News from The City University of New York

21-year-old launches Staten Island cell phone repair business

August 6, 2015 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — Growing up in the digital age, Adam Mohamed, 21, was always fascinated with technology. “I always liked to keep up on the latest cell phones and devices that were coming out,” he said. As the son of an electronics store business owner, he’s been taught from a young age that hard work and dedication pay off.

Dominican math education professors strengthen their skills with help from CCNY

August 5, 2015 | City College

Sixteen mathematics education professors from the Dominican Republic recently completed a two-week program, co-sponsored by the City College of New York’s School of Education and the Study Abroad and International Programs, designed to improve the D.R.’s educational system.

Expand Diversity in the Outdoors, Writes Vilna Bashi Treitler

August 5, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Vilna Bashi Treitler (GC/Baruch, Sociology) co-authored an Al Jazeera America editorial that explores why Americans of color are only about half as likely to visit U.S. national parks as whites.

The GC’s Donna Nickitas to Receive Major Award from National League for Nursing

August 5, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

Professor Donna M. Nickitas (GC/Hunter, Nursing) has been selected to receive the 2015 Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching or Leadership in Nursing Education, a prestigious honor bestowed biennially by the National League for Nursing.

Baruch College Ranks Among “Best Value Schools” In Nationwide Forbes Assessment

August 5, 2015 | Baruch College

Forbes magazine once again has determined that Baruch College is among the nation’s “25 Best Value Schools,” ranking 14th.

Baruch College Ranks Among “Best Colleges” in U.S. According to Princeton Review’s 2016 Guide

August 5, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College has been named one of the country’s best undergraduate colleges by The Princeton Review. The 2016 edition of the annual guide, “The Best 380 Colleges,” includes Baruch for the eighth consecutive year.

Guttman Student Is Contestant on Hispanic College Quiz Show

August 4, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Ramon Mendez, a Guttman continuing student and Liberal Arts and Sciences major, competed against eight other college students for scholarships as part of the 2015 Hispanic College Quiz Show. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Central City Productions (CCP), the show was taped at Central City Productions in Chicago on […]

Princeton Review names CCNY one of the Best Colleges for fourth straight year

August 3, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York has been selected as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year. City College “is one of the toughest CUNY schools get into,” according to the Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges.

Reframing Italian America Photo Exhibit Depicts How New Immigrants Refashioned Themselves in Early 20th Century

August 3, 2015 | Queens College

An exhibition of 23 historical photographs that document Italian immigrants “reframing” themselves as Italian Americans is on view now through January 8, 2016, at the Calandra Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, in Manhattan.

Forbes names CSI one of “America’s Top Colleges”

August 3, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The “America’s Top Colleges” list by FORBES showcases colleges that offer a high return-on-investment education with a focus on just one measurement: outcomes. The College of Staten Island ranks 154th in the Northeast, and 433rd in the nation on this prestigious list.

CUNY J-School Offers Funding for Investigative Stories about New York City

August 2, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The goal is to help fill the widening gap that has emerged as newspapers and other media reduce their support for expensive and time-consuming investigative projects.

CUNY J-School Offers Funding for Investigative Stories about New York City

August 2, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The goal is to help fill the widening gap that has emerged as newspapers and other media reduce their support for expensive and time-consuming investigative projects.

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On Incarcerated Individuals And Access To Pell Grants

July 31, 2015 | The University

We are much encouraged by the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to pilot a program allowing incarcerated individuals to receive Pell grants to pursue higher education while in prison.

CCNY grad student wins prestigious fellowship

July 30, 2015 | City College

Kwangwoon “Jon” Lee, a student in the laboratory of Ronnie Ghose, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was just awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. He is the first CUNY student to receive this highly competitive fellowship.

Eight LaGuardia Community College Students Receive Venture Funding and Business Training from Capital One Bank for Tech Start-ups

July 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.

Ancient Monkey Fossil Could Be First Modern Baboon

July 30, 2015 | The University

According to researchers from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, an ancient monkey fossil found in Malapa could be the earliest evidence of a modern baboon ever discovered.

Exhibition Honors Lifetime Achievements of Gertrud Parker—Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker, Installation Artist

July 30, 2015 | Queens College

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, will be honoring the lifetime achievements of trailblazing artist Gertrud Parker, founder of the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art.