CUNY is home to more than 100 research centers, institutes and consortia, which provide research opportunities for faculty and students, employment, internships, and special events. These centers focus their efforts on a wide range of areas, including aging, applied sciences, corporate integrity, transportation systems, ethnic studies, performing arts, sustainable energy and urban studies, to name a few.

Many institutions reflect CUNY’s support of state-of-the-art education and research, such as the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers. Others exemplify the University’s commitment to service and historic preservation, including the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay College and the Gotham Center for New York City History, founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace.

Advanced Science Research Center

Category: Science

About Center: The University appreciates that, in order to attract and retain top-level scientists to our faculty, compete successfully for large collaborative research grants, and expand our capacity to commercialize our intellectual property, it is essential to provide state-of-the-art science facilities. With this understanding, we are currently constructing phase one of the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). This first phase of a two-phase plan consists of a ~200,000 sq ft building that will support high-end research in five key and emerging science disciplines.

Website: asrc.cuny.edu/

Africana Research Center

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1970

About Center: The Center's mission is to offer a multidisciplinary curriculum devoted to in-depth study of Blacks in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. The Center' s goal also is to serve as a bridge between Brooklyn College and the diasporan community of New York through research, sponsored programs, and as community representatives.

Website: depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/africana/

American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1999

About Center: The Center aims to revitalize interest in history.

Website: www.ashp.cuny.edu

Applied Sciences Institute

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1987

About Center: The Applied Sciences Institute (ASI) comprises ten research institutes at the college. The institute’s purposes are to promote significant funded research in a broad range of applied sciences, to promote economic development through interaction with local and regional industry, and to create educational opportunities--including those for women and minorities--that help increase the technological and scientific work force needed for the economic health of the city.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/applied.htm

Archaeological Research Center

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1972

About Center: The center supports excavations in the Balkans, the Mediterranean area, and the Middle East on sites dating from early Neolithic to medieval times. The center also supports and directs excavations in New York. Evidence is recovered and studied from these and other digs in which members participate. The center publishes its findings.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/archae.htm

Asian-American and Asian Research Institute

College: Queens College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: The Institute is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies, East Asian Studies, South Asian Studies and Trade and Technology Studies. The City University of New York (CUNY) with twenty campuses city-wide, is rich in faculty who have expertise in Asian and Asian American studies. Each year CUNY enrolls over 24,000 Asian American students, who will soon emerge as a vital segment of New York City's workforce and leadership.

Website: www.aaari.info/

Asian-American Center

College: Queens College

Category: Other

Year Founded: 1987

About Center: he Asian/American Center (A/AC) at Queens College of the City University of New York was founded in 1987, and is dedicated to the development of community-oriented research to analyze the multicultural diaspora experience of Asians in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean

Website: qcpages.qc.edu/Asian_American_Center/

Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research & Documentation

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1967

About Center: The Brook Center is a scholarly facility associated with the doctoral program in music at The City University of New York Graduate Center.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/BrookCenter/

Baruch Performing Arts Center

College: Baruch College

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: The mission of Baruch Performing Arts Center is to serve the Baruch College community by introducing the performing arts into all aspects of Baruch College life, including the interests of the students, faculty, staff and Alumni. As part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the center achieves this goal through performing arts programming and allied activities that support and enrich the educational curriculum through out the college, as well as, by opening new areas of interest to promote growth of the students as individuals educated for life as well as work, while encouraging the faculty, staff, alumni and general public to become engaged as audience and supporters.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac

Baruch Survey Research Unit

College: Baruch College

Category: Other

Year Founded: 1995

About Center: The SRU in the School of Public Affairs designs and conducts surveys for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners on a wide range of public affairs topics. A state-of-the-art telephone center supports careful objective survey research on policy-relevant issues at both the local and national levels.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/researchcenters/surveyresearch/index.php

Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics

College: The City College of New York

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1979

About Center: The broad aim of the Institute has been to investigate key problems in physico-chemical hydrodynamics, which refers to phenomena governed by the interaction of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions, from a fundamental and multifaceted perspective.

Website: lisgi1.engr.ccny.cuny.edu/

Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: International Studies

Year Founded: 1982

About Center: The Bildner Center focuses on policy issues in democratic governance and human rights, development models and social policy, integration and globalization, the role of knowledge in social change and development, and relations between the United States and Latin America.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/dept/bildn/flashindex.html

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

College: Borough of Manhattan Community College

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1983

About Center: Borough of Manhattan Community College Performing Arts Center, AKA BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is committed to offering high caliber educational and culturally diverse arts programming to BMCC, the Downtown business and residential communities, and audiences from the greater New York Metropolitan area.

Website: www.tribecapac.org

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity

College: Hunter College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 1974

About Center: Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of Hunter College is a multi-disciplinary center of excellence dedicated to the advancement of successful aging and longevity through research, education, and evaluation of evidence-based models of practice and policy.

Website: www.brookdale.org

Brookdale Center on Aging

College: Hunter College

Category: Humanities

Year Founded: 1974

About Center: Brookdale was founded by Dr. Rose Dobrof of the Hunter College School of Social Work in 1974 as one of the country’s first multi-disciplinary academic gerontology centers. In this role, Brookdale serves as a critical bridge between gerontological education, research, policy, practice and advocacy. For the past three decades, the Center has taken the lead in identifying the needs of older New Yorkers, developing programs to make New York a better place to grow old, training professionals and paraprofessionals who serve the elderly, and championing both the elderly and policies to promote successful aging.

Website: www.brookdale.org/

Brooklyn International Trade Development Center

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 2006

About Center: The Brooklyn International Trade Development Center is here to help small and mid-sized companies throughout the New York metro area find overseas markets for their products and services. The Center also works with companies that wish to foster economic development in emerging markets by investing overseas, while at the same time, encouraging investment in New York City. The Center is on a mission to help Brooklyn businesses increase their presence on the global stage, promote the expansion of Brooklyn's economy through increased international trade in goods and services and related activities with the overall goal of job creation.

Caribbean Research Center

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 1985

About Center: From its establishment in 1985 until 1995, the Center was funded by annual appropriations from the New York State legislature, to address the concerns, problems and needs of the rapidly growing Caribbean segment of the metropolitan New York State population. Its work entails research, publications, professional development, curriculum development, fellowships, graduate student mentoring, student life enrichment, internships, study abroad and inter-university exchanges, international collaborations in community empowerment through sustainable development, and local community empowerment programs and services.

Census and Information Center

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: The Census and Information Center (CIC) is an official repository of the Census Bureau that disseminates data and assists in understanding and use of data by the community. It has a unique relationship with members of underserved communities and has an understanding of their needs and interests. CIC provides the Census Bureau greater access to and feedback from these communities in the conduct of the Census Bureau’s mission of data collection and dissemination. Through its agreement with the Census Bureau, the CIC has access to a wide variety of Census Bureau products, information, and services for use in data access and dissemination activities to underserved communities.

Center for Advanced Engineering Design and Development

College: The City College of New York

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1999

About Center: The Center's mission is to conduct, coordinate, and promote design-oriented, applied research and development for industry. It fosters interdisciplinary engineering design and manufacturing education by the academic departments in the School of Engineering.

Center for Advanced Study in Education (CASE)

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1975

About Center: The Center (CASE) was established to conduct basic and applied research concerned with improving and upgrading the quality of education in urban areas.

Center for Advanced Technology in Photonics Applications

College: The City College of New York

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1982

About Center: The New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Photonics Applications (CAT) at the City University of New York (CUNY) develops and disseminates knowledge in photonics technology in order to promote New York economic development for the medical, biological, industrial and military sectors.

Website: www.cunycat.org

Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software (CAISS)

College: The City College of New York

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1999

About Center: CAISS is an international association of researchers in mathematics, computer science, engineering and technology, which hosts and supports a wide range of projects. These projects bridge the gap between concept and application, and include ongoing studies in computational algebra, symbolic mathematics, statistics, computational biology and scientific computation.

Website: www.caissny.org

Center for Analysis of Structures and Interfaces

College: The City College of New York

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1988

About Center: CASI has two goals: to conduct exemplary research and to increase the number of minority scientists trained to conduct high-level scientific research.

Website: casi.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/

Center for Biomedical Engineering

College: The City College of New York

Category: Science

Year Founded: 2002

About Center: The Department of Biomedical Engineering grew out of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) at the CCNY, a consortium of New York City medical institutions established in 1994 to serve as a focal center for collaborative biomedical engineering research in the New York metropolitan area.

Website: bme.engr.ccny.cuny.edu/

Center for Black Literature

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Ethnic Studies - Humanities

Year Founded: 2003

About Center: Research activities for The Center focus on mid to late 20th century and contemporary black writing within and outside of the United States -- by African Americans, Caribbeans, Latin Americans, Africans and other peoples of African ancestry. The Center is designed to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of the value of Black literature by: 1) building an audience; 2) serving as a forum for research; 3) providing opportunities for writers; 4) collecting Black literary resources; 5) providing a writer-in-residency program; 6) collaborating with literary organizations; 7) convening conferences; 8) sponsoring workshops on book-selling; and, 9) supporting college programs.

Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

College: Queens College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1974

About Center: The impetus for the center's creation was provided by the growing interest of students in the language, history, institutions, and culture of the Greek people from the late Byzantine times to the present, and by the needs of the Greek American community. The moving force behind the creation of the Center has been Professor Harry J. Psomiades who was Director of the Center from its inception in 1974 until he retired in 2003.

Center for Child and Adult Development

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1972

About Center: The center is sponsored by the M.S. in education and advanced certificate for school psychologists programs of the School of Education. The center serves the community and professionals in the fields of education and psychology by providing, through conferences and symposia, information on mental health practices and recent research relevant to child and adult development.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/child.htm

Center for Community and Urban Health

College: Hunter College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 1988

About Center: The Hunter College Center for Community and Urban Health (formerly the Hunter College Center on AIDS, Drugs and Community Health) was founded in 1988 to respond to the growing public health crises that were devastating New York City’s low-income communities, especially AIDS (the advanced stage of HIV infection) and problematic substance use.

Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu/shp/centers/comm_urb/index.htm

Center for Community Planning and Development

College: Hunter College

Category: Urban Studies

About Center: The Center for Community Planning and Development (CCPD) promotes knowledge, applied research, and innovative practice in community planning and development throughout the New York metropolitan region. It provides technical assistance and training through partnerships with community-based organizations, non-profit corporations, and local agencies. The CCPD is committed to democratic, inclusive, and participatory approaches to planning and development that foster sustainability and economic and social justice.

Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu/ccpd

Center for Computer Music

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1977

About Center: The Center for Computer Music, part of the Conservatory of Music, promotes musical and interdisciplinary projects using a variety of computer platforms and software applications. Its recording studio is equipped with sixteen-track digital recording, with mixdown capabilities. A variety of high-quality microphones, mixers, tape recorders, and signal processors is available. The center’s control room is linked to a medium-sized room for solo and chamber music recordings and to a fully equipped 500-seat theater for larger ensembles. The conservatory also offers courses in recording technology.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/music.htm

Center for Developmental Neurosciences and Developmental Disabilities

College: College of Staten Island

Category: Science

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: The Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (CDN) is supported jointly with the New York State Institute for Basic Research (IBR). The Center conducts, promotes, and sponsors research, education, and training in the developmental neurosciences with special emphasis on research and educational programs in the specific field of developmental disabilities.

Center for Diversity and Multicultural Studies

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1996

About Center: The center promotes and supports a dynamic multicultural academic environment. Policy initiatives and curriculum and faculty development are promoted through the Multicultural Studies Council and the Multicultural Assembly; students are empowered through participation in the Multicultural Action Committee and community-service learning programs.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/diverse.htm

Center for Diversity in the Legal Profession

College: CUNY School of Law

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 2008

About Center: The main purpose of the Center is to be a clearinghouse for data on the participation of people of color in the law, as well as to conduct original research, according to the Center's newly named director, Professor Pamela Edwards. The Center also will publish an e-newsletter on issues that affect the careers of people of color in the law. In addition, the Center will collaborate with other organizations that have activities designed to increase participation in the legal profession by people of color as well as by members of other communities historically under-represented in the legal profession.

Website: www.law.cuny.edu/cdlp

Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED), formerly the Small Business Center in collaboration with the Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) has implemented activities with the School of Business and business community activities such as: a series of entrepreneurship training workshops for small business owners, collaborated with the Heart of Brooklyn (HOB): Crown Heights Economic Revitalization Project; a banking services survey in collaboration with Community Planning Board #8; and small business surveys with the LDC of Crown Heights. These activities were done with the expertise of faculty and students in the School of Business

Center for Environmental Science

College: College of Staten Island

Category: Environment

Year Founded: 1987

About Center: The Center for Environmental Science, established in 1987, provides support for research and policy recommendations concerning environmental problems. One of the major purposes of the Center is to define and solve environmental problems on Staten Island and its environs through research that includes studies of respiratory diseases, toxic and carcinogenic chemicals in the air, and the population at risk of lung cancer.

Website: www.csi.cuny.edu/catalog/undergraduate/newyorkstateregistration.html

Center for Health Promotion

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 1983

About Center: The Center for Health Promotion develops, coordinates, and centralizes a variety of outreach programs initiated by faculty members. The center organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences on health and nutrition topics. It serves as an information resource for health professionals, students, and community residents. It provides opportunities for students to learn through volunteer work and to serve the community through field work and independent studies on health promotion.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/health.htm

Center for Human Environments

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Environment

Year Founded: 1976

About Center: The Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization of social scientists, environmental designers, planners and educators whose research addresses the relationship between people and their physical settings.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/che/

Center for Human Relations

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Humanities

Year Founded: 1973

About Center: It is the mission of the center to initiate and encourage empirical scientific research and community education concerning current social issues in the area of human and intergroup relations. The work of the center focuses on intergroup conflict, perceived injustice, sexual harassment, sexual objectification, and authentic communication and living skills.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/human.htm

Center for Information Networking and Telecommunication

College: The City College of New York

Category: Technology

About Center: Telecommunication and Information Networking Group (TING) conducts research and development in the fields of high-speed, multi-media, multi-service, integrated wired/wireless networks, mobility in IP and ATM networks, secure communications, and information distribution networks. We also offer courses and labs in these areas to train undergraduate and graduate students to be the leaders of this information era. These research and educational activities have been funded by government agencies and industries including: US Army (ARL, CECOM, ARO), NSF, Telcordia (formerly Bellcore), Panasonic, NY State, NYDOT, and AT and T.

Website: www.ccny.cuny.edu/cint/

Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government

College: Baruch College

Category: Politics

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government was created to preserve continuity and institutional memory in municipal government by preparing prospective and newly elected or appointed government officials for effective public service.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/researchcenters/innovationleadership/index.php

Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Computational Science

College: College of Staten Island

Category: Technology

About Center: The Center will promote and support research focused on the applications of mathematics and computation across a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Website: www.math.csi.cuny.edu/ciamcs

Center for International Human Rights

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: The Center studies the main challenges to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights norms; analyze and assess the intersections between human rights violations and international crimes, and investigate genocide historically and in the contemporary world.

Website: www.jjay.cuny.edu/centersinstitutes/cihr/

Center for International Service

College: College of Staten Island

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: The program hosts visiting scholars from various countries to the College of Staten Island and builds sustainable exchange and study abroad programs both for faculty and students.

Website: www.csi.cuny.edu/international/

Center for Italian American Studies

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1973

About Center: The center was established to stimulate interest in Italian American life and explore the social and political attitudes and behavior patterns of Italian Americans. Graduate and undergraduate students may participate in the center’s research projects. The center sponsors conferences and cultural events. Counseling and training workshops are among the services offered.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pub/departments/itam/

Center for Jewish Studies

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1980

About Center: The Center encourages research on Jewish life, particularly in the modern period, and brings that research to the Jewish and academic communities through conferences, publications, symposia, and lectures.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/dept/cjstu/

Center for Jewish Studies

College: Queens College

Category: Ethnic Studies

About Center: Led by the Director of the Jewish Studies Program and an energetic lay advisory board, the Center for Jewish Studies is an outreach and research agent that serves as a bridge between the academic Program and the community.

Website: qcpages.qc.edu/Jewish_Studies/cfjs.html

Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: The mission of the Center is to stimulate and help coordinate the study of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. in the CUNY doctoral programs making use of the various specialists across the disciplines at CUNY's colleges.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/lastudies/

Center for Latino Studies

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1969

About Center: The center is an adjunct of the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. It serves students, faculty, and the community by stimulating interest in Puerto Rican and Latino affairs. It provides opportunities to sponsor conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars, internships, and noncredit courses. It encourages curricular development and research on topics related to the Latino experience and fosters educational exhibits as well as artistic and cultural expression. The center maintains a facility for special collections, publications, and research.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/latino.htm

Center for Law and Social Justice

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Politics

Year Founded: 1985

About Center: The Center is a focal point for progressive activity through its unique combination of research, public policy, advocacy, and litigation from a community-based perspective. The Center is a community based education, research, and legal organization. It provides quality advocacy, training and expert legal services in a personal manner to people of African descent and the disenfranchised. Its vision is to be a resource for the liberation of African people in order to achieve a world that will equally distribute societies’ and natures’ wealth to everyone, such that they are able to realize their highest creative potential and enjoy their cultural, economic, political, and social right.

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS)

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Lesbian and Gay Studies

Year Founded: 1992

About Center: The Center is the first and only university-based research center in the USA dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/

Center for Metamaterials

College: The University

Category: Science

Year Founded: 2011

About Center: The mission of the center is to advance fundamental and applied metamaterials research, development and technology transfer through strong industry/University collaborations.

Website: www.cuny.edu/site/cat/programs/centers.html

Center for Molecular and Cellular Biology

College: Queens College

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1997

About Center: The Center's mission is to promote basic and applied research in molecular and cellular biology; cancer biology; genomics and bioinformatics.

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

College: Hunter College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 1986

About Center: Since 1986, the Hunter College Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), formerly called the Hunter-Montefiore Health and Safety Training Program, has conducted research as well as designed and carried out training programs in occupational and environmental health. In that time, Hunter COEH has worked with international, national and local labor unions, private employers, municipal and state agencies, and community organizations promoting better understanding, access to information and improved skills in addressing workplace and environmental concerns.

Center for Place, Culture and Politics

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Politics

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: The Center is an interdisciplinary center providing an exciting intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/pcp/index.html

Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function

College: Hunter College

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1985

About Center: At the heart of the Gene Center’s mission is an imperative to build unique collaborations among biologists, chemists, biopsychologists, biophysicists, and bioanthropologists; to recruit and equip outstanding faculty; to develop and share core research facilities; and to implement strategies for scientific networking.

Website: genecenter.hunter.cuny.edu/

Center for Sustainable Energy

College: Bronx Community College

Category: Environment

About Center: The mission of the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), located at the City University of New York’s Bronx Community College (BCC), is to promote and implement the use of sustainable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities through education, training, workforce development, research and project facilitation. The Center for Sustainable Energy supports clean energy development and energy conservation as the means to protect the environment, enhance public health and position New York City to capture emerging economic development opportunities in the energy sector.

Website: www.csebcc.org

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2004

About Center: The Medgar Evers College Center for Teaching and Learning grew out of faculty commitment to the belief that student education is the primary purpose of a college and that teaching and learning is central to the mission of an educational institution and that the process is interconnected, collaborative and continuously evolving. The Center provides a venue for both formally structured and informal mentoring opportunities covering the range of pedagogical techniques, theories and applications. The Center through its numerous activities such as faculty discourses, workshops, master teacher demonstrations provides a vehicle through which faculty will continually challenge and examine their assumptions about teaching and student learning.

Center for the Biology of Natural Systems

College: Queens College

Category: Science

Year Founded: 1966

About Center: CBNS is a research organization with considerable experience in the analysis of environmental, energy and resource problems and their economic implications. Established in 1966 at Washington University, St. Louis, CBNS moved to Queens College in 1981, where it is organized as a research institute of the City University of New York. Over a period of 30 years CBNS has become known for an extensive series of pioneering studies on environmental issues such as trash disposal, agricultural sources of pollution, and environmental carcinogens; on energy issues such as conservation, cogeneration and solar energy; on resource issues such as organic farming and waste reduction; and on the relation of such issues to economic factors and social welfare.

Website: cbns.qc.edu/

Center for the Humanities

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Humanities

Year Founded: 1993

About Center: Founded in 1993, The Center provides a forum for CUNY students and faculty to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue with other scholars as well as prominent journalists, artists and civic leaders.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/Humanities/index.html

Center for the Improvement of Education

College: Queens College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1980

About Center: The Center forges linkages between public schools and Queens College that will allow staff from each to perform their primary functions more effectively.

Website: www.qc.cuny.edu/academics/centers/EducationImprovement/Pages/default.aspx

Center for the Study of Brooklyn

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 2005

About Center: The Center, founded in February 2005, is an academic research center devoted exclusively to the study of public policy in Brooklyn. The purpose is to serve Brooklyn by giving it a much needed voice -- backed by research -- in the arena of public policy.

Website: csb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/

Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Technology

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: The Center considers, both structurally and historically, with issues relating to knowledge and the forms of knowledge, such as scientific method, emergent discourses, and interrelationships among high, mass, popular, and everyday cultures.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/csctw/

Center for the Study of Family Policy

College: Hunter College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 1992

About Center: The Center promotes research, dialogue, and action focused upon changing family needs and emerging family policies in the United States. The Center is committed to an inclusive definition of the family that recognizes its central position in society and its diverse forms. The Centner seeks interdisciplinary research projects and focused educational programs that contribute to the development of a viable family policy.

Center for the Study of Staten Island: Staten Island Project (SIP)

College: College of Staten Island

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 2005

About Center: The Center for the Study of Staten Island is designed to integrate the work of the College with the public affairs concerns of the people of Staten Island. To that end, it mediates and facilitates the collaboration of the College's faculty, students, and staff with government, civic organizations, and businesses in order to identify and assist in finding solutions to the borough's pressing public issues.

Website: www.csi.cuny.edu/catalog/undergraduate/newyorkstateregistration.html

Center for the Study of Women & Society

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Women's Studies

Year Founded: 1976

About Center: The Center promotes interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. The Center's research agenda is the study of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and nation in relationship to the experiences of women and men in societies everywhere.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/womencenter/index.htm

Center for the Study of World Television

College: Brooklyn College

Category: International Studies

Year Founded: 1996

About Center: The Center is affiliated with the Dept of Television and Radio. The goal is to develop a better understanding of the use of national and international policy for the constructive application of television and related media to the social, cultural, political, and economic needs of various countries and regions.

Center for Urban Education Policy

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1993

About Center: The Center was organized to provide a mechanism for systematic study and analysis of policy issues confronting urban education.

Center for Urban Environmental Reform

College: CUNY School of Law

Category: Environment

Year Founded: 2011

About Center: The Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at the City University of New York School of Law was founded on the belief that environmental justice is a critical aspect of social justice and that communities are entitled to participate fully and meaningfully in environmental decisions that affect them. CUER will be a clearinghouse and focal point for the data, experts, and training needed to ensure a level playing field. The goal is to expand participation in public decision-making and to increase transparency and overall access to information in order to enhance both the legitimacy of environmental decision-making processes and the fairness of decisions reached.

Website: www.law.cuny.edu/cuer

Center for Urban Research

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 1994

About Center: The Center organizes research on the critical issues that face NY and other large cities in the U.S. and abroad, collaborates with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners, and holds forums about urban research.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/Cur/

Center for Water Resources and Environmental Research

College: The City College of New York

Category: Environment

About Center: The Center conducts research on a considerable variety of topics in the water resources/environmental area including natural hazards, pollution movement, surface water and groundwater cleanup, wetland preservation, reservoir protection, watershed management, the hydraulics and hydrology of natural flow systems, non-point source pollution, ecology preservation, and other related subjects. Both the technical and sociopolitical issues arising from these studies are addressed.

Website: icerd.engr.ccny.cuny.edu/water/

Center for Women's Development

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Women's Studies

Year Founded: 1982

About Center: The Center supports the self-actualization of students by providing services and programs of support needed by women, particularly the student/parent, in pursuit of higher education. The Center promotes equal access to higher education for women through institutionalized support, including counseling and referrals, development and implementation of forums and events, and publication of materials on women, families, and gender issues. The CWD compiles resource information and sponsors on-going individual and group counseling in issues of self-esteem, stress, family violence, parenting, and other quality-of-life issues for male and female students and community residents.

Center on AIDS, Drugs and Community Health

College: Hunter College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 1987

About Center: The Hunter College Center for Community and Urban Health is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and populations to address and resolve contemporary community and urban health issues and concerns.

Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu/health/aidshp

Center on Crime Prevention Control

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 2004

About Center: The Center engages practitioners in jurisdictions around the country in the development of a portfolio of strategies aimed at preventing and controlling crime in communities. These strategies and their implementation are assessed and researched in partnership with local jurisdicitions.

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Philanthropy

Year Founded: 1986

About Center: The Center fosters interdisciplinary research on the role of giving and voluntarism in the United States and overseas.

Website: www.philanthropy.org/

Center on Race, Crime and Justice

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 2005

About Center: The Center aims to provide a systematic means for better understanding the linkages between race, crime, and justice, and for the development of sound policies to diminish racial bias in the criminal justice system.

Website: www.jjay.cuny.edu/centers/race_crime_justice/1935.php

Center on Terrorism

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 2002

About Center: The goal of the Center is to study the causes, purposes and methods of terrorism while searching for concrete ways of making that knowledge contribute to public safety.

Website: www.jjay.cuny.edu/terrorism/

Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

College: Hunter College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1973

About Center: The Centro is a research center dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. We are committed to making this research available and useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia. The Centro is also the world's only repository of archival and library materials dedicated exclusively to the Puerto Rican diaspora.

Website: www.centropr.org/

Children's Studies Center

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1997

About Center: The center aims to promote a unified approach to the study and teaching of children and youth across the disciplines in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, medicine, and law. It is the mission of the center to participate in national and international research efforts on behalf of children and youth; to help governmental and advocacy agencies, as well as community-based organizations, formulate implementation strategies for helping children and youth; to initiate interdisciplinary symposia, concerts, broadcasts, exhibitions, and films in partnership with arts institutions; and to develop resource and information materials for assisting undergraduate students in the exploration of careers related to children and youth services

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/chstud.htm

College of Staten Island Center for the Arts

College: College of Staten Island

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: The CSI Center provides arts and cultural programming to the Staten Island community on a nonprofit basis. As Staten Island’s premier performing arts venue, The CSI Center for the Performing Arts includes five theatres under one roof.

Website: www.cfashows.com

Computer Center for Visually Impaired People

College: Baruch College

Category: Technology

About Center: The mission of the CCVIP is to increase the freedom, independence, and productivity of people who are blind or visually impaired through the power of digital technology. We accomplish this through training, applied research, product testing and development, and community awareness initiatives.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/ccvip/

CUNY Aviation Institute at York College

College: York College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2002

About Center: The CUNY Aviation Institute at York College is the first CUNY institute to focus specifically on aviation studies. As an initiative funded by a major grant from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Institute is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for faculty, students and aviation professionals that will help develop their careers in the aviation and allied industries.

Website: www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/aviation

CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 1993

About Center: It is a University based academic center which serves as a comprehensive coordinating mechanism to advance research and innovative program development throughout the City University as well as the New York City metropolitan area.

Website: johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/dispute/

CUNY Institute for Demographic Research

College: Baruch College - CUNY Graduate Center - Hunter College - Queens College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2009

About Center: The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) was established by the City University of New York in 2007 as part of a significant commitment to launch New York’s first demographic research and training program, thereby producing an intellectually vibrant community of scholars in that field. It is comprised of affiliates from over seven of the 23 CUNY campuses.

Website: web.cuny.edu/academics/centers-and-institutes/cidr.html

CUNY Institute for Health Equity

College: Lehman College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 2009

About Center: The Institute will work directly with fourteen community organizations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, including Mothers on the Move, African Hope Committee, and Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective. It has three core objectives: building the capacity of non-profit and community-based organizations to address health problems in their communities; providing learning opportunities for students to work toward health equity; and strengthening multidisciplinary cooperation and research on health equity issues both within and beyond CUNY.

Website: www.lehman.edu/lehman/enews/2009_05_04/feat_cihe.html

CUNY Institute for Software Design &Development (CISDD)

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Technology

Year Founded: 1999

About Center: The Institute is a CUNY Consortium which aims to spur the development and commercialization of advanced software technologies and software engineering methods and toto help the NY software industry compete effectively with non-NYS regions in developing, incorporating, and bringing to market technological innovations in software functionality, performance, ease of development and maintenance.

Website: softwareinstitute.cuny.edu/

CUNY Institute for Urban Systems

College: The City College of New York

Category: Urban Studies

About Center: The CUNY Institute for Urban Systems (CIUS) seeks to help urban regions shape and adapt to their changing infrastructure needs through research, education, policy advisement, and advancing the state of professional practice. CIUS actively works to bridge the professional and academic realms in its efforts to identify innovative solutions to the problems of aging infrastructure. It draws its strength and depth from the City University of New York's distinguished faculty in engineering, architecture, economics, urban planning, law and management.

Website: www.cunyurbansystems.org/pages/research.php

Dominican Institute

College: The City College of New York

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1994

About Center: The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit of the City University of New York at City College devoted to the production, gathering, and dissemination of knowledge on Dominicans in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere.

Website: www.ccny.cuny.edu/dsi/index.html

Equity Studies Research Center

College: Queens College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2005

About Center: The Center seeks to promote interest in math and science careers for young women from urban environments.

Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Humanities

Year Founded: 1976

About Center: The Wolfe Institute for the Humanities supports excellence in research, publication, teaching, and all forms of academic discourse on the campus of Brooklyn College. The Institute sponsors a varied series of lectures, seminars, colloquia, conferences, and study groups, often in collaboration with other academic programs and organizations, with the aim of keeping public conversation at Brooklyn College in touch with advances in the humanities and social sciences. The Wolfe Institute sponsors several faculty fellowships each year for research in the humanities. The Institute also works closely with the students and faculty of the Brooklyn College Honors Academy.

Website: depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/wolfe/

European Union Studies Center

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: International Studies

Year Founded: 1993

About Center: The EUSC is dedicated to promoting research and debate on the diverse issues and challenges facing the European Union. The European Union Studies Center (EUSC) was established in 1993.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/Eusc/

Forensic Psychology Research Institute

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 1996

About Center: The purpose is to create and foster research opportunities. Academic and intellectual relationships between students and faculty are strengthened through the work of the Institute.

Website: www.jjay.cuny.edu/departments/psychology/forensic_psychology.php

Frank Stanton/Andrew Heiskell Center for Public Policy in Telecommunications and Information Systems

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Technology

Year Founded: 1987

About Center: The Center provides a forum that brings the private and non-profit sectors together with the education community to study the impact of technology on teaching and learning in the school, the workplace, the home and the community, and its effect on school organization and change.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/Shc/

Gerald W. Lynch Theater and John Jay College

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1988

About Center: Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society.

Website: www.jjay.cuny.edu/Theater.php

Gotham Center for New York City History

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: The Center's goal is to boost the visibility-for citizens, tourists and students-of New York's badly under-appreciated and under-developed historical assets.

Website: www.gothamcenter.org/

Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc. at City College

College: The City College of New York

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1979

About Center: Since 1979, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc. (Harlem Stage) has been one of the nation’s leading organizations devoted to the creation and development of new works by performing artists of color; provides a valuable forum for culturally diverse artists, community-based performing arts organizations and regionally-significant arts groups and institutes important education programs for the metropolitan area.

Website: www.HarlemStage.org

Henri Peyre French Institute

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Humanities

Year Founded: 1982

About Center: The Institute sponsors a variety of conferences, seminars, and lectures that relate to the arts and humanities in French and Francophone culture, including exhibits, poetry readings, and artistic performances. Essentially, part of French Dept.

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

College: Hostos Community College

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: The centerpiece of the new campus at Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture consists of a museum-grade art gallery, a 367-seat theater, and a 907-seat concert hall. The Hostos Center presents artists of national and international renown. It also presents emerging and established local artists, and it offers workshops in drama, folk arts, and dance to community residents.

Website: www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/

Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Politics

Year Founded: 1987

About Center: The Center's mission is to advance democracy by focusing on those areas of research and public policy that increase access and participation to the political process, and foster equity and quality of services for marginalized groups.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/Howardsamuels/

Infant Study Center

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Health

Year Founded: 1976

About Center: The center conducts grant-supported research studies on visual and perceptual development in infants and young children. Aspects of both normal and abnormal development are studied. A major interest of the center is the development of new methods of assessing visual functioning in infants and young children. Graduate and undergraduate students assist in research.

Website: www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/fac/infant.htm

Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 1981

About Center: The Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics, the only nonprofit, university-based center of its kind in the United States, was established to foster greater concern for ethical issues among practitioners and scholars in the criminal justice field. Through its diverse programs it serves both as a national clearinghouse for information and as a stimulus to research and publication. It seeks to encourage increased sensitivity to the demands of ethical behavior among those who administer and enforce our system of criminal justice, a more focused treatment of moral issues in the education of criminal justice professionals, and a new dialogue among scholars and practitioners on specific topics in criminal justice ethics.

Website: www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/cje/

Institute for Irish-American Studies

College: Lehman College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: The Institute serves as a clearinghouse for research opportunities in Irish-American Studies for students, staff, and faculty on all of the campuses of the City University of New York.

Website: www.lehman.edu/lehman/irishamericanstudies/

Institute for Literacy Studies

College: Lehman College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1984

About Center: Our mission-reforming and improving urban education-has deep significance in our home borough of the Bronx as well as throughout New York City and the nation. We understand "urban education" in its broadest, most inclusive meaning to comprise the complex web of systems, settings and relationships that foster learning in our cities. Our mission, therefore, includes teaching and learning in schools, colleges, community-based and adult education settings, and in homes.

Website: www.lehman.cuny.edu/deanedu/litstudies/index.htm

Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC)

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1994

About Center: IRADAC is a major research institute concerned with the study of the history, culture, conditions, and development of people of African descent, with special attention being given to the African American and African Caribbean experience. IRADAC is a CUNY-wide Institute also associated with City College

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/iradac/index.htm

Institute for Transportation Systems

College: The City College of New York

Category: Technology

Year Founded: 1985

About Center: The CUNY Institute for Transportation Systems is a multi-disciplinary inter-college effort which addresses transportation issues affecting the economic and social life of the city, state, and region.

Website: www-ce.ccny.cuny.edu/Research/transportation_systems.htm

Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers

College: The City College of New York

Category: Science

About Center: ...

Website: www.cunyphotonics.com/

Institute for Virtual Enterprise

College: Kingsborough Community College

Category: Business

About Center: IVE/CUNY's mission is to enhance student engagement and success by building awareness in Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Environmental Preservation within a context of Sustainable Development.

Website: www.ive.cuny.edu/

Institutes for Studies in American Music

College: Brooklyn College

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1971

About Center: The Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College is an internationally recognized center for the study and presentation of American music. ISAM enriches the educational experience of Brooklyn College students, faculty, and members of the Brooklyn community through its regular programming of annual conferences, lectures, conferences, and artist residencies.

Website: depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/isam/

Jewish Resource Center

College: Baruch College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1998

About Center: Formally established in May 1998, the Jewish Resource Center (JRC) serves as the Jewish address of Baruch College. It is called a "Resource Center" rather than the customary Jewish Studies center or program because of its linkage to Lewis Weston's Jewish Resource Fund which served as the initial gift to endow the Center.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/jrc/index.html

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

College: Queens College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1979

About Center: The overall purpose of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is basic to the central mission of The City University of New York. Italian-Americans represent the largest European ancestral group in New York State, New York City and at CUNY. Thus, the primary purpose of the Institute is to foster higher education among Italian-Americans.

Website: qcpages.qc.edu/calandra/

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education

College: CUNY School of Professional Studies

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: Supports workforce development initiatives in health, education and human services fields; develops collaborative, career-ladder, worker education programs including undergraduate and graduate certificates; conducts research related to the frontline workforce; sponsors demonstration projects to improve education and employment outcomes of underserved populations.

Website: www.jfkjrinstitute.cuny.edu

Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies

College: CUNY School of Professional Studies

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2005

About Center: Part of the School of Professional Studies. Promotes worker education. Develops certificate programs and work with colleges to expand educational opportunities for union members within CUNY. Encompasses the Labor Resource Center (est. 1992) formerly at Queens College, which provides labor related resources and educational services to academia, the public, and the labor community.

Website: sps.cuny.edu/institutes/jsmi

Labor Resource Center

College: Queens College

Category: Education

About Center: The Labor Resource Center was established to provide labor related resources and educational services to academia, the public, and the labor community. The Center's staff conducts research, develops educational materials, sponsors forums, organizes conferences, and edits and distributes publications in order to promote discourse within the labor movement and the general public.

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives

College: LaGuardia Community College

Category: Urban Studies

About Center: Established in 1982, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives collects, preserves and makes available materials relating to the history of New York City in the twentieth century and beyond, with an emphasis on the Mayoralty, The Council of the City of New York and the Borough of Queens. The Archives is the repository of the Papers of Mayors Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Robert F. Wagner, Abraham D. Beame and Edward I. Koch, the records of The Council of the City of New York, the New York City Housing Authority and the Steinway & Sons piano company, and a Queens Local History Collection. The Archives is also an education center, teaching students to study primary sources and producing curricula for elementary, middle school, high school and college students. It also develops an annual history calendar and website for The City University of New York. See www.cuny.edu/freedom.

Website: www.laguardiawagnerarchive.lagcc.cuny.edu/defaultc.htm

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

College: LaGuardia Community College

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, is committed to presenting culturally and ethnically diverse programming of the highest quality for the College community, the residents of Queens and the tri-state area. With technical features that rival those of many theaters in Manhattan, and a location, which makes it easily accessible from Midtown, LPAC-the largest theater of its kind in Western Queens-has quickly found its place within the city’s rich array of cultural resources.

Website: www.lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac/

Latin American Writers Institute

College: Hostos Community College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 1987 Revived: 2003

About Center: LAWI is an organization devoted to promoting the work of Latino Writers in United States and Latin American Writers abroad.

Website: www.hostos.cuny.edu/oaa/lawi.htm

Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship

College: Baruch College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 1993

About Center: The Center brings together the extensive resources of the Zicklin School, Small Business Development Center Business Advisors, and expertise from major corporations and alumni to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of students, start-ups and small businesses. The Center provides educational programs, a networking environment, and counseling help to business from all over New York City.

Website: zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/field

Lehman Center for School and College Collaboratives

College: Lehman College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1984

About Center: As a community resource, the Institute is committed to act in cooperation with other academic institutions, community groups, and organizations to develop joint projects especially those that enrich regional and national attention regarding the educational needs of Latinos who constitute the largest group of students in the Bronx Schools.

Website: www.lehman.edu/school-college-collaboratives/index.php

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

College: Lehman College

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at Lehman College seats 2310 people and hosts 100,000 guests at its performances every year.

Website: www.lehmancenter.org

Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center

College: Kingsborough Community College

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: A dance, theater, music, and lecture space that seats 643 people and hosts 50 events per year.

Website: www.kingsborough.edu/center/Pages/pac.aspx

Male Development and Empowerment Center

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: Male Development and Empowerment Center (MDEC) is a service-oriented, student focused center working to create a bridge between matriculating male students and their college environment while assisting them in maximizing their involvement in academics, career exploration, personal development, family participation, leadership development and civic responsibility. At the same time, the Center aims to organize male students a vibrant, communicating, collaborative community of scholar-leaders. We establish this through academic advisement, organizing workshops, forums and lectures; creation of affinity and support groups; fostering mentoring relationships, initiating community service projects and building community partnerships.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1979

About Center: The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC), The Graduate Center, CUNY, is a non-profit center for theatre, dance, and film affiliated with CUNY's Ph.D. Program in Theatre. Originally founded in 1979 as the Center for Advanced Studies in Theatre Arts (CASTA), it was renamed in March of 1999 to recognize Martin E. Segal, one of New York City's outstanding leaders of the arts.

Website: www.theSegalCenter.org

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: International Studies

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: MEMEAC's mission is to promote the study of the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans. Established in 2001, it is the only center in the country that incorporates the Middle Eastern American experience into Middle East Studies.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/memeac/index.html

National Center for Educational Alliances

College: Bronx Community College

Category: Education

About Center: The Center works to expand higher education opportunities for disadvantaged student in the US and abroad by promoting collaboration among schools, colleges, and other organizations dedicated to fundamental long-term educational reform.

Website: www.bcc.cuny.edu/NationalCenterForEducationalAlliances/about.html

National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions

College: Hunter College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1972

About Center: The Center serves as a clearinghouse and forum for those engaged in the study and practice of collective bargaining (and the related processes of grievance and administration and arbitration) in colleges and universities and in other professions such as medicine and journalism. The NCSCBHEP provides labor and management practitioners and scholars with the finest research about collective bargaining.

Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu/ncscbhep/

Neuroscience Research Center

College: Queens College

Category: Science

Year Founded: 2004

About Center: The Center seeks to promote multidisciplinary participation in the investigation of problems in the general area of neuroscience.

Website: qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/neuroscience_research/

New York Census Research Data Center

College: Baruch College

Category: Humanities

About Center: The New York Census Research Data Center (NYCRDC) at Baruch College is one of nine secure facilities in the country that provide researchers with the opportunity to engage in approved projects that use the confidential microdata collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/researchcenters/nycensusresearch/index.php

New York Structural Biology Center NYSBC

College: The University

Category: Science

About Center: A state-of-the-art research center being developed cooperatively by ten outstanding research centers. The Center houses the largest and most advanced cluster of high-field research magnets (NMRs) in the United States in its first phase.

Website: www.nysbc.org/

Queensborough Performing Arts Center

College: Queensborough Community College

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: The Professional Performing Arts Series at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center was created to bring a higher level of live entertainment that is affordable to people living in the community from all walks of life. The Professional Performing Arts Series makes the arts a central part of life, is accessible to everyone, and is a creative and motivating force for the culturally underserved. The Queensborough Performing Arts Center is a hub for multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-denominational entertainment. Through our programs our diverse community can experience the richness of each other’s cultures and traditions.

Website: www.visitqpac.org

Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: International Studies

Year Founded: 1973

About Center: The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies serves as a research consortium for objective research and study of issues of concern to the global community, multilateral institutions, and world interdependence.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/RalphBuncheInstitute/

Research Center for Music Iconography (RCMI)

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1972

About Center: The Center (RCMI) was established in 1972 by Barry S. Brook with an assistance of Emanuel Winternitz, to conduct research into musical subject matter represented in artworks.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/rcmi/

Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS)

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 2000

About Center: The Institute conducts research on language, literacy, and bilingualism and their development and acquisition in an urban society. The mission is to investigate research questions at the nexus between language and the NYC urban environment.

Website: web.gc.cuny.edu/Linguistics/rislus/index.html

Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

College: Baruch College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 2002

About Center: The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity (CCI), formerly the Center for Financial Integrity, was established in 2002 to keep an informed spotlight on the changing issues of governance and financial reporting confronting U.S. corporations and capital markets.

Website: zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/cci/

Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

College: Queens College

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 2006

About Center: Mission: to create and maintain a unified yet multifaceted identity for the arts partners housed under the umbrella of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, and to promote the excellence of the arts at Queens College to students, faculty, alumni, the Queens community, and beyond.

Website: www.kupferbergcenterarts.org

Small Business Development Center

College: York College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1988

About Center: The Center offers courses in how to start a small business.

Website: www.york.cuny.edu/conted/sbdc/

Smith Cyber Center for Crimes

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Justice

Year Founded: 2002

About Center: The Stephen E. Smith Center for Cyber Crime brings together financial, corporate, law enforcement, and academic institutions to create a team with the goal of understanding, preventing, detecting and responding to electronic criminal conduct.

The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute

College: Baruch College

Category: Education

Year Founded: 1997

About Center: Founded in 1997 thanks to the generous support of Bernard L. Schwartz, a CUNY alumnus, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute encourages the emphasis of oral, written, and computer mediated communication across the curriculum at Baruch College. The development of the Institute was driven by a fundamental question, often asked by business leaders, alumni, faculty and our undergraduates: how can we help Baruch students become more effective communicators? We define communication as a purposeful activity imbedded in a discipline or context; it is the locus in which learning and teaching takes place. We promote a coordinated effort across the disciplines to encourage students to see themselves as communicators, to value the importance of communicating their ideas well and to gain a respect for the differences among the various modes of expression at play in academic and professional environments. We operate under the Office of the Provost, and are supported by an Academic Advisory Council and a Business Advisory Council, made up of senior faculty and leading executives, respectively.

Website: blsci.baruch.cuny.edu

The Bronx Institute

College: Lehman College

Category: Other

Year Founded: 1984

About Center: The mission of the Institute is to foster faculty research and leadership relevant to the improvement of education and the quality of life in the Bronx; to provide a forum to seek potential solutions to contemporary educational, social, political, cultural and economic challenges facing the Bronx and other urban areas and to disseminate research information. As a community resource, the Institute is committed to act in cooperation with other academic institutions, community groups, and organizations to develop joint projects especially those that enrich regional and national attention regarding the educational needs of Latinos, the largest group of students in the Bronx Schools.

Website: www.thebronxinstitute.org/

The Center for Diopian Inquiry and Research on Education as Culture Transmission

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Ethnic Studies

Year Founded: 1998

About Center: The DIRECT Center is named after Cheikh Anta Diop, the Senegalese scholar. The mission is to contribute to recovering, reclaiming and reconstructing the "profound cultural unity still alive beneath the deceptive appearance of cultural heterogeneity" among African people on the African continent and throughout the African Diaspora.

The Center for Nonprofit Strategy & Management

College: Baruch College

Category: Other

About Center: The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Baruch College launched the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM) to address the needs of nonprofit organizations that are pivotal to the health and well-being of New York City. CNSM is a collection of outstanding professors and practitioners devoted to the nonprofit sector: its study, its practice, and its collective mission. The Center provides an environment of mutually respectful learning, research and support for professionals who work in this exciting and challenging field. Today, SPA and the CNSM offer a wide range of academic and non-credit programs and services oriented towards the different experiences among practitioners in nonprofit organizations. The Center's programs address the complex issues facing the nonprofit sector, including strengthening leadership and building a pipeline of future leaders.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/researchcenters/nonprofitstrategy/index.php

The Center for Study of Business and Government

College: Baruch College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 1978

About Center: The Center for the Study of Business and Government is a research-based think tank in the School of Public Affairs of Baruch College. Its goal is to sharpen and inform public decision making on an array of social and economic issues.

The Center on Equality, Pluralism & Policy

College: Baruch College

Category: Ethnic Studies

About Center: The mission of the Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy (CEPP) at Baruch College is to examine the opportunities and barriers our country's citizens and non-citizens face in a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse society. The primary objective of CEPP is to critically examine issues of economic and social policies in our city, state and nation where the government creates and implements policies that affect all of our citizens and non-citizens. Baruch students are an integral part of this examination. CEPP invites students to bring their ideas and commitment to social justice to the Center.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/researchcenters/equalitypluralism/index.php

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

College: Hunter College

Category: Environment

Year Founded: 2006

About Center: The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities seeks to create awareness and understanding of the connections between the everyday lives of urban citizens and their natural world, leading to the discovery and use of cities like New York as a learning laboratory to create a sustainable future for cities worldwide.

Website: www.cunysustainablecities.org/

The CUNY Leadership Academy

College: The University

Category: Education

About Center: The CUNY Leadership Academy is your source for leadership education, research, and opportunities at CUNY. The Academy is where students come together with faculty and other leaders to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to become global leaders. The major programs of the Academy are the Fellows Program, CUNY Ambassadors Program and CUNY Corps.

Website: cla.cuny.edu

The CUNY Welcome Center

College: The University

Category: Education

About Center: The CUNY Welcome Center proudly serves as a University-wide admission office, offering assistance with all your admission needs. To visit the CUNY Welcome Center, you may schedule an appointment online. A valid ID is required for entry to the Grace Building.

Website: www.cuny.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/welcome-center.html

The Discovery Institute

College: College of Staten Island

Category: Education

Year Founded: 2001

About Center: The Institute develops programs using an interdisciplinary theme to engage students in learning more actively, and works collaboratively with local schools on professional development of teachers.

The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy

College: Medgar Evers College

Category: Urban Studies

Year Founded: 1991

About Center: The DuBois Bunche Center (DBC) comprises of scholar activists and advocates dedicated to forging solutions to the challenges confronting people of color living within urban communities in the United States and throughout the African Diaspora. DBC produces research, formulates policies, sponsors conferences and produces public affairs media programming that advances economic and social justice.

The Kaye Playhouse

College: Hunter College

Category: Music and Theatre

Year Founded: 1942

About Center: Each season The Kaye Playhouse hosts over 200 performances in the fields of dance, music, theatre, film and children’s programs. Bringing an eclectic mix of performing arts events to over 100,000 theatergoers annually, it has become the "East Side center for all the performing arts."

Website: kayeplayhouse.hunter.cuny.edu

The Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change

College: Queens College

Category: Politics

Year Founded: 1990

About Center: The Center exists to promote public, democratic discussion of social issues, to advocate for social change and to work in partnerships with others to build a more just, equitable and democratic society. The Center is concerned with the employment, education, health and community needs of the economically disadvantaged.

Website: qcpages.qc.edu/mhc/

The New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences

College: The University

Category: Education - Science - Health

About Center: The New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences, created through a partnership of The City University of New York and NYU Langone Medical Center, is one of the nation's largest urban health science simulation training facilities. This state-of-the-art, 25,000-square foot Center, is located within Bellevue Hospital at 462 First Ave. The facility's primary mission is training the students and at the affiliated nursing, medical, dental and allied health schools of NYU and CUNY as well as the residents, and practicing physicians and nurses at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Training of those who will be first responders to disasters in NYC is also a part of the mission of the Center.

Website: www.nysimcenter.org/

The Simon H. Rifkind Center for the Humanities

College: The City College of New York

Category: Humanities

Year Founded: 1986

About Center: The primary goal of the Center is to promote cultural activities in the Humanities connected with the College. It does so in a variety of ways, including support for faculty research, the organization and sponsorship of special events of various kinds, high school outreach programs, and the support of a number of publications associated with the College.

Website: www.ccny.cuny.edu/rifkind/index.htm

The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute

College: Baruch College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 1995

About Center: The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute provides education, conferences and research for both current practitioners and the region's next generation of real estate professionals. Created in 1995, the Newman Institute continues to be chaired by William Newman with an Advisory Board, including other nationally recognized leaders of New York's real estate community. Our mission is straightforward: to directly serve the real estate industry’s education and research needs: through professional education courses and workshops, we train current practitioners and the next generation of real estate professionals, helping them succeed in, and contribute to, an evolving marketplace; through applied multidisciplinary research and publications, we explore critical issues facing the industry; our lively public events convene industry experts to share their knowledge and advance thinking in the field.

Website: www.baruch.cuny.edu/realestate/about/index.html

The Wasserman Trading Floor in the Subotnick Financial Services Center

College: Baruch College

Category: Business - Technology

About Center: The Wasserman Trading Floor in the Subotnick Financial Services Center is one of the largest and most technologically advanced educational facilities of its kind. The Center introduces Baruch College students to economic, financial, journalism, and technology principles using professional market data systems and analytic software.

Website: zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/subotnick/

Urban Health Collaborative

College: The University

Category: Health

About Center: The CUNY Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) was created in Spring 2000 in order to strengthen teaching, research and practice in urban health within the City University of New York. The growing urbanization of the world’s population, the powerful impact of city living on health, and the CUNY mission of serving New York combined to make urban health a natural focus for our institution. With more than 200,000 students who reflect the diversity of the city and more than 100 health-related academic programs, CUNY brings a wealth of resources to the study of urban health.

Website: www.cuny.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/urban-health.html

Weissman Center for International Business

College: Baruch College

Category: Business

Year Founded: 1994

About Center: The Weissman Center for International Business is designed to enable Baruch College to respond to the global economy with programs appropriate to a preeminent school of business. Guided by an advisory council of distinguished executives, the Center’s activities enrich Baruch Student’s preparation for careers in global work-place by building bridges between the worlds of academia and international business.

Website: zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/weissman

York College Performing Arts Center

College: York College

Category: Music and Theatre

About Center: One of the Finest State-of-the-Art facilities in New York City, the York College Performing Arts Center is the perfect setting for productions of any size or scope. The College features a 1437 seat Main Stage theater and a 152 seat Little Theater. Our performance venues and expert production staff can accommodate the most challenging of productions as well as the most intimate.

Website: www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/performing-arts/

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