CUNY Matters

For Your Benefit: Timing Retirement

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Pilot Program Allows Faculty, Staff To Work Part Time Over Three Years

At Your Service

June 10, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

When the worst happens, CUNY is there for its employees. After the bombing incident at the Boston Marathon, CUNY employees received the following email from Corporate Counseling Associates

Martin Luther King Jr. At City College 50 Years Ago: A Historic Commencement

June 6, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

In the spring of 1963, the civil rights movement was in the thick of a tumultuous and pivotal period. The campaign had come to Birmingham, Ala., engulfing one of the South’s most virulently segregationist cities in weeks of confrontation and violence. The movement’s leaders, meanwhile, were mobilizing for a massive march on Washington that summer.

The Chancellor’s Desk: New Challenges to Higher Education

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

From funding shifts to student demographics to new technologies, public higher education is changing quickly and dramatically. For universities willing to examine their operations and experiment with new ideas, this is a time of great opportunity. If universities want to evolve, they must be more responsive — to students, to government, to business.

Grants & Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

March 12, 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.

Student Volunteers Among Honorees in Albany

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Many of the hundreds of students who volunteered assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims have spoken of their personal, life-altering experiences in service of those upended by the disaster.

History Lesson: CCNY Digital Gallery Now Offers Historic News at Your Fingertips

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Coverage of Albert Einstein’s 1921 CCNY visit – including his high praise for the college. Accounts of Depression-era campus protests and rallies. News spanning the years of World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, McCarthyism, Civil Rights and the Vietnam War.

Newswire

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? How President Obama’s State of the Union address praised CUNY? Why Baruch students are lingering longer on campus? Where to quickly find news stories on major world and local events dating from the early 1900s?

Discovering a Career and More

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

From its beginning 165 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.

Evolving Interaction

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

2 pioneering social media websites created at the University keep advancing based on continual interaction between designers and users.

Book Talk: Saved from the Holocaust by Music

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Back on Nov. 26, 2010, the former Czech/Israeli pianist Alice Herz-Sommer began her day as usual, practicing a Bach invention in her small apartment in London’s Hampstead district. The Czech ambassador to Britain soon arrived to deliver a short speech (interrupted several times by Alice, then just age 107) and a brass plaque honoring her contribution to Czech culture.

Book Talk: New Titles / CUNY Authors

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Emancipation Exploration, Global Search For Home, Where’s The Food?, 18th Century Page-Turner, Up From The Depths

Entrepreneurial Journey

March 11, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

A visionary initiative “Built by and for Students” is streamlining connections between University-wide communities — with an eye toward far-reaching goals.

Proud Daughter Reflects on Whitney Young

March 11, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

A PBS documentary on civil rights icon Whitney Young Jr. that capped Black History Month at Bronx Community College told how as National Urban League leader he championed employment equality by appealing directly to corporate and government leaders — and several U.S. presidents.

At Your Service

March 6, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Sexual Harassment Policy Has Added Changes; Coping With New Pre-Tax Transit Limits, Fare Hikes; Why Is Your Check Lower in 2013? Higher Taxes.

EXPERT ADVICE MAKES TAX TIME LESS TAXING

March 6, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Saving for retirement — or for anything — may not be a typical priority for those in their 30s. But Amy Jeu, 35, a Hunter Geoscience College Laboratory Technician, first learned that money mattered from her Chinese immigrant parents. In Brooklyn, her mother and father ran, at various times, a candy store, a coffee shop, a Laundromat, a take-out restaurant, a tackle store and an aquarium.

Pathways Open, New Choices

March 6, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

It’s Pathways ahead. The University’s new, improved general education and credit-transfer system known as Pathways is now open for registration with students choosing from a full menu of approved courses for the new core requirements, as well as for 10 popular transfer majors set for a fall 2013 launch.

Meeting of Inspired Minds

January 11, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Chancellors Dennis Walcott of New York City Public Schools, left, and CUNY’s Matthew Goldstein spoke at a December summit on STEM education, produced by U.S. News & World Report in association with CUNY and the Daily News and held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

History Lesson

January 11, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at a 1965 voting rights march in Alabama. This picture was part of a photo essay by Stephen Somerstein, now a physicist and documentary photographer, who covered the civil rights protests as student editor in chief and photo editor of the City College evening newspaper, Main Events.

Win-Win Teamwork

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Faculty mentors and exceptional students help each other — and the University — to further cutting-edge research.

The right mentor can change a student’s life – and possibly trigger a cascade of mentoring that ripples through the next generation.
That’s the experience of cognitive neuropsychologist Jennifer Mangels, a professor at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, whose research into how people learn — particularly from mistakes — has won support from esteemed national institutes and agencies.