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Dr. David Gomez Named President of Hostos Community College

June 29, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez, a distinguished academic leader, teacher and experienced administrator, as the President of Hostos Community College. Dr. Gomez has served as Interim President of Hostos for the past year.

CUNY Prep Is Renamed to Honor Founding Principal Dr. Derrick Griffith

June 29, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees has renamed CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx the Dr. Derrick Griffith CUNY Preparatory School to honor its founding principal who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on the New York City Budget Agreement for 2015-16

June 23, 2015 | The University

With deepest appreciation, we commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and The New York City Council on the budget agreement on the 2015-16 New York City budget and for its historic investment in The City University of New York.

Governor Cuomo Appoints CUNY Board Member Brian D. Obergfell to The City University Construction Fund

June 20, 2015 | The University

CUNY Board member Brian D. Obergfell, an attorney with an extensive background in banking, real estate and commercial finance, was named by Governor Cuomo to The City University Construction Fund, a public-benefit corporation through which facilities are provided for CUNY’s colleges and graduate institutions.

Two New CUNY Trustees and New CUNY Construction Fund Member Appointed

June 19, 2015 | The University

Two new members of The CUNY Board of Trustees and one new member of The City University of New York Construction Fund (CUCF), were confirmed on June 18th by the New York State Senate.

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.