In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Center for Black Literature will partner with The Du Bois-Bunche Center for Public Policy, Medgar Evers College’s English Department and the Center for Women’s Development to pay tribute to the legacy of the feminist poet and writer Audre Lorde. The program will focus on promoting dialogue concerned with the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexual identity in Lorde’s works.
(Photos by Skyler Reid) As March gets ready to roar in like a (frozen) lion, check out some hot clips: •Skyler Reid, working out of South Africa, scored a pair of front-page photos for the Mail & Guardian (see above). •Pat Gillespie’s report on budgeting disparities between Business Improvement Districts in Manhattan and the rest […]
High school senior Raychell Vélez took the top prize in the festival, sponsored by Intel, winning a four-year scholarship and the chance to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.
Ron Wallace will be the first to tell you that he wasn’t born with a pencil in his hand.
“Growing up, I couldn’t draw much, but I was good with computer graphics programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop,” he says. But by the time he was in eighth grade, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. When he enrolled in BMCC, he found teachers who were ready and willing to help him achieve his dream—to become a fashion designer.
York College wants businesses to set up shop on its Jamaica campus, and thinks it has figured out a way to do it. The CUNY school has applied to enroll in Start-Up New York, a state-sponsored program that offers tax breaks to new companies, technology firms and out-of-state businesses that partner with colleges in poorer communities.
Assistant Professor Edward Paulino of the History Department discusses the cultural and musical relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on NPR’s Alt.Latino. Listen to the NPR interview here. Professor Paulino teaches a wide-ranging number of writing intensive interdisciplinary courses. His research interests include: race; genocide; borders; nation-building; Latin America and the Caribbean; the African […]
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, announced today that Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will be joining the faculty of the Graduate Center as professor in the Ph.D. Program in Economics and distinguished scholar at the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center.
For the second time in a week, a New York State Supreme Court judge has upheld the Pathways to Degree Completion Initiative (Pathways), which ensures the full transfer of academic credits that students earn within CUNY colleges and establishes a set number of general education courses designed by faculty.
In an awards ceremony to take place this summer, the king and queen of Spain will present Queens College student Clara Vila-Castelar with a prestigious fellowship from the La Caixa Foundation.
Presented by Macaulay Honors College and the William R. Kenan Scholars Program at Macaulay At: Macaulay Honors College 35 West 67th Street (btw Columbus and Central Park West) March 13th from 6 to 9pm Free and open to the public As midwives gain increased visibility and acceptance, and with the popularity of films like The Business of […]
Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014—Hiroki Ohara, one of the youngest Japanese grandmasters in ikebana, “the Japanese art of flower arrangement,” on March 6 will be demonstrating this exquisite art form to a group of LaGuardia Community College students that will get a chance to create its own arrangements. The demonstration, held from 2:00 p.m. […]
More than 70 young women from The City University of New York and New York City’s public high schools will participate on Saturday, March 8 in an enriching day focused on the arts and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014– Assemblyman Ron Kim awarded two LaGuardia Community College students $250 scholarships for their winning essays that poignantly described how they overcame insurmountable obstacles through determination and perseverance. Kat Lam and Nancy Li Xiuqin were winners in the assemblyman’s Grit Essay Contest, a project that is part of his bold […]
The City University of New York, in association with Congress Member Grace Meng, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, Assembly Member Mike Miller and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, invites students and families to a free CUNY Information Fair on Saturday, March 8 at The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, NY.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of the man for whom Hostos Community College was named. Born in Puerto Rico on January 11, 1839, Eugenio María de Hostos excelled in many fields, including literature, sociology, education, jurisprudence, and philosophy. With Hostos175 the College will commemorate the life and work of Eugenio María […]
The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism’s 2014 fellowship program has kicked off with an enthusiastic, highly skilled group of journalists. A Fulbright scholar from Argentina and professionals from Japan, Germany, India, Brazil, England and Slovakia are among the 15 members of this year’s cohort. “We are thrilled to have identified this talented group of journalists […]
An international team of researchers, co-led by Professor William Harcourt-Smith, has discovered the remains of an ancient forest on Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya – evidence of the habitat of the early ape Proconsul. Their findings – published in February 2014 in Nature Communications – show that Proconsul and its primate relative Dendropithecus inhabited “a widespread, dense, multistoried, closed canopy” forest. The fossils will help scientists understand the connection between ancient habitats and the emergence of ape lineages, including our own.
We now have solid evidence that elephants are some of the most intelligent, social and empathic animals around—so how can we justify keeping them in captivity? By Ferris Jabr February 26, 2014 One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. […]
Baruch College’s Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) students won 4th place at 11th Annual Rotman International Trading Competition held February 20-22, 2014.
February 19, 2014 (Bayside, N.Y.) – The multi-talented David Alan Grier (DAG), whose career boasts spectacular successes in virtually all creative mediums, will bring his contagious laughter and thought-provoking comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), on March 15 at 8:00 p.m. Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s […]