News from The City University of New York

CCNY students stellar at CSTEP Conference

April 24, 2015 | City College

City College students placed first in five fields at the 23rd Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) conference at The Sagamore on Lake George-in-Bolton Landing, NY, April 19. The College also recorded one second place finish.

Thought Leaders Talk: NY Times Columnist, William Rhoden

April 24, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Award-winning New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden is one of the nation’s most respected journalists. During a career that spans more than three decades, Rhoden has been a jazz critic, sports columnist and social commentator. He has played college football at Yankee Stadium, accompanied a federal agent on an interdiction mission along the US-Mexican border, been a road manager for a jazz quintet and taken a 17-hour drive across Cuba.

CCNY Researchers Use Novel Polarization to Increase Data Speeds

April 23, 2015 | City College

As the world’s exponentially growing demand for digital data slows the Internet and cell phone communication, City College of New York researchers may have just figured out a new way to increase its speed.

Graduate Programs.com Gives High Marks to Baruch

April 22, 2015 | Baruch College

Graduate Programs.com has recognized Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business as one of the Top 50 business schools in the country, based on reviews from current or recent graduate students. Several Zicklin departments and degree programs are highly ranked, as is the Master of Public Administration program at the School of Public Affairs.

Baruch Moves Up in UChicago Midwest Trading Competition

April 22, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College finished fourth this month at the UChicago Midwest Trading Competition, in a field of 20 teams from Baruch College, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon University, Dartmouth College, MIT, Northwestern University, NYU, University of Chicago, University of Maryland and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Last year, in Baruch’s first year of participation, a different Baruch team finished 10th.

Queensborough Students Earn First and Second Place Awards among 104 Presenters at the Sigma Xi 2015 Northeastern Regional Research Conference

April 22, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Three Queensborough students in the Biological Sciences and Geology Department won first and second place awards for their scientific posters at the Sigma Xi 2015 Northeastern Regional Research Conference at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut on April 18.

Stephen Volz keynotes NOAA-CREST Day at CCNY

April 22, 2015 | City College

Stephen Volz, assistant administrator for Satellite and Information Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, delivered the keynote address, “Earth, Space, Science and You,” at City College of New York’s 14th Annual NOAA-CREST Day in Steinman Hall at the Grove School of Engineering on April 14.

Hostos Alumni Earn Prestigious Distinction Through CCNY Skadden Arps Legal Studies Honors Program

April 21, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Thanks to a wonderful collaboration between Hostos faculty, The City College of New York, and one of New York City’s most respected law firms, four former Hostos students, Eric Stewart, Avery Toledo, Michael Cruz, and Lizette Carter, have been accepted into the prestigious Skadden Arps Legal Studies Honors Program.

Two CCNY Students Awarded LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships

April 21, 2015 | City College

Kai Simmonds and Donna Dei-Baning, students in The City College of New York’s media and communication arts (MCA) department, have been awarded 2015 LAGRANT Foundation scholarships. They are the only recipients from New York State.