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Exposing The Smallest Viruses

June 30, 2013 | The University, Uncategorized

1.2 million Americans live with HIV, more than 12.5 million have some type of cancer and 4.5 million are infected with hepatitis C. Researchers at the City Tech Lab located on the City University of New York campus are helping to detect diseases like these before the first symptom even appears.

Infographic: Using 2 Million Instagram Pics to Map a City’s Visual Signature

June 30, 2013 | The University, Uncategorized

The photos you take on Instagram are not just about you. Yes, the glamor shots of your dog, captured moments with friends, and gratuitous photographs your favorite meals do reveal a lot about you as an individual, but they can also say a lot about the city you live in. Phototrails, a collaborative research project between the University of Pittsburgh, the California Institute for Telecommunication and Information, and the Graduate Center at City University of New York, is using the patterns found in Instagram photos to create gorgeous “visual signatures” of cities around the world.

In defense of dolphins

June 30, 2013 | The University, Uncategorized

In the fall of 1985, a giant humpback whale named Humphrey attracted international fame when he lost his way while migrating southward to breed. He ended up swimming into the San Francisco Bay instead. For two weeks rescuers from The Marine Mammal Center in California and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration desperately tried to lead him back to sea but had little success. Finally, they called in Diana Reiss, a renowned dolphin researcher, to help. By then Humphrey was already 80 miles inland and his beautiful coat was decaying due to extended exposure to fresh water.

Dr. Kenya Beard Named Nurse Educator of 2013 by National Black Nurses Association

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

The National Black Nurses Association has named Kenya Beard, of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the Nurse Educator of the Year. Beard, EdD, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, CNE, is an assistant professor and the Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar at Hunter-Bellevue. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions to professional and/or patient education.” When news of the award was […]

Hunter Students Win Gilman International Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad

June 26, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

Dania Darwish and David Kattan see the entire world as their classroom. Both are psychology majors with a deep interest in diverse cultures and a strong resolve to interact with and learn from people in foreign lands. This summer, as winners of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Dania and David are using the grants […]

Medgar Evers College Announces the Appointment of Tanya E. Isaacs as New Human Resources Director

June 11, 2013 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Brooklyn, NY – Medgar Evers College recently announced that Tanya E. Isaacs has joined the College as its new Director of Human Resources.  Ms. Isaacs brings more than 15 years’ experience to her role at Medgar Evers. “I am pleased that Tanya has joined the Medgar Evers Human Resources team,” said President William L. Pollard. […]

EL DIARIO’S PUBLISHER, ROSSANA ROSADO SPEAKS AT MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE 2013 COMMENCEMENT

May 14, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

New York, NY (May 9, 2013)—Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York has announced that Rossana Rosado, Publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa, will address graduates and guests at its 9th commencement exercises.  Macaulay Honors College University Dean Ann Kirschner will lead the ceremony, which will take place in New […]

Baruch College’s Karen Gourgey Honored With Two Awards For Serving the Visually Impaired Community

April 26, 2013 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

NEW YORK, NY– April 26, 2013 –  Karen Gourgey, the Director of The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP)  at Baruch College was recently honored with two awards for her dedication and service to the blind and visually impaired community throughout the city and state.   New York City Council Member Gale A. Brewer, […]

SIXTH ANNUAL MYRNA BAIN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER CONCERT

April 26, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be hosting a concert featuring live musical performances by renowned musicians in support of the Myra Bain Scholarship.

Leading Photo Editors Volunteer for First “New York Portfolio Review” at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

April 10, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Uncategorized

–Free Workshops Will Be Videotaped and Made Available to Public Online– NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 – Fifty-four top photo editors in the nation will converge on The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism April 13-14 to provide critical feedback to 100 professional photographers at the first New York Portfolio Review sponsored by The New York […]

York Honors Hank Sheinkopf at Benefit Featuring Eddie Palmieri Orchestra

April 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

On Monday, April 15, the York College Foundation will host its 6th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at the college’s Performing Arts Center. This year’s honoree is the venerable Hank Sheinkopf, president of Sheinkopf Communication, Ltd., and a proud member of the York College Class of 1973. His career thus far has spanned 700 campaigns in […]

Lehman College Chamber Players to Present Free Concert March 17

March 6, 2013 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Critically acclaimed violinist Alexander Meshibovsky and pianist Diana Mittler-Battipaglia will perform sonatas by Cesar Franck and Meshibovsky, as well as Ravel’s Tzigane.

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE OFFERS SWIM CLASSES TO THE COMMUNITY IN ITS NEWLY-RENOVATED POOL

March 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

BROOKLYN, NY: – March 4, 2013 – Medgar Evers College (MEC) announced today that its newly-renovated pool is now open to the public for swimming classes, to be offered in a series of 8-week sessions through its Adult and Continuing Education Department. Located at 1150 Carroll Street, the $3.2M renovation included an increased 95-person in-pool […]

Fast Track to Fluency

February 25, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

arah Ragasa entered BMCC speaking two languages. Now she speaks five.

Born in the Philippines, Sarah emigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was nine. In seventh grade, she was required to choose a foreign language to study.

“The options were French, Latin and Spanish,” she recalls. “I chose Spanish because it was most similar to Tagalog, the language my parents spoke at home.”

She threw herself into the study of Spanish and kept at for the next five years. “All of a sudden, in high school, I found that I was fluent,” she says. “I was surprised.”

Nobel Laureate in Economics Amartya Sen Speaks at Queens College March 6 on “Social Demands of Justice”

February 20, 2013 | Uncategorized

We invite you to cover and notify your audience of the Year of India keynote address on the Social Demands of Justice by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday, March 6. Hosted by Carl Riskin, distinguished professor of economics at Queens College, who specializes in environmental and development economics.

NY State Education Department Approves New Ph.D. Program in Nursing

February 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center, Uncategorized

New York State Education Department has given its stamp of approval, as of February 1, for a Ph.D. Program in Nursing at the Graduate Center. With this approval, the Graduate Center, CUNY, follows the national trend of converting the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) to the Ph.D. degree as the recognized research-focused doctorate in nursing. […]

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE PRESIDENT WILLIAM L. POLLARD AND KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARLES J. HYNES PRESENT A SYMPOSIUM ON RACE, LAW AND JUSTICE: STRATEGIES FOR CLOSING THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE

February 14, 2013 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Keynote addresses by the Honorable Judith Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York and New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Panel discussions to feature educators, professors, judges, faith leaders, social workers, and parents and students Medgar Evers College President Dr. William L. Pollard and Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes […]

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE HONORS LEADERS IN BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE AND EDUCATION AT ING/MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE PINNACLE AWARDS LUNCHEON

February 14, 2013 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Six Medgar Evers College Students Also Receive $11K in Scholarships at Luncheon Medgar Evers College (MEC) honored outstanding leaders in business, technology, medicine and education, and Medgar Evers students today at the 2013 ING/Medgar Evers College Pinnacle Awards Luncheon today at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Manhattan. The ING/Medgar Evers Pinnacle Awards, generously supported by ING […]

CUNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM ANNOUNCES FIVE-DAY PUBLISHING INSTITUTE

February 13, 2013 | Uncategorized

NEW YORK, February 13, 2013 – The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is launching the CUNY Publishing Institute in June, a five-day intensive course on book publishing led by prominent digital and print publishing professionals. John Oakes, a veteran of traditional publishing and co-founder of the internet-based OR Books, will direct the Institute.  Other headliners […]

Judith Stein Appointed Distinguished Professor of History

February 8, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center, Uncategorized

At the January 28 meeting of CUNY’s board of trustees, Judith Stein, a member of the doctoral faculty in history, whose home campus is City College, was appointed Distinguished Professor, effective February 1, 2013. Dr. Stein’s field of scholarship is U.S. twentieth-century political economy and African American history. Her books include Pivotal Decade: How the […]