Archive for July, 2012

Fashion Forward

July 31, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

What do artist Sarah Haviland and fashion gurus Stella McCartney and Giambattista Valli have in common?
This summer, their creative talent shared the same window at Saks Fifth Avenue.
“I loved my window,” says Haviland, an associate professor in BMCC’s Music and Art department. “It was very elegant.”

From Biologist to Miss Guyana World 2012, LaGuardia Community College Alumna is Every Woman

July 31, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Arti Cameron, a ‘08 LaGuardia Community College graduate who went on to become a pre-med student, will be representing Guyana in the Miss World 2012 Competition.  The beauty pageant is currently underway. The final night of the pageant takes place on August 18 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. The 23-year-old contestant, who […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Scholar Receives a Premier National Scholarship

July 31, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Harmonie Kobanghe, a LaGuardia Community College honor student and campus leader whose commitment to social justice is leading her to a law degree and a career as a human rights activist for Congolese women who were victims of war, is the recipient of 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, a premier […]

President Jeremy Travis Receives Maud Booth Correctional Services Award from Volunteers of America

July 31, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Maud Booth Correctional Services Award presented by the Volunteers of America, philanthropic human services organization.

Ashley Greene Named York Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

July 31, 2012 | Sports

JAMAICA, NY—The York College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Greene as the new Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at York College.

“After an extensive interview process, Ashley truly stood out as the candidat…

Queens Small Business Owner Helped Out of the Recession by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative

July 30, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Like many of the nation’s manufacturers, the economic downturn had taken a major toll on Mario Fichera’s 78-year-old family-owned business in Woodside.  The manufacturer and fabricator of store interiors not only witnessed the collapse of the construction environment, but he hopelessly watched jobs and clients go to his domestic competitors who were […]

Queens Restaurateur Learns How to Serve Up Her Business After Attending Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

July 30, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—It was 1:15 p.m. on a typical weekday and Sage General Store, a folksy 20-seat Long Island City eatery owned by restaurateur and caterer Leslie Nilsson-Pedace, was busy feeding its lunchtime crowd.  Behind the long counter displaying luscious-looking homemade cupcakes and brownies, servers dished out to hungry patrons the day’s soups, sandwiches, […]

Queens Landscaper Sees Business Blossom with the Help of LaGuardia Community College’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program

July 30, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Suddenly, Laura Catana’s life had changed dramatically. One minute she was a senior at Wesleyan College majoring in anthropology, and the next minute she was running the family’s landscaping business when her father, the founder and owner of City Gardens of New York, located in Long Island City, suddenly passed away. Without […]

Wrestling With Gender Stereotypes

July 30, 2012 | Brooklyn College

The wrestlers on the mat circle each other, locked in a battle of strength and skill. They grab at each other, vying for points for takedowns, reversals and exposure. Neither will surrender until one wins by fall, technical superiority or decision. And when the victor’s arm is raised, she’ll have every reason to be proud: She’s one of the meager 2 percent of U.S. wrestlers who are women.

Katherine Stone

July 30, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Katherine Stone graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Teacher Education Honors Academy (TEHA) with a BA in Mathematics. While at CSI, she racked up an impressive list of accomplishments, including the Sherry Blackman Award for Mathematics, she was a Noyce Scholar and a Harcourt Fellow, and she was a finalist for 2012 Valedictorian.

Clips of the Week

July 26, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Check out some of the latest links from our reporters: •Lindsay Lowe covered a boat race on Seattle’s Lake Union for KPLU public radio. •Peter Moskowitz’ story and video about environmental activists trying to clean up the Gowanus Canal made The New York Times. •Melissa Noel put together a video-and-print report on the closing […]

No Debate About It: Recent Graduate Impresses the World

July 26, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Recent graduate Yusuf Anwar ’12 has won fourth place and $1,500 in an international debate competition. The Global Debate & Public Policy Challenge was held earlier this summer in Budapest. Anwar received an all-expense-paid trip to the Hungarian capital, where he stayed for 10 days.

Professor Angelique Corthals Uses Novel Techniques to Detect Lung Infection in 500 Year-Old Mummy

July 25, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

An article in open source journal PLoS ONE, titled “Detecting the Immune System Response of a 500 Year-old Inca Mummy”, reports the first-ever use of proteomics to detect immune system response from a frozen Inca mummy. Co-authored by Assistant Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the study found that the Incan mummy suffered from a bacterial lung infection at the time of its death.

Color Him Brilliant

July 25, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In a myth dating back to pre-Columbian times, the world is robbed of its colors by a villain. A butterfly turns into a young girl named Are, who sets out on a magical journey through numerous “kingdoms of color” with a single mission: to wrest back the colors and restore them to the world.

Dean Anderson Appointed to NYC Bar Task Force Examining Career Prospects of Recent Law School Grads

July 25, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The New York City Bar has appointed Dean Michelle Anderson to a task force that will examine the current state of the job market for recent law school graduates.

John Jay College Releases Report on the Neighborhood-Specific Nature of the New York City Crime Decline in the 1990’s

July 25, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report titled Homicide by Neighborhood: Mapping New York City’s Violent Crime Drop.

NSF Grant Enables City Tech to Establish ‘Fuse Lab’ to Teach Advanced Tech Skills at Associate Degree Level

July 25, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

How do you hook students on technological careers while ensuring they have the fundamentals to succeed in rapidly changing industries? With this question in mind, City Tech has set up a “Fuse Lab” for students earning associate degrees in architectural technology, construction management technology and civil engineering technology.

An Exhibit of Distinction

July 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Artists can be fickle. So even though Jada Munroe’s piece is well received at the exhibit, the so-called master mixer of colors won’t be discussing her inspiration or the techniques behind her strokes, even when she’s bribed with a chocolate chip cookie or cajoled by her mother.

[video] Graniteville Quarry – a living lab for students

July 25, 2012 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE – Students can sit in a classroom and listen to their professors discuss features of the Earth, but until they go out and see things for themselves, it’s difficult to retain the information — like the way the Richmond Creek Bluebelt absorbs water.

Jerry Power Hired as Men’s and Women’s Head Tennis Coach

July 25, 2012 | Sports

BRONX, N.Y. – The Lehman College Athletics Department announced the appointment of Lehman alumnus Jerry Power as men’s and women’s tennis coach.

Power, a graduate of Lehman College with a master’s degree in education, completed his 26th …