News from The City University of New York

CCNY Standout Simone Gordon Wins Fulbright to India

April 15, 2014 | City College

Graduating senior Simone Gordon capped a stellar four years at The City College of New York by receiving a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. The childhood education major, who graduates May 30 with a 3.9 GPA, will travel to India on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Professor Mushabac Gives Eight Readings at CUNY Campuses During Spring Semester

April 15, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor of English Jane Mushabac has given eight readings of her fictional works on CUNY campuses during the sporing 2014 semester.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Employing Certain Religious Groups

April 15, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Some members of the Jewish religious community believe that studying the Talmud helps develop critical thinking skills and helps with professional jobs, especially those that require data analysis. Professor Rick Rossein was recently interviewed by Jewish News One about his views on this issue. He said: “I would certainly advise against that. Because once again, […]

Making Tax Day Less Taxing

April 14, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Each year, the days leading up to April 15 are a whirl of intense activity for BMCC’s Single Stop program. As the tax filing deadline draws near, the number of students stopping by the program’s office (199 Chambers Street, S235) to have their tax returns prepared swells dramatically.

Tax preparation is part of a varied suite of services available free of charge to students through Single Stop, according to Deborah Harte, student life manager for the program at BMCC. Operating at all six CUNY community colleges, and working with both external and internal partners, Single Stop also provides financial and legal counseling as well as assistance in applying for government-sponsored nutritional, healthcare and childcare programs.

CCNY Junior Wins NY Women in Communications Scholarship

April 14, 2014 | City College

Kar Yee Au, a junior in The City College of New York’s media and communication arts (MCA) department, is one of 17 exceptional students named New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Scholars for 2014. The recipients of the highly competitive award were selected on the basis of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications.

CUNY School of Law Presents Special Panel on Diversity and Inclusion

April 14, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law will present “Diversity & Inclusion: Opportunities and Challenges in the Age of Globalization” featuring Brown University Professor Evelyn Hu-Dehart, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

10 Humanities Students to Attend CCNY-Stanford Summer Program

April 14, 2014 | City College

Jonathan Aguirre, member of 2013 cohort, receives fellowship to pursue PhD at Princeton University

Last summer, Jonathan Aguirre was one of 10 students selected to participate in the first cohort of the CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program for students considering graduate school in the humanities. The Bronx resident, who received his MA in Spanish from City College in February, described it as an “amazing opportunity” that enabled him to conduct research with top scholars who became his mentors.

The Power of Speech: Researchers at Lehman College Work on Communication Disorders with Stroke Survivors

April 13, 2014 | Lehman College

Clinicians in Lehman’s Speech and Hearing Center work with clients, helping them find the missing words that will reconnect them to the people in their lives and to the life they once led. Graduate students, supervised by faculty members, offer treatment in various communication disorders in children and adults. Through her work in her neurolinguistics lab, Prof. Goral and her research team strive to ensure that the treatment strategies that they recommend indeed work.

Clips of the Week

April 11, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out our latest links – including Alessandra Malito’s Wall Street Journal story about the upcoming anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.

In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Jacobson, Lehman College Professor of Sociology: 1939 – 2014

April 11, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College announced today the sudden passing of Dr. Barbara Jacobson, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She was 74. Dr. Jacobson’s research focused on education and social mobility. She worked on major data sets related to the experiences of students at the City University of New York (CUNY). At Lehman College, Dr. Jacobson was known for her passion for the liberal arts and for her work as chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Professors Russo and Strickler Elected President and Vice President of National Federation of Opticianry School

April 11, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On February 29, 2014, at the annual business meeting of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) in Dallas, Texas, New York City College of Technology Professors Robert J. Russo and Kimberly Strickler were elected president and vice president, respectively.

Honorable Mention

April 11, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Recently, BMCC student Rada Mayya Kostadinova was one of four CUNY students to receive honorable mention for the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, the premier federally funded scholarship for undergraduates in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Thousands of students are nominated for this award, and their undergraduate research experience weighs heavily in the selection process.

Five Student Teams Win $8,000 in Spitzer School Brick Design Contest

April 10, 2014 | City College

Competition sponsored by masonry contractors, bricklayers union challenges third-year architecture students to design meditation space for church

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York today announced the winners of $8,000 in prizes in a competition intended to help students learn how to design with brick. Dean George Ranalli and Professor Christian Volkmann, coordinator of the third-year undergraduate studio, presented the awards at a ceremony in the school’s Sciame Auditorium.