News from The City University of New York

Prospective CSI Students Featured on Pix 11

May 10, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Ngawang Tseten, 18, from India, and Ahmed Shareef, 19, from Iraq, are both prospective CSI students who have a lot more than that in common.  The two young men both suffered life changing injuries in tragic accidents and they both love music.  Pix 11 today reported on the prom that they will be attending.

CSI Alumnus Named CFO and Treasurer of CM Finance

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

CM Finance Inc announced the appointment of Rocco DelGuercio as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, effective June 1, 2016. DelGuercio is a graduate of the College of Staten Island, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. To read the entire announcement, visit the New York City Biz List Web site.

Professor Makes Tweeting a Course Requirement

May 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

While some teachers might forbid social media in their classrooms, one professor at The City University of New York (CUNY) embraces the digital tool.  Not only does Dr. Giancarlo Lombardi appreciate the use of applications like Twitter, he has made “tweeting” a mandatory activity in his Television Without Borders graduate seminar.

CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research Gillian Small Named Provost and Senior Vice President At Fairleigh Dickinson University

May 6, 2016 | The University

Dr. Gillian Small, the University’s Vice Chancellor for Research during a critical period of expansion of research programs and facilities at CUNY, will become Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs effective August 1, 2016.

Alumina Energy, LLC and The City University of New York (CUNY) are pleased to announce that Alumina Energy is the exclusive licensee for The Packed Bed Thermal Energy Storage (PB-TES) technology developed by the late CUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Reuel Shinnar

May 6, 2016 | The University

Alumina Energy and The City University of New York have finalized an agreement between the two parties that names Alumina Energy as the exclusive licensee for the groundbreaking packed bed thermal energy storage technology (PB-TES) developed by the late Distinguished Professor Dr. Reuel Shinnar, and his co-inventors, Dr. Hitesh Bindra and Dr. Pablo Bueno.

CCNY Class of ’16 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

May 6, 2016 | City College

Antonios “Andoni” Mourdoukoutas, a recent NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient from the Macaulay Honors College, is The City College of New York’s Class of 2016 Valedictorian. Orubba Almansouri, a Yemeni immigrant and SEEK student, will be the Salutatorian at CCNY’s 170th Commencement Exercises on June 3.

CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge

May 6, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

A day of free activities around entrepreneurship, includes a motivating keynote from entrepreneur Rahfeal Gordon, a workshop on design thinking, and business pitches by students competing for over $15K in prize money.

CCNY Doctoral student Jamie Kass helps Japan with invasive raccoon problem

May 5, 2016 | City College

To curb the advance of invasive raccoons on the island nation, City College of New York doctoral student Jamie Kass will work with Japanese scientists to model and track their spread. Kass is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to conduct research on this management issue through the East Asia Pacific Studies Institutes.