Archive for May, 2013

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) on Future of Guantanamo Detainee

May 30, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) represent Guantanamo detainee Abdulhadi Faraj as part of their work with CUNY Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC).

Finalists for Medgar Evers College Presidency to Visit Campus Next Week

May 30, 2013 | The University

Two nationally prominent educators who are finalists for the presidency of Medgar Evers College will meet with key stakeholders on campus next week.

Pride of John Jay

May 29, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

More than 3,300 students will become the newest John Jay alumni on May 28 when they receive their degrees in dual Commencement ceremonies. Meet some of the members from the Class of 2013.

Center for Media, Crime and Justice Facilitates Discussion on Gun Law with National Editors

May 29, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On Tuesday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14 John Jay College and the Center for Media, Crime and Justice held a two-day conference for senior editors from around the country called, “Under the Gun: Gun Violence, Gun Laws and the Media.” “Under the Gun” is part of John Jay’s semester-long series of events to honor the lives that were lost during the tragedy that occurred at Newtown CT, called “Remembering Newtown.”

President Travis Named to Advisory Group Convened by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

May 29, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis has been named to an advisory group empaneled by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to explore how properly trained and qualified non-lawyers advocates can help to narrow the state’s gap in the delivery of legal services.

Regional Baseball Awards Announced

May 29, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 ABCA & Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Region teams were announced and the CUNY Athletic Conference had six honorees.

Two Students Selected as New York Needs You Fellows

May 29, 2013 | Guttman Community College

First-year students Maria Lissete Estrada and Khalifa Ndiaye were accepted for the highly-selective New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship Program. The Fellows Program is an intensive mentoring and training program for first-generation college students to help them select, secure, and succeed in their careers. NYNY Fellows earn a $2,500 professional development grant, participate in two [...]

Prof. Jonathan Moore One of Lawyers Who Delivered Summation in Historic Racial Profiling Trial

May 29, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore was one of the lawyers who presented summations in the historic federal civil rights trial challenging the constitutionality of the New York Police Department’s stop, question and frisk program.

Prof. Borgmann on Impact of Feticide Laws on Anti-Abortion Movement

May 29, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the New Republic about the rise in statutes criminalizing feticide and what impact, if any, this is having on the anti-abortion movement.

Promoting Institutional Excellence

May 29, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On May 23 the Center for College Effectiveness (CCE) officially launched its new space in Room 611. The CCE is an on-campus resource and work space dedicated to promoting a campus culture of inquiry and excellence. The CCE serves as a resource for effective practices in assessment, data collection and analysis and program evaluation. Its [...]

FIFTEEN STUDENTS WIN MAJOR ACADEMIC AWARDS AT MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE AT CUNY

May 29, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

Contact:  Lisa Dierbeck  (917) 364-0755  ldierbeck@earthlink.net FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY– (May 29, 2013).  For the third consecutive year, Macaulay Honors College has claimed a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholar among the 15 students to receive an array of highly competitive, merit-based awards–from the Watson Fellowship and Fulbright Program to the National Science Foundation Graduate […]

Baruch’s Coniglio and Standring Garner ECAC Top Awards

May 29, 2013 | Sports

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) recently announced the 2013 ECAC Division III Men’s Volleyball All-Stars and the Baruch Bearcats took home the top two honors.

Prof. Bratspies on Queens Residents Continuing Battle Over Airplane Noise

May 28, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

The Queens Chronicle spoke to Professor Rebecca Bratspies about the continuing battle between residents of Queens and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over airplane nose resulting from new flight patterns at LaGuardia Airport.

Prof. Kassem Speaks to MSNBC, Rolling Stone on Guantanamo and Counterterrorism

May 28, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ramzi Kassem was a featured guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Saturday discussing President Obama’s recent address at the National Defense University about the U.S.’s counterterrorism policy and the future of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Kassem represents some of the men held at Guantanamo.

CCNY Alumni Association Annual Meeting June 6

May 28, 2013 | City College

The 161st annual meeting of Alumni Association of The City College of New York will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Ave., on the CCNY campus. The program includes service award presentations to CCNY faculty, administrators and alumni, a panel discussion celebrating the 75th anniversary of CCNY’s Department of Psychology and a presentation on highlights of the 2012 – 2013 academic year by CCNY President Lisa S. Coico.

Class of 2013 Salutatorian Becomes YouTube Sensation

May 28, 2013 | City College

When he graduates from The City College of New York May 31, Vijay Nazareth, who will receive a BFA in film and video production, summa cum laude, is one student who won’t be looking for a job. He and his brother, Antonius, are the proprietors of AVbyte, one of the most successful video channels on YouTube.

Poetry Outreach Conference for Teachers Slated for June 8

May 28, 2013 | City College

The First Annual Poetry Outreach Conference, sponsored by The City College of New York School of Education and CCNY’s Poetry Outreach Center, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the City College Faculty Dining Room, third floor, North Academic Center, on the CCNY campus. Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson will be the keynote speaker.

College Holds First Health & Wellness Fair

May 28, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On Thursday, May 23, Guttman Community College held its first annual Health & Wellness Fair in the Atrium from 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. This one-day event helped students, faculty and staff set on a path toward improved health and wellness. Comprised of representatives from New York’s healthcare, mental health and nutrition areas, the fair provided excellent [...]

Meet Evelyn Okeke – 2013 Co-Valedictorian

May 28, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Evelyn Okeke has been conducting research as a Biology (BS) major with a double minor in Biochemistry and Chemistry at CSI in Dr. Abdeslem El Idrissi’s lab since the summer of 2010, where she worked on a project that led to two publications.

Meet Christopher Bitetto – 2013 Co-Valedictorian

May 28, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Christopher Bitetto is graduating from The Verrazano School Honors Program as a Communications major with a concentration in Media Studies. Upon matriculating to CSI after graduating fifth in his class at Susan Wagner High School, Christopher set out to accomplish two goals during his career at CSI: To maintain a 4.0 GPA and to become the Sports Director at WSIA so he could broadcast all of CSI’s basketball and baseball games, and host a weekly sports talk show.