The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe, who has been President of Cumberland County College for the past six years, as President of Bronx Community College.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez, a distinguished academic leader, teacher and experienced administrator, as the President of Hostos Community College. Dr. Gomez has served as Interim President of Hostos for the past year.
National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams convened a roundtable of faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College to discuss the importance of innovative humanities programs in liberal arts education, highlighting the federal agency’s recent announcement of its new community colleges grant program.
This new grant program, Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges is the latest NEH effort to expand the humanities resources and educational opportunities available to historically underserved student populations. The grant program is part of NEH’s agency-wide initiative The Common Good: TheHumanities in the Public Square , which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.
The City University of New York Board of Trustees has renamed CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx the Dr. Derrick Griffith CUNY Preparatory School to honor its founding principal who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.
City College of New York researchers led by chemist George John have developed an eco-friendly biodegradable green “herding” agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.
Associate Professor of Psychology Timothy Ellmore of the City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership recently received a $469,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year study of how memories become permanent.
The three-year project, funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences, will explore how to design computer games that sharpen students’ learning.
The College of Staten Island is hosting two world class dancers as part of The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a new residency program providing rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies. Maira Duarte is a Mexican dancer, teacher and choreographer whose choreographies have been presented in several venues and festivals in Mexico, Spain, Uganda and the United States.
The past academic year has been exceptionally rewarding for Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed, who has earned four major grants for his work in treating mobility complications due to serious spinal cord injuries. The grants, two awarded by the New York State Department of Health, one by PSC CUNY, and one by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) total nearly $850,000 toward Dr.
One hundred and sixty students from 50 high schools across the five boroughs will attend the 2015 New York STEM Institute summer program June 29 – August 7 at the City College of New York. The goal of the Institute is to prepare high school students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, to successfully pursue college majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Eight Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students at Queensborough Community College were awarded summer National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) awards this past spring and are currently conducting supervised undergraduate research this summer at prestigious non-CUNY institutions including Princeton University, SUNY Binghamton and the University of Connecticut.
With deepest appreciation, we commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and The New York City Council on the budget agreement on the 2015-16 New York City budget and for its historic investment in The City University of New York.
Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce that its 2015 Summer Jazzy Jazz Festival will be held on eight Friday evenings from July 10 to August 28 in front of the College’s Academic Complex building at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Crown Street.