News from The City University of New York

Silurian Society Chooses Rosa Goldensohn, ’14, for Duggan Prize

April 23, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Silurian Society Chooses Rosa Goldensohn, ’14, for Duggan PrizeThe prize named for the late Newsday columnist Dennis Duggan is given annually to a CUNY J-School student for outstanding work in school and for professional potential.

More CUNY Award Winners: CUNY Students Capture Competitive Grants for Graduate Study – National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Soros and More

April 23, 2014 | The University

The National Science Foundation has awarded 17 of its $132,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students who chose The City University of New York. No public university system in the Northeast has more. The announcement highlights a spring “awards season” that also includes Fulbright, Luce, Math for America and Soros grants for graduate work, as well as highly competitive Goldwater and Jack Kent Cooke awards for undergraduate study. More CUNY students won prestigious awards in 2014 than ever before.

College Awareness Forum for Students and Parents To Be Held Thursday, April 24 at Harlem Hospital

April 23, 2014 | The University

A free College Awareness Forum for middle school and high school students and their parents will be held Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. at Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan. Dinner will be served.

Lehman College Selected for “Change and Innovation Lab,” a National Initiative on First-generation and Nontraditional Student Achievement

April 23, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College has been selected by the American Council on Education (ACE) to participate in the Change and Innovation Lab (CIL), a groundbreaking program to help colleges and universities implement significant and sustainable initiatives to increase the number of first-generation and nontraditional students who gain a college degree. Lehman is one of nine institutions that will work during the 18-month CIL project to implement concrete steps on their campuses and identify how some of these practices can be applied broadly at colleges and universities across the country. The project is supported by a $400,000 grant from Lumina Foundation.

New York Times Launches New Site with Study Produced by LIS Team

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The New York Times has launched a new feature, The Upshot, with an extensive report, “Losing the Lead,” produced by a team from the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center. The NYT-LIS study deals with the distribution and growth of household income across countries and found that the U.S. middle class is no longer the world’s most affluent.

CCNY Team Develops Cancer Drug Screening Technology

April 22, 2014 | City College

Dr. Zeynep Dereli Korkut forms company to commercialize 3D microfluid testing chamber designed as thesis project in lab of Professor Sihong Wang

Supported by a NSF CAREER grant awarded in 2011, Dr. Sihong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering in City College’s Grove School of Engineering has been working with students to develop three-dimensional microfluid cell array for screening anti-cancer drugs.

Hostos, LaGuardia, CCNY Align Environmental Engineering

April 22, 2014 | City College

Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.

City College Students Excel at Black Engineers Convention

April 21, 2014 | City College

A prize-winning app developed in 24 hours by three City College of New York engineering students took first place in a “Hackathon” competition held at the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 40th annual national convention, March 26 – 30 in Nashville, Tenn. The award was one of the 11 accolades garnered by the 52 City College students participating in the event.

City College Students Garner Seven Awards at CSTEP Conference

April 21, 2014 | City College

Seven out of ten students from the City College Academy for Professional Preparation (CCAPP) who presented at New York State CSTEP Student Conference won awards in their categories, the most among the 49 participating institutions. The conference was held April 11 – 13 in Lake George. CCNY students received three distinguished winner awards and four honorable mentions.