News from The City University of New York

Jim Stimpson named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

April 16, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

Jim Stimpson, PhD, founding director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), will begin his role at the CUNY School of Public Health on July 1.  The CUNY SPH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs serves as the school’s chief academic officer, providing the intellectual and administrative leadership for academic programs, […]

Greenland Darkening to Continue, Predicts CCNY Expert Marco Tedesco

April 16, 2015 | City College

Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, Dr. Marco Tedesco, a City College of New York scientist, said at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna today.

Bronx Institute Nets New $3.8 Million Grant for GEAR UP Program

April 16, 2015 | Lehman College

The Bronx Institute at Lehman College is on a roll with the acquisition of yet another major grant. This one is a six-year $1.9 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Services Corp. for the Institute’s acclaimed GEAR UP program. The Institute’s partners have agreed to match the grant dollar-for-dollar, bringing the total to $3.8 million per year.

Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Founder, Featured at 4/20 Graduate Center Talk

April 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Brewster Kahle — inventor, philanthropist, and founder of the Internet Archive — will be the featured speaker at the Graduate Center’s annual Friends of the Library talk on Monday, April 20.

Class of 2015 Students Land Top-Notch Internships for the Summer

April 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Among the media outlets that will be hosting our students are the AP in Tokyo, The Marshall Project, MSNBC, Spanish-language El Diario, VICE Sports, Thomson Reuters, and Storyhunter.

Dual International MBAs- USA & Israeli

April 16, 2015 | Baruch College

The School of Business at the College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS) and the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College-CUNY, are launching a unique international MBA program, conferring dual MBA degrees- an American degree from CUNY and an Israeli one from COMAS.

Hostos Front And Center At Somos El Futuro Conference In Albany

April 16, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students played the part of public officials, debated important social issues, and lended a huge hand at the annual Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany the weekend of March 20, 2015.

GC English Student Named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

April 15, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

GC doctoral student Joshua Mehigan (English) has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry.

GC Music Student Awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 15, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

GC doctoral student Polina Nazaykinskaya (Music Composition) has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, the premier graduate school award for immigrants and children of immigrants.

President Evenbeck Participates on Panel to Discuss Improving Community College Completion Rates

April 15, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On April 7 President Scott E. Evenbeck participated on a panel to address ways to improve community college completion rates. This event was sponsored by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia’s Teachers College to mark the publication of Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Plan to Student Success written by Thomas Bailey, Shanna […]

CUNY Start Awarded $2.5 Million Grant By Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

April 15, 2015 | The University

The City University’s CUNY Start program has received a four-year $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to serve young people coming out of foster care who have remedial needs and want to pursue associate degrees at CUNY. Under terms of the grant, CUNY Start will establish strategic partnerships with foster care agencies and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services to create a pipeline for 325 Transition Aged Youth (TAY) into and through CUNY Start and the University’s acclaimed Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).

Physicist Myriam Sarachik Speaks on the Rights of Women in the Sciences

April 14, 2015 | City College

More than 70 years ago, Myriam Sarachik’s family fled her native Belgium when the Germans invaded. After several attempts they succeeded in escaping the Nazis in late 1941. They lived for more than five years in Cuba and then settled in New York in 1947. In the early 1960s, Dr. Sarachik battled hard to gain a faculty position in physics at a time when there were few women in the field.

Issue 11 Of The “Hostos Review” Being Launched To Celebrate Unpublished Literature Of Non-Fiction By Latina Writers

April 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Several distinguished authors will “cross borders” as part of a multimedia event on April 16, at 5 p.m., at Pregones Theatre in the South Bronx to talk about their contributions to the Hostos Review/ Revista Hostosiana (Issue No. 11): Stirred Ground: Non-fiction Writing by Contemporary Latina and Latin American Women Authors, edited by Hostos Humanities Professor, Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla.

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter Visits Hostos to Talk About the State of Music Industry

April 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

As Hostos Community College’s Media Design Program continues to grow and attract more students, it received a huge boost when Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Tidal executive, Vania Schlogel, visited the College on April 1, 2015, to discuss the state of the music industry and Carter’s new venture.

Hostos Professor Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez Taking His Expertise Abroad

April 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

In April, Hostos Associate Professor of Chemistry and Unit Coordinator-Natural Sciences Department, Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez, embarked on a three-month world tour, lecturing on best teaching practices at the National University of Costa Rica, the National University of Bogotá, and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.