Archive for 2008

The Immigrant Second Generation

December 17, 2008 | CUNY Graduate Center

According to Graduate Center Professors John Mollenkopf and Philip Kasinitz, the cultural variety of New York offers a unique opportunity to uncover the facts about assimilation and, possibly, provide some object lessons for the rest of the country. “New York looms huge in American letters and American history, and in discussions of American culture, but […]

The Great Issues Forum: Political Power

December 17, 2008 | CUNY Graduate Center

In the early evening of Thursday, October 2, politics was in the air. A “rescue” plan to calm the turbulence of a major economic crisis had been passed by the Senate but awaited a vote in the House of Representatives; and Joe Biden and Sarah Palin were preparing for a debate that would be watched […]

Four Centuries of NYC History in the Old York Library

December 17, 2008 | CUNY Graduate Center

Laying hands upon a tangible piece of the past can be both profoundly informative and viscerally exciting. For those who have a particular fascination with the history of New York City – scholars and non-scholars alike – the Seymour B. Durst Old York Library, housed at The Graduate Center, is a distinctive treasure. Looking through […]

BMCC Receives $1.4 Million From MDRC for Scholarship Study.

December 17, 2008 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

As part of the effort by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to substantially increase college graduation rates among low income students, BMCC today announced it will receive $1.4 million from MDRC, a nonprofit-, nonpartisan research firm, to participate in a performance-based scholarship study developed by MDRC that will measure the impact of such scholarships […]

Lionel Train Collections on Exhibit at City Tech Through January 31

December 17, 2008 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY – December 16, 2008 – The Ursula C. Schwerin Library at New York City College of Technology will host an exhibit in its showcase windows of Lionel trains from the collections of Professors Nicholas Manos and Robert Russo, now through January 31, 2009, at 300 Jay Street (at Tillary), Atrium 4th Floor, Downtown […]

Bronx Community College Awarded $2.4 Million Cooperative Grant To Improve Students’ Academic Success In Sciences

December 16, 2008 | Bronx Community College

Bronx, NY – Bronx Community College (BCC) of The City University of New York has been awarded one of the largest grant acquisitions in the College.’’s history from the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to produce greater numbers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates, and to insure that minority and economically […]

Statement by CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on the 2009-10 New York State Executive Budget

December 16, 2008 | The University

“We are carefully reviewing the sections of the 2009-10 New York State Executive Budget that apply to The City University of New York. We appreciate the difficult economic situation faced by New York State and the nation, and we understand that the proposed budget reflects that situation. We recognize that, for the first time, the […]

CCNY And EPA Sign Memorandum Of Understanding To Build Long-Term Recruitment And Educational Relationship

December 16, 2008 | City College

NEW YORK, December 16, 2008 – The City College of New York (CCNY) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding calling for increased cooperation between the College and EPA’s Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response (OSWER) and Region 2. The Memorandum, which runs for five years and is […]

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison to Chair 2010 National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College

December 16, 2008 | Medgar Evers College

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce that Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will be Honorary Chair for the Tenth National Black Writers Conference from March 26 to March 28, 2010. The conference, to be held on the Medgar Evers College campus in Brooklyn, NY, will feature discussions, youth […]

Hunter College SSW Alumnus Jared Bernstein Appointed Chief Economic Advisor to Vice President-Elect Joseph Biden

December 15, 2008 | Hunter College

Jared Bernstein, a Hunter College School of Social Work (MSW’86) alumnus, has been appointed by Vice President-Elect Joseph Biden as Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser. Bernstein currently serves as the Director of the Living Standards program at the Economic Policy Institute. He is an expert in the areas of federal, state and international economic […]

Veteran Finds Support and Success at Queensborough Community College

December 15, 2008 | Queensborough Community College

Charles Fletcher ‘08 is one of many Veterans who decided to attend College after returning from duty. What makes his story remarkable is the confluence of events that led to his academic success. Charles barely graduated from high school and after 9/11 decided to enlist, subsequently experiencing the trauma of war in Iraq as a […]

Hunter Professor Emerita A MacArthur ’Genius’

December 15, 2008 | The University

More than four decades ago, when Nancy G. Siraisi had two small children and an entry-level job editing encyclopedias, she made a decision that changed her life.

Technology Plays Many Roles University-wide

December 15, 2008 | The University

Seven years ago, Brian Cohen joined CUNY as its chief information officer. Recently, CUNY Matters sat down with Cohen, who is also associate vice chancellor, to talk about how technology is changing CUNY. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Justice on Trial: Revisiting Leopold-Loeb

December 15, 2008 | The University

They gave a whole new meaning to the word “sangfroid,” those two famously not nice Jewish boys Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold. Indeed, they became poster boys for cold-blooded murder after they kidnapped 14-year-old Bobby Franks, smashed his head with a chisel, poured hydrochloric acid over the body, then stuffed it into a drainage pipe in a nature preserve south of Chicago. It all happened on May 21, 1924, when Richard was 18, Nathan 19.

Today’s Leaders Inspire Tomorrow’s

December 15, 2008 | The University

On the heels — high heels — of this year’s historic campaigns by women for America’s two top jobs, a select group of more than 350 participants gathered Nov. 14 at the fourth annual CUNY/New York Times Knowledge Network Women’s Leadership Conference for tips on achieving their own ambitious goals…

Powering-Up Faculty Prestige

December 15, 2008 | The University

Acclaimed scientists, writers and economics experts are among distinguished scholars joining the faculty this fall, as CUNY continues to raise its profile as a magnet for high academic achievers. “CUNY’s top priority continues to be the hiring of more full-time faculty, the lifeblood of the University,” Chancellor Matthew Goldstein said. “We are fulfilling that mission, further enriching the high quality and value of a CUNY education.”

Building the City’s Future

December 15, 2008 | The University

The University is building a new East Harlem home for the forthcoming graduate School of Public Health and Hunter College’s venerable School of Social Work. Also, the city and state have at long last cleared the way to demolish and rebuild Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Fiterman Hall, which was irreparably damaged in 9/11 attack…

City Tech Afghani Student, Blinded in NYC Subway Attack, Focus of New Documentary

December 15, 2008 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY — December 15, 2008 — Nooria Nodrat has certainly faced challenges in her life that would have broken most other human beings. Not only has she emerged stronger, but her capacity and will to help others have fueled a fierce ambition to realize her goals. Her life in the aftermath of a series […]

Putting Student Award Winners on the Fast Track

December 15, 2008 | The University

Coming of age in the streets and shadows of the city, what Andrew Santiago has lived with –— drugs, violence, death — is not so unusual. But thanks to his own drive and the support of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, the 21-year-old recently found an oasis, a single, rented room in Harlem — a place to study, to sleep and pursue his goal of becoming a writer…

Free College Prep Program To Hold Open House

December 15, 2008 | The University

Students who have dropped out of traditional high schools or who need additional help preparing for college are invited to visit and apply for CUNY Prep, a one-of-a-kind free program located in the Pelham Parkway area of the Bronx. “In today’s staggeringly difficult economy, education is even more vital than ever,” says Derrick Griffith, Principal […]