• Ellen Shakespeare joins SPS as Health Information Management Academic Director

    September 19, 2012 | School of Professional Studies, Uncategorized

    Ellen Shakespeare, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, joins SPS from her last position as a faculty member and the program coordinator for the health information technology programs at Raritan Valley Community College. Prior to her position at RVCC, she was a health information management department director and consultant at hospitals in Florida, New York and New Jersey. […]

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  • CUNY SPS Adds BA in Disability Studies & MA in Urban Studies

    September 11, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

    The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce the addition of an online Bachelor of Arts degree in Disability Studies and of a Master of Arts degree in Urban Studies to their Fall 2012 degree offerings.

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  • CUNY Graduate Center Study Highlights Effects of Recession on Private-Sector Union Membership

    September 5, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, School of Professional Studies

    “The State of the Unions 2012: A Profile of Organized Labor in New York City, New York State, and the United States,” the September 2012 annual report of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies and the Center for Urban Research, records “significant erosion” in organized labor in the private sector in New York City and the growing gap between private and public sector unionization rates. The report, coauthored by the director of the Murphy Institute, Graduate Center Professor of Sociology Ruth Milkman, and Laura Braslow, a doctoral student in sociology, was picked up by the New York Times in a September 3 article.

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  • CUNY SPS Establishes Mentoring Program

    February 1, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

    The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce that an SPS Mentoring Program has been established to provide a connection between SPS students’ academic goals and the professional paths they pursue. Focusing on relationships and resources to help students succeed, SPS Mentors guide students through the challenges of balancing work, school, and family responsibilities, offer valuable input on courses, skills, and activities, and provide access to a job-related network after graduation. In return, alumni mentors broaden their own leadership skills and professional networks while enhancing the image of SPS.

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  • SPS Murphy Institute Faculty Member Featured in The New York Times

    January 23, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

    SPS is proud to announce that the work of Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the SPS Murphy Institute, was featured in the New York Times on Monday, January 16th. Released the same day, the report, “Discounted Jobs: How Retailers Sell Workers Short,” which Luce co-authored with Naoki Fujita, of the Retail Action Project, details the working conditions of non-unionized hourly retail employees in New York City.

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    September 16, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

    A human rights delegation comprised of professors and practitioners has issued a report calling on federal and state agencies to investigate allegations of abuse of international students employed by the Hershey Company and some of its subcontractors.

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  • CUNY Researchers Release 2nd Annual STATE OF THE UNIONS Report

    September 6, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

    Researchers from The City University of New York issued a new study of unionization trends in New York City and State. Entitled THE STATE OF THE UNIONS 2011, the report highlights the continuing strength of organized labor in New York – especially in the public sector – despite the many challenges unions face in the context of the anemic economic recovery. Second in an annual series, the study looks in particular detail at variations in unionization rates among immigrants and by industry in the City and State.

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  • CUNY SPS announces Online B.A. in Psychology

    July 26, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

    The CUNY School of Professional Studies announces that its new Online Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology has begun accepting applications for Spring 2012.

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  • CUNY SPS Building Operating Certificate Program Awards 176 Certificates

    July 6, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

    The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to congratulate 176 NYC Department of Education Custodian Engineers who were awarded their certificates after completing SPS’s Building Operator Certification training program in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Held at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 29th, friends, family, and stakeholders gathered to celebrate the first graduates of what is believed to be the largest sustainability training initiative currently available in the United States, and acknowledge the sustainability skills and cost savings that the program teaches and provide

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    June 17, 2011 | School of Professional Studies

    Since 2005, The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, have partnered to offer training in the use of aesthetic education techniques. Aesthetic education is defined as “an intentional undertaking designed to nurture appreciative, reflective, cultural, participatory engagements with the arts by enabling learners to notice what there is to be noticed, and to lend works of art their lives in such a way that they can achieve them as variously meaningful” (Maxine Greene, Variations on a Blue Guitar, The Lincoln Center Institute Lectures on Aesthetic Education, 2001).

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