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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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The CUNY Games Conference 5.0 (Day 1)


Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:43:15 +0000

Innovation Through Collaboration

You are cordially invited to the upcoming “Innovation Through Collaboration” an Interdisciplinary workshop that will be held on January 18th, 2019.

The aim of this workshop is bringing together a community of faculty and scholars who wish to teach their courses through an interdisciplinary lens to promote student civic and scientific literacy. This approach is very effective to empower our students as citizens who are responsible, and lifelong learners that can apply the knowledge and values to the complex civic challenges facing our democracy.

Please RSVP by January 13th.

For more information, contact Dr. Maria Entezari at

Participant Institutions: 

  • LaGuardia Community College
  • The New School
  • St. John’s University
  • Monmouth University
  • Guttman Community College
  • New York City College of Technology

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:51:20 +0000

Learning Academy Information Session


Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:58:23 +0000

Photonics Seminar: Rafael Kastner, Professor Emeritus, School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
  • Inherently Matched Self-Dual Structures
  •  Rafael Kastner, Professor Emeritus, School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University & Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Abstract – Electric-magnetic homogeneous media obeying the Weston condition  are matched to free-space and produce zero backscattering at a planar interface in response to a normally incident plane wave (V. H. Weston,  “Theory of Absorbers in Scattering,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 578-594, Sept. 1963). In order to facilitate possible realizations, such structures have been approximated by checkerboard-like partitioning of the medium into finite electric-only and magnetic-only regions across the interface (i.e. a checkerboard with alternating electric and magnetic materials). We show that this type of partitioning can be designed to yield a very interesting property: inherently zero backscatter on its own merits and not merely as an approximation to the homogeneous case. For a periodic arrangement whose unit cell is smaller than the wavelength all the incident power is thus transferred across the interface with no reflection. To achieve such this type of matching, the only necessary condition is for the medium to be self-dual for all cross sections parallel to the interface. Self-duality means that the cross section remains unchanged when rotated 900 around the axis of propagation and electric and magnetic regions are interchanged. Cross sections can vary in shape and mutual electric-magnetic orientation, even with abrupt changes. In all these cases, no local reflections are observed, thanks to buildup of local evanescent modes around the interface that support this smooth transition. With specific designs, it is also possible to funnel the energy through very narrow bores when the structure has low losses. Other applications are in the areas of phased array design and thin absorbers.
  • Bio —   Raphael Kastner received the B.Sc. (summa cum laude) and the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in 1973 and 1976, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1982.
  • From 1976 to 1988 he was with RAFAEL, Israel Armament Development Authority, where from 1982 to 1986 he headed the antenna section. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Syracuse University from 1986 to 1987, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois in 1987 and 1989. Since 1988 he has been with the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, where is now a Professor Emeritus. In 2000 he co-founded XellAnt Inc. and acted as its CEO until 2004. He is a Life Fellow, a recipient of the IEEE Third Millenium medal and several excellence in teaching awards, and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. His research interests are in computational electromagnetics and antennas. Since January 2016, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:58:56 +0000

Black and Blue: Police Brutality, Resistance and Reform in NYC

Event Date: 1/18/2019 6:30:00 PM Marcia Davis, editor at the criminal justice news organization The Marshall Project, interviews the distinguished historian Clarence Taylor about his new book, Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City.

Discussion continues in the second half with a status report on where the problem of NYPD violence and institutional reform stand now, almost five years after the strangulation of Eric Garner and the massive protests that ensued: featuring Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter-Greater New York, and CUNY’s Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing and longtime consultant to both police departments and human rights organizations, internationally.

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:07:55 +0000

Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art

Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art. Now through January 26, 2019
In the Lehman College Art Gallery. 

The buildings in our mind’s eye are limitless.

In our dreams, we unlock doors to unknown passages and climb unending stairs into the darkness of rooms, strange and never seen before.  Not tied to the reality of bricks and mortar or ground and gravity, we imagine any structure ― the American “dream home” on a coveted suburban cul-de-sac beyond our reach, or the wild acid-trip floating balloon palace of a magical unicorn.

Jarring the laws of actual architecture, the imagined palace functions as very real foundation, buttress, and pillar for Castles in the Sky. From Claes Oldenburg’s proposal to replace the Washington Monument with a gigantic scissors to Laurie Simmons’ photograph of candy castles atop a cake weathering a blizzard of confectionary “snow,” the 30 artists in Castles in the Sky develop bizarre, impractical, enchanting, and inspiring unbuilt (and likely unbuildable) designs, and gather inspiration from famous sources.

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Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:44:49 +0000

Graduate Nursing Admission Test

The G-NAT (Graduate Nursing Admissions Test) is required for the NursingDepartment. Applicants must take and pass the G-NAT for admission tothe Graduate Nursing Program.

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:26:53 +0000

Graduate Nursing Admission Test

The G-NAT (Graduate Nursing Admissions Test) is required for the NursingDepartment. Applicants must take and pass the G-NAT for admission tothe Graduate Nursing Program.

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:26:53 +0000

Free Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training: January 2019 classes


Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:58:14 +0000

CUNY Games Conference 5.0

This year, the CUNY Games Conference distills its best cutting-edge interactive presentations into a one-day event to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education, focusing particularly on non-digital learning activities that faculty can use in the classroom every day. The conference will include workshops lead by CUNY Games Organizers on how to modify existing games for the classroom, how to incorporate elements of play into simulations and critical thinking activities, as well as poster sessions, playtesting, and game play. For the digitally minded, we will also offer a workshop in creating computer games in Unity.

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:40:16 +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

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Carnegie classifies CCNY “high research doctoral university”
In the latest distinction for the institution, The City College of New York is now classified in the “Doctoral Universities: High Research” category by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ®. The Carnegie Classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:21:30 +0000

With Remembrances and Action, CUNY Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
The City University of New York will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a series of commemorative events and volunteer activities on its campuses and throughout the city. 

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:57:24 +0000

CUNY City Counseling Launches New Resource Group
By Alizabeth Newman, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement   The CUNY City Counseling Program‘s Fall Conference on November 16, 2018, brought together more than forty staff members representing seventeen elected official offices and four community-based organizations to consider the most pressing legal needs of New Yorkers. Those gathered heard from three CUNY Law alumni attorneys: Julia Hernandez, ’12, […]

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:57:57 +0000

Dee Dee Mozeleski named Executive Director of Combined Foundations at The City College of New York
City College President Vince Boudreau has asked Dee Dee Mozeleski to continue in her role as Executive Director of the Combined Foundations at CCNY on a permanent basis. Mozeleski has spent two years in this role as interim Executive Director, following four years in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College, where she was brought on to help build the School and establish some of its most enduring programs, including projects related to human rights awareness, social justice leadership development and a diversity and inclusion pipeline project with the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:48:13 +0000

Statement from Interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz Regarding the Jose Peralta DREAM Act
Supporting immigrant students has always defined CUNY, an institution built to provide a top-quality education and bridge to the middle class for those who would otherwise be denied.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:35:45 +0000

City Tech Professor Viviana Acquaviva Named One of Italy’s Fifty Most Inspiring Women in Tech
Dr. Viviana Acquaviva, an associate professor of Physics at City Tech, has been named one of Italy’s fifty most inspiring women in tech by InspiringFifty, an initiative to recognize and celebrate women in STEM who serve as role models to girls around the world. According to its founders, “InspiringFifty aims to increase diversity in tech […]

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:21:46 +0000

CUNY School of Professional Studies Climbs in U.S. News Rankings of Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees
CUNY’s School of Professional Studies has been ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its online bachelor’s degree programs. The list, published today, placed CUNY SPS in the top 5 percent of all ranked institutions for a second straight year and one spot higher than its position last year.    

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:24:00 +0000

City Tech Professor Illya Azaroff Receives Louise Bethune Fellowship Award From American Institute Of Architects
Last month, Illya Azaroff, an associate professor of Architectural Technology at City Tech, received the prestigious 2018 Louise Bethune Fellowship Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at its Strategic Council Class Dinner in Washington, DC. The award is one of the top service honors granted to architects by the national body and is […]

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:55:01 +0000

More Than 200 Students Inducted Into BMCC Chapter of National society of Leadership and Success
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has inaugurated the college’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), and 226 students were inducted as NSLS members on December 10 in Theatre 1 at 199 Chambers Street. “BMCC students have once again distinguished themselves by their academic achievements and leadership qualities, this time earning […]

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:45:36 +0000

BMCC TPAC Presents Lost Jazz Shrines 2019: Celebrating Cobi Narita & The Jazz Center of New York
The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Tribeca Performing Art Center (BMCC/TPAC) Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to restoring the memory of legendary New York City jazz venues. On Saturday, February 16 at 8:30 p.m. the series will celebrate the Jazz Center of New York and its legendary founder Cobi Narita. Performers will include […]

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:43:07 +0000

BMCC Pool Opens After Extensive Renovations
The 220,000-gallon swimming pool at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has undergone an extensive renovation and is now open to the BMCC community as well as residents of the area. The pool features six competition lanes—each of which is six feet wide and 25 yards long, with a depth of four feet. Admission to […]

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:40:24 +0000

Yafar Joins BMCC as Assistant Vice President for Planning and Facilities
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed on January 7, Jorge E. Yafar, Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Campus Planning and Facilities. His primary responsibilities include overseeing the planning, development and implementation of the college’s capital construction program under the management of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New […]

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:38:43 +0000

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Queens College for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration January 20
The acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Queens College to headline the school’s fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration on Sunday, January 20, at 4 pm, in Colden Auditorium of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:22:55 +0000

BMCC TRIBECA PAC Presents Writers in Performance Showcase: “Longing”
The Borough of Manhattan Community College Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC) is proud to present on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in Theatre 2, “Longing,” a performance culminating the annual 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC TPAC. Two BMCC students, Daniel Pena and Akeem “Keemz,” are among […]

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:03:01 +0000

BMCC Earns High Rankings Nationwide on Awarding Associate Degrees to Underrepresented Students
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has attained high rankings in the recently released, 2018 “Top 100 Degree Producers” outcomes compiled by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and based on analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions. Recently, BMCC placed high in other prestigious analyses, including a ranking of #3 among community colleges nationwide […]

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:59:42 +0000