Archive for 2017

CUNY Students Win Prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

March 24, 2017 | The University

Twelve CUNY students and recent alumni have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, each worth $138,000, to pursue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in advance fields including astrophysics, cell biology and organometallic chemistry.

University Rising: Queensborough Community College Science Building Atrium

March 24, 2017 | CUNY Matters

The courtyard of Queensborough Community College’s U-shaped Science Building used to be a pleasant if unremarkable spot with a few picnic tables and benches where students could hang out when the weather was fine. But now it’s being transformed into something else entirely — a bright and airy atrium that will give the college an inviting and much-needed indoor dining space and is destined to be one of the campus’s most popular gathering spots.

University Rising: LaGuardia Community College Library

March 24, 2017 | CUNY Matters

STUDENTS AT LAGUARDIA Community College will soon see the benefits of one of the most significant capital projects in the campus’s history—a much-anticipated $15 million expansion and renovation of the college library.

For Brooklyn College Foundation Trustee and UBS Executive Lorraine Laighold ’64, Students Matter Most

March 23, 2017 | Brooklyn College

By Robert Jones Jr. When asked why she is such a generous supporter of Brooklyn College, giving of her time and talent as well as her financial sponsorship, Lorraine Laighold ’64, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn College Foundation, said it is wholly because of the students. “They’re me,” said Laighold, […]

BMCC Veterans Resource Center Grows to Serve CUNY’s Largest Student Veteran Population

March 23, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Brooklyn native Larry Rivera returned to civilian life in 2013, he was uncertain about his future. He had just completed 10 years in the U.S. Army that included three deployments to Afghanistan where he was injured during combat. After a short stint in Florida where he worked as a landscaper at a golf course, […]

Hunter College Professor Carrie Moyer’s Work Featured in Whitney Biennial

March 23, 2017 | Hunter College

The Whitney Biennial is an eagerly awaited survey of the best and most exciting contemporary art. Among the artists this year: Hunter Professor Carrie Moyer, whose work can be viewed on the fifth floor of the new Whitney in the Meatpacking District. New York Times critic Roberta Smith describes Moyer’s “bravura abstracts,” as “among her […]

LGBT Research-to-Policy: Focus on Aging at Roosevelt House

March 23, 2017 | Hunter College

Studies predict that by 2030, there will be more than 5 million adults living in the United States who are over age 50 and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT.) This population faces specific and significant challenges — social isolation and loneliness, higher risks of economic and physical disparities than their cisgender or […]

Pre-Law Event Brings Together Top Legal minds to Discuss 1st Amendment

March 23, 2017 | Hunter College

Since 2005, Hunter’s pre-law program has provided students with programs and services that enrich their understanding of the legal profession, and help them gain entry to some of the top law schools in the country. On March 8, 2017, the Kaye Playhouse opened its doors to donors, students, faculty members, and other members of the […]

Strings Competition Debuts at CSI

March 23, 2017 | College of Staten Island

Young orchestra musicians from around Staten Island traveled to the College of Staten Island (CSI) for the first annual CSI Performance Competition for Strings. The more »

Noted CCNY creative writing alums on how to get published

March 23, 2017 | City College

Nine of the best and brightest alumni of The City College of New York’s MFA creative writing program – all recently published authors — return to their alma mater April 3 to discuss their postgraduate success. “Life After the MFA: My Path to Publication,” a panel discussion moderated by English professor and award-winning novelist Emily Raboteau, starts 7 p.m. in Shepard Hall room 95. It is free and open to the public.

CCNY’s Shereese Trumpet named among 20 distinguished minority architects

March 23, 2017 | City College

Shereese Trumpet, B Arch major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is one of 20 distinguished minority architects and designers featured in the “Say It Loud’ exhibition, which celebrates the creative work of distinguished black members of the National Organization of Minority Architects, New York Coalition of Black Architects.

Macaulay Honors College Leads City Nature Challenge for Citizen Scientists

March 22, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College

Start spreading the news! CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College invites New Yorkers to help find all of the creatures that call our city home by joining a citizen scientist effort from April 14-18. Anyone who lives in, or visits the 5 boroughs of New York during that time period is asked to photograph and share pictures […]

Macaulay Honors College Students Win Fulbright Awards

March 22, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that John Wetmore, ’17 (Hunter College) and Alexandra (Sasha) Whittaker,’17 (City College) have received Fulbright Scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Sasha Whittaker is […]

Professor Effie Cochran Awarded Greek Diaspora Fellowship to Work with American College of Thessaloniki

March 22, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program Selects 21 Diaspora Fellows to Conduct Projects with Greek Universities New York, NY, March 21, 2017 – Effie Papatzikou Cochran, Professor in the English Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was awarded a Niarchos Greek Diaspora Fellowship  to travel to Greece and work with the American College of […]

International Cinematographers Guild Host Diversity and Outreach Workshop for CUNY Students at Kingsborough Community College

March 22, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College

IATSE New York Production Locals Showcase trades and crafts March 21, 2017, | Brooklyn, NY: Kingsborough Community College (KCC), in partnership with the International Cinematographers (ICD), hosted a Diversity & Outreach Workshop at the College on March 18. Students had the chance to participate in a panel discussion with the union and guild representatives about […]

CCNY Student Dan Wan wins UTRC Outstanding Student of the Year Award

March 22, 2017 | City College

Dan Wan, a student in The City College of New York’s civil engineering PhD program, is the winner of the University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year Award from the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center. Wan won for her thesis entitled: “Calibrating Safety Performance Functions for Intersections in New York City: Relaxing the Functions in Space.”

CCNY Grove School dean Gilda Barabino receives top AIMBE honor

March 21, 2017 | City College

Gilda A. Barabino, Berg Professor and Dean of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the winner of the 2017 Pierre Galletti Award presented by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. AIMBE’s highest individual honor, it recognizes a member’s contributions to public awareness of medical and biological engineering, and to the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering and education.

CCNY develops digital lab inspection program

March 21, 2017 | City College

A new City College of New York aid is making the inspection of laboratories easier. Recently copyrighted, The CUNY/CCNY Digital Lab Inspection Program is available to other CUNY colleges for use free of charge.

Hostos Women Wrap Up Historic Season

March 21, 2017 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos women’s basketball team wrapped up its historic season this weekend, finishing 5th in the nation at the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament.

CUNY SPS ADJUNCT LAUNCHES FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECT TO IMPROVE MEDICATION ADHERENCE

March 21, 2017 | School of Professional Studies

iRxCapture App and iLidRx pill dispensing podNew York, NY — Dr. Anthony Sterns, Adjunct Associate Professor in the business and psychology programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), has received over $900,000 in federal, state, and regional funding, as well as other capital investments, to improve medication adherence using a new technology […]