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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.

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

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Chazanoff School of Business Virtual Infosession

Learn more about how the The Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business at the College of Staten Island prepares and shapes business leaders for the New York metropolitan region and beyond. Built on a legacy of teaching, scholarship, and professional engagement, the School of Business offers strong programs that combine business discipline skills, exposure to the latest technology, and the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences through its comprehensive curricula.

This event requires a registration. You will be provided with a meeting link.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:57:21 +0000

Seminar in Biochemistry, Biophysics & Biodesign: Timothy J. Stasevich, Colorado State University

Real-time quantification of gene expression with single-molecule precision in living cells

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 01:24:55 +0000

NY Food 20/20: Visions, Research, and Recommendations for Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond

Join NYC’s Three Leading Food Policy Centers:

  • CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
  • Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
  • Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy

Join the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center in collaboration with the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Columbia University, for a jointly-organized online public forum “NY Food 20/20: Visions, Research and Recommendations for Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond.”

The three academic institutions, which are leading food policy research centers in New York City, have joined forces to monitor and assess New York City’s food system response to COVID-19 over the next 18 months and produce the first independent assessment of the effects of COVID-19 on our food system and an assessment of the many public and private responses.

In this first panel discussion of NY Food 20/20, the Centers will begin to examine the effects of the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences on New York’s food system and the health and wellbeing of New Yorkers. The Centers will also discuss the creation and early implementation of some of the City’s responses to COVID-19 related food system changes.

Panelists will discuss the concrete actions that public officials and agencies, civil society groups and others can take with a focus on how to minimize the harms and maximize the opportunities to address the underlying problems the pandemic has exacerbated. They will identify possible steps New York City can take to minimize the inequitable distribution of burdens of the pandemic by socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity. Finally, speakers will suggest strategies to enable New York City’s food system to respond to a possible resurgence of the epidemic in the coming months or to new opportunities to open and rebuild the City.

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

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:31:26 +0000

An Introduction: Macaulay Honors College Virtual Open House

Get to know the people of Macaulay at this panel discussion-style event with a pre-recorded video introduction followed by live Q & A. We invite prospective students and their families to hear presentations from students,  recent grads, and enrollment staff. Learn about:

  • The unique Macaulay academic program
  • The value of their advisors
  • How they used their Opportunities Funding
  • The Macaulay community
  • Milestones in their own path to Macaulay

Candid, funny, individual, and informative, our open house will help you decide whether Macaulay Honors College is right for you.

Please note this is a virtual event and registration is required. We anticipate a strong interest, so please REGISTER right away for guaranteed entry.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:41:08 +0000

The Fight for Environmental Justice: Old and New Challenges During a Syndemic of Racism, Toxic Pollution, and Deadly Viruses

Come meet Dr. Sacoby Wilson! An environmental engineer and social justice advocate, Dr Wilson will share his perspective on environmental justice. Drawing on his deep expertise as an environmental health scientist, scholar and activist, Dr. Wilson will talk about the challenges of environmental racism, intersectionality, and the importance of community-university partnerships for creating social change.

This lecture is intended to be the start of a broader dialogue about how to CUNY Law can work in solidarity with local communities to build environmental justice in NYC.

This event is sponsored by CUER, BLSA and EJC.

Register in advance for this webinar


Sun, 20 Sep 2020 20:39:22 +0000

Psychology Day in the Life Series: Dr. Isabelle Elisha

Register online.

Social science meets social justice.

Dr. Isabelle Elisha is a developmental psychologist whose current projects examine Black youth’s civic engagement and community participation. She is also the new Associate Director of the Psychology program at CUNY SPS.

Join students and faculty for a Day in the Life conversation, where Dr. Elisha will discuss her path to Developmental Psychology, past and current positions/roles, her research, and how it all ties to the broader field of Developmental Psychology. Dr. Elisha’s research focuses on cultural and contextual influences on children’s and adolescents’ developmental trajectories with a strong emphasis on the roles of race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status. The goal of her work is to promote empirically-based solutions that meaningfully address the negative impact of discrimination, inequality, and injustice on young people’s well-being.

The CUNY SPS MA in Psychology Program’s Day in the Life series provides students with an opportunity to learn about those in the fields of Industrial/Organizational and Developmental Psychology, the two concentrations offered in the program.

This talk will be 30-45 minutes, with a 20-30 minute Q&A to follow.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:25:14 +0000

Sharon Zukin “The Innovation Complex”: Book Party and Discussion

Event Date: 9/30/2020 5:00:00 PM The Sociology Program invites you to a book party and discussion:

“Writing About Capitalism, Building Faculty-Student Collaboration”

Sharon Zukin , GC and Brooklyn College, author of  The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy  (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Max Papadantonakis  and  Joanna Dressel , GC

Register on Eventbrite

Bring Your Own Champagne!

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:44:59 +0000

Stick & Bow Artist Conversation with Prof Stephanie Golob (Live Stream)

Presented with Initiative for Study of Latin America (ISLA)

Stick & Bow 
Krystina Marcoux, Marimba
Juan Sebastian Delgado, Cello

Live artist conversation with Stephanie Golob

September 30 at 6:30 PM


REGISTER HERE (registration required)

“Bursting with energy, charm, and high musical IQ, Stick and Bow combine two fabulous players in a wondrous and seductive union of sounds.”Eric Siblin

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, Canadian marimba player Krystina Marcoux and Argentinian cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado of Stick & Bow join Professor Stephanie R. Golob, Director of the Initiative for the Study of Latin America at Baruch, for a conversation on the history, politics and music of Latin America.

General Admission: pay any amount 
Baruch Students: Free

And if you haven’t yet seen Stick & Bow’s concert of Latin American music – find out more here.

Made possible by the generosity of the Valentín Lizana y Parragué Fund for Latin American Studies, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences (WSAS), Baruch College, CUNY

With additional support from the Mills Tannenbaum Foundation and BMI Foundation, Inc.

Contact Information:

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:57:00 +0000

Hunter@Home – Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream

(From left) Mychal Denzel Smith and Valeria Luiselli

Join Hunter College Distinguished Writer in Residence, Mychal Denzel Smith, and author Valeria Luiselli for a lunchtime discussion of Smith’s new book, Stakes Is High. How have the events of the past decade, in particular the election of Donald Trump, forced us to reckon with who we are as a country and who we want to be? We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, and the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes Is High, Mychal Denzel Smith confronts the shortcomings of these stories — and with the American Dream itself — and calls on us to live up to the principles we profess but fail to realize.

This event will be held online via Zoom.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 20:59:14 +0000

Online Q&A Session: BA in Psychology

Register for this event on the CUNY SPS website.

The BA in Psychology online degree program focuses on investigating why people think, behave, and feel the ways they do. Throughout the program, students gain a solid foundation in motivation, learning, social behavior, and development across the life span. Students learn how to conduct research, interpret behavioral situations, and communicate effectively while developing sociocultural and international awareness, and competencies in information and technological literacy.

Visit to download a complete presentation about the BA in Psychology online degree program. We then invite you to attend this online Q&A session during which time the director of our psychology department will answer any questions that you might have about this degree.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:08:04 +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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Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:48:31 +0000

Study disputes notion that people of color have “flawed” beliefs about pregnancy
Black and Latinx individuals are often the focus of health educational efforts to “correct” perceived flawed beliefs about pregnancy in order to increase contraceptive use and reduce unintended pregnancies. In a study published in the journal Ethnicity and Disease, CUNY SPH faculty Meredith Manze and Diana Romero sought to revisit the association between race, ethnicity, […]

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:12:46 +0000

Koppleman School of Business Hosts Webinar on Small Businesses and the Pandemic
The Murray Koppelman School of Business hosted a webinar earlier this week in which they dissected the effectiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program, a provision of the $2.2 trillion economic recovery stimulus that the U.S. Congress passed last spring as businesses across the country struggled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, “COVID-19 […]

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:47:33 +0000

CUNY Helps Thousands of Students Through Emergency Funds Totaling $17 Million, Raised Since Onset of COVID-19  
The City University of New York and its 25 campuses have raised close to $17 million over the past six months in emergency relief funds that have helped thousands of students weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:19:32 +0000

Brain Rhythms in Health and Disease: Virtual Cosloy – Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture
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Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:22:18 +0000

Open Call to Participate in UnHomeless NYC Art Project at KCC
Student, graduate, and working artists are invited to submit proposals for the "UnHomeless NYC" exhibition at Kingsborough Community College by October 14, 2020. Participants are invited to consider the causes of homelessness and their vision to end it.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:18:19 +0000

Queens College to Host the 15th Annual City University of New York (CUNY) Black Male Initiative (BMI) Virtual Conference, The State of the Young Black Male in New York City, on October 1 and 2
The 15th annual City University of New York (CUNY) Black Male Initiative (BMI) Conference​, where New York City educators and community leaders will examine the education-themed challenges facing Black and Latino males from kindergarten through college in a series of panels and presentations on The State of the Young Black Male in New York City.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:23:04 +0000

Caring Campus Initiative Committee Presents Recommendations for BMCC
  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted a Caring Campus Initiative virtual follow-up session September 22 outlining the committee members behavioral commitment recommendations for the campus community. The committee suggested that their recommendations be implemented campus-wide as soon as possible or by Spring 2021. Earlier this year, through a partnership with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), […]

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:21:52 +0000

BMCC To Name Terrace After Former Vice President For Administration, Planning and Finance G. Scott Anderson
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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:19:38 +0000

Joe Namath & Herbert Rubin ’38, receive CCNY alumni honors; posthumous accolades for Jimmy Breslin, Pete Hamill
Legendary NFL quarterback Joe Namath and, posthumously, giants of New York journalism, Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, are winners of the 73rd John H. Finley Award from The Alumni Association of The City College of New York. Herbert Rubin, Esq., from the Class of 1938 and at 102 one of the oldest living City College alumni, heads a list of seven distinguished Townsend Harris Medal recipients for outstanding post-graduate achievements.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:35:31 +0000

CUNY SPH releases 2019-2020 Annual Report
Dear Colleagues,   I am delighted to share with you the online version of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Annual Report for 2019-2020.   Despite the challenges that the past year brought, CUNY SPH faculty, students, and staff worked together to make it one of our most successful ever.   […]

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:08:23 +0000

ABC News: 200,000 Americans have died from coronavirus: A look at that grim milestone in context
More than 200,000 Americans have died from coronavirus. In an interview with ABC News, CUNY SPH Professor Bruce Y. Lee cites several steps he says the U.S. must take to slow the death toll. 200,000 Americans have died from coronavirus: A look at that grim milestone in context COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of […]

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$3 million DOE grant bolsters CCNY’s low-income & Hispanic graduates
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