Archive for 2014

Baruch College Hosts Naturalization Day to Offer Free Assistance with U.S. Citizenship Applications

November 19, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE NEW YORK, NY- November 19, 2014 – In celebration of International Education Week, Baruch College, in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now, invited students, faculty, staff and community members to receive free assistance with U.S. citizenship applications today inside the Vertical Campus Building. Naturalization Day, which has been held at Baruch over the last […]

Center for Workforce Development Operations Director Christine Zagari-LoPorto Accepts Exemplary Program Award for CUNY CareerPATH Marketing Program

November 19, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Award recognizes innovative and efficient programming and marketing contributions to the Adult and Continuing Education field Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Operations Director Christine Zagari-LoPorto accepted the Dr. James C. Hall, Jr. Exemplary Program Award for the CUNY CareerPATH Marketing Program during the recent Continuing Education Association of New York’s […]

12/1: EPIDEMIOLOGISTS DISCUSS #EBOLA

November 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

On Monday, December 1, a panel of leading epidemiologists will discuss the Ebola epidemic—response, preparedness, and lessons—followed by audience Q&A.

Guttman Hosts Annual Fall Fest for Students

November 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On November 18, Guttman celebrated one of its annual traditions– the Fall Fest. With the Thanksgiving holiday a week away, College members were reminded of the importance of community and serving others. Guttman faculty and staff honored students for their hard work by providing them with a buffet lunch as the holiday season begins, serving dishes such […]

Frances Fox Piven Named Winner of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship

November 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Frances Fox Piven (Political Science/Sociology) has been named recipient of the prestigious Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. The $100,000 award is bestowed annually to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance. “As a frontline fighter for equal rights for all and a […]

Dr. Andrew Mendelson of Temple University Named CUNY J-School Associate Dean

November 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="//www.journalism.cuny.edu/tcS3_media/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/11/40_18_TT_MENDELSON_1-1-crop-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Dr. Andrew Mendelson of Temple University Named CUNY J-School Associate Dean" title="Dr. Andrew Mendelson of Temple University Named CUNY J-School Associate Dean" style="float:right;" />As the leader of a journalism program based in a major city, Mendelson shares many of the same values as the CUNY J-School, including an emphasis on diversity in the student body, faculty, and curriculum.

Guttman Peer Mentors Attend National Mentoring Symposium

November 19, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Bindi Patel, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Student Success at Guttman, accompanied Vikki Franco, Leadership and Service Peer Mentor, and Noy Kruvi, Academic Success Studio Peer Mentor, to the National Mentoring Symposium held at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) on October 11. The symposium provided an opportunity to network with other undergraduate and graduate […]

Ebola and the Global Collapse of Public Infrastructure: Understanding the Real Sources and Solutions to Ebola and Other Pandemics

November 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The Ebola crisis in the United States has been met with a response that has obscured the suffering faced by the most affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. On Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm in the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology presents a free public forum that will address many of the issues made evident by the outbreak, and the global risks it poses.

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

Prof. Cox on CIA Plan to Destroy Email Records

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”

Judith McCarthy (‘91) Inducted as Southern District Magistrate Judge

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law alumna Judith McCarthy (‘91) was inducted as a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. McCarthy was previously the executive vice president and general counsel of the New York Power Authority. Read the full article

Prof. Goode on Upcoming SCOTUS Redistricting Case

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Victor Goode spoke to Colorlines about the upcoming Supreme Court case about redistricting in Alabama.

Medgar to Host Pre-Reception to Universal Children’s Day For UN Ambassadors, Educators and Others

November 18, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, November 19, Medgar Evers College (MEC) will welcome a number of United Nations (UN) ambassadors, colleagues from the University of the District of Columbia, Friends of Education for African Children Orphaned by AIDS and the Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations to campus. The group will host a symposium with the focus, Education as an Imperative for a Transformative Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. They will also discuss the status of progress since the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College to Display 60 Objects From a Newly Donated Collection Spanning 5,000 Years of Chinese Art

November 18, 2014 | Queens College

Several thousand years of Chinese history and culture will be illuminated when the Godwin-Ternbach Museum opens Highlights of The Daghlian Collection of Chinese Art on November 19.

Former College Football Star Maurice Clarett to Visit MEC

November 18, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Male Development and Empowerment Center and the Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Maurice Clarett, a former college football standout with a remarkable story of failure and redemption, will share with his successes and mishaps both on and off the field, Thursday, November 20th.

The Battle of Algiers Film Presentation

November 18, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

All are welcome to the screening of The Battle of Algiers, a film about the predominantly Islamic country of Algeria’s 1950s war of independence from the European nation of France.  The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) at MEC invites you to this screening, Thursday, November 20, 2014.  Join in to learn about Algeria’s […]

“Grover” Takes 11th Place in Chem-e-Car Finals

November 17, 2014 | City College

“Grover,” a car designed by chemical engineering students at The City College of New York, placed 11th in the 2014 AIChE Chem-e-Car finals in Atlanta Sunday, November 16. There were 35 vehicles in the competition at Georgia Tech from the United States, Canada, Poland, Qatar and Malaysia.

Fifth Annual Celestial Ball Honors Community Leaders and Raises Funds for the College’s Greatest Needs

November 17, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island Foundation’s Fifth Annual Celestial Ball will be held at the Richmond County Country Club on Saturday, December 6. The reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and the program. The goal of the Celestial Ball is to raise much-needed funds to benefit all aspects of the College—from support for students and faculty through infrastructure and everyday needs.

Clips of the Week

November 14, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="//www.journalism.cuny.edu/tcS3_media/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/11/edison-motal-2-150×150.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 Julius Motal’s photos for the New York Observer’s story about the planned closure of Cafe Edison.

Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Announces New Federal Grant Award

November 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) was recently awarded a three-year federal grant of $595,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Skills Training and Health Workforce Development of Paraprofessionals Program. This new funding complements the current Health Profession Opportunity Grants […]