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Media Advisory: CUNY “Model Senators” Will Debate Campaign Financing Bill In NYS Senate Chamber To Kick off CUNY’s 18th Annual Model Senate Program at the Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany

March 21, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York, in partnership with the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, will host a mock debate between CUNY students on the issue of campaign financing on the floor of the New York State Senate chamber on Saturday, March 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., to kick-off the CUNY Model Senate Program during this weekend’s Somos El Futuro Conference, when some of the state’s most influential Latino lawmakers will gather in Albany.

A Message from Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly to the University Community

March 20, 2014 | The University

All of us at the University were profoundly saddened by the collapse of two East Harlem buildings last week, which resulted in the tragic deaths of two members of the CUNY community: John Jay College student Alexis Jordy Salas and Hunter College Campus Peace Officer Sgt. Griselde Camacho.

Second Judicial Ruling This Week Also Upholds Pathways

February 27, 2014 | The University

For the second time in a week, a New York State Supreme Court judge has upheld the Pathways to Degree Completion Initiative (Pathways), which ensures the full transfer of academic credits that students earn within CUNY colleges and establishes a set number of general education courses designed by faculty.

Bloomberg LP Hosts CUNY and New York City High School Students for International Women’s Day Event focusing on the Arts and Careers in STEM

February 27, 2014 | The University

More than 70 young women from The City University of New York and New York City’s public high schools will participate on Saturday, March 8 in an enriching day focused on the arts and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

CUNY, Congressmember Meng, Senator Addabbo, Assemblymember Hevesi, Assemblymember Miller And Councilmember Crowley To Host Free March 8 CUNY Information Fair

February 27, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York, in association with Congress Member Grace Meng, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, Assembly Member Mike Miller and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, invites students and families to a free CUNY Information Fair on Saturday, March 8 at The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, NY.

The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized

February 26, 2014 | The University

We now have solid evidence that elephants are some of the most intelligent, social and empathic animals around—so how can we justify keeping them in captivity? By Ferris Jabr February 26, 2014 One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. […]

Interim Chancellor Kelly’s Statement on State Supreme Court Judicial Decision to Uphold Pathways Initiative Guaranteeing Student Transfer Credit and Academic Rigor

February 25, 2014 | The University

“We are pleased with the judicial decision upholding the Pathways initiative to ensure full transfer of earned academic credits by students within the CUNY system.”

Renowned Nanochemist Rein Ulijn Named to Lead Nanoscience Initiative at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

February 24, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Rein Ulijn, one of Europe’s leading nanochemists, to head the nanoscience initiative at the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center.

CUNY Launches Terence D. Tolbert Public Service Internship and Honors Commissioner Peter Rivera of the NYS Department of Labor

February 15, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York will announce the launch of the Terence D. Tolbert Public Service Internship and present the CUNY Educational Leadership Award to the Hon. Peter Rivera, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor, at its annual luncheon program in Albany during the 42nd Annual Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus Conference Weekend.

Statement from Interim Chancellor William Kelly on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Address at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

February 10, 2014 | The University

“We commend Mayor de Blasio on his “State of the City” address delivered today at La Guardia Community College of The City University of New York. His comprehensive jobs plan for the next generation of New Yorkers, one which will call upon the resources of the City University, is encouraging in both its range and its depth.

Manga comics may help promote fruit consumption among youth

February 9, 2014 | The University

A recent pilot study in Brooklyn, New York, with minority students found that exposure to Manga comics (Japanese comic art) promoting fruit intake significantly improved healthy snack selection. As snacking accounts for up to 27% of children’s daily caloric intake, and childhood obesity has been linked to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, the results of this study could have wide-reaching implications.

Unanimous Choice for Chancellor — James Milliken

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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.

Grants and Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

February 9, 2014 | 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.

The Chancellor’s Desk: Benefits for the University

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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.

Research Grants from Crib Deaths to Climate Change

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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.


February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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 ….

New Titles / CUNY Authors

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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.

Book Talk: Huddled Masses, Ever Yearning

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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 Your Benefit: Finding Your Professional Passion

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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.

At Your Service

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

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.