News from The City University of New York

Grad student Amaury Rodriguez co-edits Black Scholar special issue

June 15, 2015 | City College

Amaury Rodriguez, a graduate student in the School of Education at The City College of New York, has co-edited a special issue of The Black Scholar journal on the complexities of Black cultural politics in the Dominican Republic.

Protecting the Coastline

June 15, 2015 | College of Staten Island

CUNY MATTERS – On a geology class field trip in 2014, two College of Staten Island students – 2015 Goldwater Scholarship winner Sean Thatcher and classmate Victoria Rivelli – discovered something geologically new about the exhaustively studied Palisades cliffs, along the west flank of the Hudson River.

50 Medgar Evers College Prep High School Students Earn College Degrees

June 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As high school seniors all over the tri-state look towards starting college this fall, 50 students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (MECPHS) will begin their first semesters with a degree already in hand.

CCNY’s Jennifer Katona wins national theatre education award

June 11, 2015 | City College

Jennifer Katona, lecture and director of The City College of New York’s graduate program in educational theatre, has been named recipient of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Lin Wright Special Recognition Award. She will receive the honor at AATE’s 2015 national conference in Milwaukee, Wis., August 5-9.

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY and NYC Department of Education Host Parent Conference

June 11, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Center for Immigrant Education and Training (CIET) at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY), and the New York City Department of Education hosted a parent conference on June 9 at LaGuardia for families of English Language Learners (ELLs).

Guttman Community College to Celebrate Its Second Commencement on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 11, 2015 | Guttman Community College

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2015–Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, The City University of New York’s first new community college in more than 40 years, will celebrate its second commencement on June 17th with 156 graduating students. The commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

Ph.D. Candidate Micki Kaufman Receives Prestigious Award for ‘Quantifying Kissinger’ Project

June 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. candidate Micki Kaufman (History), a former GC Digital Fellow, was recently awarded the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize from the Association for Computers and the Humanities.

The GC’s Richard Alba on ‘White Minority’ Myth in NY Times Op-Ed

June 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In a New York Times op-ed, Distinguished Professor Richard Alba (Sociology) sheds light on “outdated, illogical methods” in forecasting an imminent white minority.

LaGuardia’s Math Society + Faculty Mentors = Competition Success

June 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

On the last Saturday of spring break, as most students were enjoying leisure time, LaGuardia Community College’s Math Society was adding to the number of awards they’ve won this year.

At the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference in Monmouth, New Jersey, four LaGuardians worked together to place first in the competition among all other two-year colleges present.

Emily Rice wins Wasser Award

June 10, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Emily Rice was awarded the Henry Wasser Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The award is given to a tenure-track assistant professor who shows great promise.  Dr. Rice is completing her fourth year of teaching at CSI, and is currently five years into her work researching brown dwarfs with the BDNYC—the Brown Dwarfs in New York City research group at the American Museum of Natural History, Hunter College and CSI.

CCNY honors four at Presidential Awards Gala

June 9, 2015 | City College

Arthur Gelb, John Johnson, Martin T. Sosnoff and Dave Levin recognized for contributions to education, healthcare, media and arts.

Donovan Allen Appointed Asst. Vice President of Facilities Management

June 9, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Donovan Allen as the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management, effective June 15, 2015. He comes to Medgar Evers College from the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) where he was a senior level manager with significant responsibility for the oversight of building operations throughout New York City.

Elder Law Clinic: Students’ Perspectives

June 9, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Third-year Elder Law Clinic students Carolyn Fakury, Mary Elizabeth Murray, and Katie Redmon, along with Nora Moran, a social work intern from Hunter College, discuss the clinic and what inspired them to become lawyers.