Archive for December, 2013

Alumnus Raul Pinto Fights Racial Profiling in North Carolina

December 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Raul Pinto ’10, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, was recently interviewed by CNN en Español about the findings of a report commissioned by the Department of Justice to analyze traffic stops by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. The report showed that racial profiling of Latino drivers is occurring. The […]

HOSTOS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DENTAL HYGIENE APPOINTED TO EDITORIAL BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL

December 18, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Dr. Elvir Dincer, an associate professor in the Dental Hygiene Division of the Allied Health Sciences Department at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Case Study of Dental Science (CSDD). This international journal of the Association of Medical and Dental Doctors (AMDD) publishes clinical studies, reviews and reports […]

Brown University awaits…

December 18, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Brown University awaits the College of Staten Island’s Kanika Khanna ’13, who has gained acceptance to the Taubman Center for Public Policy. “I’m very excited about going to Brown,” said the Brooklyn-born Political Science major, recently selected to participate in Harvard University’s Latino Leadership Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, and a guiding force behind mentoring Latino students at John Jay College.

Professor Uses Blogging as Teaching Tool for Aspiring Journalists

December 18, 2013 | City College

In November, students in Professor Linda Villarosa’s “Introduction to Journalism” class participated in an online press conference with the producers of “Overly Attached Andy,” a new YouTube television series. After the Q&A was over, each student filed their story and Professor Villarosa selected two of the best, by Aurea Gonzalez and Akbar Mirza, to post on “The Conversation,” the City College journalism program’s blog.

Film by Professor Tibaldi, Alumnus Accepted to Sundance, Rotterdam

December 18, 2013 | City College

“Godka Cirka – A Hole in the Sky,” a 10-minute short co-directed by City College of New York film and video professor Antonio Tibaldi and alumnus Alex Lora, ’12, MFA media arts production, is an official selection for both the Sundance Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam next month.

CUNY Law Impact: Tracy Welsh

December 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

A career as an AIDS advocate began nearly two decades ago for Tracy L. Welsh (’91) when she joined the legal team at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) as a staff attorney. “In the early years, a lot of my work focused on defending the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in family cases, housing […]

Faculty Member Claudia Zuluaga’s Novel Praised in New York Times Book Review

December 17, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

English Lecturer Claudia Zuluaga’s debut novel, Fort Starlight, that was hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “absorbingly, expertly written,” was recently reviewed in The New York Times Book Review on December 15, 2014. NYT Book Review writes, “Fort Starlight is a moving story of half-recovered dreams and reconfigurations of pseudo-families, but Zuluaga’s prose is strongest when […]

Students Study Sustainability Issues for City Seminar Final Project

December 17, 2013 | Guttman Community College

House I students gave their presentations on December 4.
During the end of the Fall I semester, first-year students in the City Seminar I course gave presentations as part of their final projects based on the theme of maintaining a sustainable New York…

Reading, Writing, and The Deep

December 17, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“The Black Man in Contemporary Society,” a course offered through BMCC’s Center for Ethnic Studies, was taught this semester by professor and author Zetta Elliott.
“Some of you are probably surprised to come in and see me at the front of the classroom,” she tells her students on the first day of class.

Professor Claudia Calirman Receives Prestigious 2013 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

December 17, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Claudia Calirman in the Department of Art & Music was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Creative Capital  |   Warhol Foundation  Arts Writers Grant to write her second book titled, A Study from the Margins: Female Practices in Brazil and Chile. Calirman’s application was selected by some of the world’s leading art critics, […]

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson Discusses the Legal Policing of Women’s Headscarves

December 17, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the legal policing of women’s headscarves on WOMEN=BOOKS, the blog of Women’s Review of Books. She writes, A preoccupation with a woman’s underlying rationale for wearing a headscarf accords with many legal doctrines, but it should alarm us as feminists. Whenever the law seeks to apportion rights to women based […]

President Clinton joined by School of Business Prof in China

December 17, 2013 | College of Staten Island

The Global Summit of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Leaders, held in Guangzhou, China last month, was attended by over 300 SME executives worldwide, along with global political leaders, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representatives, and scholars from academia. Professor J.

CUNY Law Impact: Ignacio Jaureguilorda

December 17, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Ignacio Jaureguilorda (’02) went right to work in the HIV/AIDS field in his first job out of law school. He secured a staff attorney position at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) in 2002.

Update on Subway Noise at PS 85

December 16, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.

Guttman’s Dean of Academic Affairs Publishes New Book and Research Articles

December 16, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Reuben Mikhael Castagno, Dean of Academic Affairs at Guttman Community College, has published The Psychology of Cinematic Popular Culture and Educators’ Reflective Practices (Bentham Science, 2014). This is an important and crucial work in the system…

Guttman’s Dean of Academic Affairs Publishes New Book and Research Articles

December 16, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Reuben Mikhael Castagno, Dean of Academic Affairs at Guttman Community College, has published The Psychology of Cinematic Popular Culture and Educators’ Reflective Practices (Bentham Science, 2014). This is an important and crucial work in the system…

Videos: Commencement 2013

December 16, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2013/12/Commencement-2013-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Videos: Commencement 2013" title="Videos: Commencement 2013" style="float:right;" />Hear what New York magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss and others had to say at the Dec. 12 graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2013.

[gallery, video] “Above and Beyond” honors two distinguished faculty members

December 16, 2013 | College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island faculty, staff, and students were joined by business and community leaders at the College’s “An Evening Above and Beyond with CSI” gala event last week at Above Rooftop at the Hilton Garden Inn, where CSI Interim President Dr.

CSI Launches Master’s of Social Work

December 16, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Staten Island is a burgeoning community of nearly half a million people and is part of one of the most important and opportunity-filled cities in the world. Staten Islanders tend to seek the majority of needed services within the borough and rely heavily on local schools, hospitals, and social service settings in the community.

CUNY Law Impact: Sina Choi

December 16, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

As a staff attorney at Housing Works, an organization that battles AIDS and homelessness, Sina Choi (’08) is on the frontlines assisting people living with HIV/AIDS.
“You’re working with people for whom it may be a challenge to stay…