News from The City University of New York

Professor Discusses Best Practices for Writing Assignments to Engage Students

May 19, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Ria Banerjee, Assistant Professor of English, discusses how a good assignment for a typical writing course should meet students at different levels of academic skills and engagement in The Hechinger Report (May16, 2017).

Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan

May 19, 2017 | City College

The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. Yet despite this similarity and the amazingly Earth-like landscapes of Titan complete with valleys, lakes, and mountains, researchers led by City College of New York geologist Benjamin Black report new evidence that the origins of the topography there and on Mars are different from on Earth.

Students Share Stories of Triumph With CUNY TV

May 19, 2017 | The University

Nineteen CUNY valedictorians and student graduation speakers met in a CUNY TV studio to talk with Tinabeth Pina, the host of the award-winning show “Study with the Best,” about the impact that their CUNY educations had on their lives. Their stories of personal and academic challenge and triumph will be compressed into a video to be shown at the June Board of Trustees meeting.

City College announces 2017 commencement speaker

May 18, 2017 | City College

Vivek Tiwary, the Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and New York Times best-selling author, is the guest speaker at The City College of New York’s 171st Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 2. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. on CCNY’s South Campus Great Lawn, 135th St. and Convent Ave., Manhattan.

CUNY Law Celebrates the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017 | Uncategorized

At CUNY Law’s 32nd commencement held on May 12, commencement speaker Sherrilyn Ifill who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund urged graduates to stand up and protect public life and institutions.

CCNY’s BIC team wins Gold Pencil again at One Show

May 18, 2017 | City College

For the second year in a row, a team from City College of New York’s Master’s Program in Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) is a GOLD Pencil Winner at The ONE Show’s 2017 Young Ones Competition, one of the most prestigious student advertising, interactive and design competitions in the industry. Enmanuel Vargas, Yulia Lesnichaya, Surabhi Govindarajan and Tung-Han Lin won for their partnership proposal “VIDEALL.”

Guttman among the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges for 2017

May 18, 2017 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is among 11 institutions selected by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education as the 2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. The findings are published in the May 18, 2017, edition of the magazine. Through partnership with the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University and the National […]

CCNY Grad Rausan Borujerdi wins top foreign service fellowship

May 17, 2017 | City College

Rausan Borujerdi, a 2016 graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, is the recipient of a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. The political science major is one of 20 stellar graduates nationwide selected for the program, which prepares candidates to become members of the U.S. Foreign Service.

President Cruz Addresses Washington Policy Conference

May 16, 2017 | Lehman College

“It is important for [policymakers] to realize that two-year and four-year public sector institutions are really the ones that are disproportionately serving students in the U.S., particularly low-income students and students of color,” Lehman President José Luis Cruz said at the New America conference held in Washington D.C. last week.

Baruch Traders, Cool and Disciplined, Slice Up the Top-Name Competition  

May 16, 2017 | The University

For the Baruch College students, it’s a familiar scene: A trading floor buzzing with adrenaline, the sound of furious tapping on keyboards, shouts of “Yay” and “Oh, my God” as millions are gained and lost in the securities market.

CCNY-led team breaks down social networking behavior

May 16, 2017 | City College

New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks. The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies.

CCNY Landscape architecture student is Olmsted Scholar finalist

May 15, 2017 | City College

Ruth Nervig, an M. Arch major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is a 2017 National Olmsted Scholars Program finalist. The honor is for her thesis project on drinking water and hydraulic infrastructure in southern Senegal. The Olmsted Program is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students.

2017 Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony

May 15, 2017 | Guttman Community College

On May 11 Guttman Community College held its third annual Student Awards & Recognition Ceremony to honor outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community engagement. The event was hosted by Charles H. Pryor, II, Dean of Student Engagement, with student performances by Angel Rodrigues, Khali James, and Onasis Cirineo. AWARD PRESENTATIONS Beta Phi Gamma Phi Theta […]