News from The City University of New York

College Celebrates Third Commencement

June 30, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, The City University of New York’s first new community college in more than 40 years, celebrated its third commencement on June 23. The commencement ceremony was held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. […]

Class of ’16 Students are Interning All Over the Map

June 29, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Some 103 interns are working not only at outlets in New York City but in cities across the U.S. and in a dozen countries.

Meet City College’s 2016 Great Grads

June 29, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s latest “Great Grads” list reflects CCNY’s remarkable diversity that has earned it a top ranking as one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. The thirteen standouts include CCNY’s stellar Yemeni-born Class of 2016 Salutatorian, a Fulbright Scholar from Sudan, an Italian artist pursuing an architectural career and an Afghani immigrant bound for medical school.

Guttman Faculty Member Named An Outstanding Educator of the Year

June 29, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor in English, was one of five local professors honored as Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2016 by Education Update. Dr. Mickelson, a Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching at Guttman (2014-2015), has served as the co-director of the College’s Summer Bridge program since August 2012. He has also taken the […]

CCNY shares trove of Ravi Shankar lectures and performances

June 29, 2016 | City College

Before Ravi Shankar, whom George Harrison called the “godfather of world music,” became the internationally-recognized legend that he remains today, he was a City College of New York visiting professor.

City College student engineers complete first assessment mission in Nicaragua

June 29, 2016 | City College

Five members of The City College of New York’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter are back from Nicaragua after completing a week-long mission to address the water needs of a rural community there. Students Jian Cao, Andrea Iguina, Jillian Panagakos, Rodrigo Ulloa, and Isabel Zayas were accompanied to Tadazna by Dr. Kyle McDonald, Terry Elkes Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science, and the team’s travel mentor.

CCNY’s Grove and Colin Powell Schools co-sponsor Women in Leadership symposium

June 29, 2016 | City College

Associate Professor of Psychology Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith will connect her past with her present when she hosts a symposium, “Women in Leadership: Empowering Girls through Education and Training: Discussions from a Global Perspective” on July 9, 4:30 p.m., in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall.

Lehman Professor Honored with the ‘Gardien du Livre’ Prize at Annual Festival

June 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Prof. Thomas Spear (Languages and Literatures) was honored late last month at the annual Livres en Folie book festival, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with theGardien du Livre—or “Keeper of the Books”—prize for his work promoting Haitian literature. He was one of three recipients of the award.

Professor Co-Authors Article

June 28, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Marcus D. Allen, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, has recently co-authored with Sherri L. Wallace, University of Louisville, Affirmative Action Debates in American Government Introductory Textbooks (Journal of Black Studies, May 23, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0021934716649645). In this study, Professors Allen and Wallace examine affirmative action policy in American government introductory textbooks published […]

Global Guttman: Participants Share Their Experience in Alaska and Nicaragua

June 28, 2016 | Guttman Community College

On June 10, Global Guttman participants who visited Alaska and Nicaragua during their spring break, shared their experience with the Guttman Community. The two groups took off for Alaska and Nicaragua on April 21 and are now ambassadors of the program, encouraging their classmates to apply for future programs. Alaska: Professors Lori Ungemah and Katie […]

Institute Focuses on Intentional Assignment Design for Student Success

June 28, 2016 | Guttman Community College

In its most recent article on results-driven student success at The City University of New York (CUNY), The New York Times cited Stella and Charles Guttman Community College as an institution at the forefront of innovative models shifting the landscape of community college education delivery. The College’s unprecedented 49% three-year graduation rate for its inaugural […]

Dr. Joy Connolly Appointed Provost and Senior VP of the Graduate Center

June 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center

Following an international search, the Graduate Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joy Connolly as Provost and Senior Vice President, effective on August 1.

Dean Christopher Rosa Named Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

June 27, 2016 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today approved the appointment of Dean Christopher Rosa as Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, as recommended by Chancellor James B. Milliken.

CUNY Trustees Approve New Labor Contracts 

June 27, 2016 | The University

The Board of Trustees has unanimously approved collective bargaining agreements recommended by Chancellor James B. Milliken between The City University of New York and six unions representing almost all of the University’s tens of thousands of faculty and staff.