News from The City University of New York

Chantal Akerman feature tapped for New York Film Festival

September 17, 2015 | City College

“No Home Movie,” a motion picture directed by City College of New York Distinguished Lecturer and renowned filmmaker Chantal Akerman, has been selected for the 53rd New York Film Festival. It makes its U.S. premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Oct. 7-8. The Film Society is located in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in mid-Manhattan.

Apply Now for McGraw Business Reporting Grants Up to $15,000

September 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The McGraw Fellowships enable accomplished journalists to do the deep reporting to produce a distinguished investigative or enterprise business story.

Chancellor Congratulates Lehman College President Fernández and Macaulay Honors College Dean Kirschner for Exemplary Service to The University

September 16, 2015 | The University

Two outstanding leaders at The City University of New York — President Ricardo R. Fernández of Herbert H. Lehman College and Dean Ann Kirschner of the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY — are stepping down next year after long and exemplary service to CUNY, Chancellor James B. Milliken announced today.

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Joins President Obama’s Push to Make Two Years of Community College Free

September 16, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow joined President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, fellow educators, philanthropists and business leaders from across the country on Wednesday, September 9 for a history-making moment at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan where the President renewed his pledge to make two years of community college free for responsible students.

Dr. Mellow was named to the College Promise Campaign’s National Advisory Board, an independent coalition led by Dr. Biden, former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer and Martha Kanter, a professor of higher education at New York University and former under secretary of education.

Palm to Palm with an Ancient Human Relative

September 16, 2015 | The University

On September 9th, news reached humanity of a previously unknown hominin relative called Homo naledi. It was discovered in Maropeng, South Africa, about three hundred feet beyond the entrance to a cave chamber called Dinaledi (“Rising Star,” in the local Sesotho language). Getting to the species’ fossilized remains was a claustrophobic proposition. The access chute was only about eight inches wide in places, earning it nicknames like “Post Box” and “Superman Squeeze.” Because the principal investigator on the dig, Lee R. Berger, a paleoanthropologist at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, could not himself fit through the Post Box, he placed an advertisement on Facebook for “skinny and preferably small” cavers with “excellent archaeological/paleontological excavation skills” and a willingness “to work in cramped quarters.” Six young women were selected from among the fifty-seven respondents.

Nine high-achieving students receive CCNY community scholarships

September 16, 2015 | City College

Mehedi Mondal’s early years were challenging. Born in Brooklyn four weeks after his Bangladeshi immigrant parents arrived in New York, his father drove a cab while his mother worked as a cashier.

Presentation by John Tamny, Editor of RealClearMarkets and Political Economy Editor at Forbes, at September 18 Business Forum

September 15, 2015 | Queens College

The public is invited to attend a free Business Forum presentation on The Unrelenting Beauty of Wealth Inequality by John Tamny, editor of RealClearMarkets, political economy editor at Forbes, and the author of Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and Lebron James Can Teach You about Economics.

College Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty Members

September 14, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College welcomes the following new full-time faculty in Fall 2015: Jane Hindman, Professor of English, holds Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona where she also received Masters degrees in ESL and in Literature. She taught previously at San Diego State University. Her scholarly work, which […]

CCNY co-hosts Harlem Emergency Preparedness Day, September 22

September 14, 2015 | City College

For the third straight year, The City College of New York is partnering with Harlem Hospital Center in maintaining the community’s preparedness for any large-scale disaster. On Tuesday, September 22, the two institutions will co-host Harlem Emergency Preparedness Day in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Plaza, located at 163 West 125th Street in Manhattan.

Assemblyman Cusick Announces $1M for Upgrade to Track and Field Facilities

September 14, 2015 | College of Staten Island

New York State Assemblyman Michael Cusick, together with College of Staten Island President Dr. William J. Fritz, Vice President for Finance and Administration Ira Persky, & Athletic Director Charles Gomes, announced a $1 million grant to the College of Staten Island for state of the art upgrades to the College’s track and field facilities.

Clips of the Week

September 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of our latest links – including Emrys Eller’s story for The Guardian about a couple’s plea for assisted dying rights.

Clips of the Week

September 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Check out some of our latest links – including Emrys Eller’s story for The Guardian about a couple’s plea for assisted dying rights.