Archive for April, 2016

Medgar Evers College Represents CUNY at the New York Business Plan Competition in Albany

April 29, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

The 2016 New York Business Plan Competition takes place in Albany, NY on Friday, April 29, 2016.  Medgar Evers College will represent the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total of six teams participating in the event. In 2015, eleven CUNY teams from five institutions (Medgar Evers College, Queensborough Community College, Baruch College, […]

13th National Black Writers Conference Airs on C-SPAN Book TV on May 7 and 8, 2016

April 29, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

Panel discussions and roundtable conversations from the 13th National Black Writers Conference will air on C-SPAN Book TV, Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, 2016. Check local TV listings and visit www.C-SPAN.org for schedule and times. The theme of the 2016 National Black Writers Conference is titled “Writing Race, Embracing Difference.” The conference was […]

$40,000 Whiting Fellowship Supports English Professor in Creating a Digital Home for Brooklyn Oral Histories

April 29, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Assistant Professor of English, Jessica Siegel, is among eight recipients of the first Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, recently established by the Whiting Foundation to contribute to the public understanding of humanities. Siegel’s project is to make available to the public the oral histories of various Brooklyn residents, compiled through the Brooklyn College Listening Project, a […]

John Jay College to Launch Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice with $3.2-Million Grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation

April 29, 2016 | Audio, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the launch of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice. Funded by a $3.25-million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), the Research Network – a seven-city consortium – will use the power of data analytics to inform policy conversations and reform regarding the enforcement of […]

Mini-Conference on Disability Studies Aims to Create Dialogue in the Community

April 29, 2016 | College of Staten Island

In an effort to continue conversations between disability service providers and the academic community as well as look at the difficulties that individuals with disabilities face, the College of Staten Island is hosting a mini-conference on current research on disabilities. The conference, Highlighting Current Research Being Done in the Field of Disability Studies, is funded by […]

Five Macaulay Honors College Students Win Salk Scholarships

April 29, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York congratulates seniors Alex Bonilla (City College), Danielle Cohen (Queens College), Muhddesa Lakhana (City College) Christos Mouzakitis (Queens College) and alumna Jennifer Zagelbaum ’15 (Hunter College) for receiving CUNY’s Jonas E. Salk Scholarship. The Salk Scholarship identifies students entering the fields of medicine and the biological […]

Spring Into Theater in Long Island City

April 28, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Spring Into Theater in Long Island City Tickets Available for May Theater Productions at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center LaGuardia English Professor to Debut Work in Which Audience Members Will Be Part of Cast—Free & Open to Public LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—April 28, 2016—Tickets are available for May 2016 theatrical productions of The Sensuality Party […]

Colin Powell School’s Chayanne Marcano wins Smithsonian award

April 28, 2016 | City College

Chayanne Marcano, an anthropology major in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, is spending this summer at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. after her latest honor. The junior is the recipient of a research internship at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

Tom Robbins’s Latest from the Marshall Project: Donald Trump and the Mob

April 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Our investigative journalist in residence gives an historical account of the builder’s dealings with organized crime figures in New York and Atlantic City.

Tom Robbins’s Latest from the Marshall Project: Donald Trump and the Mob

April 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Our investigative journalist in residence gives an historical account of the builder’s dealings with organized crime figures in New York and Atlantic City.

Hostos Center For Bronx Nonprofits Receives $100,000 Grant From The New York Community Trust

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) received a $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, the city’s community foundation.

Title V Grant Work Celebrated With Two Days Of Events At Hostos

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College celebrated two years of the Title V grant, showcasing work produced by faculty, staff and students. The Title V grant was awarded to Hostos Community College in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education.

Musikilu Mojeed, ’10, Contributes to Panama Papers Investigation

April 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists member Musikilu Mojeed continues to lead a group of Nigerian journalists that investigate crimes connected to the Panama Papers scandal.

Musikilu Mojeed, ’10, Contributes to Panama Papers Investigation

April 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists member Musikilu Mojeed continues to lead a group of Nigerian journalists that investigate crimes connected to the Panama Papers scandal.

Ni Hao Shanghai!

April 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Veronica LaManna ’16 is a Verrazano student majoring in International Business with a business finance and a French minor. She has taken advantage of Verrazano Study Abroad scholarships on more than one occasion!  She shares her latest adventure here. If I were to build a time machine and go back in time to tell freshman Veronica […]

Students Help Gas Station Workers Fight for Fair Pay

April 28, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

GAS STATION WORKERS FILE WAGE THEFT CASE AGAINST GAS STATION EMPIRE Nineteen workers cite failure to pay minimum wage in lawsuit against owner and managers. New York, NY (April 28, 2016) — Nineteen gas station cashiers and attendants have filed a wage theft action against Steven Keshtgar, the owner of multiple gas stations, and two […]

Arlinda Draga enjoys a feast of art and cuisine in Florence

April 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Arlinda Draga ’16 is a Verrazano student studying Biology with a Biochemistry minor and took advantage of a study abroad opportunity to travel abroad to Florence, Italy, in the winter of 2016 to feast on the arts and the cuisine. I had an amazing experience on my study abroad trip to Florence, Italy this past […]

BMCC Among Beneficiaries of the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund

April 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

    Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges, has announced the nine community colleges, including Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) selected to receive grants from the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund, which was created to strengthen community college endowments in support of need-based financial aid and build on […]

Human Rights Gender Justice (HRGJ) Clinic Travels to Iraq

April 28, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Staff from the HRGJ clinic traveled to Iraq to train local groups on advocating for women’s and LGBT rights in Iraq and to develop recommendations for human rights advocacy.

HUD Secretary to Give Keynote Address at York Graduation

April 27, 2016 | York College

Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be the commencement speaker at York College, CUNY’s 46th Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 3, 2016.   Mr. Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014 as the nation’s 16th HUD Secretary. There […]