News from The City University of New York

Francesca Lingo’s summer NASA experience

August 18, 2015 | City College

Less than two weeks before the start of the fall semester, Francesca Lingo put an impressive freshman year at City College behind her with a NASA presentation on “Earth’s Past as a Window on Exoplanet Habitability.” The prospective physics major was a participant in the Summer 2015 NASA New York City Research Initiative (NYCRI) Internship program at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in Manhattan.

College Confers 68 Associate Degrees after Spring II Session– Exceeds Three-Year Graduation Rate Goal

August 18, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On August 14, 2015, Guttman Community College conferred 68 associate degrees: 13 were awarded to students from the inaugural 2012 cohort and 55 were awarded to students who entered in 2013. 16 students from the 2013 cohort also graduated with Honors by having cumulative GPAs of 3.5 or higher: Naef Ahmed Morgan Allphin Kraig Amundsen […]

Dean Michelle Anderson Reflects on Julian Bond’s Legacy

August 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law celebrates the legacy of civil rights leader Julian Bond, who spoke at the 2011 commencement and received an honorary degree.

Guttman Student Selected for CUNY Women’s Public Service Internship Program

August 17, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Continuing student and Urban Studies major Mirella Laure has been selected to participate in CUNY’s Public Service Internship Program for the fall of 2015 semester. Amanda Lopez, Human Services major was named as an alternate. Coordinated by the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs, this internship program competitively selects students applying from each […]

CCNY Grove School’s Biomedical Engineering Department to be honored for commitment to diversity

August 13, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York Grove School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award.

Knight-VICE Innovators Fund Announces Support For First Four Projects

August 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The $500,000 fund gives financial backing to journalists from around the world working on projects that have the potential to transform the way people relate to news.

Knight-VICE Innovators Fund Announces Support For First Four Projects

August 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The $500,000 fund gives financial backing to journalists from around the world working on projects that have the potential to transform the way people relate to news.

Barbara Schwartz-Bechet ’89 named Associate Dean at Salus Univeristy

August 13, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, EdD has been named associate dean for the Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation (CER). Dr. Schwartz-Bechet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College, a Master of Science in Education from the College of Staten Island and a Doctor of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University – Teachers College.

LaGuardia Community College Helps Immigrant Nurses Become Re-Credentialed in New York

August 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Forty immigrant nurses were honored during a special ceremony at LaGuardia Community College on August 11. All have completed the college’s inaugural NCLEX-RN Preparation Course for English Language Learners (ELLs) to prepare them for the certification exam that is part of the re-credentialing process to return to work as Registered Nurses in the State of New York.

Operated under LaGuardia’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training, and part of the college’s New York City Welcome Back Center, which guides internationally trained healthcare professionals through New York’s re-credentialing process, the course prepares those with a nursing degree from another country with the English and workforce skills necessarily to pass the state board of nursing’s National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Colin Powell School at CCNY to offer pro-seminar on immigration in American life

August 12, 2015 | City College

mmigration is such a vital part of the history of this country and this city, and the City College of New York has traditionally been a pathway for immigrants to educational, personal and professional achievement. With this history in mind, Dean Vincent Boudreau of City College’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership – named for a famous son of Jamaican immigrants – created the Dean’s Pro-Seminar on Immigration in American Life.

NYCity News Service Projects Named Finalists in National Competition

August 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

“Counterfeit Ed” and “The Missing” (pictured above) made the cut in the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards competition. The winner will be announced Sept. 26.

NYCity News Service Projects Named Finalists in National Competition

August 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

“Counterfeit Ed” and “The Missing” (pictured above) made the cut in the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards competition. The winner will be announced Sept. 26.

Hostos Student Ready To Take On The World Thanks To Special Award

August 10, 2015 | Hostos Community College

On June 17, Almanzar was at the CUNY Graduate Center accepting a Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award. The scholarships are named in honor of Peter Jennings, the Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, who died in 2005 at age 67. Jennings took a strong interest in CUNY’s Adult Literacy/GED Program and frequently spoke passionately about its mission.