Reducing the Stigma of HIV
Hunter College professor John Chin is leading a study focusing on religious organizations that serve Asian immigrants and their involvement in HIV-related activities, particularly efforts to change social norms and reduce the stigma of HIV. The five-year project is being conducted under a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Child Development Center Help
Kingsborough Community College’s Barbara Weiserbs has received $95,000 from the Workforce Development Institute to extend the hours of the College’s Child Develop-ment Center for evening students with children and to create an evening internship site for early childhood education majors who work during the day.
Focus: Downtown Brooklyn
City Tech professor Richard E. Hanley will lead a year-long faculty-development program on the history and ecology of Downtown Brooklyn. The program is being offered in partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Center for Urban Environ-ment under a $29,959 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hanley chairs the board of CUNY’s Institute for Urban Systems.
Aviation Education Award
Professor Triant Flouris, director of York College’s Aviation Institute, received the 2007 V. L. Laursen Award from The University Aviation Association for teaching excellence in collegiate aviation education. Flouris, whose specialty is aviation business and management, has authored three textbooks and more than 75 journal articles and other publications.
CCNY music professor John Patitucci, regarded as one of the world’s best contemporary jazz bassists, received a Grammy nomination for his latest album, “Line By Line.” Patitucci has won three Grammies: in 2005, in 1989 and in 1987. “Line By Line” features 10 original compositions, several of which meld classical influences with jazz.