Archive for August, 2013

Mario A. Kelly Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

August 30, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Interim Provost Louise Lennihan has announced that Professor Mario Antonio Kelly has joined the staff of the Provost’s Office as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 1.

Baruch College Hosts “Trust in Business: How Can American Businesses Help Move the Economy Forward?”

August 30, 2013 | Baruch College

Presentation by Jonathan Spector, President and CEO of The Conference Board, Inc. NEW YORK, NY – August 30, 2013 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Corporate Communication International at Baruch College in cooperation with The Conference Board will host a presentation by Jonathan Spector, President and CEO of The Conference Board, Inc. […]

“Sex and International Tribunals”: Lehman Professor Writes Sex Back Into the Narrative of War

August 30, 2013 | Lehman College

Professor Chiseche Salome Mibenge documents an undeniable fact: sex is a weapon of war and a weapon that is used frequently against both women and men. “Sexual violence is a strategy of war,” she says. “The idea of making sex a war crime under international law, however, is a new idea.”

Digits and Data in Everyday Life: Lehman Hosts Innovative Summer Course on Quantitative Reasoning

August 29, 2013 | Lehman College

More than a dozen CUNY faculty members participated in an innovative summer course “Numeracy Infusion Course for Higher Education (NICHE)” to help them better understand how to effectively teach their students numerical skills to solve real-world problems.

UNIQUE FRESHMAN ORIENTATION PROGRAM INCORPORATES TECHNOLOGY AND FINE ART

August 29, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Macaulay Honors College Class of ’17 takes over the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 – 10:00pm. NEW YORK, NY  (August 29, 2013) – While the average college student learns how to navigate the campus, eat a lot of pizza and kiss their parents goodbye, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY has […]

Back to Civilian Life

August 29, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

After United States military personnel return home after serving overseas, their transition back to civilian life isn’t always smooth.

A new Veterans Service Center has opened on the main campus at 199 Chambers Street, and according to President Antonio Pérez, “this Center helps student veterans navigate the complexities of enrollment and registration, informing them of education-related veterans benefits and helping them deal with any issues they may face, whether those issues are academic, administrative, vocational, or psychological.”

CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College Makes Difference in Young Men’s Lives

August 29, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—August 29, 2013– Jesus Benitz knew he wanted to make a change in his life.  The 21-year old had dropped out of high school in his senior year when he became a father at 17 and for the past four years was working full-time as a cashier. “I didn’t want to keep […]

Baruch College Students Recognized As Colin Powell Fellows

August 29, 2013 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY-August 29, 2013 – Baruch College is proud to announce this year’s Colin Powell Fellowship recipients.  Each year the Colin Powell Fellowship provides two Baruch students a generous stipend to cover living and travel expenses while interning with the U.S. Department of State. Internships with the State Department are generally unpaid, so the […]

New Students Receive Warm Welcome and are Introduced to the Queensborough Academies

August 29, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Amid a festive atmosphere with a carnival theme, some 2,500 new students converged on the College campus quadrangle for Freshman First Orientation, held on August 26. They were greeted by Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College; Ellen Hartigan, Vice President for Student Affairs as well as members of the Student Government Association(SGA). Under large white tents, […]

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

August 29, 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. This retrospective serves as a captivating introduction to Biala’s life work and life. Well-known for charming interiors, still-lifes, and landscapes, her lyrical canvases are informed by the fascinating life she shared in Paris with the celebrated author Ford Madox Ford and for her friendships with members of the New York School. An informal walk-through of the exhibition will be held during the opening reception on September 12, from 5 – 7 pm.

JOHN JAY STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO LAW SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

August 29, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Students who participated in John Jay’s Pre Law Institute are being accepted at law schools across the country. From Georgetown Law School to Berkeley Law School in California, 25 John Jay’s Pre Law Institute (PLI) graduates have been accepted at 45 law schools.

Prof. Zeidman on Role of Criminal Courts in Wake of Stop and Frisk Ruling

August 29, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In an article for the New York Law Journal, Professor Steven Zeidman discusses the role of the New York City Criminal Court in the wake of the stop and frisk ruling in Floyd v. City of New York.

HERO HIGH SCHOOL: HEALTH, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS

August 29, 2013 | Hostos Community College

A leader in training tomorrow’s healthcare workers, Hostos Community College has partnered with The City University of New York, the New York City Department of Education, and Montefiore Medical Center to open a new school that will be a clear pathway for younger students into the healthcare and related fields. HERO High (Health, Education and Research Occupations), slated to open this fall, is an early college and career school that serves students in grades 9-14. A preparatory pipeline to careers in New York City’s large and vital healthcare sector, students can earn a Career and Technical Education (CTE)-endorsed Regents diploma, as well as an associate degree in nursing or community health through Hostos Community College.

From Veteran BCC Professor To First Time Author Art Department’s Amowitz Creates a Book Cover AND the Stuff Inside

August 28, 2013 | Bronx Community College

August 20, 2013 – This summer, Bronx Community College Art Department Deputy Chair and Digital Arts Curriculum Coordinator Lisa Amowitz has instantly become the envy of struggling writers everywhere with the official publication of her first book – Breaking Glass, a novel aimed at young adult readers who have devoured dark thrillers tinged with suggestions […]

FORMER NYS CHIEF JUDGE JUDITH KAYE OPENS FALL SEASON OF “CRIMINAL JUSTICE MATTERS”

August 28, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Former New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye, in a special appearance on John Jay College’s “Criminal Justice Matters” TV program, calls on the city’s next mayor and board of education chief to end the so-called “school to prison pipeline,” which has pushed many students with disciplinary issues on a path that lands them in the criminal justice system.

Baruch College’s Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity Hosts “The World of Wal-Mart”

August 28, 2013 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY – August 28, 2013 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business will host a discussion about the practices of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and other multinational companies on September 12. International Business Professor S. Prakash Sethi will present his recent research about the world’s largest […]

GC’s Office of Public Programs Announces Fall Lineup Exploring the Creative Economy

August 28, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

In 2013, the Graduate Center presents a yearlong public programming series, Cultural Capital: The Promise and Price of New York’s Creative Economy, produced by Graduate Center’s Office of Public Programs in collaboration with the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC).

Lehman College Ph.D. Student in Plant Sciences Receives Prestigious George R. Cooley Award

August 27, 2013 | Lehman College

Ricardo Kriebel won for Best Contributed Paper in Plant Systematics at the American Society of Plant Taxonomists’s annual meeting. His talk described his research on the tropical princess flower family.

Baruch College Ranks No. 3 in America’s “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges by Washington Monthly

August 27, 2013 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY-August 27, 2013 – Baruch College ranked No. 3 among the list of 349 U.S. colleges in Washington Monthly’s (WM)“Best Bang for the Buck.” Washington Monthly launched the new ranking this year based on the economic value students receive per dollar. The list features the colleges in America that “do the best job […]

Baruch College Students Host “Get Out the Vote” Rally September 3

August 27, 2013 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- August 27, 2013 – The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of Baruch College is encouraging college students and the community to vote during the upcoming election. USG is hosting a “Get Out the Vote” rally from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m., September 3, on the 25th street plaza (between Lexington and 3rd […]