Archive for August, 2013

James Gallery Presents “Observed Ratios”

August 16, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

What do the visual principles of modernism look like today in the hands of contemporary artists? Observed Ratios, on view at the Graduate Center’s James Gallery from August 14 to October 19, presents three contemporary New York artists, Shoshana Dentz, Caitlin Masley, and Seher Shah, whose practices are grounded in drawing but extend to diverse […]

ASHP/CML Wins NEH Grant for Summer Institute on Civil War Visual Culture

August 16, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to run its second Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on the “Visual Culture of the American Civil War.” The institute will take place at the Graduate Center […]

City College Hosts First AAF AdCamp in New York

August 15, 2013 | City College

Eleven high school students from New York City and Long Island will be returning to school this fall with a new perspective on the opportunities awaiting them in the world of advertising and marketing. They participated in the first American Advertising Federation (AAF) summer AdCamp held in New York City. The program, which offers an intensive one-week industry immersion for students from diverse backgrounds, was held July 22 – 26 at The City College of New York.

CCNY Chemists Devise New Way to Prepare Molecules for Drug Testing

August 15, 2013 | City College

Metal-catalyzed cross-couplings of carbon bonds could enable creation of libraries of drug candidates to accelerate drug discovery

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is Awarded a Grant From the Association of Performing Arts Presenters

August 15, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center of LaGuardia Community College was among 15 of the nation’s art organizations receiving an Association of Performing Arts Presenters grant to develop artistic projects that will expand awareness and understanding of Muslim societies.  LaGuardia was the only college in New York State and the only community college […]

Three LaGuardia Community College Students Receive the 2013 Education Fund Fellow Award

August 15, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

 Long Island City, NY—Three LaGuardia Community College students who despite personal hardships had the perseverance to continue their education after a long hiatus were the recipients of the 2013 Education Fund Fellow award of $10,000. Ellen Lee, a dietetic technician major; Rema Marks, a childhood education major; and Mayra Vega, a liberal arts and science […]

More CUNY Students Registered To Vote

August 15, 2013 | The University

Nearly 60 percent of CUNY students are registered to vote, exceeding the average voter registration rate for New York City college-age students by almost 10 percent.

NYC Department of Education Announces Three New Early College and Career Technical Education High Schools

August 15, 2013 | The University

New York City Department of Education Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott today announced the creation of three new Early College and Career Technical Education High Schools to open in September 2014. In collaboration with the City University of New York and a set of high-profile industry partners—Microsoft Corp. and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, SAP, and the American Association of Advertising Agencies—the schools will deliver a six-year, career-focused program that is aligned with the Common Core Standards. The new schools will be modeled on P-TECH, the successful 9-14 school created by the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York, New York City College of Technology and IBM in 2011. IBM, the City’s first industry partner, guarantees that graduates will be first in line for jobs. Chancellor Walcott made the announcement at Microsoft’s Manhattan offices with City University of New York Chancellor William P. Kelly, IBM’s Stanley Litow, and other industry partners.

From GED to MD

August 14, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“She went back to America; I went back to England”—that’s the start of an inspiring alumni story, one with cinematic potential.
Here’s the opening shot: A 16-year-old boy—he recently dropped out of high school—is working on a construction site outside London.

Guttman Begins Its ‘First’ Second Year Program

August 14, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College will welcome its second entering class of approximately 324 students on August 19 as part of the Summer Bridge Program. This required 12-day session is a hallmark of the College’s educational model. It provides first-year students a smooth transition between high school and college by ensuring they are prepared […]

NY Times Features Prof. Zeidman’s Letter on Stop and Frisk Ruling

August 14, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steven Zeidman’s Letter to the Editor about the recent federal ruling that the New York Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy is unconstitutional was published in the New York Times.

BCC Science Majors Monitor a Mock Gas Attack on the NYC Subways

August 13, 2013 | Bronx Community College

August 1st — For three weeks last month, New York City was the site of the largest study ever conducted of how deadly gases would move through an urban environment during a chemical weapons attack — and students from Bronx Community College were in the forefront of this landmark research. Twenty-five  BCC students participated in […]

Baruch College To Hold Conference on Multi-Language Proficiency

August 13, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciencesand The American Society of Geolinguistics invite you to a two-day conference titled, Multi-language Proficiency: Language, Polyglossia and Polyglottery starting on Friday, September 6, 2013.

Prof. Moore One of Three Lead Counsel in Historic Racial Profiling Ruling

August 13, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore, one of the three lead counsel in Floyd v. City of New York, together with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights, commented on a federal court judge’s 198 page ruling on August 12, finding that the New York City Police Department’s stop-question-and-frisk practices violate the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution.

Lehman’s Science Hall Is First CUNY Building to Achieve Top Green Building Rating

August 12, 2013 | Lehman College

Lehman College’s new Science Hall earned a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first CUNY building to be awarded the highest green building ranking. More than 18,000 projects have achieved LEED certification worldwide, yet fewer than 1,200 have achieved the highest designation of Platinum.

Why Does the American Middle Class Continue to Struggle Financially?

August 12, 2013 | Queens College

Queens College sociologist Joseph Nathan Cohen presented findings at yesterday’s annual meeting of the American Sociological Association that fault unprecedented household spending on health care, education, housing, and commuting costs, and a lack of government control, as being among the causes contributing to the financial decline of the middle class in the United States.

NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policies Ruled Unconstitutional

August 12, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

In a Constitutional Law Prof Blog post, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson summarizes the recent Federal Court ruling against the New York City Police Department’s Stop and Frisk program.

MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND SECRETARY JEWELL ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON NEW SCIENCE AND RESILIENCE INSTITUTE AS PART OF COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF 10,000 ACRES OF CITY, FEDERAL PARKS IN AND AROUND JAMAICA BAY

August 12, 2013 | The University

CUNY Will Lead Intensive Research Program at New Institute; New Jamaica Bay–Rockaway Parks Conservancy Established

Queensborough Community College Receives Major Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant

August 12, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College’s Nursing program has been awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant.  The three-year grant–totaling more than $700,000–will provide a pipeline of resources and motivation for at-risk middle and high school students so they may succeed in college. Regina Cardaci, Professor in the Nursing Department and Project Director […]

Dressing Constitutionally: New Book from Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson

August 12, 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 NPR’s All Things Considered.