CUNY Newswire


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 […]

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 […]

Liberation: Amazing women scientists we never knew

March 13, 2017 | Alumni

Did you know that “dark matter,” a discovery which transformed physics and astronomy, was discovered by a woman named Vera Rubin? Or that someone named Jemma Redmond invented a way to use a 3-D printer to make living tissue for transplants?

Money: New economic partnership CEO’s priority: Listening tour

March 8, 2017 | Alumni

Randy Peers, 46, president and CEO of the umbrella economic organization called the Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corp., said that Reading – and its future business landscape – matters to the county.

Times Ledger: ‘Age of Elegance’

March 6, 2017 | Alumni

Rita Plush has accomplished a lot at a time in life when many people retire. At a young 60-plus, the anything-but-retiring author, teacher, and interior designer is aiming to add the title of “beauty queen” to her resumé. If you’re thinking that Plush’s name sounds familiar, you’ve probably come across one of her delightful books. […]

NY Amsterdam News: Mama Fela, Little Sun People founder, shining light on education

March 6, 2017 | Alumni

Full disclosure: It’s been 16 years since this reporter’s enrollment in Little Sun People daycare center, located at 1360 Fulton St. in Brooklyn, N.Y. Fela Barclift, known as Mama Fela to her students, is the founder and director of Little Sun People preschool. Mama Fela was one of my teachers when l attended the daycare. Children enrolled in […]

Our Time Press: Lennox Commisiong’s Inspirational Portraits

February 27, 2017 | Alumni

American celebrities are getting a lot of attention these days.  Bold and compelling,  each one takes Commissioning about 300 hours to complete.   The process of creating a pointillist mosaic for each portrait is laborious and intensive.  “I use an exacto knife and ruler to cut little pieces of museum quality Color-Aid paper,” the artist explains. […]

NY Daily News: Women in science: Limitless discovery

February 27, 2017 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

When Rosalyn Yalow was applying for graduate fellowships in 1941 after earning a B.A. in chemistry and physics magna cum laude from Hunter College, she found only one school honest enough to explain why she kept getting rejected everywhere: The sciences were an all-male preserve, so there was no chance that she as a woman […]

SI Live: 100-year-old celebrated by Congressman Dan Donovan

February 27, 2017 | Alumni

Perhaps it’s Staten Island’s camaraderie and community spirit that brings out the very best in its residents, inasmuch as yet another super senior is rounding the century mark. The latest centenarian to grace the elite roster is James Washington, the seventh of eight children born to sharecroppers, Nora and George Washington, in Mullins, S.C.