Archive for June, 2016

Four Lehman Students Head to South, Central America on Gilman International Scholarships

June 30, 2016 | Lehman College

Stefanie Nolli Gaspar is one of four Lehman students to be awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this summer. She is among a select group of more than 1,150 American undergraduates from 377 colleges and universities across the U.S. to receive the prestigious scholarship.

Celebrating the legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers

June 30, 2016 | Medgar Evers College

  Medgar Wiley Evers, the namesake of CUNY’s Medgar Evers College, would have celebrated his 91st birthday on July 2, 2016. Mr. Evers was born in Mississippi on July 2, 1925, which means his birthday almost coincides with the nation’s celebration of its own birthday on July 4. As the holiday approaches, let us celebrate both […]

Urban Reporting Fellow Sheds Light on Patient Abuse at Bellevue

June 30, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Ben Hattem’s project June 29th on Buzzfeed follows fellow Wayne Barrett’s two-part investigation on a campaign finance loophole in the Daily News.

CUNY ASRC key in Strathclyde-CUNY Collaboration

June 30, 2016 | The University

Building on informal existing ties between the two universities, the City University of New York (CUNY) and the University of Strathclyde recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the collaborative ties among scientific researchers at both institutions. Strathclyde, located in Glasgow, is one of the top research universities in the United Kingdom and […]

LaGuardia Community College Awarded $3.9M Federal Grant to Train At-Risk, Disadvantaged Young People for Tech Jobs

June 30, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Part of White House & US Department of Labor $150 Million TechHire Initiative —LaGuardia to partner with Udacity, General Assembly, & Software Guild to provide FREE tech training— Long Island City, NY (June 29, 2016)—LaGuardia Community College has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to provide free tech industry training for at-risk and disadvantaged […]

Hostos Students Honored With Carlos Beltrán Scholarship Awards

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Six Hostos students became academic all-stars when they each received $5,000 scholarships from Yankees’ slugger Carlos Beltrán at the Third Annual Carlos Beltrán Foundation Gala held on June 22 at Gotham Hall.

Hostos Celebrates 2016 HSE Program Graduates

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On June 21, Hostos’ Adult Learning Center and Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development recognized 140 students who earned their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas.

Hostos Selected For Department Of Education Second Chance Pell Program

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On June 21, Hostos’ Adult Learning Center and Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development recognized 140 students who earned their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas.

BMCC Adds Two New Degree Programs: Psychology and Science for Health Professionals

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Starting in Fall 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will offer two new majors; Psychology, and Science for Health Professionals, raising its number of associate degree programs to 43. The development of the Psychology program, says Erwin Wong, BMCC’s Dean of Academic Programs and Instruction, reflects a strategy for retention that has thrived at […]

BMCC One of 15 Colleges Nationwide to Win $1 Million NSF Grant for STEM Education

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to promote STEM education among minority students. The grant project will be led by Computer Information Systems Professor Anna Salvati, Science Professors Lalitha Jayant and Adolfina  Koroch, and Mathematics Professor Abdramane Serme. The project, “Broadening STEM Participation Among Minority Students in an Urban Community College,” […]

College Celebrates Third Commencement

June 30, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, The City University of New York’s first new community college in more than 40 years, celebrated its third commencement on June 23. The commencement ceremony was held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. […]

Class of ’16 Students are Interning All Over the Map

June 29, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Some 103 interns are working not only at outlets in New York City but in cities across the U.S. and in a dozen countries.

Meet City College’s 2016 Great Grads

June 29, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s latest “Great Grads” list reflects CCNY’s remarkable diversity that has earned it a top ranking as one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. The thirteen standouts include CCNY’s stellar Yemeni-born Class of 2016 Salutatorian, a Fulbright Scholar from Sudan, an Italian artist pursuing an architectural career and an Afghani immigrant bound for medical school.

Guttman Faculty Member Named An Outstanding Educator of the Year

June 29, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor in English, was one of five local professors honored as Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2016 by Education Update. Dr. Mickelson, a Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching at Guttman (2014-2015), has served as the co-director of the College’s Summer Bridge program since August 2012. He has also taken the […]

CCNY shares trove of Ravi Shankar lectures and performances

June 29, 2016 | City College

Before Ravi Shankar, whom George Harrison called the “godfather of world music,” became the internationally-recognized legend that he remains today, he was a City College of New York visiting professor.

City College student engineers complete first assessment mission in Nicaragua

June 29, 2016 | City College

Five members of The City College of New York’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter are back from Nicaragua after completing a week-long mission to address the water needs of a rural community there. Students Jian Cao, Andrea Iguina, Jillian Panagakos, Rodrigo Ulloa, and Isabel Zayas were accompanied to Tadazna by Dr. Kyle McDonald, Terry Elkes Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science, and the team’s travel mentor.

CCNY’s Grove and Colin Powell Schools co-sponsor Women in Leadership symposium

June 29, 2016 | City College

Associate Professor of Psychology Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith will connect her past with her present when she hosts a symposium, “Women in Leadership: Empowering Girls through Education and Training: Discussions from a Global Perspective” on July 9, 4:30 p.m., in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall.

Lehman Professor Honored with the ‘Gardien du Livre’ Prize at Annual Festival

June 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Prof. Thomas Spear (Languages and Literatures) was honored late last month at the annual Livres en Folie book festival, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with theGardien du Livre—or “Keeper of the Books”—prize for his work promoting Haitian literature. He was one of three recipients of the award.

NYC Officials Mark First Graduation from New Construction Administration Training Program

June 28, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

First Opportunity Academy Graduation—Program Result of Partnership Among NYC School Construction Authority, NYC Department of Design and Construction, and LaGuardia Community College —Construction Administration Workforce Development Program— Career Readiness Program Supports Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, and Locally-Based Business Enterprises Long Island City, NY (June 27, 2016)—The first cohort of the Opportunity Academy, an innovative construction administration training […]

Professor Co-Authors Article

June 28, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Marcus D. Allen, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, has recently co-authored with Sherri L. Wallace, University of Louisville, Affirmative Action Debates in American Government Introductory Textbooks (Journal of Black Studies, May 23, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0021934716649645). In this study, Professors Allen and Wallace examine affirmative action policy in American government introductory textbooks published […]