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City Tech Student Wins Google Summer of Code Award

June 23, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Md Arefin, a Computer Systems Technology major, recently received the Google Summer of Code Award for his proposal “Convert to a lambda expression Java 8 refactoring/quick fixes,” which offers solutions for more concise and versatile Java coding. Arefin and his mentor, Raffi Khatchadourian, a City Tech professor in the Computer Systems Technology Department, will work […]

Kingsborough Community College Professor Named as National Science Foundation Innovation Challenge Judge

June 19, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College, Uncategorized

Kingsborough Community College Assistant Professor, and Center for Economic and Workforce Development Director of Technology and the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise was named as a judge in the National Science Foundation’s Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) Boot Camp. The CCIC Boot Camp, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), took place […]

City Tech Class of 2015 Inspired at 75th Commencement Exercises

June 18, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

“Being a student at City Tech taught me humility and acceptance. This college taught me that even a poor African man from a tiny village can become successful and realize his dream when he applies himself,” City Tech’s 2015 valedictorian Alassane Ngaide told a captivated crowd of approximately 8,000 fellow graduates, their families and friends […]

Eleanore Wurtzel (GC/Lehman) Identifies Enzyme to Potentially End Vitamin A Deficiency

June 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Lehman College

Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biochemistry/Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide.

Eight CCNY students awarded U.S. Geological Survey internships

June 16, 2015 | City College

Eight City College of New York students are spending summer working across the United States after being awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) internships. This year’s USGS awards to City College are two more than in 2014.

Professor Elected to Board of Trustees of Prestigious Gordon Research Conferences

June 15, 2015 | Lehman College

Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel of the Biological Sciences Department and Chair of the CUNY Ph.D. subprogram in Plant Sciences was elected to the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), whose mission it is to advance the frontiers of science. Dr. Wurtzel began her appointment on the GRC Board of Trustees in 2012 and will serve […]

50 Medgar Evers College Prep High School Students Earn College Degrees

June 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As high school seniors all over the tri-state look towards starting college this fall, 50 students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (MECPHS) will begin their first semesters with a degree already in hand.

Jeff Butts Named to DOJ Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board

June 12, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeff Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Science Advisory Board. The 25-member board advises OJP on the areas of social science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of OJP […]

John Jay Science and Math Students’ PRISM Research Showcased at New York State Capitol

June 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math Recognized by Legislature Twenty John Jay College science students had their research exhibited in the New York State Capitol building for a week starting on Tuesday, June 9.  The research projects were conducted as part of the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). […]

City Tech’s Best of New York Award Dinner Salutes ‘Champions of the Environment’

June 10, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech honored “Champions of the Environment” at the 2015 Best of New York Award Dinner on Monday, May 18, at the New York Hilton Midtown. The evening began with a Guest of Honor Reception, followed by dinner and the award presentations. City Tech graduate Michael Lomonaco ’84, celebrity chef and managing partner, Porter House […]

3 Published Studies and a 3D Leap Ahead: Professor Mark Hauber’s Triple Slam

June 10, 2015 | Hunter College

The spring semester ended on a trill of high notes for Mark Hauber, an expert on the evolution and behavior of birds. “It’s been a good week,” Hauber said as he received widespread attention for his three new studies, published in quick succession in separate scientific journals. Biology Open published Hauber’s study of how avian […]

2015 Presidential Awards Celebrate Excellence in Faculty

June 10, 2015 | Hunter College

On May 20th, President Jennifer J. Raab presented 12 members of the Hunter faculty with the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence. Held every spring, the ceremony celebrates the remarkable work of Hunter’s distinguished faculty, highlighting the singular achievements taking place within our academic community. Professor David Foster of the Department of Biological Sciences was recognized […]

A City Tech Institute Maps the History of Print From Harlem to the Lower East Side to Brooklyn

June 8, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

In February of this year, The New Yorker dedicated its cover to illustrate Condé Nast’s move from Times Square to 1 World Trade Center—an acknowledgement of just how central the print industry has been to the economic, social and cultural history of the City. Mark Noonan, an associate professor in City Tech’s English Department, brings […]

Kingsborough Professor Receives the 2015 Phoenix Prize at White House for Outstanding Small Business Recovery

June 8, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Maritime Technology Prof. Conrad Kreuter received the 2015 Phoenix Prize for Outstanding Small Business Recovery in a May 8 reception at the White House during National Small Business Week, where Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet presented awards to individuals whose efforts and contributions enabled their businesses or communities to […]

CUNY SPS Launches CUNY’s First Online Master’s Degree in Psychology

June 5, 2015 | School of Professional Studies

New York, NY, June 5, 2015 – The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to announce a new online Master of Arts in Psychology degree, the first and only online master’s degree in psychology offered at the City University of New York (CUNY). This innovative degree will prepare students specializing in industrial/organizational […]

City Tech Hospitality Management Students Complete Certification

June 5, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that on May 19, forty-one Hospitality Management students received certificates earned in a Certified Guest Service Professional workshop. The certificates were presented by Dr. David Smith, Dean of City Tech’s School of Professional Studies. The Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) designation provides recognition for those individuals who know how […]

Hunter Study: Nearly One in Ten New York City Motorists Runs a Red Light

June 5, 2015 | Hunter College

A Hunter College study based on more than 4,300 observations of red lights at intersections in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens shows that nearly 10 percent of New York City motorists, and 15 percent of taxi cab drivers don’t stop for red traffic lights. The survey shows no difference between the percentage of males and females who ignore […]

John Jay Students Reap Academic Honors

June 4, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nine John Jay College of Criminal Justice students – including three graduating seniors – and one recent alumna have won prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships. The end-of-year listing announced by the City University of New York includes a winner of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides annual stipends totaling $138,000 over three […]

CCNY receives Silicon Mechanics’ fourth annual Research Cluster Grant

May 28, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York has been awarded Silicon Mechanics’ Research Cluster Grant award for 2015. The grant will provide the college with a High-Performance Computing cluster with the latest Intel and NVDIA high performance processing, and GPU technologies.

City Tech Presents Charles E. Phillips, CEO of Infor, with Honorary Doctor of Science at Commencement Ceremony

May 27, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s 75th Commencement will take place on June 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. City Tech will celebrate 2,800 graduates in the 2014-2015 academic year; 1,500 bachelor’s degrees and 1,300 associate degrees will be conferred, along with 20 certificates. Charles E. Phillips, Esq., CEO of Infor, is the […]