News from The City University of New York

CCNY Black Engineers Sweep Awards at NSBE Regionals

December 19, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers took first place in three categories in addition to scooping the best “Trailblazer Chapter Award” at the NSBE Region 1 conference in Hauppauge, N.Y.

[video] The Gift of Life

December 19, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Most donor recipients do not usually get the chance to meet the strangers who saved their lives on national television, but that is just what Joseph Yannantuono did on Good Morning America this semester, as he was introduced to Justin Jenkins, the man who donated his stem cells to save Yannantuono just 21 months earlier.

College Hosts Advisory & Research Council Meeting

December 18, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College held its Advisory & Research Council Meeting on December 11, welcoming 9 “critical friends” to the campus. Members of the Council, who are leading figures in U.S. education, rotated through two concurrent presentations on key aspects of the College. They reviewed relevant data and challenges in each area, with Q&As, small group […]

Health In South Africa: 20 Years After Apartheid

December 17, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

On December 10, Dr. David Sanders spoke at the CUNY Graduate Center about the progress and challenges in improving health and reducing inequalities in health in South Africa in the two decades since the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela. Sanders is the founding director of the University of Western Cape School of Public Health and an

CCNY’S “Presidential Conversations” Series Continues in 2015

December 17, 2014 | City College

The “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series at The City College of New York continues in 2015. Dr. Ana Carnaval, assistant professor of biology at CCNY whose research has helped developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism,” is the third speaker in the series, Thursday, February 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Shepard 250. Her topic will be “Integrating Biology and Environmental Sciences to Understand Biodiversity Patterns in the Tropics.”

Former LGCC Student Steven Prescod Wows Royals With Spoken-Word Performance

December 17, 2014 | The University

Steven Prescod, a former LaGuardia Community College student whom England’s Prince William called “inspirational” after seeing him perform a powerful autobiographical piece about his difficult life, has been awarded a scholarship that will enable him to return to LaGuardia to pursue a theater degree.

NYCity News Service “Stop the Mold” Series Runs in Daily News

December 16, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/tcS3_media/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/12/News-Wood-crop-150×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="NYCity News Service “Stop the Mold” Series Runs in Daily News" title="NYCity News Service “Stop the Mold” Series Runs in Daily News" style="float:right;" />A three-part series produced by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s NYCity News Service and the Daily News spotlighting the scourge of mold in New York City public housing ran this week in the paper and on it website.