News from The City University of New York

Black History Month 2015: Wrap Up

March 13, 2015 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos community enjoyed an exhilarating and exciting 2015 Black History Month. Its Afrocentric focus and contemporary relevance made it a dynamic month of events.

Prof. Doug Cox on Hillary Clinton’s Use of Private Email

March 13, 2015 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Douglas Cox has been quoted by Time and The Hill about the recent revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while she was secretary of state.

Women of GRIT Panel Showcases Successful Professionals

March 12, 2015 | Guttman Community College

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Women of GRIT (Gratitude, Resilience, Integrity, and Resilience) held an empowerment panel on March 10. Four leading professionals, including Andrea Davis Shapiro, CUNY Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation and Major Gift Development, Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer, New York City Comptroller’s Office, Dorcia Goodridge-Brathwaite, Executive Director, Office of […]

CCNY Names Top Three for 2015 Commencement Honors

March 12, 2015 | City College

Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, ’63, pioneering engineer Michael Pope, ’44BEE and trailblazing Xerox Corporation chair and CEO Ursula Burns will be awarded honorary degrees at The City College of New York’s 169th Commencement Exercises, May 29. The awards are in recognition of their professional accomplishments.

Two Guttman Students Receive Phi Theta Kappa All-New York 2015 Academic Awards

March 12, 2015 | Guttman Community College

On March 9 in Albany, New York, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm, and City University of New York Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Frank Sanchez today joined Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society CEO Dr. Rod Risley to present the 2015 PTK All-New York Academic Awards […]

“Goldman Sachs Gives” Makes $2 Million Gift to LaGuardia Community College

March 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College today announced that Goldman Sachs Gives will make a $2 million gift, the largest donation in the College’s history, to help students stay in college. Goldman Sachs Gives is also raising an additional $1 million to provide targeted support to America’s community colleges.

4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference

March 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice, in collaboration with the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, proudly host the 4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The event will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Councilmember Laurie Cumbo and Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, Estella Vasquez.

Voices of Liberation and Resistance in the Arts & Tribute to Danny Glover

March 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The 2015 National Black Writers Symposium will provide attendees and participants with an intergenerational perspective on the legacy of resistance and activism in the arts. The focus will be on how novelists, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters have addressed this subject through film, literature and theatre.

Hostos Caimans Men’s Basketball Team Wins Region Xv, Heads To Njcaa D-Iii Tournament

March 11, 2015 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Community College men’s basketball team is excited to be headed to the NJCAA D-III Tournament after winning Region XV on March 1. The Caimans are now only three wins away from their second national title since 2005.

Report from Albany: Chancellor at the Legislature

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Retaining and recruiting high-quality, full-time faculty to keep pace with record enrollments and maintain the University’s competitive advantage is a top priority, Chancellor James B. Milliken told the New York State Legislature as he made his first swath of budget-related appearances in Albany.

Banks and Rice – Educational Leaders for 2015

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Banks and Rice are the recipients of the 2015 CUNY Educational Leadership Awards, recognized for their “exemplary dedication to education.”

Grants and Honors

March 11, 2015 | 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.

Our Subways Are Teeming With Microscopic Life

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

With each swipe of his MetroCard and every ride on the New York City subway, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo envisions a trip into an underworld teeming with mysterious microorganisms and live bacteria.


March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

To assist students, faculty and staff in understanding President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, CUNY Citizenship NOW! has launched a new initiative that includes a series of free legal clinics, a new Web page and an information hotline.

Newswire: Pathways Curriculum

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Pathways curriculum is in its second academic year and has been implemented across all undergraduate campuses. Here are some of the findings so far:

Art, Art and More Art Across the University

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Stunning exhibitions are filling galleries across The City University of New York, provoking thought, enriching the life of the University community and adding insight into cultures close to home and far away.

Hunter Opens New Home for Research at Weill Cornell Medical College

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

A new home for Hunter College scientists — the product of an unusual partnership between Hunter and Weill Cornell Medical College — is the latest entry in CUNY’s decadelong emergence as a leading research university.

Book Talk: Big Apple & La-La Land Compared

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

I am the perfect reader for New York and Los Angeles, a compendious sociological thumbnail analysis of the nation’s two largest urban centers—“the two iconic US cities of the twenty-first century.” My first 20 years unfolded in the LA basin, though I fled north for a decade to study at Stanford. After teaching a decade in Philadelphia, I have for the last 30 years been a happy resident of New York (don’t get me started on sirens or tourist helicopters). So I am in spirit perfectly bicoastal.

New Titles / CUNY Authors

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Bronx Faces And Voices; Iraq and Back For Soldiers; Orphan Scandal And Muslim Brotherhood; The Rise of Sunset Park; Beat Writers And More Mayhem