News from The City University of New York

Haul Down the Confederate Flag, Writes GC Prof. David Reynolds in Atlantic Op-Ed

July 6, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In a compelling new op-ed for The Atlantic, Distinguished Professor David Reynolds (English) traces the history of the Confederate flag — a flashpoint for national tensions long before the recent Charleston church massacre.

A Guggenheim for Rhyme

July 6, 2015 | College of Staten Island

In his widely acclaimed poetry collection, Accepting the Disaster, Joshua Mehigan takes on grave topics filled with tragedy, suffering, and death. But, the dark message of his poems comes veiled by the musicality of rhyme and meter. As an example, Mehigan’s narrative poem “The Orange Bottle,” uses uncanny, tender rhyming verse to tell the story of a man who stops taking his medication and suffers a psychotic episode before being arrested and sent to a mental hospital.

Celebrating the Life of Medgar Wiley Evers

July 2, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Today, our beloved Medgar would have turned 90 years old and we celebrate the legacy he’s left behind.

City College hosts International Laser Radar Conference, July 5-10

July 1, 2015 | City College

The first International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) in the United States in seven years brings nearly 300 participants from 18 countries to The City College of New York July 5 – 10. The event, in the Great Hall in Shepard Hall, is hosted by the NOAA-CREST center at City College.

“Smaller is smarter” in superspreading of influence in social networks, say CCNY physicists

July 1, 2015 | City College

A study by City College of New York physicists Flaviano Morone and Hernán A. Makse suggests that “smaller is smarter” when it comes to influential superspreaders of information in social networks. This is a major shift from the widely held view that “bigger is better,” and could have important consequences for a broad range of social, natural and living networked systems.

Santander Supports President’s Society Program At LaGuardia Community College

July 1, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College and Santander Bank, N.A. today announced a three-year philanthropic collaboration for the Bank’s Santander Universities program to support the President’s Society Program at the College. President’s Society students reflect the rich diversity of all LaGuardia students who come from more than 150 countries and speak over 125 languages. Alumni of the program are currently studying at schools such as Columbia, NYU, Smith and Georgetown.

Women of GRIT Ends Successful First Year

June 30, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Women of GRIT, a new campus organization that provides academic, personal, professional, community and leadership development to young women at Guttman Community College, ended its first year with two successful events. First, on May 28, Women of GRIT Co-Coordinator and Associate Professor of English Tracy Daraviras and four students–Phebeana Ojomoses, Jessica Jimenez, Mame Cisse and […]

CCNY’s William Helmreich discusses NYC evolution after four-year trek

June 30, 2015 | City College

William Helmreich, professor of sociology in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, spent four years walking almost every street of New York City’s five boroughs: 120,000 blocks, or about 6,000 miles. .

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College Graduates 14th Cohort of Business Owners

June 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Twenty-seven scholars from the 14th cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College graduated from the program on June 25th.

Keynote speaker Dina Powell, head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing and President of Goldman Sachs Foundation, which oversees the national initiative, noted the positive impact 10,000 Small Businesses has had overall. “Sixty-seven percent of participants have reported increasing their revenues six months after graduating, which rises to 76% after 18 months. Forty-six percent of participants have reported creating net new jobs six months after graduating, which rises to 57% after 18 months. And the graduation rate is 99%.”