Archive for September, 2013

Sophie Davis Physician Assistant Program Garners Dual Accolades

September 23, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York Sophie Davis Physician Assistant (PA) program at Harlem Hospital Center and David Lau, its didactic coordinator and a 1990 alumnus, are celebrating a double coup this fall.

A Son of Toledo Returns

September 23, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Born and raised in Toledo, Spain, Hilario Barrero emigrated to the U.S. 35 years ago and has taught in BMCC’s Modern Languages Department since 2001. But a day doesn’t go by that he doesn’t think—or dream—about the fabled city of his birth.
This past May, Barrero, an acclaimed poet, writer and translator, returned to Toledo to accept one of its highest honors: He was asked to serve as the pregonero or town crier of the Feast of Corpus Christi, a yearly procession observed since the thirteenth century and one of Toledo’s most important holidays.

Prof. Bratspies to Speak on Sustainable Communities

September 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rebecca Bratspies will be speaking about sustainable communities on a panel at the Environmental Law and Public Health Conference later this week.

Professor Jonathan Jacobs’s Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Addresses the Importance of a Challenging Education

September 23, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Jonathan Jacobs, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Ethics, has written an op-ed titled “As Education Declines, So Does Civic Culture” published in The Wall Street Journal.

John Jay Alumna Receives Prestigious NYC Fellowship in Mayor’s Office

September 23, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

As classes begin this semester and students are either returning to John Jay or attending for the first time, one of its distinguished alumnae is starting her own journey. Nayanny Bello, an international student from the Dominican Republic who graduated in May 2013 with a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Administration and Planning, will begin her New York City Fellowship in the Mayor’s Office this fall.

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) Selected as Center for American Progress Fellow

September 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Kelly Marie Fay Rodriguez (’12) was named one of 15 Leadership Institute Fellows for 2013-2014 by the Center for American Progress.

New Exhibit of Ancient Artifacts Developed in Collaboration between CSI/CUNY and Staten Island Museum

September 23, 2013 | College of Staten Island

A new exhibition of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas will open in 2014, thanks to an innovative collaboration between curatorial staff at the Staten Island Museum (SIM) and History Department faculty and students at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York (CSI-CUNY).

Raising Calculus to the Surface

September 20, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“At a fundamental level, everyone needs to understand rate of change,” says BMCC math professor Jason Samuels.
“You go to the gas pump, it’s dollars per gallon; rates are often constant but in more complicated contexts, they’re always changing. Also, in the real world, almost everything—from air masses to financial trends—changes and has some kind of irregularity; some sort of curvy trajectory. So how do we analyze all that?”

Professor Ruthann Robson Named a “Best Law Teacher” in the Nation

September 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

A new book names City University of New York School of Law Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson one of only 26 “best law teachers” in the United States.

Statement from Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly

September 20, 2013 | The University

During the first two weeks of the semester, demonstrators — from within and outside the University– have gathered near the Macaulay Honors College to protest the presence of Visiting Professor David Petraeus.

Renowned Biophysicist Dr. Kevin Gardner To Lead Structural Biology At CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

September 20, 2013 | The University

The City University of New York has appointed renowned biomedical researcher Kevin H. Gardner to head the structural biology initiative at the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center.

Vacuum Trash Collection Could Cut NYC Energy Use

September 20, 2013 | City College

The solution to noisy, diesel-burning garbage trucks hauling away waste in New York City may lie under the pavement and over the heads of city residents, two new studies suggest. The University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) at The City College of New York produced the reports.

City College Hosts First Family Day Saturday, October 5

September 20, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York hosts its first Family Day on Saturday, October 5, filled with fun activities across the campus for all ages. Family Day starts at 9 a.m. with registration and a light breakfast. Activities end at 7 p.m.

NYCity News Service Bloomberg Project Finalist For National Award

September 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Multimedia special report on Michael Bloomberg’s three terms as mayor of New York named a finalist in the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards.

Lehman Professor Christa Salamandra: Syrian Conflict Evolved into a Civil War with Revolutionary Elements

September 20, 2013 | Lehman College

Christa Salamandra is a Syrian media specialist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Baruch College Hosts Annual Financial Markets Conference: Market Integrity: Do Our Equity Markets Pass the Test?

September 20, 2013 | Baruch College

 NEW YORK, NY- September 20, 2013 – The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College is hosting its annual Financial Markets Conference on October 8. This year’s conference, “Market Integrity: Do Our Equity Markets Pass the Test?” features several panel discussions and key presentations. The integrity of our equity markets has received much attention due […]

Psychology Student Wins APA Award

September 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Karyna Pryiomka (Critical Social/Personality Psychology) has won this year’s Division 26 (Society for the  History of Psychology) prize for best student paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, which was in Honolulu in August. Students are invited to submit their papers for consideration, and they are adjudicated by a three-person committee. The […]

Baruch College Ranked Among Top 25 for Entrepreneurship by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

September 19, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College has been placed at #25 on the “Top 25 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” list released today by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Small, Fluffy Monkeys Caught Whispering

September 19, 2013 | The University

Humans aren’t the only whisperers in the world, according to a new study that reveals cotton-top tamarins whisper too.

Medgar Evers College President Rudolph F. Crew Hosts Breakfast for Central Brooklyn Elected Officials and Faith-Based Community

September 19, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

Central Brooklyn Elected Officials and Faith Based Community Commit to Medgar Evers College Success through Ongoing and New Partnerships Brooklyn, NY – More than 50 members of Brooklyn faith-based institutions and a delegation of Central Brooklyn elected representatives joined Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudolph F. Crew on Tuesday for a community breakfast at the […]