William Bialek, visiting presidential professor of physics and founder and director of the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS @ the Graduate Center), has been awarded the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
Long Island City, NY—December 5, 2013–For the tenth consecutive year, LaGuardia Community College walked away with the CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor’s Productivity Award for using green, sustainable and cost-efficient methods to remedy maintenance issues. This year, the College installed ultraviolet emitters in its aging air handling units and domestic hot water system in order to […]
Fifty years ago, on December 5, 1963, Herbert H. Lehman passed away unexpectedly as he was preparing to travel to Washington, D.C., to receive the new Presidential Medal of Freedom the next day. The 50th anniversary of Lehman’s death is an occasion to look back at the life and legacy of this great statesman and humanitarian for whom Lehman College is named.
Just a handful of weeks after being named the CUNYAC Player of the Year, College of Staten Island women’s soccer senior captain Demi-Jean Martorano captured yet another award, being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-East Regional Team.
Randy Petsche (’89) had 14 years of experience in landlord-tenant law and a number of years as a volunteer tenants’ organizer on the lower west side of Manhattan before joining Bronx AIDS Services (BAS).
“It’s not easy to get e…
Kary L. Moss (’87), the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, is one of the attorneys in a federal lawsuit filed November 29, 2013, challenging bishops’ directives to Catholic hospitals which hamper care of p…
William (Jock) Young, distinguished professor of criminal justice and sociology, died on November 16, 2013, after a long illness. A valued colleague and celebrated scholar, Professor Young taught classes at the GC up to his final weeks. A native Briton, Young was a criminal theorist of global influence; before joining the Graduate Center in 2004, […]
Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students
Long Island City, NY—December 4, 2013–LaGuardia Community College’s Supporting Adults through Vocational EMT Training (S.A.V.E. EMT Program) has won the Continuing Education Association of New York’s (CEANY) 2013 Exemplary Non‑Credit Program Development Award. CEANY bestows the annual awards in recognition of outstanding contributions made by continuing education professionals as well as exemplary programs, students and […]
During the oppressive July heat wave this past summer, Mark Hess (’12), a housing attorney for the HIV Law Project, helped his client comply with an agreement to deaden the sound of his allegedly heavy feet.
Hess, two interns, and the client…
Students using a Mediascape in the Information Commons to complete a project.
Learning communities, reflection, ePortfolios and collaboration are central to Guttman Community College’s educational model. By leveraging Guttman’s high tech environmen…
Thanks to a collaborative effort between BMCC and Silverstein Properties (SPI), the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in BMCC’s new Fiterman Hall is now presenting a special exhibit, Top of the World, which documents the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site after the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
The exhibit showcases the work of SPI Lead Photographer Joe Woolhead, as well as that of over a dozen other featured artists: Michael Bowles, Michael Calcagno, Kelsy Chauvinas, Fred Conrad, Carl Glassman, Ben Jarosch, Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros, Noel Jefferson, Erika Koop, Elinor Milchan, Spencer Platt, Vicky Roy, Tim Schenck, David Sunverg/ESTO and Nicole Tung.
Award-winning writer, book critic and former editor of Granta, John Freeman reads from his dazzling new book, How to Read a Novelist, a wide-ranging compilation of writers on writing, and is joined in conversation by renowned novelist Edmund White on Wednesday, December 4, 7 PM at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street Manhattan. (NEW […]
The City College of New York today announced the launch of a yearlong human rights forum that will bring together members of the City College and New York City communities to examine human rights issues through multiple lenses. The inaugural event will be a lecture by Dr. Eric D. Weitz, dean of humanities and the arts at City College, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, in the North Academic Center Ballroom on the City College campus.
Queensborough students presented some 35 posters out of a total of 127 –nearly 30%–at the 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), held at Yale University on October 26. Queensborough presented the highest number of undergraduate poster presentations of any other college or university and was the only community college to participate at the event. […]
Nettie Mayersohn, a former member of the New York State Assembly and steadfast champion of human rights, received the Kupferberg Freedom Award during a special event held in her honor at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) on November 8. Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the KHRCA, said that, “Nettie has—through her great compassion […]
Dr. William J. Fritz, Interim President of College of Staten Island, has not forgotten his roots. An internationally acclaimed geologist who has published more than 50 articles and guidebooks on sedimentation around modern and ancient explosive volcanoes—as well as on sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleobotany—was more than happy when Dr.
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — More than one year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the borough, industry leaders are still unsure of toll the storm took on Staten Island’s business community. In fact, it’s still unclear how many businesses were affected. And there’s an unknown number of merchants who have yet to recoup losses after the storm ripped across the borough on Oct.
When Mona Moayad (’11) joined Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), she had to hit the ground running, and she hasn’t stopped running ever since.
For the past year-and-a-half, Moayad has worked at GMHC in its general civil litigation practi…
Winter is officially here and that means the likelihood that you could catch the flu has increased. Annually, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to complications from the flu virus, but you don’t have to be one in that unfortunate number.