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Celebrating Hunter’s 2015 Student Fulbright Award Winners

May 21, 2015 | Hunter College

Recognized nationwide as a “top Fulbright producer,” Hunter is proud to honor the College’s 2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award winners. Three members of the new graduating class are recipients of the prestigious government grant to spend the next academic year living, working and studying abroad.  The Fulbright program’s stated goal is for these young scholars […]

CUNY SPS MS in Data Analytics Student Wins at CCNY’s Graduate Student Research Symposium

May 20, 2015 | School of Professional Studies

New York, NY – May 24, 2015 – Daniel Dittenhafer, a student in the MS in Data Analytics degree program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), won first prize in the Division of Science and Math at The City College of New York’s (CCNY) 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Dittenhafer’s project […]

Environmental Science Students Clean Up Newtown Creek in 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.

The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.

Chemistry Major Valedictorian Makes Four for Four at York

May 18, 2015 | York College

For the fourth consecutive year the York College valedictorian comes from the Chemistry Department and like his three immediate predecessors, he too has plans to attend medical school. This time, however, the valedictorian brings another academic department into the mix with Chemistry. Muhaned Mohamed has been selected as the valedictorian for the class of 2015, […]

Kingsborough Paramedic Program Professors Train Barcelona Emergency First Responders

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program Professors George W. Contreras and Jack Finkelstein recently returned from a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain where, at the invitation of Ambulancias Domingo and the Barcelona Emergency Medical Services (EMS), they trained members of the Barcelona EMS in continuing medical education courses. Profs. Contreras and Finkelstein, both of whom […]

City Tech’s Career Ladders in Hospitality Program Welcomes New Students

May 14, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Students in City Tech’s Career Ladders in Hospitality, a creative program offered to New Yorkers of Mexican descent, were welcomed by Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York, at the program’s opening ceremony on April 8. Ambassador Fuentes-Berain described CUNY as “a crucial partner” in addressing the needs of people of Mexican […]

Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe ’63 returns to CCNY May 28

May 14, 2015 | City College

In his first return to his alma mater since receiving a Nobel Prize last fall, John O’Keefe presents the inaugural Professor Sharon Cosloy-Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture, Thursday, May 28 at The City College of New York. His talk, 4 p.m. in NAC room 0/201, will be entitled “The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map: How we got here and where we are going.”

NIH Awards $150,000 for Biological Study

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and over will reach 83.7 million, almost double today’s number. To help address that population boom and the public health and economic issues it produces, BMCC Professor Jun Liang is researching molecular mechanisms that respond to stress and impact […]

LaGuardia Faculty & Students Participate in Van Cortlandt Park’s First BioBlitz

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.

LAGCC Student Takes Prize in Statewide Science Competition

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College biology major Marcos Murdumbay placed second at the statewide 23rd Annual CSTEP Conference.

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is offered in a number of colleges and universities and helps students pursuing professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields gain research experience.

BMCC Receives Gift of MakerBot 3D Printer

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The future is 3D—and now BMCC students will get a head start on working with the 3D technology and aesthetic that is part of the 21st-century workplace. Their entryway will be a new MakerBot 3D printer just donated to the college by Kurt Woetzel, President of BNY Mellon Markets Group and a 2014 Honoree of […]

Hostos Student Earns Second-Place Trophy At 23rd Annual Statewide Student Conference

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos student and members of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Karaby Mitchell won the second-place prize in the “Cell and Molecular Biology” category at the 23rd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, during the weekend of April 17 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY.

Hostos Student Takes Home Prize At Cuny Nobel Science Challenge

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Isamar Garrido-Rodríguez, a Chemical Engineering student at Hostos, won a second-place prize in the 2014 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge. The competition is for CUNY undergraduate students, and it entails writing a 1,000-1,500-word essay about scientific concepts, which must also make the science accessible to the lay person.

CCNY biodiversity software is world finalist

May 7, 2015 | City College

“WALLACE,” a biodiversity web application created by a team led by City College of New York biologists Robert P. Anderson and Jamie M. Kass, is one of six finalists selected worldwide by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in the inaugural Ebbe Nielsen Challenge.

Medgar Evers College: Direct Admissions

May 6, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Are you a prospective or transfer student looking for a place to call your academic home? Look no further and apply to Medgar Evers College (MEC) – the higher education gem in the heart of Brooklyn. The Office of Admissions at MEC is commencing Direct Admissions for the upcoming fall semester starting Monday, May 11, 2015 through Friday, August 15, 2015.

Celebrating the Genome

May 5, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Do you know what you’re made of? Dozens of Brooklyn public high school students are getting a hands-on lesson on the “stuff” we’re all made of during the 3rd annual Celebrating the Genome Day at Medgar Evers College (MEC).

Hostos Student Carlos Bibiloni Wins Newman Civic Fellows Award

May 4, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos student Carlos Bibiloni was recently named a Newman Civic Fellows Award winner. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who are passionate about building better communities.

City Tech’s 2015 Scholar on Campus Asks ‘Can Democracy Survive Without a Dialogue?’

May 4, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

On April 20, City Tech’s Provost Bonne August presented Dr. Benjamin Heim Shepard, associate professor of Human Services, with the prestigious 2015-2016 Scholar on Campus award. Since its inception in 1983, the Scholar on Campus Program at City Tech has celebrated the artistic, literary, research, scholarly, scientific and other achievements of selected members of faculty […]

Kingsborough Community College Celebrates Students at Annual Biology Scholars Day Event

May 4, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

The Annual Biology Scholars Day at Kingsborough Community College showcases students’ research, spreads the word about the programs and opportunities that the Department of Biological Sciences has to offer, and provides opportunities for students to meet department faculty. Seventeen students participated in this year’s event with presentations ranging from the very small, such as DNA, […]

City Tech’s Hospitality Management Alumna Receives Prestigious Disney Award

May 4, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that on April 16, Hospitality Management Alumna Nelya Khayut ’11 received the prestigious 2015 Walt Disney Legacy Award in Orlando, Florida. The annual award recognizes the exceptional managerial efforts in perpetuating the “dream, create, inspire” philosophy of the Disney company. Khayut started her career with the Walt Disney Company […]