Archive for September, 2013

Japan’s First Lady, Madam Akie Abe, Pays a Special Visit to LaGuardia Community College on September 25

September 26, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—September 25 , 2013–Madam Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made a special visit to LaGuardia Community College on September 25 to meet with students who are studying the country’s language and culture and who recently participated in a study abroad program proposed by her husband.  During her […]

Medgar Evers College Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Week with 5th Annual Latino Film Festival

September 26, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

BROOKLYN – Medgar Evers College is proud to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month. From the period of September 15 to October 15, Americans recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month will explore creative expressions of Latino identity through cultural displays, poetry, music, film, […]

Medgar Evers College Hosts Discussion on the Impact of the Trayvon Martin Case

September 26, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

BROOKLYN – Medgar Evers College’s Male Development Empowerment Center and the Freshman Year Program will host a discussion, today, Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 PM in Founders Auditorium at 1650 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. The discussion which will focus on the Trayvon Martin case and its impact on the African American community will also look […]

Baruch College Welcomes Bernard L. Schwartz For Discussion on Business, Advocacy and Philanthropy

September 26, 2013 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY – September 26, 2013 – The Corporate Ethics and Etiquette Society at Baruch College will host guest speaker and Baruch alumnus  Bernard L. Schwartz  ’48 for a presentation, “Why Do Ethics Matter? A Business Without Values is a Business at Risk” on October 1. The event is co-sponsored by Baruch’s Executives on […]

Medgar Evers College Awarded U.S. Department of Education Grant to Support STEM Programs

September 26, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

BROOKLYN – Great news for Medgar Evers College (MEC) as the United States Department of Education awards a grant totaling $750,000 to strengthen MEC’s science, technology, and mathematics programs.  The grant, covering a three year period (2013-2016), will support MEC’s goal of increasing the number of math and science graduates by raising passing rates in […]

Alums Fight for Rights of LGBT Bi-National Couples

September 26, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this past June, alum Amir Rasoulpour (’12) started a small law firm focused in large part on representing gay and lesbian bi-national couples seeking marriage visas.

Turner’s Turn of Events

September 25, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

For a brief period of time, BMCC student Turner Gray, a business administration major with two children—recently found herself in panic mode. She was facing eviction from an apartment she and her family resided in for many years.
“Plus,” she recalls of her situation last year, “it was finals week, and I had to stay with a relative until my kids, mother, and I could get back into our apartment.”

Writers, Performers Highlight Jewish Studies Lectures at CCNY

September 25, 2013 | City College

German journalist and author Hannes Stein, writer Jeffrey Yoskowitz and musicians Sruli & Lisa are among the speakers and performers in the third annual Michael & Irene Ross Lecture & Special Events Series at The City College of New York. The events are held 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 5/202, North Academic Center. The series starts October 3 and runs through November 21; no event is scheduled for November 7.

Baruch College Welcomes Gish Jen as Fall 2013 Harman Writer-In-Residence

September 25, 2013 | Baruch College

The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College welcomes Gish Jen as the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence for the 2013 fall semester. The author will speak about her most recent book, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self on Tuesday, October 29.

Baruch College Master’s of Financial Engineering Program Ranked #4 by Quant Network

September 25, 2013 | Baruch College

The Master’s of Financial Engineering Program at Baruch College was ranked #4 in the 2013 QuantNet Ranking of Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance M.S. Programs released on September 24.

Natasha Bannan (’11) Files Vieques Human Rights Petition in OAS

September 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (’11) on behalf of The National Lawyers Guild is co-lead counsel, with Annette Martinez of the the Caribbean Institute for Human Rights (ICADH) and Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, in filing a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the United States for severe human rights violations in the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

City Tech’s Gravesend Inn: A Haunted Hotel to Run October 24 through November 2

September 25, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

Prepare to be scared silly! New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) high-tech haunted hotel, “The Gravesend Inn,” returns again this year to Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, and is bigger and scarier than ever. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling thousands of children and adults alike since […]

DIÁLOGOS CONMIGO Y MIS OTROS (DIALOGUES WITH MYSELF AND MY OTHERS) A NEW BOOK BY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR ISAAC GOLDEMBERG

September 24, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Literal Publishing of Houston, Texas, and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language have released Diálogos conmigo y mis otros (Dialogues with myself and my others), a new collection of poems by the acclaimed award-winning Peruvian novelist and poet Isaac Goldemberg.

On the Road

September 24, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Driving back home to Los Angeles from the east coast three years ago, filmmaker and BMCC graduate Ester Brym and her producer, Tom Buty, decided to steer clear of interstates and take a less traveled route: old Route 66. Their off-the-grid odyssey yielded some surprising insights—and became the basis of an award-winning film.
Built in the 1920s as one of the country’s first highways, Route 66 in time became a cultural icon, made popular in novels, movies, songs, and a long-running TV series. Growing up in Prague, Czech Republic, Brym was always fascinated with Route 66. “To Europeans, this is what America was all about,” says.

NEW BUSINESS JOURNALISM CENTER COMING TO CUNY J-SCHOOL

September 24, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

As part of the fallout from a decade’s worth of changes in the media, many news organizations no longer have the resources to tackle long,…

PricewaterhouseCoopers Internship Bolsters Career Experience While Helping Others

September 24, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Zach Crespi, a CSI triple major in Accounting, Economics, and Finance, as well as a Macaulay Honors College student who is planning to graduate next year, just completed an internship that was fulfilling on a number of levels—strengthening his career experience, but also giving him the opportunity to make the world a better place.

@MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES ANNOUNCES FALL 2013 SEASON

September 23, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES ANNOUNCES FALL 2013 SEASON Compelling authors preview their new books and are joined in conversation by notable interviewers (New York, NY – September 23, 2013)—Jezebel founder Anna Holmes, acclaimed biographer Deborah Solomon, and recent Granta editor John Freeman are among the writers slated to read from their new books […]

Lehman Is #5 Northeast College for Graduates with Least Amount of Debt: U.S. News & World Report

September 23, 2013 | Uncategorized

Lehman College welcomed nearly 3,000 new students to campus for the fall 2013 semester. While the numbers are early, preliminary data show it is the College’s strongest incoming class in two decades. The Class of 2017 arrives with more community engagement and volunteer experience under their collective belt. They are honor roll students with strong […]

On View at Lehman Art Gallery: Faculty Exhibit and “Offerings of Light: Paintings and Studies by Theo Stavropoulos”

September 23, 2013 | Lehman College

The installation features a broad spectrum of work, ranging from paintings, ceramics, print-making generated by traditional and unconventional techniques, digital animation, sculpture produced by traditional and digital means, classic wet-darkroom photography, large-scale digital photography, and a multimedia site sculpture.

John Jay Doctoral Students Are Recipients of National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grants

September 23, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeff Kukucka and Amanda Nicholson, both students in the John Jay/CUNY PhD program in Psychology and Law, are the recipients of prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grants.