Under the aegis of its Research Foundation, The City University has attracted major contributions and grants assuring future technological and commercial growth and development of a talented metropolitian work force. These are some examples.
- The CUNY Research Foundation reports the income of $61.7 million in Federal grants in fiscal year 1997.
- CUNY's Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), funded at $1 million a year for up to 10 years by the State Science and Technology Foundation and based at City College, is pursuing new discoveries in the field of Ultrafast Photonic Materials and Appli
cations in partnership with technology corporations throughout New York State.
- The National Science Foundation has granted $15 million over five years to CUNY and the City's public school system to support the Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP), which focuses on increasing minority enrollment in the sciences. In 1997
the York, Hunter, and City College campuses received over $3 million from the National Institutes of Health for a similar Minority Biomedical Research Grant program.
- New York State has awarded CUNY $15 million over three years for an Applied Science Coordinating Institute to enhance University/industry interaction, the transfer of technology, and outreach to small companies.
- The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.3 million to Hunter College's Center for Gene Structure and Function to support cutting-edge genetic research on cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other diseases.
- The New York State Education Department awarded $1.2 million to LaGuardia Community College to expand its School-to-Work Program in Queens.
Private and Corporate Philanthropy
- Grants and awards to CUNY from private sources in fiscal year 1997 totaling $43.5 million came through the Research Foundation.
- In addition to $18 million pledged by Lawrence and Carol Zicklin for Baruch College's Business School, CUNY's leading campus for business studies also received $10 million from George and Mildred Weissman for chaired and visiting professorships, sc
holarships, and other program enhancements. Real estate magnate William Newman and his wife Anita have donated $5 million to Baruch, plus $1 million for the new Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the College.
- The Humana Foundation has given $2 million to encourage minority students pursuing doctoral degrees.
- Project Tell at the CUNY Graduate School is a learning-through-computers incentive program for City public school students, funded by Bell Atlantic at $3.5 million.
- The Whitaker Foundation has awarded City College $1 million to establish a doctoral subprogram in Biomedical Engineering.
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded Brooklyn College $1.2 million to strengthen undergraduate science facilities and curriculum.
- CUNY received $1.5 million from the Consortium for Worker Education for tuition assistance for dislocated workers.
Achievement In The Classroom - And The World
- More top U.S. corporate executives earned their Bachelor's at CUNY than from any other university in the nation, according to a 1996 Standard & Poor's survey. Two-thirds of these business leaders live and work in the New York area and emplo
y thousands of New York residents.
- Among the thousands of alumni who have risen to the top of their chosen profession are 11 Nobel Laureates, Jonas Salk, General Colin Powell, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, comedian Jerry Seinfe
ld, astronaut Mario Runco, former Mayors Abraham Beame and Ed Koch, and Intel Corporation founder and Time Magazine Man of the Year Andrew Grove.
- Between 1983 and 1992 more CUNY Bachelor's alumni went on to earn doctorates than graduates of Columbia University, New York University, SUNY Albany, and the University of Chicago combined.
- The high quality of CUNY's graduates is reflected in the steadily increasing corporate participation in the annual CUNY Big Apple Job Fair, established in 1989. Most recently, about 4,500 graduates took part and 118 organizations sent representati
ves. In one recent year 40% of attendees were invited for interviews, and 24% of those were offered jobs.
- Over one quarter of CUNY Bachelor's degrees are awarded to African-Americans - four times the national average.
- A 1996 survey in Black Issues in Higher Education found that Borough of Manhattan, LaGuardia, Kingsborough, and Bronx Community Colleges, and New York City Technical College ranked 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 4th respectively in the number of mi
nority students earning Associate degrees.
- African Americans and Latinos at the CUNY Graduate School earned Ph.D.s at more than twice the national rate between 1990 and 1992.
- Lehman College has ranked among the top ten in the number of African-Americans and Latinos earning Bachelor's degrees in the health sciences.
- Baruch has ranked third in the nation in the number of African-Americans and seventh in the number of Latinos receiving Bachelor's degrees in business and management.
- BMCC ranks first in the nation for awarding Associate degrees to African Americans and second for all minorities.
- City College tied with MIT for first place in the number of graduates elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1996.
- 100% of New York City Technical College's 1997 graduates in Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging passed the field's national board examinations.