Three CSI Faculty Win National Science Foundation Grant
Three faculty members at the College of Staten Island have received an $839,000 National Science Foundation Robert Noyce grant to train tomorrow's teachers. The funding builds upon the success of the college's Teacher Education Honors Academy, whose goal is to produce outstanding math and science teachers for high-need schools. The co-authors of the grant proposal are Jane Coffee of the mathematics department and Susan Sullivan and Irina Lyublinskaya of the education department.
$6 Million to Hunter School Of Social Work Family Center
The Hunter School of Social Work has received a $6 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at Hunter. The NRC, which is under the direction of professor Gary Mallon, provides training, technical assistance and information services to child-welfare policymakers, administrators and staff in programs designed to ensure the safety and well-being of young people in the child welfare system, and to strengthen their families.
New York Times Rave Review Of Thomas Bradshaw Play
Thomas Bradshaw, assistant professor of mass communications at Medgar Evers College and 2009 Guggenheim-award-winning playwright, received a rave New York Times theater review for his Off-Broadway stage play "The Bereaved." The Times said Bradshaw "has proved in play after play that he has a confident vision of the theater that is his own." Bradshaw is the author of "Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist," winner of the 2005 American Theatre Co-op National Playwriting Contest, as well as "Cleansed," "Purity," "Southern Promises," "Dawn" and "Prophet."
British Book Prize to John Jay Assistant Professor David Green
David Green, assistant professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, received the British Society of Criminology's 2009 Book Prize for When Children Kill Children: Penal Populism and Political Culture (Oxford University Press, 2008). The book examines the role of political culture and penal populism in response to child-on-child homicide. Green's research interests involve the interrelationship between crime, the mass media, public opinion and politics in a comparative perspective.