News from The City University of New York

CCNY lands in Social Mobility Index’s top ten

November 11, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York ranks fifth in the 2015 Social Mobility Index, which measures contributions toward narrowing the economic gap in the U.S.

What Yelp Can Tell Us About Gentrification and Race

November 11, 2015 | The University

A new, just-published study by the sociologist Sharon Zukin—known for her earlier work on lofts, artists, and gentrification—along with Scarlett Lindeman and Laurie Hurson of the City University of New York, sheds new light on the connection between gentrification, restaurants, and race. The study examines this nexus by using online Yelp reviews of restaurants in two rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods with very different populations: Greenpoint and Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Bed-Stuy.

Shy Eel Glows Bright Green, Possibly As a ‘Sexy Charm’

November 11, 2015 | The University

When scuba-diving scientists serendipitously spotted a glowing green eel in January 2011, they had no idea what caused it to light up like a brilliant neon sign.

CCNY researchers open “Golden Window” in deep brain imaging

November 11, 2015 | City College

The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a “Golden Window” for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research associate in City College’s Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, and the biology department.

“November is CUNY Month” Features Campus Tours, Exciting Events

November 10, 2015 | The University

November is CUNY Month, The City University of New York’s annual celebration that features campus tours, information sessions, open houses, financial aid workshops, cultural events, lectures, art exhibits, performances, book talks, workshops for veterans and immigrants, and special events throughout the University.

Baruch College Ranked in Top 10 For Undergraduate and Graduate Programs In Entrepreneurship

November 10, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College offers two of the top 10 programs in the country for students who seek to launch their own business, according to The Princeton Review. The college significantly improved its rankings in the annual survey in both the graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship categories.

Baruch College Designated A 2016 Military Friendly School

November 9, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which connects the military and civilian worlds through publications like G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.

Women’s Soccer Back on Top; Defeat Lehman in CUNYAC Final

November 7, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team kept their dream season intact with another win for the ages, this time scoring a 2-1, overtime, victory over top-seeded Lehman College as part of the 2015 CUNYAC Women’s Soccer Postseason Championship at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY.

Queens College Recognized for its Support of Veterans

November 6, 2015 | Queens College

In the past few weeks, Queens College was recognized by two guidebooks for its strong support of veterans transitioning to college.

Fifty-four students receive scholarships at CCNY alumni event

November 6, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s annual alumni dinner at the New York Hilton is not only about honoring the institution’s alumni for postgraduate achievements. Every year, City College students, ranging from freshmen to graduates, receive scholarships for academic excellence at the glittering event.

CUNY Students Go for the Value

November 6, 2015 | CUNY Matters

A MAJORITY OF CUNY students are satisfied with the value of their college education and with their academic experience at the University – a strong endorsement mirrored in this fall’s continued record-breaking enrollment.