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 […]
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.
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.
Prof. Adam Glenn’s AdaptNY site combines social media curation and original content to create an online conversation about climate change in New York.
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.
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.
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., […]
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 […]
Celebrated poet Carl Phillips will read from his work at Queens College on Monday, November 4, at 6:30 pm
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.
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.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.”
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.