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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Global Search: A New Tool for Finding Courses Across CUNY

July 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

This summer, CUNY introduced a new Global Search tool for students to use as they are searching for courses and planning their schedules. Unlike the existing class schedule available in CUNYfirst, Global Search lets students search for courses across multiple CUNY colleges instead of just one college at a time. In addition to searching any […]

New CUNY Study Explores Mainstreaming as Path to Success for Students in Need of Remedial Math Instruction

June 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

A new study by CUNY researchers shows that allowing students to take college-level instead of remedial quantitative courses can increase student success. The results of this randomized control trial were published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The study, which was conducted at three CUNY community […]

New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) celebrated serving 50,000 learners

February 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

July 23, 2016 On Thursday, July 23, the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) celebrated a milestone moment of serving 50,000 learners—and counting! Students, faculty, administrators, and NYSIM staff members gathered to recognize this accomplishment and the simulation teaching facility’s ongoing impact on health care services in New York City. As a […]

Lehman College’s SEEK Program Nominated for Prestigious Award

February 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

September 25, 2015 | Lehman College “Lehman College’s SEEK program is among the top 5 finalists for the nationally prestigious ¡Excelencia! in Education’s 2015 Examples of Excelencia Award, which recognizes programs dedicated to Latino success in higher education. Lehman’s program was selected out of over 250 nominees from programs in 30 states, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.”