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Baruch College Hosts “Ensuring Integrity,” 9th Annual Audit Conference

November 24, 2014 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

MEDIA INVITED NEW YORK, NY- November 24, 2014 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is bringing together business and public accounting professionals, academics and policy setters for the 9th Annual Audit Conference on December 4, entitled “Ensuring Integrity.” Professionals from the American Institute of Certified Public […]

Baruch College Hosts Preview of New Episode for PBS Series “Journey to Planet Earth”

November 24, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- November 24, 2014 – Baruch College is hosting a sneak preview of “Extreme Realties,” a new episode in the award-winning PBS series Journey to Planet Earth on December 2. The screening is the second part of Baruch College’s film series and discussion on climate change. The 52-minute documentary, which will air on […]

LaGuardia Community College Delegates Shine at Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.

Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., Medgar Evers College will celebrate the culmination of a goal set years ago with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly renovated Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library. The state-of-the-art facility serves the information needs of the student body of Medgar Evers College, the University, and the community at large.

Fast Track Your Degree!

November 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) invites lower freshman (0-15 credits) and newly admitted students to learn about joining ASAP. ASAP can fast track degree completion for associate degree seeking students while providing a key pathway to baccalaureate programs.  Key benefits include tuition waivers for costs not covered by financial […]

Baruch College Welcomes Dr. Georgina Falu to Speak at 19th Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture

November 20, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY– November 20, 2014 –Baruch College welcomes Dr. Georgina Falú to speak at the 19th annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture, December 4th. The event is sponsored by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Named after Dr. Donald H. Smith, one of Baruch’s first Black administrators and past president […]

City Tech Students Receive American Society of Mechanical Engineers Research Scholarships

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Material and Energy Recovery Division (MER), selected two City Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology students to receive the prestigious ASME-MER undergraduate research scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ye Htet Lynn was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and Christopher Amoroso was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Lynn and Amoroso […]

City Tech’s Black Solidarity Day Event Inspires Discussion about Freedom

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On November 3, the City Tech community gathered in the Atrium Amphitheater to celebrate Black Solidarity Day, an annual event sponsored by the African American Studies Department. The keynote speaker was Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and Executive Director of the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard University. […]

City Tech Professors Lead the National Federation of Opticianry Schools in New Review Courses for Potential Candidates

November 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

From November 7-9, 2014, City Tech Professors Robert J. Russo and Kimberly Strickler led faculty members from various National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) college programs in developing a comprehensive American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) review course for potential ABO-NCLE candidates. The meeting took place at Camden County College, Blackwood, […]

Cocaine disrupts woman’s estrus cycle, may explain sex differences in cocaine addiction

November 20, 2014 | The University

Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine’s ability to disrupt a woman’s estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffeine may be neuroprotective and able to block cocaine’s direct effects on the estrus cycle reveals novel treatment possibilities, according to an article published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Baruch College Hosts Naturalization Day to Offer Free Assistance with U.S. Citizenship Applications

November 19, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE NEW YORK, NY- November 19, 2014 – In celebration of International Education Week, Baruch College, in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now, invited students, faculty, staff and community members to receive free assistance with U.S. citizenship applications today inside the Vertical Campus Building. Naturalization Day, which has been held at Baruch over the last […]


November 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

On Monday, December 1, a panel of leading epidemiologists will discuss the Ebola epidemic—response, preparedness, and lessons—followed by audience Q&A.

Medgar to Host Pre-Reception to Universal Children’s Day For UN Ambassadors, Educators and Others

November 18, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, November 19, Medgar Evers College (MEC) will welcome a number of United Nations (UN) ambassadors, colleagues from the University of the District of Columbia, Friends of Education for African Children Orphaned by AIDS and the Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations to campus. The group will host a symposium with the focus, Education as an Imperative for a Transformative Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. They will also discuss the status of progress since the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Announces New Federal Grant Award

November 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) was recently awarded a three-year federal grant of $595,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Skills Training and Health Workforce Development of Paraprofessionals Program. This new funding complements the current Health Profession Opportunity Grants […]

CCNY Professor Conceives Social Deduction Games for Autistic Players

November 14, 2014 | City College

Social deduction board games have been a big hit with young adults ever since the first game, “Mafia,” was developed in 1986. Now City College of New York Electronic Design and Multimedia Associate Professor Ethan Ham has designed a workshop class to create games that teach social skills to players on the Autistic spectrum.

Give Love – Donate Blood – Save a Life

November 11, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

All MEC faculty, students and staff are encouraged to give the gift of life by donating blood.  The New York Blood Center needs an approximated 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to donate blood.  Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply.  Four million Americans each year […]

City Tech Professor’s Film Wins Top Prize at Ekotopfilm Festival in Slovakia

November 11, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Ryoya Terao, Department of Entertainment Technology, whose documentary film, “Quest for Energy” won the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic Prize at the IFF Ekotopfilm Festival—the 41st International Festival of Sustainable Development Films. The award ceremony was held at Primacial Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, on October […]

Sign Up for FREE Winter Immersion Courses!

November 11, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Fast track your Degree!  The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Immersion Program is offering free workshops/courses during the Winter Intersession for students who have not passed one of the City University Assessment Exams (CUNY) in Math, Writing or Reading.  The workshops are free and prepare students to retake the assessment exam in the respective subject area.  […]

City Tech Program Exposes High School Students to Careers in Engineering

November 6, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

A group of 21 local high school students were introduced to STEM disciplines and career options in engineering this summer through City Tech’s Office of Collaborative Precollege Programs. Leveraging a model developed by a team of faculty members, led by Associate Provost Pamela Brown and funded by a National Science Foundation STEP grant, the Office […]

City Tech Students and Faculty Offer Solutions to Brooklyn Design Challenges

November 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

From November 17-19, City Tech’s Department of Architectural Technology faculty and students present design solutions for sites between Borough Hall and the East River that hold exceptional, yet unfulfilled, potential at the “Architectural Visions: Transforming Downtown Brooklyn—40 Innovative Designs” exhibit, Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn. An opening reception will be held November […]