CUNY Matters

The Chancellor’s Desk: Back to the Future

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

It may no longer come with the smell of sharpened pencils and freshly copied syllabi, but the start of a new academic year still brings with it a stir of anticipation and possibility, especially at CUNY.

A Debt-Free CUNY Degree

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Nearing graduation from high school in 2007, Michael Suarez looked up some of the colleges his friends were applying to and felt nothing so much as alarm.

Newswire

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

The media campaign CUNY Countdown is in high gear to boost voter registration and participation… The University’s Energy Institute has developed a battery with breakthrough technology that ultimately can be used to reduce greenhouse gases from vehicles… And a CUNY team in South Africa found baboons stick to a healthy diet no matter what the food temptation.

Breaking the Code of Royal Purple

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Royal purple, the color of robes swathing the emperors of Rome, ancient kings and high priests, and prized for its richness of hue and a brightness that wouldn’t fade, has long carried its own molecular mystery.

El Diario

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

When an East Harlem lawyer named Oscar García Rivera was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1937, La Prensa covered the news as the history it was for its readers and the country: Rivera that day became the first Puerto Rican elected to public office in the United States.

Learning to Speak Your Mind

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dara Byrne, an associate professor of communication and theatre arts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, says her “favorite place is in a class with freshmen, because I enjoy helping them see what the higher-education environment can do for them.”

From Discovery to the Marketplace

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Not long ago, assistant professor Sihong Wang and Zeynep Dereli Korkut, who earned her Ph.D. in Wang’s lab at City College’s Grove School of Engineering, would have rhapsodized about the dinner-mint-sized chip that simultaneously evaluates the effectiveness of dozens of cancer drugs on an individual patient’s tumor cells. Now, thanks to entrepreneurship training that CUNY leads with Columbia and New York Universities, they also discuss commercializing the device.

Lehman College Science Hall – So Green It’s Platinum!

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Lehman College’s new Science Hall has earned a prestigious LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the only teaching/research lab in New York City to receive the council’s highest award.

From Coups to Tattoos

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

History, Reflections, Sociology and Fiction by University Scholars

‘Microaggressions’ in the Workplace

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Microaggressions are aimed — in perhaps subtle and unconscious but nevertheless detrimental ways — in regard to race as well as other attributes, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and disability.

At Your Service

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

CUNY’s Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) now has an onboarding website for new Central Office employees.

Matthew Goldstein, CUNY’s Champion, Retires

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

William P. Kelly, president of the Graduate School and University Center, has been named interim Chancellor following Matthew Goldstein’s 14-year tenure that transformed the University into a truly integrated world-class institution, revamped and expanded to promote academic success and access for students of all levels.

Grants and Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

June 10, 2013 | 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: Dr. King Spoke to My Life

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Chancellor Matthew Goldstein graduated from The City College of New York in June 1963 at a turbulent time in the nation’s history — the height of the Civil Rights movement. He reflected on his own graduation, and on the challenge posed by its celebrated commencement speaker, in his own commencement address to CCNY’s Class of 2013. The following column, Dr. Goldstein’s last as Chancellor, is excerpted from his address. For the full address see: cuny.edu/chancellors-speech

CUNY Transfers, New Facilities Drive Access and Expanded Diversity

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

TRANSFER STUDENTS are streaming into the University’s four-year baccalaureate colleges at unprecedented rates — expanding diversity as a CUNY redefined by a decade of improved academics, record-breaking enrollments and $1.8 billion in campus facility upgrades is increasing access to a high-value education as never before.

Newswire

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? What community college was named one of the nation’s top four, earning it a $100,000 prize? And which University college is the latest to add doctorate degrees? Or what you’ll find at the new administrative offices CUNY has relocated to on 42nd Street?

Professors at Work: Practicing What He Preaches

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

From its beginning 166 years ago, The City University of New York has always had a dual mission: Deliver high-quality education — and serve the citizens of the city.

14 Years of Big Challenges, Bigger Victories

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

On April 12, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced he will be stepping down this summer after leading CUNY for 14 years, longer than any other chancellor in University history. On April 17, he talked with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer about the changes he’s made, his legacy and the challenges ahead for the next chancellor.

Course Work: Helping Raise Financial Savvy

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

When Neighborhood Trust financial adviser Adalberto Jaimes first met Ruben Felix in September 2011, Felix was drowning in nearly $17,000 in debt, living paycheck to paycheck and feeling overwhelmed by expenses that surpassed his earnings as a tailor.

Book Talk: Keep On Keeping On — A Life of Rosa Parks

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Rosa McCauley Parks finally got postal justice back on February 4, when the Postal Service issued her stamp (the day was her centennial). That honor was bound to come, for after Parks died in 2005 at the age of 92, she became the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda.