Chancellor James B. Milliken is putting forth his ambitious vision for a more global, more digital, more STEM-focused City University of New York that will build on CUNY’s rich history, raised academic standards and other strengths to develop a tech-savvy 21st-century workforce.
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.
HAVE YOU HEARD? Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry will be helping City Tech students throughout the coming year in an exciting project to produce two short films about the college … A Brookings Institution study found CUNY ranked as one of the top 10 destination universities for foreign students … CUNY’s Journalism School receives $1.2 million grant for a diversity initiative.
In a strong show of support for immigrant students, CUNY officials announced a new partnership with TheDream.US Foundation, a new multimillion-dollar National Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for undocumented immigrant students. Over the next decade, TheDream.US aims to help more than 2,000 highly motivated, low-income students to graduate with career-ready degrees.
Ava Chin is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island, where she teaches creative nonfiction, memoir and journalism. But between classes it is not unusual to find her foraging the campus grounds for delicacies that grow in the wild.
Food to Feed A Burgeoning City; The Scottsboro Boys’ Ordeal; Food, Art and Connections; The Voices of Black America; Obama Defies Left-Right Dogma.
SUSAN CRILE is a painter and printmaker of considerable renown. Her work — ranging from the political and incensed to the lyrical — has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of such prominent institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and, in Washington, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Violence Prevention in the Workplace; On Emergency Messages
THIS IS THE UNLIKELY STORY of a one-time taxi driver, his circuitous college career, and the “cognitive map” that led him to a Nobel Prize. John O’Keefe was a child of working-class immigrants, born in Harlem and raised in the South Bronx. He struggled in high school, enrolled in a private college, transferred to City College, drove a cab at night and took six years to graduate.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., together with The City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken and CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance Executive Director Michael Jacobson, today announced the engagement of the institute to advise and provide technical assistance for the investment of approximately $250 million of asset forfeiture funds […]
Congratulations to Mayor de Blasio and his Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force on an important and timely report. CUNY has been pleased to have been so active in shaping the report, and looks forward to working with the Mayor and his administration to implement its recommendations.
Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine’s ability to disrupt a woman’s estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffeine may be neuroprotective and able to block cocaine’s direct effects on the estrus cycle reveals novel treatment possibilities, according to an article published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.
With a $100 million investment from Mayor Bill de Blasio and the arrival of artisanal businesses like Jacques Torres Chocolate, Sunset Park seems poised for a revival. But the transformation of this eclectic Brooklyn neighborhood won’t be easy, says Queens College urban studies professor Tarry Hum. In her new book, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn’s Sunset Park, Hum traces historical struggles and new challenges including job development, environmental issues, an underground sex industry, gentrification and forging alliances between Chinese and Latino immigrant communities.
Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.
New York City’s disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.
Got milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.
There is some confusion out there, particularly among seniors, about what will happen to Medicare if Vermont adopts the single-payer health care program, Green Mountain Care.
Mark Twain said that “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” In fact, it is a super-powerful food that’s low in calories, carbs and fat, and high in vitamin C, fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin B6.
Dr. John O’Keefe, a 1963 alumnus of The City College of New York, was today awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is CCNY’s tenth Nobel laureate, placing the institution among the top ranks of public colleges and universities nationwide.
Update on proposed amendments to University policies and procedures addressing sexual assault, sexual harassment and student discipline.