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Kingsborough Community College Student Kate Maziarz Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

May 27, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

KCC Student Kate Maziarz is the 4th student to be awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship over 3 years.

Hunter’s Brilliant Recipients of 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 26, 2016 | Hunter College

For their great achievement and promise in STEM fields, these four young scholars have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships: Emilie Bouda ’15 – a biochemistry student whose research on small molecules and protein interaction may lead to the design of more efficient drugs. Read more. Stephen Braren ’16 – a psychology and […]

Physicist Sylvester James Gates to Deliver Commencement Address at City Tech

May 25, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s 76th Commencement will take place on June 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. City Tech will celebrate approximately 2,900 graduates in the 2015-2016 academic year. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., the John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, will deliver the commencement address. For […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Valedictorian Yardley Martinez

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Yardley Martinez, the Valedictorian of the Bronx Community College Class of 2016, grew up fascinated by all things scientific. “I came from a family that was pretty religious, so I was looking for answers. Science offered me answers that I couldn’t get from religion.”   Looking for those answers took the […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Salutatorian Arlette Butcher

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — As a future educator, “I’ve had a passion for working with young children,” observes Early Childhood Education major Arlette Butcher. “I think that every child is capable of learning, but I also believe that there needs to be resources that will assist in being successful.” Arlette’s own passion for learning earned […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 — PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 Andre Christie: Medicine On His Mind

May 20, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Andre Christie will receive his Associate in Science degree from Bronx Community College next month, days after returning from South Africa, where he is studying health care for the poor. The day after Commencement, he will fly down to Bethesda, Maryland, to work beside medical researchers at the National Institutes of […]

Cutting-edge NanoFabrication Facility Opens at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

May 20, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York’s world-class NanoFabrication Facility – used by students, faculty, government and industry research partners to characterize and fabricate materials at micro and nano scales – was officially launched today within the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center on the City College campus.

BMCC Produces Seven Gilman Scholars

May 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Seven Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students­—the second largest number among all community colleges in the United States— were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the Summer 2016 term. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 towards their participation in Study Abroad. The program aims to diversify the […]


May 20, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York officially will open its world-class NanoFabrication lab on Friday, May 20 at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in Manhattan. Known as the NanoFab, the facility is used by students, faculty, government and prominent national laboratories to conduct hands-on research in nanotechnology.

Muse Scholar Nelly Gordpour ’16 Receives a Top Global Fellowship

May 18, 2016 | Hunter College

Nelly Gordpour, who is graduating this spring with a sociology major and certificate in human rights, has won a 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship. She will complete this prestigious, highly intensive program with other American and European fellows after traveling to a Humanity in Action center in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw. The […]

Student startups earn $150K in CCNY’s Zahn competition

May 18, 2016 | City College

Hybridia, VeriPAD, StreetLabs, and Applied Motions are the grand prize winners in the Zahn Innovation Center’s Entrepreneurship Competition at The City College of New York. They pitched to investors, entrepreneurs, bankers, and other experts for a piece of $150K in prizes.

Grad students present research at annual symposium

May 17, 2016 | City College

Fifteen City College of New York graduate students walked away with cash prizes for their work at the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Biochemistry Student Wins American Chemical Society Fellowship for Innovative Work

May 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

The path to an undergraduate degree majoring in biochemistry has been anything but typical or easy for Lehman junior, George Maio. The 29-year old graduated in 2009 from Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County with a degree in marketing. After several years in the marketing and advertising industries, he realized he wanted a career in the […]

Lehman College Macaulay Honors Grad Receives $200,000 in Scholarships to Attend Medical School

May 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

Lehman College and Macaulay Honors College alumnus Cesar Andrade is about to begin what will certainly be four of the toughest but most rewarding years of his life. As an incoming student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan, the Lehman class of 2014 graduate wants to pursue a career as a primary care physician […]

City Tech Professor’s New Novel Explores World of Turkish Jews: Book Reading & Signing at the City Tech Bookstore and Café, May 12, 3-5 p.m.

May 6, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

The City Tech Bookstore and Café will host a book reading and signing event with Professor Jane Mushabac, Department of English, to celebrate the publication of her novel, His Hundred Years, A Tale (Albion-Andalus Books, 2016), published under her pen name Shalach Manot. The novel, which won the Leapfrog Press award, is about a Turkish […]

Alumina Energy, LLC and The City University of New York (CUNY) are pleased to announce that Alumina Energy is the exclusive licensee for The Packed Bed Thermal Energy Storage (PB-TES) technology developed by the late CUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Reuel Shinnar

May 6, 2016 | The University

Alumina Energy and The City University of New York have finalized an agreement between the two parties that names Alumina Energy as the exclusive licensee for the groundbreaking packed bed thermal energy storage technology (PB-TES) developed by the late Distinguished Professor Dr. Reuel Shinnar, and his co-inventors, Dr. Hitesh Bindra and Dr. Pablo Bueno.

City Tech Foundation to Host 2016 Best of New York Award Dinner at New York Hilton Midtown

May 6, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

The City Tech (New York City College of Technology-CUNY) Foundation will host its 2016 Best of New York Award Dinner on Thursday, May 19 in the Trianon Ballroom at the New York Hilton Midtown, Avenue of the Americans at 53rd Street in Manhattan. The evening will begin with a Guest of Honor Reception at 6:00 […]

CCNY Doctoral student Jamie Kass helps Japan with invasive raccoon problem

May 5, 2016 | City College

To curb the advance of invasive raccoons on the island nation, City College of New York doctoral student Jamie Kass will work with Japanese scientists to model and track their spread. Kass is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to conduct research on this management issue through the East Asia Pacific Studies Institutes.

Kingsborough Community College’s Eco-Festival Opens May 12 with a Keynote Address by Jacqueline Patterson

May 2, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Keynote speaker Jacqueline Patterson will address how communities, making decisions based on principles of sustainability and human rights and well-being, can live harmony with each other and the earth.

Five Macaulay Honors College Students Win Salk Scholarships

April 29, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York congratulates seniors Alex Bonilla (City College), Danielle Cohen (Queens College), Muhddesa Lakhana (City College) Christos Mouzakitis (Queens College) and alumna Jennifer Zagelbaum ’15 (Hunter College) for receiving CUNY’s Jonas E. Salk Scholarship. The Salk Scholarship identifies students entering the fields of medicine and the biological […]