Archive for November, 2013

Craft Prof. David Lewis’s Biopic Wins Documentary Award

November 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step, Craft Prof. David Lewis’s documentary on renowned jazz critic and free speech advocate Nat Hentoff, has won the Grand Jury Prize in the DOC NYC Metropolis Competition.
In addition, the companion book by the sam…

Lehman College to Present Annual Winter Concert Dec. 1

November 22, 2013 | Lehman College

BRONX, N.Y.— The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual free Winter Concert on Sunday, December 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman Concert Hall. Complimentary tickets will be available at the Box Office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance. The program will feature Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica  K.321 […]

Medgar Evers College Honors President John F. Kennedy

November 22, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

Today, Medgar Evers College remembers the life and legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America. Fifty years ago, on this day in November, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Dozens Attend Medgar Evers’s Fall Open House

November 22, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, November 20, the 2013 Medgar Evers College fall Open House welcomed dozens interested in choosing the institution for their higher education needs. Participants included both high school students and adults hoping to go back to school to earn a degree.

Best of the Bronx: Lehman College/NYC Partnership Inspires Student Filmmakers and Shares Bronx Culture Citywide

November 22, 2013 | Lehman College

A series of video vignettes promoting the “Best of the Bronx” – produced by Lehman College students and supported by Lehman faculty and industry professionals – is now appearing across New York City. While the Bronx is well known for landmarks such as Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo, each of the one-minute spots focuses on other Bronx icons, sharing the borough’s rich history and vibrant culture with a citywide audience. Revolving around the themes of cultural significance as well as dining and entertainment, the series of ten videos profiles locations such as the historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Wave Hill, and City Island.

Guttman President Teaches EoW Class

November 21, 2013 | Guttman Community College

President Evenbeck talks to Ethnography of Work students about career options.
Guttman President Scott E. Evenbeck taught a section of Ethnography of Work I class on November 18. First-year students were given the opportunity to ask the President quest…


November 21, 2013 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC) and Teatro SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.) bilingual Latin theater continues the family series at Hostos with La Muela del Rey Farfán “The Toothache of King Farfán” on Saturday, December 14 at 3 PM in the Main Theater at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand […]

Certificate Program at CCNY Raising Ranks of NYC Bilingual Teachers

November 21, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York School of Education is helping to increase the number of qualified bilingual teachers working in New York City schools, by offering a program leading to state certification to teach in English and an additional language. The new program, funded by the New York City Department of Education, is in its second year and is training an additional 40 – 45 in-service teachers a year to teach in more than one language.

The Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding to Host Second Annual Innovation Exchange on Nov. 24

November 21, 2013 | Queens College

Celebrated ad man David Ogilvy could have been talking about Queens College when he observed that “diversity is the mother of invention.” The college—ranked second in the nation by Princeton Review for “lots of race/class interaction” among its extraordinarily diverse student body—will be showcasing creativity during its Second Annual Innovation Exchange.

Creating a More Flood-Resistant Jamaica Bay

November 21, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York is one of four colleges and universities awarded grants from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop design strategies to improve resiliency in coastal zones subject to flooding such as that caused by Hurricane Sandy. The CCNY project will focus on developing proposals for Jamaica Bay, a 31-square mile estuarine embayment located in Brooklyn and Queens.

Professor Alisse Waterston Explores Her Father’s Life in My Father’s Wars – An Intimate Ethnography

November 21, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

By following the arc of her father’s experiences in My Father’s Wars: Migration Memory and the Violence of a Century, Professor Waterston attempts to understand the powerful forces of war, genocide, compassion and survival. To read about anthropology Professor and president-elect of the American Anthropological Association Alisse Waterston’s new book, My Father’s Wars: Migration, Memory, and the […]

LaGuardia Community College Receives Grant to Train Veterans for High Demand Jobs

November 21, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 21, 2013–LaGuardia Community College has been awarded $99,300 by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and the Walmart Foundation to provide veterans with vocational training and career development services in the growing IT and telecommunications industry. LaGuardia was one of 11 colleges and organizations to receive the IVMF/Walmart Foundation […]

Professor Delores Jones-Brown Receives Prestigious Julius Debro Award

November 21, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Delores Jones-Brown of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has been named the recipient of the prestigious Julius Debro Award presented by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC). Jones-Brown will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon hosted by the DPCC on […]

Jay Golan Named GC’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Graduate Center Foundation

November 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Interim President Chase Robinson has announced that Jay Golan has joined the Graduate Center’s Office of Institutional Advancement, effective November 11, as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Graduate Center Foundation.

New York State Senators Gustavo Rivera and Liz Krueger Host Roundtable on the Impact of SNAP Cuts

November 20, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On Tuesday, November 19, New York State Senators Gustavo Rivera and Liz Krueger hosted a Roundtable at Guttman Community College. NYS Senators from the Democratic Conference including State Senator Brad Hoylman and advocates from a variety of organizations such as City Harvest and the Farm Bureau of New York also attended. The Roundtable examined the impact of […]

Author of Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman, to Receive 2014 Justice Trailblazer Award

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime & Justice will bestow the 2014 Justice Trailblazer Award on Piper Kerman, whose 2010 best-selling memoir was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, adapted by Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds. Orange is the New Black has been lauded by The […]

President Travis reveals: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at 2014 Convocation!

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Surprise Announcement Caps President’s State of the College Address Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court will be the featured speaker at a Convocation in September 2014 to launch the College’s 50th anniversary celebration, President Jeremy Travis revealed in his State of the College address on November 4. “I am thrilled beyond words,” […]

Professor Charles Nemeth Helps Build Bridges with Turkey

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor and Chairperson Charles Nemeth in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management delivered two lectures at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul Turkey this summer. The lectures are an integral step in establishing relationships with Turkey. Professor Nemeth’s first lecture featured John Jay’s Center for Private Security and Safety, the Newtown experience and John Jay’s response […]

Professor Nathan Lents is Interviewed on CCTV about Arafat’s Autopsy Results

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nathan Lents, Deputy Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Sciences, was interviewed on CCTV about the results of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s autopsy conducted by Swiss scientists which revealed evidence that Arafat may have been exposed to polonium – a radioactive element that can be lethal if ingested. To view the full […]

Professor Luis Barrios and John Jay Student Discuss Immigration and Deportation on NY1’s Pura Politica

November 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Luis Barrios of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, John Jay adjunct lecturer and doctoral student Shirley Leyro, and undergraduate student and “dreamer” Danyeli Rodriguez were interviewed about immigration reform by Juan Benitez on NY1 Notcias “Pura Politica.” They discussed the status of the DREAM ACT and potential reforms that the City and State […]