Archive for July, 2013

Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ at Aaron Davis Hall July 11 – August 3

July 10, 2013 | City College

Actor Khalil Kain, best known for edgy character roles in film and portraying Darnell Wilkes on the television series Girlfriends, makes his stage directing debut with an Equity LORT/LOA production of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child,” July 11 to August 3 at Aaron Davis Hall on the City College campus. The production uses a multiracial cast to reinterpret the underlying symbols of Shepard’s Pulitzer prize-winning play about a dysfunctional midwestern farm family.

Samantha Frank Wins CSI’s Got Talent: Student with a Disability Urges People Not to Doubt Themselves

July 10, 2013 | College of Staten Island

When Sami Jo (Samantha) Frank heard that she was the Grand-Prize winner of CSI’s Got Talent, she couldn’t believe it was real.  “It was like an out-of-body experience. I felt amazing, but I was really in a state of shock,” said the College of Staten Island (CSI) senior.  When the news had settled, Samantha realized that she had an opportunity to share her experiences as a CSI student with a disability as she celebrated her amazing accomplishment. Samantha was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) at a young age and continues to struggle with learning, focus, organization, and anxiety.

Please join us in welcoming Korean Comfort Women who will travel from South Korea to QCC to share their stories with student interns and Holocaust Survivors

July 10, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

“I was running an errand when I was grabbed, thrown on a truck with other girls and taken to China. The Japanese soldiers beat us, starved us and kept us from warmth in the winter.” These were among the memories recently relayed via video from South Korea by the Korean Comfort Women survivors to QCC […]

Four Medgar Evers College Students Awarded Scholarships to Study Abroad in Summer and Fall 2013

July 10, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

Students will travel to France, Japan and Colombia Brooklyn, NY—Medgar Evers College announced that four students were recently awarded scholarships to study and conduct research overseas this summer and in the upcoming fall semester. Sophomore Fabienne Mondelus; seniors Chad Hannibal and Rhode- Elise Jacques, and freshman Kevon Martin were selected from among a group of 10 […]

Commencement 2013 Photos and Video

July 10, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

More than 130 CUNY School of Law students received their Juris Doctor degrees at the May 17 graduation ceremony. “We are immensely proud of our 2013 graduates. Their experience, intelligence, and passion will make them excellent advocates for their communities,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson.

Putting Women’s Places in Their Places That Matter

July 9, 2013 | City College

The list of recognized places of significance in New York City identified with women’s history and gender is brief. For example, the New York State women’s history trail includes only three locations in the Big Apple.

Now, students in a seminar on Gender and Architecture at City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture have identified 14 more. They range from a Harlem apartment building to a mural in Brooklyn to a 72 year-old bridal shop.

CCNY Students Make Films At Oklahoma Tribal College

July 9, 2013 | City College

The recent streak of killer tornadoes did not deter five City College of New York undergraduates from journeying to southwestern Oklahoma. Accompanied by Professor of Film Campbell Dalglish, MFA graduate Niav Conty, and consultant Robert Vetter, they traveled to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College (CATC) in Weatherford for a two-week intercultural exchange with Native American peers June 10 – 24.

John Jay Graduate Student is Accepted to Internship with Governor Cuomo’s Advisory Board on Cyber Security

July 9, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Joy Song, who is pursuing her master’s degree in Digital Forensics & CyberSecurity, was accepted to a summer internship with Governor Cuomo’s Advisory Board on Cyber Security. Song was recommended by the faculty in the Digital Forensics & CyberSecurity program for the recently established cyber-security advisory board.

Prof. Kassem on Al Jazeera on Conditions at Guantanamo Bay Prison

July 9, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ramzi Kassem was a guest on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story Americas discussing conditions at Guantanamo Bay prison. Prof. Kassem discussed the hunger strike by detainees as well as the alleged abuse of the detainees by prison guards.

Prof. Robson on Planned Parenthood Challenge to New Kansas Abortion Law

July 9, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

A new abortion law in Kansas which took effect on July 1 is being challenged by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri on the grounds that it violates the freedom of speech of abortion providers.

CSI Graduate Justin Giles Prepares for a Life of Law

July 9, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Justin Giles scored in the 99.7th percentile on his LSAT and is preparing to study Criminal Law at Fordham University this fall after graduating from the College of Staten Island last May. Giles, who graduated cum laude, is one of many great success stories coming from this year’s crop of CSI graduates, explained that his current success is due in no small part to his PreProBono Fellowship during the summer of 2012.

David Olan to Serve as Acting Associate Provost

July 8, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Interim Provost Louise Lennihan has announced the appointment of Professor David Olan as the Graduate Center’s acting associate provost and dean for the humanities and social sciences, effective July 1, 2013.

Physicist Daniel Greenberger Appointed CUNY Distinguished Professor

July 8, 2013 | City College

Dr. Daniel M. Greenberger, Mark W. Zemansky Professor of Physics at The City College of New York, has been appointed a CUNY Distinguished Professor. The CUNY Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its June 24 meeting.

CUNYAC and MCU Renew Sponsorship Agreement

July 8, 2013 | Sports

The City University of New York Athletic Conference is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Municipal Credit Union, the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. MCU has been a dedicated CUNYAC sponsor for the past four years.

Builder of the NEW New York: Lehman President Ricardo Fernández Awarded by the NY Immigration Coalition

July 5, 2013 | Lehman College

The New York Immigration Coalition has recognized President Ricardo Fernández for his work – and the ongoing work of Lehman College – in promoting the American Dream. With more than 200 member organizations, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) fosters immigrant community leadership and civic engagement, advocates for better laws and policies at the local, […]

InsideStory – Summer 2013

July 3, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Hot off the presses: Read the latest issue of our newsletter, InsideStory, featuring stats on the incoming Class of 2014 and photos from the J-School’s annual awards dinner.

Background Information on Visiting Professor Petraeus

July 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

The appointment of General David Petraeus was announced by the University on April 23rd, 2013, by a Board of Trustees resolution “ at a salary to be determined by the Chancellor.” Discussions

Workin’ On It

July 3, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Think personal training involves just showing people how to lift barbells and use equipment? Think again.
As BMCC’s newest instructors—professional personal trainers Billy Davis and Brian Semonian explain, personal training involves more—much more—than utilizing equipment. And if you’re interested in taking the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) exam, you better brush on your science knowledge…

Clips of the Week

July 2, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out our latest links – including Jeannie Choi’s WNYC piece about the last day on the job for the city’s longest-serving principal.

CUNYAC and Con Edison Reach Agreement on 38th Year

July 2, 2013 | Sports

The City University of New York Athletic Conference is proud to announce its continued partnership with Consolidated Edison of New York. Con Edison has been sponsoring the CUNY Basketball Tournament since 1976; well before CUNYAC had been officially fo…