News from The City University of New York

Introducing Luca: Guttman’s Newest Member

August 29, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Luca the robot, a Lego device with its own computer, was built by first-year students Gulinoz Javodova and Alejandro Lopez and Information Technology Professor Parviz Kermani. Luca, a work in progress, is able to self-navigate on its own through a path directed by different colors. The device has a sensor to measure color and distance […]

CCNY Team Defines New Biodiversity Metric

August 28, 2014 | City College

To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today’s patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism.”

Queensborough Delivers Big Surprise to 90 Year-Old Former Student: A Diploma

August 28, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

This summer, Alexander Phillips graduated from Queensborough Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree. He is 90 years old.

Andy Warhol: Celebrating the Famous and The Unknown

August 27, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College presents the exhibition Andy Warhol: Celebrating the Famous and The Unknown at the Mishkin Gallery from Thursday, September 19 to Monday, October 20. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Focus on Ferguson (TOWN HALL)

August 27, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

From Eleanor Bumpurs to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell to Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner to Michael Brown, lethal encounters between people of color and law enforcement are a sad part of this country’s history and legacy. The Medgar Evers College “Focus on Ferguson….and Beyond” town hall meeting will give the College community an opportunity to reflect on the latest tragic incidents and determine strategies for reforming the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement.

It’s a CUNY Trifecta! Brooklyn College, Queens College and Baruch College Named Nation’s Top Three “BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK” Schools

August 27, 2014 | The University

The top three “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges in the nation are colleges of The City University of New York, according to the Washington Monthly magazine.

Guttman Student Youngest Member of Community Board No. 4

August 27, 2014 | Guttman Community College

Continuing Guttman student Austin Ochoa, who joined Manhattan’s Community Board No. 4 in April 2014 as its youngest serving member, was recently interviewed by NY Press about his experiences. Read the article.

CCNY Researchers Receive $5 Million in Federal Grants

August 26, 2014 | City College

More than $5 million in federal research grants has been awarded to four City College of New York researchers in the interdisciplinary CUNY Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies.

NY State OKs CCNY Start-Up Plan

August 26, 2014 | City College

State officials have approved The City College of New York’s plan for implementing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Start-Up New York initiative at CCNY.

CCNY Study Redefines Ecological Model

August 26, 2014 | City College

In a study that could alter traditional notions in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, three City College of New York researchers present results indicating that competition between two species can lead to the geographic isolation of one of them. The finding by biologists Eliecer E. Gutiérrez, Robert A. Boria and Robert P. Anderson is the cover story in the August issue of the Swedish-published journal “Ecography” under the title, “Can biotic interactions cause allopatry? Niche models, competition, and distributions of South American mouse opossums.”