News from The City University of New York

Baruch College Ranks #25 Among Best Colleges in Region, According to U.S. News & World Report

September 10, 2014 | Baruch College

For the fifth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baruch College among the top 25 Regional Universities in the North at #25 on its “Top Regional Universities” annual rankings list.

CSTEP Students Win First Place 7th Year in a Row

September 10, 2014 | College of Staten Island

For the seventh year in a row, a College of Staten Island student earned first- place honors in at least one category at the 22nd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. In his first presentation ever, Joseph Inigo earned first place in BioChemistry for his poster titled “Targeted and Lipid-Complexed Forms of Curcumin as a Remedy for Brain Tumors,” which studies the culinary spice turmeric and its anticancer properties.

Medgar Welcomes the Deputy Governor of Anambra, Nigeria

September 9, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Department of Public Administration, in collaboration with the MEC Student Government Association, is excited to host Dr. Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor of Anambra, Nigeria.

Dennis Sullivan Wins 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics

September 9, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Dennis Sullivan, who holds the Albert Einstein Chair in Science (Mathematics), has been awarded the 2014 Balzan Prize.

CCNY Named among Best Regional Universities for 2015

September 9, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York is the number one Regional University in the North for racial and ethnic diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report 2015 rankings. City College offers the most enriching learning experiences where “students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from a different ethnic group from their own.”

Bolivar Awards for CCNY’s Cintrón and Mercado

September 9, 2014 | City College

City College of New York administrator Doris Cintrón and Juan Carlos Mercado, a dean and author, will receive Simon Bolivar Career Achievement awards Thursday, October 2, from CCNY’s Latino Alumni group. They will be honored at the group’s seventh annual awards dinner for their services to the Latino-American community and the City of New York. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the faculty dining room, third floor, North Academic Center, on the City College campus.

CSI Climbs 20 Spots in 2015 Best Colleges Rankings by U.S. News & World Report

September 9, 2014 | College of Staten Island

For the second consecutive year, the College of Staten Island (CSI) has been named a U.S. News & World Report Best College. In the 2015 edition of the “Best Colleges” issue of the magazine, CSI is ranked 115th in the overall Best Colleges list for Regional Universities (North), representing a positive growth of 20 positions, affirming CSI as a leading senior college of The City University of New York.

Introducing: New Medgar Evers Shuttle Service

September 8, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is excited to introduce its campus shuttle bus service which began, today, September 8, 2014. The MEC Shuttle operates during both the fall and spring semesters, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Patti Lupone Launches QPAC’s 2014-15 Season

September 8, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

A variety of talented performers from around the world will be showcasing their unique and exciting brand of entertainment for another stellar season at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).

Tanzina Vega, ’07, Named to The Huff Po’s Top 40 Latinos in Media List

September 6, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Tanzina Vega, ’07, Named to The Huff Po’s Top 40 Latinos in Media ListThe Huffington Post’s LatinoVoices blog says this has been a really great year for Latino talent in American media. And a big part of the reason is ’07 alum Tanzina Vega, who created the Race and Ethnicity beat this year at The New York Times.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Sexual Harassment in the Modeling World

September 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Merrick Rossein was consulted for a Refinery 29 article about the classification of fashion models as independent contractors, which leaves them unprotected from on-the-job sexual harassment.

UN Calls on U.S. to Halt Trial & Detention of Youth in Adult System

September 5, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.

Prized Photographs and Silkscreen Prints by Andy Warhol Highlight Exhibition at Godwin-Ternbach Museum Sept. 11 – Nov. 1

September 5, 2014 | Queens College

Recently donated photographs and silkscreen prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation will highlight an exhibition, “Andy Warhol’s Photo-Aesthetic and Beyond,” on view at Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum from Sept. 11 through November 1. Also on view will be large-scale photos by Malaysian-born Chinese artist Chee Wang Ng that pay homage to the acclaimed pop artist.