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More Freshmen and High Achievers Are Choosing CUNY

September 26, 2014 | The University, The University

The City University of New York is experiencing record enrollment this fall as more students than ever – including more freshmen and high achievers — choose CUNY for its extraordinary value from quality academics to exceptional affordability to opportunity-rich programs and New York City location.

Chancellor Milliken Designates Dr. Eduardo J. Marti Interim President of Bronx Community College

September 17, 2014 | The University

Prominent educator Dr. Eduardo J. Martí, whose career includes a quarter century of service as a president of CUNY and SUNY community colleges, has been designated by Chancellor James B. Milliken as Interim President of Bronx Community College, subject to approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Bronx Community College President Joseph Stepping Down To Become a University Professor

September 17, 2014 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken has announced that President Carole M. Berotte Joseph of Bronx Community College will be leaving her post effective Friday, October 3, 2014 to commence a study leave after which she becomes a University Professor.

Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars

September 16, 2014 | The University

Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be “seen” by looking at the stars.

Justice Department launches study of racial bias among police

September 16, 2014 | The University

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

At Your Service

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

New, Improved Adjunct Health Insurance; Bequeathing Unused Time Off; Latino Faculty Initiative

Grants and Honors

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The 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.

The Chancellor’s Desk: Coming Home, Again

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

In May, I completed almost a decade as president of the University of Nebraska, from which I graduated 35 years ago. NU was founded in 1869 as a “land-grant” university under the Morrill Act of 1862, signed by President Lincoln to expand educational opportunity to the children of farmers and mill workers. Today, in a small state, NU has a $2.48 billion budget, 50,000 students on five campuses, outreach in 93 counties and a global impact through distance learning and partnerships abroad. Nothing is more important to Nebraska than its public university.

Newswire

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? Kingsborough’s radio station, WKRB 90.3 FM, was named the best community college station … Stressed out? Tracy Dennis and Hunter College researchers have designed an app to calm you down … CUNY Dance Initiative is offering residencies to New York City choreographers …

New Titles/CUNY Authors

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Planning Slavery’s End; Revisiting Incompatible Musicians; Foraging for Everything; Solving Disease Mysteries; Hiding the Louvre

For Your Benefit: Writing Guidance for Faculty Authors

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Like many, Vanessa Valdés, a City College associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, believes writing is hard work. In describing the process, she mentions “navigating the anxiety of writing.” Yet she is the author of Oshun’s Daughters: The Search for Womanhood in the Americas, published this year by the SUNY Press. It is a project, no doubt, she would have completed on her own. But she credits the University’s Faculty Fellowship Publication Program — and Shelly Eversley, a Baruch associate professor of English and her program mentor — for providing crucial support as she wrote. And for making the book even better.

Book Talk: These Boots Are Made for Walking

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

This book is utterly pedestrian. Let me explain. Back when Billy Helmreich was a boy growing up on the Upper West Side, his father would entertain him with a pastime called “Last Stop.” The two would hop on the subway, get off at one of the system’s far-flung terminuses, and explore the neighborhood on foot. They eventually worked down to some third-to-last stops.

Single Stop, Petrie Foundation Provide Financial Safety Net for CUNY Students

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Two years ago, as Borough of Manhattan Community College student Turner Simplice was studying for her English final exam, she received the unsettling news that she was being evicted from her home.

‘We Chose CUNY’ – Chancellor Milliken

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The busiest man on campus this summer may have been James B. Milliken, CUNY’s energetic new Chancellor. Barely off the plane from Nebraska, he took office on June 1 and hit the concrete running — handing out diplomas at commencements, recommending three new college presidents at his first CUNY board meeting and spending many of his days on a whistle-stop tour of CUNY’s 24 campuses.

$55 Million Jump-Start For 2020 on 20 Campuses

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Eight entrepreneurial programs. Twenty campuses. Fifty-five million dollars. Those are the numbers for the first grants awarded in the state’s new NY CUNY 2020 program, launched by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to support work across CUNY that connects academic achievement with entrepreneurship and economic development. The projects, selected by staff from CUNY and the state’s Empire State Development agency after a competitive bidding process, will help create 3,800 jobs over six years.

New Master’s, Doctoral Programs Lead CUNY’s 2014 Academic Offerings

September 4, 2014 | The University

New academic degrees – including a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema Arts and a Master of Arts in Cinema Studies at Brooklyn College, a Master’s in Social Work and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at the College of Staten Island and an online Bachelor of Science in Information Systems at the CUNY School of Professional Studies – are among 20 degree and certificate programs debuting this fall at The City University of New York.

From Teacher and Pupil At P.S. 20 to CUNY Dean And Master’s Graduate

September 4, 2014 | The University

John Mogulescu is now the senior University dean for academic affairs. But in 1968, he was a newly minted sixth-grade teacher at P.S. 20 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Retail employees frustrated by slashed hours, erratic schedules: study

September 3, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A new survey of city retail workers claims many are losing their shirts to “disturbing” new staffing trends.

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals’ budgets, twice as much as other nations

September 3, 2014 | The University

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations.

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals’ budgets, twice as much as other nations

September 3, 2014 | The University

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations.