Archive for June, 2014

CUNY Trustees Appoint Farley Herzek Kingsborough Community College President

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Farley Herzek as the president of Kingsborough Community College. President Herzek, a highly experienced administrator has been serving as interim president of Los Angeles Harbor College – Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the nation.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Chase F. Robinson President of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Chase F. Robinson, a prominent historian of the pre-modern Middle East, as president of The City University of New York Graduate School and University Center.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Felix Matos Rodriguez Queens College President

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, an Ivy League educated scholar, administrator, teacher and former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as president of Queens College.

City Tech’s Hospitality Management Industry Awards Presented to Chef Daniel Boulud and Alumna Elizabeth Rodriguez

June 30, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s Department of Hospitality Management honored Chef Daniel Boulud and department alum Elizabeth Rodriguez with Industry Awards at the annual BTech celebration in May. Additional awards were given to outstanding students in the department, including Belinda Leung who earned the Janet Lefler Academic Achievement Award for the student who has maintained the highest grade […]

Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program Celebrates Graduates

June 27, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The 2014 graduates of The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program received their certificates of completion during the College of Staten Island’s Honors Convocation. John Ferrandino, Nina Giaccobe, Arthur King, Alex Medina and Basant Zaki were joined by their family, friends, mentors and faculty to celebrate all that they have accomplished during their time as students with The Melissa Riggio Program.

City College Campaign Tops $500 Million

June 26, 2014 | City College

A year ahead of its target date, The Campaign for The City College of New York has raised more than half a billion dollars, President Lisa S. Coico announced Tuesday night.

College Celebrates Chartering and Induction of Students into Honor Society

June 26, 2014 | Guttman Community College

The chartering of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s chapter at Guttman Community College—Beta Phi Gamma–and student induction ceremony was held on June 19 at John Jay College. Phi Theta Kappa is an international organization that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. Guttman President Scott E. Evenbeck was the featured guest speaker. Graduating […]

Student Fulbright Winners Are Announced, and Hunter Celebrates Another Banner Year

June 26, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter has an exceptional record as a producer of Fulbright award winners, and 2014 is proving to be another banner year. Two new graduates, a student who just received her master’s from the School of Education, a member of the class of 2013 who is now earning a graduate degree at the School of Education, […]

Central Park Five represented by Prof. Moore Receive $40 million settlement

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The five men exonerated in the beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989, known as the Central Park Five, have settled their wrongful conviction lawsuit for $40 million. Four of the five men are represented by CUNY Law Adjunct Professor Jonathan Moore.

Dean Anderson Receives 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award from the NYC Bar

June 26, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Dean Michelle J. Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity & Champion Inclusion Champion Award from the New York City Bar Association.

Guttman Instructor Receives PSC-CUNY Research Grant for Hybrid Course Study

June 26, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Instructor Chet Jordan was recently awarded a $6,000 PSC-CUNY Research Grant to incorporate Second Life, a 3-D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create, into the Foundations in the Humanities course that he will teach during the Fall I 2014 session. This hybrid-online course will ask students to examine the thoughts and […]

City Tech Professor Nora Favelukes Honored for 20 Years of Teaching the History and Beauty of Iberian Peninsula and South American Wines

June 26, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Nora Favelukes, wine expert and partner to City Tech’s Hospitality Management Department, has lectured for 20 years on Iberian Peninsula and South American wines in the department’s Wines & Beverage Management class. In addition, Favelukes generously donates wines from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Portugal and Spain used in tastings in the Wine and Beverage Management […]

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On the 2014-15 New York City Budget

June 26, 2014 | The University

We strongly commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on a 2014-15 Executive Budget that includes funding for vitally important programs and services, allowing CUNY to significantly strengthen our preparation of an educated workforce for the future.

Sean P. Moriarty Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement

June 26, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Accomplished Fundraiser to Lead Macaulay Honors College Advancement Efforts New York, NY – (June 25, 2014). Sean P. Moriarty, a successful fundraiser for higher education institutions, including the London School of Economics and The New School, will join Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York on July 14, 2014 as Vice President of […]

International Visitor Leadership Program Wraps Up At CSI

June 26, 2014 | College of Staten Island

THE BANNER – A delegation of 19 international higher education leaders congregate in the Green Dolphin Lounge in 1C on May 1, 2014. Hosted by the Center for International Service, the International Visitor Leadership Program wrapped up its three week tour of United States’ colleges and universities.

Professor Belinda Rincon Wins Fellowship to Study Chicana Writing on War & Militarism

June 25, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Belinda Rincón of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies has been awarded a $40,000 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship that will allow her to complete a manuscript on Chicana literary and activist responses to war and militarism. The national, competitive fellowship, administered by the National Research Council, seeks to increase the ethnic and […]

Two City Tech Students Win Rock Stars of Research Awards for Independent Research

June 25, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech students Md Arefin and Brittiny Dhital won the Rock Stars of Research Award, which comes with a $100 prize. The award recognizes the independent work of student researchers and the promise their research holds for innovative products or results that contribute to a particular field of knowledge. Dhital and Arefin were chosen from […]

Polluted or Clean? Students Examine NYC’s Waterways: Unique Macaulay Honors College Program Immerses Brooklyn Tech Students in Pressing Environmental Issues

June 25, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Program Designed to Pique Interest in STEM Careers From Students of all Backgrounds June 25, 2014 –New York, NY –  To build interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers among students from a wide array of backgrounds, Macaulay Honors College is partnering with Brooklyn Tech, a specialized STEM high school with one of […]

Exploring Brooklyn with a Private(i)

June 24, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– By the year 2020, privacy will not only be a revolutionary act, but will come at great cost. At least, that is the premise of Private(i): Enjoy the Hide, an interactive performance crafted by a group of Brooklyn College students from the Performance and Interactive Media (PIMA) Program. Held on April 26 and 27 at the […]

Call Her Professor #BringBackOurGirls

June 24, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When Political Science Professor Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome steps up to the microphone one late spring afternoon at the corner of 44th St. and 2nd Avenue—just opposite Manhattan’s Nigerian Consulate and blocks from the United Nations—she presses her heart as she speaks. “Bring back our girls,” she chants. “Yes!” the crowd choruses back. Her call to action echoes the […]