Archive for November, 2012

A LaGuardia Community College Student Receives Recognition for His Research on Alzheimer’s

November 21, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Adan Olivares, a biology major at LaGuardia Community College who has been conducting research he hopes may help lead to a breakthrough in the cure for Alzheimer’s, won two best poster presentations at two prestigious collegiate competitions for his important work.  Most recently, he won best poster presentation in the neuroscience category […]

Wave’s Pierre and Hostos’ Martinez Win Annual Honors

November 21, 2012 | Sports

The CUNY Athletic Conference has named Kingsborough’s Kerley Pierre and the Caimans’ Paola Martinez the CUNAYC/Con Edison Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Pierre’s head coach, Paul Watson, received the Coach of the Year aw…

John Jay Named Military Friendly School© and “Best for Vets”

November 20, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Since its founding in pre-Vietnam War era, John Jay College has long been home to countless veterans seeking to launch or advance post-military college educations and careers. That longstanding relationship recently earned two official stamps of approval, with the College being designated as a “military friendly school” by GI Jobs magazine, and being ranked among the Top 50 “Best for Vets” colleges by the Web site militarytimes.com.

CUNY BA Student Nicolas Montano Wins the Marshall Scholarship

November 20, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Nicolas Montano, a John Jay College student in CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, has been awarded the prestigious British Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom.  He is one of six CUNY students to have ever received a Marshall Scholarship since the program’s inception. Marshall Scholarships provide high achieving students from the […]

John Jay College Senior Nicolas Montano Wins Prestigious Marshall Scholarship to Study in the UK

November 20, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nicolas Montano, a senior in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a prestigious British Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. He is the first John Jay student – and one of six CUNY students to have ever received a Marshall Scholarship since the program’s inception.

LaGuardia Community College’s ASL-English Interpretation Program Only Interpreting Program Recipient of $1.25 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Education

November 20, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–LaGuardia Community College’s American Sign Language (ASL)-English Interpretation Program (AEIP), in collaboration with SUNY Empire State College, was recently awarded $1.25 million by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The grant, which will be distributed over a five-year period, was awarded to only 10 programs nationally in the […]

CUNY Works: Volunteering for Sandy’s Victims

November 20, 2012 | The University

Squads of CUNY students spent Saturday, Nov. 17, helping with cleanup and solace after Hurricane Sandy. Leading the College of Staten Island’s effort was alumna and graduate student Mary Beth Melendez, who is blind.

City Tech Professors’ ‘CATskills’ Handbook Helps CUNY Students Pass Exam

November 20, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech English faculty members Rob Ostrom and Caroline Hellman have written a handbook that prepares City University of New York (CUNY) students for the writing test they must pass to begin college composition and, in the process, readies them for college writing expectations.

Graduate Center Awards, March through September 2012

November 20, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

From March through September 2012, the Graduate Center, CUNY, received eighty-two grants totalling more than $5,721,000. Eighteen of these grants awarded to members of the doctoral faculty were for $100,000 or more. Federal and private funding agencies included the National Science Foundation, New York State Education Department, the governments of Norway and Australia, the Brady Education Foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Open Society Institute.

Oscar Hijuelos Comes Home to CCNY for President’s Lecture December 6

November 20, 2012 | City College

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos, BA ’75, MA ’76, will deliver the Fall 2012 President’s Lecture at The City College of New York 5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall. His talk is titled “Coming Home to City College” and is free and open to the public.

2012 DietDetective.com and CUNY SPH @ Hunter College Airline Food Survey

November 20, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

The survey provides the calorie information of snacks and on-board menu choices, "best bets" and gives each airline a “Health Rating.” This year Virgin America wins the top spot with the "healthiest" choices in the sky, with Air Canada a close second and Alaska Air not too far behind. American and JetBlue are improving, United and Delta still not up to par. Frontier and Allegiant received the lowest scores, were the least cooperative and received low health rating.

2012 DietDetective.com and CUNY SPH @ Hunter College Airline Food Survey

November 20, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

The survey provides the calorie information of snacks and on-board menu choices, "best bets" and gives each airline a “Health Rating.” This year Virgin America wins the top spot with the "healthiest" choices in the sky, with Air Canada a close second and Alaska Air not too far behind. American and JetBlue are improving, United and Delta still not up to par. Frontier and Allegiant received the lowest scores, were the least cooperative and received low health rating.

CUNY Baccalaureate Alumna’s Senior Thesis Published

November 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Nikola Berger’s senior thesis about oyster reefs has been published in a new marine restoration textbook edited by renowned marine biologist Tom Goreau. Given sea-level changes and storm surges like we experienced with Hurricane Sandy, this text offers important and timely information.

CCNY Landscape Architect Offers Storm Surge Defense Alternatives

November 19, 2012 | City College

The flooding in New York and New Jersey caused by Superstorm Sandy prompted calls from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials to consider building storm surge barriers to protect Lower Manhattan from future catastrophes. But, such a strategy could make things even worse for outlying areas that were hit hard by the hurricane, such as Staten Island, the New Jersey Shore and Long Island’s South Shore, a City College of New York landscape architecture professor warns.

Bronx’s Ross and Fernandez Garner Awards Alongside Panthers’ Harris

November 19, 2012 | Sports

Ronnel Ross has been named the first CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week for the 2012-2013 season…Aiyana Harris has been named the first CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week for the 2012-2013 season.Derrick Fernandez has be…

Bearcats’ Duleba and CCNY’s Fisher Start Season Strong

November 19, 2012 | Sports

Jessica Duleba has been named the first CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week for the 2012-2013 season…Bria Fisher has been named the first CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the 2012-2013 season.

York’s Vails and Beavers’ Lewis Garner First Weekly Honors

November 19, 2012 | Sports

Tony Vails has been named the first CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week after averaging 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.5 steals in two games at the Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh, NY…CCNY’s Anthony Lewis, has be…

Distinguished Prof. Robson in NY Times on Monitoring Online Activities of Sex Offenders

November 19, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

In a New York Times article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson commented on laws around the country that require online information for sex offenders, including a new California law that allows the online activities of sex offenders to be monitored.

NEH Funds 2013 Summer Seminar in the History of the Book

November 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Clare Carroll, a professor on the doctoral faculty in comparative literature and liberal studies and coordinator of the Renaissance Studies certificate program, has won a highly prized National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $160,000 to support a 2013 summer seminar on “Researching Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books,” which will be hosted at the Graduate Center. The application deadline is March 4, 2013.

LaGuardia Community College Offers Post Hurricane Sandy Support to Small Businesses

November 19, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

  Long Island City, NY–November 19, 2012–The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at LaGuardia Community College is working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses recover from the physical and emotional damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to providing expert services on how to start up and operate a […]