Archive for September, 2011

Broadway’s Three Mo’ Tenors to Strut their Stuff at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center

September 30, 2011 | Queensborough Community College

After receiving rave reviews and playing to sold out audiences around the country, the THREE MO’ TENORS will arrive at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 3:00PM.

Joan Rivers Asks, “Can We Talk?” at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center

September 30, 2011 | Queensborough Community College

Her distinctive voice and famous comedic timing has made her one of the most entertaining and accomplished performers in the United States and throughout the world.

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk to Speak at Queens College October 17 Through its “Year of Turkey” Cultural Exploration

September 30, 2011 | Queens College

As part of Queens College’s “Year of Turkey” exploration program, Turkish-born Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Laureate, will engage in a conversation with students and his audience on the ways he writes novels for his readers all over the world.

Lehman College School of Arts and Humanities Launches Fall 2011 Speaker Series

September 30, 2011 | Lehman College

Lehman College’s School of Arts and Humanities will kick off its Fall Speaker Series with a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, October 12, featuring a performance by Francisco Roldán and Thelma Ithier-Sterling in “Music by Spanish and Latin American Composers.”

State Approves CUNY’s New Community College

September 29, 2011 | The University

Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved creation of The New Community College – CUNY’s seventh community college and the University’s first new college in more than four decades – in a Sept. 20 letter to Education Commissioner John B. King Jr., Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has announced.

The “Ideal” Body

September 29, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Elizabeth Wissinger, Associate Professor in the Social Science Department, was just awarded a Mellon Faculty Fellowship in Science Studies by The Interdisciplinary Committee for Science Studies at The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, for the academic year Fall 2011 through Spring 2012.

Community College Athletes of the WeekQCC’s Younes Benzaid (Cross Country) & Samantha Leotsakos (Volleyball)

September 29, 2011 | Sports

Younes Benzaid is picking up where he left off last year. At the Hunter College Developmental meet last Sunday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, he took second place overall with a 16:40 5,000 Meter (5K) time in a 146-runner field… The reigning Com…

Faith Ringgold to Receive CCNY’s First Cultural Arts Award

September 29, 2011 | City College

Faith Ringgold, the renowned artist, author and quilt maker has been selected to receive The City College of New York’s First Annual Cultural Arts Award. An alumna of City College, she will be honored at a ceremony Thursday, October 6, at CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.


September 29, 2011 | Sports

The College of Staten Island will be celebrating its first-ever campus wide Homecoming Event this weekend on Saturday, October 1, and CSI Athletics will take center-stage, with a total of five sporting events that feature alumni, community involvement,…

CUNY Colleges Win Nearly $20 Million U.S. Award For Adult Job Training and Workforce Development

September 28, 2011 | The University

Out-of-work adult New Yorkers who are changing careers soon will have a new way to retool for today’s job market, thanks to a nearly $20 million federal grant to a consortium of six community and two comprehensive colleges at The City University of New York.

Acclaimed Author and Medgar Evers College Professor Tonya Hegamin Wins “Sunshine” State Young Reader’s Award for “Pemba’s Song: A Ghost Story”

September 28, 2011 | Medgar Evers College

Acclaimed children’s book author and Medgar Evers College English Professor Tonya Hegamin is the winner of the 2012 “Sunshine” State Young Reader’s Award, for her teen novella, Pemba’s Song: A Ghost Story. The novella, coauthored by Marilyn Nelson, was written to sponsor homeless, self-taught historian Abraham Hajj – fictionalized in the book – as he sought to live his dream of studying the influence of African culture in Mexico.

CCNY-led Research Could Lead to Wearable Sensors for the Blind

September 28, 2011 | City College

Wearable sensors that allow the blind to “see” with their hands, bodies or faces could be on the horizon, thanks to a $2 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to researchers at The City College of New York and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Macaulay Grad Accepted to AmeriCorps Program

September 28, 2011 | College of Staten Island

Isabella Cardona, who graduated magna cum laude from the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island (CSI) with a BA in Political Science and International Studies, along with a minor in French, has been accepted to Public Allies. Public Allies is an AmeriCorps program, where she will work with We Are New York,  a project formed as a joint endeavor by The City University of New York and the Mayor’s Office to facilitate English-language conversation groups for immigrants living in New York City.

CUNY FoodFest 2011 at Macaulay on October 23

September 27, 2011 | Macaulay Honors College

CUNY FoodFEST 2011 is the second annual food justice event put together by CUNY students.

CCNY Selects Steve Macias as New Baseball Coach and Fitness Coordinator

September 27, 2011 | Sports

The City College of New York Athletic Department has announced its next Head Baseball Coach and Fitness Coordinator, and that person is Steven Macias, an individual who is not only familiar with the CUNY Athletic Conference its surrounding schools, but…

Rookie Rojas Runs Away With Runner of the WeekBC’s Ireland Garners Rookie

September 27, 2011 | Sports

Christian Rojas was the top senior college finisher at the Hunter Developmental Meet at Van Cortlandt Park this past Sunday, coming in seventh place with a time of 17:14.89… Brooklyn College senior Benjamin Ireland has been named the CUNYAC/US Army M…

Hunter’s Mahoney Marks With US Army Runner of the Week CitationBrooklyn’s Yunus Wins 2nd Straight Rookie of the Week

September 27, 2011 | Sports

Hunter College junior Lizzy Mahoney finished in 19:25, 1:04 ahead of the competition en route to claiming first place at the Hunter Development Meet in a field of 128 runners on the 5K course at Van Cortlandt Park… Brooklyn College freshman Eyesmin Y…

Hawks’ Kraham & Bulldogs’ Orkis Named To Top Tennis Weekly Honors

September 27, 2011 | Sports

Jennifer Kraham competed in both the USTA/ITA Singles and Doubles Championships in Geneva, NY… Brooklyn College freshman Yuliya Orkis has been named the CUNYAC/Hospital For Special Surgery Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week, for the week ending …

College Community Participates in Black Heritage Family Day

September 27, 2011 | College of Staten Island

For the third time in four years, student and administrative representatives from the College of Staten Island recently participated in the Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day. When asked why she thought that it was important to attend the event, CSI Emerging Leader and Junior Nursing major Rose Adesola said she attended because, “it was a celebration of African American culture.

Dr Lorna Thorpe, with colleagues from multiple city agencies, publishes a report on the health of older adults in public housing

September 26, 2011 | CUNY School of Public Health

She recently collaborated with senior staff from 3 city agencies — the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the NYC Department for the Aging — to design a study on the health of older public housing residents and generate a detailed report.

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