Archive for July, 2014

Dr. Carrie Brown to Lead Proposed New Social Journalism Degree Program

July 31, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has named Dr. Carrie Brown to head the school’s proposed new M.A. in Social Journalism, Dean Sarah Bartlett announced today. The program, which will prepare graduates to become leaders in community journalism in the age of social media, plans to begin in January, pending New York State approval. Development […]

Hostos Secures Two Large State Grants To Expand And Improve Allied Health And Media Programs

July 31, 2014 | Hostos Community College

On July 25, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Hostos Community College would receive two grants—$2.2 million for an “Allied Health Training for Employment” initiative and part of $4.6 million for a new multi-campus media program— as part of Governor Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 initiative. The Governor’s initiative awarded eight highly competitive grants totaling $55 […]

Susan Klitzman Assumes New Post to Coordinate Inter-Campus Programs

July 31, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Susan Klitzman, an accomplished public health leader, teacher and scholar, has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Inter-Campus Coordination at the CUNY School of Public Health. Previously serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Public Health, Dr. Klitzman will oversee the launch of new inter-disciplinary and inter-campus academic

Guttman Students Attend Critical Race Studies in Education Association National Conference

July 31, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On May 27, 2014, eight members of the Guttman community traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to participate in the Critical Race Studies in Education Association national conference at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Karla Fuller and Professor Katie Wilson, in collaboration with their students from House 1 City Seminar 2, presented a poster titled: “Coming to America: Teaching […]

Business Journalists Win First McGraw Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Three veteran journalists were awarded grants of up to $15,000 as the first recipients of the McGraw Fellowships for Business Journalism. The funding will support reporting on Chinese investment in the U.S. food industry, the overseas challenges faced by online giant Amazon and the economic links between the growth in prescription pain drugs and rising […]

Four CCNY PhD Students Awarded U.S. DoE Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | City College

Four PhD students at The City College of New York have been awarded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE). The fellows, who will receive need-based support including a stipend of up to $30,000 annually from the second year of their respective programs, are:

Jared Bass (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)
Jose Cobo (biochemistry)
Silas Hartley (biochemistry)
Alicia Sponholz (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)

Brainwaves Can Predict Audience Reaction

July 30, 2014 | City College

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor.

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 […]