Archive for June, 2013

CUNYAC Unveils New Free App For iPhone

June 24, 2013 | Sports

The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), in partnership with SIDEARM Sports, recently unveiled a new ‘app’ for all iPhone users that can be found and downloaded in the App Store. 

‘Ask Zak’ Finishes Year With Spring’s Questions

June 24, 2013 | Sports

At the conclusion of each season, the Commissioner of the CUNY Athletic Conference will answer the questions that YOU ask. Below are the responses from this past spring season. If you have any questions for our “Ask Zak” segment, please fill out this form (http://www.cunyathletics.com/sb_output.aspx?form=4) and Zak will respond at the end of the season.

Serving the Borough of Queens and Beyond: Yvette Caro Providing Help to People in Distress

June 21, 2013 | Queens College

America’s finest colleges and universities all have one thing in common: Besides providing an excellent education to their students, they are an invaluable resource to the families and businesses in their communities, offering many kinds of assistance and conducting research that benefits everyone. At Queens College, service is in our DNA; our motto since we […]

Clips of the Week

June 21, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out our latest links – including Meredith Rosenberg’s Village Voice video chronicling a new twist on yoga.

Serving the Borough of Queens and Beyond: Tarry Hum Finding Flushing’s Places in the Sun

June 21, 2013 | Queens College

America’s finest colleges and universities all have one thing in common: Besides providing an excellent education to their students, they are an invaluable resource to the families and businesses in their communities, offering many kinds of assistance and conducting research that benefits everyone.

Serving the Borough of Queens and Beyond: Gregory O’Mullan Protecting the Fluid Assets of New York

June 21, 2013 | Queens College

America’s finest colleges and universities all have one thing in common: Besides providing an excellent education to their students, they are an invaluable resource to the families and businesses in their communities, offering many kinds of assistance and conducting research that benefits everyone.

CUNY Teacher Education Programs Win Praise for Excellence, Diversity

June 21, 2013 | The University

The City University of New York’s teacher-education programs, which have had continuous, marked success in preparing the next generation of students for 21st century classrooms, are engaged in many initiatives to further enhance teacher preparation.

A Graduate of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College Praises the Program at an Event Hosted by Mayor Bloomberg

June 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—June 20, 2013—Rajib Gonzelez stood on stage with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his three young children and told the audience attending a celebration of the New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative how the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College, a program under the initiative, impacted upon his life. “I wouldn’t […]

$860,000 awarded for Dual IT Training

June 20, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Recently, BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development got some very good news—the department’s Sectorial Workforce Proposal requesting $860,000 in funding to provide computer repair and networking training was granted by the NYC Small Business Services.

Jerome Karle, Nobel Laureate, 94

June 20, 2013 | The University

Jerome Karle, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in chemistry with CCNY classmate Herbert Hauptman for creating X-ray crystallography, a tool now commonly used to understand new molecules like drugs, died June 6. He was 94.

Baruch College’s Newman Real Estate Institute Leads Discussion to Advance Energy Asset Management Leadership As Part of New York Energy Week

June 20, 2013 | Baruch College

NYC Energy and Sustainability Leaders to Discuss Integrated Retrofits, Energy Financing Solutions and Performance Assurance at June 25 Forum NEW YORK, NY-June 20, 2013 – The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College, CUNY, and Associated Renewable Inc., will co-host a panel discussion as part of New York Energy Week (June 24 -June […]

Adding Coal to the Fire

June 20, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Chaweon (CHA-wun) Koo, one of the five student winners of this year’s English Department Faculty Writing Awards, admits that when she was growing up, her genre of choice, science fiction, “wasn’t cool like it is now.”
She was reading “both Sweet Valley High, and science fiction for kids,” she says, and was interested in “technology and more comic book-related stuff—and that was kind of unusual for a girl, someone who doesn’t fit the sci-fi geek mold.”

A Celebration to Honor the College’s New Name

June 20, 2013 | Uncategorized

(New York, NY): On June 18 the College achieved another milestone in its short history by holding a reception to celebrate its new name. In honor of the $15 million endowment gift to the College from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, the CUNY Board of Trustees on April 29 passed a resolution to rename […]

Katie Redmon (’13) Awarded Borchard Foundation Fellowshiop

June 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Katie Redmon (’13) has been awarded a 2013 fellowship from the Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, whose mission is to help improve the quality of life for elderly people, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability or other barriers.

Students Speak with One Voice for Korean Comfort Women at the Spring 2013 Asian Internship Ceremony

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

In late May, ten students in the Asian Internship Program gathered at the offices of Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) to interview Korean Comfort Women in South Korea via video. Through an interpreter, Comfort Women Ok Sun Lee, Hee Nam Yoo and Ok Sun Park described the atrocities they suffered by soldiers in the Japanese […]

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center Interns Meet Dwindling Community of Survivors

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

From left: Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives; Jocelyn Chait of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan; Student Intern Lida Ramos Arce;  survivor Sam Widawsky, holding a drawing presented to him by his intern, Chaojun (Ross) Dong; and Marisa L. Berman, Assistant Director, (KHRCA) Approximately 10 students addressed a captivated audience […]

Congratulations to student Monica Leon for her winning design of the official QCC recycling poster!

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Congratulations to QCC student Monica Leon! Her work will be featured as the official QCC recycling poster. Alivia Medina’s poster is the runner-up. See all of the images here. The entire college community had the opportunity to vote for a poster from Professor Yisun Rho’s Advertising Design and Layout class. The eight posters were a popular exhibit at […]

2013 ASAP Graduates Celebrate Success

June 20, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough students in the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) cheered and clapped during their graduation recognition ceremony held in the Student Union Building on June 4. Bobbi Brauer, Director of ASAP, welcomed graduates, friends and family to the celebration, commenting that, “The experiences you’ve enjoyed, the knowledge you have acquired, the skills you have […]

Baruch College Wins 2013 CASE Educational Fundraising Award

June 19, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College was recently awarded the 2013 Educational Fundraising Award, an honor given by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country.

Queens College Alum Naheed Bahram Helps Afghans Adjust to the City

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

As an executive with Women for Afghan Women (WAW), Naheed Bahram ’11 helps an isolated immigrant population meet the challenges of life in New York, whether they need ESL training, social services, or instructions in navigating mass transit. An Afghan immigrant herself, she’s particularly well equipped to understand her clients’ problems.