Archive for July, 2012

LaGuardia Community College Instructor Receives Literacy Recognition Award for Work with Foreign-Trained Healthcare Professionals

July 18, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

    Long Island City, NY—Magda Kieliszek, an instructor of Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (VESOL) at LaGuardia Community College’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training (CIET), is a recipient of the 2012  Literacy Recognition Award, granted by the Literacy Assistance Center in New York.  Ms. Kieliszek was recognized for dedication to her […]

Students Show Off Their Creative Side

July 18, 2012 | Brooklyn College

A newfangled nicotine man and a student inspired by the rhythmic tap tap of that ancient relic the typewriter are the winners of the 2012 Brooklyn College Library Art Award.

Author and Administrator Dr. Deirdre Pettipiece Named New Dean at Lehman College

July 17, 2012 | Lehman College

Dr. Deirdre Pettipiece, a scholar and author and most recently the associate dean of arts and sciences at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, has been named the new dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Lehman College. Her appointment was approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees and became effective on July 16.

Baruch in the News Spring 2012

July 17, 2012 | Baruch College

Baruch in the News Spring 2012 newsletter.

Medgar Alum Brant Douglas Spearheads Immigration Workshop for Local Community, July 19

July 17, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar alumnus Brant Douglas (Class of 20120) organizes Deferred Action Immigration Workshop hosted by CUNY Citizenship Now!, the Beulah Church of the Nazarene, New York State Youth Leadership Council, and iHOPE on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:00PM at Beulah Church of the Nazarene – 1250 Saint Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213.

CLEAR Project Honored By Queens Borough President

July 17, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall will honor the CUNY Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the Fourth Annual Iftar Program on July 25th, 2012, for its dedication to training Muslim, Arab, and South Asian New Yorkers to know their civil rights.

Summer Days Are Not So Lazy for Motivated Interns

July 17, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Business and finance major Klleba Moleste always knew about the importance of the internship experience, but as a full-time student and mother of two, she wasn’t able to take on additional responsibility. So she waited until her senior year to enroll in a summer internship, and it has made a world of difference.

Rescue from the Holocaust: Honoring Great Britain for “The Kindertransport”

July 17, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Beginning in 1938 in the months before World War II, more than 10,000 Jewish children were separated from their parents and evacuated from Nazi Germany and other countries. Boasting that no one would want these “undesirable” children, Adolf Hitler was upstaged by the people of Great Britain, the only nation to take in the children.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College Begins New Session on October 19

July 16, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Take your business to the next level with help from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming session of the business education program, which will run from October 19, 2012 to February 9, 2013. To date, 99 percent of the businesses entrepreneurs […]

There’s Hope with COPE

July 16, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s COPE program helps reduce student barriers to education and employment.

COPE, which stands for College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment, has offices on CUNY campuses in all five boroughs.

IWHR Brief in Atala Case Cited by IntLawGrrls

July 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The blog post cites the amicus brief that the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic submitted last summer, which argued that sexual orientation and gender identity should be found to be a protected class under the American Convention on Human Rights as held under international law.

Daniel Feldman

July 16, 2012 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island Salutatorian Daniel Feldman plans to begin studying astronomy at Boston University as a PhD student in the fall. He received a BS in Physics as part of the Macaulay Honors College (MHC). During his undergraduate studies, Feldman has taken part in numerous research projects covering a number of areas, such as asteroid tracking, studying youth indicators in M dwarf stars, examining objects in the Kuiper Belt, using high-resolution near-infrared spectroscopy techniques to help determine the physical properties of brown dwarfs, and even building a radio antenna to track solar flares.

Clips of the Week

July 12, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out these stories, from near and far: •Nabil Rahman produced this video about refugees in Bangladesh for DRIKNews. •Minty Grover, working for Capital New York, looked at medallion owners’ issues with the new taxi fee structure. •Claudia Bracholdt produced this video as part of a fellowship that took her to Auschwitz. •Kamana Shrestha’s story […]

Inside Lehman Wins Three Awards

July 12, 2012 | Lehman College

Inside Lehman XII, Lehman College’s student co-produced video news magazine, has won three awards—the Videographer Award of Distinction, the Communicator Award of Distinction, and the Hermes Creative Award (gold).

Medgar Evers College Alumna and Fitness Guru Gwen Ro Profiled in Black Enterprise

July 12, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College alumna and fitness guru Gwen Ro – profiled in Black Enterprise July issue.

‘Scores’ of Songs by Iconic Stars Will Strike the Right Chords During 2012 – 2013 Season at QPAC

July 12, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Where were you when you first heard, Do You Know the Way to San Jose… Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree… What I Did For Love… I Got Plenty of Nothin’… Oh What a Night… and Then Came You…

Keynote Address by Lehman President at Guam Forum Focuses on Role of Technology in Reshaping Higher Education

July 11, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández delivered the keynote address at the University of Guam’s 60th Anniversary Presidential Forum and predicted that over the next several decades the digital revolution will drive major changes in the process of credentialing students and workers.

Big Changes at The Local

July 11, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

They say the only constant in New York life is change. The Local, the hyperlocal news site in Brooklyn run by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in collaboration with The New York Times, is not immune. Starting Monday, July 16, J-School alum Mitchell Trinka will take over as collaborative editor of The Local, succeeding […]

The Verrazano School Welcomes Another Class to CSI

July 11, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The Verrazano School held its Freshmen Orientation for the Class of 2016 recently, welcoming the incoming students by introducing them to life on the CSI campus. The orientation program included a student panel, campus tours, and team-building activities devised to help the 81 entering students feel more comfortable with their new surroundings and their fellow classmates.

LaGuardia Community College Reaccredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

July 10, 2012 | Uncategorized

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College has received reaffirmation of its accreditation for a 10-year period –the highest re-accreditation status possible- from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, which accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.  The Commission’s decision […]