Archive for August, 2014

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.”

Macaulay Honors College Students Participate in Interactive Art-Making Event at the Brooklyn Museum 9/3/14 7-10 pm

August 28, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

NEW YORK, NY  (August 28, 2014) – On September 3, 2014, incoming first year students at Macaulay Honors College will have the unique opportunity to experience the Brooklyn Museum as their own personal classroom.  Macaulay’s “Night at the Museum” is the opening event of Macaulay’s Arts in New York honors seminar. Macaulay Honors College at […]

City Tech Students Take First Place in International Design Competition in Shanghai, China

August 28, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

This spring, City Tech students Eugene Babkin, Bijan Mokhtari, and Angjelo Kuka won first place in the regional Digilent Design competition hosted by City Tech. With that win they earned the opportunity to compete in the Digilent Design Worldwide Contest in Shanghai, China, where they again took first place against strong international competition earlier this […]

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents GenderFluid Festival, September 9-13

August 28, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE NEW YORK, NY-August 28, 2014 – The Baruch Performing Arts Center presents GenderFluid, a weeklong festival of performance, film, and art by transgender and genderfluid artists, Sept. 9-13. Featured performers include Emmy-nominated Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox, performance artist and Gender Outlaw author Kate Bornstein, Andy Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn, […]

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.

2014-2015 Student Handbook Now Available

August 27, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The newest edition of the Medgar Evers College (MEC) student handbook is now available for download.  Whether you are new to MEC or a familiar face, we are pleased to welcome you to campus. As the new academic year begins, the information provided in the handbook will help you get off to a strong start.  […]

Baruch College’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute to Co-Host Next-Gen Buildings and Cities Leadership Conference

August 27, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA INVITED NEW YORK, NY- August 27, 2014 – The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College and Green Biz present a day-long conference, “VERGE Salon, Next –Gen Buildings and Cities” on September 16. The event, held from 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the William and Anita […]

Baruch Performing Arts Center and SoHo Playhouse Host FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES, Sept. 4 – Oct. 5

August 27, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE NEW YORK, NY- August 27, 2014 – Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series is offering theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the New York International Fringe Festival. This year, the FringeNYC Encore Series will be divided into […]

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.

Baruch College Ranks #3 in America’s “Best-Bang-for-the-Buck” Colleges by Washington Monthly

August 26, 2014 | Baruch College

  NEW YORK, NY- August 26, 2014 – Baruch College ranked #3 in the Best-Bang-For-The-Buck category in the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Washington Monthly’s college rankings measure institutions based on civic engagement, research and social mobility. The publication gives high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low-income students, help them graduate and […]

Baruch Students Receive Top Awards at Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Convention

August 26, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- August 26, 2014 –Baruch College’s student organization Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) participated in ALPFA’s Annual Convention, August 2-5, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Fl., where they were awarded the Northeastern Chapter of the Year and won the KPMG National Case Study competition. The national conference offered ALPFA […]

Baruch College Improves Position in Forbes’ 2014 “America’s Top Colleges”

August 26, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE   NEW YORK, NY- August 26, 2014 – Baruch College was once again included in Forbes magazine’s annual listing of “America’s Top Colleges.” Baruch is ranked #244 overall, up 36 spots from last year. Baruch is also ranked #101 in the Northeast, up four spots from last year, and #11 in the “Best […]

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.”

Baruch College Hosts “Under the Hood: Corporate Sustainability 2014” Panel Discussion

August 26, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY-August 26, 2014 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Businessand The Sustainability Practice Network will host a panel discussion on September 3 on corporate sustainability. A recent Global Survey from McKinsey and Company showed that many companies view sustainability as a priority, but are failing […]