Archive for 2014

In Daily Beast Op-ed, Professor Candace McCoy Discusses Criminal Prosecutions Versus Civil Lawsuits in the Ferguson, MO Shooting

August 26, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Candace McCoy published an op-ed in The Daily Beast that examines the legal options that are likely to result in lasting changes to policing practices in Ferguson, MO. In the piece, titled “Prosecuting Officer Wilson Won’t Bring Justice to Ferguson,” McCoy writes, “political mobilization and hardheaded negotiation over future directions, whether collaborative or not, […]

NYCity News Service Report Named National Award Finalist

August 25, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="NYCity News Service Report Named National Award Finalist" title="NYCity News Service Report Named National Award Finalist" style="float:right;" />The winner will be announced Sept. 27 at the 2014 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet.

Study redefines ecological model: Competition among species can cause geographical isolation

August 25, 2014 | The University

In a study that could alter traditional notions in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, three City College of New York researchers present results indicating that competition between two species can lead to the geographic isolation of one of them. The finding by biologists Eliecer E. Gutiérrez, Robert A. Boria and Robert P. Anderson is the cover story in the August issue of the Swedish-published journal “Ecography” under the title, “Can biotic interactions cause allopatry? Niche models, competition, and distributions of South American mouse opossums.”

New Summer Titles By CCNY Faculty Authors

August 22, 2014 | City College

“Zone Morality,” philosophy Professor David Weissman’s seventh book since 2000, is one of several titles by City College of New York faculty this summer and fall. The 128 page hardcover published by Walter De Gruyter, Inc. describes systems – families and businesses – created by the causal reciprocities of their members.

Clips of the Week

August 22, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.jpeg" 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 Roxanne Scott’s piece for NPR’s Latino USA about a street naming ceremony in East Harlem.

Prof. Steve Zeidman on NY Criminal Justice System in Crisis

August 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”

Robin Hood Foundation Announces Semi-Finalists for $5 Million College Success Challenge

August 19, 2014 | The University

Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty fighting organization, ideas42, a leading behavioral ideas lab, along with The City University of New York (CUNY), the leading urban university system in the U.S., today announced the semi-finalists for The Robin Hood College Success Prize, a competition designed to identify scalable technology solutions to increase the three-year graduation rates of the most at-risk community college students—those enrolled in remedial courses

Entering Class of 2014 Begins Summer Bridge Program

August 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On August 18 approximately 417 new students came to Guttman Community College for their first day of the Summer Bridge. This required 11-day program, ending on September 2, ensures all incoming students are prepared for their coursework in the fall. During Summer Bridge, students learn what is expected of them academically and explore their strengths […]

Prof. Borgmann on Admitting Privileges Requirements for Abortion Providers

August 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann recently spoke to Vox about court challenges to admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers. These laws require providers to gain the right to admit patients at a local hospital in order to perform abortions. Borgmann discussed whether this issue is likely to end up before the Supreme Court. “I think the Supreme […]

Hostos Celebrates Dedicated Summer Students

August 19, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Twenty-year-old Hostos Community College student Madlen Castro knows that by taking classes during the summer, she may have missed out on some fun. However, she also knows that you can’t get where you want to go in life without working hard and making a few sacrifices along the way. So weighing her options, she decided […]

Study at Deepwater Horizon spill site finds key to tracking pollutants

August 18, 2014 | The University

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean.

Workshops Work

August 17, 2014 | The University

A growing number of states have begun to require community colleges to allow more students with academic deficiencies to skip remediation and enroll directly in college-level courses. New research shows this approach can work, particularly if those students receive additional academic support.

Guttman Community College to Mark Its Inaugural Commencement on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 15, 2014 | Guttman Community College, The University

NEW YORK, NY, August 15, 2014–Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, The City University of New York’s first new community college in more than 40 years, will celebrate its first commencement on August 27th. The commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Gerald W. […]

Prof. Zeidman on the Trouble with ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

August 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

On Thursday, Professor Steve Zeidman was a guest on NPR’s On Point discussing the recent deaths of civilians at the hands of the police.

Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg The “Times And Roots” Retrospective And A National Recognition

August 13, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg is enjoying the splash of attention and venerated respect he has worked hard to earn in the last 40 years as author, novelist, poet, essayist, and chronicler of his Jewish-Peruvian heritage and history. The House of Peruvian Literature in Lima, Peru is presently exhibiting a retrospective in honor of his work […]

John Jay Online Brings History Alive: First-ever MOOC on the Literature & Law of American Slavery Opens for Registration

August 12, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay Online, the online education department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today opened registration for its first-ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the Literature & Law of American Slavery. This unusual and in-depth look at one of the seminal periods of American history brings these two worlds together to paint a […]

Professor Scott Atran’s Op-Ed on the Middle East Conflict Featured in The New York Times

August 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Scott Atran, a Presidential Scholar in Sociology, was recently featured in The New York Times’s opinion blog “Room for Debate,” in a round-up of views on the subject of “Can the U.S. Still Be a Leader in the Middle East?” Atran, author of the book Talking to the Enemy, offered his views in an […]

Professor Peter Moskos’s Op-Ed on Police Use of Force Published in the New York Daily News

August 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter Moskos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, recently published an op-ed, titled “When Should Cops Use Force?,” in the New York Daily News.  In the piece, Professor Moskos examines at the guidelines in the NYPD Patrol Guide that pertain to making arrests and use of force. He […]

Prof. Borgmann on Alabama “Undue Burden” Abortion Decision

August 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.

Hostos Secures New York State Grants To Expand And Improve Its Allied Health And Media Programs

August 6, 2014 | Hostos Community College

On July 25, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY will receive two grants as part of his CUNY 2020 initiative—$2.2 million for “Allied Health Training for Employment” and a portion of the $4.6 million allocated for a new multi-campus media program. Through this initiative, the Governor […]