News from The City University of New York

The Grainger Foundation Supports Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Foundation

June 5, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Foundation, in support of its mission to educate and graduate one of the most diverse student populations nationwide to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who help to shape a rapidly evolving society.

LaGuardia Community College Showcases Students’ Artwork

June 5, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Students graduating this month from LaGuardia Community College’s Fine Arts Program are proud to have completed this important step in their life’s journey and another reason to stand tall is the artwork they chose to display for their final exhibit at the college.

The LaGuardia Community College Art and Design Seminar Graduate Exhibition is a fascinating and colorful exhibit featuring a collection of over 30 drawings, paintings and photographs by the graduating Fine Arts majors.

A Daylong Celebration of a Lifelong Dedication to Science

June 4, 2015 | College of Staten Island

When Dr. Fred Naider attended the 2013 Weizmann Institute of Science’s gala at The Pierre hotel in New York City as a distinguished guest from the scientific community, his lifelong contributions to the field of scientific research came full circle. While mingling with the many donors and supporters, Dr.

Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz Keynotes LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Commencement

June 4, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Cecilia Munoz, the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House inspired the nearly 1,600 new graduates as the keynote speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s 43rd Annual Commencement Exercises on June 4 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Undocumented Immigrant Cesar Vargas (’11) Admitted to NY Bar

June 3, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Cesar Vargas (’11) who was brought to the United States from Mexico as a child and is still undocumented, was admitted to practice law in New York.

Call for Submissions: Killens Review of Arts & Letters

June 3, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The Killens Review of Arts & Letters is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes Black poets, novelists, short story writers, playwrights, journalists, essayists, scholars, emerging writers, and artists whose literature and art speak to the general public and to an intergenerational range of readers represented throughout the African diaspora.

Acquisition of Impressionist Sculptures Enhances the QCC Art Gallery’s Outdoor Space and Garden

June 3, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The acquisition of more than 40 sculptures by renowned artist Wenzhi Zhang was celebrated at the opening of “Metaphysical Thinking on Romantic “New Mankind series, held at the QCC Art Gallery on June 3.

Cate Marvin wins Guggenheim on heels of recent book

June 3, 2015 | College of Staten Island

Cate Marvin was recently awarded a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. Professor Marvin conducts poetry workshops and teaches creative writing and literature classes with the English Department at CSI, claims that this year was not the first year that she applied for the Fellowship, which makes the award even more “rewarding” since she understands the effort that goes into the application process as well as what the award means for an artist’s career.

Meet Guttman’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2015

June 2, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is proud to announce its Valedictorian, Rochelle Robin, and Salutatorian, Stephanie Gaviria, of the graduating class of 2015. Both students embody perseverance, dedication, and a strong desire to succeed and both will continue their studies at four-year colleges in the fall Coming from a single parent family home that values education, Rochelle […]