News from The City University of New York

“El ruiseñor y la noche” premieres at CCNY’s TAFFNY

June 7, 2016 | City College

The box office hit “El ruiseñor y la noche: Chavela Vargas canta a Lorca,” directed by Rubén Rojo, makes its New York premiere at The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY) on June 9. Screen time is 6:30 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes New York.

Pomp, circumstance and a send-off from Michelle Obama for CCNY’s Class of 2016!

June 7, 2016 | City College

Rousing, colorful, stirring and inspiring sum up The City College of New York’s memorable 170th Commencement Exercises. More than 8,000 people, including First Lady Michelle Obama and a large media turnout converged on the South Campus Great Lawn to salute the Class of 2016.

Prof. Lisa Armstrong Produces Story on Juveniles Serving Life without Parole

June 7, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The story was reported for The Intercept news site in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.

Mary Lu Bilek Appointed New Dean of CUNY Law

June 6, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Mary Lu Bilek, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, named the new dean of CUNY Law.

Mary Lu Bilek Is Appointed Dean of CUNY School of Law

June 6, 2016 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Mary Lu Bilek, Dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, as Dean of the School of Law of The City University of New York. Chancellor James B. Milliken recommended her appointment following a nationwide search.

Dr. José L. Cruz Is Appointed Lehman College’s Third President

June 6, 2016 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. José L. Cruz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, and a frequent speaker and writer on higher education issues, as the third president of Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx. Chancellor James B. Milliken recommended Cruz’s appointment following a nationwide search.

Professor Publishes Book about Maya Community

June 3, 2016 | Guttman Community College

Kristina Baines, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has recently published Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness, and Identity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). The book provides an ethnographic account of life in a rural farming village in southern Belize, focusing on the connections between traditional ecological practices and the health and wellness of the […]

CCNY-inspired SEEK program celebrates 50 years of success

June 2, 2016 | City College

Fifty years later, City College of New York’s pioneering Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program continues to be a pathway to success for many students that would otherwise have found a college education daunting.

CCNY economist joins White House “nudge team”

June 2, 2016 | City College

Associate Professor of Economics and Business Matthew Nagler joins a select group of academics from institutions around the country as a member of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team.

Two Queens College Students Win Prestigious CUNY Salk Scholarships for Medical School

June 1, 2016 | Queens College

You are invited to cover Queens College’s 92nd commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 2, at 9 am on the campus quadrangle, rain or shine.

Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker, One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year to Speak at 92nd Commencement Ceremony June 2

June 1, 2016 | Queens College

You are invited to cover Queens College’s 92nd commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 2, at 9 am on the campus quadrangle, rain or shine.

CCNY unveils stellar Class of 2016

May 31, 2016 | City College

The Class of 2016 at The City College of New York’s 170th Commencement Exercises comprises 3,848 students whose success stories are a continuation of a CCNY legacy. This year, that tradition brings First Lady Michelle Obama to historic Harlem to salute the institution and its latest graduates.