Lehman College Opening Young Eyes to New Cultures: Initiative Will Encourage Study Abroad

April 15, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College is one of 150 higher education institutions in 41 states to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, a five-year program aimed at increasing the number of undergraduates who travel abroad for study.

At Lehman, some 45 to 50 students participate in an international experience through the College’s Study Abroad Program each year. The goal is to double that number by the end of the five-year initiative. In the coming weeks and months, the College will devise new strategies to attract students to the program, including the addition of a “study abroad” category under scholarships for donor contributions.

10 Humanities Students to Attend CCNY-Stanford Summer Program

April 14, 2014 | City College

Jonathan Aguirre, member of 2013 cohort, receives fellowship to pursue PhD at Princeton University

Last summer, Jonathan Aguirre was one of 10 students selected to participate in the first cohort of the CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program for students considering graduate school in the humanities. The Bronx resident, who received his MA in Spanish from City College in February, described it as an “amazing opportunity” that enabled him to conduct research with top scholars who became his mentors.

The Power of Speech: Researchers at Lehman College Work on Communication Disorders with Stroke Survivors

April 13, 2014 | Lehman College

Clinicians in Lehman’s Speech and Hearing Center work with clients, helping them find the missing words that will reconnect them to the people in their lives and to the life they once led. Graduate students, supervised by faculty members, offer treatment in various communication disorders in children and adults. Through her work in her neurolinguistics lab, Prof. Goral and her research team strive to ensure that the treatment strategies that they recommend indeed work.

In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Jacobson, Lehman College Professor of Sociology: 1939 – 2014

April 11, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College announced today the sudden passing of Dr. Barbara Jacobson, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She was 74. Dr. Jacobson’s research focused on education and social mobility. She worked on major data sets related to the experiences of students at the City University of New York (CUNY). At Lehman College, Dr. Jacobson was known for her passion for the liberal arts and for her work as chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Honorable Mention

April 11, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Recently, BMCC student Rada Mayya Kostadinova was one of four CUNY students to receive honorable mention for the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, the premier federally funded scholarship for undergraduates in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Thousands of students are nominated for this award, and their undergraduate research experience weighs heavily in the selection process.

Medgar Evers College Appoints New Liberal Arts Dean

April 9, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. George Irish, Acting Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education.

City Tech to Host LoopFest XIII International Workshop on Theoretical Challenges from the Large Hadron Collider and a Future International Linear Collider

April 9, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On June 18-20, 2014, the Department of Physics and the Center for Theoretical Physics at New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York will host LoopFest XIII, the latest is a series of workshops designed to provide a forum to coordinate activities focused on the theoretical challenges from the Large Hadron Collider and the ultra-high experimental precision of a future International Linear Collider.

Verrazano students heads down right track to student success

April 9, 2014 | College of Staten Island

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) Education Foundation recently named Anthony Shalagin a 2014 Scholarship winner. Each year, the AREMA Education Foundation awards scholarships to engineering students who are specializing in the railway industry and supports other educational and training endeavors that help to ensure the future of the profession.

3 Grove School Alums Establish IEEE Student Chapter in Haiti

April 8, 2014 | City College

The catastrophic 2010 earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 300,000 Haitians and displaced 1.3 million more impacted persons of Haitian descent throughout the diaspora, and The City College of New York was no exception. Michele Boisrond, Paul Merisier and Richard D. Sam, 2013 graduates of City College’s Grove School of Engineering, are applying their knowledge to help students in their homeland prepare for and respond to future disasters.

Lehman College Child Care Center Wins International Recognition for Design and Construction

April 8, 2014 | Lehman College

Axis Construction, construction manager and contractor for Lehman’s Child Care Center, was honored with the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) first place Award of Distinction in the permanent modular education category for buildings over 10,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art project was judged against entries from around the world in a highly competitive international contest.

Poster Pride

April 8, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Richard Harris Terrace buzzed with conversation as student researchers stood by large, three-panel posters and explained their research projects to guests filing up and down the long rows of exhibit tables.
Three faculty judges examined each poster, using a rubric to organize their assessment.

J. Max Bond Center Hosts Public Interest Design Institute

April 7, 2014 | City College

Nearly 100 architects, landscape architects and community development professionals from several states attended a two-day Public Interest Design Institute held March 24 – 25 at City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture. The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, Design Corps and the SEED Network (Social, Economic, Environmental Design) organized the event, one of the largest of its kind to date.

Scientist seeks safe treatment for cephalopods

April 7, 2014 | The University

Olivia Mae Davis, a student at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in New York City, is currently working with octopuses to determine how they are affected by anesthesia.