Archive for December, 2013


December 12, 2013 | Hostos Community College

For a young Dominican-American man born and raised in Washington Heights to be granted United Nations credentials on behalf of the African National Congress, and serve as an occasional over-glorified errand boy for Madiba, in the minds of most I was rather an unlikely prospect. But there I was, a Dominican man witnessing the historic negotiations, election […]

Art History, Digital Art Programs Team for Show at Williamsburg Gallery

December 12, 2013 | City College

‘Liminal States’ features works of six MFA candidates in CCNY’s new Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice program
When Professor Hajoe Moderegger, director of City College’s Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice program (DIAP), wanted to find someone to curate an exhibition of works by his students, he didn’t have to look far. He put out a query to graduate art history majors, and Maggie Downing jumped at the opportunity.

Register Now for Foodservice Management Professional Certification

December 12, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies (CCNY-CPS) announces that spring semester registration is now open for the National Restaurant Association Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) Certification Program. CCNY-CPS also offers Food Safety Manager and Alcohol Training Certification Programs.

The FMP certification program is designed to teach the highest level of professional competencies in the foodservice industry. The ServSafe® FMP program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. All courses are taught by National Restaurant Association certified instructors. Upon completion of the certification, job placement assistance can be obtained through NYC Business Solutions.

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December 12, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On December 5, 2013, the Hellenic American Bankers Association (HABA) in collaboration with the Office of Partnerships & Community Engagement (OPCE), hosted a networking event and panel discussion titled Show Me the Money: Film Production featuring…

U.S. Centers for Disease Control Awards Grant to Queens College and Make the Road New York to Help Immigrant Laborers

December 12, 2013 | Queens College

A $547,000 federal grant received in partnership by The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS) at Queens College/CUNY and the immigrant-focused organization Make the Road New York will fund research and training on worker safety in the aftermath of disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.

Pump “Down” the Volume: Professor Sandra Levey and NYC to Address Noise and Hearing Loss

December 12, 2013 | Lehman College

In an experiment, researchers examined the volume level of portable listening devices (PLD)—such as Smartphones or other MP3 players—used by individuals on a college campus and on a busy street corner in New York’s Union Square. A total of 196 individuals from a variety of ethnic backgrounds participated. The final analysis showed that young iPod users and African-Americans listening to rap or hip hop listened the loudest and were more likely to exceed recommended listening times.

Interim Chancellor’s Testimony to Assembly Higher Education Committee

December 12, 2013 | The University

We’re grateful to Governor Cuomo, the Assembly and Senate, and you, in particular, Chairperson Glick, for your leadership and your continued advocacy on behalf of CUNY’s students, faculty, and staff.

Fed Reserve VP visits School of Business

December 12, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Mr. Thomas C. Baxter Jr., Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, visited the College of Staten Island School of Business last month and shared his perspectives with approximately 400 students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a lecture titled “Leadership, Ethics and the Rule of Law.” His lecture focused on the complex financial and ethical challenges the Federal Reserve was confronted with during the financial crisis of 2008, and he addressed these issues through a close examination of the Maiden Lane III Portfolio, which the Federal Reserve utilized to evaluate and plan the bailout of American International Group (AIG) Corporation.

CUNY Law Impact: Jessica Reed

December 12, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Wander the hallways of Bronx Housing Court, and you might just catch Jessica Reed (’07) shouting out the name of a law firm, trying to locate a landlord’s opposing counsel before locking into battle, and advocating for her client.

Our Tradition of Scholarly Inquiry

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

In the fall 2013 issue of CUNY Matters, Nobel prize-winning chemist and CUNY alumnus Jerome Karle, who passed away in June, was celebrated for his contributions to his field and to the University. Karle’s legacy is extended by CUNY scholars, men and women who advance the fundamental mission of the University: preserving, transmitting, and generating new knowledge. That work is embedded in CUNY’s DNA, passed from mentor to student, each identifying critical questions, unpacking data and positing new approaches and answers.

Via Verde — a New Model for Affordable Housing

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

STEPPING OUT of the subway station at 149th Street and Third Avenue in the South Bronx, you hear the sounds of honking cars and noisy crowds pulsate through the hardscrabble streets like the borough’s heartbeat. But walking further, after passing a smoke-filled falafel truck, a pawnshop, and a weed-choked lot, you soon encounter a striking oasis of homes known as Via Verde, or the “Green Way.”

New Yorkers Get Their 10-Year Physical

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

SOME NEW YORKERS are being asked for information about their medical history to help researchers get a better understanding of urban health. Nearly 3,000 New Yorkers have been randomly selected to participate in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NYC HANES.

Turtles: CUNY’s Excellent Partners for a Habitat Restoration Study

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

THEY’RE ONLY TURTLES but they may be the key to helping CUNY researchers figure out how wildlife is affected by habitat restoration.

President Obama in Brooklyn: ‘What’s Going On at P-TECH Is Outstanding’

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

It was a special day for students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School. President Barack Obama had come to visit the Brooklyn institution he hailed as a national model of technology education.

Spotting the Elusive ‘Hofstadter Butterfly’

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

A TEAM OF SCIENTISTS who set out to study a new type of material inadvertently confirmed a nearly 40-year-old physics theory that predicts a pattern of energy.

Greener Living Through Chemistry

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, chemistry students are learning to synthesize biodiesel from vegetable oil found in their kitchen cupboards. Other innovative chemistry lessons include teaching student chemists to de-polymerize plastic bottles from recycling bins and how to extract the naturally occurring hydrocarbon, limonene, from an orange, instead of using a petroleum-based chemical.

Tracking Where a Terrorist Cloud Could Move

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

CUNY RESEARCHERS are doing their part to help the city create an antiterrorism plan to deal with the release of hazardous airborne material. Last summer, New York City College of Technology was the hub of a field study investigating how these contaminants may disperse in the city’s streets and subways.

Lights, Cameras, Action! — From a Master

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

JONATHAN WACKS, founding professor of Brooklyn College’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, discusses what unique qualities the new film school — scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 on a working production lot — will bring to both students and the industry.

Coming Soon! a Movie Lot, a Film School, a Graduate Program All in One

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

THE FIRST new film school of the 21st century is now “in development” at Brooklyn College.

Discovering What Birds And Babies Share In Learning to Vocalize

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

MOST ADVANCES in science these days tend to come out of laboratories with the very latest and most sophisticated equipment. And then there is the groundbreaking science emerging from Ofer Tchernichovski’s lab at Hunter College.