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City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

All pictures on this page I took this during a conference at the Graduate School of Journalism on political advertising in Jun 2012.

The Community and Ethnic Media Initiative & Community and Ethnic Media Initiative & New York Press Association hosted a panel discussion How to get political advertisements during election season
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Below and right, Ernest Opong, son of Ghana, publisher of Amandla and
board member of Center for Media and Peace Initiatives and co-chair of the conference held at Rutgers University in Jun 2012 click here.  Ghana click here.

Basil Smikle, a son of Jamaica whose public relations firm helped get First Lady Senator Secretary of State Hon Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton elected senator and Hon Mr Michael Bloomberg relected mayor is shown below on the panel and speaking with a member of the audience.

Other panelists: Howard P Sturman, Publisher & CEO of Home Town Media Group; Ernest Lendler, President of Branford Communications, Inc.; Evan Stavisky; and David Keisman, Publisher of Manhattan Times. 

The moderator was Michelle Rea, Executive Director New York Press Association, she is the lady on the far left in the bottom picture.

Events at the City University of New York. Many are free.

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Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

Attend an  Information Session  to learn more about the college, discover what we have to offer, and take a tour of the campus lead by one of BMCC’s Admissions Ambassadors.

All prospective students, parents or other guests are welcome!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about your future at  BMCC.

Sign up now  for an Information and Financial Aid Information Session and receive a tour of our campus as well!

Contact Admissions at  (212) 220-1265 if you have any questions.



Wed, 22 May 2019 07:58:27 +0000


Math Start/CUNY Start Fall 2019 Information Session

Complete most or all your developmental skills needs in one semester, and hold your financial aid for credit courses. Students are in class for 12-25 hours per week, and have regular advisement to help you succeed. Please arrive 10 mins before the start of your information session. The process is about two hours long, and if this is the right program for you, you’ll be registered by the end of the process! Please see CUNY Start for more information.

To learn more about the BMCC CUNY Start/Math Start program, sign up for an information session .

On the date of your information session or walk-in appointment make sure to:

  • Bring your BMCC or State ID
  • Bring a copy of your HS Diploma, GED or HSE (including portion with scores)
  • Arrive 10 minutes before the indicated start time
  • If you have questions regarding the program please call us at (212) 346-8398.



    Tue, 21 May 2019 11:13:19 +0000


    Neuroscience Seminar: Mark Ansorge, The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Columbia University
    • Monoaminergic circuit mechanisms mediating developmental malleability of emotional and cognitive function.
    • We have identified two sensitive developmental periods during which the strength of monoaminergic signaling affects adult behavior: (1) an early postnatal serotonin-sensitive period that impacts cognition, anxiety and depression-related behaviors, and (2) a later peri-adolescent dopamine- and serotonin-sensitive period affecting aggression, impulsivity and behavioral response to psychostimulants. Our findings indicate that neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by alterations in these behavioral domains may have developmental origins. Thus, genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors that impact serotonin and/or dopamine signaling during specific periods of development might mediate the risk for depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Which neural circuits are sensitive to monoaminergic signaling during restricted developmental periods? What functional circuit parameters are affected? How do changes in circuit function relate to behavior? These questions currently guide most projects in the lab. While providing a general conceptual overview relating most projects in the lab, the talk will largely focus on two monoaminergic pathways, the median raphe to CA1 pathway and the ventral tegmental are to lateral septum pathway, and their roles in memory formation and aggression, respectively.


    Fri, 17 May 2019 21:32:38 +0000


    New Exhibit – Double Portrait: Mimi Gross and Marcia Marcus

    The show, which will open on May 23 and remain on view through July 27, 2019, will present an overview of the work of these two innovative figurative artists, both of whom lived and worked in Lower Manhattan from the 1950s on. The exhibition includes 28 works made between 1958 and 2012.

    About the Artists
    Marcia Marcus (b. 1928) and Mimi Gross (b. 1940) ad both experimented with innovative approaches to painting and portraiture and explored their loves of color and pattern; however, each explored those elements in vastly differing ways.Marcus and Gross’ paths crisscrossed, overlapping during summers in Provincetown, on their Italian sojourns, and in downtown New York, where both were central figures in the art scene.
    Marcia Marcus studied at Cooper Union in the early 50s and then attended the Art Students League. She developed a figurative style of flattened of forms and heightened attention to patterns and fashion.
    Mimi Gross , the daughter of Renee and Chaim Gross, the noted sculptor, studied art at Bard College from 1957-1959, following which traveled to Europe. That summer of 1960 she attended the summer painting school of Oskar Kokoschka (the fabled Austrian expressionistic painter) in Salzburg and then returned to Florence.
    For more information, contact the Shirley Fiterman Art Center .



    Fri, 17 May 2019 13:28:16 +0000


    Honors Convocation

    The College of Staten Island will hold its Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 23, 2019 in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at 7:00pm.



    Wed, 15 May 2019 13:29:30 +0000


    Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

    Attend an  Information Session  to learn more about the college, discover what we have to offer, and take a tour of the campus lead by one of BMCC’s Admissions Ambassadors.

    All prospective students, parents or other guests are welcome!

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about your future at  BMCC.

    Sign up now  for an Information and Financial Aid Information Session and receive a tour of our campus as well!

    Contact Admissions at  (212) 220-1265 if you have any questions.



    Wed, 15 May 2019 10:58:18 +0000


    Math Start/CUNY Start Fall 2019 Information Session

    Complete most or all your developmental skills needs in one semester, and hold your financial aid for credit courses. Students are in class for 12-25 hours per week, and have regular advisement to help you succeed. Please arrive 10 mins before the start of your information session. The process is about two hours long, and if this is the right program for you, you’ll be registered by the end of the process! Please see CUNY Start for more information.

    To learn more about the BMCC CUNY Start/Math Start program,  sign up for an information session .

    On the date of your information session or walk-in appointment make sure to:

  • Bring your BMCC or State ID
  • Bring a copy of your HS Diploma, GED or HSE (including portion with scores)
  • Arrive 10 minutes before the indicated start time
  • If you have questions regarding the program please call us at (212) 346-8398.



    Fri, 10 May 2019 11:58:25 +0000


    Service Learning in the Classroom

    Are you interested in an approach to teaching and learning that:

    • Promotes engaged learning through active student participation?
    • Amplifies teaching and extends your classroom with real, community-based opportunities to apply skills, confirm or challenge theory?
    • Provides time and space for students to reflect and make meaning of what they’ve learned and build links to academic content?
    • Fosters a sense of civic identity and personal agency?
    • Has decades of empirical research proving gains in school connectedness, interpersonal communication, retention, graduation, and career preparation, especially among historically marginalized students?

    Before the summer begins, prioritize your professional growth and  register  to participate in this hands-on workshop on service learning pedagogy. Bring your laptop, a syllabus and your teaching experience for a deep dive in the waters of applied, community-based service learning.

    Participants who complete this workshop will have the opportunity to apply for a Service Learning Fellowship. Faculty selected to be Service Learning Fellows will work over the summer to develop a significant service learning component for one of their Fall 2019 courses. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend and additional consultation with workshop facilitator Cristina Di Meo. Additional details about the fellowship will be shared at the Service Learning in the Classroom workshop on May 23.

    Space is limited and advance registration is required!  Register  by Friday, May 10 to reserve a space in this workshop.

    Workshop Facilitator Cristina DiMeo

    Cristina Di Meo is the Associate Director of STEM Initiatives at LaGuardia Community College. She manages STEM programs related to the College’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title V grants, including experiential learning activities aligned to the College’s core competencies. Prior to LaGuardia, she was the Associate Assessment Analyst at the Queensborough Community College Office of Academic Service-Learning. She facilitated the planning and implementation of service-learning projects by developing strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations, and led faculty development on integrating service-learning pedagogy into courses across disciplines. Her research has addressed the use of service-learning pedagogy at community colleges and its impact on student learning outcomes, workplace skills, retention, and civic engagement.

    Organized by  CETLS , the  BMCC Learning Academy , and the  Office of Internships and Experiential Learning .

    Visit the CETLS web site for more information.



    Wed, 08 May 2019 10:58:17 +0000


    Manhattan Chamber Players: French Connections

    Manhattan Chamber Players: French Connections

    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    Pre-Concert Talk: 7 PM
    Concert: 7:30 PM

    Tickets $21
    Students Free


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    The Manhattan Chamber Players will perform two French masterworks of chamber music, composed by Ernest Chausson and his teacher, César Franck. Special Guest Artist will be Carmit Zori, senior artist at the Marlboro Music School and Festival and violin professor at Rutgers University.  An informal pre-concert talk and Q&A begins at 7:00 pm. Concert is at 7:30 PM.



    Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:50:26 +0000


    Online Information Session: Advanced Certificate in Project Management

    Register for this event on the CUNY SPS website.

    There is a current and growing demand within organizations for project managers who can control the triple constraints of project scope, schedule, and costs – to deliver what is required, on time, and within budget.

    The Online Advanced Certificate in Project Management develops students’ knowledge of and ability to apply project management standards, techniques, and practices while studying within a rigorous academic framework.

    We invite you to learn more about the Advanced Certificate in Project Management by joining our upcoming online information session.

    OUR PRESENTERS: Barbara Edington, DPS, MBA, PMP Adjunct Professor, CUNY SPS

    Dawn Picken, Program Director Advanced Certificate in Project Management, CUNY SPS



    Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:33:27 +0000
    CUNY is paid for by the State of New York, Federal funding, private donations, the City of New York and tuition fees. It is the largest urban university in the Americas with 24 institutions:
    - 11 are 4-year colleges
    - 7 are 2-year colleges
    - the William E Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
    - the Graduate School and University Center
    - the City University of New York School of Law
    - CUNY School of Journalism
    - the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

     More than 260,000 degree-credit students and 273,000 continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs. (Source: CUNY and Wikipedia)
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    News from the City University of New York

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    Netflix Documentary Directed By CUNY Alumna Spotlights The Plight Of Hurricane Maria Victims In Puerto Rico And New York City
    As 225 student members of the CUNY Service Corps prepare to fly to Puerto Rico and rejoin the effort spearheaded by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to help the ongoing recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, a Netflix documentary about displaced families with strong University connections premieres Friday. “After Maria” depicts the plight of displaced storm victims who become homeless and end up living in New York City shelters. Nadia Hallgren, a CUNY alumna directed and filmed the documentary with the help of a senior staffer at Hostos Community College in the Bronx who connected her to the families. 

    Wed, 22 May 2019 16:18:09 +0000


    ARNOLD VENTURES AND THE CUNY INSTITUTE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE LAUNCH NATIONAL CHALLENGE TO INCREASE PROBATION SUCCESS AND PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY
    Today, Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) announced the launch of the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a new national initiative dedicated to transforming probation supervision and reducing unnecessary failures that contribute to mass incarceration. The launch of the Challenge responds to an emerging consensus that the status quo for probation is unacceptable and unsustainable. Despite evidence-based strategies such as graduated responses and risk and needs based supervision that have effected change in many jurisdictions, success rates remain far too low, and revocations to jail or prison are far too common.

    Wed, 22 May 2019 16:14:38 +0000


    BMCC One of Two Colleges in New York State to Win Innovation Award
    Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is one of 58 colleges nationwide — the only college in New York City, and one of two in New York state — to receive the 2019 Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College, a non-profit organization that supports transformational innovation within and across colleges […]

    Wed, 22 May 2019 16:00:57 +0000


    Film Festival Showcases BMCC Student Talent
    Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted the Spring 2019 student film festival on May 15 in Theater One at 199 Chambers Street. The competitive semi-annual event, produced by the BMCC Video Production Club, showcases student films from both BMCC as well as other CUNY colleges. The festival was founded in 2013 by students in the […]

    Wed, 22 May 2019 14:29:00 +0000


    BMCC One of Two Colleges in New York State to Win Innovation Award
    Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is one of 58 colleges nationwide — the only college in New York City, and one of two in New York state — to receive the 2019 Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College, a non-profit organization that supports transformational innovation within and […]

    Wed, 22 May 2019 14:16:38 +0000


    Rosenfield Family Honored in Naming Ceremony
    On Monday, May 20, a lobby-naming ceremony and reception were held to honor a landmark gift of $1 million for the BMCC Out in Two program, from the Herbert and Audrey Rosenfield Fund. The event also honored the Rosenfield family, important contributors to the growth and cultural vibrancy of lower Manhattan, and long-term supporters of […]

    Wed, 22 May 2019 13:35:37 +0000


    BMCC Foundation 2019 Gala, Invest in a Future, Raises Almost $1 Million for Scholarships
      The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Foundation board of directors hosted the 2019 Gala, Invest in a Future, Celebrate Success on Thursday, May 16 at Cipriani, 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan. The event was emceed by Fox 5 News personality Baruch Shemtov. The 2019 Gala Honorees were Tim Gokey, CEO of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. and the Herbert and Audrey […]

    Wed, 22 May 2019 13:28:37 +0000


    Ceremony Honors Human Services Interns and Agencies
    On May 20, the Human Services program held its fifth annual Fieldwork Recognition Ceremony in partnership with the Guttman Offices of AccessABILITY and Partnerships and Community Engagement. The event celebrated the 42 Human Services interns who successfully completed their required 250 hours of fieldwork placement during the 2018-2019 academic year, their supervisors, and the program’s […]

    Tue, 21 May 2019 19:48:26 +0000


    N.Y. SECRETARY OF STATE ROSSANA ROSADO WILL EARN HER MASTER’S DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE FROM JOHN JAY’S ONLINE PROGRAM
      Our 2019 Commencement Ceremony is right around the corner. To mark the occasion, and celebrate the incredible achievements of our graduates, we spoke with several students about their experience at John Jay. Our hope is that their stories inspire the entire John Jay community—alumni, faculty, staff, current and prospective students—to strive for excellence. Very soon, New […]

    Tue, 21 May 2019 15:56:04 +0000


    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: ACCEPTED TO 11 LAW SCHOOLS, TYRIEK WARREN ’19 WANTS TO HELP DIVERSIFY THE BAR
      Our 2019 Commencement Ceremony is right around the corner. To mark the occasion, and celebrate the incredible achievements of our seniors, we spoke with several students that will be graduating on May 29. Our hope is that their stories inspire the entire John Jay community—alumni, faculty, staff, current and prospective students—to strive for excellence. Our next […]

    Tue, 21 May 2019 15:52:31 +0000


    ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Director Patrizia Casaccia Receives the Prestigious NINDS R35 Award from the National Institutes of Health
    The highly competitive eight–year research grant will provide up to $9.17 million to fund innovative research on the molecular signals regulating glial cell function in the healthy brain

    Tue, 21 May 2019 15:35:22 +0000


    Assessing attitudes and readiness for a sugar sweetened beverage-free healthcare center
    In a study published in the multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, CUNY SPH Associate Professor Chris Palmedo and co-author Lauren Gordon, Research Project Manager at the Mount Sinai Health System, assess the readiness for a sugar sweetened beverage-free zone at a community health clinic in the Bronx, NY. The study employed focus group interviews with […]

    Tue, 21 May 2019 15:30:20 +0000


    Report on cancer in NYC featuring maps by CUNY SPH professor makes headlines
    A recent report from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network on the cancer burden in New York City is making headlines, highlighting health disparities and opportunities for intervention among different city populations. In the report, rates of cancers in New York City neighborhoods are portrayed​ using maps created by CUNY SPH Associate Professor Glen […]

    Tue, 21 May 2019 14:30:01 +0000


    Two CUNY SPH faculty selected to participate in NYAM health data project
    On Thursday the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced the launch of Health Data for New York City (HD4NYC), an innovative multi-institutional platform that will advance population health research to promote health equity. After a highly-competitive review process, two CUNY SPH faculty […]

    Tue, 21 May 2019 14:14:18 +0000


    Congratulations to Dr. Leon Levine!
    On May 16, Leon Levine, a DPH student in the Environmental and Occupational Health track, successfully defended his dissertation, “The Association of Higher Carbon Dioxide Levels and Teachers’ Perceived Air Quality and Well Being in New York City Elementary Schools.” “The SPH program and the Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences department have been instrumental […]

    Tue, 21 May 2019 13:36:43 +0000