Archive for March, 2013

Prof. Cicero Testifies Before Congressional Labor Committee

March 29, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor John Cicero was invited to testify at the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and Workforce Democrats Forum to discuss the problems in negotiating first contracts after workers organize a union. The March 25 forum focused specifically on ongoing labor dispute between Cablevision workers and management in Brooklyn. Read Professor Cicero’s statement [pdf] […]

Announcing the Winners of the 11th Annual Ippies Awards

March 29, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The Center for Community and Ethnic Media honored the best in New York City community and ethnic journalism at an awards ceremony on Mar. 28.

Prof. Ramzi Kassem in NY Times on Hunger Strike at Guantánamo

March 29, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Times spoke with Professor Ramzi Kassem for an article about a hunger strike among the detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Kassem represents several detainees at Guantánamo.

CUNY Transfers and New Facilities Drive Access and Expand Diversity

March 29, 2013 | The University

Transfer students are streaming into the University’s four-year baccalaureate colleges at unprecedented rates — expanding diversity as a CUNY redefined by a decade of improved academics, record-breaking enrollments and $1.8 billion in campus facility upgrades is increasing access to a high-value education as never before.

The Edge: Making the Switch to the CUNY Value

March 29, 2013 | The University

When Diana Howard graduated from a community college in her hometown of Evanston, Ill., she knew she wanted to pursue a social work degree in New York City. So, in early 2011, she enrolled at Long Island University in Brooklyn–and stayed one semester.

Statement by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on the Approval of the 2013-14 New York State Budget

March 29, 2013 | The University

We commend Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly for approving a budget for 2013-14 that ensures continued stability for University funding and provides significant gains in programs and services to further strengthen access to high quality educational opportunity.

‘Brooklyn Castle’ Director and Star to Headline City Tech’s 2013 Literary Arts Festival

March 28, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

Katie Dellamaggiore, director of the acclaimed documentary film Brooklyn Castle (2012) and Pobo Efekoro, one of the student stars of the film, will kick off New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) 32nd Annual Literary Arts Festival, to be held in the College’s Midway Building Community Room, 250 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Die Free, A Family’s Legacy

March 28, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“I wrote like fire. This was all done in a year. I took all of these documents everywhere I went. I was obsessed.”
That’s how Cheryl Wills describes her experience writing Die Free, A Heroic Family Tale, which tells the story of her great-great-great grandfather, Sandy Wills—a teenager who ran away from the plantation where he had been enslaved, to join the Union Army and fight with the United States Colored Troops in the American Civil War.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on DOMA Case Before Supreme Court

March 28, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In a Constitutional Law Prof Blog post, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson highlights the key arguments from yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Baruch College Staff Members Receive Alva C. Cooper Awards for Excellence in Career Development

March 28, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College is proud to announce that two members of its Starr Career Development Center (SCDC) received the Alva C. Cooper Awards for Excellence.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann Speaks to MSNBC about North Dakota’s New Abortion Laws

March 28, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann was a featured guest on MSNBC’s Martin Bashar program today, discussing North Dakota’s new abortion laws, which forbid abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

CCNY Graduating Theatre Students Present Senior Showcase May 6

March 27, 2013 | City College

For the first time ever, graduating seniors in The City College of New York’s Department of Theatre and Speech will present a showcase evening of scenes, songs and monologues to the New York entertainment industry. The City College Showcase will be presented 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Producers’ Club, 358 W. 44th Street, in the Crown Theater.

Tony Award-Winning Hal Linden Brings Musical Magic and The Diva Jazz Orchestra to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 28

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Hal Linden, whose career as an actor, singer and musician has spanned more than 65 years, will command the stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on April 28. He will be accompanied by the powerful, all-woman band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of police captain in the TV […]

Master Mimic Rich Little Shares His Collection of Voices at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 21

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Rich Little—“The Man of a Thousand Voices”—will regale audiences with his famous ability to impersonate politicians and entertainers at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:00pm. Rich Little’s amazing career on stage and in television has spanned more than four decades. His act has been the spotlight at presidential […]

America’s Longest-Running Multicultural Song and Dance Company Returns to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on April 7

March 27, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The internationally famous Tamburitzans will return to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:00pm. Through dance, music and songs, the Tamburitzans—all full-time students at Duquesne University— will capture the indomitable spirit of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures. Language is no barrier, as these performances strike a universal emotional chord: […]

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates International Mother Language Day on April 10

March 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—To celebrate its community’s rich cultural diversity and multilingualism, LaGuardia Community College on April 10 is hosting the Third International Mother Language Day Celebration featuring music from Bangladesh, North Africa/the Middle East and China. The keynote speaker will be Fabrice Jaumont, education attaché at the French Embassy’s New York headquarters. He oversees […]

Congressman Charles Rangel to Host Conference on Business and Innovation at Lehman College April 4

March 27, 2013 | Lehman College

Congressman Charles Rangel of New York’s 13th District will host a business and innovation conference on Thursday, April 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre.

Bronx’s Bethea, Hines and Valdez Sweep Weekly Awards

March 27, 2013 | Sports

Richard Bethea has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Male Athlete of the Week for the week of 3/18 – 3/24…Naomi Hines has been named the CUNYAC/Applebee’s Female Athlete of the Week for the week of 3/18 – 3/24…Eric Valdez has…

Queens College Students Spend Winter Break Helping the Poor in Nicaragua

March 26, 2013 | Queens College

When Darya Rubenstein, 22, a senior majoring in psychology at Queens College, volunteered to be part of the QC “Global Brigade” to Nicaragua during this year’s winter break, she had no idea what a life-changing trip it would be.

Floyd Norris, New York Times Chief Financial Correspondent, to Lead March 22 Business Forum on “Is the Economy Really Getting Better?”

March 26, 2013 | Queens College

The March 22 Queens College Business Forum asks three finance and banking experts—-led by Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for the New York Times—-to weigh in on Is the Economy Really Getting Better?