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CLEAR’s Work with Uzbek and Yemeni Communities in the US Featured in New York Times

May 28, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.

VIDEO: Robert Solow and the GC’s Paul Krugman in Conversation: ‘Inequality: What Can Be Done?’

May 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Video of a conversation between Robert Solow (Professor of Economics, Emeritus, MIT) and Paul Krugman (Distinguished Professor of Economics, the Graduate Center, beginning Fall 2015) drew several thousand visitors in its first few hours online.

VICE News Spotlights GC’s NYC Labor Market Information Service

May 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

VICE News recently featured Lesley Hirsch, director of the Graduate Center’s NYC Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS), in a feature story on the effects of Big Data on employment.

GC Digital Initiatives Wins Second Consecutive Start-Up Grant

May 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center’s GC Digital Initiatives have been awarded a highly competitive National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a project proposed by student Stephen Zweibel in the Digital Praxis Seminar.

CCNY receives Silicon Mechanics’ fourth annual Research Cluster Grant

May 28, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York has been awarded Silicon Mechanics’ Research Cluster Grant award for 2015. The grant will provide the college with a High-Performance Computing cluster with the latest Intel and NVDIA high performance processing, and GPU technologies.

City College’s South Campus Great Lawn debuts for 2015 Commencement

May 28, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s 169th Commencement will be held May 29, 2015, at 9 a.m. on the brand-new South Campus Great Lawn. Approximately 3,500 graduates will be honored.

[gallery] Sixty-sixth Commencement Spotlights Student Accomplishments and CSI’s Progress

May 28, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The cloudy skies over the sixty-sixth Commencement at the College of Staten Island on the morning of May 28 did not darken the joyous mood of the 2,631 graduates, their families and friends, and College faculty and staff as they gathered on the Great Lawn of CSI’s Willowbrook campus.

CUNY Students Win Nation’s Top Academic Awards: National Science Foundation, Soros, Fulbright, Truman and Goldwater Scholars

May 27, 2015 | The University

In an extraordinary 2015 spring “awards season” replete with Fulbright, National Science Foundation, Truman, Soros and other major national fellowships and scholarships coveted by graduate and undergraduate students, two CUNY doctoral candidates captured prestigious prizes that are virtually never won by students: a Pulitzer Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, both for poetry.

Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College to Receive NEA Grant

May 27, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $20,000 award to The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York to support the National Black Writers Conference.

Two CCNY engineering sophomores receive Hollings Scholarships

May 27, 2015 | City College

Two City College of New York engineering students, Ahmed Abdelqader and Jakob Rehmann, have been awarded Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

CCNY’s Daus and John Jay’s Russo advocate “one standard for all” drivers

May 27, 2015 | City College

The rise of for-hire vehicle providers such as Uber and Lyft provides consumers with alternatives to more traditional ground transportation options. Yet, the growth of these new transportation companies has raised concerns about the safety and security of the riding public.

[gallery] Eighth Annual Honors Convocation

May 27, 2015 | College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island honored its top students at the Eighth Annual Honors Convocation at the Center for the Arts Springer Concert Hall. Lucinda Zawadzki, the CSI Class of 2015 Salutatorian and graduate from the Macaulay Honors College: University Scholars Program at CSI, was the student speaker at the event, which also featured remarks by Vice President for Student Affairs Dr.

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