Archive for June, 2012

New Path for Foreign Students to Earn Their Queens College Degree

June 15, 2012 | Queens College

Without a good command of English, inter­national students cannot pursue a college education in the United States. Queens College/ELI Path—an alternative admissions process involving the English Language Institute— provides talented foreign candidates with a route to a degree.

Queens College Sociology Prof. Pyong Gap Min Launches Korean American

June 15, 2012 | Queens College

With the launch February 15 of the web-based Korean American Data Bank (kore­, Queens College Sociology Professor Pyong Gap Min (Sociology) has engaged the power of the Internet to broaden accessibility to the growing resources offered by the Center for Korean American Community he found­ed at the college three years ago. With the simple click […]

Queens College’s Asian/American Center Offering Summer Institute

June 15, 2012 | Queens College

High school students thinking about enrolling at Queens College will experience some of Queens’s most interesting ethnic neighborhoods when the Asian/American Center (A/AC) hosts its Summer Leadership Institute July 9-13.

Latest Round of CUNY BA Student and Alumni Accomplishments and Grad School Acceptances

June 15, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

The latest list of job opportunities and graduate school acceptances for students in CUNY’s individualized degree, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies

Photos of CUNY Law’s New Home at 2 Court Square in Long Island City

June 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Here is a sneak peek at photos of 2 Court Square, our terrific new location in Long Island City, just minutes from Manhattan and all five boroughs.

Alum Danny Kirchoff (’09) Continues Dedication to Transgender Rights

June 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Danny Kirchoff (’09) is spotlighted in the June 2012 Equal Justice Works Newsletter for his continuing efforts to provide legal services to low-income transgender Californians.

BC’s Kathy Chu and Sabia Akbar Serve Abroad as Part of Global Medical Brigades

June 15, 2012 | Sports

Brooklyn, NY — A pair of Brooklyn College student-athletes Kathy Chu (Women’s Volleyball) and Sabia Akbar (Women’s Cross Country) recently returned from Panama as part of an initiative with the Brooklyn College Global Medical Brigades.

Pinned, Pledged and Proud

June 15, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

There is a tradition going back to 1893, honored each year at BMCC.
That, of course, is the Pinning Ceremony, founded by celebrated English nurse Florence Nightingale, and held recently in BMCC’s vast Theater I to honor 84 graduates of the nursing program wearing classic white nurse dress uniforms, or white suits.

The Nation: Prof. Kassem on Curbing NYPD Excess

June 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In The Nation magazine’s July 2nd issue, “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic,” Professor Ramzi Kassem shares the history and impact of the surveillance of Muslim communities in “The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program.” Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Constitutionality of Sugary Drinks Ban

June 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is quoted in a Queens Chronicle article about the legality of a proposed ban on sugary drinks in New York City.

Gene May Link Diabetes and Alzheimer’s, CCNY Researchers Find

June 14, 2012 | City College

In recent years it became clear that people with diabetes face an ominous prospect – a far greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) have shed light on one reason why. Biology Professor Chris Li and her colleagues have discovered that a single gene forms a common link between the two diseases.

Environmental Factors Spread Obesity, CCNY-Led Team Reports

June 14, 2012 | City College

An international team of researchers’ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America’s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic’s geography and food marketing and distribution patterns.

First Graduating Class for Queens School of Inquiry

June 14, 2012 | Queens College

“On June 25 the Queens School of Inquiry (QSI) held its first commencement at this partnership school a mile from campus. Of the 62 students who graduated (out of a possible 65), 80 percent have been accepted into college and plan to attend.

Queens College Winter Wander Lands

June 14, 2012 | Queens College

Studying abroad—where 370 Queens College students headed in 2011—expands the comfort zone to around the world. “Our goal is to teach students to be more inde­pendent and to become global citizens,” observes Mohamed Tabrani, acting director of QC’s Education Abroad office. Mindful that “a lot of our students want to go abroad, but can’t afford it,” the staff strives to keep costs low and to expand aid.

Lehman College prof’s accidental discovery makes plants climate-change resilient

June 14, 2012 | The University

Hundreds of plants undergo various experiments daily in Professor Eleanore Wurtzel’s laboratory at Lehman College. However, an accidental discovery doesn’t come along too often.

Students Earn Entry Into Coveted Pre-med Program

June 14, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Medical school is known for its challenging curriculum and rigorous course work — a stressful environment for a student not acclimated to the quickened pace. One such school, located in the heart of Brooklyn, is SUNY Downstate Medical Center, home to 1,430 students and 649 faculty members. Acceptance into SUNY Downstate is the goal of many ambitious college students, and its Early Medical Education (EME) Program provides an opportunity for students to learn the ropes and lock down strong study habits before taking on the full course load.

Perepelov Named CUNYAC First-Ever Division III ITA All-American

June 14, 2012 | Sports

SKILLMAN, NJ –Hunter College men’s tennis standout Yevgeny Perepelov has been named to the 2012 Division III ITA All-America Team as announced by the ITA. The distinction makes Perepelov the CUNYAC’s first four-year college All-American in the sp…


June 13, 2012 | Baruch College

New York City’s Director of Energy Policy Sergej Mahnovski will be the first of two keynote speakers on Thursday, June 21, 2012, to launch the first annual conference on Advanced Energy Performance sponsored by the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of Baruch College, and co-hosted by the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems Building Performance Lab.

Prof. Borgmann on the Challenges of “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Choice” Labels

June 13, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The Deseret News quotes Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an article discussing a recent poll that found a historic low of 41 percent of Americans categorizing themselves as “pro-choice,” while 50 percent identify as “pro-life.”

Tense Film Scenes Trigger Brain Activity, CCNY-Led Team Finds

June 13, 2012 | City College

Visual and auditory stimuli that elicit high levels of engagement and emotional response can be linked to reliable patterns of brain activity, a team of researchers from The City College of New York and Columbia University reports. Their findings could lead to new ways for producers of films, television programs and commercials to predict what kinds of scenes their audiences will respond to.