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Archive for 2015

Huffington Post: The Science of Awkwardness

December 30, 2015 | CUNY in the News

First, Molly bumped into her ex-boyfriend at a party. Then, his friends started joking loudly about her. Cue the cringe. When Arnold attended a debate, a participant lost control of her bodily functions on stage. Time stood still. After Manuel got an unintended eyeful of his friend’s nether regions, he alerted her that her swimsuit had […]

NY Post: From NYC to Harvard: the war on Asian success

December 30, 2015 | CUNY in the News

Except most Asian-American parents, that is. They tend to oversee their children’s homework, stress the importance of earning high grades and instill the belief that hard work is the ticket to a better life. And it pays off. Their children are soaring academically.

Hyperallergic: Understanding an Empire Through The Lives of Its Soldiers

December 30, 2015 | CUNY in the News

The Sick Man of Europe, a project by artist Dor Guez, demonstrates the fundamental tension between individual and society. For issues to be big enough to garner notice, they must operate on the societal level — war, gun violence, political grandstanding, environmental catastrophe — but ultimately these struggles hold significance because of their impact on […]

Sidney Mintz, Father of Food Anthropology, Dies at 93

December 30, 2015 | We Remember

Sidney W. Mintz, a renowned cultural anthropologist who provocatively linked Britain’s insatiable sweet tooth with slavery, capitalism and imperialism, died on Sunday in Plainsboro, N.J. He was 93.

Jewish Daily Forward: Barbara Goodstein, ‘The Most Original Sculptor of Her Generation’

December 29, 2015 | Alumni

Barbara Goodstein, an artist who trained in Mexico, England, and the U.S., whom critic Jed Perl called “probably the most original sculptor of her generation,” died on December 5 at age 70, Bowery Gallery announced. In the three decades she showed at Bowery, which is based in Chelsea in Manhattan, Goodstein regularly exhibited sculptures and […]

Hyperallergic: Art that Acknowledges Death Without Showing the Body

December 29, 2015 | CUNY in the News

Every autumn in New York, leaves fall, grass turns brittle, and people are reminded of death. There are the spectacles of Halloween and Day of the Dead, and more personal considerations of mortality. If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, which opened in October at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, features works by 12 artists that examine what happens when […]

Artist Sol Schwartz dies; captured Berkshire arts on sketch pad

December 29, 2015 | We Remember

Artist Sol Schwartz made his sketches using only the light of the stage. Scribblings, he called them. It’s no accident that a 2011 exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum was titled “Drawing in the Dark.”

MarketWired: Manhattan Dentist Becomes Premier Provider of Fastbraces

December 28, 2015 | Alumni

Dr. Marvin Lagstein, a leading Manhattan dentist, has helped more than 200 patients straighten their teeth with a revolutionary short-term orthodontic treatment. / — Fastbraces is a unique system that speeds up orthodontic treatment from two years to just three to four months. Fastbraces have a special bracket system and use only one super-elastic wire […]

NY Times: The Tax Sleuth Who Took Down a Drug Lord

December 28, 2015 | CUNY in the News

Gary L. Alford was running on adrenaline when he arrived for work on a Monday in June 2013, at the Drug Enforcement Administration office in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. A tax investigator, he had spent much of the weekend in the living room of his New Jersey townhouse, scrolling through arcane chat rooms and […]

Manhattan Times: Your Voice, Your Vote

December 28, 2015 | CUNY in the News

The City University of New York has launched “Voice Your Choice 2016.” The major voter registration initiative is aimed at registering thousands of students across 24 campuses to participate in city, state and presidential elections.