Archive for October, 2013

Community Days Focus on Climate Change and Public Service

October 30, 2013 | Guttman Community College

The fall semester’s Community Days focused on climate change as a central theme. On October 22, six concurrent workshops provided students opportunities to participate in interactive sessions and to meet experts and advocates to learn about a broad range of topics, including transportation options, recycling and the science behind climate change. Tara DePorte, Founder and […]

William Fritz featured expert on Eyewitness News “Superstorm Sandy: What We Learned” Spreecast

October 30, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President and Professor of Geology at the College of Staten Island, The City University of New York and Member of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center, was the featured expert for the ABC Eyewitness News Special “Superstorm Sandy: What We Learned,” with ABC TV’s Bill Ritter and Diana Williams, and Newark Star-Ledger Columnist and reporter Mark Di Ionno.

Lehman College Remembers Elaine Rivera: Journalist and Educator

October 30, 2013 | Lehman College

Elaine Rivera, a member of the faculty in the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department, passed away last weekend. She was 54.

Rivera joined the faculty at Lehman College in 2009, bringing nearly thirty years of experience at top news organizations around the country, including Time magazine, the Washington Post, and WNYC Radio.

Superstorm Sandy Spawns Innovative News Experiment

October 29, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Prof. Adam Glenn’s AdaptNY site combines social media curation and original content to create an online conversation about climate change in New York.

James Gallery Exhibits Work of 20th-Century Chronicler of American Life Theresa Bernstein

October 29, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, an exhibition of paintings created by American artist Theresa Ferber Bernstein, opens November 12 and runs through January 18 at the Graduate Center’s James Gallery, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 12. A concurrent exhibit can be seen at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College.

Professor Tinajero Co-Edits Book on Technology & Culture in Mexico

October 29, 2013 | City College

City College of New York Professor of Spanish Araceli Tinajero is the co-editor with J. Brian Freeman of “Technology and Culture in Twentieth-Century Mexico.” The book, published by the University of Alabama Press, departs from popular scholarly themes associated with Mexico such as tradition and culture.

The 376-page volume includes 18 articles from prominent scholars at City College, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and eight other institutions across the United States and Mexico.

City Tech Dental Hygiene Lecturer Represents ADHA on National Bilingual Radio Media Tour

October 29, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

The American Dental Hygienists Association’s (ADHA) 2013 observance of National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) in October featured a national bilingual radio media tour that centered on the importance of proper dental hygiene. Representing ADHA on the October 2 radio media tour was ADHA President Denise Bowers, RDH, PhD, and Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, Ms. Ed., […]

City Tech Graduate Jay Gropen Wins First Prize in NFOS College Bowl

October 29, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

Jay Gropen, now a graduate of City Tech’s Vision Care Technology program, is shown here with Professor Kimberly Strickler (left) and National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) President Kristi Green (right). Gropen walked away with the $500 first prize in the NFOS College Bowl. The competition was held in September 2013 at the ABO-NCLE Conference […]

The New Salon at Queens College to Feature Acclaimed Poet Carl Phillips on November 4

October 29, 2013 | Queens College

Celebrated poet Carl Phillips will read from his work at Queens College on Monday, November 4, at 6:30 pm

The National Arts Club Hosts November 8 Launch of New Book by QC Profesor Anahí Viladrich, More Than Two to Tango

October 29, 2013 | Queens College

A book party to launch More Than Two to Tango, by Queens College sociologist Anahí Viladrich, will take place at The National Arts Club in Manhattan on Friday, November 8 at 8 pm.

Music to BMCC’s Ears

October 29, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s newly-formed faculty chamber ensemble offered a double treat at its first formal recital at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on October 16, with works from both the chamber and operatic repertoires.
Joined by mezzo-soprano Christine Free, soprano Eugenia Yau and baritone John Uehlein, the group performed instrumental works by Bohuslav Martinu and César Franck and selections from operas by Mozart and Johann Strauss.
The musicians, all members of the Music & Art Department faculty, included pianists Howard Meltzer and Jin-Ok Lee, flautist Maureen Keenan, and cellist Robert Reed.

That Championship Season

October 29, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Howard Prince, then associate dean for academic affairs at BMCC, was in his office when the call from Deland, Florida, came through. Library Science Professor Vicente Revilla was on the line.
“We won, Howie,” Revilla said. “We won the whole thing.”

RNA Researcher Joan Steitz to Present Cosloy – Blank Lecture, Nov. 14

October 28, 2013 | City College

Dr. Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, will present the 8th Annual Sharon Cosloy – Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Thursday, November 14, in Room 95, Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Ave., New York. Her talk is titled “Noncoding RNAs: with a Viral Twist.” A reception will follow in Room 250, Shepard Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212-650-8499 or

CCNY MFA Student Wins Princess Grace Film Award

October 28, 2013 | City College

Niav Conty, an MFA candidate at The City College of New York majoring in filmmaking, is one of 24 emerging artists in theater, dance and film nationwide named 2013 Princess Grace Award winners. She and the other winners will be honored at the 31st annual Princess Grace Awards Gala, Wednesday, October 30, at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, hosted by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA).

Interdisciplinary Studies Committee Promotes Inclusive Excellence

October 28, 2013 | City College

The Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the City College Center for Worker Education (CWE) has established a Divisional Committee on Inclusive Excellence (DCIE) to work in conjunction with the President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence. The Committee seeks to implement President Coico’s mission to “encourage inclusiveness in hiring: fairness in faculty retention, tenure, and promotion, and provision of equal opportunity for all faculty and staff to rise, on their own merits, to leadership positions.”

Baruch College Hosts Lecture on Equality and Justice

October 28, 2013 | Baruch College

With the recent headlines on stop and frisk, Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs welcomes Jeffrey Fagan, PhD, as the guest speaker of the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Thursday, November 21. Fagan will lead the discussion titled Indignities of Order Maintenance Policing.

Alumna Kim Dvorchak’s Work in Juvenile Defense Featured in Denver Post, NY Times

October 28, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

A video from the Denver Post features alumna Kim Dvorchak (’95), executive director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition. The Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (CJDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and justice for all children in Colorado. Dvorchak founded the CJDC in 2009. She previously worked as a staff […]

Flags for the Fallen

October 28, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Since September 11, 2001, over 6,700 service men and women have perished in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Beginning the morning of November 7, 2013 the College of Staten Island CUNY Veterans Support Services (VSS) will place 6,700 American flags, each bearing an individual’s name, on CSI’s Great Lawn in remembrance of the fallen.

CUNY Service Corps: Lehman College Students Earn an “A” for Service

October 28, 2013 | Lehman College

Nearly 100 Lehman College students are fanning out across New York City this year to lend a helping hand. They are part of the new CUNY Service Corps, which mobilizes CUNY students, faculty, and staff to work on projects that improve the civic, economic, and environmental sustainability of New York City. Lehman is one of seven City University of New York colleges taking part in the initiative, which is in its inaugural year.

We can’t prevent storms, but we can learn from them

October 27, 2013 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s devastating attack on our portion of the East Coast. The storm was a wake-up call to the entire New York metropolitan area — but especially to Staten Island, the Rockaways, Breezy Point and other low-lying coastal areas.