Archive for April, 2017

Recent York Grad Receives NSF Fellowship Toward PhD

April 21, 2017 | York College

York College alumna, Bianca Regina Brown ’15, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship worth $138,000, to be parsed out over a three-year period toward her PhD studies at Brown University. Working with fruit flies, barnacles and rodents, Brown studies how environmental changes affect the microbiome (the microbes that symbiotically live in […]

Congresswoman Grace Meng Named Speaker for Queens College’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony, May 26

April 21, 2017 | Queens College

Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has announced that Congresswoman Grace Meng will be the main speaker for the school’s 93rd commencement ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 26, at 9 am, on the college’s quad.

Kingsborough Hires Dr. Sharon Warren Cook as new Dean of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

April 21, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) announced the appointment of Dr. Sharon Warren Cook as its new Dean of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, effective Apri1 10. In her new role, Dr. Cook will report to the Academic Affairs Vice President and Provost Dr. Joanne Russell and serve as a member of the Senior Academic Affairs Team. Dr. […]

Kingsborough’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy Program Names New Director

April 21, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College, Uncategorized

Kingsborough Community College named Kirk Francis as its new Program Director for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) program. Francis is the newest addition to the Workforce Development, Strategic Community Partnership and Continuing Education Division. Francis has extensive social service project management and leadership experience working with young men in various program settings. For several years he […]

Environmental Reporter and Columbia University Research Professor Focus on the Politicization of Science and the Science of Global Warming at Kingsborough’s 11th Annual Eco-Festival

April 21, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College announced today that Washington Post Energy and the Environment reporter Chris Mooney and Columbia University Research Professor Jason Smerdon will deliver remarks at the 11th annual Eco-Festival from April 26-28 in the Lighthouse Rotunda at the college. This year’s theme is “Knowledge Becomes Action,” exploring the importance of knowledge and information as […]

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York Kicked Off Its 50th Anniversary Season

April 21, 2017 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York announced the kick-off of its 50th anniversary season, Transforming Lives, Forging Futures since 1968, and its year-long, event-filled celebration that will run through June 2018. The statement was issued after a college-wide event held at the College.

Engineering Innovator to Speak at 2017 Sweeney Lecture

April 21, 2017 | Lehman College

Dr. Lisa C. Klein is a pioneer in the fields of nanomaterials science and ceramic engineering. A distinguished professor in the Rutgers University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and this year’s speaker at the 37th Annual Arthur Sweeney Jr. Lecture, she will deliver a talk titled “Moon Rocks and Melting Gels,” and she will discuss her four decade-plus career as a scientist.

Students Make Their Voices Heard, Through Civic Leadership and Participation Group at BMCC

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Students in the BMCC Civic Leadership and Participation group meet with NYC Council Member Inez Barron (center, front) “I want to learn how I can talk to policy makers and be a political voice for students,” said Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Early Childhood Education major Somayeh Saadat. “In one of my teacher education […]

BMCC Embraces Sustainability at Annual Fair

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff visited the annual Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Sustainability Fair on April 20 in Richard Harris Terrace. “BMCC’s Sustainability Fair shows our commitment to the exchange and implementation of the best ideas and practices to promote healthier environments, lifestyles and resource conservation,” said Thomas Ching, Chief Administrative Superintendent […]

Science Major Norbesida Bagabila Earns Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Scholarship recipient Norbesida Bagabila receives congratulatory handshake from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Director Cecilia Marshall.   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Science major and Kaplan Scholar Norbesida Bagabila was one of nearly 3,000 community college students from across the country to apply for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 2017 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He […]

Pulitizer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Garry Trudeau is Macaulay’s 2017 Commencement Speaker

April 21, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY proudly announces that Garry Trudeau, the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, will serve as the 2017 Commencement speaker. Trudeau will address Macaulay’s 500 graduates on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 3pm at the United Palace Theater in upper Manhattan. “We are thrilled to have Garry Trudeau […]

Poetic License

April 21, 2017 | Brooklyn College

By Robert Jones Jr. Brooklyn College is a poet’s campus. Walt Whitman’s first known portrait hangs in the Brooklyn College Library. Renowned educators like Julie Agoos, Louis Asekoff, John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, Ben Lerner, and Marjorie Welish have passed the benefit of their poetic genius and skill to generations of eager artists. Award-winning poets like Paul Beatty […]

BMCC Hosts 52nd Commencement with Largest Graduating Class in the College’s History

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will confer just under 4,300 associate degrees during morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza in Manhattan, on June 2, 2017. Surpassing last year’s record number of graduates, this will be the largest graduating class in the college’s history. The morning ceremony will begin at 11:00 […]

BMCC Selects 16 Professors to Receive More Than $77K in Research Grants

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Sixteen faculty members at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been awarded a total of $77,338 in Faculty Development Grants to support their research and creative activity. “We were impressed by the high quality of the proposals and look forward to the results,” said Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic […]

Real Estate and Banking Leaders, and Award-Winning Songwriters to be Honored at “Invest in a Future” Gala, May 18

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the BMCC Foundation will host the 2017 Gala, “Invest in a Future,” with proceeds benefiting the BMCC Scholarship Fund. The evening’s Honorees are Carol Britton, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Services at Bank of New York Mellon, and Jeffrey Gural, Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank. Special Guest Star Honorees are Oscar® and Grammy® […]

Four CUNY Assistant Professors Win NSF’s Early-Career Awards

April 21, 2017 | The University

In a reflection of the University’s commitment to hiring and supporting the research of talented new faculty, four City University of New York assistant professors will receive the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty of exceptional promise. The awards come with grants totaling almost $2.3 million to support their development as “outstanding researchers and educators.”

City College team scoops EPA RainWorks Challenge award

April 20, 2017 | City College

A green project by an interdisciplinary team of City College of New York students is the winner of The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge.

City Tech Professor Honored by Société Culinaire Philanthropique

April 20, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Susan Lifrieri-Lowry, a lecturer in the Department of Hospitality Management, who was awarded the Officer’s Gold Medal for exemplary service from the Société Culinaire Philanthropique (SCP), on March 26th during the 151st Société Culinaire Philanthropique Annual Dinner Dance. Professor Lifrieri-Lowry is the first woman to receive this honor. Professor Lifrieri-Lowry has […]

Chancellor J.B. Milliken Shares CUNY’s New Strategic Vision

April 20, 2017 | The University

The City University of New York is a distinctively urban university with a unique mission. Our task, for the past 170 years, has been to provide “a vehicle of upward mobility for the disadvantaged,” through an “integrated system of higher education.” Led by this historic mandate, CUNY has become among the most accessible, affordable and respected universities in the country – covering the spectrum from community colleges to graduate and professional schools.

Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival at CCNY set for May 6 from 10-1 p.m.

April 18, 2017 | City College

The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York presents the seventh annual Harlem Children’s Festival, Saturday, May 6 at Aaron Davis Hall. Activities include dramatic performances and a raffle. The festival is free and open to the public.