News from The City University of New York

Mourning the Loss of Professor Ancio Ostane

July 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

We regret to announce the passing of a former Medgar Evers College (MEC) adjunct professor, Mr. Ancio Ostane. Professor Ostane, who recently taught Mathematics at MEC, died tragically in a car accident this past weekend on the Southern State Parkway. His wife and two young children were also in the car. His wife was the only survivor.

Marie Gilot to Head New Professional Development Program at CUNY J

July 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Gilot, who comes to CUNY from the Knight Foundation, will lead an educational initiative aimed at teaching working journalists the skills they need in a rapidly evolving profession.

Marie Gilot to Head New Professional Development Program at CUNY J

July 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Gilot, who comes to CUNY from the Knight Foundation, will lead an educational initiative aimed at teaching working journalists the skills they need in a rapidly evolving profession.

VIDEO: Why Should We Be Concerned About Inequality?

July 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Robert Solow (MIT) responds as part of a recent conversation with the Graduate Center’s Paul Krugman and Janet Gornick. Part 1 of a 4-part series this summer.

Colin Powell School hosts Mexican graduates in new partnership

July 9, 2015 | City College

Eleven Mayan women have started a month-long leadership training course in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York. All college graduates, they are the first cohort in a new exchange program between the Colin Powell School and Mexico’s Yucatan State.

Guttman Students take off for the International Ecuador Program

July 9, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On July 10, six Guttman students will be traveling to Ecuador as part of the LAS 298 (Conservation, Culture, and Conflict in Ecuadorian Ecosystems) course for 11 days. Accompanying the students will be Professors Derek Tesser and Katie Wilson. Conservation, Culture and Conflict in Ecuadorean Ecosystems is a travel abroad course for Liberal Arts and […]

Medgar’s Own Iyanla Vanzant Comes Home!

July 9, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

She made an enduring impact on the campus of Medgar Evers College. She burst onto the literary scene with inspirational titles that touched millions and she’s suffered setbacks and fought her way back to redemption. Now, she’s coming home!

Barabino Laboratory opens at CCNY

July 8, 2015 | City College

CCNY Grove School of Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino and her research team now have a permanent place to call home.

High Honors for CSI Women; Tim Sweeney by CSCAA

July 8, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Following a great scholastic year in the pool and in the classroom, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has bestowed laurels to the men’s and women’s swim teams at the College of Staten Island.  The women’s swimming & diving team, which took home the College’s Team GPA award at the Dolphins’ end of year awards banquet, was one of 406 schools spanning all NCAA Divisions to be designated as a Scholar All-America team in 2014-15, and CSI sophomore Tim Sweeney on the men’s side was honored as a Scholar All-America Honorable Mention as an individual.

P.T. Barnum’s American Museum ‘Re-Opens’ at the Graduate Center after 150 Years

July 7, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Having mysteriously burned to the ground in 1865, the museum will open its doors to the public again—this time online at the Graduate Center.

CCNY ROTC grad now serving in Army Reserve

July 7, 2015 | City College

Eric Lee ’15 was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the CUNY ROTC program at the City College of New York on May 27. His commissioning officer and the ceremony’s speaker was Jonathan Woodson, M.D., ’77, U.S. assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

‘Quantifying Kissinger’ Earns International Accolades for Ph.D. Candidate Micki Kaufman

July 7, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. candidate Micki Kaufman (History) was named recipient of the prestigious Paul Fortier Prize in Australia this week, the latest in a string of accolades for her “Quantifying Kissinger” project.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Production Goes On Tour

July 7, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) at LaGuardia Community College, along with Ping Chong + Company (PCC) will tour their production, “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity,” this summer.

The groundbreaking piece features a LaGuardia alumni and two current LaGuardia students, alongside a student at New School for Social Research and a Ph.D. candidate from Columbia University, as they share their personal histories as young adults that identify as Muslim.