News from The City University of New York

Queens College Choral Society and Orchestra to Present an Evening of Stirring Masterworks on May 16

May 13, 2015 | Queens College

The Queens College Choral Society, Choir, Women’s Choir and Orchestra will join together to perform Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem and Francis Poulenc’s exuberant Gloria on Saturday, May 16, at 8 pm in Colden Auditorium in a concert that will include nearly 300 musicians.

LaGuardia Faculty & Students Participate in Van Cortlandt Park’s First BioBlitz

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.

LAGCC Student Takes Prize in Statewide Science Competition

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College biology major Marcos Murdumbay placed second at the statewide 23rd Annual CSTEP Conference.

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is offered in a number of colleges and universities and helps students pursuing professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields gain research experience.

Six CCNY undergraduates awarded Mellon Fellowships

May 12, 2015 | City College

City College of New York anthropology major Chayanne Marcano will spend her summer researching the relationship public spaces have with local communities. The Bronx resident is one of six City College students awarded two-year Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships (MMUF) by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

CUNY Awards Prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for Medical Study to Eight Outstanding Graduates

May 12, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York has awarded its prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for medical study to eight graduates in recognition of their outstanding research on subjects including neuroscience, cancer, genetics and molecular biology.

Guttman Praised in Washington Post Opinion Piece

May 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

Thomas Bailey, Director of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, praises Guttman Community College’s new approach to community college education in his Washington Post (May 11, 2015) opinion piece.

‘Don’t Call on Washington’ for Police Reform, Writes the GC’s Candace McCoy

May 12, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

An op-ed by Candace McCoy (Graduate Center/John Jay, Criminal Justice) about police reform was featured today in The Hill, the top newspaper and website devoted to politics in Washington.

[video, gallery] CSI Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Awards Banquet

May 12, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island athletics program celebrated another great year that was this evening, dishing out over 60 awards at its annual awards banquet held at The Vanderbilt at South Beach in Staten Island, New York.  The annual event recognized the top performers and other distinguished award winners spanning CSI’s 15 intercollegiate programs.

Tow-Knight Fellow María Sánchez Díez Captures $10,000 Scholarship — and Other Award News

May 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Plus, Michaela Ross, ’15, gets New York Financial Writers’ prize and Roxanne Scott, ’14, is chosen for women’s African reporting fellowship.

Tow-Knight Fellow María Sánchez Díez Captures $10,000 Scholarship — and Other Award News

May 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Plus, Michaela Ross, ’15, gets New York Financial Writers’ prize and Roxanne Scott, ’14, is chosen for women’s African reporting fellowship.

Addressing Access to Justice in New York

May 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

CUNY Law hosted the third annual Conference on Access to Justice, which is part of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York created by New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

CED Clinic Organizes Inaugural NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

May 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

Under the leadership of Professor Carmen Huertas-Noble, the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic organized and hosted the first New York City Worker Cooperative Conference at CUNY Law.

CUNY Law Launches Part-Time Program

May 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

Next fall, CUNY School of Law, New York City’s only public law school, will realize a long-held dream: a part-time J.D. program. This new option will ensure that even more students are able to get an excellent legal education while balancing families and careers.

Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program to Address Puerto Rico’s Financial Crisis

May 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Journalists interested in attending a one-day seminar to strengthen their background knowledge of the island’s troubled economy must apply by May 20th.

Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program to Address Puerto Rico’s Financial Crisis

May 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Journalists interested in attending a one-day seminar to strengthen their background knowledge of the island’s troubled economy must apply by May 20th.

Local is Global

May 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

As New York City’s only public law school, CUNY School of Law prepares students to practice “law in the service of human needs.” Whether serving as staff attorneys at legal assistance organizations, judges, or proprietors of small
law firms serving communities in need, CUNY Law alums continue to make a profound impact.

‘The Role I Want to Play’

May 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

“The Role I Want to Play” The following is an excerpt from the graduation remarks of Somalia Samuel (’14). Samuel entered the law school through the Pipeline to Justice program.

VAWA at 20: What’s Next?

May 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

Twenty years ago, a historic moment occurred in our efforts as a nation to address intimate partner and gender violence.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law, and since then, the rate of intimate partner violence has dropped dramatically—67 percent between 1993 and 2010, government figures show.