CUNY Matters

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.

Grants and Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

November 5, 2012 | 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: Articulating Core Values

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Across CUNY’s campuses, financial managers are reviewing budget and investment plans in anticipation of next year’s state and city budgets. And as I always remind our managers, any financial planning must start with an emphasis on our core values.

REINVENTING-–BIG-TIME

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Regional Economic Development Council cochaired by Chancellor Goldstein is turning abandoned NYC buildings into invaluable job-creating, economy-boosting projects.

Concrete and iron workers are converting three abandoned, World War II machine shops at the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a green, 21st century factory for a body-armor and military-apparel manufacturer; a laboratory for designers, digital manufacturers and university researchers; and state-of-the-art light manufacturing. About 400 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs are expected.

High Achievers Continue To Enroll at CUNY in Record Numbers

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

High-achieving students continue to enroll at record levels at CUNY, while more students are on track to complete their degrees, according to a preliminary fall 2012 enrollment report. The University continues to see record enrollment of students with high school averages over 85 this fall, with a 5 percent increase over last year. CUNY’s highly competitive Macaulay Honors College experienced more than a 35 percent increase in the number of applicants for this year, to a record 5,537 for 400 places.

Newswire

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? A Hunter student led his wheelchair basketball team to its third gold in London’s Paralympic Games … In Beijing, a Brooklyn College student sang the lead in a Chinese opera … New research by a CCNY climate specialist indicates New York gardens soon might bloom all winter.

And the BOOM Goes On

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

CUNY’s $2.7 billion building program is beginning to deliver planned new facilities ranging from cutting-edge labs to entire campuses.
New labs with easy access to top medical researchers. A rooftop greenhouse. Custom-designed study carrels. A moot courtroom. Storefront access for English-learners. A childcare center with an environmental playground.

New Hope for Undocumented Students

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Clarisse was 8 when she was brought to the U.S. from the Caribbean. She discovered that she was undocumented when she had difficulty registering for high school in New York City, but her status was never adjusted because of divorce and dislocation in her family.
Now 27, Clarisse (not her real name) is among hundreds of CUNY students in the U.S. illegally, who hope to qualify for President Obama’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).

Book Talk: Man at the Top: Bruce Springsteen

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

To usher in the high presidential campaign season — “high” in the aggravating, not the mind-altering sense — here are three vignettes from John Jay professor Marc Dolan’s savvy and probing biography, Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ’n’ Roll (Norton).

Book Talk: New Titles/CUNY Authors

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Say Word! Voices From Hip Hop Theater, edited by School of Professional Studies’ Applied Theatre faculty member Daniel Banks, collects eight works by contemporary artists who confront issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, women’s empowerment and identity politics. The book (from University of Michigan Press) includes a roundtable moderated by Holly Bass and featuring Hip Hop pioneers Eisa Davis, Danny Hoch, Sarah Jones and Will Power that traces Hip Hop Theater’s roots and imagines its future directions.

Free Tuition Back Then? Not at Night

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

With grades below B, they were average students by the standards of academia. But the students who attended night school at New York City’s public colleges — often rushing to classes after a full workday — were anything but average. Diverse in age, income and life experience, they not only spent their evenings striving toward their college degrees and future careers, but unlike their day school counterparts, they paid tuition for the privilege.

CUNY Spells Value

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

The CUNY Value booklet and website, detailing the University’s rising academic accomplishments as well as the “CUNY Safety Net” of affordable tuition, financial aid and tax credits, is being updated this fall with new information for the 2012-13 academic year. The materials include new data compiled by the University, The College Board and other sources, confirming again that CUNY represents the best higher-education value in the nation as it continues to meet the challenge of a decade of unprecedented college enrollments.

Transforming Disability Care

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

These are extraordinary faculty who connect the University to its community, engaging their students in the complex challenges facing the city. 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.

For Your Benefit: Road Maps for Retirement

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

As a baby boomer retirement tsunami looms, University seminars are educating employees about financial and emotional issues they might face.

From her native Mumbai, India, Cassandra Pereira immigrated to New York in 1999 and found a fulfilling job at the CUNY School of Law. For the past 12 years, she has assisted hundreds of faculty members, helping with course materials, class preparation and unexpected student issues.

At Your Service

November 5, 2012 | CUNY Matters, The University

Help Those in Need Via CUNY Campaign. With the holiday season approaching, the CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving is an easy way to help those in need. Currently, New York City has more people living in poverty than the rest of New York State combined, said Gloriana B. Waters, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management.