Archive for June, 2012

Lehman College Community Band to Give Free Concert June 30

June 22, 2012 | Lehman College

The Lehman College Community Band will give a free concert entitled “Summer Pops” on Saturday, June 30, at 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. This event is open to the public. Led by Professor Alan Hollander, the band will perform a “pops” variety, including Broadway favorites, marches, and other arrangements for symphonic wind band by […]

CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies to Hold Launch Celebration June 26

June 22, 2012 | Lehman College

The new CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies will celebrate its launch at a festive ceremony on Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. in Elebash Hall of the CUNY Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue. The free event, which is cosponsored by CUNY and the Mexican Consul General’s Office in New York, is open to the […]

Lehman College Goes Tobacco Free July 1

June 21, 2012 | Lehman College

The campus of Lehman College will become tobacco-free on Sunday, July 1, and the smoking or consumption of tobacco in any form will not be permitted, indoors or outdoors.

Two CCNY Alumnae, Doctoral Student Named Fulbright Scholars

June 21, 2012 | City College

Kayhan Irani, a 2008 City College of New York graduate, Humaira Hansrod, a 2012 graduate from the Macaulay Honors College at City College and PhD candidate Susan M. Tsang have been awarded 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholarships for study and research abroad.

Prof. Rosenberg’s Article Cited by Third Circuit Court of Appeals

June 20, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The Third Circuit cited Professor Joe Rosenberg’s article, “Supplemental Needs Trusts for People with Disabilities: The Development of a Private Trust in the Public Interest,” for its analysis of the legislative intent, scope, and application of the federal Medicaid law that governs pooled special needs trusts.

Senator Frank Padavan’s Legislative Archives Have a New Home at Queensborough

June 20, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College dedicated the Senator Frank Padavan Legislative Archives on June 18 in the College’s Kurt R. Schmeller Library.

CCNY Appoints Praveen Panchal VP for Information Technology

June 20, 2012 | City College

The City College of New York has appointed Praveen Panchal vice president for information technology and chief information officer, CCNY President Lisa S. Coico announced. Mr. Panchal, who is an alumnus of City College and has been chief information officer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice since 2006, will assume his new duties July 2.


June 20, 2012 | Hostos Community College

(Bronx, New York) – Hostos President Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Vice President Ana Carrión-Silva, and Associate Dean for Community Relations, García Reyes welcomed the Honorable Julissa Reynoso, the newly appointed United States Ambassador to the Republic of Uruguay, to the College on May 31.  Reynoso holds the distinction of being the first Dominican American […]


June 20, 2012 | Hostos Community College

(Bronx, NY) – On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY), received the “Education Award” at ASPIRA’s “Circle of Achievers Dinner,” which was held at E-Space in Manhattan. The theme of the dinner was “Building on 50 […]

CUNY Jobs Task Force Presents “Jobs for New York’s Future,” A Workforce Preparation Report

June 20, 2012 | The University

The City University of New York Jobs Task Force, a panel of business leaders named by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, has issued a report that highlights key areas of near-term job growth in the city. The panel looked at five sectors that together employ one in three New York City residents

Ratko Rakocevic, a Model Student-Athlete at John Jay College

June 20, 2012 | Sports

You will be hard pressed to find a student-athlete anywhere that can match the charisma, skill and determination of John Jay College of Criminal Justice student-athlete Ratko Rakocevic.

The Spirit of Sisterhood

June 19, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The spirit of sisterhood was truly embraced when 50 female BMCC students joined staff and faculty members for the 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WRC) and Retreat.
The event, held the weekend of June 8th, was developed and coordinated by the Women’s Resource Center and Sisterhood Society. The corporate sponsors were L’Oreal USA and Maybelline New York.

CUNY to Open First New College in Four Decades This Fall; Receives Significant Grant — Nearly $1 million from Gates Foundation Will Support Launch of the Bold New Endeavor

June 19, 2012 | The University

The New Community College — the first new college at The City University of New York in four decades — was created as a new model for community college education, committed to dramatically increasing student learning and success, while enabling students to earn a degree and graduate in a timely manner. Known as the NCC, its efforts to dramatically impact postsecondary education were recognized today with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This award is part of a portfolio of grants aimed at boosting breakthrough learning models in postsecondary education, and supporting a range of innovators who are fundamentally redesigning how students learn, how they are supported in that process, and how the postsecondary business model enables today’s busy students to earn quality, affordable credentials.

The Secret to Less Smelly Sewers: Old Coffee Grounds

June 19, 2012 | The University

Researchers at the City College of New York think they’ve found a way to use coffee to neutralize the unpleasant odor of sewers. Specifically, they’re interested in coffee grounds, which they cook to around 800 degrees Celsius until the itself-smelly material is black and carbonized.

Alums Odom and Bing Recognized

June 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced seven appointments to the city’s Districting Commission, including alum Oscar Odom III (’96). Alum Tracey Bing (’96) received a New York City Bar Association Legal Service Award.

Not So Little Achievements

June 18, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The LittleFe project is surely a misnomer as the efforts spent on building this mega-computer are anything but little.  The initiative, which is lead by Vice President of Technology Systems Dr. Michael Kress along with professional staff from the Division of Student Affairs, involves seven young adults at CSI who are actually building a parallel processing computer.

Clips of the Week

June 15, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Internship clips are starting to come in – plus, we’re catching up with some gems leftover from the semester past. Check out our latest links – and feel free to send me more as you start racking up the summertime news clips: •Sarah Kazadi’s video piece about an athlete vying to represent Haiti at […]

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Two U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

June 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions with Bloomberg BNA.

Mellon Fellowship to Support Queens College Music Professor Emeritus Raymond

June 15, 2012 | Queens College

Raymond Erickson (Music) continues to accumulate academic distinctions in his retirement: He recently received an Emeritus Professor Research Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship will support Erickson’s study of attitudes toward Jews in Leipzig during the era of Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived there from 1723 until his death 27 years later. […]

Queens College Scholar-Athlete Records Win in Neuroscience

June 15, 2012 | Queens College

Last fall, after two seasons competing in breaststroke on the swim team, Kobi Wasner added 1-meter diving to his rep­ertoire. Like two other members of the team, he was also diving into research in the lab of Carolyn Pytte (Psychology).