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