Archive for February, 2014

Angela Davis to Keynote Audre Lorde Symposium

February 28, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

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.

Clips of the Week

February 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

(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 […]

Second Annual Bronx SciFest Shines Light on Research on Lehman College

February 28, 2014 | Lehman College

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.

The Height of Fashion

February 28, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

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 is Finding Ways to Lure Businesses to its Jamaica Campus

February 28, 2014 | York College

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.

Professor Edward Paulino Interviewed on NPR on the Shared History and Music of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

February 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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 […]

Noted Economist Paul Krugman to Join Graduate Center Faculty in 2015

February 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Second Judicial Ruling This Week Also Upholds Pathways

February 27, 2014 | The University

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.

King and Queen of Spain to Present Prestigious Fellowship to Queens College PhD Student of Clinical Psychology

February 27, 2014 | Uncategorized

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.

Midwives: A Global Perspective — An evening with Ina May Gaskin, Sandra Lopez, and Barbara Katz Rothman on March 13, 6 pm at Macaulay Honors College

February 27, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

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 […]

Japanese Master of Ikebana, the Art of Flower Arrangement, To Conduct a Demonstration at LaGuardia Community College on March 6

February 27, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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. […]

Bloomberg LP Hosts CUNY and New York City High School Students for International Women’s Day Event focusing on the Arts and Careers in STEM

February 27, 2014 | The University

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).

Assemblyman Ron Kim Awards Two Students from LaGuardia Community College for Their True “Grit”

February 27, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

CUNY, Congressmember Meng, Senator Addabbo, Assemblymember Hevesi, Assemblymember Miller And Councilmember Crowley To Host Free March 8 CUNY Information Fair

February 27, 2014 | The University

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.


February 26, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

2014 Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Fellows Get to Work on Their Projects

February 26, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

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 […]

Origin of Apes: Lehman College Researcher Joins International Team in Groundbreaking Discovery

February 26, 2014 | Lehman College

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.

The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized

February 26, 2014 | The University

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 MFE Team Wins Fourth Place in 2014 Rotman National Trading Competition

February 26, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) students won 4th place at 11th Annual Rotman International Trading Competition held February 20-22, 2014.

The Brilliant David Alan Grier, Star of Stage, Film and Television, Brings Hilarious Comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on March 15

February 26, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

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 […]