News from The City University of New York

Emily Raboteau short story tops 35,609 entries from 149 countries for $20K prize

November 5, 2015 | City College

City College of New York creative writing professor and author Emily Raboteau is the winner of the fourth International Flash Fiction competition. Her 100-word short story, “Oysters,” is adjudged the best from more than 35,000 submissions from 149 countries this year.

Baruch College Presents “The Return: A Documentary about Being Young and Jewish in Poland” Screening and Discussion with Director Adam Zucker

November 5, 2015 | Baruch College

The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College presents a screening of “The Return: A Documentary about Being Young and Jewish in Poland” followed by a discussion with director Adam Zucker on Thursday, November 12 at 12:30 p.m.

CUNY Collective Bargaining Offer Totals 6% Wage Increase For Faculty and Staff

November 4, 2015 | The University

The dedicated faculty and staff of The City University of New York are key to preparing an educated citizenry and workforce for the City and State of New York and it is important that we reach agreement on a contract long out of date.

Veteran Enrollment Up Over 100 Percent, CUNY To Honor Outstanding Vets

November 4, 2015 | The University

As Veterans Day approaches, The City University of New York – which saw veteran enrollment double between Fall 2004 and Fall 2014 to nearly 3,000 – over 100 percent, is honoring 233 outstanding CUNY students who are U.S. military veterans at an event aboard the USS Intrepid on Thursday, Nov. 5. All

AMA awards med school grant to develop community-based care curriculum

November 4, 2015 | City College

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine is one of 20 medical schools selected to be a member of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for its project, “Growing Our Own: Partnering with Health Care Centers to Educate Practitioners for the 21st Century.”

CUNY Plans to Hold Community College Tuition At Current Levels, Seeks Authority to Extend Predictable Tuition Policy

November 3, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York is planning to hold community college tuition at its current rate for the coming fiscal year and will ask the State government to extend the University’s authority for modest, predictable tuition increases at the senior colleges, under a budget request resolution to be submitted for CUNY Board of Trustees approval later this month.

Cast of Immigrants and Refugees to Perform World Premiere of Privatopia, Written by Greek Playwright

November 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) at LaGuardia Community College — an emerging destination for international work that reflects the issues confronting its uniquely diverse Queens location — is pleased to present the world premiere of Privatopia, written by Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi and directed by Handan Ozbilgin, LPAC’S Assistant Artistic Director.

Privatopia sheds light on the increasing fear of “otherness” rampant in modern societies. A mixed cast of immigrants and refugees, including five LaGuardia Community College students, will perform the work, which marks the playwright’s U.S. debut, November 5–14.

Baruch College Fares Well in Multiple Categories in Rankings by TFE Times

November 3, 2015 | Baruch College

Several graduate school academic programs at Baruch College have received high national rankings from TFE Times, formerly The Financial Engineer.

Baruch College Presents Public Lecture on “The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform”

November 3, 2015 | Baruch College

The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice and the Engelman Family presents “The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform” on Monday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project will serve as guest speaker.

Kathlene McDonald discusses medical humanities and advocacy in Nov. 19 Presidential Conversation

November 3, 2015 | City College

Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Professor Kathlene McDonald talks about her work in the field of medical humanities in the third installment of the City College of New York’s 2015-16 “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series on Thursday, Nov. 19. The talk, “From Chaos to Advocacy: End-of-Life Care, Narrative, and Social Change,” takes place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

New Report Examines Why Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Don’t Call the Police

November 2, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY School of Law, ACLU, and University of Miami School of Law Release Findings of Gender-Biased Policing Survey

Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night, study finds

November 2, 2015 | The University

A new study explores how a young cowbird, left as an egg in the nest of a different species, grows up to know it’s a cowbird and not a warbler, thrush or sparrow.

The study, published in Animal Behaviour, reveals that cowbird juveniles leave the host parents at dusk and spend their nights in nearby fields, returning just after daybreak. This behavior likely plays a role in the cowbirds’ ability to avoid imprinting on their host parents.

Matchmaking Event on Friday, Nov. 6 Aims to Help Small Businesses Grow Revenues and Add Jobs through Government Contracts

November 2, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Small business owners looking to grow their revenues and expand their workforces by securing government contracts are encouraged to register for the 3rd annual Government and Business Matchmaker event on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 hosted by LaGuardia Business Services of LaGuardia Community College. Advance ticket price is $54 (note: price for day-of tickets will be $110).