Archive for July, 2013

The River Next Door

July 31, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Alumni Richard Toussaint grew up in Harlem and as a child, would walk down to the bank of the Harlem River to skip stones and chase crabs.
As the years passed, though, his favorite outdoor spot changed. A cement factory along the waterfront closed and became a dumping ground for junked cars. The homeless and others began using the area as a refuge, and it grew increasingly unsafe.
Even so, Toussaint was determined that his generation would not be the last to enjoy this unique urban waterfront.

New York Knicks Star Forward Carmelo Anthony to Direct Two-Day Basketball Camp at Queens College August 3 – 4; Spots are still available

July 30, 2013 | Queens College

Spots are still available this weekend, August 3 and 4, for a two-day basketball camp directed by New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.

City Tech’s Disaster Recovery Expert Illya Azaroff Helps Prepare New Yorkers for Hurricane Season

July 30, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

With hurricane season upon us,City Tech’s Illya Azaroff needs to empty his voicemail inbox at least once a day. His expertise in disaster recovery, resilience and rebuilding, and his activity in the post-Hurricane Sandy recovery campaign have made him increasingly popular with government officials, architects and engineers.

Mitch Daniels’s Gift to Academic Freedom

July 30, 2013 | The University

Most Americans would agree that academic freedom is a sacred right of the academy and crucial to the American experiment in democracy. But what is it really?

Candidates for New York City Mayor Spar at BCC Forum: Housing, Health and Economic Development Are Hot Topics

July 29, 2013 | Bronx Community College

July 29, 2013 — Politics and education crossed paths July 24, 2013 on the campus of Bronx Community College as BCC hosted a lively mayoral candidates forum featuring ten New Yorkers vying to be the next occupant of Gracie Mansion. Opened with words of welcome from BCC President Carole M.   Berotte Joseph and moderated […]

Student Standout

July 29, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Last semester, BMCC student Lindsay Wengler was named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-State Academic Team. For the All-State application, she wrote an essay about an eating disorder support group she started in Manhattan while attending BMCC.
Currently living in San Francisco, Wengler is studying to be a dietician and took pre-requisite science courses during her time at BMCC, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA.

City College One of Top New York State Public Colleges and Universities

July 29, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York is one of the top ranked New York State public colleges and universities on Forbes magazine’s 2013 Top Colleges in the United States list. CCNY ranks 137 overall, climbing 232 spots from 2012 and placing it ahead of all other state-supported institutions. Only the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was ranked higher, at number seven. The next highest-ranked state institution, SUNY Binghamton, placed 139.

Guttman students celebrated the end of the Spring II semester at the White and Bright Party on July 18

July 25, 2013 | Uncategorized

The event’s “white” theme ushered in cool thoughts during an exceptionally warm week in New York.Photo by: Henesse Molina, Secretary of Student Government Association

BARUCH COLLEGE RANKED AMONG “AMERICA’S TOP COLLEGES” BY FORBES MAGAZINE

July 25, 2013 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY – July 25, 2013 – Baruch College was once again included in Forbes magazine’s just-released annual listing of “America’s Top Colleges 2013.” Baruch is ranked #280, up 71 spots from #351 last year. Baruch was also ranked #105 among the top colleges in the Northeast. Forbes partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Center […]

A Different Lens: QCC Students Open Viewers’ Eyes through Digital Storytelling

July 25, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough– renowned for its remarkable diversity of cultures—is a treasure trove of inspiring student stories that describe the determination to succeed, no matter how far away they travel or what their circumstances may be. These students—who hail from 140 countries around the world—are producing the narratives of their life’s journeys through digital media videos. Under […]

Living History: Korean Comfort Woman traveled from South Korea to QCC to meet face to face for the first time with student interns

July 25, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

On July 11, student interns in the Asian Social Justice Internship Program met face to face, for the first time, with a Korean Comfort Woman they had previously interviewed via Skype. The event took place at Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) before an audience of student interns, College administrators, Holocaust survivors, members of the […]

Michael Ponsiglione Tabbed As Brooklyn Interim Head Softball Coach

July 25, 2013 | Sports

Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn College Office of Recreation, Intramurals & Intercollegiate Athletics has named Michael Ponsiglione as the Interim Head Softball Coach.

Brooklyn College Librarian Honored with Prestigious Award

July 24, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College faculty member Jane Cramer has been recognized for her exceptional work as a librarian and information specialist. Cramer, an associate professor and government information specialist at Brooklyn College Library, received the New York Library Association Government Information Roundtable (NYLA/GIRT) Mildred Lowe prize for her continuing leadership and professionalism in her field, as well as the […]

Brooklyn College Co-sponsors National Labor Conference

July 24, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– With an aim toward drawing attention to the growing challenges of the worker in today’s world, Brooklyn College co-sponsored the Labor and Working-Class History Association Conference (LAWCHA). Held from June 6-8 at various venues in Manhattan, the theme this year was “Rights, Solidarity, and Justice: Working People Organizing and Present.” The LAWCHA’s panels, roundtables, and […]

Brooklyn College Helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients with New Speech Therapy Program

July 24, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Diana Rogovin Davidow Speech Language Hearing Center at Brooklyn College launched the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a certification program for improving the voice and speech of individuals with Parkinson disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) — made more widely-known to the public by actor Michael J. Fox, who revealed he had PD in 1998 — is a chronic […]

Victor Popovsky Comes to Kingsborough as Head Coach of the New Women’s Soccer Program

July 24, 2013 | Sports

Renowned coach to create new women’s soccer program at local community college

Medgar Evers College Announces New Continuing Education Geriatric Care Management Program

July 24, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

Program Prepares Social Workers and Registered Nurses to Become Geriatric Care Managers Brooklyn, NY – Medgar Evers College’s School of Professional & Community Development (SPCD) today announced a new Geriatric Care Management program to launch this fall as part of its Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program. The new program will prepare social workers, registered […]

CSI Graduate Amelia Sanchez Offers Valuable Advice During High School Graduation Keynote

July 24, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Amelia Sanchez gave the keynote address at Concord High School’s graduation ceremony this year.  What makes this an amazing story is that she graduated from the College of Staten Island only weeks earlier. Amelia worked as a student teacher at Concord, a public transfer high school for students who have struggled in traditional high schools, while earning her degree in Adolescence English Education at CSI.

Two City Tech Students Hailed As Promising Sound Designers with Scholarship to Attend Broadway Master Classes

July 23, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) Jacqueline Anscombe and Alexandria Bottiglieri were two of just six students worldwide honored with the 2013 John and Helen Meyer Scholarship to the Live Design Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC).

Macaulay Students Create Winning Solutions For UNICEF

July 23, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

NEW YORK, NY – July 22, 2013 – Last year, UNICEF launched Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed, a global movement to end preventable child deaths. Inspired by that effort and by the simple, low-tech solutions proposed, CUNY Vice Chancellor Gillian Small had a brainstorm. “Many of our students come from these countries; who better to understand […]