Academic News

New CUNY Students honored with Peter Jennings Scholarship following completion of High School Equivalency

June 19, 2017 | Featured, Uncategorized

The 2017 Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Awards ceremony was held at the CUNY TV studio at the CUNY Graduate Center on Thursday June 15. This awards program was established 15 years ago in honor the late Peter Jennings, who served as anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight for more than twenty years, and provides scholarships […]

Open Educational Resources Lowering Textbook Costs for CUNY Students

June 8, 2017 | Uncategorized

Conversations about college affordability often center on tuition costs, but textbook expenses are a significant factor for many students at CUNY and colleges and universities across the country. The average college student spends $1,200 on textbooks per year—an amount that is not negligible for any student, and prohibitive for many from low income households. In […]

New York City Department of Education Big Apple Awards Honor 13 CUNY Graduates

June 6, 2017 | Featured, Uncategorized

Last month the New York City Department of Education announced the recipients of the fifth annual Big Apple Awards, a city-wide recognition program that honors outstanding public school educators. Thirteen of this year’s 19 Big Apple Award recipients are graduates of CUNY colleges—a remarkable proportion that highlights the important partner role that the university plays […]

Lincoln Center Education and CUNY Teacher Education Offer Arts-focused Professional Development

March 20, 2017 | Featured, Uncategorized

On February 28, 2017, faculty from across the university rolled up their sleeves for a professional development opportunity with an artistic slant. For the past two decades, CUNY and Lincoln Center Education—two renowned institutions with a shared commitment to enriching the lives of New Yorkers—have collaborated to integrate artistic exposure into educational experiences. From musical […]

CUNY’s University Dean for Education wins Fulbright award for International Education Administrator Seminar

December 22, 2016 | Featured, Uncategorized

Dr. Ashleigh Thompson, University Dean for Education in CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs, received a Fulbright award for participation in the 2016 Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar that took place in France this fall. With this grant from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, she traveled with a cohort of U.S. international education professionals and senior […]

CUNY In the House: A Musical Tour

November 2, 2016 | Featured, Senior University Dean

The Office of the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs recently produced a music video highlighting some of its key programming in the areas of college readiness, workforce development, and continuing education. Known throughout the university as SUD, this unit of CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs is overseen by Senior University Dean John Mogulescu and […]

Celebrating the 2016 Guttman Transfer Scholarship Recipients

October 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

On September 22, 2016, an awards ceremony to honor the 2016 recipients of the Guttman Transfer Scholarship was held at The Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium. This scholarship program, thanks to the generosity of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, supports some of CUNY’s most high-achieving community college graduates as they transfer to five CUNY senior […]

A Message from the Executive Vice Chancellor Regarding Pathways Review

September 30, 2016 | Featured

The following message from Executive Vice Chancellor Vita Rabinowitz was sent to CUNY Chief Academic Officers on September 22, 2016. The June 2011 Board of Trustees resolution on Pathways stipulated that all of the “Pathways policies and processes, including the Common Core, be reviewed and evaluated each year for three years beginning in 2013, and […]

CUNY-wide Common Core Course Review Committee Update – August 2016

September 2, 2016 | Featured

According to the resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York on June 27, 2011, the University Office of Academic Affairs, working with the colleges, “will facilitate the expeditious review and approval of all courses proposed for the Common Core with the assistance of a CUNY-wide committee, appointed by […]

Second Annual CUNY Research Scholars Symposium Showcases 180 Students’ Work

August 9, 2016 | Featured

Claythia Nicholas spent her sophomore year at Medgar Evers researching in an HIV immunology lab under the direction of her mentor, Dr. William Carr.  Shenice Greene attended the Society of Visual Anthropology conference in Denver with her mentor, Dr. Kristina Baines, to present research they had conducted at Guttman Community College; their presentation resulted in […]