Archive for October, 2012

Classes Resume Fri. Nov. 2, Important Updates, Student Support Services

October 31, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Please note the following important updates and contact information. —Classes resume Friday, November 2, 2012. The College will be operating on a Friday schedule. —The CSI Ferry Shuttle and Loop Buses will begin operating on their normal Friday schedule on November 2, 2012.

Sediment Deposits Unlock Haiti’s Earthquake History

October 31, 2012 | The University

Perched on the edge of an active fault zone, Haiti’s Tapion Ridge is a visual reminder of earthquakes past. The bare patches on its steep, forested slopes are the scars of landslides caused by the destructive magnitude-7.0 quake that struck the country in 2010. But was that earthquake the first of its kind?

Canada’s health costs for seniors rising slowly: Points way to Medicare solvency

October 31, 2012 | The University

In the first study of its kind, Dr. David U. Himmelstein and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, professors at the City University of New York’s School of Public Health, analyzed decades of detailed Medicare spending data for persons aged 65 and older in the U.S. and Canada.

MOF based motorboat

October 31, 2012 | The University

By Simon Hadlington October 29, 2012 Researchers from the US and Japan have devised a new type of molecular motor capable of propelling itself across a liquid surface. The move marks another step along the road towards mimicking motile life forms found in nature, such as bacteria, in the quest for autonomous microscopic machines. The […]

CSI Professor Publishes Book on the Role of the Gift in Capitalism and U.S. Fiction

October 31, 2012 | College of Staten Island

CSI Professor Hildegard Hoeller’s new book, From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction, has been published by University of New Hampshire Press as a part of its Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies series. In this rich interdisciplinary study, Hildegard Hoeller argues that 19th-century American culture was driven by and deeply occupied with the tension between gift and market exchange.

Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinals Are Postponed

October 29, 2012 | Sports

Due to the closures announced by CUNY Central of all campuses and the cancellation of all gatherings and events, the CUNY Athletic Conference is therefore postponing the 2012 CUNYAC Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinal round. The originally scheduled quarte…

#1 Bearcats and #2 Bulldogs Advance to CUNYAC Final With Shutout Victories

October 27, 2012 | Sports

The top seeds have advanced to the final and now only one game remains before the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Men’s Soccer Champion is crowned. Rookie Oren Kozlowski would lead the #1 Baruch Bearcats to a 3-0 victory over the #5 CSI Dolphins. They will face off …

CUNYAC/US Army Cross Country Championships This SundayQCC and KCC Compete in Regional Championships

October 27, 2012 | Sports

On Sunday, October 28th, the CUNYAC men’s and women’s Cross Country Championship will take place at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, NY). The women’s race is scheduled to start at 9:30 am and the men’s competition will start at 10:30.

Clips of the Week

October 26, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, In case you didn’t hear the great news: Our News Service is a finalist for two EPPY Awards. The winners are slated to be announced Tuesday. In the meantime, check out our latest monster storm of links: •Jess Scanlon’s story about a residential tower planned for Tribeca made Downtown Express. •Susan Armitage’s look at [...]

Woman Small Business Owner Learns How to Sweep up Federal Contracts From Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

October 26, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–Jessenia Velazquez, the founder and CEO of Jessie’s CleanSweep, Inc., a green, full service janitorial small business located in Baldwin, Long Island, was stuck in the day-to-day operations of running a small business and felt she was at a standstill.  With $600,000 in revenue in 2011 and a staff of two full-time […]

Jane Eyre Across the Genres

October 26, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students in Writing & Literature Professor Holly Messitt’s “Fiction Into Film” class are impressed with their new digs in Fiterman Hall.
“These chairs are nice, right?” a student asks, twirling for affect, and sliding up to his desk. He barely has time to unload his backpack, when Professor Messitt strides to the front of the room and announces, “Let’s have a quick quiz,” reading aloud questions related to their homework reading of the 19th-century classic Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë.

A Commitment to Diversity and Civility

October 26, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In September of 2012 a statement on the college’s and my own commitment to diversity and equal opportunity was distributed. If you have not already reviewed the statement, it may be found: http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/aac/upload/president_letter.pdf

Students “Predict the End of the Oil Age” at Prestigious National Conference

October 26, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Experts have long tussled over the benefits and drawbacks of a fossil fuel-based economy.

CUNY AND Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs Announce That Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) at Community Colleges Saves Nearly $6,500 per Graduate

October 25, 2012 | The University

City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein and Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs today announced independent findings that City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) saves almost $6,500 per graduate, even though the initiative spends more on advisement, career services and faculty and academic support.

Leading By Example

October 25, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC is such a popular college that even non-students want to come here—well, at least for a weekend.

For the second consecutive year, BMCC hosted the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) New York Region Leadership Conference. PTK students and regional members from all over New York State attended.

A Celebration of J.S. Bach With the Queens College Choral Society and Baroque Ensemble

October 25, 2012 | Queens College

The Queens College Choral Society, accompanied by the college’s Baroque Ensemble, will present a celebration of the music of J.S. Bach on Nov. 3 at LeFrak Concert Hall. Music will include selections from Bach’s rich repertory of chamber and orchestral works, culminating with “Kyrie” and “Gloria” from the Mass in B Minor.

Four Broadway Stars Will Perform at Queens College Memorial Concert Nov. 4 for Alumnus Marvin Hamlisch

October 25, 2012 | Queens College

– All Proceeds from Concert at Newly Renovated LeFrak Hall Will Benefit College’s Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Endowment – FLUSHING, NY, October 19, 2012 – Like one of the memorable songs from his Tony- and Pulitzer-Prize-winning Broadway musical, A Chorus Line, legendary stage and screen composer/conductor Marvin F. Hamlisch was “one singular sensation.”  A child prodigy […]

QCC’s Merced, KCC’s Pierre, and BMCC’s Baird Net Final Weekly Honors

October 25, 2012 | Sports

Zachary Merced has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week for the second time…Kerley Pierre has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week…Brandon Baird has been awarded the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Ro…

Yiddish Classic A Dybbuk to be Performed at Queens College with Klezmer Band, Professional Guest Actors and Student Cast

October 24, 2012 | Queens College

Beginning on Oct. 31 and into early November, the Yiddish classic A Dybbuk
will be performed at Queens College with a live Klezmer band, professional guest
actors, alumni and student cast on the newly renovated stage of Goldstein Theatre.

Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts to Reopen its Renovated Arts Venues with Special Events

October 24, 2012 | Queens College

With events this month and next marking the reopening of six newly
renovated Queens College arts venues, the Kupferberg Center for the
Performing Arts solidifies its position as the major arts and culture
center for Queens. Kupferberg provides year-round cultural programming,
including music and dance performances, art exhibitions, plays and readings
for over 21,000 members of the campus community and for the borough’s
2.2 million residents.