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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

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.

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Goldberg Visiting Curator: Gerardo Mosquera

The Hunter College Department of Art & Art History Presents:

A Public Lecture By Goldberg Visiting Curator: Gerardo Mosquera

Moderated by: Harper Montgomery
Asst. Professor, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art, Hunter College

Gerardo Mosquera is an independent curator, critic, and historian based in Havana and Madrid. He was a founder of the Havana Biennial, a Curator at the New Museum, New York, has curated many international biennials and exhibitions, and is currently co-curating the Guangzhou Image Triennial.

For this public talk, Mosquera will discuss his role as the lead curator of the 21st Paiz Art Biennial 2018 in Guatemala and his decentralized, context responsive, socially inclined model for the biennial.

This Event Will Be Held Online via Zoom

  • Zoom link will be provided upon RSVP
  • Please download the Zoom app before joining the event
  • Access Hunter College’s “Zoom Webinars Best Practices” Guide

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:58:35 +0000

CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education

The conference, hosted virtually by LaGuardia Community College, will bring together formal and informal educators throughout the world to discuss how best to inform the public about climate change. This free conference welcomes K-12 educators, post-secondary institutions, informal educators, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies.

April 22 – Keynote speakers 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
April 23 – Conference program 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:04:33 +0000

“Resistance and Resilience: Where do we go from here?”

In a world that has been so chaotic as we fight for social justice and equity, it is important to think about what accomplishments we have made but equally important is where we go from here. In this moment where Anthropology is important as ever to questions of power, resistance, hope, and change, the Anthropology Student Association at the City College of New York is hosting an undergraduate Anthropology conference for Anthropology majors across CUNY and across New York City. The conference will run April 23-24, 2021. In particular, with the rise of white supremacy and the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to account for the present situation while offering ways to imagine a future that is intersectional, expansive, and social-justice centered. By looking at the relationship between agency and structure, we will be presenting works that analytically examine social histories that explain the present, how people make sense of the present, and how people and communities imagine the future. We want to foreground the fact that social progress has been made on various fronts, we are especially interested in papers that address the work that needs to be done. We want to challenge what has been perceived as normal with the hopes of creating and offering new ways of being in the world. This is a student-led and student-centered conference. Topics will explore gender identity, transnational Blackness, imaging the future of medicine being social-justice centered, and more.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:34:24 +0000

How to Get a Job with the Federal Government

Learn from CUNY alumni about careers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Department of State, and Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA).

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:08:36 +0000

Faculty Day Returns

The upheavals of the past year — including the pandemic, police brutality and threats to democracy — brought into focus the challenges members of the BCC community face in their professional and personal lives. For Faculty Day 2021, faculty, staff and students will share their experiences in teaching, learning, research, creative works and service that address the issue of resilience.

The featured keynote speaker will be lecturer, researcher and educator Dr. Aminata Cairo.

You can find the program and registration link here:

Faculty Day is organized by the Committee on Instruction and Professional Development, with the Office of Academic and Student Success and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

For more information, please contact Rebeca Araya at or Joël Magloire at 

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 20:57:56 +0000

CSI Remote Blood Drive

Remember to eat, drink, and bring your donor ID card or ID with name and photo. Please remember that this is a REMOTE event. To make an appointment, text/call Jenn at 516.477.5872, or schedule an appointment online at

Donors presenting:

Must wear a mask or face covering
Will have their temperature taken
Must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19
May NOT donate if they have a positive diagnostic test or experience symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
May NOT donate if they are currently on self-quarantine restrictions.

Please be aware that we do NOT test for COVID-19. You should contact your healthcare provider if you want to be tested.

This event is sponsored by College of Staten Island Health and Wellness Services.


Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:37:46 +0000

Korean “Comfort Women”: Military Brothels, Brutality, and the Redress Movement (Online Event)
Published by Distinguished Professor Pyong Gap Min, this book comprehensively examines both the "comfort women" issue (a very important historical issue) and contemporary redress movement for the victims of Japanese military sexual slavery.

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:14:18 +0000

Reckoning with Monuments and Public Commemoration


Reckoning with Monuments and Public Commemoration

Monuments, public memorials and historical memory are the products of decisions made always, in part, for political reasons. As we assess our current democratic crisis, material culture and commemoration have become subjects of intense debate. Humanities scholars in the arts, literature, museum studies, history, education, and philosophy will weigh in on the multiple considerations that should help us all to navigate these new debates.

The last of three roundtables of the Public Humanities and the Democratic Commons Conference. Learn more about the Mellon Public Humanities Scholars Program.

Hunter College extends its thanks and appreciation to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of the Mellon Public Humanities Scholars Program and this conference.


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This Event Will Be Held Online via Zoom

  • Zoom link will be provided upon RSVP
  • Please download the Zoom app before joining the event
  • Access Hunter College’s “Zoom Webinars Best Practices” Guide

About the Public Humanities and the Democratic Commons Conference

The public sphere for democratic debate is experiencing a real crisis in our country. Revisiting the ideal of the “democratic commons” is a way to explore our current challenges as well as feasible solutions. The democratic commons is a grand vision of open public space in which all can air their views and every constituency can be represented, whether these are defined in terms of social identities, economic classes, or political allegiances. For this open, imagined space to work in a meaningful way, we need not only safety, but a shared commitment to civil engagement and the right of all to be included.

Key to the health and vigor of our public spaces are various forms of popular media that have the potential for greater democratic participation than ever before, even while they have also become sites for advancing injustice. Also crucial for maintaining an inclusive public sphere is a consideration of the material culture of our current public spaces, our monuments and public commemorations. This conference—organized across three Friday afternoons in April—will bring together a variety of scholars and practitioners with decades of experience engaged in the public work of the humanities in regard to all of these pressing issues. Our aim is to promote the idea of the Public Humanities as a way to advance our collective understanding of the crisis in democracy encountered today.

The Public Humanities and the Democratic Commons Conference is produced by the Mellon Public Humanities Scholars Program at Hunter College in collaboration with the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

About the Speakers


Monica Muñoz Martinez is an associate professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin. She wrote the award-winning book The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas (Harvard University Press, 2018) and is developing the digital recovery project Mapping Violence: Racial Terror in Texas, 19001930. She co-founded the award-winning public project Refusing to Forget and helped secure four Texas state historical markers along the Texas-Mexico border commemorating anti-Mexican violence. In 2017, Martinez received an Andrew Carnegie fellowship, awarded to scholars addressing challenges to democracy and international order.” Her research has been featured in The New York Times, and on NBC, NPR, and CNN. In 2019, NBC News included Martinez in their list, Latino 20” recognizing twenty celebrities, CEOs, activists and scholars using their voice and talent to empower Latinx communities.


Alexandria Russell is the Scarlet & Black Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Rutgers University.  She received her PhD in history from the University of South Carolina in 2018 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Bachelor of Science in secondary Education from the College of Charleston in 2009. Her book project, Sites Seen and Unseen: Mapping African American Womens Public Memorialization, is a national study that examines the evolution of African American womens public commemorations in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. In her role with the Scarlet & Black Project, which recovers the multicultural history of Rutgers University, she manages several public history initiatives and local community engagement projects in New Jersey.


Kirk Savage has been writing for more than thirty years about public monuments and public art as they intersect with issues of loss, trauma, deindustrialization, militarism, and racial justice. He is the author of Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America (Princeton University Press, 1997; 2nd edition, 2018); and Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape (University of California Press, 2009).




James Young is Distinguished University Professor of English and Judaic Studies Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Founding Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst. He is the author of several award-winning books, including The Texture of Memory (Yale University Press, 1993) and The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). Young was appointed by the Berlin Senate to the Findungskommission for Germany’s national Memorial to Europe’s Murdered Jews and has since consulted with numerous other city agencies on their memorials and museums, including his appointment to the jury for the National 9/11 Memorial design competition. Young is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. At present, he is completing an insiders story of the World Trade Center Memorial, Memory at Ground Zero: A Jurors Report on the World Trade Center Site Memorial and Museum.


Sandra Shapshay is a professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She works primarily on aesthetics and ethics in the 19th century, with focus on Schopenhauer and Kant, as well as contemporary environmental aesthetics and questions concerning public art. Recent publications include What is the Monumental?” (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 2021), A Two-Tiered Theory of the Sublime” (British Journal of Aesthetics, 2021), and Reconstructing Schopenhauers Ethics: Hope, Compassion, and Animal Welfare (Oxford University Press, 2019). She is currently working on a book project titled Bodies in Stone and Steel: An Aesthetics and Ethics of Monuments.

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:04:29 +0000

Working Class New York Revisited: The Past and Future of Struggles for Progressive Change
The conference, organized and led by SLU’s Labor Studies and Urban Studies faculty, will bring together scholars, activists and political leaders to reflect on the themes of SLU Professor Emeritus Joshua Freeman’s influential book, Working-Class New York, and discuss the present visions for progressive change in New York City.

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:18:03 +0000

Juliet Hooker: Black Grief, White Grievance: Democracy and the Problem of Political Loss

Event Date: 4/23/2021 12:00:00 PM The Center for Global Ethics and Politics is excited to announce the last of our colloquia for Spring 2021. Professor Hooker's talk will be followed by a Q & A. We are excited to host such an engaging thinker and hope that you will join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking event.

This is an online event. Register online to participate via zoom.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 23:38:02 +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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City College filmmaker and cinema expert Boukary Sawadogo wins CUNY’s Wasser Award
Boukary Sawadogo of The City College of New York’s Division of Humanities and the Arts, is a winner of the 2021 Henry Wasser Award for outstanding Assistant Professors from the City University of New York.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:08:03 +0000

Museum Access for All: Meet Lisa Diaz Louis
This article was posted first on Lisa Diaz Louis is a native New Yorker and current student in the online MA in Museum Studies program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS). She considers herself a “backyard tourist,” always exploring the cultural happenings around the city. Throughout the 15 years she spent working in the […]

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:03:09 +0000

Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict
Dear Members of the CUNY SPS Community, Yesterday, a jury found Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter. Like so many others awaiting the news, I am deeply relieved to learn that justice has been served in this case, which has raised national […]

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:58:40 +0000

Fashion in the Age of the Pandemic
From color to comfort, KCC Professor Scerbinski talks about the pandemic's effect on spring fashion trends.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:49:56 +0000

Statement by Chancellor Matos Rodríguez on the Jury Conviction of Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the Death of George Floyd
“The jury’s decision today to hold a police officer criminally liable for the murder of George Floyd has brought a collective sigh of relief. The guilty verdict for Police Officer Derek Chauvin is an outcome that has been previously elusive in court proceedings involving the death of a Black man at the hands of police. It affirms […]

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:12:46 +0000

Message from Dean John Mogulescu
Dear CUNY SPS Colleagues and Students, I am writing to let you know that I have decided to retire, and will be stepping down from my position as Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies. My last full day of work at CUNY SPS will be August 6, 2021, after which I will begin […]

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:01:58 +0000

CCNY remembers benefactor and friend Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021)
The City College of New York is mourning Vartan Gregorian, a distinguished member of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership Board of Visitors, noted scholar, philanthropic leader, and president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He died last Thursday aged 87.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:49:57 +0000

Exceptional Matthew Romano is CCNY Class of 2021 Valedictorian, Shilpa Shaju is Salutatorian
Matthew Romano, an honors student who’s overcome the stigma of autism to excel academically, is The City College of New York’s Class of 2021 Valedictorian. The 22-year-old Bronx resident of Caribbean heritage is graduating summa cum laude with a 3.99 GPA. He’ll receive a BA degree in English with a minor in education.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:09:24 +0000

New Academic Department, Ethnic and Race Studies, Empowers Students to be Change Agents in a Multi-Ethnic Society
Ethnic and Race Studies Department Chair Patricia Mathews with work study student at BMCC.   The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Center for Ethnic Studies has led the way to the creation of a new department, the Department of Ethnic and Race Studies, which offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Ethnic Studies. The mission […]

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:33:48 +0000

CUNY SPS Highlights Money Management Offerings during National Financial Literacy Month
April is National Financial Literacy Month, a nationwide campaign designated by Congress in 2004 to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy and to teach citizens how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. In recognition of this observance, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to host a series of […]

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:08:35 +0000

Three CUNY Educators Win Guggenheim Fellowships 
Three nationally celebrated CUNY faculty members have been awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships for their work in art, letters and photography, placing the University among those counting the most winners of the award, which is one of the country’s most prestigious honors supporting those in scholarly disciplines and artistic fields.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:57:25 +0000

Record Number of LaGuardia Community College Students Selected as Semifinalists for Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
Eight LaGuardia Community College students have been selected as semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship—the nation’s largest transfer scholarship for community college students. This highly competitive program provides stand-out community college students with up to $40,000 per year toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree. This year, 406 national semi-finalists were selected from about 1,500 […]

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:45:59 +0000

CUNY Disability Awareness Month 2021 Honored With Service and Scholarship
This April, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) celebrates CUNY Disability Awareness Month, a University-wide observance that seeks to recognize disability culture and share CUNY’s continued commitment to equal access and engagement of students with disabilities. To commemorate this month, CUNY schools around the city will be hosting virtual events throughout April. A […]

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:08:28 +0000

Colin Powell School’s Nija Daniels & Kimberly Pereyra Monero win Watson fellowships
Nija Daniels and Kimberly Pereyra Monero, both sophomores in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, are The City College of New York’s 2021 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship recipients. They are among 15 promising undergraduates from New York City colleges and universities selected for the highly competitive awards.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:08:04 +0000

For Her Relentless Commitment to Expanding Rights for Immigrants and Dreamers; the Around-the-Clock Care She Provided as a Nurse During the Pandemic; and Her Work to Help Underserved Communities, Hina Naveed is a CUNY Hero 
Even as she cared for COVID-19 patients as a volunteer with the NYC Medical Reserve Corps at the height of the pandemic, Hina Naveed spent her nights studying law at the CUNY School of Law. A registered nurse, Naveed earned her Juris Doctorate on Jan. 14, her third degree from CUNY. 

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 14:25:10 +0000