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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 […]

“Presidential Conversations” Series Schedule

November 4, 2014 | City College

Five speakers are lined up for the year-long City College of New York “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series that begins with a presentation by architectural historian Marta Gutman Thursday, November 13 at 4 p.m. in Shepard 95 on the CCNY campus. Professor Gutman will talk about her book, “A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950.”

Professor Marie-Helen Maras’ New Book Depicts the Transnational Nature of Security Risks

November 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management recently published Transnational Security by CRC Press. In the book, she illustrates how globalization has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon.   According to CRC Press, the “book analyzes the most pressing current transnational security threats, including weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, […]

GC Names Winners of 2014-2015 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

November 3, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center recently announced recipients of the 2014-2015 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants, which support digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by GC doctoral students. The winning projects, funded as part of the GC Digital Initiatives Program, span a range of research areas and academic disciplines:   Six Degrees of Occupation — Eric A. […]

Study links milk to higher risk of heart disease, cancer

November 2, 2014 | The University

Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Module

October 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Be the first to take the CUNY-mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Module. In keeping with CUNY’s policy against Sexual Harassment, Medgar Evers College seeks to promote a safe environment by ensuring that you are aware of your rights and that you are able to identify signs of sexual harassment. Help the College in meeting its goal […]

Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

October 30, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

New York City’s disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.

City Tech Announces New Relationship with Santander

October 29, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is pleased to announce that on October 28th, City Tech President Russ Hotzler and Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities US, signed a five-year agreement with Santander Bank, N.A., through which its Santander Universities Global Division will provide international education and research opportunities to City Tech students […]