News from The City University of New York

CCNY Graduate Student Valeria Munt Wins Diplomacy Fellowship

February 25, 2015 | City College

Valeria Munt, a graduate student majoring in international relations at The City College of New York, has been named a 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellow by Humanity in Action. She is one of 24 Fellows from the United States and Europe selected for their academic excellence and leadership potential. There were 421 graduate applicants from nearly 200 universities worldwide.

Deborah Lupton, “Critical Digital Health Studies: A Research Agenda”

February 25, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Deborah Lupton, Centenary Research Professor, University of Canberra, Australia, discusses the phenomenon of “digital health” . In contrast to popular and professional representations of digital health technologies in utopian terms, Lupton makes the case for a critical approach to digital health technologies. Lunch provided.

Hostos Professor Ian Charles Scott Publishes First Book In A Series Of Artistic Memoir

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos professor and celebrated artist, Ian Charles Scott, has published a book about his career, which spans decades and two continents. Titled, Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project, the book is divided into distinct “chapters” that document his artistic career beginnings in Scotland through his time in New York City.

Hostos Associate Professor Marcella Bencivenni Wins Fellowship Award For Book Project On The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos associate professor Marcella Bencivenni, who has taught history at Hostos since 2004, has been awarded a Distinguished CUNY Fellowship for the Spring 2016 semester for her book project titled Italian Immigration, The Triangle Fire, and the Politics of Memory.

Seny Taveras, Executive Director Of Cuny In The Heights, Receives A 2015 Latino Trendsetter Award

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Seny Taveras, the Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights, received a LatinTRENDS Magazine’s Latino Trendsetter Award on February 2 during LatinTRENDS 13th annual award reception held at Symphony Space.

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Presents Internationally Renowned Saxophonist/Composer Miguel Zenón In Quartet with Video NYC Premiere of Groundbreaking Project Identities Are Changeable

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón comes to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College on Friday, March 20 for a performance celebrating his recent CD Identities are Changeable, a groundbreaking project focusing on the cultural identity of the Puerto Rican community in NYC.

Four Journalists Chosen in Second Round of Business Reporting Fellowships

February 24, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The winning projects will explore the rise of genetic medical tests, efforts to improve safety at Bangladesh’s troubled textile factories, the link between digital labor and the de-skilling of the American workplace, and the impact of new high-tech meat substitutes on the environment and the traditional meat industry.

City College Celebrates Women’s History Month

February 24, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York begins its 2015 Women’s History Month (WHM) observance Tuesday, March 3, with a program of speakers and networking session 12 – 2 p.m. in the North Academic Center (NAC) Ballroom. The kickoff and other City College WHM events are free and open to the public.

CCNY Students Scoop International Prize with “Smart Sockets”

February 23, 2015 | City College

“Smart Bridge Sockets,” a home energy management system that enables residential consumers to efficiently and autonomously manage home appliances, earned three City College of New York electrical engineering students first place in an international competition at the United Nations.

Roosevelt Institute Publishes Five CCNY Student Policy Papers

February 20, 2015 | City College

For the second year running, seven City College of New York student members of the Roosevelt Institute have had five papers accepted for publication in the Institute’s annual “10 Ideas Series” coming out in March. The booklet is a compilation of papers by Roosevelt student chapter members from the progressive non-profit organization’s more than 120 affiliated campuses.

Baruch College Presents Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Elif Batuman

February 19, 2015 | Baruch College

The Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program, part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College presents a reading and conversation with author Elif Batuman, Spring 2015 Harman-Writer-In-Residence.

Baruch College Hosts 10th Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture

February 19, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College welcomes Henry R. Kravis, Co-founder, Co-Chairman and CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company as keynote speaker of the 10th Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture.

Inaugural CUNY Theatre Festival at CCNY Draws Stars

February 18, 2015 | City College

Actors Delroy Lindo, Laura Osnes and Amanda Quaid will be among the speakers at the inaugural CUNY Theatre Festival at The City College of New York, Saturday, February 21. The event, 12 Noon to 10 p.m. in Aaron Davis Hall, features workshops and student productions from eight CUNY schools. All the events are free and open to the public.