Salute to Scholars

Sciences and Math Blossom

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

A new home for the Science, Health and Technology School provides much-needed teaching space, research labs

A Mural’s Majesty Fills the Great Hall

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

For more than a century “The Graduate” — the mural that adorns the front wall of the Great Hall at The City College of New York — has served as a backdrop for important speeches, receptions and lectures.

Books At-a-Glance

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Here is a collection of new books written by CUNY authors:

Journalism’s Regeneration

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

With steep revenue declines, layoffs, and bankruptcies, it might seem that journalism can no longer sustain itself. Not so, according to Stephen Shepard, the Founding Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Want to be a Writer? Stay Home and Write

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

It’s both an opportunity and a danger to be an aspiring writer in New York City, says author Joshua Henkin. “You can go to a book party or reading every night. I think it’s very easy to think that if you are hanging out with writers — you’re writing,” says Henkin who is the director of the MFA Fiction Writing Program at Brooklyn College. He reminds his students to stay focused and write.

Respect for the Past, Music for Today

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Cate Ludlam came home from work one night to a voicemail on her answering machine that would change her life.

Empowering Science of Distinction

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Martin Cohen graduated from City College in 1970 and didn’t think much about his alma mater for a while — three and a half decades, in fact. “I was totally disconnected,” he says.

SERVING THE CITY: Knowledge to Share, the Will to Serve

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

In the summer of 1973, Allan Wernick was invited to take an internship with a nonprofit organization called CASA, whose mission was to protect undocumented Mexican immigrants from deportation. It was not a high-paying job: $25 a week.

Knowledge to Share, the Will to Serve

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Faculty — often working with students — use their know-how to benefit our community

Across the Cultural Divide – Reaching Out

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Born in Bangladesh, Raza Khan immigrated with her parents to the United States when she was a year old. They settled in Queens, the most diverse county in the country.

A Transformative Voice for Children’s Rights

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Violence against children has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and over the past decade more than 20,000 American children have died as a result of abuse, neglect, malnourishment and poverty, according to the U.S. Department of Health.

The Plan: TO END WELL, START WELL

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

As a former CUNY student, faculty member, and administrator, Carole M. Berotte Joseph, Ph.D., is uniquely equipped to run Bronx Community College, which is experiencing a major transition in curricula, student services, and with its campus expansion.

A Life in Pursuit of the Secret Mars

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

With space shuttles relegated to riding piggyback to their retirements as museums, Mars has finally risen to its moment as the mothership of American space exploration. Seven Minutes of Terror was the summer blockbuster, and Curiosity is the most famous off-road vehicle since the Hummer.

Mambo’s Modest Maestro

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

City College’s Ray Santos grew into adulthood in the 1940s listening to big band music in his family’s Bronx living room, while his mother’s favorite Afro-Cuban and Caribbean selections drifted from the kitchen. Years later, as a saxophonist, arranger and composer, that cross-cultural experience inspired Santos to create the Mambo-era Palladium sound for which he is renowned.

A Promise to the City,…a Beacon for the Country

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Mirella Laure, passionate about student government, had a reverie this summer that she could be the first class president of the first community college to open in New York City in 40 years.

All Business Majors Into the Pool

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

It was always apparent to Alyssa Lubrino, a captain of the Baruch College women’s swimming and diving team, that a college sports team had its perks. After all, swimming has kept her in great physical shape, it taught her discipline, it made her feel confident and competitive in and out of the pool, and her team provided a sense of camaraderie on campus.

Scurry, Adapt, Survive in the Park

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Jason Munshi-South has spent the last four years trapping, weighing and measuring New York City mice. Not those house mice that arrived in the city on ships with the European settlers. Munshi-South studies white-footed mice. They live in forests throughout the Northeast, including parks dotting the city’s landscape.

Perfect Choice for a Bigger, Stronger CUNY Law

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Public interest law is the strength and focus of the CUNY School of Law so it made sense to officials there that when it came time to expand, the new location would remain in Queens.

Tracking a Cold, Cold Case

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

The mummy of a 15-year-old Inca girl, sacrificed 500 years ago at the 22,000-foot summit of the Llullaillaco volcano in Salta, Argentina, is spilling other secrets.

When the Growing Gets Tough, the Tough Get Growing

October 3, 2012 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Vitamin A deficiency, a serious condition that can lead to malnourishment and death, affects 250 million children worldwide.