A collection of new books written by CUNY authors
STEPHEN SOMERSTEIN was a 24-year-old physics student in City College’s night school when he traveled to Alabama to photograph the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. As a Managing/Picture Editor of “Main Events,” the student newspaper, he felt he had to document “what was going to be a historic event.” He tagged along with the marchers and gained unfettered access to everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks to James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin.
By Lenina Mortimer There is a surprising amount of cultural capital to be gained in Bayside, Queens. The residential northeast corner of Queens — far from the trendy Chelsea galleries, Museum Mile and the famed Great White Way — is home to Queensborough Community College where there are three acclaimed cultural centers. The highly celebrated [...]
THE COLLEGE SEARCH PROCESS is now easier for students — and their parents — with the help of a new website. “We want this to be the online ’311′ for college information in NYC because there is a real need for reliable information that is accessible to everyone,” says Lisa Castillo Richmond, the director of Graduate NYC!, a city program devoted to increasing college readiness and completion among NYC students.
A new species of monkey found in the Democratic Republic of Congo may help conservation efforts in the African bush, says Hunter College anthropology professor Christopher Gilbert. A paper on the discovery of the Cercopithecus lomamiensis, known locally as the “Lesula,” co-authored by Gilbert made news headlines last fall.
MAXINE FISHER MAY HAVE RETIRED but in her life the band — or better said, the chamber ensemble — plays on. All for the benefit of children. As she left her long-term position as a Queens College administrator, Fisher envisaged and created a new program, one that fills an educational and cultural gap by bringing classical music to elementary schools throughout the borough.
IT’S NOT EVERY DAY that the president of the United States mentions The City University of New York. But during February’s State of the Union address, Barack Obama highlighted a University program that prepares high school students for technical careers called Pathways in Technology Early College High School.
INSPIRED BY HER FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, who both served in the military in Taiwan, Baruch College freshman Rose Lee made up her mind in the second grade to become an officer in the U.S. Army.
The National Science Foundation has awarded 24 of its $126,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students who chose The City University of New York, which this year has more NSF winners than any other public university system in the Northeast.
The Board of Trustees announced today that William P. Kelly, President of The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will serve as Interim Chancellor of the University starting July 1, following Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s announcement that he would step down after nearly 14 years in the post.
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today in a message to the CUNY community that he intends to step down as Chancellor this summer.
Transfer students are streaming into the University’s four-year baccalaureate colleges at unprecedented rates — expanding diversity as a CUNY redefined by a decade of improved academics, record-breaking enrollments and $1.8 billion in campus facility upgrades is increasing access to a high-value education as never before.
When Diana Howard graduated from a community college in her hometown of Evanston, Ill., she knew she wanted to pursue a social work degree in New York City. So, in early 2011, she enrolled at Long Island University in Brooklyn–and stayed one semester.
We commend Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly for approving a budget for 2013-14 that ensures continued stability for University funding and provides significant gains in programs and services to further strengthen access to high quality educational opportunity.
In a move designed to fast-track research to the marketplace, the National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $3.74 million grant to a collaboration between The City University of New York , Columbia University and New York University.
Professor Emeritus of Medical Laboratory Sciences Irwin Oreskes, a beloved teacher and mentor to generations of Hunter College students who helped found the College’s School of Health Sciences and later served as its Dean, died on March 1. He was 86.
From funding shifts to student demographics to new technologies, public higher education is changing quickly and dramatically. For universities willing to examine their operations and experiment with new ideas, this is a time of great opportunity. If universities want to evolve, they must be more responsive — to students, to government, to business.
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.
Many of the hundreds of students who volunteered assistance for Hurricane Sandy victims have spoken of their personal, life-altering experiences in service of those upended by the disaster.
Coverage of Albert Einstein’s 1921 CCNY visit – including his high praise for the college. Accounts of Depression-era campus protests and rallies. News spanning the years of World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, McCarthyism, Civil Rights and the Vietnam War.