Students, faculty, and staff, join us in saluting the legacy of New York City’s first black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, at the 3rd Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, March 15, 2014. The conference will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo.
For the second time in as many years, a City College of New York psychology professor has received the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 39 Scholarship and Research Award. This year’s recipient is Professor Elliot L. Jurist. His colleague, Dr. Paul Wachtel, won in 2013. This is the first time that professors from the same institution have been given the award in consecutive years.
John Jay College President Jeremy Travis and policing expert Alex Vitale to survey the prospects and challenges of police reform
A key element of Mayor DeBlasio’s election campaign was his pledge to change the way NYPD procedures and policies have compromised the department’s relationship with the community it serves. What changes have we seen, and what are the challenges to reform in New York City?
In the effort to continually foster a campus-wide climate of belonging and diversity, Lehman College kicked off the Diversity Development in Teaching Project on February 28, 2014.
Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs and its Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management will host its annual Consulting Day for New York City’s Nonprofit Community on Tuesday, March 18.
Yale University biochemist Richard P. Lifton, who discovered the link between genetics and high blood pressure, will deliver the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York. His talk on “Genome Approaches to Understand Hypertension and other Common Diseases” will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Queens College will mark Women’s History Month with a presentation by the Women and Gender Studies program, “Women and Genocide,” on Monday, March 17, from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Congratulations to Dr. George Irish, director of the Medgar Evers College (MEC) Caribbean Research Center and Professor of Caribbean and Latin American Studies. He has recently been awarded the Order of Excellence from the Government of Montserrat in the Caribbean. This honor is awarded to only seven living nationals who provide transformative and excellent scholarship and service in different categories.
Stephanie Fiorenza presented at the 223rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Washington D.C. earlier this year. Ms. Fiorenza, an Astrophysics graduate student at the College of Staten Island, presented her dissertation The Starburst-AGN Connection in Luminous and Ultra-luminous Infrared Galaxies which focused on the evolutionary connection between nuclear starbursts and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) in luminous infrared galaxies and ultra-luminous infrared galaxies.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Center for Black Literature will partner with The Du Bois-Bunche Center for Public Policy, Medgar Evers College’s English Department and the Center for Women’s Development to pay tribute to the legacy of the feminist poet and writer Audre Lorde. The program will focus on promoting dialogue concerned with the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexual identity in Lorde’s works.
High school senior Raychell Vélez took the top prize in the festival, sponsored by Intel, winning a four-year scholarship and the chance to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.