News from The City University of New York

Class of ’15 Student Lands Exclusive During Home Visit to Martinique

January 15, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Cariba Party’s story on Officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe, the policewoman from Martinique murdered in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attack, was published in The Daily News.

CCNY Dean Mary Driscoll Named Harold Kobliner Chair

January 15, 2015 | City College

Dr. Mary Erina Driscoll, dean of The City College of New York’s School of Education (SOE), has been named the Harold Kobliner Chair in Education at CCNY. The Kobliner Chair is bestowed upon a distinguished and committed faculty member in the SOE. It is named after Harold Kobliner, a 1950 CCNY alumnus, in tribute to his 40 years of service in the New York City public school system.

Guttman’s Department of Transportation Interns Honored

January 14, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On December 19, 2014, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) in collaboration with the City University of New York held its inaugural cohort completion ceremony at the CUNY Central office. Sixteen CUNY students were honored with trophies and certificates for excellence in the Sidewalk Inspection Management (SIM) internship at the DOT. The Office […]

New UF study reveals oldest primate lived in trees

January 14, 2015 | The University

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

Transportation Expert Neville Parker Receives CUTC Award

January 14, 2015 | City College

Dr. Neville A. Parker, Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Civil Engineering at The City College of New York, has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC).

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

January 14, 2015 | The University

Chemists have designed a carbohydrate-based molecule that can surround and strangle bone cancer cells by self-assembling into a tangled web of nanofibers (J. Am. Chem.

Soc. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ ja5111893). The molecule spares healthy cells because its assembly is triggered by an enzyme that’s overexpressed on cancer cells.

Guttman Holds Third Annual All-College Faculty-Staff Meeting

January 13, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On January 7 Guttman Community College held its third annual All-College Faculty-Staff meeting. Organized by Stuart Cochran, Dean of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, the all-campus retreat provided members of the College community an opportunity to share stories and to discuss ideas and concerns. President Scott E. Evenbeck began the meeting with the State of […]

CCNY Biologist Ana Carnaval Inspires Female Researchers

January 13, 2015 | City College

In a field often dominated by men, City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval’s lab at CCNY’s Harlem campus breaks the mold. During her four years at CCNY, she has mentored 21 women at different career stages – from college freshmen to international post doctorates. Up to 73 % of the researchers associated with her lab are female.

Student Teams to Present Final Ideas For CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition

January 13, 2015 | Baruch College

Ten student teams from The City University of New York will present their final five-minute presentations on how to improve the future operations of higher education and New York City government services using the IBM Watson cognitive technology.

Geraldo Rivera Creates Fund for Social Work and Disability Studies

January 13, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Geraldo Rivera returned to the Willowbrook neighborhood of Staten Island, NY to be the speaker at the College of Staten Island’s (CSI)  Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work commencement ceremony in May 2014. The graduates from this newly accredited program were so impressive, their chosen profession so vital, that Rivera was inspired to establish The Geraldo Rivera Fund for Social Work and Disability Studies at the College.

Greenland Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

January 12, 2015 | City College

As the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world, the massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is recognized as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea levels due to glacial meltwater.

New Student Orientation

January 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

On January 23rd and January 24th Medgar Evers College (MEC) will offer a one-day orientation for students beginning their MEC experience in the Spring semester. Whether you are a first-year student who took the Fall semester off, a returning adult student coming back from a hiatus from school, or a transfer student from another university, our qualified staff is here to help you!

Baruch College Hosts CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship Demo Day

January 12, 2015 | Baruch College

Student entrepreneurs from the City University of New York presented their best pitch for a chance to win up to $15,000 at the CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship Demo Day, held at Baruch College on January 8.

Alumni Wine and Cheese Social

January 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is pleased to announce that it will host an Alumni Wine & Cheese Social, Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The social will give MEC graduates an opportunity to reconnect with other alumni in a relaxed setting in the beautiful new Welcome Center while enjoying tasty cheeses and delicious wines.

Public Health Grand Rounds Featuring NYC DOHMH Commissioner Mary Bassett, MD, MPH

January 10, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Please join us on Monday, February 2nd, 4:30-6:00pm  at The CUNY Graduate Center, 9100, Skylight Room for the DPH Program’s monthly Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series featuring NYC’s new Health Commissioner, Mary Bassett, MD, MPH. Dr. Bassett was named the NYC DOHMH Commissioner in January 2014. She has more than 30 years of public