Archive for 2014

White House to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24th to Slain Civil Rights Workers Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner

November 21, 2014 | Queens College

This Monday, November 24, the White House will award the Medal of Freedom posthumously to Queens College student and civil rights worker Andrew Goodman and colleagues James Chaney and Michael Schwerner.

LaGuardia Community College Shares Groundbreaking Adult Education Approaches through New Professional Development Institute

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has officially launched the College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI) to provide professional development that helps educators prepare adults and out-of-school youth to get back on track to college and new careers through innovative contextualized and integrated instructional strategies.

LaGuardia Students Learn to Negotiate Like United Nations Ambassadors

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nine LaGuardia Community College students had the opportunity to practice international diplomacy first hand last month as delegates to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, DC.

Michael Collins, Liliana Katechis (Head Delegate), Diego Oliveros, Jhon Ortiz, Kennya Pesantez, Sarah Mindana, Kimberly Mota, Beatriz Ramos and Kevin Sarmiento, along with faculty mentor David Styler, attended the three day conference held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

LaGuardia Community College Delegates Shine at Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.

Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Statement from James B. Milliken on the Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force Report

November 21, 2014 | The University

Congratulations to Mayor de Blasio and his Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force on an important and timely report. CUNY has been pleased to have been so active in shaping the report, and looks forward to working with the Mayor and his administration to implement its recommendations.

Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., Medgar Evers College will celebrate the culmination of a goal set years ago with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly renovated Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library. The state-of-the-art facility serves the information needs of the student body of Medgar Evers College, the University, and the community at large.

Fast Track Your Degree!

November 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) invites lower freshman (0-15 credits) and newly admitted students to learn about joining ASAP. ASAP can fast track degree completion for associate degree seeking students while providing a key pathway to baccalaureate programs.  Key benefits include tuition waivers for costs not covered by financial […]

John Jay’s MPA Programs Highly Ranked by

November 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s Master of Public Administration programs have been ranked #3 among MPA Public Policy Programs and #4 among Public Administration MPA programs by – a student-based rate-and-review website for graduate programs.  In a new ranking, John Jay’s online MPA program was also ranked #4. The rankings are based on reviews by students […]

U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert McDonald Visit, Battle Buddy Center Dedication and Salute to Veterans Reception Honor Our Veterans

November 21, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

On November 13, U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert McDonald visited John Jay and met with student veterans to learn about their experiences and transition to civilian life. After the visit, the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) dedicated the Veterans Resource Center at John Jay College as a NYSID Battle Buddy […]

More than 200 Kingsborough Community College faculty and staff receive Years of Service Awards

November 21, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

More than 200 Kingsborough Community College employees were recently honored at the College’s annual Years of Service Awards celebrating the dedication and commitment of long-time KCC faculty and staff. The ceremony, held in the College’s MAC Rotunda, and emceed by President Herzek, was created six years ago to honor and recognize faculty members, administrators, staff, […]

The New York Times – Article About Struggle to Raise Funds to Support LaGuardia Students

November 20, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The New York Times article discusses the wonderful contributions LaGuardia Foundation board member, Marilyn Skony Stamm, and various donors, including Mark C. Healy, have given to LaGuardia for scholarships—aiding in student’s completion of college. Unfortunately, community colleges are underfunded when compared to private institutions, and like LaGuardia, they continue to struggle to raise funds to support their students.

Baruch College Welcomes Dr. Georgina Falu to Speak at 19th Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture

November 20, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY– November 20, 2014 –Baruch College welcomes Dr. Georgina Falú to speak at the 19th annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture, December 4th. The event is sponsored by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Named after Dr. Donald H. Smith, one of Baruch’s first Black administrators and past president […]

City Tech Students Receive American Society of Mechanical Engineers Research Scholarships

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Material and Energy Recovery Division (MER), selected two City Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology students to receive the prestigious ASME-MER undergraduate research scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ye Htet Lynn was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and Christopher Amoroso was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Lynn and Amoroso […]

GC Announces Inaugural Recipient of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Endowed Chair

November 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center today announced the appointment of Celina K. Su, associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, as the inaugural Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Chair.

August Wilson’s “Jitney” performed by John Jay students

November 20, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  The Communications and Theatre Arts Department presents: “Jitney” by August Wilson, Directed by Vernice Miller Running from November 20-24, 2014  at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, John Jay College. Description: A  play in two acts by acclaimed playwright August Wilson, “Jitney’’ is the eighth work  in his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Century Circle.” Set in a […]

City Tech’s Black Solidarity Day Event Inspires Discussion about Freedom

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On November 3, the City Tech community gathered in the Atrium Amphitheater to celebrate Black Solidarity Day, an annual event sponsored by the African American Studies Department. The keynote speaker was Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and Executive Director of the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard University. […]

City Tech Professors Lead the National Federation of Opticianry Schools in New Review Courses for Potential Candidates

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

From November 7-9, 2014, City Tech Professors Robert J. Russo and Kimberly Strickler led faculty members from various National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) college programs in developing a comprehensive American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) review course for potential ABO-NCLE candidates. The meeting took place at Camden County College, Blackwood, […]

Cocaine disrupts woman’s estrus cycle, may explain sex differences in cocaine addiction

November 20, 2014 | The University

Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine’s ability to disrupt a woman’s estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffeine may be neuroprotective and able to block cocaine’s direct effects on the estrus cycle reveals novel treatment possibilities, according to an article published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Hostos Community College Educator Cynthia Jones Earns National Honor As 2014 New York State Professor Of The Year

November 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Hostos Community College English Department Lecturer Cynthia Jones the 2014 New York State Professor of the Year.

Baruch College Hosts Naturalization Day to Offer Free Assistance with U.S. Citizenship Applications

November 19, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE NEW YORK, NY- November 19, 2014 – In celebration of International Education Week, Baruch College, in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now, invited students, faculty, staff and community members to receive free assistance with U.S. citizenship applications today inside the Vertical Campus Building. Naturalization Day, which has been held at Baruch over the last […]