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Thirteen BMCC Students Earn Scholarships to Study Abroad in Summer 2017

May 25, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Thirteen Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students received a total of $34,000 in scholarships to fund their Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017, according to Deborah Stengle, Academic Study Abroad Program Manager at BMCC. In addition, she says, funding was made available for the first time from the CUNY Chancellor’s Global Scholarship (CGS) program and […]

Hostos Community College Set For 46th Commencement Ceremony Sonia Manzano To Deliver Keynote Address

May 24, 2017 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is proud to announce that the College’s 46th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. For the first time at the landmark United Palace in Washington Heights, the ceremony will recognize the extraordinary achievements of 1,232 graduates.

BMCC Leading the Way in CUNY OER Effort

May 24, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty have been working with the college’s library and Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS) to convert expensive classroom course textbook materials into Open Educational Resources (OER) and other freely accessible documents and media. The effort at BMCC is the largest and most consistent throughout the […]

Hostos Annual Scholarship Benefit Honors Students and Trailblazers in the Community

May 23, 2017 | Uncategorized

The Hostos Community College Foundation held its annual Scholarship Benefit this year on the Hostos campus. This annual event raises money for the Hostos Scholarship Fund and celebrates the diverse achievements of its students. Telemundo 47’s news reporter Cristina Navarrete served as the Benefit’s Mistress of Ceremonies.

BMCC Foundation Gala Raises More Than $1.12 Million for Student Scholarships

May 19, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the BMCC Foundation hosted the 2017 Gala, “Invest in a Future,” on May 18 at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, raising more than $1.12 million to benefit the BMCC Scholarship Fund. The evening’s Honorees were Carol Britton, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Services at BNY Mellon, and Jeffrey Gural, Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank. Special Guest […]

#BCGrad2017: Accepted to 11 Medical Schools, Chelsea Batista ’17 Reaches the Next Step in a Lifelong Dream of Becoming a Physician

May 19, 2017 | Brooklyn College

By ROBERT JONES JR. As they prepare for the next stages of their lives, members of the Brooklyn College Class of 2017 share some details of their journeys from students to graduates. Read first-person accounts of what they learned both in and out of the classroom, and where they go from here. Find more student […]

Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan

May 19, 2017 | City College

The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. Yet despite this similarity and the amazingly Earth-like landscapes of Titan complete with valleys, lakes, and mountains, researchers led by City College of New York geologist Benjamin Black report new evidence that the origins of the topography there and on Mars are different from on Earth.

#BCGrad2017: Cheyanne Clarke ’17 Turned Adversity Into Achievement

May 17, 2017 | Brooklyn College

By ROBERT JONES JR. As they prepare for the next stages of their lives, members of the Brooklyn College Class of 2017 share some details of their journeys from students to graduates. Read first-person accounts of what they learned both in and out of the classroom, and where they go from here. Find more student […]

Another Season of High Honors for Hunter-Educated Scientists: Celebrating Six Recipients of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 16, 2017 | Hunter College

Hunter congratulates the four recent graduates and two graduating seniors whose work has just won major funding from the National Science Foundation. For the next three years, NSF Graduate Research Fellowships will support the doctoral studies and independent research of these outstanding young scientists: Munazza Alam ’16 – now at Harvard pursuing her PhD in […]

CCNY-led team breaks down social networking behavior

May 16, 2017 | City College

New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks. The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies.

City Tech Professor Receives CUNY Feliks Gross Award

May 15, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Viviana Acquaviva of the Physics Department who was selected to receive CUNY’s Feliks Gross Award. The Feliks Gross Awards are presented each year to assistant professors “in recognition of outstanding research, or potential for such, in the humanities or sciences, including social and life sciences.” Professor Acquaviva received an honorarium and a […]

New York City Chief Technology Officer Miguel A. Gamiño to Deliver Commencement Address at City Tech

May 15, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s 77th Commencement ceremony will take place on June 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. City Tech will celebrate more than 2,900 graduates in the 2016-2017 academic year. Miguel A. Gamiño, Jr., New York City’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), will deliver the commencement address. Gamiño has unique experience […]

City Tech and Infor Celebrate Launch of Center of Excellence

May 12, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech and Infor will celebrate the launch of the new Center of Excellence (CoE) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 19. The CoE is an exciting technology partnership that offers Infor’s industry-specific software solutions and training to CUNY students, faculty, and professional staff—and is the first center of its kind at The City […]

BARS Symposium Showcases Student-Mentored Research

May 11, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Students, faculty and staff filled Richard Harris Terrace for the poster presentation portion of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Annual Research Symposium (BARS) on Wednesday, May 10. The presentations were a highlight of the event that showcases BMCC student research projects they have been conducting with faculty mentors. The symposium also featured […]

Trial and Error: Flipped Course Boosts Passing Rates to 80+ Percent

May 10, 2017 | Lehman College

After instituting an innovative pilot program, student passing rates in General Chemistry increased to over 80 percent.

CCNY, TechnoVax translational research leads to potential Zika virus vaccine

May 10, 2017 | City College

Preclinical results of research by City College of New York scientists and TechnoVax, Inc. in animal models demonstrate favorable outcomes in developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The results were announced by Tarrytown, New York-based TechnoVax, a biotechnology developer of novel vaccines whose proprietary virus-like particle (VLP) is the center of the research.

CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

May 5, 2017 | City College

Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers, LEDs and solar cells. City College of New York researchers have now demonstrated a new class of artificial media called photonic hypercrystals that can control light-matter interaction in unprecedented ways.

City Tech Professor Publishes a Cultural History of Wedding Food and Feasts

April 28, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Hospitality Management Professor Claire Stewart on the publication of her book As Long As We Both Shall Eat: A History of Wedding Food and Feasts (2017), which is part of the Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy Series. The book was recently featured in an article about the history of […]

BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award Winners Announced

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

(L-R): Geoffrey Klock, Brett Sims, Rosalie Gleicher, Matthew Marcus The Academic Senate and Office of Academic Affairs at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have announced the winners of the 2017 BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award. Four faculty members — two tenured professors, one lecturer and one adjunct professor — were chosen by a faculty committee […]

Tow Foundation Rewards Outstanding Achievements of Brooklyn College Faculty and Students

April 27, 2017 | Brooklyn College

By Robert Jones Jr. The Tow Foundation held its annual award presentation and luncheon in the Christoph M. Kimmich Reading Room of the Brooklyn College Library on Tuesday, April 25, to honor the outstanding research and scholarship of Brooklyn College faculty and students. Established in 1988 by Leonard Tow ’50, who attended this year’s luncheon, […]