Archive for 2003

Research Foundation Celebrates 40th Year

November 1, 2003 | CUNY Matters Columns

I have been thinking lately with considerable pride about the cell wall proteins of funghi, high-spin molecular nanomagnets, the impact of nursing home placement on family caregivers, unnatural lipids, and the introduction of indivisibles into calculus instruction. These are among the hundreds of research topics recently explored by productive research scientists and scholars on every […]

Weathering the Budgetary

July 1, 2003 | CUNY Matters Columns

“Uncertainty,” wrote psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm, “is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.” Recent world events, the current economic downturn, and budgetary shortfalls at the state and local levels have forced those of us in public universities to operate in a climate of uncertainty. The combination of intense needs, […]

Charting the Path to an Integrated

June 1, 2003 | CUNY Matters Columns

When Chancellor Matthew Goldstein addressed the University Faculty Senate Spring Conference in April, he focused on the subject of the integrated university. Adapted here are excerpts from his prepared remarks An anthropologist studying the native society on a small island in the South Pacific wanted to meet their leader. He asked the tribe’s medical healer […]

Spreading the Knowledge About Paying for College

March 1, 2003 | Speeches and Testimony

In New York State and across the nation, we are facing the most serious financial crisis in recent memory. During this time of personal and collective belt-tightening, it is more important than ever to ensure continued access to a top-quality higher education. Colleges and universities offer opportunities for education, job training and retraining that make […]