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Hostos and “Healthy Beverage Zone” Gives the Borough Better Choices

October 5, 2016 | Uncategorized

Always looking for ways to spread information about healthy and wellness on and off campus, Hostos Community College is thrilled to be a part of the recently formed, “Healthy Beverage Zone” (HBZ) —a project led by Union Community Health Center and in partnership with members of #Not62.

Hostos Home To “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation”

September 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 24, Hostos was home to the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity’s “What Creates Health? A Community Conversation.”

New Strides for HIV Research at Hunter

September 30, 2016 | Hunter College

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV – and one in eight of those people don’t know they have it. That problem is particularly dire for young people, who account for more than a quarter of newly diagnosed HIV infections, and […]

$4.27m grant boosts CCNY expert John Martin’s spinal cord injury research

September 30, 2016 | City College

For people with cervical spinal cord injuries, regaining hand function is the highest priority. Currently there are no effective treatments for people living with paralysis or profound weakness after SCI. A new $4.27 million grant to John Martin, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, from the New York State Department of Health is aimed at boosting research

City Tech Joins Leading Universities in Berlin at the WC2 Symposium

September 26, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Kevin Hom, AIA, dean of the School of Technology & Design, and three architectural technology students participated in the World Cities World Class University (WC2) Symposium in Germany, hosted by Technische Universität Berlin, from August 8—12. WC2 brings together universities in major global cities to discuss the challenges facing urban areas and […]

BMCC/CUNY Encourages Voter Participation

September 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Jaime Rodriguez is not particularly enthused about any of the candidates running for President of the United States. Still, there is nothing that would stop him from casting his vote in November 8 election, he says. “If you don’t vote, you have no grounds to complain about policies […]

BMCC Receives $230,407 from NSF for Research on Dark Matter

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

BMCC Professor of Science Quinn Minor   “If there were no dark matter, life wouldn’t exist,” says BMCC Professor of Science and astrophysicist Quinn Minor. He just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $235,407 to study cold, or slow-moving dark matter, and explains its role in our existence. Early stars “spit out heavier […]

11th Annual Golf Outing A Huge Success

September 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 16, the Hostos Community College Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Outing raised more than $100,000 for student scholarships and support services. The extended Hostos family, who generously contributed their time and resources, included 120 golfers, Title Sponsor Barnes & Noble, Lunch Sponsor Alpha Medical Equipment, and Dinner Sponsor Heating & Burner Supply, as well […]

Professor Steve Greenbaum Wins Distinguished Scientist Award

September 22, 2016 | Hunter College

Hunter congratulates Professor Steve Greenbaum, chair of the Department of Physics, on receiving the 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Greenbaum, a world-class researcher and mentor, will receive his award at the SACNAS national conference in Long Beach, Calif., this October. In its congratulatory […]


September 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Welcome to the The Caiman Chronicle, the new quarterly e-magazine published out of the Division of Institutional Advancement at Hostos.

Douglas Israel named Director of Government and Community Relations at BMCC

September 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY welcomes Douglas Israel as the college’s Director of Government and Community Relations. Mr. Israel has more than 15 years experience in developing and implementing government relations, advocacy, and community engagement strategies. Most recently, he served as the Director of Research and Policy with The Center for Arts Education where he […]

The GC’s Setha Low Receives Inaugural Anthropology Scholar Award

September 19, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, The University

Professor Setha M. Low (Anthropology/Environmental Psychology), whose novel research focuses on the anthropology of space and place, has been awarded the inaugural Senior Scholar Award from the Society of Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology(SUNTA).

BMCC to Host Groundbreaking Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Justice

September 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will host Transcending Punishment: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Inequality & Social Justice on October 7-8 at the BMCC campus. Conference speakers and panel sessions will focus on scholarly and practical approaches to social justice, according to Michelle Ronda, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, BMCC, who is co-organizing the event with […]

Plants Science: The Chemistry Set of the Future; Noted Lehman College Scientist Featured in Latest Issue of ‘Science’ Journal

September 16, 2016 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Plants. Humans rely on them for everything: from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the medicine they yield to heal our bodies. But do we know everything we need to know about them? In the latest issue of the journal Science (September 16, 2016), devoted to Translational Plant Science, researchers show how new technologies are redefining how plant biology will meet demands of health, medicine, energy, and agriculture.

BioBlitz Brings Macaulay Students to Brooklyn Bridge Park

September 15, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College

Hundreds of students, nature lovers and scientists will participate in the 2016 Macaulay Honors College-Brooklyn Bridge Park BioBlitz on 4pm, Sunday, September 18 through 4pm, Monday September 19, 2016. BioBlitz is a 24-hour biological inventory with a goal to find as many species of organisms as possible. The students, scientists, and volunteers will discover and […]

City Tech Professor Honored with Distinguished Play Award

September 15, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Suzanne Miller, Department of English, was recently honored with the 2016 “Distinguished Play Award” from the American Alliance for Theater & Education for her script Frederick, which was adapted from Leo Lionni’s classic children’s book of the same name (Random House). The award was shared with collaborators Paul Jacobs and Sarah Durkee, who wrote […]

Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Research (CHEST) to commemorate 20th Anniversary with Major Conference

September 14, 2016 | Hunter College

Contact: Jeffrey Parsons (CHEST):; or Rafael Muñoz (Roosevelt House): Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Research (CHEST) to Commemorate 20th Anniversary with Major Conference Focusing on Urgent Needs for Future Study, Further Government Attention (NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016)—The Hunter College LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center is convening  a half-day symposium to mark the 20-year anniversary […]

Roosevelt House To Open New Campaign-Season Exhibit: “See How They Ran! FDR & His Opponents: Campaign Treasures From The New-York Historical Society”

September 14, 2016 | Hunter College

Show Runs September 29-November 30, 2016 Historian Geoffrey C. Ward Featured at Opening Night Preview September 28  (NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016)—To mark the final, and what will surely be the most intensive, phase of this year’s pitched battle for the White House, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will mount the […]

U.S. News & World Report Gives Brooklyn College High Marks in Latest “Best Colleges” Ranking

September 14, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College appeared in the top 25 listing of public colleges and universities on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” ranking. The college also ranked in the top 100 in the “Regional Universities North” category at #75, up 11 slots from its 2016 position. U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges based on […]

City Tech Professor on Cover of Wine & Spirits

September 13, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Roger Dagorn, MS, Hospitality Management Department, wine and sake expert, made the cover of Wine & Spirits Magazine and is featured inside, along with other “Masters of Place.” Dagorn was one of 50 beverage professionals from around the world recently interviewed by Wine & Spirits for their inaugural “Insider’s Guide” edition. Dagorn […]