Archive for September, 2016

American Theatre: MacArthur Genius Grants Go To Branden Jacobs -Jenkins

September 30, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Recognizing 23 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions in the future, the MacArthur Foundation today named its 2016 MacArthur Fellows, popularly known as “genius” grantees. Fellows will each receive a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000, allowing recipients maximum freedom to follow their own creative visions. Among the honorees whose […]

Cal Arts: Maggie Nelson MacArthur Genius Winner

September 30, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that author Maggie Nelson is among the 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2016.  Chair of the Creative Writing Program in the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Nelson will receive a “genius award” of $620,000. The foundation grants this no-strings-attached award to individuals who have shown “extraordinary originality and dedication in their […]

Wall Street Journal: Baruch College Gets $30 Million Donation

September 30, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

The City University of New York’s Baruch College is getting a $30 million donation toward its school of public and international affairs and is poised to change the school’s name in recognition of the gift. Austin Marxe, a 76-year-old Baruch alumnus and investment banker, said he would make the donation, the largest gift ever to […]

Business Wire: CUNY Partners with Revature to Offer Tuition-Free Coding Bootcamp for Graduates

September 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The 12-week programs, exclusively for CUNY graduates, provide the opportunity to learn the latest enterprise-level, next-generation and niche technology skills at no cost. Students who complete the free training are then employed by Revature and will receive industry certification and continuing education. The program is expected to train and hire more than 2,000 CUNY graduates […]

PHYS.ORG: Lemur poop could not pinpoint poaching hotspots

September 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

A visiting assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke, Clarke and colleagues are analyzing DNA from lemur feces to pinpoint poaching hotspots in Madagascar’s pet lemur trade. Pet lemurs are illegal in Madagascar, the only place on Earth where lemurs—the world’s most endangered primates—live in the wild. More than 28,000 lemurs were taken from the […]

POLITICO: Milliken promotes finance deputy

September 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Milliken promotes finance deputy By Conor Skelding 09/26/2016 05:20 PM EDT City University chancellor James Milliken has promoted Matthew Sapienza, his vice chancellor for finance and budget. Sapienza will be senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer. Millken announced the move at a board hearing Monday evening.

POLITICO: CUNY board approves two Start-Up NY applicant

September 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

By Conor Skelding 09/26/2016 05:08 PM EDT The City University of New York’s board has approved two new businesses for participation in the state’s Start-Up NY program at two of its colleges. The trustees voted to allow Chexology, LLC to participate in the program through the City College of New York, as well as York […]

Latina: How the Latina Vote Can Sway The Presidential Election

September 30, 2016 | Science

According to a study by the City University of New York and commissioned by CNN, Latinas have voted in greater proportions than Latinos in every presidential election since 1992, accounting for as much as 55 percent of the Latinx vote in this period. “The women, they work so hard, and I think they put more […]

DNAinfo: Late Forest Hills Resident Leaves $150,000 to Local Nonprofits

September 30, 2016 | Alumni, We Remember

Frank Esposito, a Forest Hills electrician, who passed away in 2013, left a large chunk of his money to several institutions he believed would fulfill his intentions. The North Forest Park Library on Metropolitan Avenue, where Esposito was a frequent visitor, and Our Lady of Mercy on Kessel Street, which he attended for more than […]

Real Estate Weekly: NYC’s ‘largest urban tech space’ opens at Grand Central Tech in Midtown

September 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Located within technology accelerator Grand Central Tech in space at 335 Madison Avenue adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, The Hub @ GCT will provide office space, including an innovation center for businesses creating software-enabled technologies, products and solutions to urban challenges. Grand Central Tech will operate the Hub with the support of partners including Cornell […]

Business Insider: Young filmmakers thank the academy at Student Academy Awards

September 30, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Seventeen young filmmakers from around the world gathered in Beverly Hills, California, to utter the six magic words they’ve been practicing all their lives: “I’d like to thank the academy.” The film academy presented its 43rd annual Student Academy Awards Thursday night, recognizing narrative, documentary, animated and alternative productions by American and international college students. […]

NY Times: Larry Sanders, Bernie’s Brother, Is Running for David Cameron’s Seat in Parliament

September 30, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Larry Sanders, the brother of Senator Bernie Sanders, is running to fill the seat being vacated by David Cameron, the former prime minister, in the British Parliament. Mr. Sanders, 82, was chosen on Thursday night by the Green Party as its nominee in an Oct. 20 special election in the constituency of Witney, about 67 […]

NY Times: Pronoun Privilege

September 30, 2016 | Books

My fall classes started recently, and I had to face the pronoun question. It’s simple for me: My appearance matches my preferred pronoun, so I don’t worry about anyone misstating it. But some of my students are transgender or gender nonconforming, and they want to announce how others should refer to them. Or do they? […]

Syracuse University: Carver Series Mourns Loss of SU Alumna, Announces Additional Author

September 30, 2016 | Alumni

Kusnetz was the Sue Luzadder Chair in Communications at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Among her writings is the poetry collection “Small Hours” (Truman State University Press, 2014), winner of the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize, and “The Gravity of Falling” (La Vita Poetica Press, 2006). She had published numerous reviews and essays about contemporary American […]

LifeZette: Hillary Clings to Myth of Systemic Racism in First Debate

September 30, 2016 | Science

During Monday night, Hillary Clinton once again highlighted America’s supposed systemic racism problem. “Race remains a significant challenge in our country,” Clinton said. “Unfortunately, race still determines too much. It often determines where people live, it determines what kind of education in their public schools they can get, and yes it determines how they’re treated […]

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Science Alert: Yes, you really can make your own EpiPen for $30

September 26, 2016 | Alumni

In the latest example of corporate greed in the pharmaceutical world, the US state of West Virginia announced today that it’s investigating the makers of theEpiPen for Medicaid fraud – which means they think it’s defrauded the US government healthcare system. More specifically, it’s accusing manufacturers Mylan of inflating the price of EpiPens by almost […]

NY Times: Bombing Suspect’s Hometown Is a Magnet for Immigrants

September 26, 2016 | Science

Along the commercial corridor of Elmora Avenue, Salvadoran pupusas are sold next to kosher California rolls and across the street from a salon where three Colombians, a Cuban and a Uruguayan cut hair. Past Las Américas Bakery, the owner of another salon is the proud daughter of southern Italian immigrants. And on that same street, […]