Archive for August, 2012

CCNY’s Grove School to Open Entrepreneurship Center

August 21, 2012 | City College

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering will open an entrepreneurship center next month that will also serve as a business incubator for aspiring student and faculty entrepreneurs and a resource for local businesses. The facility, to be known as the Zahn Center, is supported by a $1 million gift from the Moxie Foundation, the charity of CCNY alumnus Irwin Zahn, ’48, a $440,000 grant from the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and the College.

CSI Reaches into Deep Pool for Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class

August 21, 2012 | Sports

Evan Pickman has never been one to shy away from voicing his opinions, but the retired College of Staten Island basketball coach and physical education professor seemed almost tongue-tied when asked to comment on his upcoming induction into the school&…

Decisive Moments: Urban Environments and Street Photography at Baruch College

August 21, 2012 | Baruch College

Baruch College presents the exhibition Decisive Moments: Urban Environments and Street photography at the Mishkin Gallery from September 21 to October 19. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Continuing and Professional Studies Open House August 29

August 20, 2012 | City College

Interested in learning a new skill for today’s challenging job market or acquiring tips on healthy living? Then head to The City College of New York Wednesday, August 29, for the second annual Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) Open House. The event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, will highlight new courses and offer savings on class fees for people who register at the open house.

Barbara Trapasso (’86) Named a “Woman of Distinction”

August 20, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

On August 11, alum Barbara Trapasso (’86) was named a Woman of Distinction by New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt at his Sixth Annual “Women of Distinction” ceremony held in Albertson, NY.

Mayor Bloomberg Receives Chancellor’s Medal From The City University of New York at Convocation and Launch of The New Community College at CUNY

August 20, 2012 | The University

In recognition of his support of community college innovation and reform, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today received the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal from The City University of New York during a convocation ceremony to mark the opening of The New Community College at CUNY – New York City’s first new community college in more than 40 years.

Meet Phonathon Caller Noura Abdel

August 20, 2012 | College of Staten Island

CSI Phonathon Caller Noura Abdel is a sophomore Nursing major at the College. Noura heard about the Phonathon from her SEEK advisor Miriam Perez and decided to participate because “I love to talk and love talking to others.” She adds, “The best part of this job was that I was able to talk to alumni who have graduated from the College who have majored in all different types of subjects, and I was able to ask about their experiences here at the College.” Noura states that she really appreciated it when she spoke to someone who graduated with a Nursing degree because, “I was able to relate to them, and since we had so much in common, I was able to…connect with them.

Prisoner Reentry Institute’s NYC Justice Corps Expansion to Provide Multifaceted Services to Low-Income Communities Citywide

August 16, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and the Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative, today announced the expansion of the New York City Justice Corps reentry initiative to serve 300 young adults annually in the South Bronx, Jamaica, East New York and Harlem.

As Night Falls, the Curtain Rises on “Nocturnal”

August 16, 2012 | Brooklyn College

The inimitable energy and beating heart of the city that never sleeps is exposed in Nocturnal: Portrait of a New York Night in Nine Movements starring the Pangaea Performance Ensemble and directed by Laura Tesman, assistant professor of theater.

Learning to Cook on Her Mother’s Knee in Ethiopia, City Tech Alum Wins 2012 Culinary Legacy Award

August 16, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

Kubee Kassaye’s journey from a small farming village in Ethiopia to working as a chef in a five-star hotel in Manhattan was filled with challenges. But through it all, her passion for cooking, combined with two life-changing events, enabled her to successfully navigate the obstacles in grand style.

Lehman College Choruses Accepting New Members

August 16, 2012 | Lehman College

Two Lehman College choruses are now accepting new members for the fall semester.

Bringing History to Light: Distinguished Lecturers to Punctuate 2012 Events at Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center

August 16, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Collectors, scholars, and published authors are among the renowned guests who will speak on a variety of topics at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College beginning in the fall of 2012.

An Entrepreneur’s Clothing Store

August 16, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Inside Bless Couture, a fashion boutique decorated in hot pink, black, and white, customers can find everything from sundresses to sequined tops to lavender jeans. They can also find the store’s cheerful owner and president, Carmen Torres. A fashionista and recent graduate of BMCC, Torres co-owns Bless Couture with her sister, Monica.

Greenland Melting Breaks Record Four Weeks Early

August 15, 2012 | City College

Melting over the Greenland ice sheet shattered the seasonal record on August 8 – a full four weeks before the close of the melting season, reported Marco Tedesco, assistant professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences at The City College of New York.

The melting season in Greenland usually lasts from June – when the first puddles of meltwater appear – to early-September, when temperatures cool. This year, cumulative melting in the first week in August had already exceeded the record of 2010, taken over a full season, according to Professor Tedesco’s ongoing analysis.

CUNY Graduate Center Awards more than $1.3 Million in 2012–13 Dissertation Fellowships

August 15, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

The CUNY Graduate Center has awarded 2012-13 dissertation fellowships totaling $1,307,430 in stipends and tuition remission to seventy level-three doctoral candidates. “In this time of financial constraint,” said Associate Provost Louise Lennihan, “I am especially pleased that we were able to increase the total number of awards, raise the stipends of major awards, and add tuition coverage to many smaller awards.”

CUER Holds First Annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment

August 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

On June 26, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) held its first annual Scholars Workshop on Regulating the Urban Environment. The day-long workshop brought together scholars, activists, and regulators to examine the challenging legal and regulatory questions implicated by environmental justice.

York College Mourns President Emeritus Bassin

August 14, 2012 | York College

BASSIN2 (2) It is with deep sadness that the York College community announces the passing of its former president, Mr. Milton G. Bassin, who died on August 13, 2012.  The president emeritus had been in failing health in recent years but still had a great love for the college he literally and figuratively built from […]

Harlene Katzman (’95) to Receive the Abely Pro Bono Achievement Award

August 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

On September 24, Sanctuary for Families will present Harlene Katzman (’95) with the Abely Pro Bono Achievement Award for her work representing battered immigrant women and victims of human trafficking. Katzman is currently Pro Bono Counsel and Director at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


August 14, 2012 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) today announced that it will host a roundtable discussion, “Brooklyn Under Water: Confronting a Landscape of Risk,” on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from 5 to 7 pm, in the college’s Art Gallery. The event, organized by the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center at New York City College of Technology and KCC, will be an interdisciplinary conversation about the future of Brooklyn’s waterfronts in the age of climate change.

There’s Always 2016

August 14, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Jane Vongvorachoti went into her race that spring morning feeling great. About three hours before the start, she had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a banana and then, with about a half hour to go, she had a little GU — a gel blend of carbohydrates, amino acids and electrolytes that endurance athletes take. She warmed up with about 15 minutes of jogging drills and headed to the starting line.