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