Archive for 2015

For Black Marching Bands, It’s About Rhythm, Precision and Flair

December 30, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

By David Gonzalez (This story was originally published in The New York Times on Dec. 30, 2015) There is something about the spectacle of a marching band that has entranced Jules Allen. Sure, the sun gleaming off trumpets and the sound of drums echoing in the air are impressive. So, too, is the majestic sight […]

BMCC Veterans Resource Center Collects More Than $20,000 in Toys and Winter Clothing for Those in Need

December 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC Veterans Resource Center led a donation drive from October 26 through December 4. The drive collected more than 350 articles of winter clothing valued at about $8,000, and more than 600 children’s toys valued at about $12,000, for families in need. Volunteers and staff collected items on the second floor lobby of BMCC’s […]

Announcing the American Justice Summit 2016

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Tina Brown Live Media, in association with John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Ford Foundation today announced the second annual American Justice Summit. The Summit will feature panels, conversations and performances that explore the urgent need for American justice and prison system reform. Gun control and gun culture, juvenile incarceration, immigrant detention, and […]

J Journal Featured in 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College’s  J Journal: New Writing on Justice – a literary journal co-edited by English Professors Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman – has been ranked 52 out of 245 publications featured in the 2016 Pushcart Prize Literary Magazine Rankings for Fiction, above several notable and long-standing journals. J Journal, founded by Berlin and Heiman in 2008, […]

Forensic Dig is No Mere Walk in the Park

December 28, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

While most John Jay students were hitting the textbooks in classrooms, study halls or the library, 10 members of a graduate class in forensic anthropology were out in Central Park in mid-November, excavating, collecting and examining skeletal remains. Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences set up a crime scene in the composting area […]

Guttman Staff Member Receives CUNY IT Service Award

December 23, 2015 | Technology

Thomas Hiotakis, an IT Assistant at Guttman Community College, was awarded the CUNY Excellence in Service Award at the 14th annual CUNY IT Conference held December 3 and 4, 2015. “Tom is a great asset to the department. He is reliable, conscientious, knowledgeable, and works very well with our student, staff and faculty customer base […]

SAVE THE DATE: “Una Vida, Dos Países” premieres at CCNY March 24

December 23, 2015 | City College

Associate Professor Tatyana Kleyn, who directs the School of Education’s Programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL, will premiere her documentary film, “Una Vida, Dos Países [One Life, Two Countries],” at the City College of New York on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m.

LaGuardia’s Registered Nursing Program Holds 30th Pinning and Graduation Ceremony

December 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Thirty-eight nursing students celebrated their completion of the Registered Nursing Program at LaGuardia Community College, at an event held earlier this afternoon where they received their RN pins in a traditional Pinning ceremony, as well as their Associate in Applied Science diplomas.

Videos: 2015 Commencement Speakers

December 23, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, ’09 alum Aisha Al-Muslim, student speaker Cole Rosengren, Dean Sarah Bartlett

Videos: 2015 Commencement Speakers

December 23, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, ’09 alum Aisha Al-Muslim, student speaker Cole Rosengren, Dean Sarah Bartlett

Macaulay Honors College Students Cuba-Bound to Study Tropical Ecology

December 23, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

Students from Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, along with Baruch College associate professor David Gruber, will take part in a unique experience in Cuba—studying tropical ecology at the Peninsula de Zapata National Park. The site is one of the Caribbean’s most important wetland areas, and at nearly 700,000 acres, one of the largest biosphere reserves […]

Grant to Promote LGBTQ Awareness

December 22, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Marcus Allen, Associate Professor, Political Science and Urban Studies, Chet Jordan, Instructor in English, and Vanita Naidoo, Instructor in ESL/ELL, have received a Diversity Projects Development Fund grant for $5,000. They will host an event to promote awareness about issues in the LGBTQ community. The event will continue the development of a climate of inclusiveness […]

Judge Alice Fisher Rubin Elected Chair of City Tech Foundation

December 22, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

The City Tech Foundation is pleased to announce that it has elected the Honorable Alice Fisher Rubin, retired Judge of the New York City Civil Court, as chair of the Foundation. Judge Rubin had previously been serving as the Foundation’s Vice Chair and has been a board member since 1982. Judge Rubin succeeds Martin Jaffe, […]

Sorensen Center Welcomes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

December 22, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to students, faculty, donors, and supporters of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

Guttman Partners with the DO School and the NYCEDC on Program to Solve Real-World Problems

December 21, 2015 | Guttman Community College, Student Feature

Guttman Community College, the DO School, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and nine other New York City Universities have come together to launch Innovate NYC, a new landmark program in New York City’s higher education system that will enable students to learn-by-doing by co-creating social innovations in order to solve real-world community problems. […]

CUNY SPS Murphy Institute Faculty Named Top Social Work Leader

December 21, 2015 | School of Professional Studies, Uncategorized

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is delighted to announce that Dr. Mimi Abramovitz has been named a “Top Social Work Leader” by the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in recognition of her “outstanding leadership in the social work profession in New York City.” Dr. Abramovitz, […]

Scenes from a Commencement: 2015

December 19, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

For the first time, the CUNY J-School awarded three master’s degrees: in journalism, entrepreneurial journalism, and social journalism

Scenes from a Commencement: 2015

December 19, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

For the first time, the CUNY J-School awarded three master’s degrees: in journalism, entrepreneurial journalism, and social journalism

Clips of the Week

December 18, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of our latest links – including Donna Airoldi’s DNAInfo report about a street naming controversy.

Clips of the Week

December 18, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of our latest links – including Donna Airoldi’s DNAInfo report about a street naming controversy.