Archive for October, 2011

John Jay College’s President Travis Named Chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice

October 31, 2011 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been named as the new Chair of the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council.

Lehman Alumnus Wins Prestigious Social Work Award

October 31, 2011 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Lehman alumnus Nelson Torres (B.A., ’98; M.S.W., ’08) has won an Emerging Leadership Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for his work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual (LBGT) community of the Bronx.

Was the Irish Potato Famine an Act of Genocide?

October 31, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Between 1845 and 1852, more than a million people died in the Irish Potato Famine. The cause was a fungus that obliterated the country’s primary cash crop. But Hannah Knowlton contends that the famine was more than an agricultural calamity. “I believe it was an act of genocide,” she says.

Walk With Me

October 31, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Close to 100 members of the BMCC community—students, faculty, staff, family and friends—took part in Walk With Me, a statewide event initiated by NY Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, in which campus groups march in silent procession to create awareness about domestic violence.

#1 Lehman, #2 York, #3 Baruch & #5 Hunter Head to Aviator For CUNYAC / Applebee’s Men’s Soccer Semifinals on Wednesday Night

October 31, 2011 | Sports

The quarterfinals kicked off on Wednesday, October 26 with four quarterfinal games at the higher seeded teams. #1 Lehman crushed #8 Staten Island, 5-0, while the other three games went down to the final whistle, with #2 York needing two goals and an…

CUNYAC / Applebee’s Men’s Soccer Semifinals Rescheduled For Wednesday Semifinals Will Be At Aviator in Brooklyn Starting at 3:30 pm

October 31, 2011 | Sports

The CUNYAC / Applebee’s Men’s Soccer Semifinals that were postponed on Saturday, will now be held at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, November 2 with the first game kicking off at 3:30 pm (#1 Lehman vs. #5 Hunter), foll…

CUNYAC / Con Edison Women’s Volleyball Semifinal Field Set Bearcats’ Hayden & Wu Win Final Weekly Awards

October 31, 2011 | Sports

Last week, Lauren Hayden and Jessica Wu led Baruch to a 3-2 mark, as the squad clinched second place in the final CUNYAC standings for the third straight year with a sweep over fourth place Brooklyn, as the championships begin on Tuesday night.

2011 CUNYAC / Con Edison Women’s Volleyball Field Set Bearcats’ Hayden & Wu Win Final Weekly Awards

October 31, 2011 | Sports

Last week, Lauren Hayden and Jessica Wu led Baruch to a 3-2 mark, as the squad clinched second place in the final CUNYAC standings for the third straight year with a sweep over fourth place Brooklyn, as the championships begin on Tuesday night.

Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) Quoted on Role of Volunteer Lawyers at Occupy Wall Street

October 31, 2011 | CUNY School of Law

The Downtown Express quoted Moira Meltzer-Cohen (’12) in a story on the role of volunteer lawyers at Occupy Wall Street. Meltzer-Cohen is a volunteer with the National Lawyers Guild and has provided “Know Your Rights” trainings to OWS protesters.

Rima Abdelkader (’09) Helps Get New NBC Prime-Time News Magazine Off the Ground

October 30, 2011 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Class of 2009 graduate Rima Abdelkader worked on two stories that will air on the first show of NBC’s new news magazine, “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” The show premiers Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Abdelkader, an assistant producer for the program, contributed to two of the pieces airing the first night: […]

AUDIO: Louis Armstrong’s Bountiful Later Years

October 30, 2011 | Audio, The University

The author of a critically acclaimed new book, What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years, insists that although much has been written about the early and middle stages of Armstrong’s career, he was every bit as busy and creative in the last 25 years of his life. “There was only one Armstrong,” says Ricky Riccardi, who is also the project archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum research archive at Queens College. “The man who was making those canonical works in the 1920s was also a very funny man who loved doing pop songs, and, in the 1950s and ’60s still played an incredible trumpet,” adds Riccardi, “So why not take all of him.”

November is CUNY Month; Celebrate at the CUNY Championships Cross Country Champs Rescheduled for Tuesday (11/8) @ 2 pm

October 29, 2011 | Sports

As part of CUNY Month, this November, the CUNY Athletic Conference is inviting our students, faculty and staff and our community friends to attend our fall championship events. Also, the 2011 CUNY Athletic Conference / U.S. Army Cross Country Champio…

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVED TO 1:15 PM Sunday, October 30 @ Van Cortlandt Park

October 29, 2011 | Sports

Due to the weather, CUNYAC has pushed the start time of tomorrow’s Cross Country Championships at Van Cortlandt Park to 1:15 pm (from 9:00 am). The women’s race will go off at 1:15 pm, the men’s race at 2:00 pm and the trophy presentations will follow …

Lehman Leadership Dinner Celebrates Eighty Years of History and Raises Funds for Scholarships

October 28, 2011 | Lehman College

Lehman College’s annual Leadership Dinner Gala, “Honoring the Past While Building the Future,” was held October 27 at the New York Botanical Garden.

Senator Gillibrand Addresses Hundreds of Students at CUNY/New York Times Women’s Leadership Conference

October 28, 2011 | The University

United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York keynoted the all-day CUNY/New York Times in College Women’s Leadership Conference held at Hunter College on October 28.

Whose Town is ‘Our Town’?

October 28, 2011 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Alvin Eng was researching Thornton Wilder’s classic drama Our Town a few years ago when he made an unexpected discovery. “Long considered the quintessential 20th-century Americana play,” he says, “Our Town has Chinese roots.”

York Soccer Coach Kafui Kouakou Named Chairperson of CUNY University Student Senate

October 27, 2011 | Sports

JAMAICA, NY— York College head women’s soccer coach and assistant men’s soccer coach Kafui Kouakou has earned the prestigious honor of being named the chairperson of the City University of New York’s University Student Senate. H…

‘Economic Democracy’ Key to Solving Global Financial Crisis, Says City Tech’s Costas Panayotakis in New Book

October 27, 2011 | New York City College of Technology

Discussing citizen movements that arose in response to the global financial crisis, Costas Panayotakis, author of the new book Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy (Pluto Press, UK, September 2011), notes that although it seemed the whole world except the U.S. was in revolt, “uprisings and the eruption of social movement activity are unpredictable because they usually represent the convergence of many different factors interacting with each other in complicated ways.”

Pres. Morales Receives Unidad Latina Award for Excellence in Education

October 27, 2011 | College of Staten Island

( – The first annual Unidad Latina conference held in New York City this weekend was an enormous success that brought together hundreds of people from the Hispanic community in New York, including leaders from business, education, health care and government to discuss ways to promote economic growth and job creation.  The conference was organized by the New York State Senate and the Hispanic Federation.

Congratulations to Dr. Jessie Daniels on receiving the 2011 Sarah Mazelis Paper of the Year Award

October 26, 2011 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Sarah Mazelis Paper of the Year Award recognizes authors whose peer-reviewed articles in Health Promotion Practice have made significant contributions to advancing the practice of health education and health promotion programs, policy, or professional preparation

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