News from The City University of New York

Economics Students Participate in Federal Reserve Bank Macro Boot Camp

September 24, 2015 | Uncategorized

Professor Sebastien Buttet and nine students from his Principles of Macroeconomics 201 course participated in the College Fed Challenge sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on September 18. This “Macro Boot Camp” is the first part of the Fed Challenge, an outreach program run by the Federal Reserve Bank where college students […]

Telecommuting works best in moderation, science shows

September 24, 2015 | The University

Organizations are increasingly offering employees a variety of work-from-home options despite sometimes conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of telecommuting. A comprehensive new report reveals that telecommuting can boost employee job satisfaction and productivity, but only when it’s carefully implemented with specific individual and organizational factors in mind.

Researchers develop promising metal-based compound to fight kidney cancer

September 24, 2015 | The University

Researchers developed a promising metal-based compound that destroys kidney cancer cells, while leaving normal cells unharmed. The findings may provide a new way of treating kidney cancer, opening the potential for more potent and less toxic therapies that would give cancer patients a better quality of life.

GC Student Agustin Indaco to Present at NYC Media Lab Summit

September 24, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. student Agustin Indaco (Economics) has been selected to present the GC’s interactive installation “On Broadway” at NYC Media Lab’s annual summit on Friday, September 25.

Freudenberg Health Equity Webinar Available Here

September 23, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health, recently presented a webinar on Moving Public Health Upstream to Reduce Health Inequities. The presentation serves as a training for the Region 2 Public Health Training Center at the Columbia University School of Public Health. Public health professionals working for state […]

College Holds Second All-College Faculty-Staff Meeting for 2015

September 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

The College held its second All-College Faculty-Staff Meeting for this year on September 17. President Scott E. Evenbeck opened the meeting with welcoming remarks and a brief update about the status of the College. He then charged the Middle States Working Groups to begin their work on researching and writing the Self-Study Report. Attendees were then […]

Preparing for Pope Francis, A Look Back to 1979 Papal Visit

September 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ arrival in New York City, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives have released a video highlighting the historic 1979 visit by Pope John Paul II.

Kingsborough Community College Awarded Achieving the Dream Leader College Status

September 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) today announced that the College, as the only City University of New York school, as well as the only New York state community college, this year earned Leader College distinction—a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. KCC has shown how data can inform policy and practice to help community college students achieve their goals, resulting in improved skills, better employability, and economic growth for families, communities, and the nation as a whole.

BMCC Fall Career Fair Offers Opportunities to Students

September 22, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Almost 500 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students donned professional attire and made their way to the BMCC gym for the Fall 2015 Center for Career Development Career Fair on Tuesday, September 22.