Archive for February, 2013

REMEMBERING NEWTOWN: JOHN JAY TAKES ACTION

February 28, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The nation paused in shock and anguish on December 14, 2012, the day of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. After the heartbreaking news hit the airwaves, John Jay President Jeremy Travis called on the College community to come together to build on President Obama’s challenge to turn pain into positive action.

Interdisciplinary Study and Latino Culture Are Focus of New NEH Grants

February 28, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College faculty members have secured a number of major grants in the latest round of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a testament to the College’s strength in the areas of ethnic diversity and interdisciplinary education.

FEI/Baruch Survey: Economic and Business Optimism Shows Strong Improvement from 2012 Levels

February 28, 2013 | Baruch College

According to the most recent quarterly survey conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, Chief Financial Officers entered 2013 with improved optimism toward the global and U.S. economies and their businesses, though most still believe a recovery is over a year out.

JustPublics@365 Launches its First Social Media Summit: “Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the 21st Century”

February 28, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

JustPublics@365 is hosting the first of four 2013 Summits from March 1 to March 6. The week-long series of events is intended to engage academics in creating new kinds of knowledge streams (podcasts, videos, data visualizations) and connecting scholars, activists, policy makers, and the media to wider publics, while focusing on specific areas and ways to promote social justice and transform the world.

Two CCNY Professors Pen Book of Teachers’ Inside Stories

February 28, 2013 | City College

City College of New York Professors of Education Beverly Falk and Megan Blumenreich’s new book presents an insider’s look at the complex challenges facing urban educators. “Teaching Matters: Stories from Inside City Schools” (The New Press, 2012) tells the stories of 15 teachers who applied analysis and critical thinking to come up with solutions to trying educational issues.

Baseball Players Demonstrate True Meaning of Teamwork

February 28, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The QCC Men’s Baseball Team traded uniforms for white coveralls and face masks as they headed to the Rockaways to help continue relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Thirty students—along with Coach Roger Mischel and Assistant Coach Joe Mikoleski— divided into groups and visited five damaged homes in the area for mold removal and demolition. The work spanned […]

Mock Trial Team Student Wins an Outstanding Witness Award at New Haven Regional Tournament

February 28, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Was Among 21Teams from 16 Colleges and Universities at the Competition Like all of his teammates, Benjamin Alagna studied diligently to prepare for the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional tournament at Yale University, held on February 23 and 24. To portray a US Coast Guard investigative officer/witness for the plaintiff in a wrongful […]

Baruch College’s Newman Real Estate Institute Examines Real Estate’s Inherent Need for Building Information Modeling

February 28, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute will present “Building Information Modeling – Improved Life Cycle Management, Maintenance and Enhanced Energy Performance,” on February 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in room 14-220 of The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center.

Baruch College Receives Grant from The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation to Support Study of Undergraduate Education

February 28, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College has been awarded a $160,000 grant from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation in support of a study on undergraduate education.

Diessongo Number One in the Nation in 60m DashBeavers 26th in the Country

February 28, 2013 | Sports

Fresh off winning the City University of New York Athletic Conference Championship for the third consecutive time, the City College of New York is now ranked 26th in Division III and 14th in the region and Thierry Diessongo ranks first in the nation wi…

Prof. Zeidman on Strength of Confession in Etan Patz Case

February 27, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Thomson Reuters cites Professor Steve Zeidman in an article on whether the confession of Pedro Hernandez is enough to support the charges against him in the Etan Patz case.

On March 13 The @Macaulay Author Series Presents Ann Kirschner With Her New Book, Lady At The O.K. Corral: The True Story Of Josephine Marcus Earp

February 27, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

Introduced by author and journalist Julie Salamon. The latest writer to appear in the @Macaulay Author Series, Ann Kirschner will read from, discuss and sign copies of Lady At the O.K. Corral, her rollicking and erudite biography of the little-known, formidable firecracker whose husband was the legendary Western lawman Wyatt Earp.  Introducing her will be […]

Graduating Macaulay Senior to Build a Mobile Laboratory

February 27, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (February 27, 2013). For his thesis project at Macaulay Honors College, Tyler Alterman ’13 (Hunter/CUNY BA) is converting a truck into a laboratory on wheels called The Think Tank.  Alterman is teaming with artists and researchers to design the new mobile education station. He pictures The Think Tank hitting the road […]

BMCC Joins National Dialogue on Research

February 27, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Science professor David Krauss, whose areas of research include vertebrate paleontology and urban ecology, was just elected as one of the 24 Councilors of the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR).
CUR, a national, non-profit organization, supports and promotes high-quality, student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship at the undergraduate level, and represents over 900 colleges, nationwide.
BMCC shares the CUR mission to support student/faculty research projects.

BCC President Carole M. Berotte Joseph and VP for Student Affairs Athos Brewer Attend Community College Conference in India

February 27, 2013 | Bronx Community College

For Immediate Release Contact: Diane Weathers, AVP Communications and Marketing Office: 718-289-5770 February 27, 2013, Bronx, New York—Bronx Community College President Carole M. Berotte Joseph and Vice President for Student Affairs Athos Brewer were among a group of American community college leaders who recently participated in the International Community College Conference in New Delhi, India. […]

Almudena Toral, ’10, Wins Award of Excellence for Video on Afghan Girl’s Quest for Education

February 27, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Pictures of the Year International (POYi) has given its Multimedia Photogapher of the Year Award of Excellence to CUNY J-School alum Almudena Toral for this video that ran on TIME.com.
Toral, a native of Spain, was in the Class of 2010. She freelance…

War and Rape the Subject of Student Event at Macaulay Honors College

February 27, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (February 26, 2013).  On March 18, 2013, students will have the opportunity to view Resolution 1960, a film by noted documentary filmmaker Marika Griehsel that documents the movement to stop sexual violence against women during war.  First released to the international community in 2011, the film is focused on the efforts […]

Baruch College Welcomes Author Hilton Als for 2013 Sidney Harman Writers-in-Residence Program

February 27, 2013 | Baruch College

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College has named author and New Yorker staff writer/ theater critic Hilton Als as the Writer-in-Residence for the 2013 semester.

LaGuardia Community College Students Take First Prize in Federal Reserve Financial Awareness Video Contest

February 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Three LaGuardia Community College student filmmakers produced a video on financial literacy that took first prize in the fourth annual Financial Awareness Video Competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The team of Byron Guinanzaca, Christian Guinanzaca and Estela Melendez produced “Repair Your Credit—Repair Your Life,” a 30-second public […]

How Female Activists are Changing the World

February 26, 2013 | Queens College

With the global influence of women on political and historical change continuing to grow, organizers of the Women’s Studies Conference at Queens College on March 11 are focusing on the topic of women’s activism. Panelists will discuss human rights issues worldwide, including Mexico, Africa and the U.S. The conference is free and open to the public.