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Hostos Alumni Earn Prestigious Distinction Through CCNY Skadden Arps Legal Studies Honors Program

April 21, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Thanks to a wonderful collaboration between Hostos faculty, The City College of New York, and one of New York City’s most respected law firms, four former Hostos students, Eric Stewart, Avery Toledo, Michael Cruz, and Lizette Carter, have been accepted into the prestigious Skadden Arps Legal Studies Honors Program.

City Tech’s Solar Decathlon Team DURA’s Trip to California Marks Milestone in Competition

April 21, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

In early January, fifteen Team DURA members traveled to Irvine, California for the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon design development meetings. The 2015 Solar Decathlon teams are now at the one-and-a-half year mark in a two-year process to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation and design excellence. The teams will design, construct […]

Two John Jay Students Named as Jeannette K. Watson Fellows

April 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two John Jay College students have been chosen as part of the 2015 class of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellows, the prestigious educational-opportunity initiative sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Joining the fellowship program this year are Stacy Aguilar, a freshman majoring in Forensic Psychology, and Kadeem Robinson, a sophomore majoring in Political Science. […]

City Tech’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center Hosts Conference on Art

April 21, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC), with the Brooklyn Historical Society, hosted the Spaces & Places: Art along the Brooklyn Waterfront Conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall on March 27. The interdisciplinary conference brought together artists, educators, gallery owners, historians and policy makers to discuss their relationship to the waterfront, the importance of making spaces available […]

City Tech Students Volunteer at New Eyes for the Needy

April 21, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Nineteen students from City Tech’s Department of Vision Care Technology visited New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills, New Jersey, on March 26. Under the supervision of Peter Pineandi, laboratory technician in the Vision Care Technology Department, the students volunteered their time to sort, pack, and verify donated eyeglass prescriptions. New Eyes for The […]

Two Macaulay Honors College Students Win Goldwater Awards

April 20, 2015 | Uncategorized

              (New York, NY April 20, 2015) – Two Macaulay Honors College students have received awards from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Awardees must have the potential to make significant contributions to their fields. The Goldwater Scholarship this year went to Zachary Gershon ’16 Macaulay […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Anastassiya Neznanova Recognized by International Honor Society, Awarded Two Scholarships

April 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College student Anastassiya Neznanova was named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team and awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

One of 20 students selected for the national All USA Academic Team, Anastassiya was featured in a USA Today newspaper article and received an additional $2,000 scholarship as a New Century Scholar.

Majora Carter to Speak at Kingsborough’s 9th Annual Eco-Festival About Global Environmental Challenges

April 20, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Conference theme “Green vs. Green” Capitalizing on Nature to Grow a Sustainable Future focuses on the economic impact on the world of environmental sustainability Kingsborough Community College (KCC) will host its 9th Annual Eco-Festival from April 22-24, 2015, themed “Green vs. Green” Capitalizing on Nature to Grow a Sustainable Future.” Sustainable South Bronx and Green […]

Macaulay Honors College Student Wins Fulbright Award

April 17, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

(New York, NY April 17, 2015) –  Alyssa Blumenthal ’15 Macaulay Honors College at Queens College and CUNY BA is the recipient of a 2015-16 U.S. Student Fulbright Study/Research Award for study in Sweden. Regarded as one the most prestigious awards programs in the world, the Fulbright Award is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange […]

Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch Contributes To Essay On Writing Across The Curriculum Program

April 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch has helped to bring a Hostos and CUNY program to the world stage. Hirsch, along with Dennis Paoli from Hunter College, contributed a piece about the Writing Across The Curriculum (WAC) program in the web-based book, Writing Programs Wordwide.

Greenland Darkening to Continue, Predicts CCNY Expert Marco Tedesco

April 16, 2015 | City College

Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, Dr. Marco Tedesco, a City College of New York scientist, said at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna today.

Hostos Front And Center At Somos El Futuro Conference In Albany

April 16, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students played the part of public officials, debated important social issues, and lended a huge hand at the annual Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany the weekend of March 20, 2015.

City Tech Professor Receives American Institute of Architects National Excellence Award

April 15, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast, Illya Azaroff, AIA, an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Technology at City Tech, founded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Regional Recovery Working Group (AIARRWG) to re-imagine a more resilient and sustainable region. Last month, Azaroff’s Recovery Working Group, which includes former City Tech […]

Physicist Myriam Sarachik Speaks on the Rights of Women in the Sciences

April 14, 2015 | City College

More than 70 years ago, Myriam Sarachik’s family fled her native Belgium when the Germans invaded. After several attempts they succeeded in escaping the Nazis in late 1941. They lived for more than five years in Cuba and then settled in New York in 1947. In the early 1960s, Dr. Sarachik battled hard to gain a faculty position in physics at a time when there were few women in the field.

Hostos Professor Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez Taking His Expertise Abroad

April 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

In April, Hostos Associate Professor of Chemistry and Unit Coordinator-Natural Sciences Department, Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez, embarked on a three-month world tour, lecturing on best teaching practices at the National University of Costa Rica, the National University of Bogotá, and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Psychology of Victimization Discussion at Macaulay Honors College

April 13, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

(April 13, 2015, New York, NY) – Macaulay Honors College, the William R. Kenan Scholars Program and the Avasara Club at CUNY host “The Psychology of Victimization and the Survivors of Slavery” panel discussion on May 5, 2015, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This event focuses on the process of victimization during instances of gender-based violence. The panel will also explore the rehabilitation process, […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Gets Award from New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges

April 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College student and Math Society member, Alzahra Ahmed, has received an $800 scholarship from the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) Scholarship Committee.

Johnny Luo’s Airborne Team Receives NASA Award

April 10, 2015 | City College

A NASA mission team led by 12 scientists, including Dr. Z. Johnny Luo, associate professor in The City College of New York Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and NOAA-CREST Institute, has received the NASA Group Achievement Award.

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu to Present Cummins Lecture at CCNY, April 17

April 10, 2015 | City College

Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will deliver the third Herman Cummins Lecture at The City College of New York 3 p.m. Friday, April 17. Entitled “Microscopy 2.0 plus Energy and Climate Change,” his talk in the North Academic Center room 0/201, will survey microscopy, energy, climate change and the transition to a sustainable world.

CCNY Junior Antonios Mourdoukoutas Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

April 9, 2015 | City College

Antonios Mourdoukoutas, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering in the Grove School of Engineering and Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for 2015.