News from The City University of New York

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Testifies Before Congressional Committee

March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow testified before a Congressional committee this week, where she touted several LaGuardia training programs and educational initiatives and urged lawmakers to find more money for the nation’s community colleges.

“When you look at who community college students are, these are the individuals who want to make it in America,” Mellow said. “They believe in the American dream and are doing everything they can to get there.”

Alumni Participate in Exciting Travel Opportunities

March 19, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Three Guttman 2014 alumni are participating in exciting travel opportunities. Alfajo Jallow, currently a student at Fordham University, is participating in the Ubuntu Program in South Africa for the spring semester. As part of his study abroad experience, Alfajo is volunteering at the Soshanguve South Secondary School. ‪Part of his service learning includes visiting poor […]

FREE Selma Screening and Panel Discussion at Medgar Evers College

March 19, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

If you haven’t seen the blockbuster film Selma, now’s your chance to see it right here at Medgar Evers College (MEC). The DuBois-Bunche Center and CUNY Service Corps are proud to announce a free screening of the groundbreaking movie Wednesday, March 25 in Founders Auditorium.

The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job

March 19, 2015 | CUNY School of Public Health

The 2015 CUNY Big Apple Job and Internship Fair takes place Friday, April 17th at the Javits Center. The flyer (below and attached) is being sent to numerous offices throughout CUNY with the hope that copies will be printed for prominent display and wide distribution to degree program students, including current year graduates looking for […]

Marc Morial Featured Speaker for Global Lecture Series

March 19, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

This lecture will be addressed by distinguished professional, Marc Morial, National Urban League, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

Prof. Jeffrey Kirchmeier on the Legacy of Lynching, Racial Terror, and the Death Penalty

March 19, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

“Today, US courts have failed too often to acknowledge the history of racial violence.” In a new article for Oxford University Press, Professor Jeffrey Kirchmeier discusses the findings of a recent Equal Justice Initiative report, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”

CCNY Dean Gilda Barabino Elected AIMBE President

March 18, 2015 | City College

Dr. Gilda Barabino, dean of the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, was elected president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. March 16. She will serve a two-year term beginning in 2016.

CUNY, the Mayor’s Office and the NYC Department of Education Launch $1 Million College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF)

March 17, 2015 | The University

A $1 million investment aimed at increasing the number of New York City students who stay in and graduate from college gets under way this spring, according to Graduate NYC!, a joint college-readiness and -success Initiative forged by the Mayor’s Office, the New York City Department of Education and The City University of New York.

Prof. Goldscheid Testifies on Compensation Programs for Military Sexual Assault Survivors

March 17, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Julie Goldscheid recently testified on victim compensation and restitution before the Judicial Proceedings Panel.

Flawed Design Led to Failed HIV Study, Ida Susser Argues in Al Jazeera Op-Ed

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The flawed research design of a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine represents a step backward in HIV prevention methods, Ida Susser (GC/Hunter, Anthropology) asserts in an Al Jazeera America op-ed.

Academic Works, the GC’s Research Repository, Draws Global Interest

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

With papers like “Birthing, Blackness, and the Body” and “The Kids Are All Right Online,” Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open-access institutional repository, has been racking up hits from across the globe.