Archive for November, 2012

Clips of the Week

November 30, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of the latest links from our reporters, past and present.

CUNY Launches Experts Website as Resource To Help Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

November 30, 2012 | The University

The City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today the launch of a new website, “CUNY Faculty and Staff Experts: Protecting, Rebuilding and Planning for the Future.”
This experts listing is “but a sample of the advanced research and talent back available at CUNY colleges and professional schools as our city, state and region cope with environmental, infrastructure, and other related challenges,” said Chancellor Goldstein.

From the Big Screen to the Soccer Field

November 30, 2012 | Brooklyn College

You would never guess it from watching the Brooklyn College women’s soccer captain lead her teammates this season, but Florina Petcu was once called a “shameless, cigarette-waving, Albanian floozy” by The New Yorker.

Giving Back

November 30, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Just before Thanksgiving, BMCC students dished out mashed potatoes and turkey as volunteers for the Soup Kitchen at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Times Square. For many of them, this was part of a continuum of giving back.

CSI Team Earns Second-Place Honors at International Supercomputing Competition

November 30, 2012 | College of Staten Island

A seven-student team from CSI has garnered second-place honors in the Little Fe track of the SC12 international student computer cluster competition in Salt Lake City, UT. View photos online: Team leader Dr. Michael Kress, who is also CSI Vice President for Technology Systems, commented, “The team’s months of preparation  provided them with the expertise […]

CUNY Board of Trustees Member Kathleen M. Pesile Honored by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)

November 30, 2012 | Uncategorized

The City University of New York Trustee Kathleen M. Pesile was recently awarded the prestigious Leadership Award for the Northeast Region by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The award is given to trustees for dedication and serving on numerous committees for a number of years for each of the four regions of the country.

BMCC’s Shala and Caimans’ Gassama Take Home Top Awards

November 30, 2012 | Sports

The CUNY Athletic Conference has named Klaudio Shala of the BMCC Panthers and Hostos’ Dodo Gassama CUNYAC/Applebee’s Community College Men’s Soccer Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively. The Panthers’ Head Coach Afrim Lajq…

John Jay Faculty Present Diverse Topics at American Studies Association Annual Meeting

November 29, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Five John Jay faculty members presented papers at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting “Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future” on November 15-18, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

NCC Cares Sandy Relief Fund

November 29, 2012 | Guttman Community College

Hurricane Sandy impacted our college in a multitude of ways.  Many students, faculty, and staff have been living without power, others have lost everything—food, clothing, even their homes.  In response to this disaster, the New Community College at CUNY established the NCC Cares Sandy Relief Fund to provide emergency support for students, faculty and staff […]

City Tech’s Kara Pasner Named One of Optical Industry’s ‘Most Influential Women’

November 29, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

Kara Pasner, OD, MS, assistant professor of vision care technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), has been named one of the U.S. optical industry’s “Most Influential Women.”

Growing the STEM of our Future

November 29, 2012 | The University

That’s not an exaggeration. Our nation’s borders may not be in imminent danger. But our ability to produce a workforce capable of leading a global economy is compromised by the gap between the projected need for more scientists, engineers and technically proficient workers and our ability to prepare a diverse workforce with the requisite skills. According to the National Science Foundation, over the past quarter century, the science and engineering workforce has more than doubled in size ‹ and STEM-related employment is only expected to grow. But the U.S. pipeline to advanced study is a leaky one. Far too few students who may be interested in the STEM fields at a young age ultimately earn a degree in these disciplines.

Professor Terrie Epstein Wins Fulbright

November 29, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Terrie Epstein, professor of urban education at the Graduate Center, wins a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award.

“You’ll do fine.”

November 29, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC Organization of Student Veterans hosted a recent holiday luncheon and about 30 veterans and friends sat in a circle introducing themselves: former Army, now criminal justice major; former Navy, now accounting major—and so it went around the room.

BCC’s Educational Opportunity Center Receives 300K State Grant

November 29, 2012 | Bronx Community College

Funds will be used to prepare food stamp recipients for the workplace. November 7, 2012 — Some of New York City’s most disadvantaged citizens now have a new path to a respected profession and financial self-sufficiency. The Bronx Educational Opportunity Center, an academic skills and job preparation program administered by Bronx Community College, has been […]

Nursing Science Signs Academic Cooperation Agreement with School of Nursing in Mexico

November 28, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

“Thankfully, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has seen the work we have done and the progress we have made,” declared Dr. Francisco Cadena Santos, director of the School of Nursing at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT), Mexico. Dr. Santos praised the Graduate Center for signing the Agreement for Academic […]

Queens College Choral Society and Orchestra to Present Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) for the First Time in the Borough of Queens on December 8th

November 28, 2012 | Queens College

The Queens College Choral Society (QCCS) and Orchestra will ring in the holiday season with their presentation of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) on Saturday, December 8, at 8 pm in Colden Auditorium. This is the first time that this powerful and popular work is being performed in the borough of Queens. Distinguished guest conductor Maurice Peress will lead the chorus and orchestra.

CUNY Law’s Center on Urban Environmental Reform Hosts Environmental Resilience Seminar

November 28, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

On October 17, 2012, CUNY’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) hosted the New York City Urban Field Station and the New York City Parks and Recreation Quarterly Research Seminar on the resilience of social-ecological systems.

Kingsborough’s Brathwaite and McFadden and BMCC’s Djombalic Receive Weekly Awards

November 28, 2012 | Sports

Valon Djombalic has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week for the 2012-2013 season…Shae-Quana Brathwaite has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week for the 2012-2013 season after her outstanding de…

Lehman College and Community Chorus to Present Winter Concert Dec. 2

November 27, 2012 | Lehman College

BRONX, N.Y.—The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual Winter Concert on Sunday, December 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman Concert Hall. Complimentary tickets will be available at the Box Office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance. The program will feature works by Mozart including Regina Coeli, Ave Verum, and Vespers K.339. […]

Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble to Perform December 9

November 27, 2012 | Lehman College

The Lehman Latin Jazz Ensemble will present “Por Primera Vez” on Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. in the Music Building’s Hearth Room, located on the third floor.