News from The City University of New York

Student Innovators Bring Justice Behind Bars

February 4, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Three CUNY Law students, all 3Ls, are working to make a difference for inmates who believe they have been treated unfairly.

DREAMer Cesar Vargas (’11) Joins the New York Bar

February 3, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Cesar Vargas (’11) was sworn in today to practice law, culminating his four-year quest to join the New York Bar, despite his undocumented status.

City lights, urban sprawl, and uncovering the future of ecology with Dr. Peter Groffman

February 2, 2016 | The University

“For a long time in environmental science we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping people outside the box of ecosystems” says Dr. Peter Groffman, who studies the microbial and chemical ecology of urban landscapes and waterways.

Baruch College Listed in Princeton Review’s Top 200 “Colleges That Pay You Back” 2016 Edition

February 2, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.

Pilot training program to improve transgender competency among medical staff in an urban clinic

February 2, 2016 | The University

The widespread discrimination and mistreatment transgender individuals face in the healthcare system could be alleviated with specialized provider training to increase knowledge about transgender health and needs, and to promote positive attitudes. The evaluation of a pilot training program implemented in an urban clinic shows the potential to change attitudes and improve competency, as reported in a study published in Transgender Health, a new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available open access on the Transgender Health website.

Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

February 2, 2016 | The University

In remarks to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Milliken reported that CUNY School of Law’s public interest law program is now ranked #1 in the country by preLaw Magazine.

Nicholas O’Brien: The Four Tools Opens at New Media Artspace at Baruch College

February 2, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College presents Nicholas O’Brien: The Four Tools, an exhibition of video works by Nicholas O’Brien, curated by Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media Arts at Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College and made possible by support from the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) and the Newman Library.

Lehmann Scholarship Endowment to Fuel Graduate Studies in the Humanities

February 2, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The Kurt and Marjorie Lehmann Scholarship has been established with an endowment of $415,000 to provide financial support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences at the College of Staten Island. This is among the largest scholarship gifts to the College and the first devoted exclusively to Master’s-level students.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken

February 1, 2016 | The University

I received a letter yesterday afternoon from the state director of operations, which was critical of salaries at both CUNY and SUNY systems.

Professor Discusses Gender Pay Gap on NPR Marketplace

February 1, 2016 | Guttman Community College

On January 29, the Obama administration announced a new effort  to require companies to tell the government what they pay employees. Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Gatta was interviewed on NPR Marketplace about this new initiative.

Advocating for Every Child’s Right to Learn

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Four alumnae are advocating and giving a voice for parents and students in special education law.

Blakeley Decktor (’12): Seeking Gender Equality Through the World’s Courts

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Each year, Women’s Link Worldwide, an international organization that works to advance the rights of women and girls, doles out the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards to highlight decisions or statements made during legal proceedings that have a positive or negative impact on gender equality. Blakeley Decktor (’12), a staff attorney at the Women’s Link office […]

Serving up Food Justice at School

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law 1L Maria Brinkmann reflects on her inspiration to attend law school.

Looking Back: 30 years of CUNY Law’s Clinical Program

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

CUNY Law’s clinical program, Main Street Legal Services, has been advocating for underserved people in New York for three decades.

The Path to Equality

February 1, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Michael Oppenheimer (’06) reflects on the fight for equality and what it means for him, his family and his community. On November 24, 2014, I stood with residents, activists, and lawyers in front of the police department, in Ferguson, Missouri. It was moments after a prosecutor announced the grand jury decision not to indict a […]

LaGuardia Community College Joins NYC Office of Emergency Management’s Partners in Preparedness Program

February 1, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Affirming its commitment to disaster preparedness, LaGuardia Community College received the official seal of completion for its participation in the New York City Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) Partners in Preparedness (PIP) Program.

Queens College to participate in solar power initiative

January 31, 2016 | The University

Queens College will be housing a solar storage system as part of a new three-year collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute and the New York Power Authority.