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Six CCNY students win national recognition for biomedical research

December 9, 2016 | City College

Six City College of New York participants were winners at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Fla. Each received awards in the poster presentation category.

City Tech Students Participate in Fare Share Friday Feast, Bringing New Yorkers Together to Fight Hunger

December 8, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Every year during the holiday season, City Tech Hospitality Management Professor Kylie Garcelon takes some students with her to volunteer at the Fare Share Friday Feast event at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan, where the city’s top chefs prepare a five-star holiday meal for diners who use local soup kitchens and food pantries together […]

Immigrant Students Anxious about Uncertain Future, BMCC Offers Services to Address Concerns

December 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Jacqueline Aguilar, who now has Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, spent 14 years “in the shadows,” she says, as an undocumented immigrant. “It’s a place so lonely, it literally feels like you are the only one,” she said referring to the former U.S. military policy regarding LGBT status, “Don’t ask, don’t […]

Piece Of Hostos Archive On Exhibit At The Museum Of The City Of New York

December 6, 2016 | Hostos Community College

A 1976 flyer from Hostos Professor Emeritus Dr. Gerald Meyer’s “Save Hostos” collection is on display as part of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit titled, “New York at Its Core.” It is also featured in a new book about the 1970s fiscal crisis in New York City.

Composting Takes Off at Lehman; Surrounding Bronx Community Benefits

December 6, 2016 | Lehman College

Wait! Don’t throw away that old lettuce in the back of your fridge. Repurpose it by bringing it to Lehman’s Food Scrap Drop Offlocation on Monday mornings from 8-10 a.m. The initiative is a joint project of the NYC Compost Project and the Lehman College Campus Sustainability Council with the goal of reducing the amount of compostable waste that goes into landfills. This program is open all members of the surrounding community.

CCNY’s Marom Bikson receives more than $4M for brain research

December 6, 2016 | City College

Biomedical engineer Marom Bikson’s internationally recognized contributions in medical device innovation include research on noninvasive electrical brain stimulation to treat brain disorders such as depression, chronic pain, and stroke. The City College of New York professor is now the recipient of a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at revolutionizing the treatment of brain diseases using brain stimulation that is personalized to each patient. Eighteen medical centers around the country and Google are also partners in this research.

Faculty from Lehman College and City University of New York Win 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award

December 5, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College and CUNY have won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward), in the Faculty-led team category for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. The Lehman College-led team was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) DLIAward competition.

Hostos Smashes #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal

December 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Part-fundraiser, part-talent showcase, part-competition, but all Hostos, the College’s #GivingTuesday campaign was a smashing success.

BMCC Applauds Faculty for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Work

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

A reception honoring faculty and staff whose research and scholarly work has been awarded funding in the last year will be held at 5:00 p.m., December 1, in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. BMCC President Antonio Pérez and Senior Vice President and Provost Karrin Wilks will host the event. BMCC faculty are mentors to student […]

U.S. DOL Grant Helps BMCC Build New Pipeline to IT Jobs

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) as part of a CUNY consortium, received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) to create a CISCO training program that creates a pathway to the college’s associate degree program in Computer Information Systems. BMCC’s funding is part of a total $5.8 […]

City Tech Professor Publishes Book Exploring Impact of Symbols on the Human Experience

November 28, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

The fictional Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon—played by Tom Hanks in the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code—solves one of Christianity’s greatest mysteries through his ability to interpret symbols. While City Tech Professor Farrin Chwalkowski may not be engaged in global intrigue, her new book Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture: The Soul […]

Good Deeds Day Celebrates Civility

November 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On November 22, the Women’s Resource Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted Good Deeds Day: A Day of Civility and Respect. The day-long event at 199 Chambers Street featured a performance by singer Nkira Barrow; an open mic facilitated by BMCC Professor of English Margaret Barrow; a self-defense class led by Brian […]

CCNY chemical engineer Ilona Kretzschmar receives top AAAS honor

November 21, 2016 | City College

Ilona Kretzschmar, deputy chair of chemical engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is one 2016’s new American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows. Dating back to 1874, the honor is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. John Henrik Clarke

November 18, 2016 | Hunter College

“History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are, but more importantly, what they must be.” – […]

BMCC Students Provide Community College Perspective at International Conference

November 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Raul Chavez, BMCC Professor Cara Kronen, John Cocco, Nicole O’Donnell and Mia Jackson. On November 4, BMCC students Alejandro Pena, Nicole O’Donnell, Mia Johnson, Raul Chavez and John Cocco presented on the panel Community College Students Speak Up: Theories, Notions, and Perceptions at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The BMCC students were the […]

City Tech Vision Care Alum Wins First Prize at OptiCon Competition

November 17, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Andrew Paul, a recent graduate of City Tech’s Vision Care Technology Department, walked away with the $500 first prize in the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) College Bowl competition, which took place at the OptiCon Conference at Disney World, Florida, on October 2, 2016. After graduating from City Tech, Paul accepted a position as […]

The Spirit of the Holiday Season at City Tech

November 17, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

This morning, City Tech distributed 100 turkeys, donated by College partner Municipal Credit Union (MCU), to students in need and CHiPS, a nonprofit soup kitchen and shelter in Brooklyn. Professor Jean Claude, Hospitality Management, and a group of his students cook a full Thanksgiving dinner—using the donated turkeys—that CHiPS’ serves each year in its soup […]

CCNY lecturer receives $70K grant to develop standards curricula

November 15, 2016 | City College

Angelo Lampousis, lecturer in City College of New York’s Division of Science, is the recipient of a $70,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Macaulay and CUNY Faculty Discuss Their New Books on Nature and the Environment

November 14, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York presents a discussion on new books from CUNY professors and others that look at nature and the environment. The presentation, to be moderated by Macaulay Dean Mary C. Pearl, includes Macaulay Director at John Jay College Nathan Lents’ book Not So Different;  Macaulay Director at […]

Message from the BMCC President

November 11, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: After a long and divisive presidential campaign, many of us are still processing the outcome. We cannot be certain of what changes may come, but we can be certain that BMCC’s commitment to the intellectual and personal growth of all students, and our commitment to ensuring a safe, respectful and inclusive […]