Archive for June, 2014

Saul Kripke Enters Agreement to Keep Archive of Philosophical Work at the Graduate Center

June 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center has begun a fifteen-year agreement with noted logician and philosopher Saul Kripke to curate and preserve the Kripke Archive.

Ruth Milkman Elected President of ASA

June 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Ruth Milkman has been elected the 107th president of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2015–2016.

Tow-Knight Fellows Present their Startup Projects

June 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/06/towknightdemo-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Tow-Knight Fellows Present their Startup Projects" title="Tow-Knight Fellows Present their Startup Projects" style="float:right;" />Our 2014 class of fellows finished out the year with stellar presentations before 18 distinguished panelists on the final day of the semester.

City Tech Professor Andy Zhang Develops Portable Device to Monitor Air Quality

June 23, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Andy Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, and his students at City Tech designed a portable device called AirCasting that monitors air quality and transmits the data to a smartphone app. Zhang said there is interest in the air monitors from institutions in California, Colorado, and as far away as […]

Kay Atanda, ’14, Awarded Pickering Fellowship

June 23, 2014 | City College

Oluwadamisi “Kay” Atanda, a City College of New York 2014 graduate, has been awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Mr. Atanda, who received a BA in political science from CCNY, summa cum laude, is one of 40 college graduates nationwide selected for the program, which prepares candidates to become members of the U.S. Foreign Service.

Medgar’s Sonia Wilson to Be Honored by the WNBA’s New York Liberty

June 23, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Congratulations are in order for Sonia Wilson of the Medgar Evers College (MEC) Development Office. Friday, July 11th, Sonia will be honored as an Inspiring Woman by the WNBA’s New York Liberty on the floor of Madison Square Garden during the evening’s home game. In partnership with UPS, the New York Liberty’s “Inspiring Women” initiative “celebrates women who have demonstrated outstanding business leadership”. The program is a league-wide effort with teams across the country recognizing women who are making a tremendous impact in their local communities.

Accreditation of Business Programs At Medgar Evers College

June 23, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has granted conditional reaffirmation of accreditation to Medgar Evers College (MEC) of The City University of New York for its business programs. Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, President, received an official letter from ACBSP on May 19, 2014.

CSI to Host Benefit Night for Former Dolphin

June 23, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Recent College of Staten Island graduate and standout softball star Danielle Ponsiglione will be the guest of honor this week when she returns to the CSI diamond, but the multiple record holder and three-time CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year, is battling a new competitor, and many former teammates, family and friends will be on hand for a benefit game in her honor.

Clips of the Week

June 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/06/Magic-School-Bus-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of the Week" title="Clips of the Week" style="float:right;" />Check out some of our reporters’ latest stories – including Ben Brody’s CNNMoney report about the return of "The Magic School Bus."

Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium

June 20, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

            MEDIA ADVISORY For more information, contact: Doreen Viñas-Pineda 212-237-8645 WOMEN VETERANS EMPOWERMENT SYMPOSIUM Hosted by John Jay College and JPMorgan Chase Featuring keynote speaker Loree K. Sutton, MD, Brigadier General (Ret), U.S. Army What:    John Jay College of Criminal Justice and JPMorgan Chase will host the Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium […]

A New ‘Focus’ for The Nabe

June 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

A New ‘Focus’ for The NabeThe CUNY J-School has turned over The Nabe to Corner News Media, which will rename the hyperlocal news site “Fort Greene Focus.”

Two Guttman Students Receive Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Award

June 20, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On May 9, second-year Guttman students Alfajo Jallow and Tannya Luna received the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award for demonstrating extraordinary leadership at Guttman through academic and service-related activities during the 2013-2014 academic year. The awards ceremony took place on May 9in the Hall of Great Americans, located at The City College of New […]

Two Guttman Students Receive Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Award

June 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On May 9, second-year Guttman students Alfajo Jallow and Tannya Luna received the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award for demonstrating extraordinary leadership at Guttman through academic and service-related activities during the 2013-2014 academic year. The awards ceremony took place on May 9in the Hall of Great Americans, located at The City College of New […]

Prof. Cammett’s work cited in Salon article on the stigmatization of poor people by politicians

June 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In a recent Salon article “The right’s despicable class war: Why they paint the poor as anti-American” by Elizabeth Stoker, the author extensively cites Professor Ann Cammett’s paper “Deadbeat Dads & Welfare Queens: How Metaphor Shapes Poverty Law”.

Film Premier: Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution

June 19, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is proud to present Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution. This compelling film, directed and produced by Bruce Paddington, is an epic documentary that highlights the revolutionary government of Grenada and the coup that brought about the assassination of leader Maurice Bishop.

Americas Film Festival of New York Debut ‘Huge Success’

June 19, 2014 | City College

Inaugural season for City College CWE cultural project draws 600 participants for four days of screenings, panels and events

Close to 600 people attended the inaugural Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The four-day festival, June 2 – 5, presented feature-length and short films from 10 countries in the Western Hemisphere plus panels and other events. The event was a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE).

Five Guttman Students Receive Transfer Scholarship Awards for 2014

June 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman students Rosellie Minier, Daphney Oliveira, Kristine Anne Perez, Gabriela Rosario and Shomari Townsend are the recipients of the Guttman Transfer Scholarship, scheduled to be awarded for the first time this fall. All five have been accepted as transfer students into CUNY senior colleges including, Lehman, City, Hunter and Brooklyn College. More than half of […]

Academy of Retired Professors Awards Scholarship

June 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Academy of Retired Professors (ARP) celebrated the end of the academic year by awarding their second annual scholarship to Chandramauli Akidari, a School of Business student, triple majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Economics. Adikari, an international student who is a native of Sri Lanka, noted the many benefits that he has experienced at CSI, “The quality, unique standards, phenomenal tutoring services, and outstanding professors are making my career a safe ride in my life.” He thanked the professors for the honor of recognizing him with a scholarship and the financial relief that it will afford him while he pursues his dream to practice and teach accounting.

Baruch College Co-Sponsors 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report

June 18, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE Who Are the Happiest Entrepreneurs in America? Successful Women Business Owners, According to Researchers at Babson College and Baruch College NEW YORK, NY- June 18, 2014 – The happiness levels of American women entrepreneurs are surging as they assume the role of successful business owner, according to the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) […]

Graduate Student Malgorzata Sekowska Finds Her Place Working with Victims of Trafficking

June 18, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Malgorzata Sekowska, who graduated in May with a Master’s in International Crime and Justice, has recently completed an internship at the NYS Human Trafficking Program in the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance within the Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance.  An article published in the Polish newspaper Nowy Dziennik featured an interview with Sekowska […]