Archive for October, 2013

Prof. Matthew B. Johnson Op-Ed on Race, Sex and Wrongful Convictions Published in The Crime Report

October 22, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Crime Report published an op-ed by Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew B. Johnson titled “Race, Sex and Wrongful Convictions” about the disproportionate number of cases involving African-Americans wrongfully convicted of sexual assaults against whites.

Doctoral Student Megan Welsh Receives Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice

October 22, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Megan Welsh, who is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the John Jay/CUNY PhD Program in Criminal Justice, received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice. The $30,000 fellowship will fund the writing of her dissertation and the dissemination of her findings.

Public Health/NYC Study on HIV Care Receives $3.1M 5-Year Grant

October 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Denis Nash, executive officer of the Doctor of Public Health (DPH) Program at the Graduate Center of the CUNY School of Public Health (SPH), and Mary Irvine of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) were recently awarded $3.1 million over five years in a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a large-scale public health study titled “HIV care coordination: comparative effectiveness, outcome determinants and costs.”

Prisoner Reentry Institute Report Details Unsafe Conditions in NYC’s Three-Quarter Houses

October 22, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

Study Reveals Troubling Findings About Housing of Last Resort for Low-Income Single New Yorkers New York, October 17, 2013 – The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside, based on a study of tenants in a little-seen underground housing […]

Cultivating a Community

October 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Louise Hainline is not afraid to get her hands dirty. A professor in the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology as well as the director of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) programs, Hainline is also director of the Brooklyn College Garden, and has kept herself busy directing how best to use it. “As per […]

CSI Ranked Top Military-Friendly School in the Country

October 22, 2013 | College of Staten Island

G.I. Jobs magazine named the College of Staten Island a Top Military-Friendly School in the country based upon the college’s commitment to serving the needs of students with military experience and its wide array of services designed for student veterans. This is the fifth year in a row in which CSI was ranked in the top 20 percent of military-friendly colleges, universities, and trade schools in the nation.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Names New Director

October 21, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When asked how the arts can enrich the lives of both college students and people in the surrounding community, Jon Yanofksy, new director of the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) laughs. “Whole doctoral theses have been written on that subject.” Yanofsky, who joined BCBC as its new director in July, has under his belt […]

THE @ MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS DEBORAH SOLOMON AND HER NEW BOOK, AMERICAN MIRROR: THE LIFE AND ART OF NORMAN ROCKWELL

October 21, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

THE @ MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS THE LAUNCH EVENT FOR DEBORAH SOLOMON AND HER NEW BOOK, AMERICAN MIRROR:THE LIFE AND ART OF NORMAN ROCKWELL with Daphne Merkin Wednesday, November 13, 7 PM, at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street (NEW YORK, NY – October 21, 2013) The @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES is proud to welcome […]

Life Unfolding Through Art

October 21, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When BMCC’s Music and Art Department relocated from the first floor of BMCC’s main building to large, spacious studios in the all-new Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall, students were just as excited as their professors.
The college’s new art space made it easier for groups of students to work on large-scale projects such “Life Unfolding,” a commissioned piece of artwork built by some very talented BMCC students.

LaGuardia Community College is Hosting a Town Hall Meeting on China-Latin America Relations on October 28

October 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—October 21, 2013—LaGuardia Community College on October 28 is hosting a town hall meeting on China-Latin American and China-U.S. relations that will include a live webcast and Q&A with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Also featured will be Dr. Evan Ellis, an analyst of Latin American economic, political and security […]

City Tech to Break Ground on New Academic Complex

October 21, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the construction of a new academic complex at the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, October 25, 2013

Two Powell School Professors Honored for Journal Articles

October 21, 2013 | City College

Two Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership faculty members were recognized this summer for excellence in research, receiving awards for articles published in scholarly journals during 2012. Both reports provide new insight into the workings of organizations in unconventional settings.

MACAULAY AT HUNTER ALUMNA NOA KRAWCZYK WINS 2013 FULBRIGHT AWARD

October 21, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (October 15, 2013) – Tarrytown resident Noa Krawczyk, who graduated from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter last year, will pursue public health research in Brazil through a Fulbright Scholarship awarded last week. She is one of four Macaulay Honors College alumni awarded Fulbrights this year. In total, CUNY students won 10 […]

Baruch College’s Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management Presents:

October 21, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management invites you to its next seminar, Current Perspectives on Philanthropy: A Conversation with Darren Walker, President of The Ford Foundation, on Tuesday, November 19.

November 4 Black Solidarity Day Celebration

October 21, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

Hosted by the Department of African American Studies, the 2013 Black Solidarity Day celebration at New York City College of Technology on November 4, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, will feature a talk by award-winning author, journalist, professor and lecturer Farai Chideya, who will […]

[video] SBDC at CSI celebrates 20 years of service to the business community

October 21, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the College of Staten Island is well known for providing leadership during many periods of changing economies and unexpected disasters. Having worked directly with over 6,300 businesses and having created or saved over 4,300 jobs through its consistent service to business leaders for over two decades, the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrated their 20 years of service to the local business community.

Medgar Evers College to Host Inaugural Celebration of Italian Heritage

October 18, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Medgar Evers College (MEC) will host its inaugural “Celebration of Italian Heritage.”  In 1970, then Chancellor Robert Kibbee instituted an Italian American Faculty and Staff Advisory Council at each of the CUNY colleges.  The Council continues to advocate on concerns and issues affecting CUNY’s Italian American community. In keeping with […]

A Helping Hand for Student Parents

October 18, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Getting through two years of college and earning an associate’s degree is an impressive achievement for anyone. But for low-income students with small children to care for, simply making it to class and keeping up with assignments can be a major challenge.
Since 1984, BMCC’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) has given student parents the peace of mind “that comes from knowing their children are in a nurturing and enriched environment,” says the center’s executive director, Cecilia Scott-Croff. “Parents can attend classes and without having to worry about the care of their children.”

Health Department and CUNY School of Public Health Launch NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; Participants will receive $100 for in-home health examination

October 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

The New York City Health Department and the CUNY School of Public Health today announced that they are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From now until early next year, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households will be asked to answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will provide a picture of the city’s health almost 10 years after the first NYC HANES. Funded by the de Beaumont Foundation, the survey enables researchers to examine changes in New Yorkers’ health over two points in time and assess the impact of several health policies that have occurred since 2004.

FoodFEST13 CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON HEALTHY FOOD ECOSYSTEM

October 18, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FoodFEST13 CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON HEALTHY FOOD ECOSYSTEM Hands-on workshops, discussions, demos and tastings Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street in Manhattan Sunday, November 3 from 10am – 5:45pm New York, NY – (October 18, 2013) The William R. Kenan Scholars Program at Macaulay presents FoodFEST13, a day of hands-on workshops, discussions, […]