The City University of New York today announced the winners of its fifth Murray Kempton Awards for undergraduate journalism. Honoring Murray Kempton (1917-1997), the famed columnist who captured the soul of the city while often serving as its conscience, the competition recognizes the achievements of outstanding undergraduate student journalists.
The National Science Foundation has awarded 17 of its $132,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students who chose The City University of New York. No public university system in the Northeast has more. The announcement highlights a spring “awards season” that also includes Fulbright, Luce, Math for America and Soros grants for graduate work, as well as highly competitive Goldwater and Jack Kent Cooke awards for undergraduate study. More CUNY students won prestigious awards in 2014 than ever before.
Four CUNY community college students have won four of the highly competitive Jack Kent Cook Foundation Transfer Scholarships, which pay up to $30,000 a year for up to three years of baccalaureate study. The students – the only students in New York State to win – are among 85 nationwide who were selected from 3,705 applicants representing 737 community colleges in 48 states, two U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
A free College Awareness Forum for middle school and high school students and their parents will be held Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. at Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan. Dinner will be served.
Attewell Study Confirms the Importance of Transfer Credits in Earning a 4-Year Degree
The University’s mission to open higher education’s doors to “the whole people” is more relevant than ever as we welcome Spring 2014. The costs of not walking through those doors are high: By 2025, some 63 percent of U.S. jobs will require some postsecondary education or training. Education is now the Great Divide: Those who have it have the opportunity to prosper. Those who do not will occupy an increasingly marginalized sector of society.
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.
A Nobel Prize-winning economist who anchors the op-ed page of the New York Times, an acclaimed art historian and critic, and an eminent intellectual historian who began her career at LaGuardia Community College are among the luminaries who are making the University their home.
For one student, another close call amid the tragedy
The City University of New York has won three 2014 New York Emmy Awards, one for a video segment about the civil rights era on cuny.edu, the University’s website, and two by CUNY TV’s long-running Spanish-language Program, “Nueva York.”
Alex Sverdlov, a Brooklyn College adjunct professor who teaches computer science classes, became trapped in a snowstorm for two days in January near the top of a volcano in Hawaii.
At the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, a delicate brass mask from 18th-century Cameroon smiles mischievously, with large puffy cheeks symbolizing wisdom.
A Manhattan judge decisively upheld CUNY’s Pathways to Degrees Completion Initiative, which established new general education course requirements, ensuring academic rigor and the smooth transfer of academic credits among CUNY colleges.
Seven in 10 New York City public high school graduates and other incoming City University of New York students pass reading, writing and math assessment tests they previously failed after completing an innovative pre-community college-level program, according to new CUNY data.
Scottsboro Boys’ Letters; World’s Fair as Flashpoint; Bad Health from Big Firms; Family Leave in California; A Scholar Reflects on Father’s Life
When I teach my Chaucer-to-Milton survey at Hunter College, I always begin with Billy Collins’ droll “The Trouble with Poetry” since I know there will be a lot of poetic trouble on my syllabus for today’s students — a gaudy bouquet of the flowers of rhetoric, like ecphonesis (exclamation, Shakespeare’s beloved “O”) or epizeuxis (repeating a word for emphasis, Lear’s famous five “nevers”).
Loïc Audusseau, chief technology officer at Bronx Community College, believes this: “As a leader, I am only as good as my team.”
Write, Write, Market; On-Site Training Courses; Sharing Sick Leave
Sixty-one years ago tomorrow, James Watson and Francis Crick published a landmark paper on the structure of DNA. Now, April 25 is recognized as DNA Day, a day for celebrating all that we know about genetics, including what DNA tells us about our ancient past. Today, Genographic Project scientists are collaborating with populations around the globe to better understand this ancient past, and fill in the missing gaps of what we know about our shared human history.
To see how happy city dwellers are, it may help to look at the photos they post on Twitter, according to researchers who recently won one of Twitter’s first #DataGrants.