CUNY Matters

Cuomo: Citizenship Now! Is ‘A Testament To What CUNY Is All About’

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Reaffirming the University’s longstanding commitment to providing public service and assisting immigrant communities, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo joined CUNY administrators, students, faculty, community leaders, state and local officials and 350 volunteers at the 13th annual New York Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW! Call-In, where thousands of New Yorkers received help with immigration issues.

Grants and Honors

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Recognizing faculty achievement

New Provost: Job Is Opportunity of a Lifetime

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, a distinguished and highly regarded Hunter College educator, administrator and scholar, has been named CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost, an appointment she called “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

TheDream.US Awards $5 Million to Students

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

More than 200 immigrant students of The City University of New York have been awarded scholarships by TheDream.US, valued at more than $5 million. It is the largest amount received by any university in the United States.

Newswire

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Have you heard? English doctoral student Gregory Pardlo is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry…CCNY alum Flavio Alves wins Grand Jury prize for ‘Tom in America’ at 7th annual CUNY Film Festival…Big Apple Job & Internship Fair connects graduating students with recruiters, high-profile firms and government agencies

CUNY Goes to Bat for International Student Athletes

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Kelvin Arhire-Thomas, a Nigerian-born student who aspires to become a pediatrician, loved playing defense on Kingsborough Community College’s soccer team and running the 800-meter event for its track and field squad. Sports, he says, “brings me feelings of ambition to excel in life.”

At ASRC, It’s All About the Science of Collaboration

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Kevin Gardner, the director of the structural biology initiative of the newly opened Advanced Science Research Center, likes to explain his work to the uninitiated by breaking it down to a few simple but extraordinary pieces of information about how we live on the molecular level.

CUNY Students Honored As Models of Diplomacy

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Students from three CUNY campuses took the seats of world leaders, debated vexing global issues and won top prizes for excellence in diplomacy at last month’s 25th National Model United Nations Conference.

Book Talk: Free at Last! — From Conning Leaves

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

A few years after I began editing CUNY Matters, in the spring 1996 issue, I ran my first book feature, an excerpt from Steinway and sons by the director of the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives (the piano-maker’s papers are housed there). I liked my title: “A Fine Way.” Since then I have curated more than 100 features on books by CUNY-affiliated authors — most of them by faculty but also a few by alumni and students.

For Your Benefit: Diversity and the Challenges of Doing More

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

THE UNIVERSITY’S second biennial Faculty Diversity & Inclusion conference was a candid daylong discussion of its ongoing efforts to ensure that equity and inclusion are key components of CUNY life and recognized as crucial to the public good.

At Your Service

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

June Professional Development & Learning Management (PDLM) Technology Courses for Employees; MTA Hikes and Updating WageWorks

Report from Albany: Chancellor at the Legislature

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Retaining and recruiting high-quality, full-time faculty to keep pace with record enrollments and maintain the University’s competitive advantage is a top priority, Chancellor James B. Milliken told the New York State Legislature as he made his first swath of budget-related appearances in Albany.

Banks and Rice – Educational Leaders for 2015

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Banks and Rice are the recipients of the 2015 CUNY Educational Leadership Awards, recognized for their “exemplary dedication to education.”

Grants and Honors

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional-achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.

Our Subways Are Teeming With Microscopic Life

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

With each swipe of his MetroCard and every ride on the New York City subway, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo envisions a trip into an underworld teeming with mysterious microorganisms and live bacteria.

Newswire

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

To assist students, faculty and staff in understanding President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, CUNY Citizenship NOW! has launched a new initiative that includes a series of free legal clinics, a new Web page and an information hotline.

Newswire: Pathways Curriculum

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Pathways curriculum is in its second academic year and has been implemented across all undergraduate campuses. Here are some of the findings so far:

Art, Art and More Art Across the University

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Stunning exhibitions are filling galleries across The City University of New York, provoking thought, enriching the life of the University community and adding insight into cultures close to home and far away.

Hunter Opens New Home for Research at Weill Cornell Medical College

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

A new home for Hunter College scientists — the product of an unusual partnership between Hunter and Weill Cornell Medical College — is the latest entry in CUNY’s decadelong emergence as a leading research university.

Book Talk: Big Apple & La-La Land Compared

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

I am the perfect reader for New York and Los Angeles, a compendious sociological thumbnail analysis of the nation’s two largest urban centers—“the two iconic US cities of the twenty-first century.” My first 20 years unfolded in the LA basin, though I fled north for a decade to study at Stanford. After teaching a decade in Philadelphia, I have for the last 30 years been a happy resident of New York (don’t get me started on sirens or tourist helicopters). So I am in spirit perfectly bicoastal.