News from The City University of New York

Prof. Borgmann on Alabama “Undue Burden” Abortion Decision

August 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.

Clips of the Week

August 5, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/08/Lobsster-Fertig-Better-150×150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of the Week" title="Clips of the Week" style="float:right;" />Check out some of our latest links – including Natalie Fertig’s Miami Herald video about the start of Florida’s lobster season.

Baruch College Ranks Among “The Best 379 Colleges” by The Princeton Review

August 5, 2014 | Baruch College

For the seventh consecutive year, Baruch College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review, which features Baruch College in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.”

York College’s Youth Musician Summer Jazz Institute featured in NY1

August 4, 2014 | York College

NY1 interviewed participants in York College’s free Summer Jazz Institute for young musicians on-campus in Jamaica, Queens. The program offers college credits to New York City high school students who successfully complete the program.

Prof. Zeidman on the downsides of ‘broken windows’ policing

August 4, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman wrote an editorial piece “Is ‘Broken Windows’ Broken? Yes” that ran in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News. He argues that this theory subject minority and poor New Yorkers to harassment for no good reason.

Dr. Carrie Brown to Lead Proposed New Social Journalism Degree Program

July 31, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/07/Carrie-Brown2-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Dr. Carrie Brown to Lead Proposed New Social Journalism Degree Program" title="Dr. Carrie Brown to Lead Proposed New Social Journalism Degree Program" style="float:right;" />She earned recognition in 2014 as the national Educator of the Year from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Newspaper and Online Division.

Susan Klitzman Assumes New Post to Coordinate Inter-Campus Programs

July 31, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Susan Klitzman, an accomplished public health leader, teacher and scholar, has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Inter-Campus Coordination at the CUNY School of Public Health. Previously serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Public Health, Dr. Klitzman will oversee the launch of new inter-disciplinary and inter-campus academic

Guttman Students Attend Critical Race Studies in Education Association National Conference

July 31, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On May 27, 2014, eight members of the Guttman community traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to participate in the Critical Race Studies in Education Association national conference at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Karla Fuller and Professor Katie Wilson, in collaboration with their students from House 1 City Seminar 2, presented a poster titled: “Coming to America: Teaching […]

Business Journalists Win First McGraw Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/03/McGraw-Center-150×150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Business Journalists Win First McGraw Fellowships" title="Business Journalists Win First McGraw Fellowships" style="float:right;" />The newly launched fellowships were created to support ambitious, long-form coverage of critical issues related to business and the U.S. economy.

Four CCNY PhD Students Awarded U.S. DoE Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | City College

Four PhD students at The City College of New York have been awarded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE). The fellows, who will receive need-based support including a stipend of up to $30,000 annually from the second year of their respective programs, are:

Jared Bass (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)
Jose Cobo (biochemistry)
Silas Hartley (biochemistry)
Alicia Sponholz (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)

Brainwaves Can Predict Audience Reaction

July 30, 2014 | City College

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor.

Film Screening (TONIGHT): Finding Fela

July 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Mere months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Finding Fela, a documentary on the life of musician/activist Fela Kuti, inventor of what is now known as Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife and Psychedelic Rock), is set to screen at Medgar Evers College.