News from The City University of New York

Artwork of Legendary Brazilian Activist, Artist and Author at Queens College April 28 – June 21; Roundtable & Reception April 30

April 17, 2014 | Queens College

The newest exhibition at Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum will showcase works by Brazilian artist, author, playwright and senator Abdias Nascimento.

Joint Statement by Chairperson Benno Schmidt And Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly On the Passing of Former State Senator Basil Paterson

April 17, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York mourns the passing of the Honorable Basil Alexander Paterson, a longstanding supporter of CUNY and the enhancement of its educational mission.

In-House Counsel Joins Guttman

April 17, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Lynette M. Phillips, an attorney who has specialized in higher education law for more than 15 years, joins CUNY as Legal Counsel for Guttman Community College, the Graduate Center, the Graduate School of Journalism, Macaulay Honors College and the School for Professional Services. As a member of President Evenbeck’s leadership team, she will be working […]

CCNY Featured In “Princeton Review” Green College Guide

April 17, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles City College in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

Sabrina Gordon’s Documentary about Immigration Reformer to Be Released

April 16, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

“Documented” is the story of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself in 2011 as an undocumented immigrant in The New York Times Magazine.

Scholar to Discuss Education & Health Disparities in CCNY Talk, April 24

April 16, 2014 | City College

Dr. William F. Tate, an expert on health and education disparities, will speak at The City College of New York 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Faculty Dining Room. His topic will be “Education and Health Disparities: Taking Seriously the Geospatial Nature of Regional Conditions.” His appearance is part of the City College School of Education’s Doyle and Alba Bortner Distinguished Speaker Series in Urban Education. The talk is free and open to the public.

Iraq War Critic Andrew J. Bacevich Presents Spitzer Lecture April 28

April 16, 2014 | City College

WHO: Andrew J. Bacevich
WHAT: Breach of Trust: The U.S. Military and American Society
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28
WHERE: Room 250, Shepard Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York


Queensborough Community College Alumna Selected to Receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

April 16, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Yueting Chen is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Lehman College Opening Young Eyes to New Cultures: Initiative Will Encourage Study Abroad

April 15, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College is one of 150 higher education institutions in 41 states to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, a five-year program aimed at increasing the number of undergraduates who travel abroad for study.

At Lehman, some 45 to 50 students participate in an international experience through the College’s Study Abroad Program each year. The goal is to double that number by the end of the five-year initiative. In the coming weeks and months, the College will devise new strategies to attract students to the program, including the addition of a “study abroad” category under scholarships for donor contributions.

CCNY Standout Simone Gordon Wins Fulbright to India

April 15, 2014 | City College

Graduating senior Simone Gordon capped a stellar four years at The City College of New York by receiving a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. The childhood education major, who graduates May 30 with a 3.9 GPA, will travel to India on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Professor Mushabac Gives Eight Readings at CUNY Campuses During Spring Semester

April 15, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor of English Jane Mushabac has given eight readings of her fictional works on CUNY campuses during the sporing 2014 semester.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Employing Certain Religious Groups

April 15, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Some members of the Jewish religious community believe that studying the Talmud helps develop critical thinking skills and helps with professional jobs, especially those that require data analysis. Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed by Jewish News One about his views on this issue. He said: “I would certainly advise against that. Because once again, […]

Making Tax Day Less Taxing

April 14, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Each year, the days leading up to April 15 are a whirl of intense activity for BMCC’s Single Stop program. As the tax filing deadline draws near, the number of students stopping by the program’s office (199 Chambers Street, S235) to have their tax returns prepared swells dramatically.

Tax preparation is part of a varied suite of services available free of charge to students through Single Stop, according to Deborah Harte, student life manager for the program at BMCC. Operating at all six CUNY community colleges, and working with both external and internal partners, Single Stop also provides financial and legal counseling as well as assistance in applying for government-sponsored nutritional, healthcare and childcare programs.

CCNY Junior Wins NY Women in Communications Scholarship

April 14, 2014 | City College

Kar Yee Au, a junior in The City College of New York’s media and communication arts (MCA) department, is one of 17 exceptional students named New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Scholars for 2014. The recipients of the highly competitive award were selected on the basis of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications.