Gail Levin was a 22-year-old graduate student in art history, researching Jackson Pollock, when she asked Pollock’s widow for help. Lee Krasner responded by inviting her to the Long Island farmhouse that she had shared with the legendary painter…
William Harcourt-Smith, assistant professor of anthropology at Lehman College and a resident research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, has been working on two Africa-based research projects.
Kennedy saw a need for qualified personnel to help individuals with disabilities. His plan lives on at the Institute for Worker Education. When John F. Kennedy Jr. decided he wanted to help individuals with disabilities, he chose to focus on the low-paid workers who care for them.
Gail Marquis is a successful financial manager, with an M.B.A. and licenses to sell stocks and bonds in fifteen states. She was a basketball champion, so good at the game that she is one of only four women — and the only African American woman — to be inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.
City College’s cathedral-scale Great Hall was the grand setting for historic CUNY events, including the 1963 inauguration of Chancellor Albert Hosmer Bowker. On a spring day 50 years ago, a “great gathering” of 2,200 guests reflecting the highest echelons of government and academia filled the Assembly Hall of Hunter College.
Raymond Martinez grew up in foster homes and never had anyone to talk to about his future. He didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life and he felt overwhelmed in his first semester at LaGuardia Community College.
Ismael Valle, a sophomore at John Jay College of Criminal Justice hopes to become an FBI agent, but before he graduates from college he wants to learn to swim. He’s taking professor Jane Katz’s Beginners Swimming course…
One of the first tasks Mitchell B. Wallerstein had to perform as Baruch College’s new president was to slash millions of dollars from the college’s budget. Wallerstein’s diverse job experience has prepared him to lead the college amid fiscal challenges and taught him how to generate alternative sources of funding.
Zujaja Tauqeer, a senior at the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, pinches herself every day to make certain she is among the 32 U.S. winners of a 2011 Rhodes Scholarship — the world’s most prestigious academic award and its oldest international fellowship.
On a cool spring afternoon, the computer laboratory in the Marshak Science Building at City College is crammed with introductory chemistry students sitting at long black tables. There is no lecture today. Instead, the students are working online…
What are budding journalists to do when Old Media are tottering and New Media are battling for eyeball time? Go into the news business for themselves? Well, maybe yes, as the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s new Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism sees it.
From his base at CUNY, Michio Kaku has done as much as anyone in the country to bring high science to the masses. A professor of theoretical physics at City College, he is a pioneer of the concept known as string field theory, part of his life’s work to unify the four fundamental forces of nature.
When Carmella Marrone placed a small ad in a local Queens newspaper to announce a new job-training program for women at Queens College, she had seven seats to fill. What happened took her by surprise.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens, is a treasure trove of memorabilia. Administered by Queens College, it holds the world’s most extensive archives devoted to one jazz musician. And now, most of the museum’s six collections can be searched online.
Born with cerebral palsy, Julia Giammona, 16, spent most of her life in a wheelchair. But after being treated by Zaghloul Ahmed three years ago, she’s been able to walk with crutches. Ahmed, physical therapy assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, used the PathMaker Neural Stimulation System to treat Giammona and other patients in his private practice.
Brooklyn College and Steiner Film Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yards — the largest film and television production facility on the East Coast — have become partners in a new graduate program in film, to launch in 2013.
Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, Distinguished Professor of Spanish-American literature and civilization at The City College of New York and the Graduate Center, was planning Mario Vargas Llosa’s third visit to CCNY when she heard the news last fall. Her friend and fellow Peruvian writer had won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature.
Anthony Carpi, professor of Environmental Toxicology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is one of only 11 people in the U.S. to win the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
The world’s rivers are in deep trouble, says Charles Vörösmarty, professor of civil engineering and director of CUNY’s Environmental Crossroads Initiative at City College. Nearly 80 percent of the world’s rivers are so adversely affected by humanity’s footprint that…
Capping the University’s decade-long drive for a stable tuition policy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature authorized modest, predictable tuition increases while protecting needy students who receive Tuition Assistance Program aid and guaranteeing that New York’s financial support of CUNY won’t diminish in the next five years unless a fiscal emergency is declared.