School of Professional Studies

The Joseph S. Murphy Institute at CUNY SPS announces new Scholarship Program Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Union Leadership and Labor Studies

February 3, 2014 | School of Professional Studies

The Joseph S. Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a national scholarship competition dedicated to fostering a diverse leadership in the labor movement and in the academic field of labor studies. A collaboration between the City University of New York and New York City labor […]

CUNY SPS Announces Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems

January 24, 2014 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to announce that it has begun accepting applications to its online Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems (B.S.I.S.) program for Fall 2014.

CUNY School of Professional Studies Ranks #1 on AffordableCollegesOnline.org New York State List

November 26, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online), focusing specifically on distance learning options from public and private non-profit institutions with full accreditation, recently identified the colleges and universities in New York State with the most affordable online degree programs. “According to our research, the CUNY School of Professional Studies offers an exceptional collection of distance learning options at a […]

CUNY SPS Disability Studies Program Featured In The New York Times

November 4, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that their disability studies program was featured in the New York Times on Sunday, November 3rd. The article, which quoted Dr. Mariette J. Bates, Academic Director and Distinguished Lecturer of the Disability Studies Program at CUNY SPS, affirmed the progressive rise in academically […]

Ed Ott – Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY SPS’s Murphy Institute – talks with CityWide series host Ken Fisher

September 19, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

CityWide series host Ken Fisher talks with Ed Ott, Distinguished Lecturer in Labor Studies at The Murphy Institute, at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Ott has over 40 years of experience in the labor movement, most recently as Executive Director of the New York City Central Labor Council, which represents 1.3 million trade unionists […]

CUNY SPS Announces Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

September 10, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is delighted to announce that it has begun accepting applications to its online Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.) program for Spring 2014. The R.N. to B.S.N. program provides registered nurses with the academic credential necessary to help them advance in the field. Through […]

The School of Professional Studies announces B.A. in Urban and Community Studies

June 6, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

The Murphy Institute at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its new Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban and Community Studies. Directed towards students who are interested in urban problems, public policy, and the delivery of human services to diverse urban populations, the degree’s […]

SPS Announces Online M.S. in Data Analytics

February 6, 2013 | School of Professional Studies

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce its new online master of science degree in data analytics. The program prepares its graduates for high-demand and fast-growing careers as data analysts, data specialists, business intelligence analysts, information analysts and data engineers in such fields as business, operations, marketing, social media, healthcare, transportation, energy, […]

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: (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/in-occupy-well-educated-professionals-far-outnumbered-jobless-study-finds/). The research team surveyed 729 protesters at a May 1, […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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. […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

FACULTY AND LEGAL SCHOLARS VISIT HERSHEY, PA; CALL FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF ABUSES IN STUDENT GUESTWORKER PROGRAM

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.

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.

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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