Archive for January, 2014

Guttman Professor Publishes Book on Public School Alternative to Traditional Education Models

January 28, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Alia Tyner-Mullings, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Guttman has authored Enter the Alternative School, an in-depth examination of public school alternatives to traditional educational models. This book, which will be released on February 1, analyzes how urban education can respond to a system growing increasingly standardized and privatized. As an example, Central Park East Secondary […]

Information Technology Student Selected for Paid Internship at the Department of Education

January 28, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Mr. Argelis Jerez, a Guttman second-year student, has been hired as a paid intern at the Department of Education through the CUNY IT Internship Program. Argelis, who is studying Information Technology at Guttman, will begin his internship in the Spring I semester. During the fall of 2013, Ms. Kim Wang, Senior Project Director of CUNY […]

The U.S. Workforce and Higher Education: Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to Deliver 45th Annual “Lehman Lecture”

January 28, 2014 | Lehman College

Changes in the American workforce and what they mean for the future of higher education will be the focus of the 45th annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture. Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, will deliver the Lehman Lecture on April 2.

Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke, Expert in Public School Discipline Policies, Receives $550,000 Grant from Atlantic Philanthropies

January 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

In September 2013, John Jay added to its roster of noted faculty scholars with the appointment of Distinguished Lecturer Tanya Coke in the Department of Public Management. Coke is a civil rights lawyer whose work has helped to spur a national movement to reduce school suspensions and transform public school disciplinary policies. She recently secured […]

Matthew Sapienza Named Vice Chancellor For Budget and Finance

January 27, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees today named Matthew Sapienza as Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance. He assumes responsibility for overseeing and managing the finances of CUNY’s 24 colleges and professional schools and of the University’s central administration, including its investment portfolio.

“Conjured”: Lehman College Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano Wins Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo

January 27, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College congratulates Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano, who brought home his fifth Grammy Award at the 56th annual music award ceremony on January 26, 2014. The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Corigliano’s “Conjurer—Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra” with soloist Dame Evelyn Glennie and conductor David Alan Miller won for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Mr. G meets Dr. Pérez

January 27, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On his video segment “It’s a G Thing,” WPIX channel 11’s chief meteorologist Irv Gikofsky — or as he is popularly known, “Mr. G” — interviews BMCC President Antonio Pérez.

Queens College Choral Society Will Hold Auditions for Spring Concert Season

January 27, 2014 | Queens College

Please consider listing the Queens College Choral Society spring audition schedule as detailed in the attached release. The group is seeking new members for its 2014 concert season, which will feature a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s inspiring and spiritually uplifting Elijah

Patty and Jay Baker Donate $15 Million to Hunter, Giving the Theatre Department Its Own Building

January 27, 2014 | Hunter College

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Hunter trustee Patty Baker ’82 and her husband, Jay, Hunter’s Department of Theatre will soon have a beautiful new home. The Bakers’ gift was announced on January 13, at a meeting of the Hunter College Foundation Board of Trustees. Their gift funds the acquisition and renovation of a landmarked […]

Professor Barry Latzer’s Op-ed on the Inconsistent Relationship Between Economics and Crime Published in the Los Angeles Times

January 27, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Barry Latzer of the Department of Criminal Justice recently published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled, “Do Hard Times Spark More Crime?,.” In the article, he explains that “U.S. history does not support economic explanations for the rise or fall of violent crime.” To read the article, click here. Latzer is also […]

Are You Part Neanderthal? Genographic Project Uses 200 College Students’ Cheek Swabs To Trace Ancestry Back 200,000 Years

January 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

About 200 college students at the American Museum of Natural History opened their mouths Monday night and swabbed their cheeks for DNA analysis to trace their ancestry back a staggering 200 thousand years. In the process, they’ll even find out what percent Neanderthal they are. The students, who participated in The New York City Student Ancestry Project, with the City College of New York, may be lucky (or unlucky) enough to find out which thousands of people they can genetically consider their relatives.

CUNY SPS Announces Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems

January 24, 2014 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to announce that it has begun accepting applications to its online Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems (B.S.I.S.) program for Fall 2014.

Artifacts of the African Tribal Arts Kingdom to be exhibited in The Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya, at the QCC Art Gallery

January 24, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

  The potent beauty of celebratory festivals, initiations and other traditional rituals will be conveyed through masterful objects made of wood, metal and terra cotta in the exhibit, Powerful Arts of Cameroon: the Collection of Amadou Njoya, at the QCC Art Gallery, beginning January 30 through March 10, 2014. Amadou Njoya is a fourth generation […]

Travis Fox Joins Faculty to Lead New Visual Journalism Department

January 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Travis Fox (Photo by Bob Sacha) The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning television documentary maker Travis Fox to its core faculty. Fox will lead a new Visual Journalism department that will build on the school’s already strong broadcast, web video, photojournalism, and documentary programs. “In just a […]

A Word in the Mayor’s Ear, Thanks to CUNY Students

January 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A team of CUNY J-School students gave New Yorkers a chance to give the city’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, a piece of their mind.

Former Dean Shepard Interviewed on the PBS Show, “The Open Mind”

January 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

  Hear what Founding Dean Emeritus Stephen B. Shepard told Richard Heffner, host of “The Open Mind” on PBS, about journalism’s transition to the digital…

Research and Evaluation Center Receives $3 Million to Evaluate Gun-Violence Reduction Model

January 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a grant of nearly $3 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the efficacy and outcomes of the “Cure Violence” model of gun-violence reduction. As part of the two-year project titled “Evaluating the Cure Violence model for gun-violence […]

LaGuardia Community College Hosts Graduation for First Class to Complete Accenture Skills to Bookkeeping Scholarship Program

January 24, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 24, 2014—LaGuardia Community College and Accenture celebrated the first graduating class from the Accenture Skills to Bookkeeping Scholarship Program.  The program provides English language instruction and training in a top accounting software package to low income, non-native English speakers who have experience in bookkeeping or accounting in their home countries. Twenty-one […]

Guttman Holds First All-College Faculty-Staff Meeting

January 23, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On January 15, Guttman Community College held its first All-College Faculty-Staff Meeting. The college-wide event kicked off in the Information Commons with a State-of-the-College address by President Scott E. Evenbeck. He praised the faculty and administration’s continued efforts to focus on student learning and success and the importance of building on students’ strengths as they […]

A Word in the Mayor’s Ear, Thanks to CUNY Students

January 23, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A team of CUNY J-School students gave New Yorkers a chance to give the city’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, a piece of their mind.