News from The City University of New York

Testimony Presented by Christopher Rosa, Ph.D., CUNY Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the New York City Council Higher Education Committee’s Oversight Hearing on the New York City Council Merit-Based Scholarship Program

December 8, 2016 | The University

My name is Chris Rosa and I proudly serve as CUNY’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and it is my privilege to speak with you today about the status of the New York City Council Merit Scholarship Program.

City College is America’s #1 Military Friendly School

December 8, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York is the #1 Military Friendly School among public universities with more than 10,000 students. This is according to Victory Media, which awarded City College its Top 10 Gold award for 2017.

The honor is based on public information gathered from a Military Friendly® survey and personal data from CCNY veteran students about how they feel about the college.

Piece Of Hostos Archive On Exhibit At The Museum Of The City Of New York

December 6, 2016 | Hostos Community College

A 1976 flyer from Hostos Professor Emeritus Dr. Gerald Meyer’s “Save Hostos” collection is on display as part of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit titled, “New York at Its Core.” It is also featured in a new book about the 1970s fiscal crisis in New York City.

Composting Takes Off at Lehman; Surrounding Bronx Community Benefits

December 6, 2016 | Lehman College

Wait! Don’t throw away that old lettuce in the back of your fridge. Repurpose it by bringing it to Lehman’s Food Scrap Drop Offlocation on Monday mornings from 8-10 a.m. The initiative is a joint project of the NYC Compost Project and the Lehman College Campus Sustainability Council with the goal of reducing the amount of compostable waste that goes into landfills. This program is open all members of the surrounding community.

CCNY’s Marom Bikson receives more than $4M for brain research

December 6, 2016 | City College

Biomedical engineer Marom Bikson’s internationally recognized contributions in medical device innovation include research on noninvasive electrical brain stimulation to treat brain disorders such as depression, chronic pain, and stroke. The City College of New York professor is now the recipient of a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at revolutionizing the treatment of brain diseases using brain stimulation that is personalized to each patient. Eighteen medical centers around the country and Google are also partners in this research.

Faculty from Lehman College and City University of New York Win 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award

December 5, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College and CUNY have won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward), in the Faculty-led team category for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. The Lehman College-led team was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) DLIAward competition.

International students triumph in visual arts contests

December 2, 2016 | City College

One is a dreamlike film sequence about journeying from poverty in Mexico to a City College of New York classroom. The other is a stunning campus photo. Both earned CCNY undergraduates Mariana Osorio (art and music) and Suha Sultan (biomedical engineering) top prizes in two international competitions.

Hostos Smashes #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal

December 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Part-fundraiser, part-talent showcase, part-competition, but all Hostos, the College’s #GivingTuesday campaign was a smashing success.

Collaborative Musical Theatre Project at Lehman College to Hold Auditions for Spring Musical Production of ‘Rapunzel’

December 2, 2016 | Lehman College

The Collaborative Musical Theatre Project at Lehman College will present an original musical, RAPUNZEL ’17, with a score by Prof. Penny Prince. An earlier version of the play was presented at Lehman six years ago, but by popular demand, the story will be retold this May, with many new songs and plot twists. Prof. Prince is seeking Lehman College or Community singer/actors, dancers, and creative stage crew who will write the script together.

CCNY-based DSI launches unique site on early Blacks in the Americas

December 1, 2016 | City College

The first digital platform in academia presenting a comprehensive history of the Americas’ earliest African inhabitants is now live. “First Blacks in the Americas/Los Primeros Negros en las Américas,” a bilingual archival resource in English and Spanish, is the product of The City College of New York- based CUNY Dominican Studies Institute.