Archive for November, 2012

CSI Grad Student and Anderson Cooper Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Staten Island

November 19, 2012 | College of Staten Island

When Superstorm Sandy ravaged the eastern shore of Staten Island, CSI alumna and graduate student Mary Beth Melendez and her classmates were onsite almost immediately providing hot food, warm conversation, and open hearts to those families in the most devastated areas.  Watch her segment on Anderson Cooper 360. This past Saturday, staffers from Anderson Live joined Mary Beth and her guide dog Trixie, along with more than 20 volunteers from the College of Staten Island, at the recently opened All Hands volunteer coordination center at the Robert DeFalco Realty building at 1676 Hylan Boulevard, to deliver turkey meals to neighbors in need. The food, donated by Harry and David to Anderson Cooper, was gifted to Mary Beth for distribution.

Look Who Won a Nook

November 16, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students, if you were asked to take an academic exam—outside of the classroom—would you? Probably not.
What if you were told the test wouldn’t be graded—and there would be an incentive?

Hurricane Sandy Focus of City Tech Culinary Team’s Winning Table

November 16, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was on the minds of the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) team about to compete in an international culinary competition. So much so, that they reworked their entries to pay tribute to the resiliency of the city in the wake of the storm.

GC Affiliates with Council of Graduate Schools in an Initiative Preparing Future Faculty to Assess Students

November 16, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

Currently, about six hundred doctoral students at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, serve as Graduate Teaching Fellows, while another eleven hundred teach in CUNY’s undergraduate classrooms as adjunct professors. So when the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) announced a request for proposals regarding “Preparing Future Faculty to Assess Student Learning,” Maureen O’Connor, […]

The Best Value In Higher Education Today

November 16, 2012 | The University

Against a national backdrop of steadily rising college costs and soaring student-loan debt, The City University of New York offers the best value in U.S. higher education today – high-quality academics plus a “safety net” of remarkably affordable tuition, tax credits and financial aid that make CUNY students much less likely to borrow for their education, according to a new report.

First CUNY-Wide Handball Championships Take PlaceFour Winners Take Center Stage

November 16, 2012 | Sports

Friday, November 16, 2012, Staten Island, NY – The City University of New York Athletic Conference hosted its first CUNY-Wide Intramural Championship of the year: Men’s & Women’s Handball at The College of Staten Island, presented by Municipa…

Prof. White in Huffington Post on Program to Abolish People’s Debt

November 16, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Alan White was quoted in a Huffington Post story on the Rolling Jubilee, a program created by supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement designed to buy distressed consumer debt and then have it discharged.

Queens College Offers Wine-Making Tour of Israel, Jan. 9 – 18, 2013

November 15, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College’s Office of Global Education Initiatives and its Center for Jewish Studies
are offering alumni and friends “Wine-making: Past and Present,” a tour in Israel
from January 9-18, 2013, led by Rabbi Moshe Shur. The tour will include a visit to the
Recanati Winery and other notable wineries and vineyards and stops at all the must-see
sites in Israel. In the last 10 to 15 years, Israel has become internationally recognized for
its wine-making industry.

New John Jay Building Garners Top Industry Honors

November 15, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The new John Jay College building has received a Best Projects award from ENR New York Magazine – a trade publication covering design and construction in the New York metropolitan area. The Award of Merit Higher Education/Research was presented to the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Turner Construction for their exemplary work on the the new building.

Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize Call for Nominations 2012-2013

November 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Hunter College is seeking nominations for the third annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. This award was created to recognize one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health

Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize Call for Nominations 2012-2013

November 15, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Hunter College is seeking nominations for the third annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. This award was created to recognize one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health

CCNY Historian Tells Yip Harburg Story Through His Own Words

November 15, 2012 | City College

City College of New York Professor of History Harriet H. Alonso has written the first biography in nearly two decades of E. Y. “Yip” Harburg (1896-1981), the CCNY alumnus who enriched the Great American Songbook with such tunes as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”

In “Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist,” released November 12 by Wesleyan University Press, Professor Alonso, explores Harburg’s life and commitment to social justice through his own words.

EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS PROFESSOR REES SHAD EARNS 2012 NEW YORK STATE PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR

November 15, 2012 | Hostos Community College

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Rees Shad of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College the 2012 New York State Professor of the Year. He was selected for this honor from a group of nearly 300 top educators in the United States. A Professor of the Year was recognized in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Professor Shad was the driving force behind the creation of Hostos Community College’s Media Design Program, where he has taught various courses since 2008. The program introduces students to the world of professional media design by offering AAS degrees in graphic design, animation, music production, audio engineering and game design.

Queens College Offers Wine-Making Tour of Israel, Jan. 9 – 18, 2013

November 14, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College’s Office of Global Education Initiatives and its Center for Jewish Studies
are offering alumni and friends “Wine-making: Past and Present,” a tour in Israel
from January 9-18, 2013, led by Rabbi Moshe Shur. The tour will include a visit to the
Recanati Winery and other notable wineries and vineyards and stops at all the must-see
sites in Israel. In the last 10 to 15 years, Israel has become internationally recognized for
its wine-making industry.

Queens Botanical Garden and LaGuardia Community College Announce Outstanding Green Jobs Training Program Results

November 14, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

   Queens, NY – Just over one year ago, Queens Botanical Garden and LaGuardia Community College launched a collaborative workforce development initiative, the Green Jobs Training Program. Today, these partners announced the impressive results of the first year of the program, which has trained 215 participants. Moreover, in the workforce development field where a 50% job placement […]

Lehman College Launches New Website Aimed at Connecting Bronx Community

November 14, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman College has launched a new website, “Lehman Community Connect: Bronx Information Portal,” aimed at providing residents, students, faculty and researchers a one-stop shop for all things Bronx-related.

National Jurist Ranks CUNY Law Library Among Top 25 in Nation

November 14, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

The November 2012 issue of The National Jurist ranks the CUNY School of Law library 21st in the nation out of the 202 ABA approved law libraries in the United States.

Ford Foundation Funds GC’s Newly Formed JustPublics@365 to Address Social Inequality through Digital Media

November 14, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (GC) announced on November 14 that the Ford Foundation has provided a research grant to launch JustPublics@365, which aims to increase the impact of scholarly work on inequality by forging links among scholars, media professionals, and political activists, and inspiring informed public debate. The project […]

[gallery] High-Achieving Students Honored at Dean’s List Ceremony

November 14, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island recently honored its highest-achieving students at this year’s Dean’s List Recognition Ceremony, held in the Center for the Arts (CFA) Concert Hall. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. After welcoming remarks from CSI Vice President for Student Affairs Dr.

Queens College Volunteers Provide Rount-the-Clock Aid to People Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

November 13, 2012 | Queens College

Queens College volunteers worked around the clock donating time, food, water, clothing and
other supplies to over 450 men, women and children who were displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
QC is one of 10 CUNY colleges providing refuge at shelters set up by the NYC Office of
Emergency Management (OEM).