Archive for 2014

Baruch Students Receive Top Awards at Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Convention

August 26, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- August 26, 2014 –Baruch College’s student organization Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) participated in ALPFA’s Annual Convention, August 2-5, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Fl., where they were awarded the Northeastern Chapter of the Year and won the KPMG National Case Study competition. The national conference offered ALPFA […]

Baruch College Improves Position in Forbes’ 2014 “America’s Top Colleges”

August 26, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE   NEW YORK, NY- August 26, 2014 – Baruch College was once again included in Forbes magazine’s annual listing of “America’s Top Colleges.” Baruch is ranked #244 overall, up 36 spots from last year. Baruch is also ranked #101 in the Northeast, up four spots from last year, and #11 in the “Best […]

CCNY Study Redefines Ecological Model

August 26, 2014 | City College

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.”

Baruch College Hosts “Under the Hood: Corporate Sustainability 2014″ Panel Discussion

August 26, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY-August 26, 2014 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Businessand The Sustainability Practice Network will host a panel discussion on September 3 on corporate sustainability. A recent Global Survey from McKinsey and Company showed that many companies view sustainability as a priority, but are failing […]

Join In! West Indian American Day Parade/Carnival

August 26, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Monday, September 1st, 2014, Medgar Evers College will once again be participating in the West Indian American Day Parade/Carnival.  Medgar Evers College is deeply proud of its students, alumni, faculty and staff who are of West Indian American descent and would like to extend an invitation to the members of the various clubs to participate […]

Official NYC Sonia Sanchez 80th Birthday Celebration!

August 26, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College Center for Black Literature, AKILA WORKSONGS, African Voices Magazine, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Arts + Crafts announce an 80th birthday party for the world-renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar and activist Sonia Sanchez.

CUNY’s New Chancellor Visits Guttman

August 26, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On August 25 CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken, who joined the University on June 1, visited Guttman Community College for the first time. The Chancellor met with senior administration, toured the college, and attended a special reception with staff and faculty members who are teaching in the Summer Bridge program. Additionally, the Chancellor visited a […]

New research shows temperatures vary block by block

August 26, 2014 | The University

This summer has seen the temperature rise above the severe heat mark of 90 degrees just five times, with the latest happening Wednesday afternoon. That’s far fewer times than in an average New York summer.

Medgar Evers College Set to Reopen Campus Library

August 26, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce the planned reopening of the Charles Evans Innis Memorial Library. The Library space has been closed since late 2012 for a $22 million dollar refurbishment and is now set to again open its doors to students, faculty and staff on September 15th, 2014.

Study Abroad Application Essay Workshops

August 26, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Are you applying to a study abroad program? Is the application essay more challenging than you expected?  Essays can be difficult to write. Allow us to help you craft a winning one! The Writing Center at Medgar Evers College hosts writing workshops designed to help you craft, edit, and revise study abroad application essays. Come […]

Professor Carla Barrett Discusses Juveniles Offenders in Riker’s Island on NY1’s Inside City Hall

August 26, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Carla Barrett appeared on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” to discuss the treatment of teenage inmates on Riker’s Island and ways to improve the current state of juvenile justice. A recent report by the United States Attorney in Manhattan found the New York City Department of Correction violated the civil rights of male teenagers at […]

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="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/08/DenseCity-Grab-150×150.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="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/08/Young-Lords-Scott-150×150.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 […]