We are much encouraged by the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to pilot a program allowing incarcerated individuals to receive Pell grants to pursue higher education while in prison.
Kwangwoon “Jon” Lee, a student in the laboratory of Ronnie Ghose, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was just awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. He is the first CUNY student to receive this highly competitive fellowship.
Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, will be honoring the lifetime achievements of trailblazing artist Gertrud Parker, founder of the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art.
The City College of New York rose significantly in Forbes magazine’s 2015 rankings of America’s Top Colleges, landing in the top 100 in the Northeast for the second consecutive year. CCNY also ranked in the top 200 overall for the first time.
Ninoska Medrano, a first-year Guttman student majoring in Business Administration, was awarded first place in the 2015 CHW Scholarship Award given by Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The Fund was created as an extension of the CHW mission and reflects its commitment to the affordable housing industry and community […]
Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was one of four experts invited to Washington on July 28 to brief the U.S. Congressional Sickle Cell and Research & Development Caucuses on promising new technologies to treat sickle cell disease.
With the Mets’ season in full swing, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released a new video this week View Video, which features former New York Council Member and State Assembly Member Mark Weprin recounting the championship season of the 1986 New York Mets and his own participation in the team’s Old-Timers Day on July 12, a celebration of the 25thAnniversary of the Amazin’ Mets. The video goes up just as the Archives YouTube channel reaches over 300,000 views.
On July 23, Molly Vollman Makris, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Guttman Community College, discussed the ramifications of school choice in Hoboken on NJTV News. The interview was based on research Professor Makris conducted as part of her new book, Public Housing and School Choice in a Gentrified City: Youth Experiences in a Gentrified […]
Minn Hur, an M.A. student at the Graduate Center, won praise for his bold new collection, presented at New York’s first standalone menswear fashion showcase.
Queens artist Mark Salinas, Founder of 7 Train Murals, in connection with the Long Island City Partnership and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), announced plans to bring a mural titled Pedestrian Patterns Mural onto the Thomson Avenue Bridge between Skillman Avenue and 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. LaGuardia students and members of the LIC community have volunteered to paint the 6,000 square foot mural. A public unveiling is scheduled for August 12.
Their projects will explore cyber-attacks on the international financial system, Nicaraguan plans to build an extensive shipping canal, and the impact on the Cuban economy of restored relations with the U.S.