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CUNY Students Win Nation’s Top Academic Awards: National Science Foundation, Soros, Fulbright, Truman and Goldwater Scholars

May 27, 2015 | The University

In an extraordinary 2015 spring “awards season” replete with Fulbright, National Science Foundation, Truman, Soros and other major national fellowships and scholarships coveted by graduate and undergraduate students, two CUNY doctoral candidates captured prestigious prizes that are virtually never won by students: a Pulitzer Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, both for poetry.

Services for Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 22, 2015 | The University

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 22 for Dr. Derrick Griffith, the beloved Medgar Evers College Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management who was one of eight people tragically killed in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Statement on the Passing of Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 14, 2015 | The University

“The City University of New York deeply mourns the tragic death of Dr. Derrick Griffith, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management of Medgar Evers College, a beloved member of our community who died in the tragic Amtrak derailment that took place earlier this week.

CUNY Awards Prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for Medical Study to Eight Outstanding Graduates

May 12, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York has awarded its prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for medical study to eight graduates in recognition of their outstanding research on subjects including neuroscience, cancer, genetics and molecular biology.

Exceptional, Inspiring Leaders to Address CUNY Graduates

May 8, 2015 | The University

2015 CUNY Commencement Ceremonies: World-Renowned Scientists, including a Nobel Laureate, Leaders in Education, Business, the Law and International Finance, Pioneers in Information Technology, Engineering, Speech Pathology and Public Health, Award-Winning Journalists and Authors, Distinguished Public Servants and Advocates for Minorities and Women

“TheDream.US” Scholarships Valued at More Than $5 Million Awarded to Immigrant Students

May 5, 2015 | The University

More than 200 students at The City University of New York have been awarded scholarships valued at more than $5 million from TheDream.US, the largest amount received by any university in the United States.

CUNY Students Win Prestigious Truman, Goldwater Scholarships

May 4, 2015 | The University

Two prestigious, federally funded national scholarships for undergraduates — the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which honors the exceptional work of students committed to public service careers, and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, for accomplishment in science, mathematics and engineering – have been awarded to four CUNY students this spring.

Cuomo: Citizenship Now! Is ‘A Testament To What CUNY Is All About’

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Reaffirming the University’s longstanding commitment to providing public service and assisting immigrant communities, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo joined CUNY administrators, students, faculty, community leaders, state and local officials and 350 volunteers at the 13th annual New York Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW! Call-In, where thousands of New Yorkers received help with immigration issues.

Grants and Honors

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Recognizing faculty achievement

New Provost: Job Is Opportunity of a Lifetime

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, a distinguished and highly regarded Hunter College educator, administrator and scholar, has been named CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost, an appointment she called “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

TheDream.US Awards $5 Million to Students

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

More than 200 immigrant students of The City University of New York have been awarded scholarships by TheDream.US, valued at more than $5 million. It is the largest amount received by any university in the United States.

Newswire

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Have you heard? English doctoral student Gregory Pardlo is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry…CCNY alum Flavio Alves wins Grand Jury prize for ‘Tom in America’ at 7th annual CUNY Film Festival…Big Apple Job & Internship Fair connects graduating students with recruiters, high-profile firms and government agencies

CUNY Goes to Bat for International Student Athletes

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Kelvin Arhire-Thomas, a Nigerian-born student who aspires to become a pediatrician, loved playing defense on Kingsborough Community College’s soccer team and running the 800-meter event for its track and field squad. Sports, he says, “brings me feelings of ambition to excel in life.”

At ASRC, It’s All About the Science of Collaboration

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Kevin Gardner, the director of the structural biology initiative of the newly opened Advanced Science Research Center, likes to explain his work to the uninitiated by breaking it down to a few simple but extraordinary pieces of information about how we live on the molecular level.

CUNY Students Honored As Models of Diplomacy

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Students from three CUNY campuses took the seats of world leaders, debated vexing global issues and won top prizes for excellence in diplomacy at last month’s 25th National Model United Nations Conference.

Book Talk: Free at Last! — From Conning Leaves

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

A few years after I began editing CUNY Matters, in the spring 1996 issue, I ran my first book feature, an excerpt from Steinway and sons by the director of the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives (the piano-maker’s papers are housed there). I liked my title: “A Fine Way.” Since then I have curated more than 100 features on books by CUNY-affiliated authors — most of them by faculty but also a few by alumni and students.

For Your Benefit: Diversity and the Challenges of Doing More

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

THE UNIVERSITY’S second biennial Faculty Diversity & Inclusion conference was a candid daylong discussion of its ongoing efforts to ensure that equity and inclusion are key components of CUNY life and recognized as crucial to the public good.

At Your Service

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

June Professional Development & Learning Management (PDLM) Technology Courses for Employees; MTA Hikes and Updating WageWorks

Four CUNY Scholars Awarded 2015 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

May 4, 2015 | The University

Four CUNY women – two graduate students and two alumnae who are charting extraordinary academic, cultural and professional paths in this country – are among 30 immigrants or children of immigrants awarded the highly competitive Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans this spring.

More than $2 million in National Science Foundation Research Fellowships to 15 CUNY Students and Alumni

May 1, 2015 | The University

Fifteen students and alumni of The City University of New York have been awarded more than $2 million in National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this spring for research ranging from the effects of a DNA-repairing protein on cancer treatment to understanding the psychological impact of police interaction with youth.