Archive for July, 2012

Kindness in the Community: Center for Student Accessibility Receives Donation from North Shore Rotary

July 10, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Staten Island’s North Shore Rotary makes charitable donations to many local schools and organizations. This year, the group focused on helping individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). As the Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) at the College of Staten Island (CSI) serves approximately 80 students with ASDs, Rotary Club President Anthony Diodato awarded the CSA a check for $500 after learning about the challenges that the Center faces.

CUNY’s 2012 Science All-Star Team

July 9, 2012 | The University

The City University of New York announced today its new team of award-winning “Science All-Star” students who have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, the most prestigious awards a graduate student in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) can receive. The awards recognize and support exceptional students who have proposed graduate-level research projects in their fields.

Japanese Delegation Honors CCNY Founder With July 18 Visit

July 9, 2012 | City College

Continuing a tradition began more than a quarter of a century ago, Takayuki Ohguro, chair of the Shimoda City Assembly, will lead a 10-member delegation on a pilgrimage to The City College of New York July 18 to honor its founder Townsend Harris.

M.F.A. Graduate Contributes to CUNY TV Emmy Win

July 9, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Kalin Ivanov, who earned an M.F.A. in television production in 2000, was “ecstatic” earlier this year when he and his colleagues on the production staff at CUNY TV won three local Emmys.

CSI baseball complex to be named for departing president

July 9, 2012 | Sports

Although the College of Staten Island’s outgoing president will be leaving soon, his name will remain a fixture on campus far into the future.
The City University New York Board of Trustees approved a resolution on June 25 to rename the current CSI Ba…

CSI Sophomore Receives Women’s Opportunity Award

July 9, 2012 | College of Staten Island

One of CSI’s own, Destiny Santiago, received the Soroptimist International Women’s Opportunity Award this spring. She received the honor during a ceremony honoring women returning to college who display strong academic motivation, and have both an academic and career plan, excellent academic references, and  financial need and dependents.

Irvin Ibarguen

July 9, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Irvin Ibarguen, College of Staten Island Valedictorian for 2012, is the first CSI undergraduate to be admitted into Harvard University’s prestigious PhD History program. He received a Bachelor’s in History with The Verrazano School honors program. Ibarguen has earned several scholarships including an IME Research Fellowship, a full-tuition scholarship awarded to Mexican Americans; the prestigious Jeannette K.

Strengthening Workforce Preparation

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

A City University of New York task force of business leaders appointed by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein recently presented a report entitled “Jobs for New York’s Future” providing recommendations on how the University could enhance its already extensive effort at preparing a competitive workforce and, through higher education, enable the city to sustain its global leadership.

Grants and Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional-achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects are listed below.

The Chancellor’s Desk: Graduation Rates, and Aid, Climbing

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Attending commencement ceremonies is surely one of the best benefits of being part of a university community. The well-earned joy of our graduates and their families is contagious. I congratulate all of our 2012 graduates, along with the dedicated faculty and staff who have supported them throughout their studies. And I invite our new alumni to stay connected to the CUNY college that has served as a place of reflection for them over the last few years.

Focused on Outcomes, More Students are Graduating

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Graduation rates of black and Latino students in University baccalaureate programs have increased sharply over the past decade, according to a recent analysis by the Office of Institutional Research.

First, You Have Patience

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

A Salk Award solidified a student’s circuitous road to medical school.

Math Challenge Adds Up to Big Rewards

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

The annual CUNY Math Challenge — sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development, and supported by the Office of the Chancellor — this year rewarded nine math whizzes with cash prizes ranging from $500 up to a grand prize of $2,500.

Answering a Citywide Need

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Annual Citizenship Now! Hotline recently helped its 100,000th caller — and thousands more.

A Brooklyn Exhibit That Really Hits Home

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Long-lost original blueprints of a beloved stadium, along with mementoes of the team that played there for almost half a century, are featured in a new Brooklyn College Library exhibit: “There Used to Be a Ballpark: Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers.”

Dean Dave Fields Bequeaths $1 Million to CUNY Law

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dave Fields, a University dean who serves as special counsel to Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, has announced that he is leaving $1 million to CUNY Law School — the largest bequest in its history. The money will be used equally to support student scholarships and faculty development, including conferences and training courses.

College Libraries Start to Turn the Page

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

On a recent chilly afternoon at City College, the scene inside the five-story Morris Raphael Cohen Library is a hive of buzzing activity. Surrounding the central shelves of books and journals on each floor, students are reading, viewing computer screens, writing notes, scrolling through their smartphones.

Making Historical Collections Gradually More Accessible

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Most books and journals today can be readily replaced by their e-versions, but many historical items and special collections at CUNY libraries have no electronic substitutes: They’re the real thing. And yet, even these items are gradually becoming part of digital archives, too. The goal is not to replace them, but to provide greater access to such treasures for people who can’t physically get to the library.

Grappling with a Titanic Mystery

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

A century after the sinking of the Titanic — a disaster retold and reconstructed in films, books, art and science — a City Tech professor has presented a new theory about how the doomed luxury liner broke apart, giving credence to the accounts of survivors that were dismissed at the time.

New Titles/CUNY Authors: Global Issues and Individuals

July 8, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

University scholars weigh in on subjects from art to Zionism.