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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
June Professional Development & Learning Management (PDLM) Technology Courses for Employees; MTA Hikes and Updating WageWorks
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 are the recipients of the 2015 CUNY Educational Leadership Awards, recognized for their “exemplary dedication to education.”
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.