Archive for October, 2012

CBS Quotes Distinguished Prof. Robson on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case

October 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In a CBS News article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson comments on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, an affirmative action case currently being heard by the United States Supreme Court.

Lehman College Community Band To Present ‘Falling Leaves’ Oct. 28

October 16, 2012 | Lehman College

The Lehman College Community Band will celebrate the fall season with “Falling Leaves,” a free concert featuring a cornucopia of music from around the world.

Lehman College Professor Named Chair-Elect of Gerontological Society of America

October 16, 2012 | Lehman College

Dr. Patricia Kolb of Lehman College’s Department of Social Work has been named chair-elect of the Gerontological Society of America’s Research, Education and Practice Committee. She will begin her appointment on November 1, and will continue to serve as chair for the following two years of the three-year term. Earlier this year, the Society selected […]

An Evening with David Antin

October 16, 2012 | Macaulay Honors College

The first Kenan Lectures in Ethics and Resistance event on October 29, will feature poet, critic and performance artist David Antin. On that evening, Antin will create for Macaulay’s audience one of his famous, entirely improvised, talk pieces. Antin has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and […]

Making It in a Strange Land

October 16, 2012 | Brooklyn College

They appear as invaders, taking over a neighborhood and erecting tall dwellings seemingly overnight. Offspring and relatives soon follow, and their ensuing racket is not to be spoken of in polite company.

HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OPENS ITS NEW HOME IN THE BRONX TERMINAL MARKET

October 15, 2012 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College knows how important it is for individuals to have the skills to do the job. A skilled and educated community is a successful community, one that generates a positive chain reaction economically and socially from generation to generation.

With this in mind, Hostos will open the new Center for Workforce Development & Continuing Education in the former Bronx Terminal Market Building, located at 560 Exterior Street—where East 149th intersects with River Avenue—to join forces with community leaders and employers throughout New York City.
The new home of the Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development is a total $1.4 million investment that will expand the division’s popular programs, including General Educational Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), job training in the fields of health and technology, adult literacy, College for Kids, and more. Hostos believes these programs – particularly GED and ESL classes — are pipelines to higher education, and the expansion of the division is a key aspect of the college’s long-term strategic plan. The new building includes 8,300 square feet of space.

Graduating and Growing

October 15, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

This semester, all 37 CUNY and SUNY community colleges participated in Completion Day, which encourages students to utilize campus resources in order to expedite their graduation requirements.

Three Fathers of the Italian Language

October 15, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“We are teaching you standard Italian,” modern language professor John Means told a packed audience of students in Richard Harris Terrace.
From 400 to 1400 AD, he explained, “Italy was a collection of city states; the ‘Kingdom of Florence’, the ‘Kingdom of Pisa’ and so on,” and their inhabitants spoke what became dialects of Italian.

SCOTUSblog Features Distinguished Prof. Robson on Same-Sex Marriage

October 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson contributed to an online symposium on same-sex marriage on SCOTUSblog.

CCNY’s Wade, Ramos, and De La Rosa Sweep Weekly Awards

October 15, 2012 | Sports

Dzindzi Asamoah-Wade has been announced the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the second time this season…Paola Ramos has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week…Lindsay De La…

Journal Launched by Raquel Chang-Rodríguez Marks 20 Years

October 15, 2012 | City College

In 1992, the world marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America. That year, a new journal began publication featuring fresh and exciting directions in scholarship of the era that followed and lasted until the Latin American independence movement began in the early 19th century.

Hunter’s Aiken Earns Honor While CSI’s Obisanya Repeats

October 15, 2012 | Sports

John Aiken has been announced the CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the third time this season as Hunter continues their sweep of the accolade…Samuel Obisanya has been announced the CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Cross Country Rookie o…

Hawks’ Mahoney and Bloodhounds’ King Snag Weekly Honors

October 15, 2012 | Sports

Elizabeth Mahoney has been named the CUNYAC/US Army Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the fourth consecutive week as the senior continues to pile on the accolades….Brooke King has been named the CUNYAC/US Army Women’s Cross Country Rookie…

Brooklyn’s Adams, Baruch’s Kozlowski, and CCNY’s Galvez Take Home Honors

October 15, 2012 | Sports

Alwyn Adams has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Men’s Soccer Player of the Week…Oren Kozlowski has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week…Jorge Galvez has been named the first ever CUNYAC/Applebee&…

Beavers’ Toussaint and Grossman Sweep Weekly Awards

October 15, 2012 | Sports

Dalliana Toussaint has been named the CUNYAC/Metro PCS Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. The captain played in seven games this week notching 89 kills, 85 digs, and 12 serving aces as CCNY went 4-3 for the week…Aimee Grossman has been name…

Evolving Toward Equality

October 15, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

October 11, 2012 was National Coming Out Day, which in turn, made it the perfect day for BMCC to kick-off its celebration of LBGTB Awareness Month.

This year’s theme is “Evolving Toward Equality,” and BMCC staffers, faculty members and students attended the Opening Day Luncheon in Richard Harris Terrace.

BMCC Takes on Hostos In CUNYAC Championship This Wednesday

October 15, 2012 | Sports

Conference leader BMCC (9-1-1, 3-0-1 CUNYAC) is looking to take on number two Hostos (6-2-2, 1-0-2 CUNYAC) in the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Community College Men’s Soccer Championship on Wednesday, October 17th at the Met Oval. With a 7:30 pm star…

Introducing CUNY Journalism Press

October 15, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has launched a new academic press to publish books related to journalism. Dean Stephen B. Shepard said the imprint, CUNY Journalism Press, will release three to five books per year, beginning in 2013. “We think that publishing more thoughtful, insightful books about journalism at this critical time in the […]

Clips of the Week

October 15, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Here are some of our latest clips from our reporters, present and past: •Dominique Lemoine’s piece about a free concert series in Brooklyn found a home in Sheepshead Bites. Dominik Wurnig reported on opposition to a planned gas pipeline. •Adam Warner’s radio piece about animal advocates who help birds hurt in New Delhi “kite wars” […]

College of Staten Island Partners with CleanEdison

October 15, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island is proud to announce its partnership with CleanEdison to offer clean technology training in BPI, LEED, and Solar as preparation for professional certification exams this fall. CleanEdison will offer all CSI students interested in pursuing a career in the energy auditing, green building, or solar industries. CleanEdison will offerBPI Building Analyst, BPI Multifamily, LEED Green Associate, and Solar PV Installer trainings this fall. “CSI is delighted to partner with CleanEdison in delivering ‘green’ construction technology courses in Staten Island,” said Hugo Kijne, Executive Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development for CSI. “Construction and maintenance of buildings and homes is a large part of the Staten Island economy, and these courses will make the Island a friendlier place from an environmental perspective and help stimulate its economy.” CSI has always prided itself of being a campus that helped produce successful and community-oriented students who gained their knowledge and skills both in the classroom and through indepth field work.