Archive for December, 2012

Sociology Professor Dean Savage Donates Humanities His Civil Rights Collection to Queens Colleges

December 17, 2012 | Queens College

Initially created to document the activities of several Queens College students who had participated in the Civil Rights Movement, the college’s Civil Rights Archive recently announced the acquisition of a new collection—this one from a QC faculty member.

First 15th Century Fishermen’s Hut Excavated in Iceland

December 17, 2012 | The University

A fishermen’s hut (verbúð in Icelandic) from the first part of the 15th century was discovered during archaeological research at Gufuskálavör on Snæfellsnes peninsula this summer. It is likely the first verbúð from that period to be excavated in its entirety.

Baruch College Professor Publishes Study on Television Viewing and the Ability to Detect Deception

December 17, 2012 | The University

Ever wanted to catch someone in a lie? In a new study, Television Viewing and the Ability to Detect Deception, Baruch College Professor Brian Householder and Dr. Norman Wong explain how particular television programs may enhance your ability to detect deception.

Beekeeper Explains How to Choose Honey

December 17, 2012 | The University

When shopping for honey, have you ever wondered what the difference is between one variety and another? Are there kinds that are better to use for cooking and others for eating?

Saying ‘No’ to Picture Perfect

December 17, 2012 | The University

JULIA BLUHM, a 14-year-old in Waterville, Me., got angry looking at all the perfect models in Seventeen magazine, with their digitally retouched skin and super thin waistlines.

From Morrisania to Williamsburg, How the City Has Changed in 70 Years

December 17, 2012 | The University

“New York is a city of contrasts,” the analysis began. “An amazing, infinite, inspiring, shocking, beautiful, ugly, old, new city of seven million plus.” Seven decades later, it still is. The same adjectives apply, but the city is even bigger: The population has grown to a record 8.3 million.

1943 Market Analysis A Glimpse Into History

December 17, 2012 | The University

A snapshot of Manhattan’s neighborhoods from 70 years ago can now be explored on the Welcome to 1940s New York website.

A Time When Manhattan Rent Was Just $30

December 17, 2012 | The University

By Alexander Abad-Santos June 4, 2012 The City University of New York’s project on 1940s New York launched today charting 1940s Censu-..ooooh my gosh $30 dollar rent!  Whew, sorry, got distracted there. Where were we? CUNY’s  Center for Urban Research launched a project entitled Welcome to 1940s New York today–a look socioeconomic climate of the city in […]

CUNY DSI Makes 2,900-Photo Archive Accessible via Flickr

December 17, 2012 | City College

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York (CUNY DSI) announced today that it has made accessible on the Internet an extensive collection of photographs of places and monuments from early colonial times of the Dominican Republic.

“Dolphin Cove” Residence Hall Model Unit Opens

December 17, 2012 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island English major Dakota Dawkins cut the ribbon on the College’s new residential village, with the pride of winning the naming competition for the College’s first new construction project since the opening of the Willowbrook campus in 1993.

Medgar Evers’ Douglas and Baruch’s Roscigno Capture Weekly Awards

December 17, 2012 | Sports

Winston Douglas has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of 12/10 – 12/16 after picking up his seventh double-double of the season…Edward Roscigno has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Men&rsquo…

Bearcats’ Duleba and Dolphins’ Myhre Grab Weekly Awards

December 17, 2012 | Sports

Jessica Duleba has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of 12/10 – 12/16 after leading Baruch to two wins…Megan Myhre has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Basketball Rookie of t…

CUNY Journalism Press Announces Fifth Title

December 16, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

CUNY Journalism Press, the academic imprint of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, will publish The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art in early 2014. This is the fifth title to be announced by the new publishing venture. The first, Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, by NPR’s senior [...]

The New York Times Showcases NCC Course Providing New Perspectives on Work

December 14, 2012 | Guttman Community College

The New York Times examines how The NCC’s Ethnographies of Work course gives students new perspectives on work and careers.  To read the article, click here>>

QCC Student Recognized by New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

December 14, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

Tiffany Ivey, a Queensborough Community College student majoring in Health Related Sciences, was awarded a prestigious scholarship by the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

City Tech Professor Helps Discover Groundbreaking Virus Detection Method

December 14, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

Vasily Kolchenko, associate professor of biological sciences at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), is a key player on a research team that recently made a breakthrough with enormous potential significance for the treatment of serious diseases.

Public Radio Journalist Ira Glass Gives the Keynote Speech at Commencement 2012

December 13, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Hear what “This American Life” host Ira Glass had to say at the Dec. 13th commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2012. 2012 Commencement: Ira Glass, Host, PRI’s “This American Life” from CUNY Grad School of Journalism on Vimeo. By Lauren Rothman Class of 2013 Ira Glass, often regarded as an unconventional journalist, had unconventional [...]

Student Speaker Shannon Firth and Others Address the Class of ’12

December 13, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Lehman Students Receive Latino Trendsetter Awards

December 13, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman students Krystal Perez and Imani DuBois are recipients of this year’s Latino Trendsetter Scholarship, given to students who have demonstrated strong leadership skills at work and in class.

LaGuardia Community College Students Had Top Score in New York State Math Competition

December 13, 2012 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—A team of LaGuardia Community College students solved a series of complex mathematical problems that added up to the top scores in the team and individual categories of the Fall 2012 New York State Mathematics Association for Two Year Colleges Math League Contest (NYSMATYC). Yifei Shen, who competed against 663 number crunchers […]