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 […]
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 […]
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 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.
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.
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).
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.