Twenty students from seven CUNY campuses won honors for presentations of their original research at the American Society for Microbiology’s Annual Biological Research Conference for Minority Students. More than1,800 students presented their research and some 300 received awards for their oral or poster presentations to the 4,300 students who attended the event, which was held Nov. 1-4 in Phoenix.
CUNY in the News
November 14, 2017 | The University
November 9, 2017 | The University
Facing an exponentially growing need for qualified language interpreters, New York State’s court system is teaming up with The City University of New York to prepare multilingual students for the state’s court-interpreter screening exams, the first step in qualifying for well-paid full- and part-time jobs as court interpreters.
November 6, 2017 | The University
More than 3,000 military veterans are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on CUNY’s 24 campuses, a 50 percent increase since 2010 due in part to the University’s reputation for welcoming veterans and providing them with services that help them succeed.
CITY COUNCIL LIKELY TO HAVE FEWER WOMEN MEMBERS AFTER ELECTION DAY, ACCORDING TO CUNY INSTITUTE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCEOctober 31, 2017 | The University, Uncategorized
The gender gap on the City Council is likely to continue to widen, with female representation dropping to as low as 23.5 percent after the election next week, according to an analysis by the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG).
October 30, 2017 | The University
Younger gay and bisexual men are recognizing their sexual orientation and coming out a year earlier, on average, than comparable young adults reported a decade ago, according to researchers at The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training.
October 23, 2017 | The University
Students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will pay in-state tuition for the 2017-18 academic year, the CUNY Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday. Affected full-time students will pay $6,350 in tuition for the year, rather than the $17,400 that students from outside the state pay.
October 19, 2017 | The University
Seven senior colleges and five community colleges at The City University of New York dominated the Chronicle of Higher Education’s top 10 lists of public U.S. campuses with the greatest success in moving low-income students into the middle class. In a separate global assessment of college quality using totally different criteria, three CUNY colleges placed among the top 1,000 colleges among the 27,770 analyzed worldwide.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE ELECTS HISTORIAN GERALD MARKOWITZ, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICEOctober 16, 2017 | The University
The National Academy of Medicine – the independent branch of the National Academy of Sciences that advises the nation on critical medical and health issues – today announced that Distinguished Professor Gerald E. Markowitz of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center has been elected a member of the academy. This is among the highest honors in the field, granted to people with exceptional professional achievements and a commitment to service.
TWO CUNY GRADS, A HUNTER FACULTY ARTIST AND PULITZER WINNER, AND AN IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ADVOCATE WIN 2017 MACARTHUR AWARDSOctober 11, 2017 | The University
Two CUNY alumnae – one also a Hunter playwriting master artist in residence – won coveted “genius” fellowships from the James D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The $625,000 unrestricted fellowships are payable quarterly over five years.
October 6, 2017 | The University
After 37 years of distinguished service to The City University of New York, Vice Chancellor Gloriana (Ginger) Waters has decided to retire effective next month.