Archive for July, 2014

Queensborough Community College Awarded $11.5 Million of Governor Cuomo’s NY CUNY 2020 Awards

July 30, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College is one of eight lead CUNY colleges to be awarded grant funds to serve the college and the community by connecting academic excellence with entrepreneurship and local economic development. Queensborough Community College President Diane B. Call said, “The $11.5 million dollar award places us as a vanguard to serve two vital industry […]

Film Screening (TONIGHT): Finding Fela

July 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Mere months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Finding Fela, a documentary on the life of musician/activist Fela Kuti, inventor of what is now known as Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife and Psychedelic Rock), is set to screen at Medgar Evers College.

Scientists and Students Will Work around the Clock to Discover Animals, Plants, and Other Species during Macaulay Honors College BioBlitz at The New York Botanical Garden

July 30, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Students from Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York will team up with noted scientists to discover and catalog a richly varied array of animals, plants, fungi, and even microbes. The BioBlitz team descends on The New York Botanical Garden for 24 hours on September 6 and 7, 2014.

‘Chefs Celebrate City Tech’ Foodfest Attracts Nearly 180 Guests

July 30, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Nearly 180 guests attended the “Chefs Celebrate City Tech” foodfest hosted by the students, faculty and staff of the College’s Department of Hospitality Management in March 2014. More than 20 of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs provided tastings of signature dishes and desserts to the delight of all in attendance. Proceeds from the event […]

The Graduate Center Wins Grant to Establish New Data Visualization Center

July 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

As coleader of CUNY’s Big Data Consortium, which has won a $15 million grant from the State of New York in the CUNY 2020 competition, the Graduate Center will establish the CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization.

Guttman Student Accepted into Kaplan Leadership Program

July 29, 2014 | Guttman Community College

First year Guttman student Kristina Quiles has been accepted into the Kaplan Leadership Program (KLP), part of the Kaplan Educational Foundation. KLP is a highly selective program providing its high-achieving scholars with academic advising, professional development and financial support for the remainder of their time in community college and during both the transfer process and […]

Three CUNY Colleges to Fuel New York City’s Media Technology Industry: Joint Effort Will Create Jobs and Start-Up Companies

July 29, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY – (July 29, 2014). Three City University of New York (CUNY) campuses – Macaulay Honors College, Hostos Community College and Lehman College – have joined forces to create a New Media Jobs Incubator and Innovation Lab. The inter-campus project will lead to the creation of new businesses and a […]

Cara Tabachnick of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice Writes on Obamacare and Former Inmates for The Christian Science Monitor

July 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Advocates hope that enrolling thousands of ex-offenders in Medicaid under Obamacare can reduce recidivism and save incarceration costs. “This is a huge opportunity,” Kamala Mallik-Kane, who studies correctional systems, inmates, and health policy at the Urban Institute, told Cara Tabachnick, Deputy Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, who wrote about this topic […]

Professor Marie-Helen Maras Discusses Identity Theft in CBS News Report

July 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management is quoted in a recent CBS News segment about identity theft, in which she examines the difficulties faced by law enforcement in cracking down on skilled, elusive cyber-thieves. Maras, the author of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws and Evidence, was interviewed for the […]

CSI to get share of Governor Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 awards

July 29, 2014 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — The College of Staten Island will get a share of $55 million allocated in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 program. The funds are given to foster eight innovative projects on 20 City University campuses, designed to connect academics with economic development.

Five CCNY Students, Alum, Awarded U.S. Geological Survey Internships

July 28, 2014 | City College

Elizama Pons-Montalvo, a geology major at The City College of New York, is working this summer at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. She is helping to investigate the impact of Hurricane Sandy under the USGS’s 2014 Summer Internship Program.


July 28, 2014 | The University

Competitive grants awarded for projects that connect economic development and academic excellence and will create more than 3,800 jobs over six years

Award-Winning Journalist and Chinese Language Television Host Meets With City Tech Students

July 28, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Andrew Ryan, an award-winning journalist and Chinese language television host, was the invited speaker in Professor Patrick Corbett’s Advanced Career Writing class last week. Ryan shared his experiences as the host of a travel television show now in its second season in Taiwan, where he travels the country with a blind co-host whom he guides […]

Professor John DeCarlo Discusses Privately Paid Police in The Atlantic

July 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor John DeCarlo of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration is quoted prominently in an article that appeared in The Atlantic on the growing phenomenon of privatized policing. DeCarlo, a 34-year veteran of the Branford, CT, Police Department, including four years as its police chief, commented on the recent move […]

Clips of The Week

July 23, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of The Week" title="Clips of The Week" style="float:right;" />Check out our latest links – including Amanda Hou’s Village Voice video about a deadly Upper West Side intersection.

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.