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.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has unanimously conferred the title of Distinguished Professor, the University’s highest faculty rank, on six renowned scholars – two mathematicians, two experts in literature, an art historian and critic, and a ceramacist.
Good morning, Chairman DeFrancisco, Chairman Farrell, Senator LaValle, Chairperson Glick, members of the Finance and Ways and Means Committees, staff and guests. I am Bill Kelly, Interim Chancellor of The City University of New York. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about CUNY and about the 2014-15 State Executive Budget. I will ask the senior officers of the University accompanying me to introduce themselves.
The City University of New York Board of Trustees today named Matthew Sapienza as Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance. He assumes responsibility for overseeing and managing the finances of CUNY’s 24 colleges and professional schools and of the University’s central administration, including its investment portfolio.
“We are reviewing the 2014-15 New York State Executive Budget proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and its impact on The City University of New York.”
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York voted unanimously today 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.
“By expanding the CUNY2020 and SUNY2020 programs for another round, Governor Cuomo is making another prudent investment in our state’s higher education system that will both strengthen our workforce and propel economic growth in our communities.
Students and teachers will soon have access to “Supreme Decisions,” a free historical calendar with companion website being launched today that examines the critical judicial rulings through which the Supreme Court has shaped the United States and the way we live our lives.
Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, the impact of climate change on New York City and the causes of crib deaths, and minority participation in medical education were among the exceptional faculty research subjects honored by The City University of New York last month. 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.
The free exchange of ideas is at the heart of the academic enterprise. Any effort to impede that flow is antithetical to the values that universities hold most dear.