Archive for 2014

Neurobiologist Erich Jarvis ’88 Leads New Scientific Studies of Historic Importance

December 19, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Erich Jarvis has co-authored a number of groundbreaking articles just published in a special new issue of Science, the world’s leading journal of original scientific research. The articles document the first stage of a hugely ambitious project that sequenced the genomes of nearly 50 species of birds, en route to Prof. Jarvis’ goal […]

CCNY Black Engineers Sweep Awards at NSBE Regionals

December 19, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers took first place in three categories in addition to scooping the best “Trailblazer Chapter Award” at the NSBE Region 1 conference in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Professor John Gutierrez Discusses Impact of Restored U.S.-Cuba Relations in Daily News Op-ed and Other Media Outlets

December 19, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor John Gutiérrez of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies discusses the announcement that the United States would normalize relations with Cuba in a New York Daily News op-ed. He was also interviewed for Univision and Fox 5 News. Click on items below to review each article and segment. New York Daily […]

[video] The Gift of Life

December 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Most donor recipients do not usually get the chance to meet the strangers who saved their lives on national television, but that is just what Joseph Yannantuono did on Good Morning America this semester, as he was introduced to Justin Jenkins, the man who donated his stem cells to save Yannantuono just 21 months earlier.

Kingsborough’s COPE Program Receives Donations of Toys and Coats from the Atlantis Cricket Club

December 18, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough’s College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE) program received a holiday donation of toys and coats for the families of students who participate in the program.  For the past six years Atlantis Cricket Club – NY has collected toys at its annual holiday party and donated them to the KCC COPE program. “I saw […]

Host of NPR’s “Latino USA,” Maria Hinojosa, to Receive 2015 Justice Trailblazer Award

December 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY – Maria Hinojosa, one of the country’s foremost broadcast journalists and media entrepreneurs,  will be honored as the 2015 “Justice Trailblazer” at a dinner on February 9, 2015, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, hosted by the John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice. Hinojosa […]

Winner of City Tech’s Speech Competition Argues Against Common Core Curriculum

December 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On December 11, the Humanities Department held its annual Public Speaking Competition, with 29 students participating. Professors Denise Scannell and Magdalena Igiel, event coordinators, organized 18 judges from across 12 departments for the first round of the competition, from which six students were selected to advance to the final round. The final round, held in […]

College Hosts Advisory & Research Council Meeting

December 18, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College held its Advisory & Research Council Meeting on December 11, welcoming 9 “critical friends” to the campus. Members of the Council, who are leading figures in U.S. education, rotated through two concurrent presentations on key aspects of the College. They reviewed relevant data and challenges in each area, with Q&As, small group […]

Health In South Africa: 20 Years After Apartheid

December 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

On December 10, Dr. David Sanders spoke at the CUNY Graduate Center about the progress and challenges in improving health and reducing inequalities in health in South Africa in the two decades since the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela. Sanders is the founding director of the University of Western Cape School of Public Health and an

Kingsborough Student Itrat Batool Joins United States Education Department Secretary Arne Duncan for Special Screening f I Learn America Documentary and Panel Discussion

December 17, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Itrat is among five immigrant students featured in “I Learn America” Kingsborough Community College student Itrat Batool, (pictured above and farthest right), traveled to Washington, DC on Monday to join 400 students and other guests for a special screening of I Learn America, a documentary in which she was featured. Itrat was among a special group […]

CCNY’S “Presidential Conversations” Series Continues in 2015

December 17, 2014 | City College

The “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series at The City College of New York continues in 2015. Dr. Ana Carnaval, assistant professor of biology at CCNY whose research has helped developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism,” is the third speaker in the series, Thursday, February 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Shepard 250. Her topic will be “Integrating Biology and Environmental Sciences to Understand Biodiversity Patterns in the Tropics.”

Former LGCC Student Steven Prescod Wows Royals With Spoken-Word Performance

December 17, 2014 | The University

Steven Prescod, a former LaGuardia Community College student whom England’s Prince William called “inspirational” after seeing him perform a powerful autobiographical piece about his difficult life, has been awarded a scholarship that will enable him to return to LaGuardia to pursue a theater degree.


December 17, 2014 | Bronx Community College

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 10 A.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 Unique public/private sector partnership strengthens the borough’s position in a high growth field December 19, 2014 — Eduardo J. Martí, Interim President of Bronx Community College, Michael Ianelli, Vice President of the BRAM Auto Group, with 18 dealerships in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, […]

Professor Peter Romaniuk’s Op-Ed About the Sydney Attack is Published in

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter Romaniuk, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and Senior Fellow at the Global Center on Cooperative Security, had his op-ed piece “Sydney Attack is not a Wake Up Call” published on on December 16, 2014. With the Sydney siege being front page news, Professor Romaniuk wrote a timely piece about […]

The Crime Report’s Newsmaker of the Year: Alayne Fleischmann

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Readers of The Crime Report select a Canadian whistleblower who went public with a scathing critique of the U.S. government’s $9 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase as the 2014 Criminal Justice Newsmaker of the Year.   New York, NY December 17, 2014 — The readers of The Crime Report, who include many of the country’s most […]

NYCity News Service “Stop the Mold” Series Runs in Daily News

December 16, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="NYCity News Service “Stop the Mold” Series Runs in Daily News" title="NYCity News Service “Stop the Mold” Series Runs in Daily News" style="float:right;" />A three-part series produced by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s NYCity News Service and the Daily News spotlighting the scourge of mold in New York City public housing ran this week in the paper and on it website.

BMCC Exploring Affordable Textbook Alternatives

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A recent highly interactive forum at Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Hudson Room highlighted an ongoing campus-wideconversation about the impact high-priced textbookshave on student learning. It also helped participants understand more affordable alternatives such as Open Educational Resources, or OER. OER are learning materials that are available at no cost to faculty and students and […]

A Day in the Life of MECA

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

It’s been only three months since Manhattan Early College School for Advertising opened its doors to its first freshman class. But in that short time, MECA has evolved into a hive of academic rigor and creative engagement, pulsing with activity. It’s a busy place—and unlike any other high school in New York City. MECA’s unique […]

Making Change, One Poster at a Time

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students and (center) John Jay College President Jeremy Travis and BMCC Criminal Justice Professor Yolanda Martin   For the first time in its 7-year history, the First Year Student Showcase at John Jay College featured research posters by community college students. “I want to offer a special welcome to our friends from BMCC,” said […]


December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Colombian dance performance by theatre major Ruth Maoly Colmenares and her partner Daniel Fetecua Soto Hispanic Heritage Month came to a festive close in Richard Harris Terrace with a Colombian dance performance by theatre major Ruth Maoly Colmenares and her partner Daniel Fetecua Soto, an award-winning salsa dancer and member of the renowned Limón Dance […]