CUNY Honors Jack and Lewis Rudin At Salute to Scholars Reception

The City University of New York will honor long-time supporters Jack Rudin and Lewis Rudin, as well as 183 outstanding faculty members, on Monday, December 11, 5:30 p.m. at a Salute to Scholars reception to be held in the Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 East 36th Street in Manhattan.

CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein will present the Chancellor’s Medal, the most prestigious award given by the University, to Jack and Lewis Rudin in recognition of their extraordinary devotion to the University.

“We are very grateful for the Rudin family’s consistent and generous support for educational quality and opportunity at City University over the years,” said Chancellor Goldstein. “We are grateful not only for each gift, but for the recognition that accompanies them— that this University is a great resource for the city that the Rudin family loves so much. It is particularly appropriate that we bestow the Chancellor’s Medal on the Rudins at a special occasion during which we honor the quality and achievements of CUNY faculty.”

Jack and Lewis Rudin have assisted the University in numerous ways, including supporting improved computer resources at The City College (alma mater to their father Samuel and to Jack Rudin), internships in new media at Borough of Manhattan Community College, and scholarships for students in nursing at Hunter College and Bronx Community College, as well as the annual Salute to Scholars event. Lewis Rudin, Chairman of the Association for a Better New York, heads the CUNY Business Leadership Council, of which Jack Rudin is also a member. Jack Rudin serves as Chairman of the Board of the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at City College.

The faculty who will be honored represent the CUNY Graduate Center, the CUNY Law School, ten senior colleges and five community colleges. They have won major national and international competitive awards and recognition this year for their scholarly and creative work.

Their fields range widely–from measuring the impact of the welfare revolution, to photovoltage spectroscopy of thermal conductivity, to a geological survey of the Arctic.

Among other distinguished speakers at the reception will be Herman Badillo, Chairman of the CUNY Board of Trustees and Louise Mirrer, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.