Archive for 2014

Distinguished Professor John Matteson Opines on Inequality in America

September 19, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Professor of English John Matteson published an op-ed on, “Slavery Matters More than Ever,” in which he asserts that, 150 years after the Civil War, the “fire bells” of racial violence and inequality still ring in the United States, compelling Americans to ask “why?” Matteson maintains that although American law has changed dramatically, […]


September 19, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, NY—Kingsborough Community College hosted New York State Senator Martin J. Golden and Chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, & Entrepreneurship on September 16 for a roundtable discussion, “Growing the Future in Computer and Video Game Development in New York”, and the expansion of the $111 billion industry in […]

National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Announced – John Jay College Awarded $4.75 Million Grant

September 18, 2014 | Uncategorized

On Thursday, September 18, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been awarded a competitive, three-year, $4.75 million grant to launch a National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. John Jay will lead a team including Yale Law School, UCLA, and the Urban Institute as principal partners. The […]


September 18, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs & Associate Provost Dr. Reza Fakhari was recently elected by the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) as its Vice Chairman, following his election as a new member of the Board in a national election by AIUSA members in June. As the Vice Chair […]


September 18, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

New President Farley Herzek Celebrates Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees Brooklyn, NY – New Kingsborough Community College (KCC) President Farley Herzek joined the KCC Athletics Department for its inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to honor 11 of the Department’s brightest stars who were named as inaugural inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame. President […]

Esmeralda Santiago to Keynote Medgar Hispanic Heritage Month Event

September 18, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

As the country celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans during this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, Medgar Evers College is hosting its own series of events. Saturday, September 27, 2014, all students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Third Annual Comadres and Compadres Latino Writers Conference, presented in partnership with the National Black Writers Conference.

The 2014 Hostos Teacher Training Study Abroad Program Collaborators And Participants Honored By The Ministry Of Education Of The Dominican Republic

September 18, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Left to right: Teacher Santiago Namnun-Puigbó (honoree); Hostos Day Care Center Teacher Maritza Rojas (honoree); Hon. Carlos Amarante Baret, Minister of Education of the Dominican Republic; Teacher and Administrator Leyla Arbaje (honoree); and Associate Dean Ana García Reyes On June 30, the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic celebrated National Teachers’ Day with an […]

Guttman Featured in New Report from the CCCSE

September 18, 2014 | Guttman Community College

The Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) has just released A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways, the third in a series of reports that focuses on identifying and promoting high impact practices at community colleges. The series is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation. The new report […]

CPS Fall Offerings Include Construction Management

September 18, 2014 | City College

Continuing its legacy of empowering New Yorkers with new skills to better their lives, The City College of New York’s Office of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) presents several new classes and programs this fall.

City Tech Receives $400,000 from Brooklyn Borough President’s Office

September 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams visited City Tech September 15 to announce the details of his capital budget funding for education for fiscal year 2015, an investment of more than $3.1 million. City Tech received $400,000 for the College’s Fabrication Laboratory, an innovation engine in 3D printing technology for the College and the borough’s […]

John Jay College Names the Alan Siegel Writing Center in Honor of Brand Innovator, Simplification Pioneer and Foundation Trustee

September 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On September 18, John Jay College will honor Alan Siegel, Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation and President and CEO of Siegelvision, with the dedication of the Alan Siegel Writing Center. The establishment of this Center recognizes his commitment and contributions to building a world-class communications program for the College. Siegel, one of the […]

What the NRC’s Watershed Incarceration Report Means for New York State

September 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

An A-list gathering of scholars, elected officials, criminal justice leaders and others led a thought-provoking discussion on September 4 on the implications for New York State of the April 2014 National Research Council report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.” The report was produced by the NRC’s Committee on […]

[video] Rap Video Wins “Best Song” in the 2014 Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Video contest

September 18, 2014 | College of Staten Island

In 1967, Lou Reed, with his band The Velvet Underground and Nico, famously sang “Heroin,” which troubled many listeners with its near endorsement-like treatment of the drug. Later, in the 1990’s, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails wrote the song, “Hurt,” which chronicled the massive emotional and psychological devastation left behind due to use of the drug.

City Tech Professor Appointed to Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

September 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Amit Mehrotra, Department of Hospitality Management, on his three-year appointment to the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Professor Mehrotra holds an MBA in Hospitality Administration from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, and an EdD from Widener University in Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “An Examination of Graduate […]

Chancellor Milliken Designates Dr. Eduardo J. Marti Interim President of Bronx Community College

September 17, 2014 | The University

Prominent educator Dr. Eduardo J. Martí, whose career includes a quarter century of service as a president of CUNY and SUNY community colleges, has been designated by Chancellor James B. Milliken as Interim President of Bronx Community College, subject to approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Bronx Community College President Joseph Stepping Down To Become a University Professor

September 17, 2014 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken has announced that President Carole M. Berotte Joseph of Bronx Community College will be leaving her post effective Friday, October 3, 2014 to commence a study leave after which she becomes a University Professor.

CCNY Hosts Harlem Ready!

September 17, 2014 | City College

Is Harlem prepared to respond to a large-scale emergency? The City College of New York’s WHCR 90.3FM Emergency Broadcast Team (WEBT), in partnership with Harlem Hospital Center, hosts the Second Annual Harlem Ready! Summit Wednesday, September 24, at the Harlem Hospital Center Herbert G. Cave Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Value of Alumni Mentorship

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Craig Henry ’11 was in his senior year of undergraduate studies when he met Anthony Castellanos ’84—global accounts lead partner and market development leader at KPMG, one of the largest and most respected audit, tax, and advisory firms in the world—through the Alumni Mentorship Program at the Magner Career Center. Castellanos, who received […]

Over $11 Million Awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI@JB), currently hosted by lead institution Brooklyn College, has been awarded $7.7 million from New York State and $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding. The funds will support research on environmental resilience in urban coastal ecosystems at SRI@JB, a consortium […]

Oxides Discovered by CCNY Team Could Advance Memory Devices

September 17, 2014 | City College

The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers at The City College of New York led by chemist Stephen O’Brien have discovered new complex oxides that exhibit both magnetic and ferroelectric properties.