Archive for August, 2011

Book Signing for “The Peacock Elite” by Former Congressman Major Owens at Medgar Evers College, September 15

August 31, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

The Honorable Major Robert Odell Owens, former Congressman and professor in the Department of Public Administration at Medgar Evers College, shall sign copies of his new book, The Peacock Elite, on Thursday, September 15, 2011 in the Student Services Building – 1637 Bedford Ave., 1st floor, Brooklyn, NY 11225.

CUNY Law Named a “Best Value” Law School by PreLaw

August 31, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law was named one of the “Best Value” law schools by PreLaw magazine. Among other criteria, schools are rated by their in-state tuition, debt and the percent of graduates employed nine months after graduation.

CUNY ’s 9/11 Commemorations

August 30, 2011 | The University

The City University of New York will mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 with a host of commemorative activities including the draping of a giant American flag, measuring 76 feet by 40 feet, over the new Fiterman Hall at Borough of Manhattan Community College on September 9, 2011. The original Fiterman Hall was destroyed when the World Trade 7 building collapsed against it on 9/11, the only higher education building destroyed by a terrorist attack in U.S. history.

THIS IS PERSONAL|Michael Ragsdale’s 9/11 Archive at Queens College Art Center September 6 – October 14

August 30, 2011 | Queens College

New York’s Worst Tragedy is Commemorated in a Collection of More Than 3,000 Items Gathered from a Mourning City

Brooklyn’s NonProfit HelpDesk Now Offering Courses through Adult and Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College

August 29, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

The NonProfit HelpDesk (NPHD), a division of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, will be offering a class and workshop this fall semester in collaboration with the Adult and Continuing Education Department at Medgar Evers College. The NPHD is offering a class in Presentation Skills, as well as a workshop on Coaching Essentials. Both are highly interactive and offer practical, hands-on experience.

York College Serves as Evacuation Center During Hurricane Irene

August 29, 2011 | Sports

JAMAICA, NY— With a new athletic season just a few days away, the York College Health & Physical Education Complex would typically be filled with teams getting ready for the upcoming season. However, with Hurricane Irene hitting the New York…

6th Annual CUNY SAAC Leadership & Rules SeminarWell Balanced Program Set for this Monday, September 12th

August 29, 2011 | Sports

The 6th Annual City University of New York Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Leadership & Rules Seminar is set for Monday, September 12 at the Hunter College Sportsplex. The evening also features a seminar for coaches with inti…

Clips of the Week: Frontpage and Homepage News

August 26, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Greetings, We’re in the calm before the storm – of clips. Here are some of the final results of a summer well spent – including a bunch of frontpage/homepage stories – as we gear up for the deluge of fall semester links: •Lauren Friedman’s article about the psychology of riots led Scientific American’s homepage. •Ashley [...]

Queens College Golf &; Tennis Classic Will Salute Alum Donna Orender, Named a Leading Woman in Sports by Fox Sports and Business Week

August 26, 2011 | Queens College

The Queens College Golf & Tennis Classic on September 12 will honor two alumnae: Donna Orender and Barbara Leshinsky.

CLEAR Calls for Investigation of NYPD Surveillance

August 26, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

A new report from the Associated Press states that the New York Police Department has been using covert surveillance on Muslims in New York since 9/11. At a news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in response to the report, Ramzi Kassem

Dave Palmer (’06) and CFW Fight Climate Change, Create Jobs

August 26, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

As executive director of the Center for Working Families, Dave Palmer (’06) is leading the organization’s efforts to develop a green economy in New York State

Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College at the Sixth Annual Brooklyn Book Festival

August 25, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College shall participate in the Sixth Annual Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall and its environs on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Considered the largest free literary event in New York City, this Brooklyn Borough President Literary Council – sponsored festival shall feature an exciting array of literary stars including Terry McMillan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Walter Mosley, and Colson Whitehead, and many others.

City Tech Hosts Outdoor Night of Poetry in Cadman Plaza on September 15

August 25, 2011 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology will host “Poetry on the Plaza,” an evening of poetry featuring Willie Perdomo, City Tech Peace Officer David Edwards,aka Poetic Justice, and City Tech students, faculty and alumni, on Thursday, September 15, 6:30 p.m., in Cadman Plaza Park, Downtown Brooklyn. Free.

John Jay College Unveils Striking New Look

August 24, 2011 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been transformed, under the leadership of President Jeremy Travis, into the preeminent international leader in educating for justice. To secure recognition of this transformation and provide a platform for its ongoing communications programs, the college introduced a striking new identity program today that was unveiled at their orientation program for new students this week.

Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hosts Twenty-Sixth Anniversary Membership Business Networking Reception

August 24, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

On Thursday, August 25, 2011, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) will host its Membership Business Networking reception at 5:30 p.m. in Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the founding of the organization.

City Tech Professor Depicts Growing Up with Mentally Ill Mom in ‘Lithium Witness’ Poetry Chapbook

August 24, 2011 | New York City College of Technology

“I want people to know that mental illness is not someone having a bad day, or a bad week, but a chronic disease that surely causes as much suffering as a serious physical illness — on both the afflicted and their loved ones.” So says New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) Nina Bannett, author of Lithium Witness (Finishing Line Press, 2011), a poetry chapbook that chronicles her life growing up with a mother who suffered from bi-polar disorder, formerly called manic depression.

Macaulay Launches Writers Series

August 24, 2011 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY is launching a series of author appearances to be held in the school’s historic building near Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

Faculty Summer Work Roundup

August 24, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

CUNY J-School faculty members didn’t let grass grow under their feet this summer. Here’s a roundup of their journalistic projects, travels, awards, and grants over the past few months. Lisa Armstrong (Craft of Journalism, International Reporting Topics) received an academic fellowship from The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma. As part of the fellowship, she [...]

The CUNY J-School Faculty Summer Work Roundup

August 24, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

CUNY J-School faculty members didn’t let grass grow under their feet this summer. Here’s a roundup of their journalistic projects, travels, awards, and grants over the past few months. Lisa Armstrong (Craft of Journalism, International Reporting Topics) received an academic fellowship from The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma. As part of the fellowship, she [...]

The Next Steps

August 23, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC recently hosted a panel discussion at the Richard Harris Terrace which focused on the obstacles and opportunities for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) New Yorkers.

Called “After ‘I Do’,” the evening’s panelists were Ross Levi of the Empire State Pride Agenda, Thomas Ude of Lambda Legal, Melissa Goodman of the New York Civil Liberties Union and Everett Lo of the Social Security Administration.

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