Archive for June, 2013

NY Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Honors John Jay Students

June 27, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The future of forensic financial analysis took center stage on June 14, when five John Jay College students were honored by the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (NYCFE) as the latest winners of an essay contest on the topic “Protecting Domestic and International Markets.”

CUNY Board Appoints Andrea Shapiro Davis as Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts Development

June 27, 2013 | The University

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Andrea Shapiro Davis to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts Development. The appointment of Ms. Davis is effective Nov. 15, 2013 at a salary to be determined by the Chancellor.

Four Prominent Scholars Join GC Central Faculty

June 27, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is delighted to announce the appointment of four prominent scholars who will join the central faculty in Fall 2013: theoretical physicist Vijay Balasubramanian, mathematician Jeremy Kahn, Latin-Americanist Fernando Degiovanni, and historian Megan Vaughan.

Hunter Students Win Gilman International Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad

June 26, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

Dania Darwish and David Kattan see the entire world as their classroom. Both are psychology majors with a deep interest in diverse cultures and a strong resolve to interact with and learn from people in foreign lands. This summer, as winners of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Dania and David are using the grants […]

Getting Back to Their Colombian Roots

June 26, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Thanks to the efforts of Professor Carmen Martínez-López, Deputy Chair of the BMCC business department, BMCC students are becoming regular visitors to the Colombian Consulate in midtown Manhattan.
“The General Consul, Dr. Elsa Cifuentes, invited me to work with her to start a pilot program, which in the future will be extended to other campuses at CUNY and to other universities in New York City,” said Martínez-López. “I saw this as an opportunity to serve my college and university community and to give back to society.”
That pilot program began with a meeting between Dr. Cifuentes and a group of BMCC students of Colombian descent, in Spring 2013.
“The Consul General explained the different cultural, educational, and artistic activities the Consulate could offer them,” says Martínez-López.

CUNY Trustees Approve the Appointment of Five New Distinguished Professors at Their June 24 Meeting

June 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

At its final meeting of the 2012–13 academic year on June 24, the board of trustees of the City University of New York approved the appointments of five new distinguished professors. Three are already members of the doctoral faculty: Joshua B. Freeman in history, Daniel M. Greenberger in physics, and Yunping Jiang. Two will be joining the Graduate Center as new members of the faculty in Fall 2013: Jeremy Kahn in mathematics and Megan Vaughan in history.

CCNY Students Help High Schoolers Learn Their Rights

June 26, 2013 | City College

Walking home from school in fall 2011, Depak P. Borhara was stopped by police near his Elmhurst, Queens home. The City College of New York undergraduate’s first experience with stop-and-frisk, the NYPD’s contentious practice of random street interrogations, left him fearful.

School of Liberal Arts & Education at Medgar Evers College Receives Education Department Reaccreditation through Spring 2019

June 26, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

Brooklyn, NY – Medgar Evers College President Dr. William L. Pollard recently announced that the College’s Education Department received full national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through Spring 2019. The NCATE accreditation system peer review process – a requirement in New York State – involves a comprehensive evaluation of […]

Danial Levent Promoted to Baruch Head Men’s Volleyball Coach

June 26, 2013 | Sports

Danial Levent has been promoted to Head Men’s Volleyball Coach for Baruch College. Levent previously served as Associate Head Coach during the past two seasons. The Bearcats finished the 2013 spring season as the #3-ranked team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (A.V.C.A.) Div. III National Poll.

Shirley Lin (’10) Honored by Adhikaar for Social Justice Work

June 26, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

On June 6th, Adhikaar, a nonprofit organization working with Nepali-speaking communities to promote human rights and social justice, honored alum Shirley Lin (’10) for her social justice work.

Queens College Celebrates Its 75th

June 25, 2013 | Queens College

“At 75, Queens College has reached a nice balance,” noted President James Muyskens at the Convocation on October 11, 2012, which celebrated 75 years of Queens College: “the college is old enough that our alums have helped to shape our city and our nation for generations, but we are still young enough that some of our first graduates still return to campus for commencement and homecoming.” Alumni—as well as faculty, staff, and students—were on hand, including two of the college’s most notable graduates: Olympic medalist Gail Marquis ’80, who served as emcee, and Dennis Liotta ’70, who was awarded an honorary doctorate for his work in developing affordable drugs to treat AIDs and other diseases.

The Companies He Keeps Alive

June 25, 2013 | Queens College

Founder and co-chairman of the Comvest Group, a private investment firm in Florida that has pumped over $2 billion into turning around and growing more than 95 distressed or underperforming companies, Michael S. Falk ’84 readily remembers when attending Queens College was a financial stretch. Yet by his mid-20s, he was teaming up with another QC grad to establish a boutique investment bank in Manhattan, well on his way to success.

Mentoring Demands Respect, Says Ben Lerner About His Work with Ocean Vuong

June 25, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– An author’s voice is as unique as his or her DNA, a thing that separates the exceptional writer from the rest. Cultivating that uniqueness is something that for Ocean Vuong ’12, and many talented young writers, was not a solitary endeavor. Vuong, who, shortly after graduating, received the 2012 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for Younger […]

Undergraduate Wins Borough-Wide Contest with Essay on Sexual Violence Awareness

June 25, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Kiran Sury ’14, a pre-med and journalism major in the BA-MD and Macaulay Honors programs at Brooklyn College, has won the Denim Day NYC 2013 Op-Ed Writing Contest, one of five winners selected to represent each borough. Writing on this year’s theme, Telling the Truth About Sexual Violence, Sury received a $500 prize at […]

NY Designs Community Member KeyMe Launches in New York City

June 25, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—June 25, 2013—KeyMe, a resident of NYDesigns, a small business incubator located on the campus of LaGuardia Community College, today launched in five 7-Eleven stores across Manhattan its first-of-their-kind, self-service kiosks that provide customers with 24-hour access to their home or office keys, safely and securely.  “The kiosks permit customers to make […]

U.S. News & World Report Spotlights CUNY Incubator

June 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

A recent U.S. News & World Report article spotlights CUNY School of Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.

Dr. Rudolph Crew Appointed as New President of Medgar Evers College

June 25, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

The City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees announced yesterday the appointment of nationally prominent educator Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, and current Oregon Chief Education Officer, as the new president of Medgar Evers College. CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein made the recommendation at a Board of Trustees meeting, announcing Dr. Crew’s selection as president after […]

Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business to Offer Joint Ph.D. Degree

June 25, 2013 | Baruch College

The Board of Trustees for the City University of New York approved the establishment of a joint Business Ph.D. degree program that will now include the Baruch College name, alongside CUNY’s Graduate Center. The approval was given during the Board meeting held on June 24, 2013.

CUNY Board Appoints Dr. Rudolph Crew President of Medgar Evers College

June 24, 2013 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed a nationally prominent educator, Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, Oregon’s chief education officer, former New York City schools chancellor and Miami-Dade school superintendent, as president of Medgar Evers College. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein recommended Dr. Crew after a national search.

City Tech Students Help Rockaway Non-Profit Create Visual Identity

June 24, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

A group of students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) recently presented the design work they created for the non-profit organization You Are Never Alone (YANA) at the MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2 in Rockaway Beach.