Archive for April, 2014

Student and Faculty End of the Year Showcase

April 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

This spring, the Medgar Evers College Department of Mass Communications, Creative & Performing Arts and Speech invites the college community, and the public at-large, to feast their eyes on the talents, creativity and accomplishments of its students and faculty.

Pianist Kenny Werner Headlines 2014 CUNY Jazz Festival

April 30, 2014 | City College

World-class pianist Kenny Werner will be the guest artist for the 14th annual CUNY Jazz Festival, May 6 -7 in Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B at The City College of New York. The festival brings together on one stage performing ensembles from City College and other CUNY institutions – including Hunter College and Queens College. The event runs 12 noon – 10 p.m. both days and admission is free.

Guttman Hosts Citizenship Now! Call-In Event for Third Year

April 30, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is proudly hosting Citizenship NOW! for the third year. The 12th annual Citizenship NOW! hotline is co-sponsored by the New York Daily News and the City University of New York (CUNY) to provide free and confidential citizenship and immigration information to thousands of callers. It is the largest program of its kind […]

An Unknown World: Reporting On Crime in the Hasidic Community

April 30, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Victims of these crimes say this approach protects perpetrators from justice and provides little relief for the community. These are stories that need to be investigated and told.
How can reporters find sources for stories – like sexual abuse, domestic violence and corruption? How do police work with the community to keep predators at bay? Find out in a special panel discussion about the challenges of investigating and reporting on crime in this insular community.

Book Talk: A Wild Justice (The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America)

April 30, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Evan Mandery is a Professor and Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department at John Jay. A graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law, Evan brings his experience as a former capital litigator, and the author of fifteen law reviews and a textbook (currently in its second edition) on the subject of capital punishment, to the writing of A Wild Justice.

Greek and European Policies on Migration: Challenges and Prospects

April 30, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Consulate General of Greece in New York
The Office of the President and The Center for International Human Rights (CIHR), John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Cordially Invites You to a Panel Discussion on Greek and European Union Policies on Migration: Challenges and Prospects

The CUNY Budget and a New Nursing Facility: A Letter from Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández

April 30, 2014 | Lehman College

Spring has sprung and we are finally beginning to see warmer temperatures after such a harsh winter. With spring comes a clearer picture of the 2014 – 2015 budget after an agreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Senate and Assembly. The budget includes improvements to the operating and capital budgets of Lehman College and the City University of New York (CUNY), and programming that will strengthen the opportunities for students.

Third Annual Celebration of Diversity

April 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, in collaboration with the Study Abroad Program, is excited to host the Third Annual Celebration of Diversity: The Global Community.

Brooklyn College Professor Marjorie Welish Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

April 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College’s Marjorie Welish, the Madelon Leventhal Rand Distinguished Lecturer in Literature, has won a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the creative arts category. The prestigious award is bestowed upon mid-career professionals on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. “With the honor of this fellowship comes the privilege of being invited to […]

Brooklyn College Theater Department Presents Happily Ever, An Original Play by 2014 M.F.A. Playwriting Graduate Amina Henry

April 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For the first time ever, the Brooklyn College Theater Department will present an original play penned by a graduate of the College’s M.F.A. Playwriting program. Happily Ever, by Amina Henry’14 M.F.A., will run from May 2-6 at the New Workshop Theater in the Brooklyn College Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by William […]

Celebrating National Nurses Week

April 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Nursing Department of Medgar Evers College (MEC) — School of Science, Health and Technology — cordially invite you to celebrate National Nurses Week. Every day, nurses step forward embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and accepting ever-changing roles in their profession. They lead the way for their patients, colleagues, organizations, and the health care industry as a whole.

Aspen Institute Names Hostos Community College to National Network to Disrupt Poverty for Children and Parents Receives $50,000 grant

April 29, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York was announced today as a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. Through this grant, the College will implement a two-generation pilot program that will […]

What can be Learned from Analyzing Failed and Foiled Terrorist Plots? with Martha Crenshaw

April 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Martha Crenshaw, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security (CISAC) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. Martha will discuss her collection of her most important published work ‘Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences (2010) ‘.

Queens College Featured in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition

April 29, 2014 | Queens College

Queens College has been selected as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada in The Princeton Review’s just released Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.

Business Concentration Gets Hat Trick in Financial Writers’ Competition

April 29, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The New York Financial Writers’ Association has selected three Class of ’14 business concentration students for $3,000 awards in its annual scholarship competition. The prizes go to graduate or undergraduate journalism students in the tristate area who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in business and financial journalism. This year’s winners from the CUNY […]

City Tech Freshman Joell Gomez Takes Bronze Metal in CUNY-Wide Speech Competition

April 29, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology second-semester freshman Joell Gomez is exceptionally polite and highly attentive – qualities nurtured by a loving mother who came to America from the Dominican Republic before Joell was born and taught her children well. While it’s also fair to say that Joell is on the quiet side, he firmly […]

Students Distribute Free Books as Part of World Book Night

April 29, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On April 23, 2014, a group of Guttman Community College students from House 4 participated in World Book Night U.S., an ambitious campaign across America to give free, specially-printed books to light or non-readers and for those lacking easy access to books. This was the second year Guttman participated in the World Book Night; Assistant […]

LaGuardia Community College Graduates the Most Latinos at the Associate Level in New York

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, which has in place a number of innovative initiatives designed to help its Latino students graduate, ranked number one in graduating Latinos at the associate level and second among bachelor’s and associate programs in New York in enrolling Latinos, according to a report by Excelencia in Education. […]

LaGuardia Community College Professors Wins Coveted Award From an International Honor Society

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29 , 2014—Dr. Payal Doctor, the faculty advisor of the Alpha Theta Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LaGuardia Community College, was honored by the PTK Honor Society for her significant contributions to the growth of the LaGuardia chapter and its student members. The associate professor of philosophy received the […]

CSI Represents NY in Nationwide State Rankings

April 29, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Business Insider, a global leader in aggregating, reporting, and analyzing the top news stories across the Web, teamed with the academic ranking and review service Niche, to compile a list of the country’s “most underrated colleges.”“Oftentimes, these schools’ strong academic programs are overshadowed by the popular perception that a college is better if it’s tough to get into,” Business Insider reports, adding “these colleges challenge that myth, and are smart — and potentially safe — options for student applicants.”The College of Staten Island (CSI), a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), was the only college chosen in New York State, one of 50 nationwide, to be included in the rankings.