News from The City University of New York

Students Study Effects of Photosynthesis in Biology Lab

January 23, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Students in Instructor Derek Tesser’s Fall II Introduction Biology: Life in New York City course performed a fundamental photosynthesis experiment using an innovative approach during their January 22 lab session. They studied whether photosynthesis (the process by which organisms convert light from the sun into glucose sugar molecules for energy) was occurring by measuring the […]

Queens College Students Are Raising Funds To Name A Poetry Prize for Graduate Hoyt Jacobs, Killed In Bicycle Accident

January 22, 2015 | Queens College

Hoyt Jacobs, 36, hit and killed by a truck while he was bicycling in Long Island City on Saturday, January 17, was a talented poet, a teacher and an inspiration to many.

The Atlantic and Its Coverage of CUNY

January 22, 2015 | The University

Follow-up on The Atlantic article on CUNY, which was replete with errors and a fundamentally fictitious student profile.

Harry Belafonte Offers Opening Remarks at Preview of “Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein”

January 22, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Actor, civil rights activist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte drew a round of applause after he delivered opening remarks at the preview of the exhibit “Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein,” which was held at the New-York Historical Society, Thursday evening January 15, 2015 (170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way; 77th Street, New York, NY 10024).

New Continuing Education Course Guide Now Available

January 22, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The new, spring 2015 Medgar Evers College Adult & Continuing Education (ACE) course guide is now available. The guide contains a wealth of information about how to enroll in one of the numerous programs available through ACE as well as prices and course schedules.

CUNY’s Citizenship Now! To Offer Free Legal Assistance for Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applicants

January 21, 2015 | The University

CUNY’s Citizenship Now!, which offers free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to New York City’s immigrant community, will provide free legal guidance to qualified applicants for President Obama’s deferred action program.

[video] CSI Macaulay Honors Alumnus Urges Reduced Meat Consumption for Health and the Environment

January 21, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Brian Kateman, cofounder of the reducetarian movement, presented his initiative at The City University of New York’s historic TEDx event last semester. The initiative urges regular, everyday omnivores to simply reduce their meat consumption. Kateman referred to reducetarians as “a community of individuals who are committed to eating less meat for the benefit of themselves and the environment.”Kateman, who graduated from the College of Staten Island’s Macaulay Honors program with a degree in Biology in 2011, was also CSI’s Salutatorian.

CCNY Students to Build Native American Community Center in S. Dakota

January 16, 2015 | City College

In recent years, The City College of New York’s Engineers Without Borders-USA student chapter has spent summers and winter break working on water distribution and sanitation projects in rural Honduras. This winter, the chapter will extend its goodwill closer to home and help build a green and sustainable community center on a reservation.

Queens College Choral Society Invites New Members To Sing Faure’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Gloria

January 16, 2015 | Queens College

Please consider listing the Queens College Choral Society spring audition schedule as detailed in the attached release.

Steven Stephanchev, The First Poet Laureate of Queens, To Celebrate His 100th Birthday on January 30

January 16, 2015 | Queens College

Stephen Stepanchev, the first Poet Laureate of Queens (1997-2000) will celebrate his 100th birthday on January 30th.

Free Tax Assistance Program

January 16, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Department of Accounting of is proud to offer free tax preparation help for MEC students and the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Breakthrough Lights up Metamaterials

January 15, 2015 | City College

A City College of New York led-team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals. The breakthrough, headed by physicist Dr. Vinod Menon, could lead to a range of applications including ultrafast LEDs, nanoscale lasers and efficient single photon sources.