Archive for September, 2012

BomPlenazo 2012, A VII Biennial Celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican Culture

September 14, 2012 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture will present BomPlenazo 2012, its seventh biennial celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican culture, on October 4-7. BomPlenazo will consist of four days of concerts, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and a culminating “vente-tú” (block party, pig roast and jam) at the fabled “Casita de Chema” in the South Bronx. The festival is considered to be one of the premier celebrations of its kind either on the island or the U.S. mainland, attracting audiences and artists from as far as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Puerto Rico.

Lehman College Chamber Players Begin Season with Free Concert September 30

September 14, 2012 | Lehman College

The Lehman Chamber Players will kick off their musical season at Lehman College with a performance of works by Loeffler, Ravel and Faure on Sunday, September 30, at 2 p.m.

Mayor Bloomberg Addresses First Graduating Class of LaGuardia Community College’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy

September 13, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–Mayor Michael Bloomberg on September 12 attended the first graduation for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College, a program that assists young fathers who are unemployed or underemployed in learning parenting skills, prepares them to obtain employment, earn their GED where necessary and enroll in, and graduate from college. Mayor […]

CUNY Becomes Tobacco-Free

September 13, 2012 | The University

The City University of New York this fall becomes the largest 100 percent tobacco-free urban public university system in the United States, with a total ban on tobacco use, marketing, promotions and sports sponsorships in effect at all 24 institutions. The ban includes all forms of tobacco and chewing tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes. It applies to buildings, outdoor locations such as playing fields, entrances and exits to buildings, and parking lots.

Warmer Temperatures Make New USDA Plant Zone Map Obsolete

September 13, 2012 | City College

Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings. Warming temperatures have already made the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new cold-weather planting guidelines obsolete, according to Dr. Nir Krakauer, assistant professor of civil engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering.

CUNY Launches Voter Awareness Month

September 13, 2012 | The University

With the November general election less than two months away, The City University of New York has launched Voter Awareness Month, an initiative to promote voter registration, explain the election system and voting requirements, and promote the importance of going to the polls in our democratic society.

Jay Walk Opens to Community

September 13, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

One of John Jay’s new signature spaces, the Jay Walk, will open to the community on September 13. The ribbon-cutting will be held during Community Hour so that students can be the first to usher in this 60,000-square-foot rooftop terrace. “The Jay Walk is one of the crown jewels of the College’s new expanded campus,” said John Jay President Jeremy Travis. “This spectacular space is an oasis of green where students, faculty and staff can relax, socialize and study.”

BMCC’s Shala and Hostos’ Rodriguez Snag First Weekly Honors

September 13, 2012 | Sports

Klaudio Shala has been named the first CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week of the 2012 season…Rosa Sanchez Rodriguez has been named the first CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week.

NEW YORK’S KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CUNY) NAMED ONE OF TEN FINALISTS FOR 2013 ASPEN PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXCELLENCE

September 12, 2012 | Kingsborough Community College

New York’s Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn was named today one of ten finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Part of the City University of New York system or CUNY, Kingsborough now enters the last stage of the competition for the $1 million prize fund that will be awarded in March in Washington, D.C. to the winner and up to four finalists-with-distinction

A Lucky Pairing will Open the Mind’s Eye to Theatre and Life in Medieval Egypt

September 12, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

A fruitful collaboration between Graduate Center Distinguished Professor Marvin Carlson and visiting Fulbright scholar Dr. Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz promises to yield the first translations into English of three plays by Ibn Daniyal, a significant thirteenth-century Egyptian playwright. These plays “are by far the most important dramas surviving in Egypt between Pharaonic times and the nineteenth century,” said Carlson. Publication is expected at the end of this year.

Family of Artists Share Charm of Their Spanish Town in “Three Generations” An Exhibit to Open at the QCC Art Gallery, October 12

September 12, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Vibrant paintings and drawings of villages, bullfights and carnivals brings to life Ayamonte, Spain, the historic town where artists Raphael, Florencio and Chencho Aguilera launched their artistic careers.

New monkey discovered

September 12, 2012 | The University

Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo — an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world.

CCNY Announces Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Events

September 12, 2012 | City College

Whether it is called Hispanic Heritage Month or Latino Heritage Month, it is a fiesta of lectures, concerts, parties and forums celebrating the cultures and traditions of the peoples who comprise the largest segment of The City College of New York’s student population. Events run September 13 through October 17 and take place on CCNY’s main campus at 138th Street and Convent Avenue and at the Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, New York.

Moving On Up

September 12, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC continues to proudly offer classes uptown, at a brand new location: 5030 Broadway (Inwood), also known as “CUNY in the Heights” (CITH).
“‘CITH rocks with energy and is the shining star of learning on Upper Broadway,” says Professor Golda Solomon, who teaches speech courses at CITH/Inwood. “Our new building is testament to the fact that CUNY cares, and is on par with private colleges where updated classroom technology is a given.”

Seventh Annual CUNYAC Leadership & Coaches Rules Seminars a Success

September 12, 2012 | Sports

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (New York, NY) – The City University of New York Athletic Conference in partnership with Brooklyn College hosted the annual CUNYAC SAAC Leadership Seminar and concurrent CUNYAC Coaches Rules Seminar yesterday. The stil…

NCC Receives Proclamation from NYC Council Member Gale A. Brewer

September 11, 2012 | Guttman Community College

On Monday, September 10, 2012, City Council Member Gale A. Brewer, representing Manhattan District #6, presented a Proclamation to President Evenbeck, faculty and students in honor of the opening and first day of classes at CUNY’s first new community college in more than four decades. The Proclamation gives tremendous recognition to our mission of excellence [...]

Professor Caroline Stoessinger Wins Mailer Book Prize for Story of Centenarian Holocaust Survivor

September 11, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Caroline Stoessinger, an adjunct professor of music and artist-in-residence at John Jay, recently won the 2012 Norman Mailer Center Commendation for Preserving the History of Our Time, for her new book A Century of Wisdom: Lessons From the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor (Random House, 2012)

Noah Rosenberg Raises $54,000 on Kickstarter

September 11, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

By Peter Hauck Noah Rosenberg, a member of the Entrepreneurial Journalism Program Class of 2012, has raised nearly $54,000 on Kickstarter to fund Narratively, his multimedia journalism startup. Narratively is an online-only publication focused on in-depth storytelling about the people of New York. The site’s mission is to tell stories that fall outside of the [...]

Lehman’s Blinova and Baruch’s Goupil-Maier Take Home First Weekly Awards

September 11, 2012 | Sports

Nellya Blinova has been named the first CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the 2012 season…Amandine Le Goupil-Maier has been named the first CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Women’s Tennis Rookie …

John Jay’s King and Diaz-Varela Sweep First Weekly Awards

September 11, 2012 | Sports

Brooke King, a first year member of the John Jay Women’s Cross Country team, was named the first CUNYAC/US Army Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the 2012 season…John Jay College freshman, Ana-Lilia Diaz-Varela has been named the first CU…