Archive for June, 2013

ACLU, NYCLU and CLEAR Project Challenge NYPD Muslim Surveillance

June 19, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project of Main Street Legal Services, Inc. at CUNY School of Law, are bringing a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers.

Queens College Professor Steve Pekar Part of Historic Webcast on Climate Change

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

With Governor Andrew Cuomo’s post-Sandy admonition—“Anyone who thinks there is not a dramatic change in weather patterns is denying reality”—still reverberating in the news, Steve Pekar (Earth & Environmental Sciences) joined more than 100 scientists, policy experts, environmentalists, explorers, heads of NGOs, filmmakers, and business and political leaders participating in Al Gore’s marathon webcast devoted to climate change, 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report.

In a Class of Her Own — Queens College Professor Susan Croll Featured on MTV’s “Best Class Ever”.

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

You don’t have to be a QC student to hear a lecture by Susan Croll (Psychology). Impressed by the rave reviews routinely given to her on ratemyprofessors.com—last spring she ranked sixth on the website—mtvU asked to film her in action for a new program, “Best Class Ever.”

Queens College Praised for “Lots of Race and Class Interaction” in The Best 377 Colleges

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

Once again, Queens College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review.

Queens College Campus Serves as Shelter to Hundreds Following Storm

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

On campus and off, QC has been helping the community to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Although classes were canceled from October 29 through November 1, the college snapped into action right after the storm: Members of Buildings & Grounds and Security—some of whom spent more on travel than they’d earn in that day’s pay—worked round the clock to restore power, clear away debris, and repair damage.

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Queens College

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

Voted into the Myanmar Parliament last spring, Aung San Suu Kyi is no ordinary lawmaker. A Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent 15 years under house arrest in Rangoon, unable to see her children or even visit her husband on his death bed, she personified the struggle for democracy in an isolated nation ruled by a military dictatorship

Baruch’s Buttar Earns ECAC Rookie of the Year Award

June 19, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 ECAC Division III Metro Baseball All-Stars were announced and four students from CUNYAC were honored.

CSI to Launch Advanced Certificate Program in Autism

June 19, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island will launch an Advanced Certificate Program in Autism in the Fall 2013 semester. This MA-level program, consisting of four three-credit courses, will focus on training professionals to work effectively with people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Announces President Kelly as Chair of its Board of Trustees

June 18, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has elected Graduate Center President William P. Kelly as its new chair of the board of trustees. Kelly has served as president of the Graduate Center since 2005. As of July 1, he will become interim chancellor of the City University of New York.

Interim Chancellor Designate Kelly Named Chair of Guggenheim Foundation

June 18, 2013 | The University

William P. Kelly, Interim Chancellor Designate, has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the foundation has announced.

Search Committee for A New Chancellor Established

June 18, 2013 | The University

The Search Committee for a new Chancellor of The City University of New York will soon be seeking nominations and applications for a successor to Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, who is retiring at the end of June following 14 years of exemplary service to the University.

CSI Wins Sixth Consecutive First-Place Honor at CSTEP Conference

June 18, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Melice Golding, a senior Psychology major at CSI, won first place for her poster at the 21st annual CSTEP conference at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. Golding’s poster, “Processing of an Unfamiliar Foreign Language in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)” was CSI’s second win in a row for psychology students—CSI swept the Psychology field this year—and the College’s sixth first-place finish in a row.

Baruch’s Steven Coniglio Member of USA Div. III National Volleyball Team in Brazil

June 17, 2013 | Sports

Coniglio joined the select team for matches during a 9-day period in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

[gallery] Phi Beta Delta Honor Society Holds Third Induction Ceremony

June 17, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island celebrated its third annual induction ceremony of students, faculty, staff, and alumni into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. In all, 43 scholars were inducted into the Eta Lambda Chapter at CSI—each with a different perspective of the world but tied together by their commitment to spreading their knowledge and experience across the globe, eliminating cultural and geographic borders.

The Voice of Change

June 14, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

f you think speech class is just a place to hone public speaking skills, think again.
It’s important to note “both the history of the study of public speaking and the importance of showing students they have a voice,” says Professor Brianne Waychoff of the Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts department.
“Public speaking within communication studies dates back to Ancient Greece and the study of rhetoric that became necessary with the establishment of democracy and more people having a ‘voice’,” she explains.

Marilyn Skony Stamm, CEO of Stamm International, Receives the LaGuardia Community College Innovative Leadership Award

June 13, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

      Long Island City, NY—June 13, 2013—Marilyn Skony Stamm, the CEO of Stamm International Corp., and a former LaGuardia Community College Foundation board director whose  fundraising efforts have helped raise over $700,000 for student scholarships, was honored at the Foundation’s Innovative Leadership Award reception.   “I cannot tell you how important Marilyn has […]

Faculty Member Identifies and Discusses Microaggressions in New Book, That’s So Gay

June 13, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor of Psychology and Deputy Director of the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Program at John Jay College, Kevin Nadal, has published a new book, That’s So Gay! Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community that investigates forms of subtle discrimination experienced by people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Creative Writing Class Inspires Student to Blog on Autism

June 13, 2013 | City College

Lisa Quinones’ Autism Wonderland chronicles saga of caring for special needs son while working full time and going to graduate school at CCNY.

Queens College Professor Emerita Marie Ponsot Wins Poetry Prize

June 13, 2013 | Queens College

FLUSHING, N.Y., June 13, 2013 — With six volumes of poetry to her credit, and numerous French-to-English translations, Queens College English Professor Emerita Marie Ponsot is not averse to hard work. This spring her efforts paid off handsomely. She is the recipient of the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which at $100,000 is one of the […]

Queens College Earns an A for Anti-Tobacco Efforts

June 13, 2013 | Queens College

By prohibiting all tobacco products from campus, Queens College, like its sister CUNY schools, has earned a top grade and congratulations from the American Cancer Society (ACS).