Archive for July, 2013

The Next Homeland Security Director: Weighing in on the Choices

July 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In an online debate in The New York Times, CUNY Law’s Diala Shamas responds to an op-ed piece which looks at why President Obama should name New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the next Homeland Security Director.

Finding the Right Path

July 23, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“The assistant director position was open and I hadn’t seen anything from Alexa. I asked her to make an appointment with me, and told her, ‘You have everything it takes to have a very successful career in this field’. She’s extremely committed, bright, innovative … and has lots of ideas.”
Those encouraging words are from Karen J. Booth, Director of the Child and Family Center at Rockefeller University, and refer to BMCC alumna Alexa Pomales, whose progress building a career in early childhood education has been right on track—once she discovered it.

Veteran Studying at CCNY Featured in Time Magazine

July 22, 2013 | City College

Samuel Innocent, a senior at The City College of New York and U.S. Army veteran who was deployed in Afghanistan, is featured in the latest edition of Time magazine.

Egyptian Journalist Facing Prison at Home to Spend Academic Year at CUNY

July 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Yehia Ghanem, an Egyptian newspaper editor and television commentator who would be thrown in jail if he stepped foot in his native country, will become the CUNY J-School’s seventh international journalist in residence.

CUNYAC Hires Jason Yip And Makes Staff Changes

July 22, 2013 | Sports

CUNYAC has solidified its staffing for the coming year with the addition of Jason Yip as Championships & Intramurals Assistant, the promotion of Taylor Polchinski now the External Communications and Multimedia Manager, and the new role for conference veteran Maya Johnson as Special Events and Intramurals Manager.

The New York City Food Policy Center co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC

July 21, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

On July 17th, The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC along with 11 other leading New York city food organizations ( Brooklyn Food Coalition, City Harvest, Food Bank For New York City, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food Studies program at […]

Guardianship, Trusts, and the Disabled: One Judge Speaks Out

July 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

The Village Voice recently spotlighted a ruling by former CUNY School of Law dean and now-retired Judge Kristin Booth Glen that changed the way banks and trustees manage trust funds for people who are disabled.

Center Unveils Online Information Resource on Stop-and-Frisk Police Practices

July 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Combining cutting-edge research, provocative videos and thought-provoking articles and reports, the new Web site was launched recently by John Jay College’s Center on Race, Crime and Justice (CRCJ).

In Memoriam: Norma Rees

July 18, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Norma Rees, 83, a former dean of the Graduate Center, died on July 6, 2013. An expert on language acquisition and language disorders in children, she taught at Queens and Hunter Colleges and served as executive officer of the GC’s doctoral program in speech and hearing sciences from 1972 to 1974, after which she became the associate dean of graduate studies.

“Just the Facts”

July 17, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Liberal Arts major Diva Green wanted to enroll in a specific course at BMCC so badly, she recalls, “I stalked the class online for days until there was an opening, and I immediately registered.”
What was this course Green wanted so urgently to take? Professor Andrew Levy’s Journalism 303 English course Journalism: News Writing, a thorough, in-depth look at reporting in today’s fast-paced, media-savvy world.
Since journalism is not a direct major at BMCC, the course attracts those who have a nose for news.

Researchers Shed New Light on Supraglacial Lake Drainage

July 16, 2013 | City College

Supraglacial lakes – bodies of water that collect on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet – lubricate the bottom of the sheet when they drain, causing it to flow faster. Differences in how the lakes drain can impact glacial movement’s speed and direction, researchers from The City College of New York (CCNY), University of Cambridge and Los Alamos National Laboratory report in “Environmental Research Letters.”

Nanotechnology: BMCC Enters a New Frontier

July 15, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Today, over 1.3 million New Yorkers (almost one in eight) have diabetes. Many of them painfully stick their fingers twice a day for glucose testing, but thanks to developments in nanotechnology, they might one day trade that procedure for waiving a light over a tattoo.
Mentored by science professor Brahmadeo Dewprashad, Andrew Boodhan has completed an Honor’s project in which he immersed himself in the subject.
His paper, “The Use of Nanotechnology to Develop a Tattoo to Test Blood Sugar” placed in the top three out of 127 papers submitted in the category of physical sciences at the 2013 Beacon Conference held this past June at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Collaborative Class Project Connects Students with New York City’s Environment

July 15, 2013 | Uncategorized

One of the engaging projects in Instructor Derek Tesser’s Spring II Introduction to Chemistry course this summer asked students to explore New York City’s waterways to determine the chloride levels of the water samples they collected from the local river system. The objective of the study was to provide students with an understanding of the […]

Two Dolphins Named All-Americans by Inside Cheerleading

July 15, 2013 | Sports

The College of Staten Island Cheerleading squad is continuing to make headlines past their competitive season, and this time it is on a national level.  The squad celebrated its first ever All-American awards, bestowed to Ashley Isaacs and Giana Abbruzzese by Inside Cheerleading magazine.  Known to insiders as “iC,” the publication is designed to help athletes enjoy, train, perform, compete and live cheerleading to the maximum.  Each year, the magazine gives its top laurels after evaluating nominations from collegiate coaches.  Isaacs and Abbruzzese were two of 20 total All-Americans and were the only pair representing NCAA Division III institutions.

Inside Cheerleading magazine Names Two Dolphins All-Americans

July 15, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Cheerleading squad is continuing to make headlines past their competitive season, and this time it is on a national level.  The squad celebrated its first ever All-American awards, bestowed to Ashley Isaacs and Giana Abbrusseze by Inside Cheerleading magazine.

Announcing “Biala: Vision and Memory” at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum: Exploring Seven Decades of he Ar5ist’s Career in Paris and New York

July 11, 2013 | Queens College

“Biala: Vision and Memory,” a long overdue survey of the artist known as Biala (1903-2000), [sister of the painter Jack Tworkov], will be on view from September 12 through October 27, 2013, at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.

Clips of the Week

July 11, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of our latest links, including Aine Pennello’s dispatch from the Golan Heights.

“Mayah’s Lot” Teaches Environmental Justice to Young Readers

July 11, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book created by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, is the focus of a article. The article describes the comic as “simple and accessible, but also keenly illustrates some of the more nuanced problems the environmental justice world faces.”

State Abortion Laws Likely Headed for Legal Challenges

July 11, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

As more states pass increasingly stricter abortion laws, experts on reproductive-rights policy say to expect to see more challenges to those state limits.

Japanese Delegation Honors CCNY Founder Townsend Harris

July 10, 2013 | City College

Shimoda Mayor Shunsuke Kusuyama will lead a 13-member delegation from that city to The City College of New York July 17 to honor City College founder Townsend Harris.

The delegation, comprising civic officials, students and citizens of Shimoda, will be the 27th since 1986 to visit CCNY to pay homage to Harris, who founded what was known as The Free Academy in 1847 and later opened the first U.S. consulate in Japan.