News from The City University of New York

Lehman College Child Care Center Wins International Recognition for Design and Construction

April 8, 2014 | Lehman College

Axis Construction, construction manager and contractor for Lehman’s Child Care Center, was honored with the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) first place Award of Distinction in the permanent modular education category for buildings over 10,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art project was judged against entries from around the world in a highly competitive international contest.

Poster Pride

April 8, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Richard Harris Terrace buzzed with conversation as student researchers stood by large, three-panel posters and explained their research projects to guests filing up and down the long rows of exhibit tables.
Three faculty judges examined each poster, using a rubric to organize their assessment.

J. Max Bond Center Hosts Public Interest Design Institute

April 7, 2014 | City College

Nearly 100 architects, landscape architects and community development professionals from several states attended a two-day Public Interest Design Institute held March 24 – 25 at City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture. The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, Design Corps and the SEED Network (Social, Economic, Environmental Design) organized the event, one of the largest of its kind to date.

LAGRANT Foundation Awards Scholarships to 3 City College Students

April 7, 2014 | City College

One undergraduate, two graduate students from CCNY Media & Communication Arts Department are recipients

Three students from The City College of New York Media And Communication Arts (MCA) Department – an undergraduate advertising/public relations major and two students in the new Masters in Branding + Integrated Communications program – are LAGRANT Foundation 2014 scholarship recipients. The scholarships support students from ethnically diverse backgrounds pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and public relations.

Scientist seeks safe treatment for cephalopods

April 7, 2014 | The University

Olivia Mae Davis, a student at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in New York City, is currently working with octopuses to determine how they are affected by anesthesia.

Spitzer School Students Design Residence for Peruvian Hospital

April 7, 2014 | City College

Visiting volunteers working at a hospital in rural Peru will soon have an environmentally friendly residence to stay at thanks, in part to the efforts of two graduate students in City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The Yantaló Volunteer House, which is affiliated with the Yantaló Peru Foundation, is expected to open later this year.

A Revolutionary Find

April 7, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Michael C.Hattem, a teaching fellow and research assistant at Yale, was tapped to do a textual analysis of an unprecedented American document written in 1775.

J-School Gets Grant for Public Housing Mold Project

April 4, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="J-School Gets Grant for Public Housing Mold Project" title="J-School Gets Grant for Public Housing Mold Project" style="float:right;" />The J-School’s NYCity News Service will team with the New York Daily News on a pioneering digital reporting effort to track the scourge of mold in New York City public housing developments.

Annual Community Council Luncheon

April 4, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Please join the Community Council for the Medgar Evers College (MEC) at the Annual Scholarship and Leadership Awards Luncheon which will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

April 7 Forum to Spotlight Seismic Shifts in Views of Disability

April 4, 2014 | City College

Leading American anthropologists Faye Ginsburg, a MacArthur fellow, and Rayna Rapp to examine forces reshaping the culture of disability

Today, new conceptions of disability are sweeping the public imagination. Casting off imagery of recuperation, tragedy, and weakness, people with disabled bodies are moving beyond “inclusion” to claim their worth on every stage.

CCNY CPS Offers Visual Storytelling and Broadway Production

April 3, 2014 | City College

Award-winning producers Richard Martin and Alia Jones-Harvey and voiceover guru Evan Malter are among noted professionals teaching media and theatrical courses this spring in The City College of New York’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) program.

Erin Horan’s Project is Finalist for Best Student Investigation in the Nation

April 3, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Erin Horan’s Project is Finalist for Best Student Investigation in the Nation’13 alum Erin Horan’s indepth look at the New York City Police Department’s history of shooting innocent bystanders was honored in this year’s Investigative Reporters & Editors awards competition.