Archive for May, 2014

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James to the Lehman Class of 2014: “Your Degree Requires That You Set Your Own Course”

May 30, 2014 | Lehman College

Under a brilliant blue sky and thousands of joyful smiles, Lehman College conducted its 46th annual Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 29. The College conferred more than 2,800 graduate and undergraduate degrees, one of the largest classes in the history of Lehman College. Addressing the graduates as they prepare for their first post-college steps was Letitia James, Class of 1982 and Public Advocate for the City of New York. She remembered her Lehman College experience as transformative and encouraged the graduates to take control of their futures. “Lehman poured into me far more than I consciously sought or even imagined,” said Ms. James.

Medgar Evers Junior Receives Top CUNYAC Outdoor Track Honors

May 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Just two months after being named MVP at the CUNYAC/US Army Track and Field Championships, MEC’s Samantha Brathwaite has been named the 2014 City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Outdoor Track and Field Performer of the Year.

Student Entrepreneurs Make Final Pitches in 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge

May 30, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE Up to $25,000 in Prizes To Be Awarded NEW YORK, NY- May 30, 2014 – On June 5, Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship will host presentations from the top 12 teams in the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge, held at CUNY Central Office. Media are invited to […]

Deadline Club Scholarship of $2,500 Goes to Class of 2014 Student Rachael Levy

May 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The Class of 2014′s Rachael Levy (far left in the photo) was one of four local journalism students chosen to receive a $2,500 scholarship from The Deadline Club Foundation. The other three winners were from the graduate programs at NYU and Columbia University. The Deadline Club in New York City is the largest chapter of […]

Hospitality Management Professor Advises Newlyweds on Best Summer Domestic Honeymoon Destinations

May 30, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Hospitality Management Professor Lynda Dias was one of a number of professionals recently quoted in a study on the 100 best summer domestic honeymoon destinations for newlyweds. The study was based on 13 key metrics which collectively speak to the affordability, weather conditions, romanticism and activities that each location brings to the table. To […]

CSI Unveils Hall of Fame Class of 2014

May 30, 2014 | College of Staten Island

Preparing for its second installment, the College of Staten Island is unveiling its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, and will celebrate the memories and accolades of seven deserving members in time for its inauguration ceremony this fall. The year’s chosen field will be honored on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Staten Island’s Grand Oaks Country Club.

Medgar Student Earns Full Scholarship to Math Doctoral Program

May 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Department of Mathematics proudly announces that Renford Alexander, a graduating senior, has gained admission to the competitive mathematics Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa. As part of his acceptance package, Renford will receive a stipend of up to $135,000 over the five years of his doctoral studies, in addition to full tuition.

Summer in the City

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For friends Tanzina Nawrin and Samantha Vouyiouklis, summertime was the best time—in fact, the only time—to take a course in botany. It was the second time Nawrin, a junior in the Scholars Program who double-majors in biology and psychology and minors in chemistry, had attended a summer semester at the college. In 2012, […]

His Brother’s Keeper

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When Jonathan Springer ’11 speaks about his work as a seventh-grade humanities teacher at the Science and Medicine Middle School (M.S. 366) in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, there is both pride and a sense of urgency in his voice. A participant of Brooklyn College’s Urban Community Teachers (UCT) Project, a program designed to […]

Celebrating the Lifelong Friendship of World War II “Old Timers”

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– World War II veteran Philip Stopol ’47 was honored at a plaque dedication ceremony in the Brooklyn College Library in May by his friends Irene ’47 and Howard ’47 Stein. The Steins said the plaque was but a small testament not only to a friendship that has withstood the test of time (the Stopol and Stein […]


May 29, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY– (May 30, 2013). This year, twenty-two Macaulay Honors College students and alumni claimed highly competitive, merit-based awards and fellowships–more than ever before. 

CCNY Alumni Present Service Awards June 12

May 29, 2014 | City College

Christian Volkmann, associate professor in The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, will receive the Faculty Service Award from the Alumni Association of The City College of New York. The Association’s Administrative Staff Service Award will go to Yana Joseph, administrative manager in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts.

U.S. Secretary of Labor and Veteran Journalist Address LAGCC Class of 2014 at June 5 Commencement

May 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Thomas E. Perez, the United States secretary of labor and Ray Suarez, a veteran broadcast journalist and host of “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America, will be the commencement speaker and keynote, respectively, at LaGuardia Community College’s 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 5.

The featured speakers will address an expected 1,000 graduates who will be attending the exercises at the Jacob K. Javits Center North at West 38th Street and 11th Avenue. The event begins at 10:00 a.m.

John Jay’s International Students Promote Cultural Exchange at International Night of Culture

May 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

According to ISA’s president, junior James Williams, the purpose of the International Night of Culture was to celebrate cultural diversity at John Jay College, raise awareness of the John Jay international student community, and to promote cultural exchange among students of all backgrounds and ethnicities.


May 29, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (May 29, 2014) Congratulations to Hunter Gross ’15, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, who earned a highly competitive Boren Scholarship. Gross is pursuing a double major in Mandarin Chinese and Political Science and is in the Chinese Flagship Program at Hunter College.  He will use the Boren Scholarship to study […]

Statement on the Passing Of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 29, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York celebrates the remarkable life of Dr. Maya Angelou, and joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of this esteemed and phenomenal woman whose legacy and works will carry on for generations.

Medgar Evers College Mourns the Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

It with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our beloved and renowned poet, dancer, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Maya Angelou made her transition on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in her home in North Carolina.

Krotite: An early solar system mineral

May 28, 2014 | The University

In the May-June 2011 issue of the journal American Mineralogist, a team of scientists announced the discovery of the new mineral krotite, one of the earliest minerals formed in our solar system. It is the main component of an unusual inclusion embedded in a meteorite (NWA 1934), found in northwest Africa. These objects, known as refractory inclusions, are thought to be the first planetary materials formed in our solar system, dating back to before the formation of the Earth and the other planets.

Lose Weight, Get A Raise?

May 28, 2014 | The University

Is your weight holding you back at work? Is your waistline undermining your ambitions?

[gallery] Seventh Annual Honors Convocation

May 28, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island honored its top students at the Seventh Annual Honors Convocation at the Center of the Arts Springer Concert Hall. View the CSI Today Photo Gallery>View and download the event program>Elizabeth Krawczun, the CSI Class of 2014 Salutatorian and graduate from the Verrazano School Honors Program, was the student speaker at the event which also featured remarks by Vice President for Student Affairs Dr.