Archive for December, 2012

NY Times Features Alum Thomas Mariadason’s Letter to the Editor on Quotas at Colleges

December 28, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Thomas Mariadason’s (’09) Letter to the Editor about quotas for Asian-Americans at colleges was published in the New York Times. His letter responds to a December 19 op-ed piece on implicit quotas for Asian-Americans at colleges and universities.

NY Times Features Alum Thomas Mariadason’s Letter to the Editor on Quotas at Colleges

December 28, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Thomas Mariadason’s (’09) Letter to the Editor about quotas for Asian-Americans at colleges was published in the New York Times. His letter responds to a December 19 op-ed piece on implicit quotas for Asian-Americans at colleges and universities.

Finance and the Future

December 26, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

New York City continues to remain a hub for jobs in the financial sector—and BMCC itself is located just minutes from Wall Street, which Business majors have stated is a major coupe; and a draw to the campus.

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

December 26, 2012 | Sports

Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a real pleasure at this holiday time to say “Thank You” as we wish you a full year of happiness and prosperity. May the new year bring you joy, success, lov…

Bill Kelly Explores the Extraordinary Life of “Hardcore Troubadour” Steve Earle

December 26, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

On his way from playing folk songs in San Antonio coffeehouses as a teenager to his fourteenth Grammy nomination forty-three years later, in 2012, singer-songwriter Steve Earle gained a reputation as a Renaissance man, outspoken iconoclast, and masterful storyteller. On December 3, before a roomful of fans in Elebash Recital Hall, the three-time Grammy Award […]

The Crime Report Chooses Bryan Stevenson as Its Justice Person of the Year

December 26, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Crime Report, an online publication of John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) and the group Criminal Justice Journalists, has chosen as its 2012 Person of the Year Bryan Stevenson, who won a Supreme Court ruling extending the ban on life without parole (LWOP) for juvenile offenders to young people accused of murder.

New Book Looks at the Downside to Polio’s Eradication

December 21, 2012 | Queens College

What could be wrong with trying to wipe out a disease that can cause full or partial paralysis? Plenty, Queens College Urban Studies Professor William Muraskin explains in Polio Eradication and Its Discontents: A Historian’s Journey Through an International Public Health (Un)Civil War (Orient BlackSwan).

Classic Themes Examined in The Fiction of Mystery Writer Ruth Rendell

December 21, 2012 | Queens College

As an English professor at Queens College, Barbara Fass Leavy (English) concentrated on 19th-century British literature; the opportunity to teach courses in crime fiction prompted her to re-examine a genre she read for fun.

Biologist John Waldman Explores Nature in New York in New Book

December 21, 2012 | Queens College

“Few juxtaposi­tions conjure as many mixed reac­tions from city dwellers . . . as the blatant appearance of ‘nature’ against their urban back­drop.” This dual­ism is the premise upon which Queens College Biology Professor John Waldman (Biology) edited Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York (Fordham University Press), a collection of essays by 11 writers offering their perspec­tives on the experience of nature in a total­ly urban landscape—a concept Waldman explored in a conference, Why Nature Matters to New Yorkers, that he convened at QC in December 2005.

Aaron Copeland School of Music Gets Key Contributions

December 21, 2012 | Queens College

Donations play an instrumental role in improving college facilities. That is literally true for the Aaron Copland School of Music, which recently received two vintage Steinway pianos from people closely associated with QC.

Jacob Mackey: A Queens College Classicist’s Unconventional Odyssey

December 21, 2012 | Queens College

“I am interested in just about everything about the ancient world,” observes Jacob L. Mackey. the Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languagesprofessor from Texas who joined Queens College this fall, is intrigued by ancient religions, with a soft spot for Epicureanism and an eye on cognitive science.

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi Visits Queens College

December 21, 2012 | Queens College

Voted into the Myanmar Parliament last spring, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is no ordinary lawmaker. A Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent 15 years under house arrest in Rangoon, unable to see her children or even visit her husband on his deathbed, she personified the struggle for democracy in an isolated nation ruled by a military dictatorship.

How Sweet It Is

December 21, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s entrepreneurial spirit is in full swing as we ease into 2013 with fireworks, cheers, and, yes, cupcakes.
Desserts bring joy to many people; including three BMCC staffers who are embracing their inner “sweet tooth.”

Prof. Zeidman in NY Law Journal on Disparity in Felony Conviction Rates

December 21, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

An article in today’s New York Law Journal examines the disposition of felony cases across the five boroughs of New York City and finds that “state data indicates that whether a felony case goes to trial, whether there is a conviction, whether the offender goes to state prison, whether the case is dismissed and whether the case is even prosecuted may hinge largely on where the crime occurred.”

LaGuardia Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Students Pass National Exam with Flying Colors

December 21, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College’s 2011 physical therapist assistant graduates received a 90.3% pass rate on the national licensure exam.  Twenty graduates passed the National Physical Therapy Examination, which tests the basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective entry-level physical therapist assistants (PTA), and all are now employed. “LaGuardia has a nationally-respected […]

CCNY Afterschool Literacy Program Boosts Reading, Writing Skills

December 20, 2012 | City College

Thirteen-year-old Maxwell Drumgold enjoys reading about robotics, how video games are made and the evolution of animals. And he thanks The City College of New York School of Education’s Afterschool Literacy Enrichment Program for nurturing his reading skills.

Maxwell is one of hundreds of young people living near CCNY who have benefited from the program since it was begun in 2000. From age six to 12, the eighth grader at PS/MS 149 in Upper Manhattan participated in the weekly program taught by graduate students in the School of Education’s literacy program.

New Study Finds Link Between Overfeeding and High Blood Pressure

December 20, 2012 | Lehman College

A new study conducted by researchers at Lehman College, and recently published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, shows conclusively that overfeeding causes increases in sympathetic nerve activity (SNA)—part of the fight or flight reflex—which can lead to the development of high blood pressure.

Then, Now and Always, Students Matter to Jim and Rubie Malone

December 19, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Through all of the many positions Drs. James and Rubie Malone have held in their long careers at John Jay – as faculty members, counselors, deans and College executives –students have always occupied a special place in their hearts.

CORNEL WEST & ‘AGE OF ACTIVISM’

December 19, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

At a December 4 event organized by two students, the compelling Princeton philosophy professor Dr. Cornel West held forth on the subject of “Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration” and clearly captivated a standing-room-only crowd that had gathered to hear him.

Professor Veronica Hendrick Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to China

December 19, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Veronica Hendrick, an Associate Professor of English, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship that will allow her to lecture in China in early 2013.