Archive for January, 2014

Prof. Ruthann Robson on Upcoming Supreme Court Cases About the “Contraceptive Mandate”

January 23, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson wrote a piece for the London School of Economics Blog discussing the pending Supreme Court cases in which corporations challenge the so-called contraceptive mandate in Obamacare on religious grounds.

LaGuardia Community College Receives a $97,532 NEH Grant to Redesign its Liberal Arts Curricula to Reflect Technology’s Impact on Society

January 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—January 23, 2014—In an age where technology has an ever-growing impact on our lives, LaGuardia Community College is redesigning its liberal arts curricula to address current issues involving technology and the human condition through a $97,532 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The Technology, Self and Society: A Humanities Initiative […]

Distinguished Prof. Robson on Obama’s Reforms to NSA

January 23, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In its article about President Obama’s plan to put limits on the NSA, Ars Technica quotes Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson:

Professor Ric Curtis’s Research on Forced Marriages Featured in Al Jazeera America Article

January 23, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Ric Curtis in the Department of Anthropology is featured in an Al Jazeera America article titled, “Till Death Do Us Part: The Forgotten U.S. Victims of Forced Marriage” by Alyana Alfaro. Curtis led a survey funded by the AHA Foundation an advocacy organization founded by vocal women’s rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali,  that studied […]

Daily News Reports Prof. Moore’s remarks on Central Park Five Settlement Discussions

January 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Daily News reports that lawyers for plaintiffs and the City of New York said at a court hearing that settlement discussions are taking place in a decade-long federal civil rights lawsuit brought by five men exonerated in the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989.

City College Announces Black History Month Activities

January 22, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York observes Black History Month with a rich array of activities that includes social events, film screenings, performances, lectures and more. Among the highlighted activities are:

The New York premiere of the documentary “Hate Crimes in the Heartland,” which examines two major racially motivated crimes 90 years apart in Tulsa, Okla., on February 4.
A performance by the acclaimed Batoto Yetu dance troupe, February 8 at Aaron Davis Hall.
The Fifth Annual “Is Hip Hop History” conference, February 27 – 28 at the Center for Worker Education at 25 Broadway.

Statement from Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly On Governor Cuomo’s Proposed New York State Executive Budget

January 22, 2014 | The University

“We are reviewing the 2014-15 New York State Executive Budget proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and its impact on The City University of New York.”

Rick Raemisch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections, and Piper Kerman author of Orange is the New Black,” to speak at John Jay College

January 22, 2014 | Uncategorized

New York, NY, Jan. 2014 — Rick Raemisch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections and James Craig, Chief of the Detroit Police Department head the list of speakers at the Ninth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 10 […]

Professor David Kennedy Examines the Reasons for Nationwide Homicide Decline, in a Column for The Huffington Post

January 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor David M. Kennedy, Director of John Jay College’s Center on Crime Prevention and Control, published a guest commentary in The Huffington Post on January 21, “The Story Behind the Nation’s Falling Body County,” in which he explores reasons for declines in the homicide rates in many major cities. America is on track for its […]

Professor Samantha Majic Named to Political Science Journal’s Editorial Board

January 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Samantha Majic of the Department of Political Science has been appointed to the editorial board of Perspectives on Politics, one of three peer-reviewed journals published by the American Political Science Association. Professor Majic’s research focuses on gender and American politics, with specific interests in sex work, civic engagement, institutionalism and the nonprofit sector. […]

BC Bound Provides Hopeful Trajectory for a New Group of Students

January 21, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Sasecie Bernard has a dream. A recent immigrant from Jamaica, Bernard, who lives in Brooklyn with her mother, wants to develop her artistic talents in a way that is useful to well-being of others. “My goal is to help people, especially children. I intend to double major in art and psychology and pursue a career in art therapy,” […]

Guttman Celebrates Opening of New Science Labs

January 21, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On January 16, 2013, Guttman students, faculty and staff attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the College’s two new science labs focused on the physical and life sciences. The new labs were designed to meet the needs of students and to best fit the courses offered in the College’s core curriculum. , […]

Spitzer School Exhibits George Post Drawings for CCNY Campus

January 21, 2014 | City College

“Building the Modern Gothic: George Post at City College,” an exhibit of digital reproductions of 45 original drawings by Mr. Post for his design of The City College of New York campus, will be on display February 3 through May 9 in the Atrium Gallery of City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. An opening reception will be held 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, February 3.

Retha Powers’ Book of Black Quotations Nominated for NAACP Award

January 21, 2014 | City College

A book edited by Retha Powers, acting assistant director of City College’s publishing certificate program, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World” (Little, Brown and Co., 2013), is vying for the NAACP’s “Outstanding Literary Work” prize in the non-fiction category.

Aaron Davis Hall Hosts NY Debut of Hate Crimes Film

January 21, 2014 | City College

“Hate Crimes in the Heartland,” a new documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the United States each year, will have its New York premiere 6 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in Aaron Davis Hall on The City College of New York campus. Presented by the City College Center for the Arts, a reception and a talk with national and local civil rights leaders will follow the screening.

City College Students Celebrate MLK Day Through Service

January 21, 2014 | City College

Approximately 40 City College of New York students will gather Monday, January 20, to give back to the community for CityServ’s Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. This year, CityServ has collaborated with FoodBank NYC to create a “Winter Wonderland.”

Primates: Now with Only Half the Calories! A New Study by Associate Professor Herman Pontzer

January 21, 2014 | Hunter College

A new study by Dr. Herman Pontzer, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College, shows that humans and other primates burn 50% fewer calories each day than other mammals of similar size. The study, “Primate Energetics and Life History,” which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that this […]

Paramedic of the Year

January 20, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

No one wants to experience a medical emergency. But if you do, this is the person you want on your side: BMCC alumnus Michael Blecker, who recently received New York State’s highest honor for paramedic, the 2013 ALS (Advanced Life Support) Provider of the Year award.
Blecker’s nomination for the prestigious award was triggered by his saving the life of a fellow paramedic, who was having a severe allergic reaction to strawberries.

NY Times Reports Comments by Fahd Ahmed (’08) on New Justice Department Profiling Rules

January 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The New York Times front page report on U.S. Justice Department plans to strengthen rules on discriminatory profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender, and sexual orientation unless actually relevant to an investigation, included comments by CUNY Law graduate Fahd Ahmed (’08).

Professor Raúl Rubio’s New Book Explores Cuban National Identity and the Worldwide Fascination with the City of Havana

January 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Raúl Rubio of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has published La Habana: cartografías culturales (Aduana Vieja, 2013), a Spanish language volume on the subject of his expertise, the city of Havana. The book examines the worldwide fascination with Cuba and things Cuban during the last century, particularly envisioning how the city of […]