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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 […]

Royal Society of Chemistry inducts CCNY’s Mahesh Lakshman

September 13, 2016 | City College

City College of New York Chemistry Professor Mahesh Lakshman is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the world’s leading community of scientists in that field. His induction is part of the society’s long legacy of advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

Columbia University Ph.D. Candidate Lisa Del Sol Reflects on How Brooklyn College Prepped Her for Success

September 13, 2016 | Brooklyn College

The Honors Academy. Phi Beta Kappa. The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. The CUNY Pipeline Program Fellowship. Columbia University-bound. Name an accolade and it is likely that Lisa Del Sol ’16 is a recipient of it. The accomplished graduate reflected upon all she has achieved at Brooklyn College—achievements that she says were attained with the help […]

Brooklyn College Continues Its Streak as One of the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” in the Nation

September 13, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College was ranked one of the premiere institutions of higher learning in the country in the Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. The college has consistently ranked as a top American school by the Review for over a decade. The latest rankings add to the college’s long list of distinctions. According to […]

Patrizia Casaccia named founding director of CUNY ASRC Neuroscience Initiative

September 9, 2016 | The University

Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD, has been named the founding director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Neuroscience Initiative following an international search, bringing to the university a highly regarded scientist whose expansive and collaboratively-focused research with real-world impact dovetails neatly with that of the Center. The announcement was made by CUNY Executive Vice […]

A BMCC Student’s Message of Hope on 9/11

September 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Luis Guerra Bernal was playing soccer with friends in Bogotá, Colombia on the early morning of September 11, 2001. Later, he and his friends went into a coffee shop to get something to drink. Inside, television news was being broadcast about planes crashing into the Twin Towers at […]

Hunter Team Plays Crucial Role in $9.3M NIH-Funded Study on eHealth HIV Prevention Program

September 8, 2016 | Hunter College

Gay adolescent males (between 13 and 18) account for almost 80 percent of HIV diagnoses within that age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a disproportionate number of African Americans and Latinos among those diagnosed. To help those vulnerable populations, which often do not get the sex education they need, […]

Hostos Unveils New Programs For Fall 2016

September 7, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College (CUNY) prides itself on offering curriculum that best prepares its students, and the College is pleased to announce new programs and services for Fall 2016.

Chancellor Milliken Names Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl As Dean of Macaulay Honors College

September 6, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College

In a culmination of the 15-year anniversary of the William E. Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York, Chancellor James B. Milliken has named Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl as Dean of the college. Dr. Pearl, who has served as Interim Dean of Macaulay Honors College since Jan. 30, 2016, was selected following […]

CCNY wins $15.5 million NOAA grant to produce mostly minority STEM scientists

September 2, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s output of underrepresented minority scientists and engineers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to increase with the receipt of a $15.5 million grant from NOAA’s Office of Education. The five-year award follows a national competition.

Broderick probe receives $300K shot in the arm

August 31, 2016 | City College

The BRODERICK PROBE® series of Nano biosensors, an invention of City College of New York Medical Professor Patricia A. Broderick, are closer to wide scale introduction thanks to a $300,000 award from the Indian Angel Network®.

CCNY researchers take snap shots of wandering electrons in diamonds

August 31, 2016 | City College

A breakthrough experiment by a City College of New York team led by physicist Carlos Meriles could potentially lead to room-temperature quantum information processing in diamonds and optical data storage in three dimensions.

BMCC Receives Grant to Create Cybersecurity Concentration

August 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year project, “Fostering Student Success in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.” BMCC is one of approximately 80 recipients nationwide — and one of four community colleges — to receive […]

BMCC Students Ready for 2016 Fall Semester

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New and returning students filled hallways and classrooms across campus on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Throughout BMCC’s campus, the floors are freshly waxed and everything has been cleaned for the onslaught of learning activity. “From a physical facility point of view, we’re ready. We’ve […]

Noted International Chemist Was One of Brooklyn College’s Own

August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

On August 19, a symposium was held in memory of former Brooklyn College chemistry professor Roberto Sánchez-Delgado. Known for his groundbreaking work in organometallic chemistry and key role as a weapons inspector for the United Nations, Sánchez-Delgado passed away on December 13, 2015, after a prolonged battle with renal cancer. The daylong event, organized by […]

Students Present STEM Research Projects

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC students with their mentors/professors from BMCC, City Tech and Baruch College   On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of their STEM research projects made possible through the Minority Student Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) of the U.S. Department of Education. Guests at the event were welcomed by MESIP Student […]

Empathy Is a Cognitive, Not Sensory Experience, Says Psychology Professor Anjali Krishnan

August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Assistant Professor Anjali Krishnan of the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology, along with a group of researchers, has recently published a study that examines the neural basis of empathy. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study determined that empathizing and understanding the pain of others is not experienced as an instinctive, automatic process, but as […]

ASAP Students Visit the United Nations for Student Summit

August 24, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On August 16, Hostos students in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) visited the United National General Hall as participants in the International Young Leaders Assembly’s 9th annual Global Summit. Titled, “Moral and Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Development: Vision, Service, and Entrepreneurship,” the program forged lasting connections with various leaders both nationally, and globally, as well as skills sets necessary to create sustainable change in their communities and society.