News from The City University of New York

CCNY Marks Jonas Salk Centenary, October 23

September 11, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, one of its most distinguished alumni, with a symposium 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, on the CCNY campus.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 11, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is proud to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month. From the period of September 15 to October 15, Americans recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month will explore creative expressions of Latino identity through cultural displays, poetry, music, film, visual arts and panel discussions.

INRC Client Released from Bagram and Reunited with His Family

September 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.

Gallery Walk Encourages Students to Explore New York’s Many Neighborhoods

September 11, 2014 | Guttman Community College

On September 2, first-year Guttman students capped their two-week Summer Bridge experience by presenting their final projects as part of the Summer Bridge 2014 Gallery Walk. Students were assigned to visit different New York City neighborhoods as a group of travelers with one of the following criteria: A family with children younger than 8 A family […]

Chemists Discover Way Nose Perceives Common Class of Odors

September 10, 2014 | City College

Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected chemical strategy employed by the mammalian nose to detect chemicals known as aldehydes.

Faculty Members Coates and Richen Make The Root 100 List of Black Influencers

September 10, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Faculty Members Coates and Richen Make The Root 100 List of Black Influencers" title="Faculty Members Coates and Richen Make The Root 100 List of Black Influencers" style="float:right;" />Journalist-in-Residence Ta-Nehisi Coates ranked No. 1 among African Americans 45 years old and younger who are responsible for the year’s most significant moments and themes.


September 10, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York has received a five-year, $2.6 million Title V grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to establish “ADELANTE,” a program designed to reinvigorate, enhance, and accelerate progress through the developmental sequence, as well as enhance college credit courses and expand faculty development and research immersion.

National Poetic Day of Action

September 10, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The English Department and the Charles Evans Inniss Library of Medgar Evers College are very excited to have student poets and performers share their work, and the work of others who lend their voices to speak out on issues of social justice and police brutality, during the National Poetic Day of Action.

Baruch College Ranks #25 Among Best Colleges in Region, According to U.S. News & World Report

September 10, 2014 | Baruch College

For the fifth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baruch College among the top 25 Regional Universities in the North at #25 on its “Top Regional Universities” annual rankings list.

CSTEP Students Win First Place 7th Year in a Row

September 10, 2014 | College of Staten Island

For the seventh year in a row, a College of Staten Island student earned first- place honors in at least one category at the 22nd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. In his first presentation ever, Joseph Inigo earned first place in BioChemistry for his poster titled “Targeted and Lipid-Complexed Forms of Curcumin as a Remedy for Brain Tumors,” which studies the culinary spice turmeric and its anticancer properties.

Medgar Welcomes the Deputy Governor of Anambra, Nigeria

September 9, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Department of Public Administration, in collaboration with the MEC Student Government Association, is excited to host Dr. Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor of Anambra, Nigeria.

Dennis Sullivan Wins 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics

September 9, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Dennis Sullivan, who holds the Albert Einstein Chair in Science (Mathematics), has been awarded the 2014 Balzan Prize.