Archive for November, 2013

Domestic Violence Photo Banner Goes on Display December 2

November 27, 2013 | City College

On Monday, December 2, photos of more than 100 City College students who participated in the Project Speak Up Speak Out photo campaign will be displayed on a banner to be hung in the rotunda of the North Academic Center.

The hanging of the banner, which will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. that day, culminates a campaign begun during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October to increase awareness of domestic violence issues.

Rhythm of My Colors on Display at Center for Worker Education

November 27, 2013 | City College

Self-taught fine artist Chrissy Pena has explored the beauty of life against all odds in her powerful exhibit “The Rhythm of My Colors,” currently on display at the City College Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE). The 20-piece framed pastel art installation runs through December 6 and is free and open to the public.

CCNY Launches “Science & Society” Lecture Series, December 5

November 27, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York launches “Science and Society,” a yearlong lecture series, Thursday, December 5. Yale University historian Daniel Kevles will be the first speaker. His talk, “Genetics, Law and Human Rights,” will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 1/201, North Academic Center.

Brad Parker (’10) on Use of Drones in Operation Pillar of Defence

November 27, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Today, Al-Jazeera English published an opinion piece from alumnus Brad Parker (’10) that reflects, one year later, on the toll of Israel’s November 2012 military offensive on children in Gaza and the specific use of drone technology during the …

LaGuardia Community College Honors Student Takes Top Prize in National Science Poster Competition

November 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 27, 2013—Wai (Kat) Lam, a LaGuardia Community College honors student, took first prize in a national science poster presentation competition, beating out honor students from community colleges, four-year colleges and research institutions. “Kat’s success in the competition was quite an achievement because she was not only competing against honor students from […]

United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women Honors Mariska Hargitay, Nicole Kidman, and Quentin Walcott

November 27, 2013 | York College

The message at the first-ever awards ceremony of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women was simple: “they count on us; we count on you.” Organized by the Trust Fund, the ceremony put a spotlight on ground-breaking initiatives that address the crucial needs of survivors of gender-based violence around the world and recognized individuals who have dedicated their lives to the cause.

Brooklyn International: Discovering Untapped Potential

November 26, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College junior John Tan had the opportunity to employ his innate filmmaking skills during his recent expedition in Japan as a part of the study abroad program offered through the Office of International Education and Global Engagement. Despite this talent, he is not studying film at Brooklyn College. “I’m actually an exercise science major,” he says. Born and […]

College Celebrates CUNY Month with International Food Fest

November 26, 2013 | Guttman Community College

President Scott E. Evenbeck assisting students in serving.
The Trending News Update (TNU) club with support from college faculty and staff presented the GuttmanInternational Food Fest 2013. This potluck lunch celebrated the college’s wonderful divers…

J-School Teams With NBC News on #PovertyIs Project

November 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The #PovertyIs project asks people to use social media to briefly describe what poverty means to them – in words, pictures or video. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s NYCity News Service joined with NBC News to launch a crowdsourcing project on the meaning of poverty. The #PovertyIs project asks people to use social media […]

A Tea-lightful Business

November 26, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“There is a large warehouse-like building in Brooklyn called ‘Industry City’, which used to be a factory but has been completely renovated,” says Queens resident Soomee Suh. “Earlier in the year, my business partner Chantha Uy and I thought, ‘This is the perfect place to launch our business.'”

And they did.

Small Scholarships Make a Big Difference

November 26, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Applying for federal tuition aid is built into the registration experience at BMCC. In other words, it’s virtually impossible to skip that step of the process.

But what about smaller scholarships, ones that might be offered by a foundation or private organization, and aren’t usually based on a student’s income?

York Revives Radio Station with Donation from Alumnus Founder

November 26, 2013 | York College

    L-R: Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, president of York College; Anthony Andrews, center, York administrator; and Ray Warren, York College Class of ’76, who founded the station with like-minded classmates in 1974, cut the ribbon to a state-of-the art upgrade to the college’s radio station,, funded by a generous donation from Mr. Warren, […]

CUNY School of Professional Studies Ranks #1 on New York State List

November 26, 2013 | School of Professional Studies (AC Online), focusing specifically on distance learning options from public and private non-profit institutions with full accreditation, recently identified the colleges and universities in New York State with the most affordable online degree programs. “According to our research, the CUNY School of Professional Studies offers an exceptional collection of distance learning options at a […]

Professor Emeritus Peter De Forest and Adjunct Lecturer Peter Diaczuk Quoted in New York Times Article and PBS’s Frontline Video

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter De Forest, Professor Emeritus, and adjunct faculty member, Peter Diaczuk, both in the Department of Sciences are quoted in the New York Times article, “Two Gunshots on a Summer Night,” written by Walt Bogdanich and Glenn Silber. This piece was a collaboration between the NY Times and PBS’s Frontline. De Forest’s and Diaczuk’s quotes […]

Adjunct Professor Nicholas Petraco Featured in New York Times article on Authenticity of Pollock Painting

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Adjunct Professor Nicholas Petraco who teaches in the Department of Sciences was quoted in the New York Times front page story, “A Real Pollock? On This, Art and Science Collide,” written by Patricia Cohen. Petraco is a retired NYPD detective and forensics specialist who is applying his knowledge and experience of evidence collection and analysis […]

Jeffrey Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center, Speaks About “Knockout Game” With Several Media Outlets Including WNYC, The New York Times and CBS This Morning

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, was interviewed on the WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and by the Associated Press, about the growing phenomenon  of the “Knockout Game” – a street trend involving young people assaulting strangers by a knockout punch. Butts discusses the patterns behind this trend and […]

Professor Kobilinsky Ranked Among Nation’s Best in DNA Analysis by

November 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky, chair of the John Jay Department of Sciences, has been cited as one of the nation’s top 15 DNA analysis professors by the Web site Professor Kobilinsky, a forensic serologist who is familiar to viewers of TruTV and other crime-oriented programming, specializes in using the latest technologies to link bodily fluids […]

[video] Dr. Fritz interviewed by NY1’s Anthony Pascale

November 26, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Data Gathered After Sandy An Invaluable Tool, Researchers SayDr. William J. Fritz recently, Interim President of the College of Staten Island, recently stopped by the NY1 studios to discuss with Anthony Pascale the new data in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that is expected to help city officials prepare for the future.

CCNY Graduate Widline Cadet Named Hays-Brandeis Fellow

November 25, 2013 | City College

Widline Cadet in Haiti where the 2013 CCNY graduate is documenting the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake there as a Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellow.

The City That Never Sleeps… Or Wears a Helmet: Study Co-authored by Lehman College Professor

November 25, 2013 | Lehman College

A new article co-authored by a Lehman College professor finds that more than eighty-five percent of CitiBike riders in New York City do not wear a helmet as they navigate city streets. Professor Danna Ethan of the Health Sciences Department, and her four co-authors, observed 1,054 cyclists for forty-four hours at the twenty-two busiest CitiBike locations for an article just published in the new issue of The Journal of Community Health.