Archive for February, 2013

Queens School of Inquiry for Grades 6-12 Boasts 100% College Acceptance Rate

February 26, 2013 | Queens College

tudents who attend the Queens School of Inquiry (QSI) for grades 6-12
in Flushing have the opportunity to earn up to 62 tuition-free credits at
Queens College. An early-college school developed in 2005 through the collaboration
of a CUNY college, the NYC Department of Education and the Gates Foundation,
QSI boasts a 100% acceptance rate.

CCNY Grad Students Create Tool to Measure a City’s Success

February 26, 2013 | City College

How does a city measure success? In the case of Newark, N.J., the city is a major employment, cultural and education center. However, limited education attainment and low incomes preclude many residents from taking advantage of opportunities right in their backyard.

CUNY Law Class Working with Community to Analyze FAA Flight Patterns

February 26, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rebecca Bratspies’s Environmental Law class is working Community Board 11 in northeast Queens to analyze new flight patterns into and out of LaGuardia Airport.

A LaGuardia Community College IR Expert is the Keynote Speaker at an Educational Symposium in Japan

February 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Erez Lenchner, a senior institutional researcher at LaGuardia Community College, has been invited by a program funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education to deliver a keynote speech at a major educational symposium on March 3. Mr. Lenchner will present his speech, titled “Using Institutional Research for the Development of Education Systems […]

Lehman College to Host New York Disabilities Film Festival March 11-12

February 26, 2013 | Lehman College

Lehman College will serve as one of several venues throughout the New York Metropolitan area showcasing films from the 5th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival.

Victoria Neilson (’94) in JURIST on Immigration Reform and LGBT Issues

February 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In a guest column for JURIST, alum Victoria Neilson (’94) discusses the need for lawmakers to address LGBT issues as they begin reforming the nation’s immigration policies.

CUNY J-School Founding Dean Stephen Shepard To Step Down

February 25, 2013 | The University

Stephen B. Shepard, founding dean of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, announced today that he would step down, effective December 31, 2013. He will stay on as a University Professor at CUNY, working on special projects at the Journalism School.

Shirley Lin (’10) in NY Daily News on Unfair Treatment of Domestic Workers

February 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Daily News recently reported on lawsuit being brought against a Westchester couple that claims the couple treated their nanny unfairly, subjecting her to their vicious dog and not paying her for overtime worked.

Baruch College’s MFE Team Wins Third Place in 2013 Rotman International Trading Competition

February 25, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) students won 3rd place at the 10th Annual Rotman International Trading Competition held Feb. 21-23 at the University of Toronto.

24/7 Emergency Preparedness

February 25, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC recently held a special recognition luncheon in Richard Harris Terrace to honor the college’s new emergency volunteers, including those who assisted last October during Hurricane Sandy.
“I marvel at the dedication, especially of those who stayed overnight and worked 24/7 to get our campus back up and running,” said BMCC President Antonio Pérez, speaking to the packed room.
Scott Anderson, VP for Administration and Planning, also expressed appreciation for BMCC’s emergency-trained volunteers and staff.

Fast Track to Fluency

February 25, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

arah Ragasa entered BMCC speaking two languages. Now she speaks five.

Born in the Philippines, Sarah emigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was nine. In seventh grade, she was required to choose a foreign language to study.

“The options were French, Latin and Spanish,” she recalls. “I chose Spanish because it was most similar to Tagalog, the language my parents spoke at home.”

She threw herself into the study of Spanish and kept at for the next five years. “All of a sudden, in high school, I found that I was fluent,” she says. “I was surprised.”

Bearcats McKee and Cardinals Geffrard Capture Weekly Awards

February 25, 2013 | Sports

Jack McKee has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of 2/18 – 2/24…Emmanuel Geffrard has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week for the week of 2/18 – 2/24.

Baruch College and Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership Present Small Business Forum

February 25, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership are giving small business owners an opportunity to learn how technology and social media can enhance their marketing efforts and expand their customer outreach.

Dr Jack Caravanos talks on YouTube about Mold Contamination Hurricane Sandy: Assessment & Control

February 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Understanding basic mold growth is essential for controlling this microbial hazard. This short primer is intended to provide the most basic information on environmental mold contamination, says Professor Jack Caravanos from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. See:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDv7w-r9Gzs Some basic pointers on proper N95 particulate filtering facemask respirators used by volunteers, [...]

FOUNDING DEAN STEPHEN B. SHEPARD TO GIVE UP HIS POST AT END OF THE YEAR

February 25, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Stephen B. Shepard, founding dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, announced today that he would step down, effective Dec. 31, 2013. He will…

From Capital NY: Former Daily News Editor Kevin Convey Goes Back to School

February 25, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

This article appeared in Capital NY, an online news publication about how things work in New York. By Joe Pompeo On a Monday morning last…

Three-Peat for the BeaversCCNY Men Take Home Another CUNYAC Title

February 24, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 CUNYAC/US Army Indoor Track and Field Championships were held at The New Balance Track and Field Center in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The field was strong with four records being broken and strong times, heights, and distances that emph…

CCNY Takes Home Women’s TitleStrong Performances Lead to Three Broken Records

February 24, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 CUNYAC/US Army Indoor Track and Field Championships were held at The New Balance Track and Field Center in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The field was strong with three records being broken and strong times, heights, and distances that emp…

CSI Repeats With 80-74 Win Over John JayAdvances to NCAAs After Reaching the Sweet 16 Last Season

February 23, 2013 | Sports

In the 2013 CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Basketball Championship, it would be the top-seeded College of Staten Island Dolphins against the #3 John Jay Bloodhounds. For CSI, this was their third straight year in the championship and they were looking t…

Bearcats Take Home 6th Consecutive TitleAdvance to NCAA Tournament with 73-62 Win

February 23, 2013 | Sports

A rematch from 2012, the #1 Baruch Bearcats, ranked #25 nationally, took on the #2 Brooklyn Bulldogs during the 2013 CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Basketball Championship in the Nat Holman Gymnasium at the City College of New York. The Bearcats were …