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Inside Out: Miss Staten Island competition follows Miss America Pageant, honors Edith Susskind

The curtain has come down on the Miss America Pageant's historic crowning of Kira Kazantsev , in what pageant officials dubbed a "three-peat" - the third Miss New York to go on to nab the Miss America title. In fact, Miss Staten Island Scholarship Pageant officials have announced that the local pageant is set for Sunday, Nov. 9, at the College of Staten Island in Willowbrook.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, College of Staten Island, Bloomfield, NY

7 hrs ago | Voices

Alyson Steel Alyson Steel

Alyson is a graduate of the "Famed" HS of Performing Arts in NYC. She received her B.A from Queens College while doing recurring work on soap operas and Commercials.


Related Topix: Queens College, SUNY Stony Brook, The Nanny, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Author Jessica Bacal to speak at Bay Path University about women's roles at work

Author Jessica Bacal will speak about her recently published book, "Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong," this evening at 7 in the Mills Theater, located within Carr Hall on the campus of Bay Path University. Bacal currently oversees the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College, and among other degrees, holds a master of fine arts degree from Hunter College.


Related Topix: Smith College, Hunter College

Jason Mraz on Staten Island: Five-borough tour stops at St. George Theatre Saturday

How much: $22, 46.50 and $72 at Ticketmaster or the box office Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. STATEN ISLAND - Jason Mraz is incorporating the title of his biggest hit to deliver a special message to New York City: "I'm Yours" The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's "Five Boroughs Tour" - a residency or sorts in celebration of his new album, "YES!" - is making its way to the borough's historic St. George Theatre this weekend. The 37-year-old singer-songwriter, who's based in San Diego, attended Manhattan's American Musical and Dramatic Academy for a year-and-a-half in the 1990s.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, The Bronx, NY, Queens, NY, Brooklyn College, Queens College, Music, Entertainment


Santa Barbara Center for Performing Arts Celebrates 2014-15 Season On Stage at Granada

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts kicked off Santa Barbara's 2014-15 performance season with a celebratory event on Sept. 9 on stage at the Granada Theatre .


Related Topix: Queens College, Santa Barbara, CA

Kenyan Author Ngugi wa Thiong'o to Speak at Manhattanville College in Harrison

Celebrated Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, heralded as a possible winner of the Nobel prize in literature this year by The Guardian , will be featured in a one-day symposium at Manhattanville College on Friday, September 26, 2014, as part of the College's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program annual Fall Writers' Weekend. Ngugi will give a keynote reading from his works beginning at 7:00 p.m. The symposium, free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a panel on Ngugi's life and work.


Related Topix: Manhattanville College, Harrison, NY, Arts, Literature, Hunter College, Harvard University

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present the Colonial Nutcracker, 12/14

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 each, and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 .


Related Topix: Brooklyn College, Arts, Ballet, Literature

The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 11/9

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, The Flea Theater announces the extension of the World Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello . Extension performances will run October 9- November 9. In this BDSM erotic power play, SMOKE brings an entitled college student and a jaded wannabe artist - with more in common than they thought - past the verge.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Brooklyn College, Ithaca, NY, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CNet News

Connecticut Launches First School Based on Ibm P-Tech Model

Connecticut opens a new high school in Norwalk based on IBM's P-TECH model that takes students from grade 9 to grade 14 to train future IT workers. IBM announced that the state of Connecticut has opened its first school based on the IBM Pathways in Technology Early College High School model in Norwalk to train future IT workers.


Related Topix: Norwalk, CT, New York City College of Technology

Dallas Morning News

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Americans spend more than $9,000 apiece on health care every year. Ouch, you say.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Hunter College, Dallas, TX, Medicare, Opinion

Governor Cuomo Announces Nine Awards for Outstanding Performers in Energy Efficiency

September 15, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that seven public entities and two individuals in health, transportation and higher education from across New York State will be honored with the first BuildSmart NY Awards. The Awards recognize leadership and excellence in building energy performance and innovative uses of clean energy solutions in public facilities, ultimately driving down government operating expenses, saving taxpayers millions of dollars and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in support of a cleaner and greener environment for all New Yorkers.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, New York

The Republic

NYC's Roosevelt House: History and education

It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan town house where the Roosevelts lived for decades is reclaiming its place in history as a living testament to their legacy. The home was given to Franklin and Eleanor as a wedding gift in 1908 by FDR's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt.


Related Topix: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, History in the News, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Wedding, Hunter College, Bill Clinton

Babylon Junior-Senior High School Welcomes New Administrators

This new school year, the Babylon Junior-Senior High School welcomed two new administrators, one new to the district and one familiar face. Following years of teaching earth science and AP environmental science at Glen Cove High School, Matthew S. Ryan has been appointed assistant principal of the junior-senior high school.


Related Topix: Babylon, NY, Glen Cove, NY, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Queens College

Medical News Today

How the nose perceives common class of odors

Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected chemical strategy employed by the mammalian nose to detect chemicals known as aldehydes.


Related Topix: City College of New York, Chemistry, Science, Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Citing Shabbat, CUNY Graduate Students Delay Boycott Israel Vote

A student group at the City University of New York postponed a vote on a boycott resolution of Israel because it would have taken place on the Jewish Sabbath. About 100 people attended the meeting of the Doctoral Students' Council on Friday evening and debated the "Resolution for the Endorsement of Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Baruch College

Beauties galore on CSI campus for Sunday's 38th annual car show

From a 1924 two-speed Ford to a sweet 1964 Volkswagen Beetle in original dove blue and rows of gleaming Cadillacs, hundreds of classic cars are on display at the College of Staten Island for Sunday's 38th annual car show and flea market sponsored by the nonprofit Staten Island Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. Tony Mei of Prince's Bay, proud owner of this 1955 Ford Thunderbird.


Related Topix: Ford Thunderbird, Coupe, Convertible, Ford, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Beetle, Hatchback, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, College of Staten Island


New Study Shows Impact Of Movies On Dog Breed...

The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published September 10 in PLOS ONE , also found that movies' influence was strongest in the early twentieth century and has declined since.


Related Topix: Western Carolina University

The Pelham Daily Voice

'Exclusionary' Mark For Pelham Manor In HUD Report Tops Week's News

A new group of six Westchester towns including Pelham Manor, have been labeled exclusionary in a new report by the federal monitor overseeing the county's affordable housing settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development . Although New Rochelle native Ray Rice has been released from the only professional football team he's ever played for , and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video shows him knocking out his then-fiancee, not all residents of his hometown are prepared to give up on him.


Related Topix: Pelham Manor, NY, New Rochelle, NY, Pelham, NY, Queens College

New York Daily News

Film fest heading to the Bronx

"City Island" director Raymond de Felitta, center, poses with actress Dominik Garcia-Lorido and actor Andy Garcia during a photocall for the movie "City Island" at the 35th American Film Festival, in Deauville, Normandy, France, 2009. De Felitta will appear at the "Yes the Bronx" film festival at Lehman College.


Related Topix: City Island, Andy Garcia, Celebrities, Lehman College

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Genesee Country Express

Rough primary gives hope to Cuomo's foes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bumpy win in the Democratic primary is energizing his general election opponents, who said Wednesday that a little-known liberal challenger's better-than-expected showing exposed big problems for the governor within his own party. The governor traveled to Buffalo for a victory celebration with running mate Kathy Hochul as his campaign pivots to the general election.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Westchester County, NY, Howie Hawkins, Baruch College