News from The City University of New York

Baruch College Ranked #2 for “Environment” by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

October 11, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College is ranked #2 in Environment among top 500 institutions by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2017.

CCNY startup joins Merck Accelerator in Kenya

October 11, 2016 | City College

Co-founders of VeriPAD, a startup launched at the Zahn Innovation Center by three City College of New York graduates, relocated to Nairobi, Kenya as part of the prestigious Merck KGaA Accelerator Program. The three-month program offers extensive funding, mentorship and technical support for budding entrepreneurs in healthcare in Africa.

Election 2016

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The City University of New York, in consultation with the New York City Board of Elections, is providing CUNY students with personalized voter registration forms, effective Sept. 5. All of the standard identifying fields – such as name, address and birthdate – will be automatically filled in from information students have already entered into the University’s database.

Meet Your New Trustees

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

CUNY opens the 2016-2017 academic year with seven new members on its Board of Trustees, six appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one, Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, by Mayor Bill de Blasio. “All of the new Trustees have solid records of leadership in the public and private sectors and are clearly committed to a successful, vibrant CUNY,” said Chancellor James B. Milliken, and four are proud alumni of the University.

Grants and Honors

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.

CUNY Filmmakers Documentary Online

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

A yearlong film project — written, produced and directed by CUNY students about the University — is online.

CUNY faculty and Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry helped mentor the student filmmakers with the documentary short, “Pathways,” which follows the lives of three students.

For Your Benefit – Making the CUNY Welcome More Welcoming, and the Three Features Under at Your Service

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

Starting a new job can be demanding enough. The “orientation” part and accompanying paperwork should be simple.

Book Talk, Marching Bands and the Art of Black Culture

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

Jules Allen spent five years traveling the country photographing African-American marching bands. What he saw through his lens was “a precision art form,” as public spectacle and a culture that “breathes the soul and spirit of Africa within the modern world.” The result is the simply titled Marching Bands. It’s the fourth book by the long-time Queensborough Community College art and design professor, whose photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian and the National Gallery.

CUNY Anti Semitism Report

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

The City University of New York released the results of a nearly six-month investigation by two highly regarded outside counsel into allegations of anti-Semitic incidents on CUNY campuses.

Business Opportunities Conference Draws More Than 700 Participants

October 10, 2016 | CUNY Matters

“Say Hello to Your Next Business Opportunity” was the perfect name for an August CUNY conference attended by more than 700 participants, including minority, women, and veteran business owners. The goal of the event, held annually since 2008, is to help companies learn how to do business with the University, its construction fund – and with the business community at large. This annual conference, held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, featured several panel presentations, including one led by the purchasing directors from six CUNY colleges.

CUNY Law Students Go to (Moot) Court

October 7, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Second- and third-year students participated in CUNY Law’s 21st annual Moot Court Summer Competition recently to secure a spot on the law school’s Moot Court team.

CCNY awards 10 President’s Community Scholarships

October 7, 2016 | City College

Ten high-achieving students from the Bronx and Washington Heights are recipients of City College of New York President’s Community scholarships, which provide free tuition for undergraduate study.

City College receives $5.2m federal grant for major STEM upgrade

October 7, 2016 | City College

STEM education at The City College of New York is set for a quantum leap with the receipt of a $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year award to the only senior STEM campus in the CUNY system is for a project dubbed the CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM or “CiPASS.” Its main goals are to improve CCNY graduation and retention rates and increase the number of students receiving STEM degrees, particularly those from underrepresented groups

CCNY’s Americas Poetry Festival welcomes international poets

October 6, 2016 | City College

The third annual international and multicultural Americas Poetry Festival of New York (TAPFNY) welcomes 60 poets from 22 countries to share their works in 10 different languages. The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE) is a sponsor of the festival.

New Moxie Institute Invests in Creativity and Innovation at CCNY

October 5, 2016 | City College

A new $10 Million gift to the City College of New York from the Moxie Foundation will strengthen the College’s capacity to prepare students for creative problem solving in the 21st century. The gift will establish the Moxie Institute, a platform designed to support outside of the box thinking, experiential learning, and academic innovation throughout every discipline at CCNY. The ultimate goal of the gift is to empower students in every major with the realization that they are capable of creating significant change in the world.