Archive for 2014

International Advisers from EducationUSA visit campus

September 17, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) and Baruch College were recently honored by the visit of nine EducationUSA advisers from Peru, China, Mauritius, Sweden, India, Burkina Faso, Malaysia, Georgia, Congo and a country coordinator from Mexico. EducationUSA advising centers are located in U.S.

New Medgar Evers College Library Now Open

September 16, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Charles Evans Innis Memorial Library which serves Medgar Evers College students, faculty and staff. Monday, September 15th the new, expanded library reopened with more than 90,000 volumes and a vast online database.

Washington Monthly Ranks Queens College #2 in Nation as a “Best-Bang-For-The-Buck” College

September 16, 2014 | Queens College

Not only has Queens College been recognized for the second consecutive year by Washington Monthly as the #2 Best-Bang-for-the-Buck College in America, but new rankings from Forbes and Money magazines also emphasize the college’s outstanding value.

Baruch College’s Entrepreneurship Programs Excel on The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine 2015 List

September 16, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College has been placed at #9, up from last year’s #25, on the “Top 50 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” 2015 list released today by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. In addition, Baruch is ranked at #14 on the list of “Top 50 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship.”

Justice Department launches study of racial bias among police

September 16, 2014 | The University

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

Maureen Becker named Interim Founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences

September 16, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Maureen Becker has been appointed the Interim Founding Dean of the College of Staten Island School of Health Sciences effective August 27, 2014. Dean Becker will lead the Nursing and Physical Therapy Departments and organize the School so that these departments function cohesively and complement one another.

Mapping What Matters — BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE GEOSPATIAL CENTER OF THE CREST INSTITUTE (BGCCI)

September 15, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Please join us What: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception When:  Friday October 3rd, 2014 Where: Meister Hall [ME] Rm. 330 Bronx Community College 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453   Cutting Edge Academic and Research Center Will Enable BCC to Prepare Geospatial Technicians What is Geospatial technology? “Geospatial technology” or “Geomatics” is the […]

2014 Latino Heritage Month: Art Competition and Open Mic

September 15, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

All students are invited to participate in the 2014 Latino Heritage Month, “Expressions of Emerging Latino Identities Art Competition and Open Mic” at Medgar Evers College(MEC), Saturday, September 27, 2014! Whether you’re an artist, poet, a singer/songwriter, a comedian, or freestyle rapper, we’d love to have you.   For the third year in a row, the […]

BCC Early Childhood Center Receives $500,000 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant to Provide Life Coaching to Parent-Students

September 15, 2014 | Bronx Community College

The Lifelong Learners Project Seeks to Increase Retention and Graduation Rates and Provide Employment Opportunities for Scholars Juggling Parenting and Academic Demands Bronx, New York, September 15, 2014 –Ashley Hernandez, 23, has been preparing most of her life to be a life coach. “My mother had eight children, “ says the Bronx native. “I had […]

Professor Peter Moskos Featured on New Greek TV

September 15, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Peter Moskos of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was featured as “Greek of the Week” on New Greek TV where he discussed his book, Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (Third Edition). Professor Moskos’s father, sociologist Charles Moskos, wrote the first and second editions of the book which examines […]

Carlos Beltrán Establishes Scholarship At Hostos Community College

September 15, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eight-time Major League All Star, Carlos Beltrán and Hostos Community College proudly announce the creation of the Carlos Beltrán Scholarship. On September 6th, 2014, six Hostos Community College students were recognized at Yankee Stadium during a pre-game ceremony with Carlos and Jessica Beltrán and Hostos Interim President Dr. David Gómez. These scholarships were awarded to […]

[video] Celebrate Italian Heritage with a benefit concert by the World’s Longest-running Phantom to support Italian Studies at CSI

September 15, 2014 | College of Staten Island

“Iron Man of the Mask” Franc D’Ambrosio performs an Italian Heritage Benefit Concert featuring hits from Broadway in The Phantom Unmasked, at the College of Staten Island Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm. Tickets cost $35 with the proceeds benefiting the Italian Studies program.

Clips of the Week

September 12, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

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College Hosts Second Annual Transfer Fair

September 12, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman held its second annual Transfer Fair on September 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This event provided continuing students with the opportunity to interact one-on-one with representatives from over 30 four-year colleges, including: Adelphi University; Baruch College (CUNY); Berkeley College; Binghamton University (SUNY); Brooklyn College (CUNY); College at Brockport (SUNY); College of Staten Island (CUNY); […]

President Jeremy Travis Featured in NPR Retrospective on the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act

September 12, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The National Public Radio retrospective on the 20th anniversary of the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 featured commentary by President Jeremy Travis. According to the piece,“20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake,” the crime bill “paid to put more cops on the beat, trained police and lawyers to investigate […]

Professor Borgmann on the “Undue-Burden” Abortion Standard in the National Law Journal

September 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.

Guttman Begins the Year with the Fall 2014 Convocation and Awards Ceremony

September 12, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On September 2, Guttman Community College welcomed its third incoming class of 414 students during a morning Convocation and honored returning students at an afternoon Award Ceremony. September 2 was also the conclusion of the 11-day Summer Bridge Program, a required introductory session for incoming students. Convocation began with an introduction and welcome from President […]

Guttman Begins the Year with the Fall 2014 Convocation and Awards Ceremony

September 12, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On September 2, Guttman Community College welcomed its third incoming class of 414 students during a morning Convocation and honored returning students at an afternoon Award Ceremony. September 2 was also the conclusion of the 11-day Summer Bridge Program, a required introductory session for incoming students. Convocation began with an introduction and welcome from President […]

CCNY Analysis Explains Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics

September 12, 2014 | City College

Applying analyses designed by City College of New York biologist Mike Hickerson, a team of international researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds ended up in the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest extending from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America. It is home to the most bird species on Earth.

CSI Breast Cancer Walkathon 2014

September 12, 2014 | College of Staten Island

To raise awareness and funds for the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative (SIBCRI)