Archive for January, 2013

Lehman’s Men Looking For the Upset After Day 1Lead Reigning Champion Bearcats by 86

January 31, 2013 | Sports

BRONX, N.Y. – The 2013 CUNY Athletic Conference/Applebee’s Swimming and Diving Championships has begun. In action on Day One of the men’s competition, the Lehman College Lightning won half of the events en route to first place, with 3…

Baruch Women Sweep Day 1 Swimming EventsLead Second Place Hunter by 92 Points

January 31, 2013 | Sports

BRONX, N.Y. – Day One of the 2013 CUNY Athletic Conference/Applebee’s Swimming and Diving Championships is in the books, and the Baruch College women are out in front. The Bearcat women have amassed 325 points, ahead of Hunter College (233)…

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, The City University of New York, Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 | The University

There has been substantial commentary regarding an event featuring two speakers to be held at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York next week. I want to emphasize three points regarding the event and the commentary it has provoked.

Dean Anderson in NY Times on Decline of Law School Applications Nationwide

January 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is quoted in today’s New York Times in an article on the decline of applications to law schools across the country.

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein Thanking President William L. Pollard of Medgar Evers College

January 30, 2013 | The University

“Today I received a communication from President William L. Pollard of Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York indicating that he will be departing from his presidency following the designation of a new president.

Rigoletto’s New Fans

January 30, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

What happens when you mix the 16th-century Renaissance splendor of Mantua, Italy, with the splashy 1960s decadence of Las Vegas?

Nearly 75 BMCC students now know the answer to that question—found in The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Rigoletto—thanks to a staffer simply picking up the phone.

Superstorm Sandy Forum: A Serious Conversation about the Future of Staten Island

January 30, 2013 | College of Staten Island

In 2011, Dr. William J. Fritz and a team of researchers from The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island began researching what would happen should a “perfect storm” hit New York City. In June 2012, the team published an abstract highlighting the effects of a 12-foot storm surge on New York Harbor. […]

Oscar-Nominated Film Highlights CCNY Black History Month Events

January 30, 2013 | City College

A February 21 screening of “Beast of the Southern Wild,” which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, highlights The City College of New York’s celebration of Black History Month 2013. The rich array of cultural events includes nine other film screenings plus concerts, events, lectures, plays and talks.

Baruch College Presents: Solo in the City – Jewish Women, Jewish Stars

January 30, 2013 | Baruch College

Solo in the City: Jewish Women, Jewish Stars is a solo performance series which will be presented throughout March at Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Gail O. Mellow and Higher Education Leaders Call for Bold Action on College Attainment

January 30, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—In an effort to boost the college completion rate, Dr. Gail O. Mellow, the president of LaGuardia Community College and vice chair of the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, joined the commission members in calling upon the higher education community to introduce reforms to better serve its untraditional student population—the older […]

Bronx’s Ross, BMCC’s Odom, and Kingsborough’s McFadden Snag Awards

January 30, 2013 | Sports

Ronell Ross has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week for the week of 1/21-1/27…Emani Odom has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week for the week of 1/21-1/27…Cashawn McFadden has been named the…

Baruch College welcomes Ron J. Williams, CEO of Knod. ES, to speak at SmartPitch Competition kick-off event Feb. 1

January 29, 2013 | Baruch College

Ron J. Williams, CEO and Co-founder of Knod.es, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual SmartPitch Challenge kick-off event from 9 a.m. to noon, February 1 at Baruch College.

Baruch College and The Rubin Museum of Art to Co-Host Conference

January 29, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College and The Rubin Museum of Art will host the conference, “Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation,” April 24-25.

Baruch College Hosts 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business

January 29, 2013 | Baruch College

On February 8, Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Corporate Communication International present the 5th Annual Symposium entitled, “Profits and Politics: Sustainability and the Global Corporation.”

‘Health and Wellness in Black Communities’ Focus of City Tech’s Black History Month Celebrations

January 29, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

Health and Wellness in Black Communities” is the theme of New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) series of events on campus in February — including an art exhibition, storytelling, lectures, readings and a panel discussion — to celebrate Black History Month.

Novel Energy Idea Wins CCNY Team Entry Into Elite Competition

January 29, 2013 | City College

A simple, inexpensive idea to convert wood waste in India into renewable energy in the form of electricity and charcoal has won a team of City College of New York undergraduates the top prize in a CUNY-wide entrepreneurship competition and an opportunity to go up against teams from 20 top-tier graduate business schools in a national competition.

The CCNY team is the first undergraduate team ever invited to participate in the International Impact Investing Challenge (I3C), which will be held April 26 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington.

Jackson Heights Lawyer Makes a Case for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College

January 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY–When Mercedes Cano, an immigration lawyer with a community practice in Jackson Heights, attended the first session of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at LaGuardia Community she felt she had made a mistake. Sitting among entrepreneurs who headed janitorial, landscaping and construction companies, she wondered how this 11-week program that […]

Murphy Institute Report Featured in New York Times

January 29, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

Ruth Milkman, Stephanie Luce and Penny Lewis, faculty members at the Murphy Institute at the School of Professional Studies, have co-authored Changing the Subject: A Bottom-Up Account of Occupy Wall Street in New York City, and the report has been featured in the New York Times: (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/in-occupy-well-educated-professionals-far-outnumbered-jobless-study-finds/). The research team surveyed 729 protesters at a May 1, […]

CCNY’s Touray and Vanterpool Sweep Weekly Awards

January 29, 2013 | Sports

Bakary Touray has been named the CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of 1/21-1/27….Garnet Vanterpool has been named the CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Track and Field Rookie of the Week for the week of 1/21-1/27.

Lehman’s Alli and Hunter’s Spahija Capture Weekly Awards

January 29, 2013 | Sports

Tobi Alli has been named the CUNYAC/ US Army Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the week for the week of 1/21-1/27…Alemda Spahija has been named the CUNYAC/US Army Women’s Track and Field Rookie of the week for the week of 1/21-1/27.