Archive for December, 2013

Baruch College Hosts “Truth Be Told:” A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Finding Facts Moderated by Geneva Overholser

December 30, 2013 | Baruch College

 NEW YORK, NY – December 30, 2013 – In a media landscape full of false equivalency, have we lost sight of the existence and value of facts? How are facts identified and tested in medicine, business, law and journalism and what can we all learn about information quality? The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences […]

Statement by CUNY Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly on American Studies Association’s Boycott of Israeli Universities

December 27, 2013 | The University

The free exchange of ideas is at the heart of the academic enterprise. Any effort to impede that flow is antithetical to the values that universities hold most dear.

CCNY Inducts 51 Into Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

December 23, 2013 | City College

Cheyidatou Traore spoke three languages but little English when she arrived in the United States from her native Togo five years ago. On December 3, the Bronx resident was one of 51 inductees to The City College of New York chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE), a national honor society for students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria.

Guttman Student Selected to Participate in the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program

December 23, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Ms. Talia Arif, a Guttman second-year student, has been selected to participate in the Caucus CUNY Scholars Program, a local internship program for students who are interested in the service of the New York State Legislature. Talia will take part in th…

Norma Francullo (’95) on Switching Focus to Special Education

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Learning Ally spoke with alumna Norma Francullo (’95) about switching her legal practice focus to special education after her twin children were diagnosed with dyslexia. Francullo said, “I have a lot of experience working with other parents and…

Raquel Batista (’03) Named a Top Pro-Choice Hero of 2013

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

RH Reality Check named alumna Raquel Batista (’03) as one of its top pro-choice heroes of 2013. According to the post, it is recognizing “hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance repr…

Nitan Savur (’99) Awarded Thomas E. Dewey Medal

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Alumnus Nitan Savur (’99) was one of six winners of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal, an award presented annually to one “outstanding” assistant district attorney in each of the five boroughs, as well as the Office of the Special Narcotics P…

Clips of the Week

December 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of our latest links – including Camilo Gomez’s story about a horse-drawn carriage driver, which made Brian Lehrer’s TV show. Check out some holiday-season goodies from our reporters: •Camilo Gomez’s audio slideshow profile of a horse-drawn carriage driver was played on Brian Lehrer’s TV show. (The segment starts at about 14:15.) •Rosie […]

CUNY’s Creative Arts Team (CAT) Awarded $460k Grant From NY Community Trust- Brooke Astor Fund for NYC Education

December 20, 2013 | The University

The Creative Arts Team (CAT) of The City University of New York has been awarded an 18 month, $460,000 grant from The New York Community Trust – Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education to expand CAT’s successful Early Learning Program (ELP) in K-2 classes at four New York City public schools with high concentrations of disadvantaged students and English language learners.

C-SPAN3 to air Professor Greg Downs Lecture December 28

December 20, 2013 | City College

C-SPAN3 will carry a lecture by City College of New York Associate Professor of History Gregory Downs 8 p.m. Saturday, December 28, as part of its American History TV weekend programming. In New York City, C-SPAN3 is carried on Time Warner Cable channels 149, 1902 and 777 (high definition). The lecture will also be streamed live and added to C-SPAN’s archives December 30 for future online viewing.

CCNY Chemists Use Sugar-Based Gelators to Solidify Vegetable Oils

December 20, 2013 | City College

Researchers at The City College of New York have reported the successful transformation of vegetable oils to a semisolid form using low-calorie sugars as a structuring agent. The findings portend the development of alternatives to structured oil products produced using saturated/trans fatty acids, which have been linked to coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes.

GC Students Win Award in Science Education

December 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Doctoral candidates Stephen E. Harris (Biology) and Marissa Bellino (Urban Education) have won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Professor Gerald Markowitz Helps Secure Landmark Ruling Against Lead Paint Industry

December 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The efforts of Distinguished Professor Gerald Markowitz have helped lead to a landmark $1.1-billion judgment in which three major companies were ordered to pay to have lead paint removed from millions of older homes in a number of California cities. Professor Markowitz, along with his research and writing partner David Rosner, participated in a lawsuit […]

JetBlue Foundation Awards York College with Grant for CUNY Aviation Institute

December 20, 2013 | York College

With this grant from the JetBlue Foundation, York College will develop a curriculum to establish an FAA-approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification program, making it the first public education institution in New York to offer this type of program. More than 82% of the student population is from under-represented groups and 66% of the undergraduate student body is women.

Joy Rosenthal (’96) Book Review Featured in ACResolution

December 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Alumna Joy Rosenthal (’96) reviewed the book Dignity: The Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict in the fall 2013 issue of ACResolution, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Read the review

Boston Marathon Bombing Is the Top Criminal Justice News Story of 2013

December 20, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The terrorist bombing that rocked the Boston Marathon in April, killing three people and injuring 183 others, was the top criminal justice news story of 2013, according to the annual survey conducted by The Crime Report. The Crime Report, a daily online news service published by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John […]

City Tech Hosts Mayor-elect de Blasio’s Press Conference Announcing Appointment of Dean Fuleihan as NYC Budget Director

December 19, 2013 | New York City College of Technology

On Wednesday, December 18, City Tech hosted Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s press conference announcing the appointment of Dean Fuleihan as the next NYC Budget Director.

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis named The Crime Report’s Person of the Year

December 19, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ed Davis, who led the Boston Police Department during the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings and steered one of the biggest manhunts ever mounted on U.S. soil, has been selected by The Crime Report readers as our criminal justice “Person of the Year.” Readers overwhelming selected Davis, 57, for his skillful handling of the one […]

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

December 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health. Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with […]

Helping Healthcare Workers Build New Career Skills

December 18, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC will partner with the Wadhwani Foundation and 1199SEIU/United Healthcare Workers East in the launch of Race to a Job, an innovative job training initiative for healthcare workers in New York City.
Enrolled in the Medical Assistant Specialist program at BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, these workers will upgrade their skills and gain “stackable” credentials—competencies, skills and certifications they can accumulate over time to advance their careers.