News from The City University of New York

Education Start-Up: Five CUNY Colleges Training City’s Pre-K Teachers

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

When Sherry Cleary was in “nursery school,” years ago, a one-sentence progress report came home. It said: “Sherry hates worms.” She still does. Nevertheless, within minutes Cleary can devise a prekindergarten curriculum using worms to teach arithmetic, storytelling, basic science and more.

Global Nature: Back to Her First Love

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

When Isabella Rossellini was a girl growing up in Italy in the mid-1960s, her father bought her a copy of King Solomon’s Ring, a famous book about animal behavior by Konrad Lorenz, an Austrian zoologist who later won a Nobel Prize and may have been the world’s first animal whisperer.

Jue Yang Takes on New Role as the J-School’s First Technologist-in-Residence

December 29, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Jue will work with faculty and students on class projects that lie at the intersection of journalism and technology, helping them to develop new digital products and services.

Study Unveils New Half-Light Half-Matter Quantum Particles

December 29, 2014 | City College

Prospects of developing computing and communication technologies based on quantum properties of light and matter may have taken a major step forward thanks to research by City College of New York physicists led by Dr. Vinod Menon.

Forty Years After Playing the First-Ever Women’s Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden, Queens College and Immaculata Return for a Rematch on January 4, 2015

December 29, 2014 | Queens College

Nearly 40 years after the first-ever women’s basketball game pitted Queens College against Immaculata, these teams will see each other in court—at world-famous Madison Square Garden.

CCNY Experts to Address NYU/Harvard Conference in Italy

December 26, 2014 | City College

Elena Romero and Grace Aneiza Ali, adjuncts in The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), will speak at the Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories conference in Florence, Italy, May 28-31, 2015. It will be the sixth in a series of conferences staged by New York University and Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

Clips of the Week

December 23, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of the Week" title="Clips of the Week" style="float:right;" />Check out our latest links – including Rosie Goldensohn and Rachael Levy’s story for The Nation about a Tennessee law that criminalizes drug users who give birth.

The New York Times—Story About the Challenge of Teaching in Community Colleges

December 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The New York Times article discusses Eduardo Vianna’s teaching practices and the obstacles he faces as a professor, as well as the obstacles students face when engaging in a class room setting.

Prof. Goode on Harnessing Capitalism for the Public Good

December 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Victor Goode’s letter in a response to an editorial in the New York Times was published. He considers the ethics of wealth.

CCNY Design Program Spawns Afro-Caribbean Superhero

December 22, 2014 | City College

As a child in his native Trinidad, Lenn Hypolite’s young mind was immersed in comic books. He grew up dreaming of creating his own Afro-Caribbean superhero. Thanks to The City College of New York’s electronic design and multimedia (EDM) program Mr. Hypolite is now about to introduce “Telestro” to readers.

Videos: Class of 2014 Commencement

December 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Videos: Class of 2014 Commencement" title="Videos: Class of 2014 Commencement" style="float:right;" />Hear the remarks of New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, ’14 class speaker Oliver Morrison, ’07 alum Jego Armstrong and Dean Sarah Bartlett.

CCNY Black Engineers Sweep Awards at NSBE Regionals

December 19, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers took first place in three categories in addition to scooping the best “Trailblazer Chapter Award” at the NSBE Region 1 conference in Hauppauge, N.Y.

Baruch College is Best New York College in USA Today’s Top 100 Colleges for Finance Majors

December 19, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College is ranked #4 among the Top Colleges for Finance and Financial Management by USA Today and College Factual. With a 23.2% graduation rate, Baruch leads the charge of all New York private and public institutions surveyed.