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CUNY Start Awarded $2.5 Million Grant By Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

April 15, 2015 | The University

The City University’s CUNY Start program has received a four-year $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to serve young people coming out of foster care who have remedial needs and want to pursue associate degrees at CUNY. Under terms of the grant, CUNY Start will establish strategic partnerships with foster care agencies and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services to create a pipeline for 325 Transition Aged Youth (TAY) into and through CUNY Start and the University’s acclaimed Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).

Prominent Educator Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz Named CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost

April 6, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York by action of its Executive Committee today appointed Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, a distinguished educator and outstanding administrator, as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost. Dr. Rabinowitz has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hunter College since 2007. Chancellor James B. Milliken recommended Dr. Rabinowitz after a national search.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken

April 1, 2015 | The University

“The Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness” program proposed by Governor Cuomo and approved by the New York State Legislature will provide significant assistance to those recent CUNY graduates who earn less than $50,000 annually and participate in federal government income loan repayment plans.

Statement by Chairperson Schmidt and Chancellor Milliken On State Budget Negotiations

March 26, 2015 | The University

As the Governor and state legislative leaders work towards the adoption of a budget by March 31, we urge them to provide much-needed support for The City University of New York, one of the state’s great success stories and an investment critical to the state’s future.

CUNY Commends President Obama’s STEM Initiatives

March 25, 2015 | The University

City University Chancellor James B. Milliken has hailed President Obama’s announcement of more than $240 million in new private sector commitments to inspire and prepare more girls and boys – especially those from underrepresented groups – to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The President made the announcement at the recent 2015 White House Science Fair to celebrate the student winners of a broad range of STEM competitions from across the country.

CUNY, the Mayor’s Office and the NYC Department of Education Launch $1 Million College Completion Innovation Fund (CCIF)

March 17, 2015 | The University

A $1 million investment aimed at increasing the number of New York City students who stay in and graduate from college gets under way this spring, according to Graduate NYC!, a joint college-readiness and -success Initiative forged by the Mayor’s Office, the New York City Department of Education and The City University of New York.

Public Safety Training Facility Opens in Downtown Jamaica

March 13, 2015 | The University

The new City University of New York Public Safety Training Academy in Queens officially opened today equipped with state-of the-art-facilities to prepare 2,500 public safety officers serving city and state agencies. Training specialists, certified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, will provide training in more than 100 areas of public safety. […]

Report from Albany: Chancellor at the Legislature

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Retaining and recruiting high-quality, full-time faculty to keep pace with record enrollments and maintain the University’s competitive advantage is a top priority, Chancellor James B. Milliken told the New York State Legislature as he made his first swath of budget-related appearances in Albany.

Banks and Rice – Educational Leaders for 2015

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Banks and Rice are the recipients of the 2015 CUNY Educational Leadership Awards, recognized for their “exemplary dedication to education.”

Grants and Honors

March 11, 2015 | 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.

Our Subways Are Teeming With Microscopic Life

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

With each swipe of his MetroCard and every ride on the New York City subway, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo envisions a trip into an underworld teeming with mysterious microorganisms and live bacteria.


March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

To assist students, faculty and staff in understanding President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, CUNY Citizenship NOW! has launched a new initiative that includes a series of free legal clinics, a new Web page and an information hotline.

Newswire: Pathways Curriculum

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Pathways curriculum is in its second academic year and has been implemented across all undergraduate campuses. Here are some of the findings so far:

Art, Art and More Art Across the University

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Stunning exhibitions are filling galleries across The City University of New York, provoking thought, enriching the life of the University community and adding insight into cultures close to home and far away.

Hunter Opens New Home for Research at Weill Cornell Medical College

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

A new home for Hunter College scientists — the product of an unusual partnership between Hunter and Weill Cornell Medical College — is the latest entry in CUNY’s decadelong emergence as a leading research university.

Book Talk: Big Apple & La-La Land Compared

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

I am the perfect reader for New York and Los Angeles, a compendious sociological thumbnail analysis of the nation’s two largest urban centers—“the two iconic US cities of the twenty-first century.” My first 20 years unfolded in the LA basin, though I fled north for a decade to study at Stanford. After teaching a decade in Philadelphia, I have for the last 30 years been a happy resident of New York (don’t get me started on sirens or tourist helicopters). So I am in spirit perfectly bicoastal.

New Titles / CUNY Authors

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Bronx Faces And Voices; Iraq and Back For Soldiers; Orphan Scandal And Muslim Brotherhood; The Rise of Sunset Park; Beat Writers And More Mayhem

For Your Benefit: Health Care For Students — and Employees

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dorothy Gale, a registered nurse known at Kingsborough Community College as “Dottie,” says that when it comes to health, people sometimes need “a little reinforcement.”

At Your Service

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Disaster Survival — Having a Plan to Keep You Safe; New 2015 Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan Limits; Into the Maze of Retirement

Weather-related closings

March 5, 2015 | The University

The following colleges have announced that they are canceling evening classes due to weather conditions today March 5: