CUNY Matters

Coming Soon . . . CUNY School of Medicine

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

In a bold move expected to increase the number of primary care physicians in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in July the accreditation for The CUNY School of Medicine, located on the City College campus in Harlem. The new medical school will expand access to an academically intensive medical education for more black and Latino students and train physicians for underserved communities across the state.

Strategic Plan 21st CENTURY CUNY

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

In a recent University-wide email blast to faculty and staff, Chancellor Milliken announced 21st Century CUNY, a strategic planning initiative to envisage University priorities and goals for a new generation.

Keeping NYC Healthy

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

From nurses and medical assistants to physician assistants and X-ray techs, CUNY graduates trained in the University’s long-established health-related programs provide vital services in doctors’ offices, clinics and hospitals throughout the city.

Newswire

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

HAVE YOU HEARD? Two new Board of Trustees members, Una S. T-Clarke and Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, and two new presidents, David Gomez of Hostos Community College and Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe of Bronx Community College have been named … York College students, with $50,000 in funding, survey residents in flood-prone areas of southeast Queens …

Nepal Quake: How the University Responds To a Disaster

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

Like many people around the world, Tarendra Lakhankar, an environmental engineer and assistant professor of research at City College, was horrified by the news of a devastating earthquake in Nepal in April that killed more than 8,800 people, leveling homes and irreplaceable antiquities in the capital of Katmandu and the mountain villages to its north.

Campus Sexual Assault Policy Now Law in New York

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

A comprehensive New York State policy to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who praised state leaders for their bipartisan work on his “Enough is Enough” bill and said he saw it as a national model for legislation.

Bringing the War Back Home

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

Phil Klay, a former Marine who served in Iraq and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hunter College in 2011, discusses his acclaimed book, Redeployment, a poignant and powerful collection of short stories about war’s deep impact on soldiers in combat and when they return home. Klay won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction.

New Titles/CUNY Authors

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

Pardlo Dissects Pulitzer- Winning Digest; Public Unions, Politics, and Power; Nightcrawling in Gentrified New York; Inside the World of Eggs; What We Eat and Why We Eat It

Our Co-Workers with Autism Thank You

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

What can you do to support and work productively with a co-worker who discloses that he or she has autism? These days that is an important question to ask.

At Your Service

September 18, 2015 | CUNY Matters

You Could Look It Up; New Help Line

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.