Archive for April, 2013

Outstanding Teachers: It’s Game Time For Lively Learning From Media To Math And Science

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Outstanding Teachers: TEAM GRANOLA’S GAME was preparing for Hurricane Rees, soon to whip through town with terrifying force. The object: Move around the board, gathering the essentials — food, fuel, medical supplies and hardware, plywood and tools — needed to survive the big blow.

A Teacher, Storyteller, and Character — at 101

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

EVEN AT 101 YEARS OLD, Bel Kaufman is still fashionable — sporting oversized Gucci shades and a matching scarf at her Park Avenue apartment one late fall afternoon.


April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

THOUGH you probably have never heard of him, Hank Kaplan might go down in boxing history as the greatest of all time. Not for his boxing skill, but for amassing the largest archive of boxing memorabilia and artifacts in existence.
Upon his death in 2007, at age 88, Kaplan donated the collection — valued at $2.94 million and gathered over 60 years — to the Brooklyn College Library Archives and Special Collections.

On the Underwater Trail of Venomous Snails

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE that there are 300 to 400 different species of terebrid snails — a type of venomous marine snail — that live in tropical environments around the globe. So far, only 150 species have been identified from DNA analysis. Some terebrids are equipped with a venom apparatus that produces compounds that could be used for drug development.

Kennedy Family Patriarch: Myth & Reality

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

BEFORE historian David Nasaw agreed to write the biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, he says he warned Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who asked him to do it, that “I’m a crazy researcher and I’m going to find stuff about your father that’s going to make the family unhappy.”


April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

A collection of new books written by CUNY authors

Civil Rights Images — From Selma to Montgomery

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

STEPHEN SOMERSTEIN was a 24-year-old physics student in City College’s night school when he traveled to Alabama to photograph the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. As a Managing/Picture Editor of “Main Events,” the student newspaper, he felt he had to document “what was going to be a historic event.” He tagged along with the marchers and gained unfettered access to everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks to James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin.

The New Cultural Capital of Queens

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

By Lenina Mortimer There is a surprising amount of cultural capital to be gained in Bayside, Queens. The residential northeast corner of Queens — far from the trendy Chelsea galleries, Museum Mile and the famed Great White Way — is home to Queensborough Community College where there are three acclaimed cultural centers. The highly celebrated […]

School Ties: College Information for Students — and Parents, Too

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

THE COLLEGE SEARCH PROCESS is now easier for students — and their parents — with the help of a new website. “We want this to be the online ‘311’ for college information in NYC because there is a real need for reliable information that is accessible to everyone,” says Lisa Castillo Richmond, the director of Graduate NYC!, a city program devoted to increasing college readiness and completion among NYC students.

School Ties: A New Monkey Discovered in the Congo

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

A new species of monkey found in the Democratic Republic of Congo may help conservation efforts in the African bush, says Hunter College anthropology professor Christopher Gilbert. A paper on the discovery of the Cercopithecus lomamiensis, known locally as the “Lesula,” co-authored by Gilbert made news headlines last fall.

School Ties: ‘Bach to School’ Brings Classical to the Kids

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

MAXINE FISHER MAY HAVE RETIRED but in her life the band — or better said, the chamber ensemble — plays on. All for the benefit of children. As she left her long-term position as a Queens College administrator, Fisher envisaged and created a new program, one that fills an educational and cultural gap by bringing classical music to elementary schools throughout the borough.

School Ties: P-TECH Shines in State of the Union Address

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

IT’S NOT EVERY DAY that the president of the United States mentions The City University of New York. But during February’s State of the Union address, Barack Obama highlighted a University program that prepares high school students for technical careers called Pathways in Technology Early College High School.

School Ties: ROTC is Back — and Open to All

April 28, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

INSPIRED BY HER FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, who both served in the military in Taiwan, Baruch College freshman Rose Lee made up her mind in the second grade to become an officer in the U.S. Army.

Baruch and CSI Advance to Men’s Tennis Finals on Thursday

April 26, 2013 | Sports

Top-seeded Baruch and #2 CSI advanced to the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Men’s Tennis Finals slated for Thursday at 5:00pm at the USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center after winning their matches on Sunday.

Baruch’s Coniglio Wins Elite 89 Award and All-American Honors

April 26, 2013 | Sports

2013 CUNYAC Player of the Year Steven Conigilio continues to pile on the accolades after helping his team to a NCAA Final Four appearance. In the last week, he has earned an AVCA Second Team All-American honor and his second consecutive NCAA Elite 89 A…

Author Jean Kwok Meets with NCC Students

April 26, 2013 | Guttman Community College

(New York, NY):  On April 24, Jean Kwok, author of Girl in Translation, visited The NCC to speak with students who are currently reading her novel in Composition I, a semester-long course focused on the theme of immigration. The novel chronicles the immigration of a young girl, Kim, and her mother from Hong Kong to […]

Write Away

April 26, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Every year, BMCC celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day in which the spirit and beauty of the poetic word is appreciated throughout campus.
“April is Poetry Month and we never let it go by without recognizing it,” said Michael Gillespie, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, at the 2013 Poetry Awards Ceremony held recently in Richard Harris Terrace.

Baruch College’s Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity Hosts: Debating High Frequency Trading

April 26, 2013 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2013 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College is hosting “Debating High Frequency Trading,” a conference exploring all sides of the use of sophisticated algorithms and powerful computer systems to process securities’ transactions at exceptionally fast speeds. The panel […]

President Evenbeck Discusses NCC on Gates Foundation Blog

April 26, 2013 | Guttman Community College

President Scott E. Evenbeck discusses The New Community College at CUNY on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists blog. Click here to read the blog. 

Baruch Falls to Springfield in NCAA Final Four

April 26, 2013 | Sports

The Baruch Bearcats fell in the Final Four to Springfield in what was the match of the tournament as the Bearcats and Pride went down to the fifth set.