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“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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Professor Charles Strozier and Research Associate Kelly Berkell Publish Work on Climate Change and Political Upheaval in The Huffington Post

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Charles B. Strozier’s recent research on climate change and political violence have garnered media attention. On September 29, along with graduate student, Kelly A. Berkell, he published The Huffington Post piece “How Climate Change Helped ISIS” which went viral, received 2,500 likes, and aroused great passion on both sides of the issues. On October […]

Guyanese Ambassador Featured Speaker at Global Lecture Series

October 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (CUNY) announces its inaugural Presidential Global Lecture Series, with the first lecture scheduled for Wednesday, November 5 at 11:30 am. The theme, “Regional and International Perspectives on the Contemporary Development of the Caribbean” will be addressed by His Excellency, Ambassador Noel Sinclair, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations; and a leading diplomatic expert on CARICOM affairs.

Sophie Davis Co-founder Awarded Calderone Prize

October 28, 2014 | City College

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the Frank A. Calderone Prize, October 28, in Manhattan. The award ceremony at the Paley Center for Media included his lecture entitled, “The Political Future of Public Health in a Time of Demographic Change.”

“Flying into the Hurricane”

October 28, 2014 | City College

Over the past two semesters during his sabbatical, City College of New York Earth and Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Z. Johnny Luo spent hundreds of hours on scientific flights studying cloud dynamics. On Thursday, October 30, photo images from his airborne missions go on display in the exhibit “Flying into the Hurricane: Science in Action” in the Marshak Café at CCNY. It runs through fall 2015.

MEC’s End of Year Report Now Available

October 27, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is pleased to announce the release of its End of Year (2013-2014) Report.

City Tech Hosts Speakers Series Commemorating 76th Anniversary of Kristallnacht and Honors Special Guests

October 27, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On November 12, at 12:30 pm, in City Tech’s Atrium Amphitheater, 300 Jay Street, featured speaker, Michael Schneider, Secretary General Emeritus of the World Jewish Congress, and former CEO of the American Joint Distribution Committee, will receive the 2014 City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA) Distinguished Humanitarian Award for his anti-apartheid efforts in […]

Student Teams Prepare Initial Business Ideas for CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition Boot Camp, October 24-25

October 24, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- October 24, 2014 – Student teams from The City University of New York will prepare two-minute business pitch ideas on using IBM Watson cognitive technology during a two-day boot camp, October 24 and 25. Media are invited to view the presentations live at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 3 p.m., […]

President Crew Talks Education Reform on NY1

October 24, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, President Rudolph F. Crew joined Errol Louis of NY1’s Inside City Hall in conversation about education reform. The discussion highlighted the need to stabilize the dialogue about education reform and the systems that serve children and families.

The Legacy of a Scholar

October 24, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  A special session honoring BMCC mathematics professor Yibao Xu, who passed away unexpectedly in November 2013, was held as part of the 6th Annual International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Books & Records of Science & Technology on Saturday, October 4 in Richard Harris Terrace at BMCC’s main campus. A number of speakers, colleagues and […]

Baruch College’s Corporate Communication International Hosts Discussion on New Book, “Corporate Communication: Critical Business Asset for Strategic Global Change”

October 22, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- October 22, 2014 – CCI- Corporate Communication International, in partnership with the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, will welcome authors Michael B. Goodman and Peter B. Hirsch on November 6 to discuss their new book, Corporate Communication: Critical Business Asset for Strategic Global Change. In response to the […]

Foreign Policy Association Hosts Kofi Annan Policy Speech at Baruch College

October 22, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK , NEW YORK – October 22, 2014 – The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) will host its Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture on Conflict Prevention in Honor of David Hamburg with a lecture by Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan titled “New World Disorder: Challenges for the UN in the 21st Century […]

Career and Graduate School Fair

October 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

It’s never too late to begin planning for the future!  The Career Management Services Center is hosting a combined Career and Graduate School Fair to help get you started.  Recruiters will be on campus with employment and internship opportunities, so you don’t want to miss it. Graduate school representatives will also be in attendance ready […]

Lucien Szpiro Appointed to the Academia Europaea

October 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Lucien Szpiro (Mathematics) has been elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea, an international, non-governmental association that promotes learning, education, and research. Membership is by invitation only, following an extensive peer review of the candidate’s “scholarship and eminence in their chosen field.” Szpiro is renowned for his work in number theory, arithmetic algebraic geometry, and […]

Growth and Expansion Mark City Tech’s 2014-2015 Academic Year

October 16, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

With more than 17,200 students enrolled this fall, City Tech now has the largest undergraduate enrollment of any of CUNY’s senior colleges. The full-time faculty has grown by more than one-third in the last 10 years, now totaling approximately 450—an all-time high. In concert with the transition to a 21-hour faculty teaching load this fall […]

Baruch College Welcomes Global Business Leaders to Discuss “An Insight to Bangladesh’s Economy”

October 15, 2014 | Baruch College

  NEW YORK, NY-October 15, 2014 – About 100 Baruch College students gathered inside Engelman Recital Hall to listen and learn about Bangladesh and its economic development. The panel discussion, “An Insight to Bangladesh’s Economy,” held on October 14, was coordinated by the Bangladesh Student Association at Baruch with support from the Office of Student […]