Faculty Honors

Business Accolade to Rogoff

As Outstanding Educator

Professor Edward G. Rogoff, chair of the Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Management Department, has been named the 2010 Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Books by Rogoff, who has published extensively in his field, include The Entrepreneurial Conversation (co-authored with Michael Corbett) and Bankable Business Plans. His areas of expertise include minority entrepreneurship and economics of regulated industries.

Hunter’s Meena Alexander

Wins Asian Literary Award

The South Asian Literary Association, an allied organization of the Modern Language Association, has selected Hunter College Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander for its 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award. The much-honored Alexander — whose publications include eight books of poetry, two novels, a memoir and two books of criticism — teaches in Hunter’s master of fine arts program and the CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. program.

CUNY Law’s Rooney Honored

For Unique Pro Bono Programs

Fred Rooney, director of CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN), has won the Father Robert Drinan Award from the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities. CLRN includes more than 300 CUNY Law alumni providing pro-bono legal services. This fall, the New York State Courts and CUNY School of Law began Rooney’s “LaunchPad for Justice” program, America’s first such collaboration, which jump-starts careers of new CUNY Law graduates. They are trained and supervised by CLRN and court-employed attorneys to represent low-income clients in civil matters — allowing them to appear in Civil Court as “Volunteer Lawyers for a Day” before admission to the bar. The program was developed by Rooney in conjunction with Judge Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for NYC Courts and director of the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program.”

‘I Love My Librarian Award’

Goes to CCNY’s O’Scanlain

Seamus O’Scanlain has received the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian prize for his service to CCNY, where he is a librarian and assistant professor at the college’s Center for Worker Education Library in Lower Manhattan. He was one of 10 award winners nationwide selected from more than 3,200 nominations. The “I Love My Librarian Award” encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional school librarians. University Librarian Curtis Kendrick said that the award is a fitting tribute to O’Scanlain’s excellent work in bringing library service to the center.