Archive for November, 2013

Tribute to Professor Marshall Berman November 22

November 20, 2013 | City College

The City College community will gather with the friends and family of Marshall Berman Friday, November 22, to pay tribute to Professor Berman, who passed away September 11. The tribute will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, and is free and open to the public.

LaGuardia Community College’s Women’s Basketball Team Volunteers to Feed the Homeless on Thanksgiving

November 20, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 20, 2013—The LaGuardia Community College’s women’s basketball team will trade in their basketballs for aprons and serving utensils when they volunteer to feed the homeless at a Manhattan shelter on Thanksgiving day. On the day when American families gather around the dining room table and give thanks, the 13 members of […]


November 20, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, has announced the appointment of John MacElwee as the new director of the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC). In this capacity he replaces Wallace I. Edgecombe, who retired last year after 39 […]


November 20, 2013 | Hostos Community College

From October 25 through 27 and in early November, members of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy participated in back-to-back National Collegiate Conferences in Washington, D.C. and Boston that addressed the agendas of the United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals. Members of the Academy represented the African nation of Senegal at the National Model United Nations […]

City Tech Student Teams Take Two Blue Ribbons, Earn Jury Felicitations at 2013 International Restaurant Show

November 20, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Student Teams Take Two Blue Ribbons, Earn Jury Felicitations at 2013 International Restaurant Show Congratulations to all City Tech Hospitality Management students, faculty and staff who helped plan or participated in the 2013 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, November 9-12, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The Confectionery Team’s Occasional Cake received […]


November 19, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been named to City Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer’s Transition Committee that will help build the foundation for a successful administration. President Matos Rodríguez joins a distinguished team of New York City’s best and brightest attorneys, economists, academics, executives, and other community leaders. The committee members were selected […]

John Jay Mourns the loss of Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

November 19, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dear Faculty Colleagues and John Jay Community, I am very sad to inform you that Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife, our colleague Jayne Mooney, three sons Jesse, Joseph and Fintan, and step daughter Anny. Please keep them […]

CCNY’s Retha Powers Edits Book of Black Quotations

November 19, 2013 | City College

Retha Powers, acting assistant director of City College’s publishing certificate program, has edited the first book to catalog more than 5,000 years of quotations attributed to black people. “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World,” published by Little, Brown and Co., goes on sale November 19.

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann on Albuquerque’s Upcoming Abortion Ballot Initiative

November 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the American Prospect today about Albuquerque’s upcoming abortion ballot initiative.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Supreme Court Decision in FISA Case

November 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

A Huffington Post article about the Supreme Court’s decision in the FISA case cites Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson: “Writing on her blog, City University of New York law professor Ruthann Robson said the court’s decision in th…

The Art of Giving

November 18, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On November 13, an all-day conference, Fundraising and Philanthropy, How They Impact Education and the City of New York, was held in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center at BMCC.
Presented by BMCC and President Antonio Pérez, in collaboration with NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and its Executive Director Naomi Levine, the conference was hosted by BMCC VP of Development Doris Holz.

Adventurous, Ambitious—and International

November 18, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“New York City is the ‘Number One’ destination in the U.S. for international students,” says Matthew Peipert, BMCC’s new Student Life International Student Specialist, in the Office of Student Affairs.
“A lot of them come from halfway across the world. They’re brave, to take that jump. They’re adventurous—and ambitious. For those who come from less advantaged countries, this is their shot. Often, they’re alone, and their families are pooling their entire savings to send them here.”

Countering the Cyber Threat − Public or Private Law Enforcement Duty?

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security, Ms. Jannette Napolitano, stated in a television interview in July of 2013 that we are very close to a significant cyber attack against the United States of America. Yet, during the same interview she also acknowledged how ill prepared the US is for such an attack. As countries around […]

LaGuardia Community College Recognizes the Queens Borough President for Helping to Fund its Admissions Office on November 18

November 18, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—November 18, 2013—LaGuardia Community College on   November 18 formally acknowledged Queens Borough President Helen Marshall for the instrumental role she played in allocating funding toward the renovation of the new Admissions office. During the ribbon cutting ceremony attended by students, faculty and administrators, Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College, […]

Professors Moller and Dreisinger Bring Therapy Through Theater to Female Inmates in Thailand

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two John Jay professors traveled to Thailand this past summer to lead a workshop at the tough yet progressive Ratchaburi Central Prison, where they used sociodrama to involve the incarcerated women in developing scenarios based on situations and conflicts they may encounter. “I was deeply moved by the insight, creative talent and appetite for learning […]

Professor Adam Berlin’s Award-Winning New Novel, Both Members of the Club, Explores Boxing, Friendship and the Nature of Conflict

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

English professor Adam Berlin’s new novel about boxing, Both Members of the Club, published by Texas Review Press and winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize, is hailed as “astonishingly personal and touching. Berlin displays and dramatizes the physical ordeal of training, of boxing, and offered it without romance, without ideal, but also without apology.” […]

El Diario La Prensa Profile on Rossana Rosado Features Quote from President Jeremy Travis

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

President Jeremy Travis is quoted in a profile about Rosanna Rosado’s career and recent departure as the longtime Publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa. Rosado is a Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation. To read the El Diario article, click here. The Publisher and CEO since 1999 of El Diario La Prensa, […]

Professor Lisandro Perez Hailed as Outstanding Latino by El Diario La Prensa

November 18, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Lisandro Perez, Chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 “Premio El” award, a recognition given annually by El Diario La Prensa to the most outstanding men in the Latino community. The award, now in its 10th year, was presented at a luncheon […]


November 18, 2013 | Hostos Community College

On Friday, November 15, farmers market operators Harvest Home and Greenmarket/GrowNYC began a partnership with Hostos Community College to offer a free customer service and employment training program through the college’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development division. The 11-week bridge to employment course is designed to prepare students with the skills needed to manage a […]

Journalist Errol Louis To Lead the Urban Reporting Program

November 18, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Errol Louis, one of the city’s preeminent journalists, has been named the next director of the Urban Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He will succeed Sarah Bartlett, founder of the urban subject concentration who will become dean of the CUNY J-School on Jan. 1, 2014. “Louis stole the show during this […]