Archive for August, 2013

[video] CSI Celebrates Dolphin Cove Opening

August 26, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The aroma of homemade waffles greeted residents and their families during the opening and move-in celebration of The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island Dolphin Cove Student Housing today.  Under brilliant blue skies, Dr. William J. Fritz, interim president of CSI, and his wife Bonnie, prepared the homemade waffles from a longtime favorite recipe using a personal collection of waffle irons from the 1900s. “Bonnie and I are thrilled to welcome the newest members of the CSI family to campus,” commented Dr.

Statement by CUNY Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly on President Obama’s Higher Education Plan

August 22, 2013 | The University

We commend President Barack Obama on continuing to make higher education a national priority and for proposing actions that put students first.

Dressing Constitutionally: Prof. Robson Discusses Her New Book on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show

August 22, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses her new book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes, on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

Prof. Rossein on Discrimination Lawsuit Against Infosys

August 22, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rick Rossein commented on a discrimination lawsuit that has been filed against Infosys, a global software company.

Students Gain Valuable Insights into Career Opportunities from Company Visit to Estée Lauder

August 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The group of Brooklyn College undergraduates met this past June at a 50-story building just off Central Park at East 59th Street. They were ushered into an elevator and led to a spacious conference room on the 43rd floor at the headquarters of international cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. There they were greeted by Human Resources […]

York Professors Receive Rare Department of Energy Grant

August 22, 2013 | York College

For immediate release August 15, 2013 Contact: Marcia Moxam Comrie, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd 718-262-3865 mcomrie@york.cuny.edu Jamaica, NY 11451 York Professors Receive Rare Department of Energy Grant Two York College/CUNY professors have won a grant of $291,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), toward a joint project at Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois; the […]

Faculty News: Summer Roundup

August 21, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Here’s a roundup of CUNY J-School faculty work and awards in the Summer of 2013.

Queens College Ranks 2nd in U.S. for “Lots of Race and Class Interaction” in the 2024 Princeton Review The Best 378 Colleges

August 21, 2013 | Queens College

Queens College is recognized in the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges for taking diversity one step further-—it’s been ranked second in the nation for how frequently and easily our students from more than 150 countries interact with one another. Categorized annually as a “Stone Cold Sober” school, the college also saw a 10-point increase in its “Green” rating and was named to the guide’s Fire Safety Honor Roll.

Leadership Development Enhances Peer Mentor Experience at Guttman

August 21, 2013 | Guttman Community College

The Peer Mentor Program is a hallmark of the academic and student life experience at Guttman Community College. Peer Mentors are current students who have completed at least one year at Guttman or another CUNY community or senior college. The program held its first two week Mentor Leadership Development (MLD) program for new and returning […]

Distinguished Prof. Robson Discusses Her New Book, Dressing Constitutionally, on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

August 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses her new book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes, on National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show.

Tough Love Leads CCNY Senior from Lagos to White House

August 20, 2013 | City College

In 36 short months, Oluwadamisi “Kay” Atanda, age 20, went from student president in his final year at Redeemer’s International Secondary School in Lagos, Nigeria, to the White House – literally.

CCNY Teaching Graduates Flock to High-Need NYC Schools

August 20, 2013 | City College

New York City’s first-ever report on teacher preparation programs shows that The City College of New York School of Education is a leader in producing teachers who work in schools with the highest need. With 42 percent of graduates hired into schools with high concentrations of poverty, English language learners, children with disabilities, “our students are being hired where we want them to be,” said Dean of Education Mary Erina Driscoll.

CCNY Professor Serving as a NASA Mission Team Leader

August 20, 2013 | City College

Dr. Z. Johnny Luo, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and NOAA CREST Institute at The City College of New York, is one of 12 lead scientists on a NASA airborne mission to study how convective clouds help process and transport air pollutants, including those from wildfires. The mission, involving two aircraft that are crisscrossing the southwestern United States, began August 10. A NASA media day event for the mission will be held Wednesday, August 21 in Houston.

Lehman College Choruses Accepting New Members

August 20, 2013 | Lehman College

Community members may join either chorus. There is no course fee required to participate unless college credit is desired. Previous choral experience and note reading ability are recommended.

Distinguished Prof. Robson Discusses Her New Book, Dressing Constitutionally, on Irish Radio

August 19, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses her new book, Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes, on the Moncrieff program on Newstalk, Ireland’s independent national talk radio station.

Stop & Frisk Unconstitutional: Prof. Smith Futrell Analyzes the Ruling

August 19, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In a guest post for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Nicole Smith Futrell analyzes the recent decision finding the New York City Police Department’s stop and frisk policy unconstitutional.

Drive and Determination Fuels Triumphs for Outstanding QCC Graduate

August 19, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College alum, Oluwadamisi Atanda (Kay), Class of 2012, has been named a Josephine de Kármán Fellow for the 2013-14 Academic Year. The coveted national award recognizes exceptional scholastic achievement. Out of 434 applicants, only two of the eight awardees are undergraduates; a student from the University of Pennsylvania and Kay, a political science major with a minor in […]

Baruch College Partners with FEI to Launch Latest CFO Outlook Survey

August 16, 2013 | Baruch College

Top financial decision makers in the U.S. share an optimistic outlook towards the sustained economic recovery and opportunities for their businesses, according to findings from the most recent survey of Chief Financial Officers conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.

Baruch College Receives Recognition for Return on Investment to Graduates

August 16, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch Ranks in Top 10% and Delivers Highest Annual ROI, According to PayScale 2013 College Report   NEW YORK, N.Y., August 16, 2013-Baruch College has recently been recognized for its delivery on the return on investment to its graduates. According to PayScale’s annual “College Education ROI Rankings” report, Baruch College ranks in the top 10%-at […]

HOSTOS REPERTORY COMPANY RETURNS FROM THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

August 16, 2013 | Hostos Community College, Uncategorized

On August 13, eleven Hostos Community College students returned to the Bronx after having had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of appearing in a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.