News from The City University of New York

New Innovation Lab at Lehman College Grooms IT Professionals, Businesses

August 21, 2015 | Lehman College

“It’s a win-win situation for everyone,” explains Eva Sofianos, a Lehman alumna from ’04, ’06 and IBM IT Specialist, who co-ran the summer pilot program. “Here are businesses in need of IT solutions and students in need of opportunities to build their experience. The training this program provides is rigorous, but at the end the students are ready to move to the next level in their careers.”

[video] Air Guitar hero: Staten Island’s Airistotle in World Championship

August 21, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE. — Before he even takes the stage, the crowd goes wild for Airistotle. Shielding his eyes from the spotlights, the boyish 26-year-old entertainer looks out onto his audience, a “wow” taking shape across his mouth. A young lady in the front row screams her intentions to be the mother of his child.

Eric Lott Explains ‘Jim Crow’ in National Geographic Feature

August 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In a new National Geographic feature, Professor Eric Lott (English/Comparative Literature), offers insight into the origins of “Jim Crow,” a shorthand term with long historical roots.

Duncan Faherty Named Inaugural Director of the GC’s Early Research Initiative

August 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Duncan Faherty (GC/Queens, English/American Studies) has been named inaugural director of the Graduate Center’s new Early Research Initiative (ERI), which will provide opportunities for doctoral students to do exploratory research early in their graduate careers.

A Book Launch for Dr. Obasegun Awolabi & Professor Vanessa A. Holloway

August 20, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Currently nominated for the Benjamin Hooks National Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work on the American Civil Rights Movement and its Legacy, Getting Away with Murder: The Twentieth-Century Struggle for Civil Rights in the U.S. Senate, investigates the underlying motives of opposition to Senate filibustering and invites an intellectual discussion on why Southern Democrats thought states’ rights were the remedy to lynching, when, in fact, the phenomenon was a baffling national crisis.

Faculty Member Presents at Summer Forum and Selected for National Leadership Institute

August 20, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On July 23, Assistant Professor of English Nicola Blake represented Guttman at the Lincoln Center Education’s (LCE) Summer Forum, where she participated on a panel: Action Research: Creating a Community of Practice. This three-week summer forum allowed participants to tailor a discussion of their choice ranging in topics from teaching artistry to arts and the […]

Michael Stillitano ’90 Elected President of the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the NJCPA

August 20, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Michael A. Stillitano ’90, CPA and adjunct professor of accounting at the College of Staten Island, School of Business, has been elected President of the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) for a one-year term beginning June 1, 2015.

CUNY ASRC to host 2015 Women in Science forum “Breaking Barriers to Success”

August 20, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center

The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) will host the 2015 Inspiring Women Scientists forum sponsored by the CUNY Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Environmental CrossRoads Initiative team members featured in Science, Daedalus and Global Environmental Change on global water systems

August 20, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center, Environmental Sciences

Five papers written by members and affiliates of The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental CrossRoads Initiative have been published recently, including three in Science magazine.

Foreign Fulbright students pursue CCNY degrees

August 19, 2015 | City College

City College’s fall semester intake includes Ukrainian journalist, activist and art lover Asia Bazdyrieva. She is one of four Fulbright Foreign Student Program recipients accepted at City College for graduate studies and research.

Francesca Lingo’s summer NASA experience

August 18, 2015 | City College

Less than two weeks before the start of the fall semester, Francesca Lingo put an impressive freshman year at City College behind her with a NASA presentation on “Earth’s Past as a Window on Exoplanet Habitability.” The prospective physics major was a participant in the Summer 2015 NASA New York City Research Initiative (NYCRI) Internship program at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in Manhattan.

College Confers 68 Associate Degrees after Spring II Session– Exceeds Three-Year Graduation Rate Goal

August 18, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On August 14, 2015, Guttman Community College conferred 68 associate degrees: 13 were awarded to students from the inaugural 2012 cohort and 55 were awarded to students who entered in 2013. 16 students from the 2013 cohort also graduated with Honors by having cumulative GPAs of 3.5 or higher: Naef Ahmed Morgan Allphin Kraig Amundsen […]

Dean Michelle Anderson Reflects on Julian Bond’s Legacy

August 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.

Guttman Student Selected for CUNY Women’s Public Service Internship Program

August 17, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Continuing student and Urban Studies major Mirella Laure has been selected to participate in CUNY’s Public Service Internship Program for the fall of 2015 semester. Amanda Lopez, Human Services major was named as an alternate. Coordinated by the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs, this internship program competitively selects students applying from each […]