• Murphy Institute Report Featured in New York Times

    January 29, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

    Ruth Milkman, Stephanie Luce and Penny Lewis, faculty members at the Murphy Institute at the School of Professional Studies, have co-authored Changing the Subject: A Bottom-Up Account of Occupy Wall Street in New York City, and the report has been featured in the New York Times: ( The research team surveyed 729 protesters at a May 1, […]

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  • SPS Faculty Member is NAPABA 2012 “Best Lawyer Under 40”

    November 27, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

    The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that Rio Guerrero, an adjunct assistant professor in the SPS graduate certificate program in immigration law, has been named one of 2012’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Presented at NAPABA’s anniversary gala and celebration dinner on November […]

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  • Dr. Eugene Murphy joins the Murphy Institute at SPS as the Project Director for Advancing the Field of Labor Relations in China

    September 25, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

    The Murphy Institute at the School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that Dr. Eugene Murphy has joined the school to lead Advancing the Field of Labor Relations in China, an initiative that will be funded by a $1.5 million U.S. State Department grant.

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  • SPS Alumna Linda Ames Key Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

    September 21, 2012 | School of Professional Studies

    The School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that Linda Ames Key, a graduate of the School’s M.A. in Applied Theatre program, has been named a Fulbright Specialist.

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  • 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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