Archive for May, 2013

Meet Christina Terracino – 2013 Salutatorian

May 28, 2013 | College of Staten Island

On a basic level, Christina Terracino’s coming of age story can be related to that of Jane Eyre. Charlotte Brontë’s classic journey of maturation, self-discovery, and increasing confidence almost mirrors that of Ms. Terracino’s, who, being a young woman who has always resided in her hometown, feels great pride in the powerful and independent growth she has shown during her tenure with The Verrazano School Honors Program at CSI.

York College/CUNY Commencement Features Grads from Algeria to Zambia

May 24, 2013 | York College

For immediate release Friday, May 24, 2013 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd 718-262-3865 mcomrie@york.cuny.edu Jamaica, NY 11451 On Friday, May 22, 2013, York College will host its 43rd Commencement. At 1,046 strong, the Class of 2013 is the institution’s largest to date. Most are immigrants, spanning the globe from Albania to […]

Farah Diaz-Tello (’09) on Mississippi Case Against Woman for Stillbirth

May 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Farah Diaz-Tello (’09), a staff attorney with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, spoke to Mother Jones for an article about a Mississippi woman indicted for manslaughter after the stillborn birth of her baby.

May 31st Marks Bronx Community College’s 53rd Commencement; Broadway Playwright Quiara Alegria (In the Heights) to Deliver this Year’s Commencement Address *** Tales of Four Scholars Who Exemplify the Perseverance That Defines BCC Students

May 23, 2013 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York – On May 31st, the 1507 members of the Bronx Community College Class of 2013 will begin their day as students – and end it as graduates.  The 53rd Commencement Day ceremonies will take place on the BCC campus, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the Academic Procession onto Ohio Field. This year’s […]

U.S. Entrepreneurship Rates Reach Highest Level in More Than a Decade According to Researchers at Babson College and Baruch College

May 23, 2013 | Baruch College

U.S. entrepreneurship rates climbed to the highest level in more than a decade according to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued today by Babson College and Baruch College.

BMCC Instructor Wins Literacy Recognition Award

May 23, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Lester Lambert, one of seven citywide awardees of the Literacy Recognition Award, has taught at BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development since 2003, and worked in adult literacy for over 20 years.
Having grown up in Brooklyn, he started his college career at BMCC, then transferred to Brooklyn College, earning a bachelor’s degree in public communication, with a double minor in secondary education and English.
Throughout his undergraduate years at both colleges, he worked helping other students in the tutoring center at BMCC.

Prof. Kassem in HuffPost on Obama’s Address on Counterterrorism and Guantanamo

May 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In a piece for the Huffington Post, Professor Ramzi Kassem writes on “What Obama Should Not Say on Thursday” and the president’s upcoming address later today on United States counterterrorism policy, including his pledge to close the prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Queens College Graduate Nashwa El-Sayed Rebuilds Her Life After Being Abducted To Egypt as a Baby

May 23, 2013 | Queens College

Few graduates this year have as compelling a life story as Nashwa El-Sayed: Abducted as a toddler and taken to Egypt,where she endured 15 years of neglect, and physical and verbal abuse, she made a dramatic escape back to the United States at age 17 with the help of the State Department. This extraordinary young woman, who plans to pursue a career in Middle Eastern diplomacy and advocate for internationally abducted children, is available for interviews through May 27. On May 28, she will take the first steps towards one of her life goals when she returns to the Middle East as an Ibrahim Foundation scholar studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

BCC Faculty Awarded Two Out of Four “Arts And Letters Awards In Music” from The Academy of Arts And Letters

May 23, 2013 | Bronx Community College

May 22, 2013, Bronx, New York—Two Bronx Community College faculty, Professor Tom Cipullo and Substitute[M1]  Assistant Professor Steven Burke, have received the Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The awards were presented earlier this month in New York City. This prestigious honor society is comprised of 250 celebrated […]

Medgar Evers Alexis and York’s Hodge Take Home Top Honors

May 23, 2013 | Sports

The City University of New York Athletic Conference and the U.S. Army have announced the 2013 Men’s Outdoor Track and Field All-Stars.

Lehman’s Alli and CCNY’s Haynes Capture Top Awards

May 23, 2013 | Sports

The City University of New York Athletic Conference and the U.S. Army have announced the 2013 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-Stars.

Inaugural CUNYAC Golf Classic Set for September at Bethpage

May 23, 2013 | Sports

The City University of New York Athletic Conference is proud to announce that it will host its inaugural CUNYAC Golf Classic later this year. Proceeds from the event will be purposed for future Goodwill Tours, the Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awar…

Five Hunter Students Win Highly Selective Critical Language Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad

May 22, 2013 | Hunter College

Hunter students Michelle Balon, Hunter Gross, Umila Singh, Michael Oman-Reagan, and Jeanne Michaels have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State to study “critical needs” languages during the summer of 2013. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical […]

’07 Alum Finds Dog in Tornado Rubble in CBS Video that Goes Viral

May 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A touching video for CBS News shows 2007 CUNY J-School graduate Megan Kelty helping to coax an Oklahoma tornado victim’s dog from the remains of a home.

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER LEE QUINBY ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE

May 22, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (May 22, 2012). Dr. Lee Quinby, who has served as Macaulay Honors College’s Distinguished Lecturer for the past six years, has announced her plans to retire as of the end of the current semester.  An expert in apocalyptic and millennial belief in American society, her interdisciplinary approach often marries history, psychology and […]

CCNY Summer Programs Inspire City HS Students

May 22, 2013 | City College

Two summers ago, Philomina Kane, 16, and the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants, was one of seven participants in The City College of New York’s annual IUSL Photonics Training Program. The program offers high school students an opportunity for applied research in photonic science and technology. This fall, Ms. Kane enters Princeton University grateful to her CCNY experience for setting her on a path that she hopes will lead to a career in biomedical engineering.

Three Hunter Chinese Flagship Students Win Prestigious Boren Scholarships

May 22, 2013 | Hunter College

Hunter Chinese Flagship students Dillon O’Connor, Rossi Petrova, and Crystal Yeh have all won prestigious Boren Scholarships to support their Flagship Capstone year of study in China starting in fall 2013. Each student will receive up to $20,000. The Boren Scholarship is an extremely competitive grant from the National Security Education Program designed to encourage […]

FEI/Baruch Survey: CFO Economic Optimism Declines as Concerns over Eurozone Remain

May 22, 2013 | Baruch College

Chief Financial Officers remain in a holding pattern in the first few months of 2013, according to findings from the most recent survey of CFOs conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.

The Verrazano School Celebrates Its Fourth and Largest Graduating Class

May 22, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The Verrazano School Honors Program at CSI, home to the College’s co-valedictorians and salutatorian this Commencement year, celebrated its largest graduating class to date at the Verrazano Senior Convocation in the Center for the Arts on Friday, May 17. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery>There are 56 graduates in the Verrazano Class of 2013, the program’s fourth graduating class, representing 20 different majors.  The evening featured remarks by Professor Charles Liu, Director of The Verrazano School, as well as Provost Fred Naider and Associate Provost Deborah Vess.

Soldiers to Scholars: QCC Participates in White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Assisting returning troops with obtaining the credentials they need to successfully enter the workforce was the theme at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 29.  The Forum provided an opportunity for key stakeholders from around the country, to share ideas on how to streamline […]