Academic News

Second Annual CUNY Research Scholars Symposium Showcases 180 Students’ Work

August 9, 2016 | Featured

Claythia Nicholas spent her sophomore year at Medgar Evers researching in an HIV immunology lab under the direction of her mentor, Dr. William Carr.  Shenice Greene attended the Society of Visual Anthropology conference in Denver with her mentor, Dr. Kristina Baines, to present research they had conducted at Guttman Community College; their presentation resulted in […]

Introducing Global Search: A New Tool for Finding Courses Across CUNY

July 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

This summer, CUNY introduced a new Global Search tool for students to use as they are searching for courses and planning their schedules. Unlike the existing class schedule available in CUNYfirst, Global Search lets students search for courses across multiple CUNY colleges instead of just one college at a time. In addition to searching any […]

New CUNY Study Explores Mainstreaming as Path to Success for Students in Need of Remedial Math Instruction

June 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

A new study by CUNY researchers shows that allowing students to take college-level instead of remedial quantitative courses can increase student success. The results of this randomized control trial were published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The study, which was conducted at three CUNY community […]

CUNY Community Colleges Join National Movement Toward Free Online Course Materials

June 22, 2016 | Featured, Undergraduate Studies

Three of CUNY’s community college—Hostos Community College, Bronx Community College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College will share a $300,000 grant to participate in a new, nationwide effort to integrate high quality open educational resources (OER) in associate degree programs, in place of traditional text books that are costly for students. By making free, online […]

A Plan for Experiential Learning: Creating More High-Impact Opportunities for Students

June 6, 2016 | Featured

From students in City Tech’s hospitality management program running an entire dining experience, to Guttman Community College students traveling to Ecuador with faculty to study deforestation efforts in the Itapoae Reserve, experiential learning is an important and growing part of a CUNY education.

NYC High School Students Showcase Research at the 2016 New York City Science & Engineering Fair

June 6, 2016 | Featured

On Thursday March 29, more than 200 high school students from around New York City gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the final round of the 2016 New York City Science & Engineering Fair.

CUNY’s ASAP Program Featured on PBS NewsHour

May 6, 2016 | Featured

A recent PBS NewsHour segment notes that “states across the country are watching an effort in New York City that promises to more than double graduation rates at community colleges.” That effort is the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which provide CUNY students with the academic, social, and financial support they need to graduate with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Applied Science degree in no more than three years.

Guttman Transfer Scholarships Awarded to High-achieving Community College Graduates

February 18, 2016 | Undergraduate Studies

On September 29, 2015, an awards ceremony to honor the one hundred 2015 Guttman Scholars was held at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.

New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) celebrated serving 50,000 learners

February 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

July 23, 2016 On Thursday, July 23, the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) celebrated a milestone moment of serving 50,000 learners—and counting! Students, faculty, administrators, and NYSIM staff members gathered to recognize this accomplishment and the simulation teaching facility’s ongoing impact on health care services in New York City. As a […]

Lehman College’s SEEK Program Nominated for Prestigious Award

February 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

September 25, 2015 | Lehman College “Lehman College’s SEEK program is among the top 5 finalists for the nationally prestigious ¡Excelencia! in Education’s 2015 Examples of Excelencia Award, which recognizes programs dedicated to Latino success in higher education. Lehman’s program was selected out of over 250 nominees from programs in 30 states, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.”