News from The City University of New York

LaGuardia Students Learn to Negotiate Like United Nations Ambassadors

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nine LaGuardia Community College students had the opportunity to practice international diplomacy first hand last month as delegates to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, DC.

Michael Collins, Liliana Katechis (Head Delegate), Diego Oliveros, Jhon Ortiz, Kennya Pesantez, Sarah Mindana, Kimberly Mota, Beatriz Ramos and Kevin Sarmiento, along with faculty mentor David Styler, attended the three day conference held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

LaGuardia Community College Delegates Shine at Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.

Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Statement from James B. Milliken on the Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force Report

November 21, 2014 | The University

Congratulations to Mayor de Blasio and his Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force on an important and timely report. CUNY has been pleased to have been so active in shaping the report, and looks forward to working with the Mayor and his administration to implement its recommendations.

Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 21, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., Medgar Evers College will celebrate the culmination of a goal set years ago with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly renovated Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library. The state-of-the-art facility serves the information needs of the student body of Medgar Evers College, the University, and the community at large.

The New York Times – Article About Struggle to Raise Funds to Support LaGuardia Students

November 20, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The New York Times article discusses the wonderful contributions LaGuardia Foundation board member, Marilyn Skony Stamm, and various donors, including Mark C. Healy, have given to LaGuardia for scholarships—aiding in student’s completion of college. Unfortunately, community colleges are underfunded when compared to private institutions, and like LaGuardia, they continue to struggle to raise funds to support their students.

GC Announces Inaugural Recipient of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Endowed Chair

November 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center today announced the appointment of Celina K. Su, associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, as the inaugural Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Chair.

Cocaine disrupts woman’s estrus cycle, may explain sex differences in cocaine addiction

November 20, 2014 | The University

Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine’s ability to disrupt a woman’s estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffeine may be neuroprotective and able to block cocaine’s direct effects on the estrus cycle reveals novel treatment possibilities, according to an article published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Hostos Community College Educator Cynthia Jones Earns National Honor As 2014 New York State Professor Of The Year

November 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Hostos Community College English Department Lecturer Cynthia Jones the 2014 New York State Professor of the Year.

12/1: EPIDEMIOLOGISTS DISCUSS #EBOLA

November 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

On Monday, December 1, a panel of leading epidemiologists will discuss the Ebola epidemic—response, preparedness, and lessons—followed by audience Q&A.