Baruch Student a Winner Of Design Competition
Baruch senior Branko Ristic won fourth place in Creative Quarterly's national graphic design student competition, which included students from the nation's most prestigious art and design schools. His winning entry was based on a conceptualized advertising campaign for Rome, Italy, as host of the 2016 Olympics. Ristic, who studied medicine and forestry while living in Serbia, says he found his passion for graphic design at Baruch after taking a class with Professor Terry Berkowitz of the Weissman School's Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
Graduate Fellowships to Hunter Geography Students
Hunter students Erin Araujo and Rhoda Quan have each won $5,000 Graduate Fellowships from The Society of Woman Geographers. Over the course of the next year, Ms. Araujo will investigate the political ecology of water privatization and decentralization in the central highlands of Mexico, while Ms. Quan will demonstrate how geospatial techniques can be used to understand spatial access to healthcare.
Microsoft MVP Award To Honors College Student
Jonathan Maltz, a sophomore computer science major at the Macaulay Honors College who attends the College of Staten Island, won the Microsoft MVP Award in the "Windows –-- Virtual Machine" category for the fifth straight year. Last summer he worked on parallel processing as a research assistant for Dr. Andrew Poje of the Math Department. This involves taking a task that might take one computer two hours to process and utilizing four computers to reduce the processing time to a half-hour. Maltz has also received a Goldsmith Fellowship.
Hostos Students Honored At Radiology Conference
Four Hostos CC radiology students won third place for their presentations at the New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences Conference Student Bowl. They are: Dania Alonzo, Luis Garcia, Diana Montoya and Hector Reyes. Their preparation and confidence was evident when two of the students twice corrected the judges on their questions.
City Tech Student Receives Liberty Medal
Nooria Nodrat, who is majoring in human services at City Tech, received the 2007 New York Post/News Corp.'s Liberty Medal for Freedom for her courage following a series of tragedies that started in her native Afghanistan. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1991 after losing her husband in a terrorist bombing and seeing her brother kidnapped. She lost custody of her two children when her brother-in-law refused to allow them to join her in America, and was blinded in 1997 in a vicious New York City subway attack by a drug-addicted teenage girl.