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African Heritage Month Kicks Off, Artist Ed Dwight to Visit BMCC Feb. 24

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Renowned sculptor and artist Edward Joseph Dwight Jr., the first African American astronaut candidate, will be at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 24 as part of the college’s month-long African Heritage celebration that kicked off February 1 with dancers (shown), poetry, panels and more. Dwight, who will be recognized at BMCC as […]

Student Veterans Meet with Council Member Eric Ulrich to Address Housing Issue

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Stephany Lopez, Douglas Israel, Keifer Ramos, Edan Benmelech, Wilfred Cotto, Diego Changa and NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich (not shown: Yanisal Ramirez) Three BMCC student veterans; Stephany Lopez, Diego Changa, and Keifer Ramos, along with BMCC alumni Yanisel Ramirez and Edan Benmelech met with Eric Ulrich, Chair of the New York City Council Committee […]

BMCC Students Earn Spots on Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Andrea Reed, Marija Binch Marija Binch, a Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Liberal Arts major, and Andrea Reed, a BMCC alumna (’16, Business Administration), were selected to be part of the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team for New York. As team members, Binch and Reed are eligible for the $5,000 All-USA Academic […]

Hostos Community College Boasts Highest Mobility Rate Among Two-Year CUNY Institutions

January 27, 2017 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) boasts the highest “intergenerational social mobility rate” of students among fellow CUNY community colleges, according to a study in The New York Times published on January 18, 2017.

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann Visits Hunter

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

On Friday, December 9, Hunter welcomed Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann to the Department of Chemistry’s seminar series. Hoffmann shared lunch, shop talk and advice with Hunter grad students and chemistry majors, listening to every student describe their field of study and latest projects. Afterward, to an overflow crowd in Hunter North, he gave a memorable […]

Hunter College and the U.N. Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

This December 10th marked the 68th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a seminal moment for the international respect and acknowledgement of human dignity. This historic document was adopted and proclaimed by international world leaders of the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in Paris—and this year, the celebration of […]

Professor Sangeeta Pratap Awarded Mexico’s Top Prize for Economics

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

Professor Sangeeta Pratap of the Economics Department has been awarded the Banamex Prize, an annual award recognizing the best research, analysis, and solutions to the economic problems in Mexico. This international prize, Mexico’s highest and most distinguished economic award, is administered by the Banco Nacional de Mexico, the largest commercial bank in Mexico. For more […]

Hunter’s Model UN Team Wins Big in Washington D.C.

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

The Hunter Model UN team has returned from its first conference of the year – in triumph! Held this November in Washington DC, the National Model UN Conference is one of the largest and most competitive conferences in the world for college level aspiring diplomats, and Hunter’s team garnered a multitude of awards, including the […]

Professor Hiroshi Matsui Leads Belfer Team in Trailblazing Cancer Research

January 27, 2017 | Hunter College

Hunter Professor Hiroshi Matsui, an expert in bio-nanotechnology, is the lead author of a groundbreaking study just published in Nano Letters, a prominent academic journal. Professor Matsui’s article documents his Hunter lab’s discovery of a tiny new anti-cancer drug carrier. This nanoparticle-based carrier promises to replace current drug-delivery methods and dramatically improve treatment for metastatic […]

City Tech’s Interdisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal NANO: New American Notes Online Explores Issues of Originality in a Digital Age

January 27, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

What counts as original or copied, unique or cut-and-pasted? The new issue of NANO: New American Notes Online, an open access City Tech humanities journal, explores this and related questions by highlighting originality in Pinterest, Instagram, theatre, American literature, digital humanities, virality, and poetry. Issue 10, “Originality in a Digital Age,” is the result of […]

Professors Explore Language, Culture and Environmental Pollution With CUNY Research Grant Support

January 26, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Professor Sharon Avni and Science Professor Abel Navarro have each been selected to receive a research grant of $7,500 through the CUNY Research in the Classroom Ideas Grant (RIC) program. “We are proud of the outstanding research and scholarship of our faculty, and the unique opportunities provided to our students as […]

City Tech Chief Librarian Publishes Book on Access to Digital Technologies

January 26, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

Access to and use of digital technologies is an integral aspect of higher education in the twenty-first century. Despite the tech-savvy image of young people propagated by the media, not all college students own and use technology to the same extent. City Tech Professor Maura A. Smale, Chief Librarian, and Professor Mariana Regalado, Head of […]

Lehman College Ranked No.4 in Mobility Rate for Students in the U.S.

January 24, 2017 | Lehman College

A new study, published in The New York Times, placed Lehman College No. 4 in the top ten colleges nationwide with the highest “mobility rate.”

Lehman College Recruiting Applicants for the First Virtual Reality Training Lab in the Bronx

January 24, 2017 | Lehman College

Lehman College is the first local higher educational institution to offer an 11-month training program as part of its new Virtual Reality Training Academy and Development Lab.

City Tech Ranks Top Five Nationwide in College Mobility, Low-Income Students Go Far and Earn More

January 20, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

What is the likelihood that a student from a low-income family will achieve the kind of mobility inherently promised in the American Dream narrative? Two recent studies now provide hard data that support years of anecdotal evidence that City Tech (New York City College of Technology, CUNY) students experience increased mobility and a substantially higher […]

Leadership Fellows Examine Challenges Facing Community Colleges

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Fourteen Leadership Fellows — full-time Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty from 12 academic departments — participated in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellows Program, January 9 through January 13, at BMCC. The program was funded by a grant from the American Express Foundation. The goal of the LeadershipProgram is to develop faculty leadership and […]

BMCC Students Present at MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting

January 18, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Several Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty and students traveled to Atlanta on January 7-8 for the 2017 MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest math gathering in the world according to conference organizers. This was the first time BMCC students attended the conference. Math majors Karen Medlin, Papa Sylla, Jie Lan, and Jieying Li […]

City Tech Students Win CUNY StartUps Hackathon

January 11, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

Two City Tech students were on the winning team of CUNY StartUps first-ever Hackathon competition, which was held October 14 and 15 at Galvanize, an education company in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. Winning team members Kevin Kovack (City Tech), Kleber Perez (City Tech), Sonny Li (Graduate Center), Stuart Smith (College of Staten Island), and […]

Keep Moving Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New Year’s resolutions vary from person to person but improving one’s health rises to the top for many people. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, committing to a consistent exercise routine will deliver positive results, according to Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Health Education professors. “There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly. Exercise […]

CCNY faculty authors tackle imaging techniques, stress and Brooklyn

January 4, 2017 | City College

A reference book on new deep tissue imaging techniques; a text on work, stress and health; and a guide to Brooklyn by a pioneering sociologist who has walked every block of the borough. These are some of the latest publications by City College of New York faculty members.