For the second time in a week, a New York State Supreme Court judge has upheld the Pathways to Degree Completion Initiative (Pathways), which ensures the full transfer of academic credits that students earn within CUNY colleges and establishes a set number of general education courses designed by faculty.
More than 70 young women from The City University of New York and New York City’s public high schools will participate on Saturday, March 8 in an enriching day focused on the arts and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
The City University of New York, in association with Congress Member Grace Meng, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, Assembly Member Mike Miller and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, invites students and families to a free CUNY Information Fair on Saturday, March 8 at The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, NY.
We now have solid evidence that elephants are some of the most intelligent, social and empathic animals around—so how can we justify keeping them in captivity? By Ferris Jabr February 26, 2014 One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. […]
“We are pleased with the judicial decision upholding the Pathways initiative to ensure full transfer of earned academic credits by students within the CUNY system.”
The City University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Rein Ulijn, one of Europe’s leading nanochemists, to head the nanoscience initiative at the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center.
The City University of New York will announce the launch of the Terence D. Tolbert Public Service Internship and present the CUNY Educational Leadership Award to the Hon. Peter Rivera, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor, at its annual luncheon program in Albany during the 42nd Annual Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Conference Weekend.
“We commend Mayor de Blasio on his “State of the City” address delivered today at La Guardia Community College of The City University of New York. His comprehensive jobs plan for the next generation of New Yorkers, one which will call upon the resources of the City University, is encouraging in both its range and its depth.
A recent pilot study in Brooklyn, New York, with minority students found that exposure to Manga comics (Japanese comic art) promoting fruit intake significantly improved healthy snack selection. As snacking accounts for up to 27% of children’s daily caloric intake, and childhood obesity has been linked to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, the results of this study could have wide-reaching implications.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York voted unanimously to appoint James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska system since 2004 and a nationally prominent leader in public higher education, as the seventh Chancellor of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public 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.
I write to inform you on some significant actions in Washington, D.C., and Albany that could greatly benefit CUNY and our students.
On Jan. 17, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. This bipartisan budget agreement restores the student aid programs that sequestration had cut and increases Pell Grants to $5,730, effective in 2014-2015.
Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, the impact of climate change on New York City, the causes of crib deaths, and minority participation in medical education were among the exceptional faculty research subjects honored recently by The City University of New York. Some 250 faculty members received $379 million in grants for research that expanded the boundaries of science, detailed potential improvements in public health and deepened knowledge in other academic disciplines.
HAVE YOU HEARD? Working with NASA, Medgar Evers students launched a satellite … CUNY students and alumni won 23 National Science Foundation fellowships last year … The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter celebrated its 40th anniversary ….
If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities, by political theorist Benjamin Barber, provides a provocative and original look at how some mayors are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. More than a dozen mayors from around the world were interviewed by Barber, a senior research scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center.
In 1776 Samuel Shaw, the mayor of Boston, referred to New York City as “a motley collection of all the nations under heaven.” Nearly a quarter millennium later, the city’s population is even more exuberantly and colorfully motley: Almost half of the city’s adults are foreign-born, and 168 “home” languages are spoken by its public school students. The city that hosts the United Nations is itself a metropolis of united nations.
For Queens College junior Isioma Ononye there’s little question about the goal — working in a job you love. The challenge is how to get there. And Gloriana Waters, CUNY’s vice chancellor for Human Resources, is providing some help.
Supervisors from the University’s Central Office learned more about how to evaluate those who work for them during four half-day workshops in December and January.
AT Brooklyn College, plans are under way to transform a portion of Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard into the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, a new film school that will boast the largest production studio outside of Hollywood.
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.