Archive for March, 2017

@Macaulay Author Series Writer Describes Being Raised by a 60’s Radical

March 31, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the @Macaulay Author Series will host professor and author Peter Andreas (Smuggler Nation), who has written the book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution. The book tells the story of Andreas’ complicated childhood and relationship with his mother, a 1950s housewife turned radical feminist and Marxist. Influenced by changing […]

CCNY alumna Monica Skarulis discusses obesity epidemic

March 31, 2017 | City College

City College of New York alumna Monica Skarulis ’81 presents “Biology, Bounty and the Built Environment: How to Reset the Obesity Epidemic,” as part of the Conversations in Engaged Scholarship series. The presentation takes place on Thursday, April 6, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the City College Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium.

CCNY senior and alum receive NSF research fellowships

March 31, 2017 | City College

Ellianna Schwab, a graduating senior in the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, is the recipient of a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF has also awarded the coveted fellowship to Joseph Derosa, a 2015 CCNY alumnus from the Macaulay Honors College.

Kingsborough Community College Sophomore Tatyana Mills named an NJCAA Outdoor National Athlete of the Week

March 31, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingston, Jamaica native, and Kingsborough Community College sophomore Tatyana Mills was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Outdoor National Athlete of the Week on March 28. The Award was given by U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Tatyana earned the award for her performance at the Winthrop ADIDAS Invitational this […]

Message from Chancellor Milliken

March 31, 2017 | The University

I am writing to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with throat cancer. Fortunately, it is a fairly common and highly curable form of this disease. The cancer was discovered during a routine physical earlier this month and, since that time, I have undergone numerous tests and meetings with doctors to determine the best treatment plan. I am otherwise in excellent health, the cancer has not spread beyond the throat area, and my prognosis is very good.

Rachel Furhang ’17 Takes on Research and Much More

March 31, 2017 | College of Staten Island

Not only does Rachel Furhang ’17 have a white belt in jiu jitsu, she has certainly reached “black belt” status in the academic arena. The more »

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Recognizes KCC Alumni for “Best Specialty Show” and “Best Program Director” at WKRB Radio Station

March 30, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College

The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) awarded national recognitions to two Kingsborough Community College (KCC) alumni for their outstanding work at 90.3FM WKRB. The announcement was made at the annual IBS Conference in early March. Lamark Plaskett, a 2016 Media Arts graduate was a finalist for Best Specialty Show, “The Fresh Movement”. Elissa Nieves, a 2006 […]

Tackling Food Insecurity at Lehman College

March 30, 2017 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

The Student Life Building at Lehman College is home to various clubs, the radio station, the newspaper, and other student-related organizations. It now has a new tenant: the Herbert H. Lehman Food Bank, for students struggling with food insecurity. Members of the Lehman community gathered there for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the opening of the pantry on Wednesday afternoon.

Macaulay Honors College Student Accepted to 11 Medical Schools

March 30, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College

Chelsea Batista, a senior at Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, has received a remarkable 11 acceptances to top medical schools. Her initial goal was to get in to just one, but the past few weeks have seen letter after letter of acceptance arriving in her mailbox. “When the first acceptance came in from SUNY […]

CUNY’s Educational Opportunities Provide Immigrant Students a Powerful Path to Success

March 30, 2017 | The University

The University has a proud history of providing educational opportunity to all New Yorkers, regardless of background or means, and that includes a long tradition of welcoming immigrant students in search of the American Dream. Despite many challenges, from language barriers to economic hardship, many immigrants and children of immigrants have been – and are – among CUNY’s highest academic achievers.

Macaulay Honors College Sponsors the 2017 City Nature Challenge

March 30, 2017 | Uncategorized

CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College invites New Yorkers to join The City Nature Challenge 2017. Anyone within the 5 boroughs can help find all of the creatures that call our city home by joining a citizen scientist effort from April 14-18, 2017.

45th CCNY poetry fest lures 50 schools, poet Jacqueline Woodson

March 30, 2017 | City College

“The Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” City College of New York’s annual poetry festival, celebrates its 45th year May 12 with more than 150 participants from up to 50 schools and award-winning author and poet Jacqueline Woodson the guest of honor. The all-day, all-verse event, 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., is New York’s longest-running poetry celebration and will be held in the Marian An

City Tech Receives Major STEM Research Grants for New Center of Additive Manufacturing and Medical Devices

March 30, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology has recently received STEM research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), totaling more than $1.3 million in support. Students will work alongside faculty and collaborators on projects to design and fabricate medical devices as well as […]

Recognizing Faculty Achievement

March 29, 2017 | CUNY Matters

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.

Lehman President Cruz Delivers “State of the College” Address

March 29, 2017 | Uncategorized

José Luis Cruz, president of Herbert H. Lehman College, The City University of New York (CUNY), announced a “grand challenge” to double the number of awarded degrees and certificates by 2030 during his “State of the College” Address on March 27, which he delivered in the Lovinger Theatre on campus in front of an audience comprised of administrators, faculty and staff members, students and guests. The event marked Dr. Cruz’s first “State of the College” address since taking office in August 2016.

CCNY Grove School’s “Sulfurious” is too fast, too furious!

March 29, 2017 | City College

City College of New York’s Chem-E- Car team is once again the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Mid-Atlantic champion. “Sulfurious,” CCNY’s latest entrant, beat out vehicles from 23 other schools to scoop first place in the regional Chem-E- Car competition at Rowan University for the second year running.

CUNY Students Win Prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowships

March 28, 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.

MEOC Celebrates 50 Years of Free Educational and Workforce Development Services for Underserved New Yorkers

March 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manh Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will celebrate 50 years providing critical academic and vocational services to underserved residents of Harlem and throughout New York City with an elegant evening of community building and entertainment. The fundraising gala, “Celebrating 50 Years,” will be held Wednesday, May 3 at Harlem’s legendary Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam […]

Kingsborough Community College’s Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program Receives Accreditation Effective Immediately

March 27, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College

   KCC was the first college-based paramedic program in Brooklyn approved by the State Department of Health Bureau of EMS Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek announced that the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has accredited Kingsborough Community College’s Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program effective immediately. The initial accreditation status expires […]

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.