Education Long Island News

Hofstra University Receives $35 Million Gift

Charles Frei, a Hofstra University alumnus from the Class of 1955, has bequeathed $35 million dollars to fund undergraduate scholarships for students in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. This is the largest gift towards undergraduate education and the second largest gift in the history of the University. Hofstra will endow scholarships in Mr. […]

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RPI Houses New IBM Quantum Computer

TROY, NY — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and IBM have officially unveiled the world’s first-ever IBM quantum computer on a university campus. Building on RPI’s bicentennial celebration of 200 years, IBM Quantum System One will significantly enhance educational and research opportunities for the university, as well as with other academic institutions and organizations across the New York region […]

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Bloomberg Co-Founder to Donate $5 Million to Binghamton University

Bloomberg L.P. co-founder and Binghamton University alumnus Tom Secunda ’76, MA ’79 announced a $5 million donation to Binghamton University to attract, recruit and retain tech talent, creating a pipeline for students to participate in the artificial intelligence economy of the future. “Binghamton University sees tremendous potential for exciting research, education and economic development opportunities […]

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Pace University to Open AI Lab

NEW YORK — Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab at its New York City campus. The lab will be housed in the brand new, cutting-edge building at 15 Beekman, the dedicated home for Seidenberg. It aims to serve as the central hub of AI for the Pace community, offering training and opportunities […]

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Cornell Alumnus Donates $35 Million to Wildlife Health Center

Cornell University has received a $35 million gift that will endow and name the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health. The center will address key challenges at the intersection of wildlife health, domestic animal health, human health and livelihoods, and the environment that supports all life on Earth. The gift to the College […]

Education Healthcare NYC

Northwell Health to Launch Healthcare High School in Queens

NEW YORK — Northwell Health and New York City Public Schools have formed a partnership to design a career-focused high school that will help prepare students for well-paying careers in healthcare and address local education and healthcare talent needs. The Northwell School of Health Sciences will fully integrate healthcare career knowledge and job training with […]

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Mount Sinai Residence Hall in Manhattan Completes Renovations

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has completed a major renovation and beautification project at its Resident Hall on the West Side of Manhattan. Located at 515 West 59th Street, Vista West, as it is now known, has undergone several improvements to provide a more attractive and enjoyable living environment for medical trainees. “We […]

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Weill Cornell Medicine Professor Receives $2.1 Million Grant

NEW YORK — Dr. Jeannine Gerhardt, an assistant professor of stem cell biology in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, for the study of repetitive DNA and […]

Education NYC

Barnard Inaugurates New President

Barnard College officially inaugurated its ninth president, Laura Ann Rosenbury, on Friday. The ceremony featured a wide variety of speakers and attendees, including faculty, alumnae, trustees, city and state officials, special guests, and Columbia President Minouche Shafik. “I offer my warmest congratulations to President Rosenbury on this momentous occasion,” said President Shafik, who joined Columbia […]

Education Government

NY Launches Tuition Assistance Programs for SUNY, CUNY Workforce Development

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the first-ever Tuition Assistance Program eligibility to cover hundreds of SUNY and CUNY non-degree programs that lead to jobs in high-demand, growing fields. The expansion builds on the support offered through TAP, New York State’s 50-year-old financial assistance program, which provides direct aid to students. “Tuition assistance for […]

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Rebecca School to Open Second Location in Mount Vernon for Special Ed Students

MOUNT VERNON, NY — Rebecca School is opening a second location in Mount Vernon, New York (Rebecca School North), opening September 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. Utilizing the DIRFloortime methodology, Rebecca School in New York City, has an 18-year legacy of providing excellent and high-quality services to students with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum diagnosis. The second location […]

Education NYC

CUNY Receives $75 Million From Simons Foundation

The City University of New York is receiving $75 million from the Simons Foundation, the University’s largest-ever donation. The gift earmarks $50 million to establish CUNY as a hub for computational science and $25 million to support CUNY’s participation in the Governor’s proposed Empire AI project. Computational science uses programming techniques to solve problems in […]

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Columbia Names Angela Olinto New Provost

Minouche Shafik, President of Columbia University, announced that Angela Olinto will be the school’s next Provost, effective April 1, 2024. Professor Olinto is currently at the University of Chicago, serving as Dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences and the Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Professor […]

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Fordham to Manage $50 Million Grant From EPA

NEW YORK — Fordham University has been awarded a $50 million grant focused on environmental justice, issued through a competitive grant process by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Fordham will serve as a grantmaker to community-based groups in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and will also fund the environmental research of its own faculty. Fordham will receive the funds over […]

Education NYC

CUNY Raises $3.75 Million From Giving Campaign

The City University of New York (CUNY) has raised a record-breaking $3.75 million through December 1 from 4,650 individual donors during its #CUNYTuesday campaign, a 29% increase over 2022. The campaign aligns with the nationwide day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. “Even in the most challenging times, the CUNY community has demonstrated an unstinting […]