Archive for 2014

National Jazz Museum in Harlem to Honor CCNY, President Coico

April 24, 2014 | City College

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) will present its first “Jazz and Community Leadership Award” to The City College of New York and CCNY President Lisa S. Coico June 9 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan.

Professor Deborah Koetzle Quoted in The Daily Beast Article About Recidivism Rates

April 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Deborah Koetzle in the Department of Public Management and Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice was quoted in the article, “America’s Recidivism Nightmare: A new government study shows a disturbing trend for the prison population” by Caitlin Dickson in The Daily Beast. Koetzle commented on the necessity for more substantive and […]

“What can be Learned from Analyzing Failed and Foiled Terrorist Plots?” with Martha Crenshaw

April 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

What can be Learned from Analyzing Failed and Foiled Terrorist Plots?” with Martha Crenshaw May 2, 2014  3:00 – 5:00 PM Room 630T, Haaren Hall  Click here for more info. Contact Information: Phone: 212-237-8433 Email: Terrorism@jjay.cuny.edu

Aman Ali (Comedian) Event

April 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

        AMAN ALI Comedian, Aman Ali , is an award winning storyteller in NYC and one of the most popular social media personalities in the Muslim community. April 28, 2014 6:00 pm- Refreshments 6:45 pm- Introductions 7:00 pm- Aman Ali Gerald Lynch Theater John Jay College 524 West 59th Street Everyone is […]

“Dark Light” A Short Experimental Film About the Nature of Depression

April 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Center for International Human Rights Cordially Invites You to a Screening of “Dark Light” A Short Experimental Film About The Nature of Depression *This will be followed by discussion with the filmmakers* Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:00 – 8:30 PM John Jay College of Criminal Justice Haaren Hall: 899 Tenth Ave. Room 630 (Between […]

LaGuardia Community College Releases a Traffic Study of Thomson Avenue at the Vision Zero Town Hall Meeting at the College

April 24, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Determined to prevent another fatal traffic accident near its campus, LaGuardia Community College released a comprehensive traffic study on Thomson Avenue, a heavily trafficked boulevard that was the site of a fatal traffic accident involving a high school student. “For years, LaGuardia has been concerned about the pedestrian and vehicular […]

DNA of 200 NYC Students Reveals a Microcosm of the World

April 24, 2014 | City College

National Geographic’s Genographic Project finds 130 distinct maternal lineages among participants in study led by City College of New York

The 200 college students who provided DNA samples in February for the New York City Student Ancestry Project, led by The City College of New York, today learned the results of an analysis of their genetic profile at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The students, from eight institutions in the New York metropolitan area, had their samples analyzed by National Geographic’s Genographic Project.

Silurian Society Chooses Rosa Goldensohn, ’14, for Duggan Prize

April 23, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Silurian Society Chooses Rosa Goldensohn, ’14, for Duggan PrizeThe prize named for the late Newsday columnist Dennis Duggan is given annually to a CUNY J-School student for outstanding work in school and for professional potential.

More CUNY Award Winners: CUNY Students Capture Competitive Grants for Graduate Study – National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Soros and More

April 23, 2014 | The University

The National Science Foundation has awarded 17 of its $132,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students who chose The City University of New York. No public university system in the Northeast has more. The announcement highlights a spring “awards season” that also includes Fulbright, Luce, Math for America and Soros grants for graduate work, as well as highly competitive Goldwater and Jack Kent Cooke awards for undergraduate study. More CUNY students won prestigious awards in 2014 than ever before.

Four CUNY Community College Students Win Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

April 23, 2014 | The University

Four CUNY community college students have won four of the highly competitive Jack Kent Cook Foundation Transfer Scholarships, which pay up to $30,000 a year for up to three years of baccalaureate study. The students – the only students in New York State to win – are among 85 nationwide who were selected from 3,705 applicants representing 737 community colleges in 48 states, two U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

College Awareness Forum for Students and Parents To Be Held Thursday, April 24 at Harlem Hospital

April 23, 2014 | The University

A free College Awareness Forum for middle school and high school students and their parents will be held Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. at Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan. Dinner will be served.

A LaGuardia Community College Student Awarded a National Scholarship That Will Allow Her to Continue Her Education

April 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2014—Cristina Mihailescu, a LaGuardia Community College Honors student, was facing a major dilemma. The international student and 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters was graduating in June with the hope of transferring to a four-year institution, but financial constraints were making it seem impossible. As an international student who […]

Lehman College Selected for “Change and Innovation Lab,” a National Initiative on First-generation and Nontraditional Student Achievement

April 23, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College has been selected by the American Council on Education (ACE) to participate in the Change and Innovation Lab (CIL), a groundbreaking program to help colleges and universities implement significant and sustainable initiatives to increase the number of first-generation and nontraditional students who gain a college degree. Lehman is one of nine institutions that will work during the 18-month CIL project to implement concrete steps on their campuses and identify how some of these practices can be applied broadly at colleges and universities across the country. The project is supported by a $400,000 grant from Lumina Foundation.

New York Times Launches New Site with Study Produced by LIS Team

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The New York Times has launched a new feature, The Upshot, with an extensive report, “Losing the Lead,” produced by a team from the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center. The NYT-LIS study deals with the distribution and growth of household income across countries and found that the U.S. middle class is no longer the world’s most affluent.

MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE ALUMNI REBECCA DELLICARPINI AND YASMIN ZAKINIAEIZ ARE WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

April 22, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (April 22, 2014).  Congratulations to Rebecca DelliCarpini ’13, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College and Yasmin Zakiniaeiz ’13, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, recent graduates who have each been awarded one of the country’s top prizes for young scientists—the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship […]

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2014 CELEBRATED AT HOSTOS

April 22, 2014 | Hostos Community College

During the month of March, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College observes Women’s History Month with many cultural and other learning activities that celebrate the achievements of women throughout the world. For over a decade, these annual celebrations have been organized by Dr. Jerilyn Fisher, Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor in the […]

HOSTOS PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD A. SOHEL EARNS HIS SECOND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

April 22, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that Mohammad A. Sohel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences Department has been awarded a faculty fellowship at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in the Summer of 2014. Participants are selected for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program […]

CCNY Team Develops Cancer Drug Screening Technology

April 22, 2014 | City College

Dr. Zeynep Dereli Korkut forms company to commercialize 3D microfluid testing chamber designed as thesis project in lab of Professor Sihong Wang

Supported by a NSF CAREER grant awarded in 2011, Dr. Sihong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering in City College’s Grove School of Engineering has been working with students to develop three-dimensional microfluid cell array for screening anti-cancer drugs.

Hostos, LaGuardia, CCNY Align Environmental Engineering

April 22, 2014 | City College

Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.

City College Students Excel at Black Engineers Convention

April 21, 2014 | City College

A prize-winning app developed in 24 hours by three City College of New York engineering students took first place in a “Hackathon” competition held at the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 40th annual national convention, March 26 – 30 in Nashville, Tenn. The award was one of the 11 accolades garnered by the 52 City College students participating in the event.