News from The City University of New York

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On Incarcerated Individuals And Access To Pell Grants

July 31, 2015 | The University

We are much encouraged by the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to pilot a program allowing incarcerated individuals to receive Pell grants to pursue higher education while in prison.

CCNY grad student wins prestigious fellowship

July 30, 2015 | City College

Kwangwoon “Jon” Lee, a student in the laboratory of Ronnie Ghose, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was just awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. He is the first CUNY student to receive this highly competitive fellowship.

Eight LaGuardia Community College Students Receive Venture Funding and Business Training from Capital One Bank for Tech Start-ups

July 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.

Exhibition Honors Lifetime Achievements of Gertrud Parker—Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker, Installation Artist

July 30, 2015 | Queens College

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, will be honoring the lifetime achievements of trailblazing artist Gertrud Parker, founder of the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art.

Once again, CCNY is named one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes

July 29, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York rose significantly in Forbes magazine’s 2015 rankings of America’s Top Colleges, landing in the top 100 in the Northeast for the second consecutive year. CCNY also ranked in the top 200 overall for the first time.

First-Year Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship Award

July 29, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Ninoska Medrano, a first-year Guttman student majoring in Business Administration, was awarded first place in the 2015 CHW Scholarship Award given by Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The Fund was created as an extension of the CHW mission and reflects its commitment to the affordable housing industry and community […]

CCNY Grove School Dean Barabino briefs congressional panel on new sickle cell treatment technologies

July 28, 2015 | City College

Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was one of four experts invited to Washington on July 28 to brief the U.S. Congressional Sickle Cell and Research & Development Caucuses on promising new technologies to treat sickle cell disease.

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives Release NY Mets Video as YouTube Channel Reaches Over 300,000 Views

July 28, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

With the Mets’ season in full swing, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released a new video this week View Video, which features former New York Council Member and State Assembly Member Mark Weprin recounting the championship season of the 1986 New York Mets and his own participation in the team’s Old-Timers Day on July 12, a celebration of the 25thAnniversary of the Amazin’ Mets. The video goes up just as the Archives YouTube channel reaches over 300,000 views.

Professor Discusses New Book on NJTV News

July 27, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On July 23, Molly Vollman Makris, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Guttman Community College, discussed the ramifications of school choice in Hoboken on NJTV News. The interview was based on research Professor Makris conducted as part of her new book, Public Housing and School Choice in a Gentrified City: Youth Experiences in a Gentrified […]

GC Fashion Studies Student Shows Collection at NY Men’s Fashion Week

July 27, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Minn Hur, an M.A. student at the Graduate Center, won praise for his bold new collection, presented at New York’s first standalone menswear fashion showcase.

LaGuardia Students Volunteer to Paint “Pedestrian Patterns” on Thomson Avenue

July 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Queens artist Mark Salinas, Founder of 7 Train Murals, in connection with the Long Island City Partnership and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), announced plans to bring a mural titled Pedestrian Patterns Mural onto the Thomson Avenue Bridge between Skillman Avenue and 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. LaGuardia students and members of the LIC community have volunteered to paint the 6,000 square foot mural. A public unveiling is scheduled for August 12.

Three Veteran Journalists Win McGraw Business Reporting Grants

July 22, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Their projects will explore cyber-attacks on the international financial system, Nicaraguan plans to build an extensive shipping canal, and the impact on the Cuban economy of restored relations with the U.S.