Archive for September, 2016

CCNY’s English Language Institute attracts international students

September 30, 2016 | City College

The English Language Institute at The City College of New York prepares international professionals and students for the challenges of American colleges. Students from up to 25 countries frequently journey to CCNY to study in the institute run by Continuing and Professional Studies.

Hostos Home To “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation”

September 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 24, Hostos was home to the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity’s “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation.”

New Strides for HIV Research at Hunter

September 30, 2016 | Hunter College

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV – and one in eight of those people don’t know they have it. That problem is particularly dire for young people, who account for more than a quarter of newly diagnosed HIV infections, and […]

Hunter College’s Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Named a 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow

September 30, 2016 | Hunter College

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a Master Artist-in-Residence in the Rita & Burton MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College, has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. Known as the “Genius Grant,” Jacobs-Jenkins joins an impressive list of Fellows including Hunter College High School alum Lin-Manuel Miranda who was given the honor in 2015. Faculty member Jacobs-Jenkins and 22 […]

$4.27m grant boosts CCNY expert John Martin’s spinal cord injury research

September 30, 2016 | City College

For people with cervical spinal cord injuries, regaining hand function is the highest priority. Currently there are no effective treatments for people living with paralysis or profound weakness after SCI. A new $4.27 million grant to John Martin, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, from the New York State Department of Health is aimed at boosting research

CSI Students to Launch Satellite

September 30, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The Astrophysical Observatory at the College of Staten Island (CSI) has been a project magnet where undergraduates have explored various research inquires. Recent endeavors include more »

Verrazano Student Takes Full Advantage of College Experience and Beyond

September 30, 2016 | College of Staten Island

She has two majors, three minors, four part-time jobs, is an avid volunteer and member of multiple clubs, and has future plans to study abroad, more »

Dean John Mogulescu Honored for Years of Service to CUNY and New York City by Workforce Professionals Training Institute

September 29, 2016 | School of Professional Studies

New York, NY – September 29, 2016 – The Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) honored John Mogulescu, Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) and Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs for his many years of service to CUNY and New York City at the fall benefit held at the Landmarc Restaurant […]

Tech Incubator @ Queens College Holds Official Opening on September 29

September 29, 2016 | Queens College

Today’s ribbon-cutting marks the official opening of the Tech Incubator @ Queens College, the first such facility in the borough.

Wall Street Journal trumpets CCNY’s remarkable diversity

September 29, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s renowned diversity is once again a big hit in national college rankings – by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education this time. Their 2016 rankings place City College at #2 for environment.

CSI Ranks 27th Among Top Salaries for Grads

September 29, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The US Department of Education (DOE) has released its findings on top salaries for college graduates after studying 58 colleges in New York City.  The more »

As School Year Opens New Majors, More Courses, New Med School

September 29, 2016 | CUNY Matters, The University

The new CUNY School of Medicine has opened with an inaugural class of 69 students, following final approval by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that now allows a CUNY institution to grant medical degrees for the first time in the University’s 170-year history.

Division of Science and Technology Welcomes Vivian Incera

September 29, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island proudly announces a new academic leader: Dean of the Division of Science and Technology Vivian Incera, PhD. Dr. Incera holds more »

CUNY Partners with Revature to Offer Tuition-Free Coding Bootcamp for Graduates

September 28, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York (CUNY) and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, have announced Revature at CUNY, a strategic partnership to provide free industry-aligned coding bootcamps for CUNY graduates.

Baruch College Hosts “Top 40 Under 40 in PR/Communications”

September 28, 2016 | Baruch College

The Weissman School of Arts & Sciences at Baruch College presents “Top 40 Under 40 in PR/Communications” on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.. This panel representing the top 40 Under 40, acknowledged by PRWeek as “young PR pros who get results, never settle for second best, and represent the future of communications,” will address the latest trends in the communications and marketing field.

CSI Alumna Elisa Csorba Dares to Follow Her Dreams

September 28, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As Elisa Csorba ’16 is a self-proclaimed “Disney fanatic,” it should come as no surprise that on the day after graduation, the Macaulay Honors College more »

Attorney Stuart Katz gifts $1 million to CCNY

September 27, 2016 | City College

Thanks to a $1 million gift from attorney and distinguished alumnus Stuart Z. Katz, The City College of New York is establishing a new endowed professorship in the Division of Humanities and the Arts. The gift will be administered by The City College Fund.

Queens College Launches “Year of Korea” with Free Screening of 20016 Film on Korean “Comfort Women”

September 27, 2016 | Queens College

Queens College’s “Year of Korea” opens on September 29 with the screening of a film that made news in Korea: Spirits’ Homecoming recounts the plight of War World II Korean “comfort women” forced into brothels by the Japanese

Two More MacArthur Fellowships from CUNY

September 26, 2016 | The University

A nonfiction author who earned her doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center and a playwright-in-residence at Hunter College are among the 23 recipients of 2016 MacArthur Fellowships – the so-called “genius grants.”   Each fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation comes with an unrestricted $625,000 grant payable over five years. Chancellor James […]

Matthew Sapienza Named Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer 

September 26, 2016 | The University

 The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today unanimously approved the appointment of Matthew Sapienza as Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, as recommended by Chancellor James B. Milliken.  Mr. Sapienza, who had previously served as Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, is the University’s chief financial officer, responsible for […]