Archive for May, 2013

11th Annual NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate Program Student Research Seminar

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Over the past year, QCC’s science and mathematics students have been engaging in research activities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, Research Initiative for Minority Students (RIMS). They presented their research at the final seminar, held at QCC in the Medical Arts Building on May 10. Students conducted research in areas that […]

Record Number of Presenters Feature at the 9th Annual Honors Conference

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

More than 255 abstracts – an all-time record – were presented by more than 300 students at the 9th Annual Honors Conference, held May 3 at Queensborough Community College. Five other colleges took part: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Kingsborough Community College, New York City College of Technology, Nassau Community College and Queens College. Five additional institutions: Hofstra, St. John’s, Berkeley […]

Single Stop: Giving More Students the “Edge for Success”

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

The Single Stop program at Queensborough – which provides students and their families access to benefits through a grant from Single Stop USA – reports a 1,333 percent increase in cash and non-cash benefits over the past three years. “The remarkable success of the program is a testament both to our students’ determination to succeed academically and […]

Personal Privacy vs. Digital Lives: Business Student Wins David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest

May 22, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Ruby Singh, a Business Administration major, has received the David A. Garfinkel CUNY Community Colleges Essay Contest prize, a statewide writing contest sponsored by the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. Students from approximately fifty SUNY and CUNY community colleges participated in the contest, submitting essays based on Cyberspace and the Law: What are Our […]

Video News Magazine “Inside Lehman” Wins Hermes, Telly, and Communicator Awards

May 22, 2013 | Lehman College

The producers of the video news magazine “Inside Lehman XIII” have captured three new awards—the Hermes Award, a Telly Award, and the Communicator Award—for their most recent series of programs. The show features segments on Stem Cell Research and what medicine may be able to do in the future, Nurse Practitioners and how they provide […]

Perennial Issues, Classical Texts, and Enduring Questions: A Conversation with Professor Alan Levine and Professor Darren Staloff—May 22

May 21, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (May 21, 2013).  Professors Alan Levine and Darren Staloff will lead a discussion of the challenges, rewards and pitfalls of grappling with some of the great works of philosophy, literature, political speculation and social theory. How does one interpret a text?  What must one bring to its examination?  What is required […]

Dr. Suresh Canagarajah, Professor and Author on Applied Linguistics and English, to Speak at LaGuardia Community College on May 30

May 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Dr. Suresh Canagarajah, a professor of Applied Linguistics and English at Pennsylvania State University and an award-winning author, will be the featured speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s Literacy Brokers Program’s inaugural event on May 30. In his presentation/workshop, “Brokering Academic Publishing Conventions,” Dr. Canagarajah will discuss and demystify academic publishing conventions, show […]

Estudiante de City Tech Jessica Castillo se Proyecta como Preservadora Histórica; Ha Sido Elegida Salutatorian de la Clase 2013

May 21, 2013 | En Español

Cuando Jessica era una niña, jugaba con legos construyendo casas y pirámides pensando ser constructora. Jessica comenta “constantemente estaba pensando en construir cosas, intentaba usar todas las piezas posibles para hacer grandes estructuras.” Jessica fue elegida Salutatorian 2013 de New York City College of Technology (City Tech), siendo la segunda de su promoción.

City Tech’s 2013 Valedictorian Dany Salas Tiene Mejor Desempeño Cuando Esta Bajo Presión

May 21, 2013 | En Español

Cuando Dany Salas salió de la Republica Dominicana para asistir a la universidad en la ciudad de Nueva York, él permaneció en silencio por un par de meses en su nuevo país, algo que no es característico en él. Sintiéndose temeroso de hablar Inglés y no ser entendido dado su pesado acento.

John Jay’s Mehak Kapoor is Vice Chancellor’s CUNY Student Leader of the Year

May 21, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Senior Mehak Kapoor, an Economics major, has been selected as the second recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s CUNY Student Leader of the Year award. The Division of Student Affairs selected Kapoor for her extraordinary service to CUNY throughout her student career in addition to her outstanding academic achievement.

ROTC Returns to CUNY

May 21, 2013 | The University

After a four-decade absence, the Army Senior Reserve Officers Training Corps is returning to City College, which will serve as The City University of New York headquarters for the new University-wide ROTC program, offering rigorous academics and training for leadership in the armed services to students from all CUNY campuses.

Cybersecurity Education Chief Speaks at NOAA-CREST Day

May 21, 2013 | City College

In a world increasingly dependent upon interconnected computer systems, cybersecurity cannot be ignored. Dr. Ernest McDuffie directs the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a federal program with a portfolio that ranges from teaching people how to protect themselves on the Internet to preparing people for careers as cybersecurity professionals. Last month, he was keynote speaker for the 12th annual NOAA-CREST Day at The City College of New York.

Baruch College Announces 2013-2014 Eugene M. Lang Foundation Faculty Research Fellows

May 21, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College hosted a reception on May 17 to acknowledge the research and achievements of Baruch’s Eugene M. Lang Foundation Junior Faculty Research Fellows, past and present.

Meet the Author of The Stickup Kids—on Skype

May 21, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Randol Contreras, author of The Stickup Kids, Race, Drugs, Violence and the American Dream, recently visited a BMCC urban sociology class—via Skype, a software program that enables people to talk with each other through a live image on their computer screens.

Region XV Baseball All-Stars Announced

May 21, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 Region XV Baseball All-Region honorees include a few of the CUNY Athletic Conference’s best. CUNYAC/MCU Baseball Champion Queensborough Community College had eight honors to lead the conference. They were followed by CUNYAC Runner-up Bro…

Center for Urban Environmental Reform Releases Environmental Justice Comic Book for Classrooms

May 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

The Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at the City University of New York School of Law is helping to bring environmental justice to classrooms with the release of its comic book Mayah’s Lot.

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan To Deliver Commencement Address at Hostos Community College

May 20, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Monday, May 20, 2013 (Bronx, NY) – United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s 42nd commencement ceremony, to be held in New York City Center at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. The College will confer degrees on approximately 800 students. “I […]

Former Education Secretary William Bennett Analyzes 3,500 Colleges’ Return on Investment—and Queens College Ranks 37

May 20, 2013 | Queens College

FLUSHING, N.Y., May 20, 2013 – A diploma from Queens College pays off, literally. Former Secretary of Education William Bennett, co-author of Is College Worth It?, has evaluated 3,500 U.S. colleges and universities for their return on investment, or ROI. Citing PayScale surveys of jobholders who earned bachelor’s degrees, but nothing higher, Bennett finds that […]

Michael Sorkin Receives Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award

May 20, 2013 | City College

Michael Sorkin, distinguished professor of architecture and director of the graduate urban design program at The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture, has won a 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Professor Sorkin was selected in the Design Mind category, which recognizes “a visionary, such as an educator, author, critic, curator, or designer, who has had a profound impact on design theory, practice, or public awareness.”

Alumni Win International Reporting Fellowships — and More

May 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Five CUNY J-School graduates and one current student walk away with honors from various journalism organizations.