News from The City University of New York

Four CCNY PhD Students Awarded U.S. DoE Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | City College

Four PhD students at The City College of New York have been awarded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE). The fellows, who will receive need-based support including a stipend of up to $30,000 annually from the second year of their respective programs, are:

Jared Bass (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)
Jose Cobo (biochemistry)
Silas Hartley (biochemistry)
Alicia Sponholz (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)

Brainwaves Can Predict Audience Reaction

July 30, 2014 | City College

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor.

Film Screening (TONIGHT): Finding Fela

July 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Mere months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Finding Fela, a documentary on the life of musician/activist Fela Kuti, inventor of what is now known as Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife and Psychedelic Rock), is set to screen at Medgar Evers College.

Scientists and Students Will Work around the Clock to Discover Animals, Plants, and Other Species during Macaulay Honors College BioBlitz at The New York Botanical Garden

July 30, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Students from Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York will team up with noted scientists to discover and catalog a richly varied array of animals, plants, fungi, and even microbes. The BioBlitz team descends on The New York Botanical Garden for 24 hours on September 6 and 7, 2014.

The Graduate Center Wins Grant to Establish New Data Visualization Center

July 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

As coleader of CUNY’s Big Data Consortium, which has won a $15 million grant from the State of New York in the CUNY 2020 competition, the Graduate Center will establish the CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization.

Guttman Student Accepted into Kaplan Leadership Program

July 29, 2014 | Guttman Community College

First year Guttman student Kristina Quiles has been accepted into the Kaplan Leadership Program (KLP), part of the Kaplan Educational Foundation. KLP is a highly selective program providing its high-achieving scholars with academic advising, professional development and financial support for the remainder of their time in community college and during both the transfer process and […]

CSI to get share of Governor Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 awards

July 29, 2014 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — The College of Staten Island will get a share of $55 million allocated in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 program. The funds are given to foster eight innovative projects on 20 City University campuses, designed to connect academics with economic development.

Five CCNY Students, Alum, Awarded U.S. Geological Survey Internships

July 28, 2014 | City College

Elizama Pons-Montalvo, a geology major at The City College of New York, is working this summer at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. She is helping to investigate the impact of Hurricane Sandy under the USGS’s 2014 Summer Internship Program.

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $55 MILLION IN THE FIRST ROUND OF NY CUNY 2020 AWARDS

July 28, 2014 | The University

Competitive grants awarded for projects that connect economic development and academic excellence and will create more than 3,800 jobs over six years

Clips of The Week

July 23, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/media/1/files/2014/07/Amanda-Hou-150×150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of The Week" title="Clips of The Week" style="float:right;" />Check out our latest links – including Amanda Hou’s Village Voice video about a deadly Upper West Side intersection.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. David Gomez Interim President of Hostos Community College

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez as the interim president of Hostos Community College.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Judith E. Bergtraum As Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Judith E. Bergtraum as Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management. For the past seven years she has served as deputy to Vice Chancellor Iris Weinshall, who is leaving to become the chief operating officer of the New York Public Library.

CCNY Hosts American Advertising Federation AdCamp for Second Year

July 21, 2014 | City College

AdCamp, an exclusive program established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to introduce high school students of diverse backgrounds to advertising and communications professions, returns to The City College of New York, July 27 – August 1.Nineteen top students from around the nation, including Chicago, Mexico City and Fayetteville, Ga., were selected by the AAF for the camp following a competitive application process.