CUNY Matters

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.

New Titles / CUNY Authors

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Bronx Faces And Voices; Iraq and Back For Soldiers; Orphan Scandal And Muslim Brotherhood; The Rise of Sunset Park; Beat Writers And More Mayhem

For Your Benefit: Health Care For Students — and Employees

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dorothy Gale, a registered nurse known at Kingsborough Community College as “Dottie,” says that when it comes to health, people sometimes need “a little reinforcement.”

At Your Service

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Disaster Survival — Having a Plan to Keep You Safe; New 2015 Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan Limits; Into the Maze of Retirement

Board of Trustees Approves New Policy on Sexual Misconduct

December 1, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a new and comprehensive CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct, which brings definition, clarity and University-wide consistency to the rights of victims who experience campus-related sexual violence, harassment and misconduct.

Chancellor’s Vision for the University

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Salute to Scholars, The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken is putting forth his ambitious vision for a more global, more digital, more STEM-focused City University of New York that will build on CUNY’s rich history, raised academic standards and other strengths to develop a tech-savvy 21st-century workforce.

Grants and Honors

November 30, 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.

Newswire

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry will be helping City Tech students throughout the coming year in an exciting project to produce two short films about the college … A Brookings Institution study found CUNY ranked as one of the top 10 destination universities for foreign students … CUNY’s Journalism School receives $1.2 million grant for a diversity initiative.

CUNY Expands Scholarship Program for Immigrant Students

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

In a strong show of support for immigrant students, CUNY officials announced a new partnership with TheDream.US Foundation, a new multimillion-dollar National Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for undocumented immigrant students. Over the next decade, TheDream.US aims to help more than 2,000 highly motivated, low-income students to graduate with career-ready degrees.

Book Talk: New York’s Best Restaurant Is Just Outside Your Door

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Ava Chin is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island, where she teaches creative nonfiction, memoir and journalism. But between classes it is not unusual to find her foraging the campus grounds for delicacies that grow in the wild.

New Titles/CUNY Authors

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Food to Feed A Burgeoning City; The Scottsboro Boys’ Ordeal; Food, Art and Connections; The Voices of Black America; Obama Defies Left-Right Dogma.

Art Professor with a ‘Business’ Holds Off the IRS

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

SUSAN CRILE is a painter and printmaker of considerable renown. Her work — ranging from the political and incensed to the lyrical — has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of such prominent institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and, in Washington, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.