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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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Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA Program Showcase (Online event)

Centering on virtual gatherings and presenting performance work online, this opportunity for resource-sharing will explore how artists are creating, teaching, assembling, and organizing in virtual space.

When the pandemic struck this spring, the three collaborative PIMA MFA thesis performances had to be reconceptualized in order to be presented in virtual space. The artists responsible for these three projects came up with three modes in which to present their work:

(1) as an opera linking multiple locations, combining live and recorded elements, and using virtual reality (“Exercises on The Presence of Odradek”);

(2) as a television opera about a catastrophe the forces people to stay at home and watch TV (“The Weather Channel”);

(3) as an experiment in virtual interactive theater via online gaming (“lookingGlass”).   

This 90-minute event will feature presentations on each of these three performance works by artists Inkyoung Bae, Chanan Ben Simon, Sangmin Chae, Malena Dayen, and Emily Twines, as well as additional short presentations by Yale University instructor and PIMA graduate Justine Wolf Williams, PIMA instructor and designer and programmer Ryan Holsopple, and Renegade Performance Group artistic director and PIMA graduate André Zachery.

Following these presentations, we will open the floor to a discussion not only about presenting work online, but also the challenges of teaching, organizing, and working collaboratively in virtual gatherings.

Please RSVP for this event by responding to, at which point a link for the Zoom meeting will be sent. Feel free to forward this message or to share the Facebook event page:

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:52:14 +0000

America Through Foreign Eyes – Online

Roosevelt House presents a live Zoom discussion of Jorge G. Castañeda’s America Through Foreign Eyes, a timely new exploration of America’s shifting political and cultural realities from the perspective of a deeply informed, often admiring, and sometimes critical outsider. The author will be in conversation with the Dorothy Epstein Chair in Latin American History at Hunter College Mary Roldán.

Writing from his unique vantage point as a former Foreign Minister of Mexico who has lived, studied, and worked in America, Castañeda’s book provides an impressionistic, analytical, and intuitive review of his experience in the country over the last half-century and shows how foreigners can provide special insight on the United States’ true nature. Castañeda draws from his work with American civil society and government authorities to provide both expertise and context on issues ranging from American exceptionalism, uniformity, culture, immigration, the death penalty, religion, and race.

The Washington Post has called America Through Foreign Eyes “[An] important read [with] impeccable timing,” and notes, “As has often been true, the eyes of an outsider prove more lucid than those of natives….”

Jorge G. Castañeda was Foreign Minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003. In 1997, he was appointed Global Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at New York University. He has been a Member of the Board of Human Rights Watch since 2003. In April 2008, Castañeda was elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and International Member of the American Philosophical Society. He has more than 15 books published in the United States and elsewhere, including Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara, Perpetuating Power: How Mexican Presidents Were Chosen, and The Mexican Shock: Its Meaning for the United States.

Mary Roldán holds the Dorothy Epstein Chair in Latin American History at Hunter College and a faculty appointment in Latin American history at the CUNY Graduate Center. She received her BA, MA and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in Latin American history. Her research, writing, and teaching interests include: violence, state formation, peace studies, urban history, drug trafficking, and the relationship between media, culture, and public opinion. She has worked or consulted with a variety of government, non-governmental, and cultural institutions and has been a recipient of Fulbright, MacArthur Peace Studies, and Society for the Humanities (Cornell University) awards and grants. She is a Roosevelt House Faculty Associate teaching in the Thomas Hunter Honors Program as well as Hunter’s History Department.

This event will be held online via Zoom.

Please RSVP

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:49:51 +0000

Courting Justice: LGBTQ Protections, DACA, Reproductive Rights, and the Path Forward for Social Progress

“Courting Justice: LGBTQ Protections, DACA, Reproductive Rights, and the Path Forward for Social Progress”
At the same time as the recent rights-focused Supreme Court decisions surprised many, they were the achievement of well-planned movements for change. On July 16th, we will discuss how the cases were won, what the three decisions mean for the movements that brought them, and the way forward in the struggle for social and political progress in the United States. The conversation will feature:

Tico Almeida,

Founder and former Executive Director of Freedom to Work, which led the fight for LGBTQ work place protections in the United States

Stephanie Delia,

Managing Attorney, CUNY Citizenship Now!

Kathryn Kolbert,

Reproductive Rights Attorney; Co-Founder Center for Reproductive Rights, and argued the 1992 abortion rights case Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the Supreme Court

This is a Zoom event
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 885 4225 2462 I Password: 762055

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:10:10 +0000

Professionals on Campus: The Start-up Journey: A Career Spanning Rags to Niches

As an undergraduate at Queens College studying economics and political science, DAVE ROSEN went to class three days a week and worked in the “rag” business— New York’s garment center— another three days to make ends meet. Following his graduation in 1980, he put off his initial goal of becoming a lawyer and instead joined a start-up bank as a management trainee and never looked back. After building a 15-year career in banking, reaching a senior management role in the highly successful Republic National Bank of New York’s retail bank, he was determined to turn entrepreneur and began his start-up journey.

Recognizing the demographics of aging baby boomers, Rosen focused on the healthcare sector where he cofounded multiple start-ups, starting with the I Feel Good Network, a company that played health educational videos in doctors’ waiting rooms subsidized by pharmaceutical advertising; ipMedica, Inc., a medical documentation company servicing hospitals, clinics, and medical offices with over a thousand doctors; and Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on development and distribution of niche generic drugs nationwide. Following the sale of Rising to a NASDAQ-listed company and his exit several years later, he co-founded DASH Pharmaceuticals LLC, a pharmaceutical company focusing on the distribution of niche hospital and institutional products where he currently spends the majority of his professional time. Rosen actively invests in and advises selected start-ups. He is passionate about helping aspiring entrepreneurs and is a business advisor to the Tech Incubator at Queens College. He is dedicated to supporting public education and is an active trustee of the Queens College Foundation.

During this hour-long event, which includes audience questions, Dave will be interviewed by DR.YING ZHOU , the executive director of the Tech Incubator at Queens College. Ying serves as a mentor to her students and an advisor to entrepreneurs and start-ups, with a focus on technology and innovation. She is an information technology professional with broad experience in project and program management, risk management, quality management, enterprise application security and controls design and implementation, methodologies, and tools. Ying has extensive experience in training program design and delivery to a variety of audiences. She is passionate about cross-sector collaboration, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, design and design thinking, emerging technology, entrepreneurship, and digital transformation. Ying had previously worked in technology advisory services at PwC for 19 years and has an MBA from Baruch College, CUNY, and a PhD in accounting from the City University of New York.

Pick ideas and opportunities with real growth potential

Focus on areas where you can add value and have a unique selling proposition

Be flexible as your business model is almost guaranteed to change

Surround yourself with mentors and partners

718-997-2920. RSVP:

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:03:08 +0000


The ADA is turning 3o!!!   Happy Birthday, Let’s Celebrate!!!

Join us as we share inspiring personal narratives of how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacted our lives as individuals with disabilities.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 18:42:58 +0000

Macaulay Authors: Ted Widmer

A president under fire, a nation facing economic struggles and divided by racial issues. The backdrop of Ted Widmer’s latest book, Lincoln on the Verge, seems more relevant today than ever. Join us for a virtual discussion with Professors Widmer and Eric Gioia, as they explore the intersections of politics, policy, and how to build a brighter future for New Yorkers.


Ted Widmer Ph.D.

Macaulay Distinguished Professor, Historian

Ted Widmer Ph.D. is a historian whose books have explored the full breadth of the American experience, from its earliest years, to Lincoln and the Civil War, to the Civil Rights era. Widmer has also been an active participant in contemporary US history: he was a speech writer for Bill Clinton, and a senior advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Prior to coming to Macaulay, he served in such academic and research institutions as Washington College, Brown University and the Library of Congress. His latest book, Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington, was published this spring.

Eric Gioia

Former City Council Member, Professor

Eric Gioia teaches the Macaulay seminar Shaping the Future of New York City. A Queens native, he worked as a janitor and elevator operator to fund his own college education. In 2001, at the age of 28, he successfully ran for New York City Council and served two terms representing the 26th district in Queens. As a Councilmember, Gioia advocated for the poor, and wrote laws to help alleviate child hunger and to protect the environment. After leaving the City Council, Gioia accepted a role at J.P Morgan Chase’s private bank. He remains active in the community and serves on the board of several New York non-profits including Macaulay Honors College.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:41:11 +0000

Coping with Loneliness, Uncertainty, and Change in the Time of COVID-19

Event Date: 7/17/2020 2:00:00 PM The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and limited our access to many of the things and people that help us feel supported and secure in our everyday lives. Adjusting to our "new normal" is a challenge we all face in unique ways, and an ongoing process of self-compassion and care. This workshop aims to provide a safe space for students to share their experiences, support and connect with one another, and discuss ways to manage the changes we are facing and the emotional stress​ that may accompany them.

Worskshop Facilitator: Jessie Borkan, Clinical Fellow, Student Counseling Services

Register in advance for this workshop:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:13:08 +0000

City College Downtown: Online Admissions Workshop

Online Admissions Workshop for City College Downtown.
BA, BS & Accelerated BA/MA degrees.
Four credit classes – Evenings & Saturdays.
One-on-one advisement. or

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 13:15:00 +0000

Racial Battle Fatigue, COVID-19 and Communities of Color

Event Date: 7/20/2020 1:00:00 PM Despite early research showing that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color, it often feels like our mental and physical wellbeing is not a priority within the healthcare system. Due to historical trauma and ongoing discrimination and marginalization, we have long faced structural systems that have failed us. Now we find ourselves again navigating additional barriers during this pandemic and in our fight to address a broken criminal justice system. This workshop will create a safe space for participants to examine the impact of the current global pandemic and racial battle fatigue on our mental wellbeing and discuss ways to care for ourselves during this difficult time. 

Workshop Facilitator: Adjoa Osei, Psy.D.

Register here for this workshop by using your Graduate Center or J-School email address:

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:28:22 +0000

Photo Editing Week with James Estrin of The New York Times

The post Photo Editing Week with James Estrin of The New York Times appeared first on Newmark J-School.

Wed, 13 May 2020 19:51:01 +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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BMCC Receives National Honor for Commitment to First-generation Student Success
The Center for First-generation Student Success— an initiative of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, NASPA and The Suder Foundation—has designated Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) as a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution. BMCC was one of just 11 institutions across the nation to receive the designation. In 2019, BMCC was named to the inaugural cohort […]

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:25:12 +0000

CUNY Launches Online Teaching Workshops For Faculty
The City University of New York is helping faculty members master instructional best practices for online teaching and learning through three-week workshops led by the CUNY School of Professional Studies, a national leader in online degree programs for 15 years.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:27:03 +0000

Sexual minority women at higher risk of poor sexual health outcomes
Sexual minority women, or women who do not have sex exclusively with men, have a higher risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and yet lower rates of preventive screenings for such STIs. Previous research on sexual minority women’s health has not consistently operationalized sexual minority status, has used incomplete measures, […]

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:44:42 +0000

Statement From Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez On Rule Changes Requiring International Students To Take In-person Classes
“The City University of New York decries a federal rule change announced Monday that could force hundreds of thousands of international students to leave the U.S. in the fall. As modified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the rules governing the Student Exchange and Visitor Program will require students who are in the U.S. with an F-1 visa to take at least one in-person course. With the high probability that the coronavirus pandemic will continue to make distance learning the predominant mode of instruction at colleges across the country, the rule change means that most of the estimated 1.1 million international students will be forced out of the country in September.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:18:02 +0000

Op-ed: Managing a pandemic isn’t a states’ rights issue
In an op-ed for The Hill, Distinguished Scholar Lyndon Haviland says now is the time for consistent, truthful communication from the federal government on how we can beat COVID-19. Trump’s failed COVID response: Managing a pandemic isn’t a states’ rights issue BY DR. LYNDON HAVILAND, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/07/20 07:45 AM EDT It was only about […]

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:54:22 +0000

CUNY Approves Long-term Contract With CulinArt Group To Consolidate Campus Food Services
The City University of New York has approved a long-term contract with a leading national vendor to consolidate the operation of dining facilities across the University in a move that promises significant improvements to food services on its campuses after the pandemic. The deal with CulinArt Group includes provisions for facilities upgrades, support for food-insecure students and assurances of better workplace conditions for food-services staff.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:00:49 +0000

Project Impact — a BMCC Project Supporting Justice-Involved students — Is Awarded $100,000 by Trinity Church Wall Street
  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has been awarded $100,000 by Trinity Church Wall Streetin support of BMCC Project Impact, a program designed to support justice-involved students with educational programs and other services. BMCC is among 56 recipients of nearly $7 million total in Trinity grants awarded to end systemic racism in New York […]

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:45:55 +0000

CCNY partners with Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub
The City College of New York began an official partnership in April 2020 with Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub (LRYOH), a community-based initiative in Central and West Harlem funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Initiative in a collaborative effort with Community Connections for Youth. The new CCNY-LRYOH partnership encompasses a variety of community engagement and community strengthening initiatives.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:59:28 +0000

CCNY’s TAFFNY announces winners of record-breaking Americas film fest
Thousands tuned in for the 7th annual The Americas Film Festival New York as it took the stories of the Americas online in its first ever virtual festival. In addition to digital screenings of major feature films and documentaries, TAFFNY’s Virtual Cinema presented 28 short films, selected from over 200 submissions from independent filmmakers and top film schools on the continent to compete in its Americas Film Festival Short Films Competition.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:23:14 +0000

BMCC Modern Languages Faculty Featured in ADFL Bulletin
Faculty from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages department — Maria Enrico, (Department Chair), Ángeles Donoso Macaya, Sophie Maríñez, and Kristina Varade— have been interviewed in an extensive feature article published in the ADFL Bulletin. BMCC Associate Dean of Faculty James Berg is also included in the article.  The full interview is now available online. The ADFL Bulletin is a peer-reviewed journal published twice each year […]

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 20:27:15 +0000

BMCC Professors See Evidence of First Light Ever Detected from a Black Hole Merger
  Little Black Holes in Disk of Big Black Hole/ Image credit Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) See below for more information. Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Science Professors Barry McKernan and K.E. Saavik Ford are part of a team of scientists that has seen evidence of what could be the first light ever detected from a black […]

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 20:25:09 +0000

Message from Interim President Wilks
Dear BMCC Community, It has been a great honor to serve as your Interim President for the past two years. We have made significant progress in our work to improve student success and advance equity, as recognized most recently by being named a top ten finalist in the nation for the prestigious Aspen Prize for […]

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:37:38 +0000

BMCC Respiratory Therapy Program Receives Award from COARC
The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Respiratory Therapy program has received the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award. In selecting college programs for the recognition, the CoARC board used criteria based on key accreditation metrics documented in the 2019 Annual Report of Current Status RCS, according to CoARC. BMCC Allied Health Services Chair […]

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:50:52 +0000

BMCC Ranks Third Nationwide in Helping Students Move Up the Socioeconomic Ladder
  A report from the Brookings Institution ranks Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) third among all two-year colleges nationwide with the greatest success in lifting low-income students into the middle class.  BMCC ranks highest among the six CUNY community colleges named in the top 10 for two-year colleges. “BMCC is honored to add the Brookings ranking […]

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:47:59 +0000

Dr. Anthony E. Munroe Becomes BMCC’s 11th President
The City University of New York Board of Trustees proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Anthony E. Munroe as the 11th President of Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY’s largest school with about 24,000 students in over  50 associate degree programs and thousands more in adult and continuing education programs. Dr. Munroe, the president of Essex […]

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:39:40 +0000