Archive for March, 2014

The Dean’s Award: Lehman’s School of Arts and Humanities to Honor Our Artists and Celebrate the Bronx

March 31, 2014 | Lehman College

On Thursday, April 24, Lehman College will recognize Michael Bacon, John Corigliano, Pregones Theater, and Esmeralda Santiago for their contributions and commitment to improving the cultural life of the Bronx.

Monique Ferrell is City Tech’s 2014 Scholar on Campus

March 31, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Monique Ferrell, Professor of English, has been named City Tech’s 2014 Scholar on Campus. She will present her lecture “Screaming Mimis, Laughing Black Medusas, and Other Tales from the Yoke: An Introduction to the Creative Voice and Poetry Reading,” on Monday, April 7, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. […]

JOHN JAY COLLEGE HOSTS 2014 LATINA RESEARCHERS CONFERENCE

March 31, 2014 | Uncategorized

Increasing the Pipeline for Future Scholars In response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced social and behavioral science degrees, STEM degrees, or in advanced research and academic positions, the Latina Research Network (LRN) – headed by Professor Silvia L. Mazzula – will hold the 2014 Latina Researchers Conference at John Jay College […]

NSF Program Director Speaks At Women in Engineering Luncheon, April 10

March 31, 2014 | City College

Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson, program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Chemical and Biological Separations program will be the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s Women in Engineering Luncheon, Thursday, April 10.

PROFESSOR KRISTOPHER BURRELL TO SPEAK AT MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

March 31, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Assistant Professor Kristopher Burrell of the Behavioral and Social Science Department at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY will lecture at the Museum of the City of New York on Thursday, April 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. As a participant in an educator series, Professor Burrell will discuss efforts to desegregate […]

Queens College Student Lauren Blachorsky Wins Prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

March 31, 2014 | Queens College

– Flushing Resident Plans a Science Career; Spent Last Summer at MIT – FLUSHING, NY, March 31, 2014—Lauren Blachorsky, a neuroscience major at Queens College, has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.  As a Goldwater Scholar, Blachorsky will receive a scholarship […]

CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair

March 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Seniors, graduation is just over the horizon!  Have you secured a great job to go along with that brand new degree?  Juniors, sophomores and freshmen, are you interested in part-time employment or internships?  This Friday, make your way to the CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair!  The event is exclusively for graduating CUNY students, […]

Guttman Student Gibsy Lino is Frank Newman Civic Fellow

March 31, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Second-year Guttman Community College student Gibsy Lino received the 2014 Campus Compact Frank Newman Civic Fellows Award. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement. Campus Compact is a national coalition of […]

The Osmond Brothers Bring “Osmondmania” to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

March 31, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Favorites such as One Bad Apple, Double Lovin’, Crazy Horses and You Look Like the One I Love will fill the house when The Osmond Brothers take the stage at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m.

CCNY Physics Department Presents Public Lectures April 9 & 10

March 31, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York Department of Physics presents two public lectures April 9 and 10:
The Mark Zemansky Lecture, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Room 95, Shepard Hall, by Dr. Steven E. Koonin, director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University.
The Herman Z. Cummins Lecture, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Room 418N, Marshak Science Center, by Dr. Albert Libchaber, Detlev W. Bronk Professor, Laboratory of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Rockefeller University.

Baruch College Welcomes Duke University Professor Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva To Present:

March 31, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences invites you to a talk with Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva on Thursday, April 24at 12:45 p.m.

Ann Jacobs of the Prisoner Reentry Institute Quoted on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show

March 31, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ann Jacobs, Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute, was quoted by Jane McManus, a reporter for ESPN, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show in regard to Michael Vick’s return to football with the New York Jets. Vick served time in prison on charges related to running a dog-fighting ring. McManus recalled her conversation with Jacobs regarding […]

CUNY Start for Pre-Community College Level Students: Helping NYC High School Graduates In Math, Writing and Reading

March 31, 2014 | The University

Seven in 10 New York City public high school graduates and other incoming City University of New York students pass reading, writing and math assessment tests they previously failed after completing an innovative pre-community college level program, according to new CUNY data.

CUNY & SUNY To Celebrate Undergraduate Student Research In Albany

March 31, 2014 | The University

Albany – Undergraduate students from City University of New York and State University of New York campuses across the state will showcase their research at the Legislative Office Building Tuesday in Albany. Students will present more than 100 poster displays highlighting their research in a range of academic disciplines at the event.

Statement by CUNY Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly, The City University of New York, on the 2014-2015 State Budget Agreement

March 30, 2014 | The University

The 2014-15 New York State Budget agreement announced yesterday by Governor Cuomo and the leadership of the New York State Senate and Assembly includes vitally important improvements in the operating and capital budgets of The City University of New York

Tigra Scientifica: Mammals and Metabolism

March 30, 2014 | The University

“Mammals typically live fast-paced lives, mature in a few months, reproduce prodigiously and die in their teenage years, if not before,” Sharon Dewar, public relations director of Lincoln Park Zoo, said. However, humans and other primate relatives take years to mature, reproduce infrequently and live long lives.

How Lil Wayne the NYC Octopus Will Help Scientists Understand the Brain

March 30, 2014 | The University

It wasn’t hard to name Lil Wayne. He actually volunteered to take the rapper’s moniker.

On April 2, Frank Grasso, director of the Biomemetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College, showed me around his lab spaces—from where they build mobile robots to where they keep their axolotls and fiddler crabs to the crown jewel: his wall of octopus tanks.

City College Announces 2014 Commencement Honorees

March 28, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York today announced it will award honorary degrees at its 168th Commencement Exercises, May 30, to three distinguished New Yorkers in recognition of their professional accomplishments. The three recipients are:

First Annual HISPA Youth Conference in NYC, Co-hosted by Latina Researchers Network, Held April 4 at John Jay

March 28, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA), with the support of the Latina Researchers Network (LRN), will host the first annual HISPA Youth Conference in New York City on April 4. The day-long event is themed “Take Action, Achieve Your Dreams,” and will take place at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This event will […]

Clips of the Week

March 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of our latest links – including Jenna O’Donnell’s DNAInfo.com story about an increase in abandoned rabbits.