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Guttman Student Is Contestant on Hispanic College Quiz Show

August 4, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Ramon Mendez, a Guttman continuing student and Liberal Arts and Sciences major, competed against eight other college students for scholarships as part of the 2015 Hispanic College Quiz Show. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Central City Productions (CCP), the show was taped at Central City Productions in Chicago on […]

Princeton Review names CCNY one of the Best Colleges for fourth straight year

August 3, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York has been selected as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year. City College “is one of the toughest CUNY schools get into,” according to the Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges.

Reframing Italian America Photo Exhibit Depicts How New Immigrants Refashioned Themselves in Early 20th Century

August 3, 2015 | Queens College

An exhibition of 23 historical photographs that document Italian immigrants “reframing” themselves as Italian Americans is on view now through January 8, 2016, at the Calandra Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, in Manhattan.

CUNY J-School Offers Funding for Investigative Stories about New York City

August 2, 2015 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The goal is to help fill the widening gap that has emerged as newspapers and other media reduce their support for expensive and time-consuming investigative projects.

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On Incarcerated Individuals And Access To Pell Grants

July 31, 2015 | The University

We are much encouraged by the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to pilot a program allowing incarcerated individuals to receive Pell grants to pursue higher education while in prison.

CCNY grad student wins prestigious fellowship

July 30, 2015 | City College

Kwangwoon “Jon” Lee, a student in the laboratory of Ronnie Ghose, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was just awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. He is the first CUNY student to receive this highly competitive fellowship.

Eight LaGuardia Community College Students Receive Venture Funding and Business Training from Capital One Bank for Tech Start-ups

July 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.

Exhibition Honors Lifetime Achievements of Gertrud Parker—Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker, Installation Artist

July 30, 2015 | Queens College

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, will be honoring the lifetime achievements of trailblazing artist Gertrud Parker, founder of the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art.

Once again, CCNY is named one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes

July 29, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York rose significantly in Forbes magazine’s 2015 rankings of America’s Top Colleges, landing in the top 100 in the Northeast for the second consecutive year. CCNY also ranked in the top 200 overall for the first time.

First-Year Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship Award

July 29, 2015 | Guttman Community College

Ninoska Medrano, a first-year Guttman student majoring in Business Administration, was awarded first place in the 2015 CHW Scholarship Award given by Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The Fund was created as an extension of the CHW mission and reflects its commitment to the affordable housing industry and community […]

CCNY Grove School Dean Barabino briefs congressional panel on new sickle cell treatment technologies

July 28, 2015 | City College

Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was one of four experts invited to Washington on July 28 to brief the U.S. Congressional Sickle Cell and Research & Development Caucuses on promising new technologies to treat sickle cell disease.

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives Release NY Mets Video as YouTube Channel Reaches Over 300,000 Views

July 28, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

With the Mets’ season in full swing, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released a new video this week View Video, which features former New York Council Member and State Assembly Member Mark Weprin recounting the championship season of the 1986 New York Mets and his own participation in the team’s Old-Timers Day on July 12, a celebration of the 25thAnniversary of the Amazin’ Mets. The video goes up just as the Archives YouTube channel reaches over 300,000 views.

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