News from The City University of New York

CCNY’s Lynn Appelbaum receives Hispanic PR group’s educator of the year award

October 17, 2016 | City College

Lynn Appelbaum, professor and director of The City College of New York’s Advertising/PR Program, is the winner of The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s inaugural BRAVO! PR Educator of the Year Award.

Grove School’s Chem-E-Car team makes it to nationals

October 14, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering students head to the AlChE national finals competition in San Francisco to present the “Iodinator-C8,” a chemical powered vehicle that for the first time in CCNY history won first place in the Mid-Atlantic regional competition.

Ninth Biennial BomPlenazo a Hit!

October 14, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos was home to the wildly successful BomPlenazo Festival from October 6 to October 9. The biennial celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance had a special theme this year, as it was dedicated to the memory of José “Chema” Soto, who passed away in 2015, was known as a patriarch of the musical style.

Baruch College Presents “Beyond Operation Perfect Hedge: The Roomy Khan Story”

October 14, 2016 | Baruch College

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College presents “Beyond Operation Perfect Hedge: The Roomy Khan Story” on Thursday, October 20, 2016. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Susham Bedi talk highlights ‘home’ theme in diasporic Indian literature

October 14, 2016 | City College

Over the centuries, generations of Indians have emigrated to parts of the globe as distant as Fiji, Trindidad and Guyana. Yet the big theme in Indian Diaspora literature over the years has been their original home, according to Susham Bedi, the Indian-born novelist, actress and academic.

Baruch College Presents a Reading and Conversation with Bestselling Author Monique Truong

October 13, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College will present a reading and conversation with novelist and food essayist Monique Truong, the Fall 2016 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence, on Tuesday, October 18. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the start of the event.

Statement from Chancellor James Milliken on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew

October 12, 2016 | The University

Many CUNY students, faculty and staff are mourning and in shock in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 1,000 people as it carved a path of devastation across the Caribbean, including Haiti, and the southern United States.

Chilean literary great Carlos Franz leads CCNY’s Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa

October 12, 2016 | City College

Carlos Franz is one of the foremost Spanish-language writers in the world. He is the 2016 winner of the Biennial Mario Vargas Llosa Award for his latest book, “Si te vieras con mis ojos,” which is deemed the best novel published in 2014-2016.

Mellon Grants $541,000 to CUNY To Enhance Faculty Diversity

October 12, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York has received a $541,000 four and one-half year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a program to enhance faculty diversity.

Baruch College Ranked #2 for “Environment” by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

October 11, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College is ranked #2 in Environment among top 500 institutions by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2017.

CCNY startup joins Merck Accelerator in Kenya

October 11, 2016 | City College

Co-founders of VeriPAD, a startup launched at the Zahn Innovation Center by three City College of New York graduates, relocated to Nairobi, Kenya as part of the prestigious Merck KGaA Accelerator Program. The three-month program offers extensive funding, mentorship and technical support for budding entrepreneurs in healthcare in Africa.

Election 2016

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The City University of New York, in consultation with the New York City Board of Elections, is providing CUNY students with personalized voter registration forms, effective Sept. 5. All of the standard identifying fields – such as name, address and birthdate – will be automatically filled in from information students have already entered into the University’s database.

Meet Your New Trustees

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

CUNY opens the 2016-2017 academic year with seven new members on its Board of Trustees, six appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one, Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, by Mayor Bill de Blasio. “All of the new Trustees have solid records of leadership in the public and private sectors and are clearly committed to a successful, vibrant CUNY,” said Chancellor James B. Milliken, and four are proud alumni of the University.

Grants and Honors

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.