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CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest!

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute is currently accepting submissions for the 2014 Dr. K. York & M. Noelle Chynn - CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest.

This contest and annual award is intended to promote and stimulate thinking by college students at CUNY about the topic of ethics, morality, and virtuous behavior in their lives. More than ever, these issues arise not only in the personal relationships of individuals and family and friends, but also in the context of corporate, government, and social responsibility, whether it is about treating others fairly and honestly, or food safety. However, in today's modern society, virtues have slowly begun to lose their importance, or are often forgotten in the daily hustle of people's daily lives.

The CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest is funded by an endowment gift of $100,000 to the City University of New York by Dr. K. York Chynn and his wife Noelle Chynn.


  • All currently enrolled CUNY undergraduate and graduate students are eligible and encouraged to submit.

How to Apply:

  • Students are asked to select a virtue and to write a 1,000 word essay about how it has affected and been applied in their lives.


AAARI will award the top three essays the following prizes at our upcoming 13th Annual Gala in October:

  • Best Essay ($1,000)
  • First Runner-up ($300)
  • Second Runner-up ($200)

For full submission guidelines and to view past winning essays, please visit Follow us on Facebook.

Deadline: Tuesday, October 14


Study Abroad this Winter and Spring!

Winter programs include the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ghana, India, Italy, Jordan and Uganda. The Spring semester program will be in Costa Rica.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 15

For more information, please contact Education Abroad at 212.772.4983, email, or visit our web site.


Spring 2015 Internships with the U.S. Department Of Energy

Applications for Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) are now available for the Spring 2015 semester. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. institution and have completed at least one year as an undergraduate (at the time of application)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A U.S. Citizen or legal Permanent Resident
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Application Requirements:

1. Completion of all required fields in the applications, including:

  • Contact and education information
  • Citizenship status
  • Laboratory choice and research interests
  • Essays

2. Undergraduate transcripts (submitted online)

3. Two letters of recommendation (submitted online)

Benefits Include:

  • Sixteen weeks engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist/enginee, from January 5 to April 24, 2015
  • Career development workshops and lab tours
  • $500 per week stipend and limited travel reimbursement/housing allowance (for those who qualify)

Apply now at

Deadline: Tuesday, October 7
Time: 5:00 pm

For questions or additional information visit, or email, or Visit our website Watch tour video at: ttp:// to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!


U.S. Department of State Summer 2015 Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for its 2015 Summer Student Internship Program. This program offers undergraduate and graduate students that are U.S. citizens the opportunity to participate in a 10-week, unpaid internships that will provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.

The internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants will gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in - and with - Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America's diplomatic efforts. You'll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*

You may have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America's foreign policy
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society

How to Apply.

Deadline: Friday, October 17

Please note: this is an earlier-than-usual deadline. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

*Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

For more information, visit


Interested In Astrophysics Research Fellowship?

Apply to engage in astrophyscis research with AstroCom NYC, a partnership between Astronomers at CUNY, AMNH, and Columbia. SciMON encourages you to explore the AstroCom NYC Program that is recruiting now for the next cohort. Participants will receive the following benefits:

  • Fellowships covering full CUNY tuition for the academic year (if qualified)
  • Introduction to this exciting field and the people at its frontier - your new peers
  • Matching with a long-term career mentor, and research mentor(s)
  • Intense summer research experiences to propel you towards your career
  • A personal research laptop (if qualified)
  • Support in traveling to observatories and conferences around the world
  • A monthly MetroCard
  • Junior membership in the American Astronomical Society

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 17

Apply Now

For more information, contact please contact AstroCom Campus Faculty at or You can also visit our website, or find more details here. For other research opportunities visit


Junior Summer 2015 Program at Princeton

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce that the 2015 Public Policy & International Affairs Junior Summer Institute will be held at Princeton University from June 11 through July 31, 2015. The goal of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs. The Summer Institute provides rigorous training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service.

How to Apply
The application form is available on The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) website.

Deadline: Saturday, November 1

For more information, please visit our website or see the recent article on the Princeton University website. If you would like to be informed of future developments, please contact us at





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