Archive for March, 2013

Queens College Education Professor Partricia Velasco

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

The New York State Department of Education has awarded Queens College’s Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department $497,000 in federal Race to the Top funding to develop the Bilingual Common Core Progressions, a roadmap for language learning and literacy aligned to the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards.

Queens College Student Profile: Yevgeniy Viller

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

When Yevgeniy Viller received an Academic Excellence Award at Queens College last November it was not just an acknowledgment of his gifts as a student; it was also testimony to his perseverance under extremely challenging circumstances.

Queens College Faculty Profile: Ronald Hayduk

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

More than 30 million U.S. residents—one in 10—are non-citizen immigrants. In New York City, it’s one in five adults. They pay taxes, send their children to public schools, revitalize neighborhoods, and are hired in every sector from health care to Hollywood. Many find it takes 10 years to become U.S. citizens. Their bootstrap struggles—especially for the right to vote on matters affecting their daily lives—galvanize Ronald Hayduk as author, activist, and animated teacher.

Bringing Better Wine to China and Other Business Proposals Created by Queens College Students

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

Assuring everyone in the room that as a Chinese American he could make the statement without reservation, Queens College student Jacob Zhang offered this premise upon which he believed a thriving new business could be founded: “Chinese wine is terrible.”

Kingsborough Community College Named one of the Top Four Community Colleges in America by Aspen Institute College Excellence Program from More than 1,000 Nationwide

March 22, 2013 | Kingsborough Community College

Dr. Regina Peruggi, president of Kingsborough Community College (KCC), today announced that KCC, Brooklyn’s only community college, was named one of the top four community colleges in America by Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. KCC, selected from an original pool of more than 1,000 community colleges, is one of four community colleges that will share the $1 million prize.

Megan and the Mayans

March 22, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Assistant Professor of Art History Megan O’Neil has such an affinity for Mayan Art she’s been on archeological excursions to Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize.
“So many artifacts have been destroyed over time,” she says, “but we can better understand their culture through their artwork.”

Aspen Institute: Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) Named One of Top Four Community Colleges in America by Aspen Institute; Chosen as Finalist-With-Distinction from More than 1,000 Nationwide

March 22, 2013 | Kingsborough Community College

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced today Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) in Brooklyn, New York as a finalist-with-distinction for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Selected from the nation’s more than 1,000 public community colleges, Kingsborough will receive a $100,000 prize to support its programs.

JustPublics@365 Announces MediaCamp Workshops for Spring 2013

March 21, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center’s JustPublics@365 initiative is announcing its latest series of MediaCamp workshops for Spring 2013. These workshops, which bring together academics, community leaders, and journalists, offer intellectuals a way to combine their scholarly research with digital media “for the public good.” MediaCamp is made possible by JustPublics@365, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and […]

Constitutional Law Prof Blog Features Students’ Discussions of DOMA Case Amicus Briefs

March 21, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next week in the case challenging the constituationality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This week, leading up to those arguments, four CUNY Law students examine, in guest posts for the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, a few of the amicus briefs that have been submitted.

The Importance of Wondering

March 21, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

As it turns out, one of Professor Ally’s students was a half-second later for class than he thought.
The other students in Great Issues in Philosophy were responding to a question their professor, Matthew Ally had posed:What are potential problems with the belief that consciousness causes our actions?
One of them commented, “Our brain is always working with a half-second delay, so consciousness isn’t immediate,” and this brought up another question: Where do consciousness and matter come together?

CCNY Hosts First Navy Aquatic Robotics Competition in NYC

March 21, 2013 | City College

Student teams from more than 20 schools in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey will delay spring break to converge at The City College of New York Saturday, March 23, for an underwater robotics competition – the first ever of its kind in the Northeast.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies on the Gowanus Canal and the Limits of Environmental Law

March 21, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In her latest post for the Nature of Cities blog, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses the recent plight of a dolphin that swam into the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

Charles Liu joins AAS Calling on Congress to Support Investments in Research & Development

March 21, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Fifteen members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) traveled to Washington, DC to express the need for sustained and predictable federal funding of research and development (R&D) programs — including NASA, NSF, and the Department of Energy — which are critically important to American economic growth.

Student Video Profiles Research Adjunct Jack Styczynski

March 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Watch this video profile by Mathilde Hamel, ’13, of Craft of Journalism research adjunct and humanitarian Jack Styczynski.

National Association of Basketball Coaches Announces All-District Teams and All-Stars York’s Tony Vails To Take Part in NABC Division III All-Star Game

March 20, 2013 | Sports

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2013 NABC Coaches Division III All-District teams as well as the rosters for the 2013 Reese’s Division III College All-Star game. The student-athletes were nominated by coaches o…

Commissioner Zak Ivkovic Answers Winter’s Questions

March 20, 2013 | Sports

At the conclusion of each season, the Commissioner of the CUNY Athletic Conference will answer questions that YOU ask. Below are the responses from this past winter season. If you have any questions for our “Ask Zak” segment, please fill out this form ( and Zak will respond at the end of the season.

Medgar Evers’ Campbell and Brathwaite Sweep Weekly Awards

March 20, 2013 | Sports

Kadeem Campbell has been named the CUNYAC/US Army Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the week of 3/11 – 3/17…Samantha Brathwaite has been named the CUNYAC/US Army Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the…

Baruch’s Bleustein and CCNY’s Arroyave Take Home Weekly Awards

March 20, 2013 | Sports

Phillip Bleustein has been named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of 3/11 – 3/17…David Arroyave has been named the CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the wee…

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish a new theory explaining why statins are more effective than other lipid modulating therapies.

March 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: The effects of statins on testosterone in men and women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Statins have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular disease, whilst other cholesterol modulating drugs, such as estrogen, niacin and CETP-inhibitors, have been less effective. Thus, the possibility exists […]

NCC Students Ratify Student Government Association Constitution

March 19, 2013 | Guttman Community College

NCC President Scott Evenbeck (far left) congratulates the NCC’s Student Government Association (SGA) officers and advisors on the ratification of the SGA Constitution. Top row: (L to R) Stephen Icaza, SGA President; Sherine Smith, SGA Vice-President; Alfajo Jallow, SGA Treasurer; Henesse Molina, SGA Secretary; and Randy Moore, Student Success Advocate and SGA advisor. Seated: Richard […]