Archive for August, 2012

“Representing South Asia on Film,” A Year-Long Film Festival at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Highlights the “Year of India”

August 28, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College will present the top Hindi blockbuster of all time, Sholay (Flames), on Wednesday, September 12, to kick off its year-long film festival, “Representing South Asia on Film.” A total of 16 titles that examine different classes and cultures will be presented as part of the college’s Year of India cultural exploration. Three panel discussions in which scholars, filmmakers, and Queens college faculty and students will discuss topics raised by the series will be held throughout the year. Screenings will take place in the Godwin Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall 405, at Queens College, at 4:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

The Chancellor’s Desk: What’s New This Year? A Lot!

August 28, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

I am delighted to welcome the entire CUNY community to the start of a new academic year — one that brings a number of promising developments across the University.

Poem by Faculty Member Inspires Music Competition and Award

August 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

“Impossible Grace,” a poem written by Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander has inspired the first Al-Quds Composition Award, to be presented by the newly established College of Music at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. The winning composition will receive two public performances in Jerusalem in October under the artistic direction of Anke Rauthmann, director of the Berlin Lyric Opera.

Dean Anderson in NY Times on the Evolving Definition of Rape

August 28, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in the New York Times on how the definition of rape has changed over time.

Faculty Member Wins Theatre Library Association Book Award

August 27, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

A book by doctoral faculty member Jonathan Kalb, professor of theatre at Hunter College, has won the Theatre Library Association’s 2012 George Freedley Memorial Award.

New Study by Lehman Professor Notes Disparities in Periodontal Disease

August 27, 2012 | Lehman College

A new article by Dr. Luisa N. Borrell, the chair of Lehman College’s Department of Health Sciences, explores the disparities in periodontal disease (gum disease) among U.S. adults along age, sex, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic lines over a ten-year period. The article appears in the September-October issue of Public Health Reports.

Health and Nutrition Students Get a Taste of World Cuisine

August 27, 2012 | Brooklyn College

On weekday afternoons during the academic year, tantalizing aromas waft through the open doorway of 111 Roosevelt Hall and float along the hallway, alerting passersby to the preparation of exotic dishes inside the room.

Godwin-Ternbach Museum Re-Opens with a Special Exhibition by Swiss Abstract Artist

August 27, 2012 | Queens College

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will re-open on September 10 with a special retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and collages by the important Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg. The exhibition will run through October 26. This occasion will also mark the unveiling of the museum’s new lobby gallery, where rotating displays
from its permanent collection will be on view year-round.

Leith ter Meulen ’76

August 27, 2012 | College of Staten Island

LEITH TER MEULEN, who received a BA magna cum laude in Economics with a second major in Women’s Studies from Richmond College in 1976, is the President and CEO of Landair, Inc., a company that she founded in 1992. She describes the company as providing “an array of project development and management consulting services.

Lehman College to Host Free Education Job Fair Sept. 8

August 23, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman College will host an Early Childhood Education Job Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the APEX building on its campus.

CCNY Garners Roosevelt Institute Best New Chapter Award

August 23, 2012 | City College

Following an initial year in which it published several award-winning public policy papers and worked on models to implement its recommendations, The City College of New York Roosevelt Institute student chapter has been awarded the Institute’s Best New Chapter of the Year award for 2012-2013. The Roosevelt Institute cited the CCNY chapter for its rapid growth, functionality, excellent papers and participation in policy events.

Princeton Review Selects CCNY as One of Nation’s Best Colleges

August 23, 2012 | City College

For the first time, The Princeton Review will add The City College of New York to its roster of the nation’s best colleges. The prestigious selection earns CCNY a place in The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” guidebook, The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition, published this week.

Carolyn Coffey (’04) Honored with NYCLA Public Service Award

August 23, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Carolyn Coffey (’04) is being honored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) with a 2012 Public Service Award.

CSI Set to Unveil Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 11 2012

August 23, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Years in the making, the College of Staten Island will be unveiling its inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2012, with the rousing event scheduled for October 11 at the Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn.  Invitations to the event will be available in late-August.

Making History 2012

August 22, 2012 | Guttman Community College

Monday, August 20—NCC welcomes inaugural class at the New York Public Library, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg receives Chancellor’s Medal. To read full article and watch highlights from the day’s celebration, click here>>

Dean Anderson Quoted in Washington Post Blog on Redefining Rape

August 22, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in the Washington Post on how the definition of rape has evolved.

CCNY’s Grove School Joins Global Engineering Education Exchange

August 22, 2012 | City College

In a move that gives its students the opportunity to participate in study-abroad programs at colleges and universities in 17 countries, The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering has joined the Global Engineering Education Exchange (Global E3). Students will be able to participate in these programs at regular City College tuition rates and they can apply their current financial aid packages to pay for them.

Woyzeck at the Fringe

August 22, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s infamous motto is, “Start Here, Go Anywhere.” That applies to any aspect of the college, including theatrical productions.
A version of the play Woyzeck—Georg Büchner’s 19th-century expressionist drama—started at BMCC in 2010, and featured BMCC students.

Young Woman Who Survived a Gun Shot Wound Begins LaGuardia Community College on September 10

August 22, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–Vada Vasquez, a LaGuardia Community College freshman, always knew that nothing would stop her from attending college and earning a fine arts degree.  Not even a stray bullet to her head that nearly killed her. The accident occurred on November 16, 2009, when the 15-year-old sophomore from Bronx Latin High School was […]

‘Digital GC’ Expands with New Initiatives

August 21, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Provost Chase Robinson has recently unveiled a range of digital initiatives that have begun to expand and deepen the Graduate Center’s commitment to the use of technology in its researh and teaching missions. Part of Provost Robinson’s vision to enhance digital scholarship, the initiatives range from the appointment of doctoral students with advanced technological sckills as Digital Fellows to a Provost’s Digital Innovations Grants program, along with the inauguration of a GC Digital Scholarship Lab.