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Honors Convocation Held May 31

June 2, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC/CUNY Honors Convocation in Theatre II   The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) 2016 Honors Convocation was held Tuesday, May 31 in Theatre II on the college’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs and Karrin E. Wilks, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs delivered introductory […]

Macaulay Honors College Student Receives a Josephine de Karman Fellowship

May 31, 2016 | Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Daniela Mikhaylov ’17 (Hunter) has received a scholarship from the Josephine De Karman Fellowhship Trust. The Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed […]

City Tech Professor Publishes New Collection of Poetry Exploring Memory and Place

May 31, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Robert Ostrom, Department of English, on the publication of his collection of poems, Ritual and Bit, (Saturnalia, 2016). Ostrom teaches development writing and composition at City Tech and poetry at Columbia University. He is the winner of the 2015 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Ritual and Bit is a book filled with […]

BMCC Helps Musician Find New Path to the World of Research

May 27, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Ted Hadges recently faced a daunting dilemma. In April 2016, the engineering science major found out he had been accepted to Columbia University. “Initially, I was excited but that soon turned to stressed and frustrated because I had no idea how I would pay for it,” said Hadges. Hadges had maxed out on […]

Kingsborough Community College Student Kate Maziarz Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

May 27, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

KCC Student Kate Maziarz is the 4th student to be awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship over 3 years.

Win-Win for CSI and Staten Island University Hospital: CSI Students Participate in Bell Hop Program

May 26, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Over the course of the past year, College of Staten Island (CSI) graduate student Alan Wood ‘15 has donated almost 200 hours of his time to Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) North. Recognized among college volunteers for “going above and beyond in his volunteer duties,” the Master of Science in Neuroscience and Developmental Disorders candidate […]

Hunter’s Brilliant Recipients of 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 26, 2016 | Hunter College

For their great achievement and promise in STEM fields, these four young scholars have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships: Emilie Bouda ’15 – a biochemistry student whose research on small molecules and protein interaction may lead to the design of more efficient drugs. Read more. Stephen Braren ’16 – a psychology and […]

Physicist Sylvester James Gates to Deliver Commencement Address at City Tech

May 25, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s 76th Commencement will take place on June 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. City Tech will celebrate approximately 2,900 graduates in the 2015-2016 academic year. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., the John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, will deliver the commencement address. For […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Valedictorian Yardley Martinez

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Yardley Martinez, the Valedictorian of the Bronx Community College Class of 2016, grew up fascinated by all things scientific. “I came from a family that was pretty religious, so I was looking for answers. Science offered me answers that I couldn’t get from religion.”   Looking for those answers took the […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Salutatorian Arlette Butcher

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — As a future educator, “I’ve had a passion for working with young children,” observes Early Childhood Education major Arlette Butcher. “I think that every child is capable of learning, but I also believe that there needs to be resources that will assist in being successful.” Arlette’s own passion for learning earned […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 — PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 Andre Christie: Medicine On His Mind

May 20, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Andre Christie will receive his Associate in Science degree from Bronx Community College next month, days after returning from South Africa, where he is studying health care for the poor. The day after Commencement, he will fly down to Bethesda, Maryland, to work beside medical researchers at the National Institutes of […]

Cutting-edge NanoFabrication Facility Opens at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

May 20, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York’s world-class NanoFabrication Facility – used by students, faculty, government and industry research partners to characterize and fabricate materials at micro and nano scales – was officially launched today within the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center on the City College campus.

BMCC Produces Seven Gilman Scholars

May 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Seven Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students­—the second largest number among all community colleges in the United States— were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the Summer 2016 term. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 towards their participation in Study Abroad. The program aims to diversify the […]


May 20, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York officially will open its world-class NanoFabrication lab on Friday, May 20 at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center in Manhattan. Known as the NanoFab, the facility is used by students, faculty, government and prominent national laboratories to conduct hands-on research in nanotechnology.

Muse Scholar Nelly Gordpour ’16 Receives a Top Global Fellowship

May 18, 2016 | Hunter College

Nelly Gordpour, who is graduating this spring with a sociology major and certificate in human rights, has won a 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship. She will complete this prestigious, highly intensive program with other American and European fellows after traveling to a Humanity in Action center in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw. The […]

Student startups earn $150K in CCNY’s Zahn competition

May 18, 2016 | City College

Hybridia, VeriPAD, StreetLabs, and Applied Motions are the grand prize winners in the Zahn Innovation Center’s Entrepreneurship Competition at The City College of New York. They pitched to investors, entrepreneurs, bankers, and other experts for a piece of $150K in prizes.

Grad students present research at annual symposium

May 17, 2016 | City College

Fifteen City College of New York graduate students walked away with cash prizes for their work at the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.

“Scientists and engineers rock!” CSI Prof Receives Award at the White House

May 13, 2016 | College of Staten Island

“Scientists and engineers rock!” Those words, spoken by President Barack Obama, are one of the highlights of Dr. Daniel McCloskey’s trip to the White House. An Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island (CSI), Dr. McCloskey was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), granting him […]

From CLIP to Valedictorian: Meet RinZhi Go Larocque ’16: CSI Commencement Speaker

May 13, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As a non-native English speaker, RinZhi Go Larocque ’16 began her college experience at the College of Staten Island (CSI) by entering the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP).  The Program, administered through CSI’s Office ofContinuing Education and Professional Development, allows students the opportunity to study English for an intensive period of time before enrolling in formal […]

Biochemistry Student Wins American Chemical Society Fellowship for Innovative Work

May 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

The path to an undergraduate degree majoring in biochemistry has been anything but typical or easy for Lehman junior, George Maio. The 29-year old graduated in 2009 from Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County with a degree in marketing. After several years in the marketing and advertising industries, he realized he wanted a career in the […]