Archive for June, 2012

‘A L I E N’ Artist’s Work Featured in Visionaries: The Art of the Fantastic

June 28, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Artist H.R. Giger, an acclaimed Swiss surrealist, won an Academy Award in 1980 for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for his work in the science fiction horror film A L I E N.

Clips of the Week

June 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out these hot summertime stories: •Melissa Noel’s article for The Grio – about a 75-year-old African-American woman who ate in a railroad dining car six decades after being shut out of one because of segregation – got picked up by MSNBC. •Dennis O’Reilly reported on a booming Thai resort for the Bangkok Post. •Kate […]

LegalHealth and Mark Hannay Receive Second Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House

June 28, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

LegalHealth and Mark Hannay Receive Second Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

Governor Cuomo Appoints Prominent Attorney Brian D. Obergfell to CUNY Board of Trustees

June 28, 2012 | The University

Brian D. Obergfell, an attorney with extensive background in banking, real estate and commercial finance and a Brooklyn resident was unanimously confirmed last week by the New York Senate as a Trustee of The City University of New York.

A Lifetime of Firsts

June 28, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“It’s important to know where you come from, but it’s more important to know where you’re going.”
This is the advice that Elizabeth Margaritis Butson—long-time supporter of BMCC and respected newspaper publisher—gave to graduates at the 2012 Commencement in the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

Bangladeshi Student Nadia Abbasi Pursues Her Dream Assisted by a Queens College Business Forum Scholarship

June 28, 2012 | Queens College

Bangladeshi student Nadia Abbasi is on her way to fulfilling her dream of a college education
and pursuing a business career that will improve the lives of the homeless
through the assistance of a Queens College Business Forum scholarship.
Another QC student Laura Burke, who will begin work toward her
master’s degree in risk management at QC this fall, is the first recipient
of the Queens Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hank Auffarth scholarship.

Inside Story – Summer 2012

June 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Download the Summer 2012 issue of Inside Story [pdf]

Starr Reporter Enters Eighth Decade on the Beat

June 27, 2012 | Queens College

Last July friends and colleagues joined 89-year-old newsman David Starr ’42 and his wife Peggy (Giffen) Starr ’42 in the big conference room at the Springfield Republican in Springfield, MA to celebrate a remarkable milestone: his 70th year in the newspaper business—all with Newhouse, the newspaper publishing division of Advance Publications.

Queens College Alum Jean-Claude Brizard Takes the Helm in the Windy City

June 27, 2012 | Queens College

After two decades in New York, educational reformer Jean-Claude Brizard takes
the top school job in the Second City

CSI’S Kaitlyn Flynn Takes Home ECAC Metro Softball Player of the Year Honors

June 27, 2012 | Sports

The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced its 2012 lineup of Metro Softball All-Stars yesterday, and leading the charge on the diamond was CSI senior Kaitlyn Flynn, who capped an impeccable year by being cited as the conference’s Player of the …

Internationally Renowned Scientist Dr. Fred Naider Named Interim Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College of Staten Island

June 27, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY) has named Distinguished Professor Dr. Fred Naider as Interim Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College of Staten Island (CSI), effective August 15, 2012. Dr. Naider holds a BChE and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute.

A Mater of Scholarship at Queens College

June 26, 2012 | Queens College

While a graduate student waiting for a bus with one of her Queens College professors, Ann Jablon remembers being asked, “What do you see yourself doing?” She launched into describing her ideal career: compassionate teacher, passionate researcher. “Oh, you want to be Helen Smith Carns!” the professor exclaimed. She did.

Rewriting Quantum Chips with a Beam of Light

June 26, 2012 | City College

The promise of ultrafast quantum computing has moved a step closer to reality with a technique to create rewritable computer chips using a beam of light. Researchers from The City College of New York (CCNY) and the University of California Berkeley (UCB) used light to control the spin of an atom’s nucleus in order to encode information.

City Limits Profiles Judge Richardson-Mendelson (’88)

June 26, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson (’88) was recently profiled by City Limits, in which she discussed her work as chief administrative judge of New York City’s Family Court. The interview touches on the effects of budget cuts, increasing caseloads, and pro se representation in Family Court. Richardson-Mendelson also discusses her vision for the future of the Family Court system.

Trustees Approve “Investing in Our Future;” CUNY’s 2012-2016 Master Plan

June 25, 2012 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today adopted the University’s 2012-2016 Master Plan, which showcases CUNY’s unwavering commitment to maintaining academic excellence and access, as well as its plans to expand innovative educational programs, invest in the hiring of new, full-time faculty and build 21st-century facilities in the coming years.

Three New CUNY Distinguished Professors

June 25, 2012 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today named three outstanding scholars as Distinguished Professors, the University’s highest faculty rank, it was announced by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.

Baruch College’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute Creates First Certificate Program Focusing on Energy Asset Management

June 25, 2012 | Baruch College

The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute [NREI] of Baruch College today announced the launch this fall of the first online certificate program designed to teach how to maximize the energy efficiency, from an individual business scale to an entire commercial real estate portfolio and achieve much higher profitability.

CCNY, UC Berkeley develop lasers that could rewrite quantum chips, spin those atoms right round

June 24, 2012 | The University

Computers are normally limited by the fixed nature of their chipsets: once the silicon is out of the factory, its capabilities are forever locked in. The City College of New York and University of California Berkeley have jointly developed a technique that could break chips free of these prisons and speed along quantum computing.

Five Members of the KCC Wave Honored for Academic Achievement by the NJCAA

June 23, 2012 | Sports

Each year community colleges throughout the country nominate several graduating student-athletes for the NJCAA Academic All American Awards. This year again, the Kingsborough Community College Wave nominated 5 student-athletes who have been remarkable …

Queens College Math Major Recounts IBM’s Contributions to Space Race

June 22, 2012 | Queens College

Arthur Cohen, Queens College ’50 was running IBM’s Watson Scientific Computer lab at Columbia University when he was asked to pull up stakes and move to Washington, where he had worked for the company in an earlier assignment. IBM had new plans for him. It was 1959, and preparations were under way for the nation’s first […]