CUNY Matters

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, 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.

At Your Service

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Violence Prevention in the Workplace; On Emergency Messages

From Transfer Student to Nobel Laureate

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

THIS IS THE UNLIKELY STORY of a one-time taxi driver, his circuitous college career, and the “cognitive map” that led him to a Nobel Prize. John O’Keefe was a child of working-class immigrants, born in Harlem and raised in the South Bronx. He struggled in high school, enrolled in a private college, transferred to City College, drove a cab at night and took six years to graduate.

At Your Service

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

New, Improved Adjunct Health Insurance; Bequeathing Unused Time Off; Latino Faculty Initiative

Grants and Honors

September 4, 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.

The Chancellor’s Desk: Coming Home, Again

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

In May, I completed almost a decade as president of the University of Nebraska, from which I graduated 35 years ago. NU was founded in 1869 as a “land-grant” university under the Morrill Act of 1862, signed by President Lincoln to expand educational opportunity to the children of farmers and mill workers. Today, in a small state, NU has a $2.48 billion budget, 50,000 students on five campuses, outreach in 93 counties and a global impact through distance learning and partnerships abroad. Nothing is more important to Nebraska than its public university.

Newswire

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? Kingsborough’s radio station, WKRB 90.3 FM, was named the best community college station … Stressed out? Tracy Dennis and Hunter College researchers have designed an app to calm you down … CUNY Dance Initiative is offering residencies to New York City choreographers …

New Titles/CUNY Authors

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Planning Slavery’s End; Revisiting Incompatible Musicians; Foraging for Everything; Solving Disease Mysteries; Hiding the Louvre

For Your Benefit: Writing Guidance for Faculty Authors

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Like many, Vanessa Valdés, a City College associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, believes writing is hard work. In describing the process, she mentions “navigating the anxiety of writing.” Yet she is the author of Oshun’s Daughters: The Search for Womanhood in the Americas, published this year by the SUNY Press. It is a project, no doubt, she would have completed on her own. But she credits the University’s Faculty Fellowship Publication Program — and Shelly Eversley, a Baruch associate professor of English and her program mentor — for providing crucial support as she wrote. And for making the book even better.

Book Talk: These Boots Are Made for Walking

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

This book is utterly pedestrian. Let me explain. Back when Billy Helmreich was a boy growing up on the Upper West Side, his father would entertain him with a pastime called “Last Stop.” The two would hop on the subway, get off at one of the system’s far-flung terminuses, and explore the neighborhood on foot. They eventually worked down to some third-to-last stops.

Single Stop, Petrie Foundation Provide Financial Safety Net for CUNY Students

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Two years ago, as Borough of Manhattan Community College student Turner Simplice was studying for her English final exam, she received the unsettling news that she was being evicted from her home.

‘We Chose CUNY’ – Chancellor Milliken

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The busiest man on campus this summer may have been James B. Milliken, CUNY’s energetic new Chancellor. Barely off the plane from Nebraska, he took office on June 1 and hit the concrete running — handing out diplomas at commencements, recommending three new college presidents at his first CUNY board meeting and spending many of his days on a whistle-stop tour of CUNY’s 24 campuses.

$55 Million Jump-Start For 2020 on 20 Campuses

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Eight entrepreneurial programs. Twenty campuses. Fifty-five million dollars. Those are the numbers for the first grants awarded in the state’s new NY CUNY 2020 program, launched by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to support work across CUNY that connects academic achievement with entrepreneurship and economic development. The projects, selected by staff from CUNY and the state’s Empire State Development agency after a competitive bidding process, will help create 3,800 jobs over six years.