Archive for July, 2014

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. David Gomez Interim President of Hostos Community College

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez as the interim president of Hostos Community College.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Judith E. Bergtraum As Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Judith E. Bergtraum as Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management. For the past seven years she has served as deputy to Vice Chancellor Iris Weinshall, who is leaving to become the chief operating officer of the New York Public Library.

CCNY Hosts American Advertising Federation AdCamp for Second Year

July 21, 2014 | City College

AdCamp, an exclusive program established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to introduce high school students of diverse backgrounds to advertising and communications professions, returns to The City College of New York, July 27 – August 1.Nineteen top students from around the nation, including Chicago, Mexico City and Fayetteville, Ga., were selected by the AAF for the camp following a competitive application process.

Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay Awarded $3.6 Million to Support Research on Resilience in Urban Coastal Ecosystems

July 21, 2014 | The University

The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI), a research consortium led by The City University of New York (CUNY), has been awarded $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding to support research projects that will advance knowledge of resilience in urban coastal ecosystems.

CUNY Trustees Name Five New Distinguished Professors The University’s Highest Faculty Rank

July 17, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York unanimously named five outstanding scholars as Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank, at its June 30 meeting.

City Tech Salutatorian’s Artwork Featured in Exhibition Hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

July 17, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia is hosting the Ljiljana and Milica Jevtic: Beauty and Nature art exhibition on Thursday, July 24, from 6pm to 8pm, at 62 West 45th Street, 7th floor, in Manhattan. Milica Jevtic is City Tech’s 2014 Salutatorian. Jevtic, a budding academic, is a Serbian who was born in […]

CUNY Announces First Round of Residencies as Part of the New CUNY Dance Initiative

July 17, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York has awarded 20 dance companies/choreographers residencies as part of the 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI).

Bring Your Kids to a Flight Simulator and Planetarium at Free NASA Camp

July 17, 2014 | York College

QUEENS — The final frontier is coming a little closer to home. This summer, kids can learn all about planets, participate in flight simulations and study 3-D printing, during a free NASA-designed program offered at York College in Jamaica. The hands-on classes are part of the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy Program (SEMAA), and […]

JP Morgan Chase and John Jay Host Empowerment Symposium for Women Veterans

July 16, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice in collaboration with JP Morgan Chase hosted the Women Veterans Empowerment Symposium on Wednesday, June 25. They held the event to bring awareness to the significance of women veterans and to deepen an understanding of women’s specialized needs as they move into civilian life and prepare for civilian professions. […]

Brooklyn College Remembers Claire Tow ’52

July 15, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Philanthropist Claire Tow ’52 died peacefully on July 7 after a 14-year struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). She was 83. Born on August 29, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, Claire was the daughter of Sigmund and Sadie Schneider. Growing up in Brighton Beach, Claire followed in her older sister Lucille’s footsteps, attending Abraham Lincoln High […]

SEEMA PROGRAM AT YORK

July 14, 2014 | York College

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) was recently featured on NY1 News. SEMAA is a free and exciting STEM program for school children from first grade through sixth grade in the summer. The week-long class is still registering students for the week of July 21 through 25. The fall 2014 program will then […]

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy featured on NY1 News

July 14, 2014 | York College

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) was recently featured on NY1 News. SEMAA is a free and exciting STEM program for school children from first grade through sixth grade in the summer. The week-long class is still registering students for the week of July 21 through 25.

Graham Kates of The Crime Report Discusses Environmental Crimes on NPR’s The Takeaway and Democracy Now

July 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  Graham Kates, Deputy Managing Editor of The Crime Report – an nonprofit online news partnership operated by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists – was interviewed on National Public Radio’s “The Takeaway” and “Democracy Now” about his new investigative report on corporate polluters.  Kates used public records to […]

The Crime Report’s New Environmental Crime Database Allows Citizens to Monitor Corporate Polluters

July 14, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Environmental Crime: The Prosecution Gap   The Crime Report’s new environmental crime database allows citizens to monitor corporate polluters. It also reveals the government’s weakening efforts to crack down on them.   New York, NY, July 14, 2014 – Who are the worst corporate polluters in your state? And what’s the government doing about them? […]

Clips of the Week

July 11, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/07/Melanie-Soccer-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 latest links – including images of World Cup reactions Melanie Bencosme captured in Medellin for Colombia Reports.

Guttman Student Produces and Directs His Own Film Series

July 11, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On July 10, Guttman screened, “The Journey Begins,” the pilot episodefrom the short-film series Repercussions created by second-year Guttman student Bobby Ashley. Bobby is a Liberal Arts major who has been practicing film professionally since the age of 12. After his first year at Guttman, Bobby began working on Repercussions, a story about an aspiring […]

Professor Isabel Martinez Featured in NBC News.com Article on Her Book Drive for Detained Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

July 10, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Isabel Martinez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o, was recently featured in a NBC News.com story about the book drive she has launched to provide bilingual or Spanish books to thousands of detained unaccompanied immigrant children. She has partnered with La Casa Azul Bookstore and Children’s Village, a non-profit that work […]

Miguel Macías Documents Cultural Shifts in His Native Spain

July 10, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In 2008, Spain faced an economic crisis unlike any it had ever seen, which, like in the United States, had its roots in the housing market. Spanish native Miguel Macías ’04 M.F.A., an assistant professor and deputy chair for graduate studies in the Department of Television and Radio, has spent another summer on the ground in Spain […]

CUNY Names Italian Studies Scholar Anthony Julian Tamburri Queens College’s 15th Distinguished Professor

July 10, 2014 | Queens College

FLUSHING, NY, July 9, 2014 − Professor Anthony Julian Tamburri, dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY, was named Distinguished Professor by the City University of New York Board of Trustees at its June 30 meeting, effective September 1. Dean Tamburri is internationally recognized for his scholarly contributions to Italian […]

CITY COUNCIL RESTORES CUNY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

July 10, 2014 | The University

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (at lectern, above) and other elected officials announced the restoration of the CUNY Merit-Based Scholarship Program. Starting this fall, it will provide $800 scholarships a year to high school graduates who maintain a “B” average while attending any CUNY college.