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Archive for 2017

Forbes: Career Change After Time Away

March 23, 2017 | Alumni

If you are an aspiring career changer and worry that it’s too late to get back to an original dream, then the career change journey of Deborah Kahan Kolb, author of the upcoming poetry collection, Windows and a Looking Glass, can provide some inspiration. Kolb studied to be a writer, earning her BA and MA […]

The Truce: Guns and Hate Crime: What We Know About The Role Firearms…

March 23, 2017 | Science

Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed and his friend, Alok Madasani, was wounded. Both men were legal immigrants working at Garmin, a technology company that makes GPS devices. A third man who tried to intervene was also shot and wounded. https://www.thetrace.org/2017/03/guns-hate-crimes-bias-attacks/

Washington Times: The spy among us

March 23, 2017 | Books

Everyone loves a good spy story. But it can be hard to tell if the story is fact or fiction; this is especially the case with spy memoirs. Jack Barsky’s page-turning memoir, “Deep Undercover,” has a ring of authenticity to it. Most of the book is written using recreated dialogue, but is it true? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/20/book-review-deep-undercover-my-secret-life-and-tan/

NY Times on CUNY’s engines of access

March 20, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Twenty-thousand new students arrived at public community colleges in New York City last fall only to be told they were not ready for college-level work. Instead, they were placed in remedial classes to complete the preparation they were supposed to have received in high school. But for a significant portion of these students, remedial courses […]

PHYS.ORG: Common Cuckoos can distinguish the calls of their neighbors from

March 17, 2017 | Science

Male cuckoos appear to have a unique call that makes them distinguishable to and from other males. A new study appearing in Animal Behaviour shows that an individual cuckoo call may determine how a male responds to an interloper in his territory—behaving more tolerantly towards neighbors and more aggressively towards strangers. Common cuckoos, Cuculus canorus, […]

Travel Pulse: Remembering Miriam Rand, the ‘First Lady of Luxury’

March 17, 2017 | We Remember

Legendary Beverly Hills travel agent Miriam Rand, who worked in the industry for seven decades and booked travel for Hollywood’s biggest stars, died in late February at age 100. She and her husband, Howard, opened Rand-Fields Travel Service in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 1949; it became a division of Protravel International in 2002. Over the years, she […]

UTRGV: Four Latina writers make donations

March 17, 2017 | Alumni

Four international authors were invited to the UTRGV Brownsville Campus to donate some of their works to the Living Writers Archive. The archive was created by UTRGV Professor Christopher Carmona, and is housed at the Brownsville Campus library. From left are Carmona, Wendy Ortiz, Sheila Maldonado, Estrella del Valle, Maria Palitachi, and Sean Visintainer, head […]

Hyperallergic: Beer with a Painter: Jennifer Coates

March 17, 2017 | Alumni

“Here’s some macaroni! And here is rigatoni…” Jennifer Coates says to me as she moves paintings around in her studio. It’s hard not to smile and feel like I’m being offered dinner as well as a studio visit. There’s a generosity and enthusiasm — and total willingness to put herself out there — when Coates […]

NY Amsterdam News: Dave Valentin, versatile flutist, dies at 64

March 17, 2017 | We Remember

Dave Valentin, whose undeniable versatility as a flutist ignited Latin music and the movement of Latin jazz, died March 8 at a rehabilitation and care facility in the Bronx. He was 64. The cause was complications of a stroke and Parkinson’s disease, said his manager, Richie Bonilla. http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/mar/16/dave-valentin-versatile-flutist-dies-64/

Times Ledger: LaGuardia Community College president wins prestigious education award

March 17, 2017 | CUNY in the News

Dr. Gail Mellow, the president of LaGuardia Community College, won the 2017 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence Monday, one of the most prestigious awards in American academia. Named in honor of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the former president of the University of Notre Dame and a world-renowned educator and humanitarian, the award recognizes […]