Archive for May, 2012

Lehman College Partners with Corbin Hill Farm To Bring Fresh Produce to the Community

May 31, 2012 | Lehman College

Lehman College invites the community to take part in a new program at the College that will bring New York State’s fresh seasonal produce to the campus for sale. The Summer Farm Share will begin at Lehman on June 12, providing fruits and vegetables at a reduced price. Farmers from Corbin Hill Farm will visit the Concert Hall Plaza, near Gate 10 on Paul Avenue, every Tuesday from 2 – 5 p.m. through mid-November to sell their most recent harvest.

CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages Addresses More Than 2,600 Graduates at Lehman College 2012 Commencement

May 31, 2012 | Lehman College

BRONX, N.Y. — Albert P. Carey, chief executive officer of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, addressed more than 2,600 graduate and undergraduate students in the Lehman College Class of 2012 at the College’s 44th Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 31, on the College’s South Field.

PBS Journalist Ray Suarez to Address CCNY’S 166th Commencement June 1

May 31, 2012 | City College

College to Confer Honorary Degrees on Suarez, soprano Kathleen Battle, philanthropist Harvey Kaylie, ’60EE, and Professor Emeritus Sheldon Weinbaum.

Garcia and Mccutcheon Earn First Masters Degrees in Entrepreneurial Journalism

May 31, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The first two candidates for a Master of Arts in Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism have completed the requirements and will be awarded their degrees. Brianne Garcia and Michael Mccutcheon both started out in the regular M.A. in Journalism program in Fall 2011, then added on a fourth-semester entrepreneurial sequence in [...]

Video: The 2012 Entrepreneurial Journalism Fellows Speak

May 30, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Iraq Veteran/Queens Resident Selected as York’s Valedictorian

May 30, 2012 | York College

York College/CUNY will host its 42nd Commencement Exercises on June 1, 2012. At 1,003 strong, the Class of 2012 is York’s largest graduating class to date.
The valedictorian, Chemistry major, Tony Wan, served two tours of duty in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp, reaching the rank of Corporal. There will also be at least seven other veterans graduating that day from York with him.

The Graduate Who Won’t Be There

May 30, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Few people truly understood how hard it was for Titanya Charles to get out of bed and get to school every Monday and Wednesday, catching the Access-a-Ride from her home in East New York to campus and making her way to the third floor of James Hall, where, as a sociology major, she took most of her classes.

Scholars and Practitioners to Discuss Justice, Security and Human Rights at John Jay College’s Tenth Biennial International Conference

May 30, 2012 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will host the Tenth Biennial International Conference, “ Global Perspectives on Justice and Security and Human Rights,” in New York City from June 6– 9, 2012. Prominent scholars, government officials, practitioners and justice advocates from 25 countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, India, Japan, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, Ukraine and the United States will join John Jay College faculty and students to present and discuss the latest research on various criminal justice and human rights-related topics.

[gallery] Graduating Vets Honored

May 30, 2012 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) Student Veteran Center recently held its first-ever Veterans Commencement Luncheon in honor of all graduating CSI students who have served in the military. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery. Going from the military to student life can be a difficult transition for many returning veterans, but CSI’s Student Veteran Center aims to make the transition a little less jarring by offering expert guidance as soon as they enter the college community.

Lehman College Senior Receives $9,900 Scholarship From Mountbatten Institute Toward Postgraduate Studies in London

May 29, 2012 | Lehman College

BRONX, N.Y.—Lehman College senior Sushanta Singha has been awarded a $9,900 scholarship toward postgraduate studies in London from the Mountbatten Institute. Singha, a native of Bangladesh, received the award as a result of being a St. George’s Society Scholarship recipient at Lehman. The St. George’s Society and its members have contributed more than $200,000 to […]

Adult and Continuing Education Hosts Summer 2012 Open Houses, May 31 & June 6

May 29, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

The Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program at Medgar Evers College CUNY will host its summer 2012 Open Houses on Thursday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Open Houses will provide community residents with information about summer programs for professional and personal advancement.

Dean Stephen Shepard to Receive Award for Mentoring Young Journalists

May 29, 2012 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The judges of the Livingston Awards have chosen Dean Stephen B. Shepard as the recipient of the 2012 Richard M. Clurman Award for his dedication to mentoring young journalists during his journalism career of nearly 50 years. Shepard is being honored for his work with young reporters and editors while he served as editor-in-chief of [...]

BARUCH STUDENTS EARN SIX OF TEN PLACEMENTS IN UNIVERSITY CURRENCY TRADING CONTEST

May 29, 2012 | Baruch College

Business students from Baruch College earned six of the top ten spots in the 1st Annual University Currency Trading Contest, which was sponsored by FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) and Texas A&M University.

Queens College Professors Nathalis Wamba and Andrea Khalil Receive Fulbright Grants to Work in Africa

May 29, 2012 | Queens College

Faculty and student excellence at Queens College has been recognized with prestigious Fulbright grants awarded to professors Nathalis Guy Wamba and Andrea Khalil, and student Erica Leong. Wamba, an African native, will return home to make contributions at two schools as a scholar and researcher, while Andrea Khalil will head to North Africa to study societal changes in the wake of the Arab Spring. Erica Leong, a Chinese American student graduating with honors this month, will immerse herself in South Korean culture as she teaches English in that country.

Bearcats Baseball Earn Top Honors in ECAC Metro All-Stars; Thomas Daly Named Player of the Year, Jose Torres Coach of the Year

May 29, 2012 | Sports

The Baruch College Bearcats were honored with two major awards voted by the region’s head coaches. Thomas Daly was named the Player of the Year. Daly, who was also named the CUNYAC Player of the Year, had a solid season batting .405 with a Baruc…

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies 2012 Commencement

May 29, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

100 graduating students will participate. Guests are coming from all over the U.S., as well as from Antigua, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Haiti, Panama, Senegal, St. Vincent, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Center Honors Sinai Chapels President Michael Resnick with the First Annual Community Leadership Award

May 29, 2012 | Queensborough Community College

A reception was held May 24 in the elegant glass and steel Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center to recognize Michael Resnick, President of Sinai Chapels, for his selfless dedication in supporting Holocaust Education.

Students Present at International Conference in Morocco

May 29, 2012 | College of Staten Island

Many college students spend spring break relaxing on one of Florida’s famous beaches, soaking up the sun while preparing themselves for the late semester push that can make or break so many college undergrads. However, some spend the break presenting at scientific conferences, as was the case with 38 CSI students who attended the 18th International Taurine Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

[video] The Underground Railroad’s Trail to Freedom

May 28, 2012 | College of Staten Island

In cooperation with the Sandy Ground Historical Society, College of Staten Island graduate student Debbie-Ann Paige has worked tirelessly over the past several years to document the presence of Underground Railroad way-stations on Staten Island. Specifically, she has examined the participation of Louis Napoleon, a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad and an important link in the long chain of abolitionists who assisted self-liberated slaves as they passed through Staten Island and New York on their way to Canada. Her research has resulted in Louis Napoleons’ house being named a national landmark.

Springer Leaps to 5th Place at NCAA Outdoor Championships Lehman’s Alli & MEC’s Simmons Also Shine at Final Event of the Season

May 27, 2012 | Sports

One hop, skip and jump. That’s the beauty of the triple jump. Lehman College’s Jasmine Springer earned All-American honors with one tremendous tripe jump performance at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Cl…

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