News from The City University of New York

[videos] CUNY Service Corps pairs CSI Students with Not-for-Profit Organizations

February 11, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island has launched its second year of student service in the non-profit sector with the CUNY Service Corps. While participating in the program, students will be building professional skills by engaging in work that addresses the City’s most pressing needs.

Professor Zeidman Urges City Not to Defund the Bronx Defenders

February 10, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman is one of the signatories of a recent letter to the New York Times urging the city not to heed calls to defund the Bronx Defenders, after two staff attorneys appeared in an anti-police rap video with violent tone.

Spitzer Dean George Ranalli Earns top AIA Honor

February 10, 2015 | City College

The American Institute of Architects’ Jury of Fellows has elevated George Ranalli, dean of The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, to its College of Fellows. Dean Ranalli and other 2015 fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Convention in Atlanta, Ga., May 15.

Dr. Ingo Zachner Presents “Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria”

February 10, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College will host a joint endeavor between the Austrian Film Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Thursday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m. in The Skylight Room at 17 Lexington Avenue (Room 306).

Baruch College To Host “I Only Read It For The Cartoons: The New Yorker’s Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists” With Cartoonists Arnie Levin, Sam Gross And Richard Gehr”

February 10, 2015 | Baruch College

The Jewish Studies Center, located in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College will host a “Conversation with Cartoonists: Arnie Levin, Sam Gross and Richard Gehr” on Thursday March 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Chancellor Milliken’s Statement on New York City’s Preliminary Executive Budget

February 10, 2015 | The University

We commend Mayor de Blasio for his continued investment in student success at The City University of New York.

Ingredient in olive oil kills cancer cells with their own enzymes

February 9, 2015 | The University

A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
The ingredient is oleocanthal, a compound that ruptures a part of the cancerous cell, releasing enzymes that cause cell death.

Human Services Students Receive Incentive Award

February 9, 2015 | Guttman Community College

(Left to Right) Philomina Mensah, Marcus Lowenhaupt, Brian Zhinin, and Cristy Martinez were the recipients of the Human Services Incentive (HSI) Award along with Micah Fuertes and Ariela Sanabria (not pictured). Students were each provided a $500 award based on their application essays, academic achievement, and financial need. HSI is given to deserving continuing students […]

Magnetic material’s unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

February 9, 2015 | The University

When exposed to a varying magnetic field, some conductive materials undergo a temperature increase of about 3-5 K over several minutes. This effect is called induction heating, and it occurs because small electric currents cause heating due to resistance.

Baruch College’s Weissman Center for International Business Hosts Forum with IBM’s Linda Sanford

February 9, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College’s Weissman Center for International Business invites you its Mitsui Lunchtime Forum with Linda Sanford, Former Senior Vice President for Enterprise Transformation for IBM.

Professor Zeidman Responds to Supporters of ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

February 6, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Steve Zeidman argues against ‘broken windows’ policing in a published editorial, pointing out the toll that it takes on people of color, communities and the general public.

Celebrated South African Musician-Activists Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela Perform Songs of Freedom During Black History Month at Queens College

February 6, 2015 | Queens College

Ranging from 19th century photography to current film, and from Staten Island to South Africa, this year’s Black History Month programming at Queens College addresses the theme of Culture, Social Movements and Justice: Dismantling the Master Narrative.