News from The City University of New York

Four Journalists Chosen in Second Round of Business Reporting Fellowships

February 24, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The winning projects will explore the rise of genetic medical tests, efforts to improve safety at Bangladesh’s troubled textile factories, the link between digital labor and the de-skilling of the American workplace, and the impact of new high-tech meat substitutes on the environment and the traditional meat industry.

City College Celebrates Women’s History Month

February 24, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York begins its 2015 Women’s History Month (WHM) observance Tuesday, March 3, with a program of speakers and networking session 12 – 2 p.m. in the North Academic Center (NAC) Ballroom. The kickoff and other City College WHM events are free and open to the public.

CCNY Students Scoop International Prize with “Smart Sockets”

February 23, 2015 | City College

“Smart Bridge Sockets,” a home energy management system that enables residential consumers to efficiently and autonomously manage home appliances, earned three City College of New York electrical engineering students first place in an international competition at the United Nations.

Roosevelt Institute Publishes Five CCNY Student Policy Papers

February 20, 2015 | City College

For the second year running, seven City College of New York student members of the Roosevelt Institute have had five papers accepted for publication in the Institute’s annual “10 Ideas Series” coming out in March. The booklet is a compilation of papers by Roosevelt student chapter members from the progressive non-profit organization’s more than 120 affiliated campuses.

Baruch College Presents Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Elif Batuman

February 19, 2015 | Baruch College

The Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program, part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College presents a reading and conversation with author Elif Batuman, Spring 2015 Harman-Writer-In-Residence.

Baruch College Hosts 10th Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture

February 19, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College welcomes Henry R. Kravis, Co-founder, Co-Chairman and CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company as keynote speaker of the 10th Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture.

Inaugural CUNY Theatre Festival at CCNY Draws Stars

February 18, 2015 | City College

Actors Delroy Lindo, Laura Osnes and Amanda Quaid will be among the speakers at the inaugural CUNY Theatre Festival at The City College of New York, Saturday, February 21. The event, 12 Noon to 10 p.m. in Aaron Davis Hall, features workshops and student productions from eight CUNY schools. All the events are free and open to the public.

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

Prof. Robson on AL Chief Justice Moore’s Objection to Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban

February 18, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Earlier this week, the Associate Press reported on the objection of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore to a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile that Alabama’s gay marriage ban violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection and due process. Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson spoke to the AP about Moore’s objection. […]

Prof. White Testifies at House Judiciary Hearing About Mortgage Counseling

February 18, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Alan White testified this week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about mortgage settlements between the Department of Justice and Citigroup and Bank of America.

Stem Cell Researcher Elaine Fuchs to Speak at CCNY March 12

February 18, 2015 | City College

Dr. Elaine Fuchs, an internationally renowned expert in skin biology, its stem cells and associated human genetic disorders, will deliver the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York, Thursday, March 12. Her talk, “Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer,” will begin at 5 p.m. in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Guttman Hosts CUNY Student Networking Reception

February 18, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On February 6, the Guttman Student Government Association (SGA) and the University Student Senate co-sponsored a Student Leaders Networking Reception for CUNY students. CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Frank Sanchez, and Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Board Secretary Jay Hershenson were in attendance along with over 80 CUNY student leaders […]

43rd Annual CCNY Poetry Festival set for May 8

February 17, 2015 | City College

Pulitzer-Prize winning poet winning author Tracy K. Smith will be the featured guest poet at the 43rd annual City College of New York Poetry Festival, Friday, May 8. The all-verse event runs 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aronow Theater, located in CCNY’s NAC building. Dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” the festival is New York’s longest-running poetry celebration.