Archive for 2012

Professor Maria Volpe’s Article on Mediation Receives International Recognition

December 19, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Maria Volpe’s article “Mediation Remains Elusive in Public Discourse Despite Its Ubiquity” was published by Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation (ALT) – the official publication of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution – and is the featured article on the ALT web site.

John Jay College Welcomes International Students

December 19, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s international students received a warm welcome from President Jeremy Travis in an inaugural reception held in his office on Monday, December 10.

John Jay College Receives Largest Donation in the College’s History from Adjunct Professor and Alumnus Dr. Andrew Shiva

December 19, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice received a $5-million donation – the largest gift in the history of its nearly 50 years – from Adjunct Professor and alumnus Dr. Andrew Shiva.

BMCC’s Jenkins and Hostos’ Shcherban and Van Buren Take Home Weekly Awards

December 19, 2012 | Sports

Taishaun Jenkins has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week for the week of 12/10 – 12/16…Kristina Shcherban has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week for the week of 12/10 – 12/16…Ch…

Professor Flanagan Shines Some Light on Our “Forgotten Borough”

December 19, 2012 | College of Staten Island

CSI Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Flanagan’s newest book, Staten Island: Conservative Bastion in a Liberal City chronicles the events that have shaped Staten Island’s history. “Staten Island is one of the rare communities in the United States where local political campaigns can be very competitive and hard-fought,” Flanagan remarked.

Smith-Peter Photography Exhibit to Benefit CSI Hurricane Relief Fund

December 18, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Highlighting one of the many ways our campus community has banded together in a spirit of support and healing as we all regroup after the devastation that Superstorm Sandy has wrought, CSI Associate Professor of History Susan Smith-Peter—also an avid photographer—is using proceeds from her photography exhibit on display at the Dessert Plate in Somerville, NJ to help benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Lehman Professor Uncovers America’s Hidden Hispanic Heritage

December 18, 2012 | Lehman College

Throughout his professional life Miguel Pérez has had a singular passion: to inform Americans about this nation’s hidden Hispanic heritage. Recently, Pérez, the Chair of Lehman College’s Journalism, Communications and Theatre Department and an award-winning journalist, columnist and TV analyst, has launched a new bilingual website devoted to rediscovering and uncovering the Hispanic roots of the United States.

Bearcats’ Sung and Lightning’s Biegel Earn Weekly Honors

December 18, 2012 | Sports

Julia Sung has been named the CUNYAC/Emblem Health Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of 12/10-12/16. This marks the third time Sung has won the Athlete of the Week award this season…Taylor Biegel has been named the CUNYAC…

CSI’s All-American Tarasov and Baruch’s Rookie Standout Lau Win Awards

December 18, 2012 | Sports

Andrey Tarasov has been named the CUNYAC/Emblem Health Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the week of 12/10-12/16. The junior was an NCAA All-American last year in the 100-yard Breaststroke after finishing fifth at Nationals…Jacky La…

Shirley Lin (’10) Secures Settlement in Labor Exploitation Case

December 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Shirley Lin (’10), an attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), secured a settlement in Manhattan federal court in the case of Kim v. NYLA Cafe, LLC. The suit against Spitzer’s Corner, its owner, general manager, and former executive chef, filed by AALDEF on behalf of Edward Kim, alleged multiple violations of federal and state labor laws.

CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter Responds to Hurricane Sandy

December 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

As Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast on Monday, October 29th, students, faculty and alumni of the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College faced the same challenges as other New Yorkers: finding a safe place to stay and protecting their families and property. But as Sandy moved north, some took on a new role: taking action to help others recover from the storm and protect their health. To profile these activities, the School of Public Health’s Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg recently asked four individuals –of the many more who were active in Sandy relief—to describe what they did and what they learned.

CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter Responds to Hurricane Sandy

December 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

As Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast on Monday, October 29th, students, faculty and alumni of the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College faced the same challenges as other New Yorkers: finding a safe place to stay and protecting their families and property. But as Sandy moved north, some took on a new role: taking action to help others recover from the storm and protect their health. To profile these activities, the School of Public Health’s Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg recently asked four individuals –of the many more who were active in Sandy relief—to describe what they did and what they learned.

“Guts. Structure. Surprise.”

December 17, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“Learn all the rules, and then learn how to break them.”
That’s the advice of BMCC Writing & Literature alumni Joseph Quintela, who went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English at Sarah Lawrence College.

Doing the Right Thing

December 17, 2012 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Fred Calhoun grew up in East Elmhurst, Queens, and his grandmother, who was raising him, sent him “down South,” he says, from the age of 10 to 13, to live with his aunt and uncle.

“She felt it would be a good change of scenery,” says Calhoun. “I was coming home from school late, getting into fights at school—but it wasn’t affecting my schoolwork.”

Biology Student Discovers Eels and More in the Wilds of the Bronx

December 17, 2012 | Queens College

Last May, in a joint research project involving QC, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the New York City Parks Department, graduate student George Jack­man (Biology) documented the presence of juvenile glass eels in the Bronx River. “It was the first time they were reported in the Bronx,” says Jackman, whose data will support efforts to reverse depletion of the local eel population.

New and Green on Campus: Techno Trash Drop Boxes and Hydration Stations

December 17, 2012 | Queens College

Electronic equipment and water generally don’t mix. Unless they’re elements in Queens College’s Being Green initiative.

New Book Examines the Rise of the U.S. as a Global Power: 1945-2000 Society

December 17, 2012 | Queens College

In American Empire 1945-2000: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, an epic topic gets epic treatment. Drawing on sources as varied as the Statistical Abstract of the United States—an annual volume published by the U.S. Census Bureau until 2011—and major newspapers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., Queens College History Professor JOSHUA FREEMAN presents a comprehensive survey that weaves together military growth, economic development, social change, and international relationships.

New Book Looks at The Therapeutic Benefits of TV’s in Hospitals

December 17, 2012 | Queens College

Television is often regarded as a detrimental influence; indeed, on the first page of Prescription TV: Therapeutic Discourse in the Hospital and at Home (Duke University Press), Queens College Media Studies Professor JOY V. FUQUA reports that as a child, she was barred from watching it.

Queens College Students Offering the Time of Day

December 17, 2012 | Queens College

Gold-plated, four-jewel Swiss movement, five-year battery life, water-resistant, adjust­able, even unisex. Stainless steel with a sleek Danish design, it can be labeled “Made in the U.S.A.” But there’s one thing the QC Quartz watch doesn’t have: a high price tag.

Armstrong House Voted a $150,000 Preservation Grant

December 17, 2012 | Queens College

Apparently, a lot of folks love—and vote for—Louis. Enough so that the Partners in Preservation Program has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Louis Armstrong House Museum to help preserve the jazz giant’s residence in Corona.