CUNY Matters

Maintaining the Momentum

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Attewell Study Confirms the Importance of Transfer Credits in Earning a 4-Year Degree

The Chancellor’s Desk: Serving Our Veterans

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The University’s mission to open higher education’s doors to “the whole people” is more relevant than ever as we welcome Spring 2014. The costs of not walking through those doors are high: By 2025, some 63 percent of U.S. jobs will require some postsecondary education or training. Education is now the Great Divide: Those who have it have the opportunity to prosper. Those who do not will occupy an increasingly marginalized sector of society.

Grants and Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

April 22, 2014 | 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.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman, Eminent Art Critic and Historian David Joselit Are Among Additions to the University Faculty

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

A Nobel Prize-winning economist who anchors the op-ed page of the New York Times, an acclaimed art historian and critic, and an eminent intellectual historian who began her career at LaGuardia Community College are among the luminaries who are making the University their home.

Explosion in Manhattan

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

For one student, another close call amid the tragedy

Newswire

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The City University of New York has won three 2014 New York Emmy Awards, one for a video segment about the civil rights era on cuny.edu, the University’s website, and two by CUNY TV’s long-running Spanish-language Program, “Nueva York.”

Newswire

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Alex Sverdlov, a Brooklyn College adjunct professor who teaches computer science classes, became trapped in a snowstorm for two days in January near the top of a volcano in Hawaii.

The Splendor of African Art at QCC’s Special Gallery

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

At the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, a delicate brass mask from 18th-century Cameroon smiles mischievously, with large puffy cheeks symbolizing wisdom.

Judge Upholds CUNY Pathways, Twice

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

A Manhattan judge decisively upheld CUNY’s Pathways to Degrees Completion Initiative, which established new general education course requirements, ensuring academic rigor and the smooth transfer of academic credits among CUNY colleges.

CUNY Start — a Big Success in College Readiness

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Seven in 10 New York City public high school graduates and other incoming City University of New York students pass reading, writing and math assessment tests they previously failed after completing an innovative pre-community college-level program, according to new CUNY data.

New Titles/CUNY Authors

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Scottsboro Boys’ Letters; World’s Fair as Flashpoint; Bad Health from Big Firms; Family Leave in California; A Scholar Reflects on Father’s Life

Book Talk: A Billy Collins Bemusement

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

When I teach my Chaucer-to-Milton survey at Hunter College, I always begin with Billy Collins’ droll “The Trouble with Poetry” since I know there will be a lot of poetic trouble on my syllabus for today’s students — a gaudy bouquet of the flowers of rhetoric, like ecphonesis (exclamation, Shakespeare’s beloved “O”) or epizeuxis (repeating a word for emphasis, Lear’s famous five “nevers”).

For Your Benefit: Leadership Learning

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Loïc Audusseau, chief technology officer at Bronx Community College, believes this: “As a leader, I am only as good as my team.”

At Your Service

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Write, Write, Market; On-Site Training Courses; Sharing Sick Leave

Announced: 12th National Black Writers Conference

March 11, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, is set to host the Twelfth National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) which will be held on the campus of Medgar Evers College (MEC) from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, March 30, 2014. Honorees of the 2014 NBWC include Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott; best-selling author Walter Mosley; author and poet Quincy Troupe; French-Caribbean writer Maryse Conde; and posthumously, Margaret Burroughs, co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference

March 10, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

Students, faculty, and staff, join us in saluting the legacy of New York City’s first black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, at the 3rd Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, March 15, 2014. The conference will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo.

Medgar Evers: Exclusive Reading of English Faculty’s Works

March 10, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a celebration of four of MEC’s faculty members hosted by the English Department. An exclusive reading will take place tonight from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Edison O. Jackson (EOJ) Auditorium in AB-1.

Medgar Evers Sophomore Wins MVP at CUNYAC/US Army Track and Field Championship

March 5, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

Big congratulations are in order for Medgar Evers College (MEC) sophomore Samantha Brathwaite! Samantha was named Most Valuable Performer at the 2013-14 CUNYAC/US Army Track and Field Championships held at the New Balance Track and Field Center, Sunday, March 2nd.

Unanimous Choice for Chancellor — James Milliken

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York voted unanimously to appoint James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska system since 2004 and a nationally prominent leader in public higher education, as the seventh Chancellor of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university.

Grants and Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

February 9, 2014 | 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.