News from The City University of New York

Governor Cuomo Appoints CUNY Board Member Brian D. Obergfell to The City University Construction Fund

June 20, 2015 | The University

CUNY Board member Brian D. Obergfell, an attorney with an extensive background in banking, real estate and commercial finance, was named by Governor Cuomo to The City University Construction Fund, a public-benefit corporation through which facilities are provided for CUNY’s colleges and graduate institutions.

CCNY theater grad wins cover lead role in Lion King national tour

June 19, 2015 | City College

City College of New York theater graduate Darilyn Castillo ’13 just landed the cover lead role of Nala in the national tour of The Lion King – which should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her.

Two New CUNY Trustees and New CUNY Construction Fund Member Appointed

June 19, 2015 | The University

Two new members of The CUNY Board of Trustees and one new member of The City University of New York Construction Fund (CUCF), were confirmed on June 18th by the New York State Senate.

College Celebrates Second Commencement

June 18, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, The City University of New York’s first new community college in more than 40 years, celebrated its second commencement on June 17. The commencement ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater, John Jay College of Criminal […]

Queensborough Community College Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

June 17, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Dr. Simran Kaur, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough Community College, has been awarded the Fulbright Academic and Professional Excellence Award (2014-15).

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier on His New Book about the Death Penalty in America

June 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Jeff Kirchmeier answers questions about his new book Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty.

Eleanore Wurtzel (GC/Lehman) Identifies Enzyme to Potentially End Vitamin A Deficiency

June 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Lehman College

Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biochemistry/Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide.

Eight CCNY students awarded U.S. Geological Survey internships

June 16, 2015 | City College

Eight City College of New York students are spending summer working across the United States after being awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) internships. This year’s USGS awards to City College are two more than in 2014.

Grad student Amaury Rodriguez co-edits Black Scholar special issue

June 15, 2015 | City College

Amaury Rodriguez, a graduate student in the School of Education at The City College of New York, has co-edited a special issue of The Black Scholar journal on the complexities of Black cultural politics in the Dominican Republic.

50 Medgar Evers College Prep High School Students Earn College Degrees

June 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As high school seniors all over the tri-state look towards starting college this fall, 50 students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (MECPHS) will begin their first semesters with a degree already in hand.

CCNY’s Jennifer Katona wins national theatre education award

June 11, 2015 | City College

Jennifer Katona, lecture and director of The City College of New York’s graduate program in educational theatre, has been named recipient of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Lin Wright Special Recognition Award. She will receive the honor at AATE’s 2015 national conference in Milwaukee, Wis., August 5-9.

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY and NYC Department of Education Host Parent Conference

June 11, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Center for Immigrant Education and Training (CIET) at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY), and the New York City Department of Education hosted a parent conference on June 9 at LaGuardia for families of English Language Learners (ELLs).

Guttman Community College to Celebrate Its Second Commencement on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 11, 2015 | Guttman Community College

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2015–Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, The City University of New York’s first new community college in more than 40 years, will celebrate its second commencement on June 17th with 156 graduating students. The commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

Ph.D. Candidate Micki Kaufman Receives Prestigious Award for ‘Quantifying Kissinger’ Project

June 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. candidate Micki Kaufman (History), a former GC Digital Fellow, was recently awarded the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize from the Association for Computers and the Humanities.