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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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 [...]
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)
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 [...]
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 …
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…