Archive for February, 2013

Community College Men’s Basketball Three-PeatBronx Wins Third Straight Title Over Queensborough

February 22, 2013 | Sports

In a game between the lower seeds, the #3 Bronx Broncos took on the #4 Queensborough Tigers at Borough of Manhattan Community College in the CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Men’s Final. For the Broncos, they would be looking for their third c…

BMCC Women Take Home First Title Since 2003Survive Huge 20-3 Run by Hostos

February 22, 2013 | Sports

The #1 BMCC Panthers returned to the Championship game to take on the #2 Hostos Caimans in what became a memorable CUNYAC/Con Edison Community College Women’s Basketball Final. For the Panthers, they were looking for their seventh CUNYAC Title an…

BLSA Presents Prisoner Rights as a Civil Rights Movement

February 22, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Last night, CUNY Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosted a panel discussion on Prisoner Rights as a Civil Rights Movement.

NPR’s Andy Carvin Tells Reporters to Cultivate an Online Army of Sources

February 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

By MaryEileen Croke Class of 2013 The Internet and social media will supplement but not replace traditional reporting, NPR’s Andy Carvin told a lunchtime crowd…

Top Seed and Third Seed Advance to Championship Game on Saturday #1 Staten Island and #3 John Jay Meet For First Time Since 1983

February 21, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Basketball Semifinals featured matchups between #1 Staten Island vs. #4 Brooklyn, and #2 Baruch vs. #3 John Jay. Staten Island and John Jay were able to hold on to late leads to advance to the Championship game on Satur…

LaGuardia Community College Students Take to the Stage and Receive Rave Reviews

February 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—February 21, 2013—At the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theater Festival, a theater showcase where over 200 theater students from colleges and graduate schools throughout the northeast were competing, the same question was being asked by amazed students and faculty: “Who are those guys who did so well and where did they come […]

Higher Education Leaders call on Congress to avoid sequester

February 21, 2013 | The University

Commission in Independent Colleges and Universities President Laura L. Anglin, City University of New York Chancellor Mathew Goldstein, and State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today called on New York’s Congressional delegation regarding to take action along with their colleagues in Congress to avoid budget actions such as sequestration that will harm the nation’s long-term competitiveness by slashing valuable investments in scientific research and education.

OSHA Construction Safety Classes in Mandarin Chinese to Begin February 25

February 21, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

In Queens, many construction workers are of Chinese descent and language barriers often limit safety awareness on worksites. Based on feedback from the Asian community as well as that of the Flushing Chinese Business Association(FCBA), Queensborough’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development will offer OSHA safety training conducted in Mandarin Chinese, beginning February 25, 2013. The program, […]

Theatre Students Compete at Kennedy Center Festival

February 21, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Twenty students from the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts—including six Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominees– traveled to Cape Cod for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) on January 30. Andrew DeNardo was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award for his portrayal last spring of “Chicklet,” the lead character in the play Psycho Beach Party. He […]

Real Justices Preside over Mock Trial Team’s Scrimmages

February 21, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

More than 30 students from Queensborough Community College, Pace University, The City College of New York andQueens College participated in Mock Trial scrimmages, held on Saturday, January 26 in the Administration Building at Queensborough. For a full day, four teams conducted two trials each before four QCC faculty “judges” as well as the Honorable Neil R. Finkston, Justice, Justice Court, Village […]

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish on performance of a rapid test for self-diagnosis of trichomoniasis

February 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology:  Performance of a Rapid Self-Test for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in South Africa and Brazil.  The authors found that rapid point-of-care tests performed well for detecting trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted infection, even with the women performing the test on their own.  These [...]

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish on performance of a rapid test for self-diagnosis of trichomoniasis

February 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology:  Performance of a Rapid Self-Test for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in South Africa and Brazil.  The authors found that rapid point-of-care tests performed well for detecting trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted infection, even with the women performing the test on their own.  These [...]

Top 2 Seeds Are Back At It for Championship Game #1 Baruch and #2 Brooklyn Will Face-Off For a Second Straight Season

February 20, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 CUNYAC/Con Edison Women’s Basketball Semifinals featured matchups between #1 Baruch vs. #5 Hunter, and #2 Brooklyn vs. #3 CSI. The Baruch Bearcats controlled most of the game in a convincing victory and the Brooklyn Bulldogs were able to hold …

LaGuardia Community College’s Sustainability Efforts Receive Kudos from CUNY

February 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College is on a sustainable path. For the eighth consecutive year, the College was the recipient of the CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor’s Productivity Awards for its ambitious sustainability projects that reduced expenditures and saved energy. Executive Vice Chancellor Allan Dorbin presented two awards to Shahir Erfan, vice president of administration, […]

Panel By Panel

February 20, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

As a child, Jorel Lonesome’s mother gave him a journal, where he sketched, jotted down notes, and gathered coins, articles, and other memorabilia.

“I would draw familiar characters such as Spider-Man, Spawn, and Blade,” he explains, naming pop-culture Superheroes.
Fast forward to life after high school. After performing at poetry and spoken word events throughout Manhattan, Lonesome decided it was time for a creative change.

Nobel Laureate in Economics Amartya Sen Speaks at Queens College March 6 on “Social Demands of Justice”

February 20, 2013 | Uncategorized

We invite you to cover and notify your audience of the Year of India keynote address on the Social Demands of Justice by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday, March 6. Hosted by Carl Riskin, distinguished professor of economics at Queens College, who specializes in environmental and development economics.

Alexander Poem Set to Music and Recorded

February 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Meena Alexander’s (Dist. Prof., Hunter, English) poem “Acqua Alta,” set to music by the renowned Swedish composer Jan Sandström, was recorded on February 8 by the Renaissance Serikon Ensemble. A CD is forthcoming. Alexander explained that the impulse behind her poem lay in a question she was asked, “Why come to Venice?” at a reading […]

Criminal Justice Journalism Prizes Presented to Mother Jones & Times-Picayune — Journalist/TV Writer David Simon Wins First ‘Justice Trailblazer’ Award

February 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For the second year in a row, a provocative piece of investigative journalism in Mother Jones magazine captured one of the Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards presented on February 4 by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ).

City Tech Students Place First, Second and Third in The One Club Competition

February 20, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

Five talented students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) participated on teams that swept the top three honors in The One Club’s “Creative Boot Camp” competition, held recently at Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York (CUNY).

Hunter’s Martinez and Bulldogs’ Ko Secure Weekly Honors

February 20, 2013 | Sports

Stanley Martinez has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of 2/11-2/17…Dukhyun Ko has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week for the week of 2/11-2/17.