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More than $2 million in National Science Foundation Research Fellowships to 15 CUNY Students and Alumni

May 1, 2015 | The University

Fifteen students and alumni of The City University of New York have been awarded more than $2 million in National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this spring for research ranging from the effects of a DNA-repairing protein on cancer treatment to understanding the psychological impact of police interaction with youth.

Actor Tony Lo Bianco Plays “The Little Flower” at LaGuardia Community College

May 1, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Little Flower came home to LaGuardia Community College.

Actor Tony Lo Bianco brought “The Little Flower,” his one man play about the late New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, to the college that bears LaGuardia’s name this week with a mesmerizing performance in the school’s Little Theater.

Senior Matthew Feldman Wins Institutional Investor’s 3rd Annual Student Analyst Competition

May 1, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College students took 16 of the top 100 spots, including #1 in Institutional Investor’s 3rd Annual Student Analyst Competition. Matthew Feldman, a senior in the Zickin School of Business, took top honors in the competition that gives aspiring financiers access to simulated trading desks and $100,000 in virtual cash for investment.

CCNY student startups win $144K in Zahn Entrepreneurship Pitch

April 30, 2015 | City College

Student startups with concepts ranging from a chip that can determine drug treatment options for cancer patients to reusable bamboo cloth baby diapers were the big winners in The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center Entrepreneurship Final Pitch Wednesday night.

Doctorate Posthumously Awarded to Medgar Wiley Evers

April 30, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As Commencement season draws closer, Medgar Evers College is proud to announce that the institution’s namesake, Medgar Wiley Evers, will be awarded a posthumous Doctorate of Humane Letters at the College’s 44th Commencement ceremony. The event will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, June 2nd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Evers’s wife, Dr. Myrlie Evers-Williams will accept the prestigious award on behalf of her late husband.

Baruch Students Win NYS Business Plan Competition

April 30, 2015 | Baruch College

Two Baruch College students from the Zicklin School of Business have been named the winners of the 6th Annual New York Business Plan Competition. Chris Zumtobel’15 and David Kurfirst’15 won first place in the IT/Software Category.

Graduate Center Study: NYC’s Child Poverty Rate ‘Substantially Higher’ Than National Average

April 30, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The GC’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) announced today a new study that shows New York City’s child poverty rate was 32 percent in 2010 — 10 percentage points higher than the national average that year, the most recent timeframe for which data is available.

MEC LECTURE ON EDUCATION AND GLOBALIZATION

April 29, 2015 | Audio, Baruch College, Medgar Evers College

The Freshman Year Program and the Caribbean Research Center, in collaboration with the International Consortium of Caribbean Professionals, USA, presents a lecture on education and globalization on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Baruch College Hosts 2015 Commencement At Barclay Center, June 3

April 29, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), will celebrate its 2015 Commencement Exercises on Wednesday, June 3, at Barclay Center at 10:00 a.m.

Hostos Remains A Leader In Digital Education

April 29, 2015 | Hostos Community College

For the sixth straight year, Hostos Community College has been selected as one of the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges in the nation by the Center for Digital Education.

Trumpet great Ralph Alessi to play CUNY Jazz Festival at CCNY, May 7-8

April 29, 2015 | City College

The 15th Annual CUNY Jazz Festival, a gathering of bands and ensembles from across the CUNY system, takes place May 7-8 at The City College of New York.

Five student teams win $7,000 in CCNY brick design competition

April 29, 2015 | City College

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York awarded $7,000 in prize money to five student teams that participated in the 2015 CCNY Masonry Design Competition, which is intended to help students learn how to design with brick. Acting Dean Gordon Gebert and Professor Christian Volkmann, the coordinator of the third-year undergraduate studio, presented the awards at a ceremony in the School’s Sciame Auditorium.

Guttman Community College Hosts 13th Annual Citizenship-NOW! Call-In

April 28, 2015 | Guttman Community College

The 13th annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! phone bank event hosted at Guttman Community College opened on April 27 and will run through May 1. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo gave the keynote remarks at a morning press conference. The Governor praised the University’s efforts on behalf of immigration: “…this is a beautiful testament to what […]

Syed Haider, ’14, wins Salk Scholarship for medical school

April 28, 2015 | City College

Syed Haider from The City College of New York’s Class of 2014 has been awarded a 2015 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship for medical school by the City University of New York.

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