A Special Thanks to the Derfner Foundation

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Jay Lieberman and the Derfner Foundation give BMCC the gift of a state-of-the-art communication skills lab. A dedication ceremony and reception celebrating the new Derfner Foundation Communication Center was held recently on BMCC’s main campus. BMCC President Antonio Pérez, Provost Karrin Wilks and others extended a special thanks to the Derfner Foundation and Jay Lieberman, […]

Lifetime Achiever

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC was still in its first decade when Gay Brookes joined the faculty as a young ESL instructor. Richard Nixon was in the White House. Barack Obama was 11. And the subway fare was 35 cents. Brookes’ retirement at the end of this semester will mark the first time in over 40 years that she […]

Kingsborough Culinary Arts Program Students Win Silver and Bronze Medals at Salon of Culinary Art Competition

January 7, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College, Uncategorized

Kingsborough Community College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that students from its Culinary Arts program were awarded silver and bronze medals at the 146th Salon of Culinary Art competition held at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) in New York. Students and professionals present their best to a […]

Joint Statement by Chairperson Benno Schmidt and Chancellor James Milliken on the Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

January 2, 2015 | The University, Uncategorized

The City University of New York deeply mourns the passing of Governor Mario M. Cuomo, whose legendary oratorical skills gave voice to millions and were matched only by his passionate commitment to a lifetime of exemplary public service.

Field Study: Teaching Patients Health Care in Haiti

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University, Uncategorized

For York College assistant nursing professor Margarett Alexandre, sometimes humanitarian aid can do more harm than good: To create lasting change, volunteer missions need to be about helping others help themselves.

2015 CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Honors College: Call for Submissions

December 22, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

New York, NY – (Dec 22, 2014). Macaulay Honors College will host the 7th annual CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Honors College. Filmmakers from the wider CUNY community will have the opportunity to promote their own films, review the work of their peers, and engage with industry professionals. The deadline for submission of films for this […]

Former LGCC Student Steven Prescod Wows Royals With Spoken-Word Performance

December 17, 2014 | Uncategorized

Steven Prescod, a former LaGuardia Community College student whom England’s Prince William called “inspirational” after seeing him perform a powerful autobiographical piece about his difficult life, has been awarded a scholarship that will enable him to return to LaGuardia to pursue a theater degree.

Free Tickets to the Late Show

December 1, 2014 | Uncategorized

Late Show with David Letterman is excited to offer free tickets to CUNY students, staff and faculty from a special ticket allotment not available to the general public. Join Dave, Paul, and other special celebrity guests at the Ed Sullivan Theater for a live taping of the show.

We’re No. 1 in poor senior health

December 1, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A recent Commonwealth Fund survey discussed by Steven Reinberg in HealthDay news proclaims “American Seniors Number One in Poorest Health Worldwide,” Nov. 20, 2014.

Baruch College Hosts “Ensuring Integrity,” 9th Annual Audit Conference

November 24, 2014 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

MEDIA INVITED NEW YORK, NY- November 24, 2014 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business is bringing together business and public accounting professionals, academics and policy setters for the 9th Annual Audit Conference on December 4, entitled “Ensuring Integrity.” Professionals from the American Institute of Certified Public […]

The Queens College Center for Jewish Studies and The Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU), Together with Sinai Chapels Will Commemorare Kristallnacht November 26

November 11, 2014 | Uncategorized

Queens College, together with Sinai Chapels of Queens, will commemorate Kristallnacht on Sunday, November 16 with a candle-lighting ceremony by Holocaust survivors, who will be escorted and introduced by Queens College students who have pledged to combat anti-Semitism.

NYSID to Dedicate John Jay College Veterans Resource Center as Battle Buddy Center

November 7, 2014 | Uncategorized

Event celebrates education & employment opportunities for veterans New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) will dedicate the Veterans Resource Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a NYSID Battle Buddy Center, in collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY) and Fedcap Rehabilitation Services. The dedication will take place […]

The @Macaulay Author Series Presents Suki Kim and Jenny Nordberg Discuss Their New Books about North Korea and Afghanistan

November 7, 2014 | Uncategorized

THE @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS A DOUBLE BILL WITH INVESTIGATIVE WRITERS SUKI KIM AND JENNY NORDBERG DISCUSSING THEIR NEW BOOKS ABOUT NORTH KOREA AND AFGHANISTAN  in conversation with Katha Pollitt  Wednesday, December 10, 7pm 35 West 67th Street, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Free and Open to the Public (New York, NY – November 10, […]

Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

October 30, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

New York City’s disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.

Kathryn Harrison Reads From Her New Biography, “Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured,” w/ Roxana Robinson

October 29, 2014 | Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Thursday, November 6, 7:00pm 35 West 67th Street Free and Open to the Public (New York, NY – October 7, 2014) Acclaimed, provocative novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison (The Enchantments, The Kiss) reads from her astonishing new biography, Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured (Doubleday), and discusses it with award-winning […]

Art Professor Receives Fellowship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

October 6, 2014 | Uncategorized

BROOKLYN, NY– It’s estimated that during the 9th century some 10 percent of the population of the Byzantine Empire, which comprised much of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, joined a monastery. There are some loose theories as to why, but few academics have delved deeply into the reasons for the surge of interest. Art Professor Jennifer L. […]

Time Inc.’s Norman Pearlstine Featured During Medgar Thought Leaders Talk

September 25, 2014 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College is excited to announce that Norman Pearlstine, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Time Inc., is the feature speaker for the upcoming Thought Leaders Talk.

National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Announced – John Jay College Awarded $4.75 Million Grant

September 18, 2014 | Uncategorized

On Thursday, September 18, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been awarded a competitive, three-year, $4.75 million grant to launch a National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. John Jay will lead a team including Yale Law School, UCLA, and the Urban Institute as principal partners. The […]

More costly doesn’t mean better

September 9, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published Sept. 8 in Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the United States in 2011, twice as much as any other nation. The study is the first across multiple nations with widely varying health systems. It was carried out by teams from the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany and the Netherlands. Costs were lowest (about 12 percent) in Scotland and Canada, both of which have single-payer systems. Data covered virtually all hospitals in each nation. Administrative spending totaled $667 per capita in the U.S., $158 in Canada, $164 in Scotland, $211 in Wales, $225 in England and $325 in the Netherlands. French and German costs were about 40 percent lower than in the U.S.

Retail employees frustrated by slashed hours, erratic schedules: study

September 3, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A new survey of city retail workers claims many are losing their shirts to “disturbing” new staffing trends.