Archive for April, 2013

Baruch College’s Karen Gourgey Honored With Two Awards For Serving the Visually Impaired Community

April 26, 2013 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

NEW YORK, NY– April 26, 2013 –  Karen Gourgey, the Director of The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP)  at Baruch College was recently honored with two awards for her dedication and service to the blind and visually impaired community throughout the city and state.   New York City Council Member Gale A. Brewer, […]

2013 Salzburg Global Seminar: “Global Citizenship: Ethics and Engagement”

April 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Staying at the Schloss Leopoldskron, where The Sound of Music was filmed; attending lectures given by world-renowned scholars; walking throughout the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. These were just some of the powerful experiences that students had during the recent Salzburg Global Seminar trip to Austria. The seminar is the 56th International Study Program on Global Citizenship and included students from three […]

QCC Volunteers Offer Advice on Daily News/CUNY Citizenship Now! Hotline

April 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Volunteers from Queensborough Community College are fielding calls this week for the Daily News/CUNY Citizenship Now! hotline. The 11th annual call-in runs April 22 – 26, providing free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Information is provided in English, Spanish and more than 20 other […]

Jasmine Hatcher ’06 Awarded Prestigious National Science Foundation Grant

April 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

(Jasmine Hatcher, Class of 2006, with Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine and members of her family at Queensborough’s 45th commencement ceremony.) Jasmine Hatcher, who graduated with an Associate in Science degree from Queensborough Community College in 2006, has been selected to receive a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Her selection was […]

4th Annual “Is Hip-Hop History” Conference to be Held May 10

April 26, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies hosts the fourth annual “Is Hip-Hop History?” Conference 4 – 10 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Center for Worker Education, 7th Floor, 25 Broadway, Manhattan. This year’s event honors Hip-Hop Appreciation Week.

Anthropology Ph.D. Student Wins Dissertation Fellowship

April 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Karen G. Williams, doctoral student in anthropology, has won the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship for 2013–14. The $10,000 award, given to one student annually, is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and promoting research on issues of concern among […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Student Photography Exhibition on Chile at the Queens Museum of Art from May 5 to the 26th

April 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 26, 2013—Chile, a country with a rich culture, modern cosmopolitan capital and breathtaking natural beauty with its jungles, fjords, glaciers, lakes and volcanoes, is the subject of a Queens Museum of Art Partnership Gallery photography exhibition by LaGuardia Community College Commercial Photography students. The exhibition runs from May 5 through the […]

CUNY Law Students Graduate May 17th

April 26, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

More than 130 CUNY School of Law students will receive their Juris Doctor degrees at a May 17 graduation ceremony. “We are immensely proud of our 2013 graduates. Their experience, intelligence, and passion will make them excellent advocates for their communities,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson.

SIXTH ANNUAL MYRNA BAIN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER CONCERT

April 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be hosting a concert featuring live musical performances by renowned musicians in support of the Myra Bain Scholarship.

CUNY and CUNYAC host College Fair at Citi Field

April 25, 2013 | Sports

The City University of New York (CUNY) hosted a College Fair on Thursday at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

CUNY Law Students at the U.S. Supreme Court

April 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Arriving at the high court’s public line at 3am, Kathleen Thomas and Lauren Parnes were first in line for seats to attend the April 22 oral argument in one of the Term’s most watched First Amendment cases, Agency for International Development vs. Alliance for Open Society.

Three Fulbrights and One Jack Kent Cooke for CUNY BA

April 25, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Three Fulbright Recipients, One Jack Kent Cooke Recipient CUNY BA is especially proud to announce that three students have earned Fulbright Fellowships for 2013. They are: Russell Barlow, a candidate for June 2013 graduation, whose Area of Concentration is Indo-European Studies. His home college is Brooklyn and his faculty mentor is Prof. John Van Sickle, […]

CUNY Students Reap Record Number Of National Science Foundation Fellowships

April 25, 2013 | The University

The National Science Foundation has awarded 24 of its $126,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students who chose The City University of New York, which this year has more NSF winners than any other public university system in the Northeast.

Prof. Robson on Constitutionality of Proposed Video Game Ban

April 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the New Jersey Star-Ledger about Governor Chris Christie’s proposal to prevent stores from selling certain video games rated “mature” or “adults only” to minors without a guardian’s permission.

ON MAY 8 THE @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS PATRICIA VOLK AND HER NEW BOOK, “SHOCKED: MY MOTHER, SCHIAPARELLI, AND ME”, INTRODUCED BY JOEL CONNAROE

April 24, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

“An epic tale of love and liberation, which is to say a mother/daughter story. Patricia Volk is a wonder, and this memoir is as charming and wise as her larger-than-life mother.” Stacy Schiff “Shocked is an irresistible tour de force that puts on display Volk’s intelligence, wit and sparkling prose.” Louis Begley   The Spring […]

Prof. Kassem Speaks to WNYC on Surveillance of Muslim Communities

April 24, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ramzi Kassem spoke with WNYC about New York Representative Peter King’s call for increased surveillance of Muslim American communities in the wake of the bombings in Boston, Mass.

Videos: 2013 Open House

April 24, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Get the low-down on the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism from the administrators and faculty who spoke to admitted students at the 2013 Open House.

BARUCH COLLEGE PRESENTS THE 13TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMMUNICATION

April 24, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Bernard. L. Schwartz Communication Institute will host its 13th Annual Symposium on Communication and Communication-Intensive Instruction on Friday, May 31.

NCC Students Distribute Books in the Rockaways for World Book Night U.S.

April 24, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On April 23, 2013, a group of New Community College at CUNY’s first-year students participated in World Book Night U.S., an ambitious campaign to give free, specially-printed books to light or non-readers across America. NCC student volunteers promoted reading by handing out free copies of four different books in the late afternoon at the Rockaway […]

President Kelly Named Interim Chancellor at CUNY

April 24, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York announced on April 23 that William P. Kelly, president of the Graduate Center, will serve as interim chancellor of the University starting July 1, following Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s announcement that he would step down after nearly fourteen years in the post. The Board of […]