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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.

Book Talk: Free at Last! — From Conning Leaves

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

A few years after I began editing CUNY Matters, in the spring 1996 issue, I ran my first book feature, an excerpt from Steinway and sons by the director of the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives (the piano-maker’s papers are housed there). I liked my title: “A Fine Way.” Since then I have curated more than 100 features on books by CUNY-affiliated authors — most of them by faculty but also a few by alumni and students.

For Your Benefit: Diversity and the Challenges of Doing More

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

THE UNIVERSITY’S second biennial Faculty Diversity & Inclusion conference was a candid daylong discussion of its ongoing efforts to ensure that equity and inclusion are key components of CUNY life and recognized as crucial to the public good.

At Your Service

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

June Professional Development & Learning Management (PDLM) Technology Courses for Employees; MTA Hikes and Updating WageWorks

Four CUNY Scholars Awarded 2015 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

May 4, 2015 | The University

Four CUNY women – two graduate students and two alumnae who are charting extraordinary academic, cultural and professional paths in this country – are among 30 immigrants or children of immigrants awarded the highly competitive Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans this spring.

More than $2 million in National Science Foundation Research Fellowships to 15 CUNY Students and Alumni

May 1, 2015 | The University

Fifteen students and alumni of The City University of New York have been awarded more than $2 million in National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this spring for research ranging from the effects of a DNA-repairing protein on cancer treatment to understanding the psychological impact of police interaction with youth.

City Council Speaker Strikes Deal to Provide Microsoft Software to CUNY Students

April 21, 2015 | The University

More than 400,000 students will receive Microsoft Office 365 to gain necessary skills to succeed in the global workforce.

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: