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Hostos175 A Tribute Year For Don Eugenio María De Hostos Spring Semester Wrapup

June 2, 2014 | Hostos Community College

In March, the College launched the Hostos175 series in memory of the illustrious educator, who was committed to the social, political, and cultural development of society, and to the goal of justice and equality for all. The Hostos175 events, co-coordinated by Professors Orlando José Hernandez and Ernest Ialongo, began on March 19 with an inaugural […]

Student Entrepreneurs Make Final Pitches in 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge

May 30, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE Up to $25,000 in Prizes To Be Awarded NEW YORK, NY- May 30, 2014 – On June 5, Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship will host presentations from the top 12 teams in the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge, held at CUNY Central Office. Media are invited to […]

Medgar Student Earns Full Scholarship to Math Doctoral Program

May 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Department of Mathematics proudly announces that Renford Alexander, a graduating senior, has gained admission to the competitive mathematics Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa. As part of his acceptance package, Renford will receive a stipend of up to $135,000 over the five years of his doctoral studies, in addition to full tuition.

Krotite: An early solar system mineral

May 28, 2014 | The University

In the May-June 2011 issue of the journal American Mineralogist, a team of scientists announced the discovery of the new mineral krotite, one of the earliest minerals formed in our solar system. It is the main component of an unusual inclusion embedded in a meteorite (NWA 1934), found in northwest Africa. These objects, known as refractory inclusions, are thought to be the first planetary materials formed in our solar system, dating back to before the formation of the Earth and the other planets.

Lose Weight, Get A Raise?

May 28, 2014 | The University

Is your weight holding you back at work? Is your waistline undermining your ambitions?

Celebrating Genomics Careers for the 21st Century

May 27, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Earlier this month, Medgar Evers College (MEC), in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Medgar Evers College Genomics Education Outreach Collaborative (GENEOC), hosted a student genomics conference.

Baruch College Wins 2014 CASE Educational Fundraising Award

May 23, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2014 – Baruch College was recently awarded the 2014 Educational Fundraising Award, for Overall Performance among Public Comprehensive Institutions. For the second consecutive year, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded this to Baruch for superior fundraising. “Baruch’s story is very compelling,” says Mark Gibbel, Vice […]

Over 3,000 students set to graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

3,011 students will become the newest John Jay alumni on May 28 when they receive their degrees in dual Commencement ceremonies. The College’s 49th annual Commencement will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Selected to Serve on Mayor de Blasio’s Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force

May 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is proud to announce that President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been selected to be part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Jobs for New Yorkers” task force. Over 25 leaders in both the supply and demand side of workforce development, along with top officials from the administration, compose the task force.

11 Teams Win $115K in City College Entrepreneurship Contests

May 20, 2014 | City College

$50,000 Kaylie Prize to GesTone for muscle tone assessment technology

GesTone, a technology using biosensors and smart detecting software to quantify and assess muscle tone, won the $50,000 Kaylie Prize for Hardware. It was the largest award of $115,000 in prize money distributed to 11 teams competing in three City College of New York entrepreneurship competitions this month that were run by the Zahn Innovation Center.

City Tech and Canon Partner to Raise Awareness on the Problem of Counterfeit Products

May 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On May 1st, City Tech and Canon USA held an anti-counterfeiting event at the College that focused on the manufacturing, sales and proliferation of counterfeit products and how counterfeiting continues to impact both businesses and society. Engineering students made presentations and Canon set-up a display of counterfeit products, which showed how difficult it is to […]

Brain Training Seen as Dud for Attention-Deficit Children

May 18, 2014 | The University

Robin Hansen was hoping to help her son pass a community-college baking course when she heard about Cogmed software.

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Doris Withers

May 16, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Dr. Withers is currently working on a partnership grant with the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH and the Smithsonian to develop genomics lessons and to pilot them in six Brooklyn High Schools.

Baruch College Professor David Gruber Recognized as an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic Society

May 16, 2014 | Baruch College

aruch College Professor of Biology David Gruber has been selected to the National Geographic Society’s 2014 class of Emerging Explorers.

Five Students Win Prizes in City Tech’s Center for Theoretical Physics Competition

May 15, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On April 25, one of the first sunny days of spring, 16 City Tech students gathered in the Physics Department to compete in an all-day physics competition sponsored by the Center for Theoretical Physics and organized by professors Roman Kezerashvili, chair of the physics department; Ilya Grigorenko; German Kolmakov; Darya Krym; and Justin Vazquez-Poritz. Early […]

Three City College Seniors Named 2014 Salk Scholars

May 14, 2014 | City College

Shah Nawaz Chaudhary, Ariel Karten and Rebecca Moore, members of The City College of New York’s Class of 2014, have been selected to receive the 2014 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded by The City University of New York (CUNY).

Latif Jiji Receives CCNY President’s Award for Excellence

May 14, 2014 | City College

Dr. Latif M. Jiji, Herbert Kayser Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Grove School of Engineering, received The City College of New York’s President’s Award for Excellence Tuesday, May 13, for his half century of work at CCNY. Professor Jiji was among the honorees at CCNY’s 2014 faculty recognition ceremony in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall on the college campus.

7 Grove School Students Win NIST Summer Fellowships

May 9, 2014 | City College

Seven students from The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering have won 2014 NIST-SURF fellowships for summer research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md. NIST, a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, describes itself as one of the world’s leading research institutions.

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

May 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will grant two honorary degrees at graduation ceremonies on May 28, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Center North. This year’s honorary degree recipients are renowned for their contributions to academia, advocacy and the betterment of humankind.

Alumnus Chris Cosgriff Receives Salk Scholarship

May 7, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College Alumnus Chris Cosgriff has won the Jonas E. Salk Scholarship, which provides $8,000 towards medical school. He is among eight winners from the City of New York (CUNY) senior colleges.