News from The City University of New York

Nine CCNY faculty members named CUNY Mellon diversity fellows

December 28, 2016 | City College

Nine City College of New York professors are recipients of Mellon Faculty fellowships designed to increase diversity and the retention rate of CUNY faculty. They will participate in the new CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative funded by a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

City College undergrads lead development of chemical method

December 27, 2016 | City College

Credit goes to a team of chemistry and biochemistry students at The City College of New York for enabling the identification of a new chemical “deprotection” technique.

Queens College Receives $1.6 Million Grant in Partnership With Queens South Field Support Center to Promote Diversity in the Teaching Profession

December 22, 2016 | Queens College

A New York State grant for $1.6 million will help address the goals of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative by funding a new collaboration between Queens College and the Queens South Field Support Center.

CCNY architecture student Marina Santos wins AIA honor

December 22, 2016 | City College

Marina Santos of The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is the winner of a 2016 American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) Student Award. The honor is for her project “Reach,” a design proposal for an art gallery at Brooklyn College.

Lehman College Partners with EON Reality to Establish a Virtual and Augmented Reality Center in NYC

December 21, 2016 | Lehman College

This academy will support the training of new Virtual and Augmented Reality professionals as well as support the development of VR and AR applications that will assist in teaching Lehman’s students. The new program will be housed at the College’s satellite campus, CUNY on the Concourse.

HRGJ Clinic Successfully Urges U.N. to Address U.S. Policies that Harm Trafficking Victims

December 21, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

In partnership with the Legal Aid Society, The Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) clinic successfully urged the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking to address the harmful impact of criminalization of trafficking victims.

CUNY Law Professor’s Blog Is One of ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs

December 21, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ruthann Robson’s “Constitutional Law Prof Blog” was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 list for 2016.

CCNY’s Mikhal Dekel receives NEH faculty award

December 21, 2016 | City College

City College of New York English professor Mikhal Dekel, is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities faculty award for her book in progress “Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Uzbekistan and Iran.”

CCNY AD/PR seniors shine in client pitch competition

December 19, 2016 | City College

Seniors from The City College of New York’s Advertising/PR Program excelled in The Ad/PR Workshop Client Pitch, where three teams pitched their integrated marketing campaigns on behalf of The City College Fund, a non-profit fundraising organization established in 1946 to support CCNY. Team Ethix won for their “City Moments Campaign.”

Post Election Call-To-Action Panel Discusses Critical Issues in the Age of Trump

December 19, 2016 | Lehman College

A special post election panel discussion called to “educate, engage and empower” the Lehman campus in the aftermath of the surprising presidential election results, was held on November 14th in the Lovinger Theatre.

Lehman Signs Agreement with Medical School Guaranteeing Interviews for High Performing Students

December 19, 2016 | Lehman College

Dr. Harriet Fayne, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs signed significant “articulation agreements” with The New York Institute of Technology’s (NYITCOM) College of Osteopathic Medicine that guarantee Lehman students who maintain high academic standards an interview at a prestigious New York medical school.

Student Government Association Wins Fight to Keep Library Open for 24 Hours During Finals Week

December 19, 2016 | Lehman College

By now the word is out that the Leonard Lief Library will remain open for 24-hours from December 7 through 21. It’s thanks in large part to the efforts of the Student Government Association, who waged the fight for almost three years—that’s three years of bringing their case before administration officials, the College senate, and before each rotating cast of student representatives.