On a recent trip to Honduras, Brooklyn College Political Science professor Mark Ungar witnessed a judge gunned down in the middle of the afternoon in front of a bank. The day before, while Ungar lectured at the law school of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, a student was fatally shot at the school.
More Than 700 Students Join New CUNY Service Corps.
November is CUNY Month, which this year coincides with heightened interest in higher education, following President Obama’s recently proposed plan to enhance college affordability and accountability.
Driven by leaps in freshman and transfer admissions, enrollment at The City University of New York increased to more than 270,000 this fall as more students and families seized the opportunity to attain a high-quality yet affordable college education amid daunting college costs and enrollment declines elsewhere.
Seron Douglas dropped out of high school in the 11th grade when his son was born. He was living in the Bronx with his single mother. “She was doing cleaning jobs; my father was not around,” he said. The birth of his son, Seron Jr., would be a turning point for Douglas in what had been a dissolute youth spent mostly in the streets.
The doctor is in. Residents in 3,000 New York City households are getting free medical check-ups thanks to the Health Department and the CUNY School of Public Health. Participants in the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES) not only get life-saving vital signs information but also $100.
Stepping out of the subway station at 149th Street and Third Avenue in the South Bronx, you hear the sounds of honking cars and noisy crowds pulsate through the hardscrabble streets like the borough’s heartbeat. But walking further, after passing a smoke-filled falafel truck, a pawnshop, and a weed-choked lot, you soon encounter a striking silver oasis of homes known as Via Verde, or the “Green Way.”
Great teaching is at the heart of a great university, and Avi O. Liveson is among The Princeton Review’s The Best 300 Professors (Random House 2012) selected from among 42,000 submissions and 1,000 semifinalists nationwide.
I escaped the funnel into Vietnam in 1969 by 48 hours. My second — and unevadable — draft notice arrived in the mail on a Monday, but I had enlisted in the reserves of the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps the previous Saturday (I did not reveal that I was thinking of dropping out of Stanford Law School).
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.
Like so many employees, CUNY donors give to charity when they can — a lot or a little depending on their own financial situations. Giving makes people feel good.
Working women whose children are breastfeeding typically need to express milk while at the office. It is certainly a nurturing process. But many are far more comfortable if they have privacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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’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.