated prerecorded performance.

Family, Friends, and Veterans

May 18, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s student veterans and their families recently teamed up with the Early Childhood Center to host a Family Fun day.
The Early Childhood children and the children of student veterans danced, cheered, met ‘Superheroes’ and even bounced around in an inflatable bounce house.

Getting Interview Skills Up to Speed

May 18, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Job interviews can happen when you least expect them. Chance meetings with potential employers occur in lobbies of office buildings, and on line at Starbucks.
Hence the phenomenon, “speed interviewing,” which in the words of BMCC President Antonio Pérez, “is another learning experience for our students. It’s important for them to know how to convey who they are, in a short period of time. Sometimes in life we don’t always have the luxury of an interview.”

LaGuardia Community College Students Pitch in to Help a Fellow Classmate Raise Funds for Women in Haiti

May 17, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College students hold a fashion show on May 24 to help a student raise money for women in Haiti

Congressman Crowley Invites Small Business Owners to Learn About Goldman Sachs10,000 Small Businesses Initiative

May 17, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Congressman Joseph Crowley met with some 70 local small business owners from his Queens and Bronx district to explain how Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a partnership with LaGuardia Community College, can help them grow their businesses and create jobs.