Archive for February, 2017

“A Film School Where No One Says ‘Be More Ghetto’,” The New York Times, February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 | The University

Amanda Reyes was auditioning for her umpteenth acting role in New York City recently when the casting director asked her to “be more ghetto.” It was nothing new.

Baruch College Presents a Reading and Conversation with Esteemed Poet Marilyn Nelson

February 28, 2017 | Baruch College

Award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson, Baruch College’s Spring 2017 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence, to present reading and conversation on Tuesday, March 21 at 5:45 pm. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the start of the event.

City Tech Dean Kevin Hom Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

February 28, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that Kevin Hom, FAIA, Dean of the School of Technology & Design, has been elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)—the highest membership honor for exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. The prestige of the FAIA award is unparalleled and the judging is rigorous; […]

New CCNY publications include Michael Gillespie film tome

February 28, 2017 | City College

Film historian and theorist Michael B. Gillespie’s launch of “Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film” (Duke University Press) tops the list of new publications by City College of New York faculty. An associate professor of film in the Division of Humanities and the Arts, Gillespie presents his book March 1 in a talk with author and film scholar Paula J. Masood, 6:30 p.m. in City College’s Shepard Hall room 250. Click here to RSVP.

Prof. Tananbaum’s New Herbert H. Lehman Bio Lauded by the NY Times

February 28, 2017 | Lehman College

Longtime Times journalist, Sam Roberts, devoted his entire weekly Bookshelf column to Tananbaum’s magisterial new work, Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography.

Third Annual Transfer Panel an Informative Evening for Students

February 27, 2017 | Guttman Community College

The third annual Transfer Panel was held January 12. Current students had a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from Guttman alumni what is involved in applying, transferring, and adjusting to life at a senior college. The six alumni panelists included: Ife Akinseye- University of Buffalo/SUNY (Nursing) Reshma Jaigobin- Queens College/CUNY (Sociology) Alejandro Lopez- Pace University […]

Women’s Herstory Month Opens With a Conference, March 2

February 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Women’s Herstory Month kicked off at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) with a conference, “Women Leading & Women Rising,” on Thursday, March 2 in Richard Harris Terrace and other locations throughout BMCC’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. For locations, times and other details on the March 2 conference program, click HERE. For details […]

State of the College Address Set for March 7

February 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) President Antonio Pérez will present his annual State of the College address to the college community on March 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Theatre 2 on the college’s main campus, 199 Chambers Street. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and learn about BMCC’s milestones […]

Professor Has Students Create ePortfolio Image Galleries to Visualize Scientific Concepts

February 27, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Karla Smith Fuller, Assistant Professor of Biology, has published an article in The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy about having students create digital storyboards using ePortfolio image galleries to help them visualize and better understand muscle contraction and related scientific concepts.

Dolphins Back on Top of CUNYAC with Win Over CCNY, 77-66

February 25, 2017 | College of Staten Island

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS – The College of Staten Island men’s basketball team completed their perfect run through CUNYAC competition with a come-from-behind CUNYAC Final Championship, defeating more »

NCAA BOUND! Dolphins Bounce Brooklyn for First Title since 2005

February 24, 2017 | College of Staten Island

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS – The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team got up early, then weathered a frantic Brooklyn College surge to secure a 53-42 more »

Queens College Named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

February 24, 2017 | Queens College

Once again, Queens College has been named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students.

Protecting the Rights of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students

February 24, 2017 | The University

The Department of Justice and the Department of Education jointly issued a letter on February 22 withdrawing guidance from the Obama administration that protected the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming students to use the single-sex facility (such as a restroom) consistent with their gender identity.

Dennis Walcott, Queens Library President, on Preparing Today’s Workforce for a Successful Future: The Role of the Queens Library

February 24, 2017 | Queens College

Business Forum Breakfast Friday, March 10, 8 – 10 am WHAT: Presentation by Dennis Walcott, president and CEO of the Queens Library, on “Preparing Today’s Workforce for a Successful Future: The Role of the Queens Library,” with an audience Q&A session to follow. Breakfast will be served Free and open to the public, but seating […]

Marking Two Years of Cutting-Edge Research at Belfer

February 23, 2017 | Hunter College

New York City has long been a center of great breakthroughs in medical research. On a recent afternoon, principal investigators, leaders, and students from Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hunter College gathered at the Belfer Research Building to celebrate a partnership that promises to yield future stellar advances. The inaugural Hunter College/Weill Cornell Medicine Belfer […]

Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Holds Annual February Gala

February 23, 2017 | CUNY School of Law

Last week, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held its annual fundraising gala. Tickets to the gala were sold-out for a second year in a row and ticket sales alone, raised more than $6,000.

BMCC Preparing New Generation of Healthcare Professionals

February 23, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is taking innovative steps to help meet explosive job growth in New York’s health care sector by overhauling courses in both the Allied Health Sciences and Health Education Departments. Two medical coding courses, both taught within the Health Information Technology (HIT) program of the Allied Health Sciences Department, have […]

Hakima Bahri Receives Fulbright Scholarship: Visiting Professor to Conduct Research at CSI

February 23, 2017 | College of Staten Island

This summer, Hakima Bahri, PhD, will take leave from her research post at L’Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture de Meknès in Morocco to conduct her research at more »

Wall Street Journal: Community Colleges Look to Replicate CUNY’s Accelerated Strategy

February 23, 2017 | The University

Schools in Ohio and California, among others, aim to boost graduation rates with support programs

CUNY’S ASAP To Be Replicated in Two More States

February 23, 2017 | The University

The City University of New York’s nationally acclaimed CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to improve community-college graduation rates will be replicated in two more states – New York and California – through a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation “Moving the Needle” initiative.