Diagnosed with autism when she was a toddler, Ahra Sung has far exceeded doctors’ dour projections for her achievement in the classroom. She earned a Bachelor of Science at York College in the spring, but didn’t stop there. This fall, Sung began work on a master’s in York’s Pharmaceutical Science and Business program, the lone program of its kind in The City University of New York.
For Ahra Sung, A Daughter Of Korean Immigrants, It’s Been A Journey Of Determination And Success, Overcoming Disability, Earning A York B.S., Beginning A Master’sOctober 10, 2018 | The University
October 9, 2018 | The University
Freshmen enrollment at The City University of New York rose 4.0 percent this fall to 39,938 students, a record for the University and a continuation of a five-year upward trend.
CUNY Campuses Offer An Array Of Programs, Performances And Forums To Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage MonthOctober 3, 2018 | The University
Campuses across CUNY are presenting an array of activities, performances and programs to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, a 30-day period that runs through Oct. 15 and was enacted into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to celebrate the stories and achievements of American citizens who trace their lineage to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
CUNY Among Prime Partners of Cyber NYC, Initiative Pairing Colleges With Industry to Create Major Hub of Learning, Innovation in Emerging FieldOctober 2, 2018 | The University
The City University of New York will play a major role in the implementation of Cyber NYC, a $30 million initiative announced today by the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) to transform New York into a worldwide hub for cybersecurity innovation.
Hunter Professor Awarded $245,000 State Grant for Breast Cancer Education to Help Korean Immigrant WomenSeptember 19, 2018 | The University
Jin Young Seo, a professor at Hunter College School of Nursing, has been awarded a $245,000 grant from New York State to develop a breast cancer risk-reduction education program that focuses on Korean immigrant women – for whom the disease is the leading cause of death.
September 17, 2018 | The University
Bronx Community College will receive one of the largest grants ever awarded to a community college by the National Science Foundation—$5 million to fund scholarships for traditionally underrepresented students in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
CUNY Awarded Federal Grant to Study ‘Leaky Pipeline’ Between Community College and Bachelor’s DegreesSeptember 14, 2018 | The University
More than 80 percent of community college freshmen in the United States hope to eventually earn a bachelor’s degree, research shows, but fewer than one in five reach that goal within six years. Why that is – and what can be done to help more students graduate with bachelor’s degrees – are questions researchers at The City University of New York hope to answer with a $1.4 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences.
September 11, 2018 | The University
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $3.97 million grant to 13 CUNY institutions to increase the number of underrepresented minority students graduating with degrees in the STEM fields—science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
September 10, 2018 | The University
Eight senior colleges of The City University of New York are among the top 50 public colleges in the northern United States in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, released Monday, with two campuses listed in the top 10. Three CUNY schools also made the list of top regional colleges in the northern part of the country.
September 6, 2018 | The University
On Friday, September 7, the Equality Indicators project, of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG), will host the 2018 Equality Indicators Conference. The full-day conference will feature speakers from Dallas, New York City, Oakland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Tulsa; all six cities have developed tools to measure progress toward equality/equity and will present their findings at the conference, alongside discussion of the innovative ways they are working to effect change