Archive for 2014

SGA Student Halloween Party

October 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Friday, October 31, 2014 ghouls, goblins and all MEC students are invited to the Medgar Evers College Haunted Cave Halloween Party.  Be enchanted by music, storytelling, and magic tricks, including a haunted house. The “bone-chilling” event is a themed party so costumes are encouraged, but not required.  

Halloween for Our Earliest Learners

October 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Tomorrow, ghouls, goblins and degree-seeking students are encouraged to bring a smile to the faces of our earliest learners.  The Ella Baker/Charles Roman Child Development Center on Friday, October 31, 2014 will be trick-or-treating throughout the Medgar Evers College community. The “bone-chilling” treatathon will kick off with a parade on the first floor of the Carroll […]

Black Solidarity Day

October 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Monday, November 3, 2014 join the Office of Academic Affairs as we celebrate Black Solidarity Day.  Black Solidarity Day was first observed in 1969 on the campus of Brooklyn College, when several students and activists were inspired by a controversial play entitled A Day of Absenceby Douglas Turner Ward. The one-act comedy depicts a small […]

Education Professor Amita Gupta to Speak at World Summit, November 5

October 30, 2014 | City College

Dr. Amita Gupta, professor, early childhood education, in The City College of New York’s School of Education, will speak at the 2014 World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, November 5. The Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and author will contribute to the debate, “How Do We Best Prepare the Youngest Ones for School and Life?”

Queens College 2014 Music Grad Jin-Xiang (“JX”) Yu Now Studying Opera at Yale on Two Scholarships

October 30, 2014 | Queens College

Yin-Xiang Yu (“JX” to her friends) has already achieved a dream: the June 2014 Queens College grad is now studying opera at Yale on two scholarships—one from Yale, which pays her full tuition, and one from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which awards recipients up to $50,000 a year for three years to cover tuition and other expenses at graduate school.

Mo Yan’s Historic Rudin Lecture, November 10

October 29, 2014 | City College

Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan will make history when he delivers the 2014 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at The City College of New York, Monday, November 10, at 5:30 p.m. His lecture, entitled “My Story,” will be entirely in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous translation in English. It will be the first Rudin Lecture in a foreign language since the program began, in 1996.

CUNY Graduate Education Fair at Lehman College Nov. 11

October 29, 2014 | Lehman College

With its focus on graduate education programs, the fair’s scheduled workshops will include an edTPA/certification information session; a special education/TESOL/bilingual panel discussion; an employment session with the New York City Department of Education; an Education Leadership/Counseling panel discussion; and a mathematics and science education panel discussion.

City Tech Announces New Relationship with Santander

October 29, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is pleased to announce that on October 28th, City Tech President Russ Hotzler and Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities US, signed a five-year agreement with Santander Bank, N.A., through which its Santander Universities Global Division will provide international education and research opportunities to City Tech students […]

Professor Alexa Capeloto’s Article on Freedom of Information Act Software Published in The Columbia Journalism Review

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  Professor Alexa Capeloto of the Department of English had her article on open-source Freedom of Information Act software published in The Columbia Journalism Review. She writes that the RecordTrac, a web application that makes it easier to submit public-information requests, is “drawing notice for its potential to help government agencies process, track, and release […]

Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice Launched at CUNY Law School with Kofi Annan as Keynote Speaker

October 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.

Weissman Center for International Business Releases 2014 Edition of the Corporate Sustainability Monitor and Website

October 29, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Weissman Center for International Business has released the 2014 Edition of the CSR-Sustainability Monitor® that examines the scope and quality of corporate social responsibility reports issued by 614 of the largest global companies.

John Jay College Presents Findings on Misdemeanor Arrests in New York

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

October 28, 2014, New York, NY– John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis and his colleague Professor Preeti Chauhan presented key findings from their study of misdemeanor arrests in New York over the past 33 years. The presentation took place at a Citizens Crime Commission breakfast this morning. The purpose of the study […]

Kathryn Harrison Reads From Her New Biography, “Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured,” w/ Roxana Robinson

October 29, 2014 | Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Thursday, November 6, 7:00pm 35 West 67th Street Free and Open to the Public (New York, NY – October 7, 2014) Acclaimed, provocative novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison (The Enchantments, The Kiss) reads from her astonishing new biography, Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured (Doubleday), and discusses it with award-winning […]

Professor Charles Strozier and Research Associate Kelly Berkell Publish Work on Climate Change and Political Upheaval in The Huffington Post

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Charles B. Strozier’s recent research on climate change and political violence have garnered media attention. On September 29, along with graduate student, Kelly A. Berkell, he published The Huffington Post piece “How Climate Change Helped ISIS” which went viral, received 2,500 likes, and aroused great passion on both sides of the issues. On October […]

Longtime Bloomberg Aide Katherine Oliver Joins John Jay Foundation Board

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has announced the appointment of Katherine Oliver to the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees. Oliver brings to the board stellar credentials in government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations. Currently Principal, Media and Digital Strategies, with Bloomberg Associates, Oliver served as Commissioner of the New York Mayor’s […]

The Many Faces of Professor Ingrid Griffith

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ingrid Griffith, an adjunct member of the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, has been enjoying a very busy — and fruitful — past year, having just completed a premiere engagement of her sold-out, critically acclaimed one-woman show “Demerara Gold.” Griffith is an actor and working performance artist in addition to teaching Introduction to Theatre […]

Guyanese Ambassador Featured Speaker at Global Lecture Series

October 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (CUNY) announces its inaugural Presidential Global Lecture Series, with the first lecture scheduled for Wednesday, November 5 at 11:30 am. The theme, “Regional and International Perspectives on the Contemporary Development of the Caribbean” will be addressed by His Excellency, Ambassador Noel Sinclair, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations; and a leading diplomatic expert on CARICOM affairs.

Sophie Davis Co-founder Awarded Calderone Prize

October 28, 2014 | City College

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the Frank A. Calderone Prize, October 28, in Manhattan. The award ceremony at the Paley Center for Media included his lecture entitled, “The Political Future of Public Health in a Time of Demographic Change.”

“The Landmarks of New York” at the Mishkin Gallery

October 28, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College will present the exhibition The Landmarks of New York at the Mishkin Gallery from Friday, November 7 to Wednesday, December 10, 2014. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

“Flying into the Hurricane”

October 28, 2014 | City College

Over the past two semesters during his sabbatical, City College of New York Earth and Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Z. Johnny Luo spent hundreds of hours on scientific flights studying cloud dynamics. On Thursday, October 30, photo images from his airborne missions go on display in the exhibit “Flying into the Hurricane: Science in Action” in the Marshak Café at CCNY. It runs through fall 2015.