Archive for October, 2012

CSI Professor Tracks the Rise of the Super-Rich

October 22, 2012 | College of Staten Island

With the recent protests around Wall Street drawing attention to the rise of economic inequality in the United States, College of Staten Island Assistant Professor of Sociology Thomas Volscho has recently published an article in the American Sociological Review that aims to explain the rapid 30-year rise of the super-rich.

#1 Hunter and #3 CSI Advance to Women’s Tennis Finals

October 21, 2012 | Sports

The #1 Hunter Hawks will play against the #3 Dolphins of CSI on Wednesday at 5:00pm in the CUNAYC/HSS Women’s Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center. Hunter defeated their rival Baruch 5-3 while CSI upset Brooklyn 5-2. Hunter will…

Four Teams Seeking CUNYAC Championship on Monday

October 20, 2012 | Sports

The CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Championship begins and ends on Monday at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY. The first matchup will feature the #1 Kingsborough Wave and #4 Caimans of Hostos at 4:00pm. The #2 Queensbor…

Doctoral Faculty Member Leads Study on Bowhead Whale

October 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, York College

Elizabeth Alter (Asst. Prof., York, Biology) was the lead author on a study by a distinguished team of American and Canadian scientists: “Gene flow on ice: The role of sea ice and whaling in shaping Holarctic genetic diversity and population differentiation in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus),” which appeared online in the new Wiley open access […]

Induction of the Newest Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellows in CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies

October 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

The following students enrolled in CUNY Baccalaureate (CUNY BA) have been selected as the new Fall 2012 Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellows and will be formally inducted into the Fellowship on November 7 in a ceremony at the CUNY Graduate Center. Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowships for CUNY BA studetns are funded through a donation […]

CUNY Baccalaureate Alumna Wins Award of Distinction from the Berger-Marks Foundation

October 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Nusrat (Jerin) Arifa, a 2009 graduate of CUNY BA for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies and a National Organization for Women board member and chair of the National Young Feminist Task Force, is one of three recipients of this year’s Berger-Marks Foundation Award of Distinction.

LaGuardia Community College Sets Up Green Market on Campus as Part of its National Food Day Celebration on October 24

October 19, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—In celebration of National Food Day, a nationwide movement to encourage people to eat healthy and sustainable food, LaGuardia Community College on October 24 will be hosting a variety of activities including having a green market on campus where local naturally grown produce will be sold. W. Rogowski Farm, a family-owned farm […]

CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College Prof. David Himmelstein on PBS Nightly News tonight!!

October 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Video: Freelancers to Get Affordable Health Care Option.  Watch Dr. Himmelstein here:
Dr. David Himmelstein

Theatre Program at Lehman College to Present ‘Marisol’ Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

October 18, 2012 | Lehman College

The Theatre Program at Lehman College will present Marisol, the 1993 Obie Award-winning drama about a community grappling with poverty and crime.

A Five Borough ChallengeCUNY Athletics Announces University-Wide Intramurals & Recreation Initiative

October 18, 2012 | Sports

Thursday, October 18, 2012, Queens, NY – The City University of New York Athletic Conference is proud to announce the launch of CUNY-Wide Intramurals & Recreation championship events for all students across the University system. Through the …

Video: Press Freedoms in Africa

October 17, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Press Freedoms In Africa Panel Discussion – October 16, 2012 from CUNY Grad School of Journalism on Vimeo. Human rights groups, press freedom advocates, and African journalists report that many countries in Africa are seeing a rise in attacks on journalists as access to the Internet increases and use of technology to distribute news rises. […]

Queensborough’s Biology Students Offer Environmental Lessons during National Estuaries Day at the Festival of Little Neck Bay

October 17, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Viewing microbial life, learning about fresh water systems and the negative effects of pollution on pond water were among the activities led by Queensborough’s microbiology honors students during the National Estuaries Day at the Festival of Little Neck Bay, held on September 29. Elementary and middle school students with their teachers, children with parents, and […]

Math Meet

October 17, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Mathematics Major Committee recently hosted a Welcome Orientation, where math professors provided new students with graduation and career advice.

“We’re here to help you become mathematicians,” said Annie Han, Chair of the Mathematics department.

Sisters, Colleagues, Friends

October 17, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“I started before my sister did, and I kind of knew the ropes at BMCC, so when she came here, I was like ‘Little Mother Hen’ over her,” says Francisca Campos, BMCC alumna and Deputy Chair of the college’s Business Management department.

BMCC’s Wesener, Kingsborough’s Pierre, and BMCC’s Lukolic Earn Honors

October 17, 2012 | Sports

Anton Wesener has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week for the second time…Medina Lukolic has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week…Kerley Pierre has been awarded the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Ro…

Bronx Community College Hosts “Clean” and “Green” Car Show at Lehman College

October 16, 2012 | Bronx Community College

More than two dozen vehicles showcase the latest in fuel efficiency technology October 16, 2012—The future is coming to the Bronx–on four wheels. On Friday, October 19, the Center for Sustainable Energy of Bronx Community College (BCC) of is hosting its Eighth Annual Alternative Vehicle Technology Conference and Expo on the campus of Lehman College. […]

City Tech Plays Important Role in the Making of an Olympian

October 16, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

You could say that New York City College of Technology(City Tech) played an important role in 17-year-old Olympic medalist Lia Neal’s life. Lia is the high school student from Fort Greene, Brooklyn, who won a bronze medal this past July in the 2012 Olympics 4×100-meter freestyle relay. She has City Tech to thank for being the place where her parents first met.

David M. Posner, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, Honored at Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

October 16, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Rabbi David M. Posner, the long-time spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, received the Community Leadership Award at the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives on October 16.

Queensborough Professor Cracks Crossword Code for a Good Cause

October 16, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Engineering Technology instructor, Jeffrey Schwartz, won second place in the Second Annual Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Brain Game Challenge.

Women’s Tennis Quarterfinals Begin Wednesday

October 16, 2012 | Sports

Eight teams will be in action on Wednesday afternoon leading into the night as the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Quarterfinals begin. #1 Hunter will face #8 CCNY while #3 Staten Island will take on #6 Lehman Lightning beginning at 3:30pm. #2 Broo…