News from The City University of New York

Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe Named President of Bronx Community College

June 29, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe, who has been President of Cumberland County College for the past six years, as President of Bronx Community College.

Dr. David Gomez Named President of Hostos Community College

June 29, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez, a distinguished academic leader, teacher and experienced administrator, as the President of Hostos Community College. Dr. Gomez has served as Interim President of Hostos for the past year.

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams Convenes Humanities Roundtable at LaGuardia Community College with Faculty and Students

June 29, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams convened a roundtable of faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College to discuss the importance of innovative humanities programs in liberal arts education, highlighting the federal agency’s recent announcement of its new community colleges grant program.

This new grant program, Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges is the latest NEH effort to expand the humanities resources and educational opportunities available to historically underserved student populations. The grant program is part of NEH’s agency-wide initiative The Common Good: TheHumanities in the Public Square , which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.

CUNY Prep Is Renamed to Honor Founding Principal Dr. Derrick Griffith

June 29, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees has renamed CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx the Dr. Derrick Griffith CUNY Preparatory School to honor its founding principal who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.

CCNY Researchers develop eco-friendly oil spill solution

June 29, 2015 | City College

City College of New York researchers led by chemist George John have developed an eco-friendly biodegradable green “herding” agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

CCNY psychology professor wins NIH grant to study the permanence of memories

June 25, 2015 | City College

Associate Professor of Psychology Timothy Ellmore of the City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership recently received a $469,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year study of how memories become permanent.

$1.5M Grant to Study Video Games Awarded to GC’s Bruce Homer

June 25, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The three-year project, funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences, will explore how to design computer games that sharpen students’ learning.

CUNY’s Dancing Days of Summer at CSI

June 25, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island is hosting two world class dancers as part of The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a new residency program providing rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies. Maira Duarte is a Mexican dancer, teacher and choreographer whose choreographies have been presented in several venues and festivals in Mexico, Spain, Uganda and the United States.

No Heavy Lift: Four Major Grants Strengthen Spinal Cord Injury Research

June 24, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The past academic year has been exceptionally rewarding for Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed, who has earned four major grants for his work in treating mobility complications due to serious spinal cord injuries. The grants, two awarded by the New York State Department of Health, one by PSC CUNY, and one by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) total nearly $850,000 toward Dr.

STEM Institute kicks off CCNY summer HS programs

June 23, 2015 | City College

One hundred and sixty students from 50 high schools across the five boroughs will attend the 2015 New York STEM Institute summer program June 29 – August 7 at the City College of New York. The goal of the Institute is to prepare high school students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, to successfully pursue college majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Summer NSF REU Awards Give Queensborough’s STEM Students Research Opportunities at Colleges and Universities around the Country

June 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Eight Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students at Queensborough Community College were awarded summer National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) awards this past spring and are currently conducting supervised undergraduate research this summer at prestigious non-CUNY institutions including Princeton University, SUNY Binghamton and the University of Connecticut.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on the New York City Budget Agreement for 2015-16

June 23, 2015 | The University

With deepest appreciation, we commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and The New York City Council on the budget agreement on the 2015-16 New York City budget and for its historic investment in The City University of New York.

Summer 2015 Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival Pays Tribute to Randy Weston

June 23, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce that its 2015 Summer Jazzy Jazz Festival will be held on eight Friday evenings from July 10 to August 28 in front of the College’s Academic Complex building at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Crown Street.