Archive for September, 2012

Radio Producer Doug Mitchell Speaks about Careers in Public Media and Beyond

September 30, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

By Erin Horan Class of 2012 Veteran public radio producer and media consultant Doug Mitchell joined students for two days of career coaching, lectures, and panels. The workshop started off with a talk called “Getting into Position to Start Your Career.” Mitchell, who developed NPR’s Next Generation Training Project and the online radio program Intern [...]

Clips of the Week

September 29, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, Our reporters enjoyed a particularly productive week. Check out some of our latest links: •Rachel Bryson-Brockmann wrote about a nun honored for 50 years of service to Hunts Point for The Hunts Point Express. •Matthew Jacobs covered a reading by author Jeffrey Eugenides for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. •Sofia Perpetua’s piece about parties to [...]

Lehman College to Host Fortune Managing Editor at National Numeracy Network Conference Oct. 12

September 28, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman College will host a keynote address by Andrew Serwer, managing editor of Fortune Magazine, during the opening plenary session of the National Numeracy Network conference on Friday, Oct. 12

Distinguished Political Theorist Benjamin Barber Joins GC’s Center on Philanthropy

September 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Dr. Benjamin R. Barber has joined the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (CPCS) as a Senior Research Scholar as of July 2012, said Kathleen D. McCarthy, CPCS founding director. He is working with CPCS to introduce this global Interdependence Movement to alumni from the CPCS International Fellows Program. He is particularly focused on the role of cities in transnational cooperation, which is the central theme of his forthcoming book If Mayors Ruled the World (Yale University Press).

Graduate Center Research Scholars Awarded Impressive Range of Federal Grants

September 28, 2012 | Brooklyn College, CUNY Graduate Center

In recent months, Graduate Center professors, along with the centers with which they are affiliated, have been awarded grants totaling more than $2.8 million in federal funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). While many of these grants fund projects centered on the best use of technology and technologic innovations, all are designed to increase access to, and ensure the best use of, the information gathered.

Lehman College to Celebrate Constitution Day Oct. 11

September 28, 2012 | Lehman College

Fordham University Professor of Law Joel R. Reidenberg will discuss “Privacy in Public” during Lehman College’s annual celebration of Constitution Day on Thursday, October 11.

LaGuardia Community College Acknowledged Queens Borough President Helen Marshall For Funding its Library Expansion

September 28, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College on September 27 formally acknowledged Queens Borough President Helen Marshall for the instrumental role she played in securing $6 million for the expansion of the College’s library. With Queens Borough President’s financial support, the College will be expanding its 36,620-square-foot library to the second floor allowing for an increase […]

The Songs That Defined an Era: Tony Orlando to Appear at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center

September 27, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Tony Orlando— whose first hit single, Candida, was released more than four decades ago— has endured as one of America’s most compelling and endeared entertainers. His timeless songs-which invoke a “feel good” party atmosphere,—will be heard by hundreds of fans at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. “Tony Orlando and […]

Puerto Rico in Its Labyrinth, Chronicles of a Country and a World in Crisis

September 27, 2012 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Highlights Art During Hispanic Heritage Month With Puerto Rico in Its Labyrinth, Chronicles of a Country and a World in Crisis A solo exhibit by Puerto Rican artist José Buscaglia and smArtAction: ¡A Estudiar y a luchar! September 27, 2012 (Bronx, NY) The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and the Longwood Arts […]

HOSTOS TO INTRODUCE NEW ALUMNI SPEAKERS BUREAU

September 27, 2012 | Hostos Community College

On Friday, September 28, Hostos Community College will proudly introduce the first Alumni Speakers Bureau at the Hostos Alumni Homecoming Donors Cocktail Reception. The reception will launch both the program and the 45th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration. A first for the College, Alumni Speakers Bureau members will volunteer their time and share their educational and career […]

CCNY Awards 12 President’s Community Scholarships

September 27, 2012 | City College

Twelve high-achieving students from upper Manhattan and the Bronx are the latest recipients of City College of New York President’s Community scholarships to study free at CCNY.

The freshmen, mostly from immigrant families, are the third cohort of Community Scholars since the program began in 2010. CCNY President Lisa S. Coico introduced the scholarships shortly after her tenure began to strengthen the links between the institution and the surrounding community. To date, 26 students have received the scholarships.

Lehman Child Care Center Gets Built—one 18-Ton Module at a Time

September 27, 2012 | Lehman College

For the second day in a row, Lehman College was a busy construction site on September 26 as twenty-two prefabricated modules—each weighing 18 tons—were hoisted into place over Goulden Avenue with a 600-ton crane. All of this heavy lifting, performed by workers with the Long Island-based Axis Construction firm, was part of the process to create the College’s new two-story Child Care Center, the latest building to grace the 37-acre campus.

Michael Figura (’12) Named MLFA Legal Fellow at Bill of Rights Defense Committee

September 27, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Michael Figura (’12) was named the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) Legal Fellow at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), which advocates for the rule of law and the defends civil liberties. The MLFA supports legal cases and programs in defense of civil liberties and rights in America.

NCC Students Participate in MSNBC’s Education Nation Town Hall

September 26, 2012 | Guttman Community College

New York, NY: On September 23, eleven New Community College students attended MSNBC’s Education Nation: Student Town Hall at the main branch of the New York Public Library. Melissa Harris-Perry moderated a panel of distinguished educators to engage high school and college students in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America. The [...]

BARUCH COLLEGE RANKED AMONG TOP 25 FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY PRINCETON REVIEW AND ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE

September 26, 2012 | Baruch College

Baruch College has been placed at #21 on the “Top 25 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” list released today by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Community Cinema Bronx Launches Its 7th Season With The Highly Anticipated Screening of Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

September 26, 2012 | Bronx Community College

Based On The Best Selling Book By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, DocumentarySupports ITVS’ Women and Girls Lead Initiative as it Takes Viewers on a Global Journey to Turn Oppression into Opportunity for Women and Girls (Bronx, NY)— Community Cinema, a national documentary screening series sponsored locally by TripleFront Syndicate, Inc and the Independent Television […]

Barbara Naddeo Wins Prestigious Barzun Prize

September 26, 2012 | City College, CUNY Graduate Center

Barbara Ann Naddeo (Associate Professor, City, History) is the winner of the 2011 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History for Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory, published by Cornell University Press. A significant achievement for a historian, the prize has been awarded annually since 1993 by the American Philosophical Society (APS) […]

Dr. Pamela Brown Named Associate Provost at New York City College of Technology/CUNY

September 26, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

Dr. Pamela Brown, a chemical engineer who served for seven years as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York (City Tech/CUNY), has been promoted to associate provost.

BMCC’s Returning All-American and QCC’s Rookie Libero Take Home Awards

September 26, 2012 | Sports

Anton Wesener has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week. After an All-American season last year, Wesener has won his first award of the 2012 season…Luverie Lumbera has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of…

U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits BMCC

September 26, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis visited BMCC on Monday, observing a Health Information Technology computer lab in the campus’s main building at 199 Chambers, and holding a press conference in Fiterman Hall.