Archive for May, 2012

Senior Nabs Top CUNY Prize

May 17, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Senior Catherine W. Chan has been selected as a 2012 recipient of CUNY’s Jonas E. Salk Scholarship, an award given annually to eight students who have the potential to make significant contributions to medical research. The scholars are selected by a panel of distinguished physicians — all Salk alumni — based on the quality of their research, academic excellence and recommendations by professors and mentors.

Paul Keefe (’07) Wins Acquittal in OWS Case

May 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In one of the first Occupy Wall Street protest cases to go to trial, alum Paul Keefe (’07), along with Gideon Oliver, represented Alexander Arbuckle, who was taking photos at a January 1 march and was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Adjunct Prof. Michael Macchiarola in JURIST on SEC Accountability

May 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In a guest column for JURIST, Adjunct Professor Michael Macchiarola discusses the role of the judiciary in settlements between the Securities and Exchange Commission and private parties.

CLRN Director Fred Rooney Helps Thomas Jefferson Law School Launch Incubator

May 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The National Law Journal features Fred Rooney (’86), director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network, and his efforts to help Thomas Jefferson School of Law launch an incubator for solo practitioners.

Korean Student Thinks of Family Back Home As She Prepares to Earn Her Nursing Degree

May 16, 2012 | Lehman College

Nursing student KIl Hyon Hwang left her hometown of Seoul, South Korea, in 2009 when she was accepted into Lehman College’s competitive Korean exchange program.

Video: Fifth Annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism

May 16, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism honored two men for their accomplishments in the fields of journalism and philanthropy at the fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism gala at TheTimesCenter on May 14. Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism while Leonard Tow, a pioneer in the cable [...]

Video: The CUNY J-School Story

May 16, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Queensborough Cruises to 2011-12 CUNYAC Commissioner’s Cup Wins Top Athletic Dept. Prize With Record For Points & Margin of Victory

May 16, 2012 | Sports

Queensborough Community College set a new benchmark for both most points (82) and margin of victory (59 points) in claiming the 2011-12 CUNY Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday night, as the top overall Community College athlet…

Leading Mathematics and Computer Sciences Researcher Wins Prestigious Award

May 16, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman College Professor Melvin Fitting will receive the Herbrand Award for his groundbreaking contribution to the field of automated theorem proving.

Three CCNY Students Named 2012 Salk Scholars

May 16, 2012 | City College

Lisa Brandt and Julian Flores, members of The City College of New York Class of 2012, and Alexa Mieses, a 2011 graduate, have been selected to receive the 2012 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded by The City University of New York.

CUNY Law Adjunct Prof. in Racial Profiling Challenge

May 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Prof. Jonathan Moore, who co-teaches a seminar on Section 1983 federal civil rights litigation, is one of the attorneys in Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies.

Seeking Out Educational Opportunities Has Been this Award-Winning Entrepreneur’s Key to Success

May 16, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—What often makes small businesses so interesting is the stories behind them. Take, for example, the story of Daniel Levy, a native Argentine who came to New York set on creating a business that would help him make it big in the iconic city and ending up winning the U.S. Small Business […]

BEARCATS BRING HOME 3RD STRAIGHT COMMISSIONER’S CUP Win Cup by 58 Point Margin over Hunter & Staten Island

May 16, 2012 | Sports

Baruch College captured seven of the last eight CUNY Athletic Conference Tournament Championships the school competed in this year to crush the field and win the Bearcats’ third consecutive Commissioner’s Cup Trophy. The Bearcats scored…

Chancellor Announces Diversity Action Plan

May 16, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In a recent statement to the CUNY community, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced The City University of New York’s Diversity Action Plan, “Building on a Strong Foundation: A Strategy for Enhancing CUNY’s Leadership in the Areas of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.”

Barry Salzberg ’74, CEO of Deloitte, Returns to Campus to Share Insights With Students

May 16, 2012 | Brooklyn College

On April 30, Barry Salzberg ’74, the CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohamatsu Ltd., one of the four largest international accountancy firms in the world, returned to his alma mater to discuss the career path that has led to his incredible success.

CUNYAC Honors 29 Graduating Scholar-Athletes At 2012 Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony

May 16, 2012 | Sports

For the 26th Annual Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards, held on Wednesday, May 16, at the campus of Queens College, CUNYAC recognized 29 honorable mention scholar-athletes to celebration their incredible accomplishments for the 2011-12 academic a…

Collaboration Reveals Mechanism Central to Iron Homeostasis, Potential Key to Treatment for Iron Overload in Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Patients

May 15, 2012 | The University

A landmark study conducted by Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) Senior Scientist Elizabeth Theil, PhD, and collaborators at Hunter College/ Graduate Center City University of New York and Case Western Reserve University, demonstrates for the first time that ferrous iron (Fe2+) binds directly to a ribonucleic (RNA) complex to result in a conformational change that ultimately increases iron synthesis.

Foundation Fundraiser

May 15, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Generosity was in full swing at BMCC’s 24th Annual Gala, which benefits the BMCC Foundation Scholarship Fund.
The Gala, recently held at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, featured a cocktail reception, Silent Auction, and formal dinner, all in the name of charity.
The annual BMCC Gala raises money for Foundation scholarships; merit-based scholarships available for local and international students who meet certain academic, financial, and social criteria.

Undergraduate Students Present Cutting-edge Research at Regional and National Conferences

May 15, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Twenty honors students were selected from among thousands of submissions to present papers at two important research conferences: the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which took place in Ogden, Utah, and the 2012 Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference (NRHC), held in Baltimore.

Award from NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute to Support Lisa Armstrong’s Work in Haiti

May 15, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named Lisa Armstrong, an award-winning reporter who has written for the Washington Post, National Geographic, and O, the Oprah Magazine, the recipient of its 2012 Reporting Award. Armstrong teaches Craft of Journalism and International Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The award supports a [...]