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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Bronx Faces And Voices; Iraq and Back For Soldiers; Orphan Scandal And Muslim Brotherhood; The Rise of Sunset Park; Beat Writers And More Mayhem
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.”
Disaster Survival — Having a Plan to Keep You Safe; New 2015 Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan Limits; Into the Maze of Retirement
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food to Feed A Burgeoning City; The Scottsboro Boys’ Ordeal; Food, Art and Connections; The Voices of Black America; Obama Defies Left-Right Dogma.
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.
Violence Prevention in the Workplace; On Emergency Messages
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.
New, Improved Adjunct Health Insurance; Bequeathing Unused Time Off; Latino Faculty Initiative