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Hunter College Professor of Studio Art Nari Ward Wins the 2017 Vilcek Prize

February 17, 2017 | Hunter College

The prestigious Vilcek Prize has been awarded to Hunter Professor of Studio Art Nari Ward, an acclaimed sculptor. Awarded annually by the Vilcek Foundation, the prize honors immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American society through their extraordinary achievements in biomedical research, the arts and the humanities. This is the first time in 11 […]

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein Named Roosevelt House 2017 Jack Newfield Fellow in Journalism

February 16, 2017 | Hunter College

New York, February 14, 2017 – Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced today that award-winning broadcast reporter Andrea Bernstein will serve as the 2017 Jack Newfield Visiting Professor of Journalism at the school’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Ms. Bernstein, who begins her fellowship for the spring semester, will be teaching a seminar in […]

Former NYC Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz (‘Gridlock Sam’) to Serve as Inaugural Ted Kheel Transportation Fellow at Roosevelt House

February 14, 2017 | Hunter College

Sam Schwartz, author, engineer, veteran public official, and renowned expert in sustainable urban transportation policy, will serve as the inaugural Theodore Kheel Visiting Fellow in Transportation at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. This fellowship, made possible by the Nurture Nature Foundation, is named for legendary attorney and mediator Theodore W. Kheel, […]

Year Up New York Celebrates Ten Years and Twentieth Graduating Class With Ceremony at BMCC

February 8, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Celebrating ten years of providing access to livable-wage careers for low-income youth and its twentieth graduating class, the workforce development nonprofit Year Up New York held a graduation ceremony at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 7, 2017. The ceremony took place at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 199 Chambers Street from […]

BMCC Leading Students to 21st Century Tech Jobs

February 8, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

From finance to fashion to healthcare, technology supports more than 291,000 jobs that pay more than $30,000 billion in annual wages in New York City. Job growth in the city’s high-tech sector grew by 33% from 2010 to 2014, more than four times the rate for the rest of the city’s economy, according to the […]

CCNY Engineering Professor Marco Castaldi discusses the impact of waste

February 6, 2017 | City College

The City College of New York’s Marco J. Castaldi, associate professor of chemical engineering and director of the Earth Engineering Center, presents “Sustainable Waste Management: Impacts of Our Trash on Society.” Castaldi’s presentation is part of the Conversations in Engaged Scholarship series.

BMCC Ranks Third out of 690 Two-Year Colleges in Helping Students Climb the Income Ladder

February 2, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Nationwide, the number of children who attain a higher standard of living than their parents has fallen from 90 to 50 percent in the last half century — but Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) appears to be countering that trend. A new study sponsored by The Equality of Opportunity Project tracked 30 million college students born […]

Paths to Equity Explored in Faculty Convocation

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Preview The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Academic Affairs hosted the College’s first annual Faculty Convocation on January 27 in Theatre I at 199 Chambers Street. BMCC President Antonio Pérez opened the event attended by hundreds of full-time and adjunct faculty. “As we assess and measure student success, we have to take […]

African Heritage Month Kicks Off, Artist Ed Dwight to Visit BMCC Feb. 24

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Renowned sculptor and artist Edward Joseph Dwight Jr., the first African American astronaut candidate, will be at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 24 as part of the college’s month-long African Heritage celebration that kicked off February 1 with dancers (shown), poetry, panels and more. Dwight, who will be recognized at BMCC as […]

Student Veterans Meet with Council Member Eric Ulrich to Address Housing Issue

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Stephany Lopez, Douglas Israel, Keifer Ramos, Edan Benmelech, Wilfred Cotto, Diego Changa and NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich (not shown: Yanisal Ramirez) Three BMCC student veterans; Stephany Lopez, Diego Changa, and Keifer Ramos, along with BMCC alumni Yanisel Ramirez and Edan Benmelech met with Eric Ulrich, Chair of the New York City Council Committee […]

BMCC Students Earn Spots on Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Andrea Reed, Marija Binch Marija Binch, a Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Liberal Arts major, and Andrea Reed, a BMCC alumna (’16, Business Administration), were selected to be part of the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team for New York. As team members, Binch and Reed are eligible for the $5,000 All-USA Academic […]

Hostos Community College Boasts Highest Mobility Rate Among Two-Year CUNY Institutions

January 27, 2017 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) boasts the highest “intergenerational social mobility rate” of students among fellow CUNY community colleges, according to a study in The New York Times published on January 18, 2017.

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann Visits Hunter

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

On Friday, December 9, Hunter welcomed Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann to the Department of Chemistry’s seminar series. Hoffmann shared lunch, shop talk and advice with Hunter grad students and chemistry majors, listening to every student describe their field of study and latest projects. Afterward, to an overflow crowd in Hunter North, he gave a memorable […]

Hunter College and the U.N. Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

This December 10th marked the 68th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a seminal moment for the international respect and acknowledgement of human dignity. This historic document was adopted and proclaimed by international world leaders of the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in Paris—and this year, the celebration of […]

Professor Sangeeta Pratap Awarded Mexico’s Top Prize for Economics

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

Professor Sangeeta Pratap of the Economics Department has been awarded the Banamex Prize, an annual award recognizing the best research, analysis, and solutions to the economic problems in Mexico. This international prize, Mexico’s highest and most distinguished economic award, is administered by the Banco Nacional de Mexico, the largest commercial bank in Mexico. For more […]

Hunter’s Model UN Team Wins Big in Washington D.C.

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

The Hunter Model UN team has returned from its first conference of the year – in triumph! Held this November in Washington DC, the National Model UN Conference is one of the largest and most competitive conferences in the world for college level aspiring diplomats, and Hunter’s team garnered a multitude of awards, including the […]

Professor Hiroshi Matsui Leads Belfer Team in Trailblazing Cancer Research

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

Hunter Professor Hiroshi Matsui, an expert in bio-nanotechnology, is the lead author of a groundbreaking study just published in Nano Letters, a prominent academic journal. Professor Matsui’s article documents his Hunter lab’s discovery of a tiny new anti-cancer drug carrier. This nanoparticle-based carrier promises to replace current drug-delivery methods and dramatically improve treatment for metastatic […]

City Tech’s Interdisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal NANO: New American Notes Online Explores Issues of Originality in a Digital Age

January 27, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

What counts as original or copied, unique or cut-and-pasted? The new issue of NANO: New American Notes Online, an open access City Tech humanities journal, explores this and related questions by highlighting originality in Pinterest, Instagram, theatre, American literature, digital humanities, virality, and poetry. Issue 10, “Originality in a Digital Age,” is the result of […]

Professors Explore Language, Culture and Environmental Pollution With CUNY Research Grant Support

January 26, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Professor Sharon Avni and Science Professor Abel Navarro have each been selected to receive a research grant of $7,500 through the CUNY Research in the Classroom Ideas Grant (RIC) program. “We are proud of the outstanding research and scholarship of our faculty, and the unique opportunities provided to our students as […]

City Tech Chief Librarian Publishes Book on Access to Digital Technologies

January 26, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

Access to and use of digital technologies is an integral aspect of higher education in the twenty-first century. Despite the tech-savvy image of young people propagated by the media, not all college students own and use technology to the same extent. City Tech Professor Maura A. Smale, Chief Librarian, and Professor Mariana Regalado, Head of […]