Archive for November, 2013

As Student Debt Nationwide Has Surpassed $1 Trillion, Nearly 80% at CUNY Graduate Debt Free

November 25, 2013 | The University

Nearly 80 percent of full-time college students are debt free when they graduate from The City University of New York, making CUNY a national leader in providing the golden combination in higher education value today: valued degrees, high-quality education, award-winning professors, affordable tuition, and the likelihood of debt-free graduation.

College Holds Successful Canned Food Drive

November 25, 2013 | Guttman Community College

L to R: Students Marc Codero and Adelfa Perlata; President Scott E. Evenbeck; Assistant Professor Nicole Saint-Louis
Guttman Community College held its second annual canned food drive October 21-November 22. Under the leadership of second-year students…

Prof. Julie Goldscheid Article on Constitutional and Social Problems of Violence Against “Women” Featured as Daily Read

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In recognition of this day, Professor Julie Goldscheid’s forthcoming article, “Gender Neutrality, the ‘Violence Against Women’ Frame, and Transformative R…

Brooklyn International: Through a Wider Lens

November 25, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Morgann Gicquel is laser focused in his 8:30 a.m.cinematography workshop class despite the fact that he was burning the midnight oil the night before, only grabbing dinner at 1:00 a.m. over an old episode ofThe Sopranos. He has been keeping late hours recently because he is putting together a set for a film he is […]

A Response to Growing Mental Health and Wellness Needs Among Today’s College Students

November 25, 2013 | The University

University Vice Chancellor Frank Sanchez reports that CUNY has taken specific steps to meet the national trend for expanded mental health and wellness service.
Clearly, these trends have important implications for campus administrators and counseling centers. Currently, CUNY has 19 counseling centers that provide services for approximately 270,000.

City Tech Professor Interviewed by Deutsche Welle on Financial Aspects of Commodity Trading

November 25, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Assistant Professor of Business Lucas Bernard was interviewed earlier this fall by Deutsche Welle, the German equivalent of BBC or National Public Radio, on the financial aspects of commodity trading. Although prompted, in part, by news that Goldman-Sachs was involved in “warehousing” aluminum to avoid pricing regulations, the interview focused on the financial aspects of commodity trading that are not obvious to the casual observer and that can go beyond the simple supply-demand models most frequently used to organize thinking about these phenomena.

Prof. Siegel says Marcos Aide Conviction Means the Heat is Never Off for Confederates of Corrupt Dictators

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Franklin Siegel, who litigated to recover assets Ferdinand Marcos stole from the Philippine people, observed that New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s trial team and won a notable victory with the conviction last week of Vilma Ba…

Prof. Siegel says Marcos Aide Conviction Means the Heat is Never Off for Confederates of Corrupt Dictators

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law, Uncategorized

Professor Franklin Siegel, who litigated to recover assets Ferdinand Marcos stole from the Philippine people, observed that New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s trial team and won a notable victory with the conviction last week of Vilma Ba…

Eli Federman (’10) on Limits of Religious Freedom

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Alumnus Eli Federman (’10) discusses the health issues related to Metzitzah b’pheh, an ancient Jewish religious practice of completing a circumcision, and how New York City has stepped in to take precautionary measures to ensure public heal…

Arastu Named to Public Advocate-elect Letitia James Transition Committee

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Clinical Law Professor Nermeen Arastu was selected to serve on Public Advocate-elect Letitia “Tish” James’ transition team. The transition team will examine how crucial policy areas will be addressed through the Public Advocate’s Office…

Al Jazeera Features Opinion Piece from Immigration Clinic Client

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law students from the Immigration and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) worked with one of their clients, Shaker Aamer, on an opinion piece published by Al Jazeera English. Aamer has been in U.S. custody since 2002 and was one of the very first pri…

LaGuardia Community College Students Organize Fundraiser to Help Survivors of the Typhoon That Hit the Philippines

November 25, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 25, 2013—LaGuardia Community College’s student clubs banded together to collect money for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the fragile islands of the Philippines. Students from the Philippine Union of LaGuardia Students Organization (PULSO), the People Power Movement chapter, the President’s Society, the Honors Student Advisory Committee and the ePortfolio […]

MOIA, OEM DEBUT “WE ARE NEW YORK: THE STORM” EPISODE;10th Episode Focuses on Preparing English-language Learners for New York City Emergencies

November 25, 2013 | The University

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama and New York City Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno today announced the debut of the 10th “We Are New York” episode, called “The Storm.” “We Are New York,” a project of the City University of New York, is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people learn and practice English.

Signs of life preserved in meteor glass

November 24, 2013 | The University

Complex organic material discovered inside meteor impact debris in Tasmania, is providing scientists with new clues about where to look, when searching for life on other planets.

Hybrid nano-materials that could replace human tissue or today’s pills

November 24, 2013 | The University

A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers. The research helps explain naturally occurring nano-material within cells and could one day lead to engineered bio-composites for drug delivery, artificial tissue, bio-sensing, or cancer diagnosis.

Model explains why liquid suspensions suddenly turn solid

November 24, 2013 | The University

A new model combining fluid dynamics with granular dynamics can provide important insights into discontinuous shear thickening – a curious effect that causes some fluid-like materials to suddenly behave like a solid. Developed by physicists in the US, the model agrees with key experimental observations and could help researchers develop new technologies based on shear thickening, such as flexible body armour.

Clips of the Week

November 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out our latest links – including Rosie Goldensohn’s DNAInfo story about how sprinklers deterred homeless people from sleeping outside the Strand Book Store. As Thanksgiving approaches, check out this bounty of links: •Rosie Goldensohn’s DNAInfo story about the Strand Book Store’s sprinkler system – which deterred homeless from sleeping outside the shop –  got […]

President Travis Named to Mayoral Transition

November 22, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis will be bringing his criminal justice experience and expertise to the incoming administration of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, as part of a 60-member transition committee announced on November 20. De Blasio said President Travis and the other members of Transition NYC will help him “assemble a team that’s devoted […]

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Arizona Attempt to Deny Medicaid to Clinics Providing Abortions

November 22, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Arizona’s attempt to get the Supreme Court to reinstate its denial of Medicaid funding for reproductive health services, like cancer and STD screenings and contraception, to an…

Guttman Students Discuss Business Plan Development with Norwegian Business Students

November 22, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Guttman and Gateway College students from Norway listen to the business plan presentations.
On Tuesday, November 19, Professor Naveen Seth organized a special business plan session for Guttman Business students and others interested in this area. A gro…