Posted: September 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is a discounted CUNY student membership rate of only $20 for the year.
CUNY Student Membership Benefits include:
 One year of free admission to the Intrepid Museum, the Space Shuttle Pavilion and the submarine Growler
 Access to the members-only admission line
 Invitations to the annual after-hours Members Open House, exhibition previews and special events
 15% discount on admission for guests
 Discounts and presales for tickets to select public programs
 $5 discount on Guided Tours
 15% discount at the Museum store and restaurant, and discounts with participating neighborhood businesses
 Exclusive member emails and the biannual newsletter Intrepid Advancements
 Ticket reservations and express admission for two to the Summer Movie Series

CUNY students may join by calling the Membership Department at 646-381-5030 or showing their CUNY student ID at the Membership Desk of the Intrepid Museum Welcome Center.
One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue and 46th Street, New York, NY 10036-4103

CUNY’s 2015 “Salute to Scholars”

Posted: June 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Salute to Scholars Summer 2015 CoverIn the 2015 CUNY’s “Salute to Scholars” four CUNY BA students are profiled (Hogai Aryoubi; Joshua Trinidad; Ilana Gelb; Angglelia [Angel] Sutjipto) and 11 others are listed for a total of 15!

Congratulations to all these remarkable students.


Posted: June 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

CUNYBAinCubaI recently traveled to Cuba and took with me a CUNY BA messenger bag. CUNY BA students, when you travel (even within NYC!) be sure to take one along (if you don’t have one already, you can pick one up, for free, at our main office) and send us a picture.

Allison James, Alumna, at the United Nations!

Posted: October 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

ALLISON-AJAMES@COUNCIL.NYC.GOV-7734Allison James graduated magna cum laude in June 2014 from CUNY Baccalaureate with a degree titled “Environmental Economics.” Raising a daughter and working in the financial industry on Wall Street, Alison began her CUNY career at BMCC, earning an associate’s degree, and later found CUNY BA as a means to develop an individualized degree that took into account her professional background and academic goals.

She is presently pursuing a graduate degree at The New School’s program in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management – a perfect fit for her! And, recently, she has had the privilege to speak, on behalf of her boss, City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (who is chair of the Transportation Committee), at THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, CARBON REDUCTION, AND ECO-DRIVE AS A SOLUTION TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Congratulations, Allison!

Summer’s “Lost Time” Reading

Posted: August 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Marcel Proust.  Getty Image

Marcel Proust. Getty Image

An interview with Justice Stephen Breyer in The New York Review of Books (November 7, 2013) “On Reading Proust,” caught my attention because I always felt that I was missing out by not having read Marcel Proust’s masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu. In fact, 2013 marked the centennial of the first published installment, with the final one published posthumously in 1927. So, I figured that these were signs that I could not ignore and so I immediately downloaded Proust onto my Kindle.

There it waited patiently (as many books still do on my Kindle) until I took the plunge, which has been challenging, exciting and a bit disorienting. Proust, even in translation, is not necessarily an “easy read,” in particular because sentences can go on for a page so that by the end it is difficult to remember the subject. But, I found that this is one of the remarkable achievements of Proust because once you ignore parsing sentences and allow them to simply be absorbed rather than scrutinized they become more than just a string of dependent clauses. It is, in fact, closer to how we think than we may be aware – reminiscent of James Joyce, who actually dined with Proust months before Proust’s death in 1922. Although they claim to have not read each other’s works, I am sure that Joyce would have admired Proust’s prose.

I am presently only about half way through so cannot make judgments about the entire work but suffice it to say that Proust’s insights into human behavior and his penetrating gaze into social discourse are a joy to read and to be a part of. Reading mostly on my short subway commute to and from Brooklyn I have at times become oblivious to the nearby humanity and am transported back to the fin de siècle society of Paris — a true respite that may only last for minutes but that stays with me for a lot longer.


Posted: June 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Congratulations to all the graduates and their families and friends who attended yesterday’s commencement ceremonies. It was truly memorable. We wish you all the best as CUNY Baccalaureate alumni.

View from Podium

View from Podium


Posted: April 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Forbidden City, BeijingThe Academic Director of CUNY Baccalaureate was in China for two weeks accompanying a small group of professors and administrators from Brooklyn College, including the President, Karen Gould, and exploring partnerships with numerous Chinese universities in Shanghai, Yangzhou and Beijing. CUNY BA was very well received because of its interdisciplinary mission and its academic flexibility and rigor.  The photo was taken on April 25, 2014 in The Forbidden City, Beijing.

Janet Carlile: A Faculty Mentor

Posted: March 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Microsoft Word - Document3Professor Janet Carlile, a faculty mentor for Olivia Kotz’s area of concentration in “Interdisciplinary Studies of the Human Body,” is a tenured Professor of Art at Brooklyn College, where she has taught since 1971. Her paintings are in numerous collections including the Hirschorn Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress and many others. She is also the director of the Red Mountain Gallery in Ouray, Colorado where her work is displayed. But you don’t have to travel to Colorado to see her beautiful paintings: many of them are available through her website at

The Importance of Teaching and Sharing

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Toddlers helping and sharing in the playroomChipsNotSharingOn March 1, 2012 the NY Times reported a study that appeared in “Science” (vol. 335, no. 6072, 1114-1118), which highlighted “one of the most important aspects of modern human society: the power of teaching.” Observing the interactions of children in contrast to chimps and monkeys in solving a puzzle box (and being rewarded for success in each of the three stages) it was clear that children cooperated with, motivated and taught each other throughout the process while chimps and monkeys shared neither their rewards nor their knowledge. The researchers concluded: “the most effective means through which you can cooperate is through teaching.” And this cooperative spirit of passing along knowledge explains “why we have particle accelerators and sophisticated medicine,” which are only possible through the cumulative effect of sharing knowledge from one person to the next.

Professor Susan Crile on CUNY TV!

Posted: December 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Microsoft Word - Document2Professor Susan Crile, Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College and a CUNY BA faculty mentor, is a noted painter and printmaker, who is featured on CUNY TV’s program, Study with the Best, airing Wednesday, January 1 at 8:00am, 2:00pm, 10:00pm and Saturday, January 4 at 3:30pm. Congratulations!