Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Medical Writing Institute click here

MJoTAtalks click here

Emerald Pademelon Press LLC click here


Peace Scientists click here

Dr Susanna loves the countries and the peoples of Africa

Scam, kidnap by South African police

Scam, kidnap by South African police

 
Bookmark and Share
Medgar Evers College of CUNY celebrates Caribbean Heritage click here

Lincoln University celebrates independent African though
t click here

Rutgers University discusses media and democratic governance click here

Light playing tricks
click here

Stop and frisk
 click here

Chasing a golden balloon click here


Olympic salute click here

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
.

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.

Latest Top (15) News


To Lend or Not to Lend to Friends and Kin: Awkwardness, Obfuscation, and Negative Reciprocity

Event Date: 9/21/2018 3:00:00 PM
Frederick Wherry is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and a Faculty Affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Center for Human Values. He directs the Dignity and Debt Network, a partnership between Princeton and the Social Science Research Council. He is co-editor, most recently, of Money Talks: How Money Really Works with Nina Bandelj and Viviana Zelizer and is general editor of The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society: Volumes 1-4. He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Consumption (with Ian Woodward) and has just finished Financial Citizenship from Below (with Kristin Seefeldtand Anthony Alvarez), which is being published by The Russell Sage Press and is in production (expected publication date April 2019). He co-edits a book series at Stanford University Press: Culture and Economic Life; serves as the president of the Social Science History Association ( ssha.org ); and serves as the Chair of the Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and as a member of the Policy Board for the Journal of Consumer Research. He was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and his PhD in Sociology from Princeton. He was a professor of sociology at Yale before joining the Princeton department.

Abstract *
Although family and friends can drain a household’s finances by requesting personal loans, the lenders have proven savvy in how they respond to such requests. Beyond identifying the importance of sincerity tests for curtailing the pressure to help others in one’s social circuit, the theory of negative social capital does not address why the pressure to lend varies according to the dramaturgical performance strategies of the benefactors. In other words, how do potential lenders manage to say no without saying no? Using interview evidence from clients at the Mission Asset Fund in California, we show how individuals engage in obfuscatory relational work, performing a self that evades the taboo of greedy callousness, while sometimes telling half-truths about not being able to help in the way borrowers would like. Unlike the concept of obfuscatory relational work, however, we focus on expected transfers that do not happen and on unreciprocated gifts that are disguised as loans. The lender and recipient are engaged in face-saving obfuscation; but in the first case, the lender presents a generous self that is emotionally close to the borrower; in the second, the lender helps the recipient of the gift maintain face by avoiding an awkward ask, pretending the “loan” is expected to be repaid. This paper outlines the different strategies of obfuscation and the conditions under which the ruse is abandoned and the potential lender directly refuses to lend or acknowledges the inability (or inappropriateness) of the “borrower” to repay.

*The paper is co-authored with Kristin S. Seefeldt (University of Michigan) and Anthony S. Alvarez (California State University Fullerton).

 



Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:51:08 +0000


Hieroglyphs of Blackness: Fantasy, Desire, and the Neo-Soul Metaphysics of Reproduction

Event Date: 9/21/2018 4:00:00 PM Ivy Wilson, Northwestern University

Tracing the traffic of Egyptian iconography, this talk limns how black cultural producers use fantasy to imagine forms of transnational or otherworldly affinities. More specifically, this talk examines how the creation of an “ambient subjectivity” by contemporary musicians—from Erykah Badu to Frank Ocean—provides an occasion to rethink heteronormative discourses about sex and sexuality, gender, and what might be called “the neo-soul metaphysics of black reproduction.”
 



Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:23:00 +0000


Computational Linguistics Lecture Series: Esther Seyffarth (Heinrich Heine University)

Event Date: 9/21/2018 2:30:00 PM Esther Seyffarth (Heinrich Heine University) presents:

From Text to Frame Generation

Semantic Frames in the sense of Gamerschlag et al. (2014) let us represent concepts in the form of recursive feature-value structures. This can be used to represent the meaning of a sentence in terms of a semantic frame: The frame's top-level attributes are the semantic roles involved in the event described by the sentence's root verb, and the entities that fill the semantic role slots are their values. These frame structures allow frames to be embedded into other frames as attribute values.

The automatic creation of a semantic frame resource, as implemented by Kallmeyer, QasemiZadeh and Cheung (2018), involves the clustering of different verb lemmas into the same semantic frame, as well as the separation of different senses of a verb into different semantic frames. The arguments of each verb, as observed in the corpus, need to be grouped into semantic roles.

In this talk, I discuss the difficulties that arise in this context from verbs that participate in diathesis alternations (Seyffarth, 2018), where semantic roles are encoded in different syntactic positions.

Gamerschlag, T., Gerland, D., Osswald, R., & Petersen, W. (Eds.). (2013). Frames and concept types: applications in language and philosophy (Vol. 94). Springer Science & Business Media.

Kallmeyer, L., QasemiZadeh, B. & Cheung, J. C. K. 2018. Coarse Lexical Frame Acquisition at the Syntax-Semantics Interface Using a Latent-Variable PCFG Model. In Proceedings of the Seventh Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 130-141.

Seyffarth, E. 2018. Verb alternations and their impact on frame induction. In Proceedings of the NAACL Student Research Workshop, Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 17–24.



Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:04:06 +0000


Constitution Day

Please join us for Constitution and Citizenship Day: Building a Global Community! There will be a Know Your Rights! presentation on the 4th Amendment by Prof. Leroy Gadsden (Criminal Justice), a performance by BCC students, an interactive art installation: “We the People,” information on how to get involved in BCC and community organizations, voter registration, and much more!



Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:11:10 +0000


Orals Workshop for English Program Students

Event Date: 9/21/2018 2:00:00 PM A panel of students who recently passed the exam share their experiences. The students will give tips on creating lists, assembling a committee, studying for the exam, the exam itself, and will answer questions you might have. All Level II students, who haven’t yet scheduled the exam, are especially encouraged to attend, but all English Program students are welcome!



Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:07:29 +0000


Career Development – Career Expo: Take Your Pitch to New Heights

null



Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:43:14 +0000


Devotion to Cause and Comrades – The Psychological Underpinnings of Violent Extremism


Title: Devotion to Cause and Comrades – The Psychological Underpinnings of Violent Extremism
Presenter:
Hammad Sheikh

Readings: Empirical Evidence for the Devoted Actor ModelThe Devoted Actor’s Will to Fight and the Spiritual Dimension of Human Conflict, & The Islamic State’s Lingering Legacy among Young Men from the Mosul Area

Hammad Sheikh received a PhD in Social Psychology from the New School for Social Research and is currently a visiting scholar at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University. He will present work – published in CTC Sentinel – from the Mosul area (Iraq) just after it was liberated from ISIL rule. This work suggests that preventing violence outbreaks in the future will require more than merely defeating ISIL militarily. He will contextualize these Full Text>>



Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:42:10 +0000


Racialization/Alliance-Building in Korean-American Immigrant Rights Work

Based ethnographic fieldwork with Korean American immigrant rights organizers, and Black and Latinx organizers, presentation explores how these groups attempt to build an interracial solidarity movement at a moment of intensified anti-immigrant rhetoric.



Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:07:47 +0000


Pride Kamp

Are you an Ally to the LGBTQ community?
Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ Community?

All students are invited to the fifth annual Pride Kamp. Come to this one day conference to meet other students, explore LGBTQ identities and topics, and get inspired to reach your goals.

The day will include a keynote speaker, workshops, lunch, Ally Training, activities, and a meet and greet with LGBTQ and Ally faculty and staff.

Register by going to  https://orgsync.com/125833/forms/326317

You will received a PG and CC CLUE credit for attending.



Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:51:14 +0000


Sociology Colloquium Series

Event Date: 9/21/2018 3:00:00 PM Upcoming Sociology Colloquium Series

Fall 2018 
September 21      Fred Wherry, Yale University​
October 19           Pawan Dhingra, Amherst College
November 9         Francesca Polletta, UC Irvine
December 7         Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Rutgers University

Spring 2019
February 8           Cynthia Miller-Idriss, American University
March 8               Crystal Fleming, SUNY Stonybrook 
April 12                Bruce Western, Columbia University
May 10                David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania



Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:52:22 +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)
.
News from the City University of New York

Latest Top (15) News


On-demand room-temperature single photon array: a quantum communication breakthrough by CCNY physicists
Physicists at The City College of New York have used atomically thin two-dimensional materials to realize an array of quantum emitters operating at room temperature that can be integrated into next generation quantum communication systems.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:35:34 +0000


Protected: In the Balance: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:34:11 +0000


BMCC Community Pays It Forward by Donating Blood
At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), a high value is placed on volunteering. Students tutor their classmates, pitch in at local soup kitchens and help out at tax filing centers for low-income New Yorkers. Another way BMCC students give back, is by donating blood. On September 13, they joined professors and staff in Richard Harris […]

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:06:07 +0000


ALUMNI CONVENING: Emerging Intersections in Elder Law
On September 6, 2018, the Office of Alumni Engagement, along with the Elder Law Clinic, held this year’s first Alumni Convening on an emergent issue in New York City.  Stay tuned for more Alumni Convenings in the coming months.     The Edler Law Clinic, despite having several names over the years (Wills from 1989-90 […]

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:36:24 +0000


Hunter Professor Awarded $245,000 State Grant for Breast Cancer Education to Help Korean Immigrant Women
Jin Young Seo, a professor at Hunter College School of Nursing, has been awarded a $245,000 grant from New York State to develop a breast cancer risk-reduction education program that focuses on Korean immigrant women – for whom the disease is the leading cause of death.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:16:01 +0000


Super Fair Provides Options on Services and Academics
Linking support services to student success is an integral component of the national pathways movement, which streamlines community-college graduation requirements into prescribed course sequences. In fact, according to a 2017 Community College Research Center (CCRC) report, “Colleges will not see substantial improvements in student outcomes unless they redesign programs and support services across the institution soplete […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:43:02 +0000


BMCC Math Professor Receives $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Create Developmental Math Test
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Mathematics Professor Claire Wladis has received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant—the largest ever received by a BMCC faculty researcher—to develop a test that measures how well college students understand fundamental algebra concepts. This will be the first test of algebraic conceptual understanding for college students developed […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:06:22 +0000


Bronx Community College Awarded $5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation
Bronx Community College will receive one of the largest grants ever awarded to a community college by the National Science Foundation—$5 million to fund scholarships for traditionally underrepresented students in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:34:53 +0000


CUNY SPH researchers critique new guidelines regarding neurocysticercosis
The Infectious Disease Society of America/American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene recently developed new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of neurocysticercosis (NC), caused by infection with Taenia solium, a tapeworm found in pork. But CUNY SPH researchers say some of the recommendations are based on poor or limited evidence. Dr. Elizabeth Kelvin, Associate […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:32:57 +0000


CUNY SPH researchers critique new guidelines regarding neurocysticercosis
The Infectious Disease Society of America/American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene recently developed new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of neurocysticercosis (NC), caused by infection with Taenia solium, a tapeworm found in pork. But CUNY SPH researchers say some of the recommendations are based on poor or limited evidence. Dr. Elizabeth Kelvin, Associate […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:31:06 +0000


A geospatial approach to identifying causes of childhood diarrhea in West Africa
Diarrhea is a leading cause of malnutrition in young children and is globally the second leading cause of death among post-neonatal children under five. A quarter of all global cases occur in Africa, with particularly high burden countries in West Africa. This disparity led Drs. Gillian Dunn, of Hawaii Pacific University, and Glen Johnson, of […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:23:40 +0000


A geospatial approach to identifying causes of childhood diarrhea in West Africa
Diarrhea is a leading cause of malnutrition in young children and is globally the second leading cause of death among post-neonatal children under five. A quarter of all global cases occur in Africa, with particularly high burden countries in West Africa. This disparity led Drs. Gillian Dunn, of Hawaii Pacific University, and Glen Johnson of CUNY […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:17:04 +0000


There’s A New Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty
There’s A New Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty: But Where Are Women’s and LGBTI Rights?   CUNY Law’s Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic announces a new initiative and launches a Crimes Against Humanity Toolkit focused on promoting international gender justice.   New York—A new international treaty focusing on crimes against humanity such as massacres, […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:15:26 +0000


Professor Karen Flórez awarded grant for study of diabetes among Mexican Americans
Dr. Karen Flórez, Assistant Professor of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Sciences at CUNY SPH, was awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseasesto conduct a study of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Mexican Americans. The goal of the proposed project is to examine the influence of […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:35:41 +0000


Professor Karen Flórez awarded grant for study of diabetes among Mexican Americans
Dr. Karen Flórez, Assistant Professor of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Sciences at CUNY SPH, was awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to conduct a study of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Mexican Americans. The goal of the proposed project is to examine the influence […]

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:30:26 +0000