Archive for July, 2016

July 28, 2016

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City Lab: What Instagram Reveals About Inequality in New York City

July 28, 2016 | Science

From one of the researchers who brought us Selfiecity—an analysis of selfies across multiple cities—“Inequaligram” uses 7.5 million publicly shared and geotagged photos taken in Manhattan to determine an area’s “social-media inequality.” This is determined by several factors, including how much attention some neighborhoods get on platforms like Instagram and Facebook—and how little attention others […]

PHYS.ORG: Tuned gels reveal molecules that drive stem cell differentation

July 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

By monitoring stem cell differentiation on gels that mimic the stiffness and nanofibrous structure of biological tissue, researchers have identified the specific molecules that stem cells use when selecting bone and cartilage fates. When fed to standard stem cell cultures, these molecules (mostly lipid and cholesterol metabolites) were then found to guide stem cells to […]

Seven Days: Dannemora Breakout Turns the Prison Spotlight on Guards

July 28, 2016 | Books, CUNY in the News

B elow the hulking gray walls of Clinton Correctional Facility, the village of Dannemora, N.Y., bears few reminders of last summer’s chaos. Only a handful of Clinton Strong banners and fading yellow ribbons on utility poles commemorate the frantic three-week manhunt for murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt, who tunneled out of the prison known […]

Maxim: You’ve Got To See These Classic Supermodel Polaroids

July 28, 2016 | Alumni

Photographer Sante D’Orazio is a rare breed, a first-generation Italian-American from pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Although he was as American as any kid of his generation, the aura of Europe still clung to him. His mom was an opera singer at La Scala, his dad a champion cyclist. While his friends thought about making money, Sante thought […]

Newswise: Sunil Puria, Ph.D, Leading Hearing Researcher…

July 28, 2016 | Alumni

“In addition to his considerable expertise on the micromechanics of middle-ear and inner-ear function, Dr. Puria brings an impressive track record in the translation of basic science from bench to clinic and an infectious enthusiasm and collaborative spirit,” said M. Charles Liberman, Ph.D., Director of the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear. “We are […]

Huffington Post: Yes, You Can

July 28, 2016 | Alumni

Don’t wait for leadership to find you. Make the first step yourself, right now. “I believe in you.” These four words are powerful to entrepreneurs. They motivate us and help sustain us. And the first person you need to hear them from, as you set out to build business and companies, is yourself.

Imperial Capital: Imperial Capital Hires Veteran Airlines Analyst Michael Derchin

July 28, 2016 | Alumni

Imperial Capital, LLC (“Imperial Capital”), announced the hiring of Michael Derchin, a longtime airlines industry analyst, as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst. Joining Mr. Derchin in Imperial Capital’s New York office is Adam Hackel. The hires reestablish Imperial Capital’s airline equity research with their specific industry coverage and extensive experience in the airline […]

Broadway World: The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

July 28, 2016 | Alumni

As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Shows for family audiences by UConn Puppet Arts students, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Wonderful World of Wonder by UConn Puppet Arts MFA studentGavin Cummins and Philadelphia-based artist and musician Gwendolyn Rooker onSaturday, July 16 at 11 […]

Wall Street Journal: What American Citizenship Makes Possible

July 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Many years ago, after I had become a four-star general and then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Times of London wrote an article observing that if my parents had sailed to England rather than New York, “the most they could have dreamed of for their son in the military was to become […]

NY Times: Stanley Lewis (1926-2016)

July 28, 2016 | We Remember

Library and Information Studies, Queens College, 1967-1987. Teacher union organizer and grievance counselor, 1960-72. Mentor to students and teachers alike. Co- author, “Reinhold Visuals,” art teaching aids, 1969-75. Director, ARTDOC/New York video project, 1974-76. Active in Portland’s Tri-Met Committee on Accessible Transportation for seniors and people with disabilities. Survived by son, Charles, brother, Robert, and […]

Talk To The Sound: City of New Rochelle Appoints Finance Commissioner

July 28, 2016 | Alumni

City Manager Charles B. Strome III has selected Tracy Yogman, CPA as the City’s new Commissioner of Finance. Ms. Yogman will assume the position on September 12. Ms. Yogman brings extensive municipal experience to the position, having served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Queens Borough Public Library and prior […]

Broadway World: Sarah Grunstein to Perform J.S. Bach’s GOLDBERG…

July 28, 2016 | Alumni

Praised by the New York Times for her “penetrating musical intelligence”, her performance “tempestuous” and “imbued with a luminous calm”, internationally acclaimed Australian pianist Sarah Grunstein has performed in the United States, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and her homeland. Grunstein, who is gaining international acclaim for her performances of Bach, will […]

Forbes: Why Are Robin Eggs Blue?

July 26, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

When I was teaching ornithology, there were several questions that my students would invariably ask at some point during the academic term. One was why are robin eggs blue? Even Charles Darwin wondered about the evolutionary reasons that birds’ eggshells range in color from white to dark greenish-blue. Since this is such a simple and […]

Bloomberg: Why Women Need Half as Much as Men to Start a Business

July 26, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Science

Women can do more with less. That’s one takeaway from the most recent U.S. version of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, an annual survey that tracks entrepreneurial activity worldwide. Last year, female entrepreneurs in the U.S. reported needing only half as much as their male counterparts to start a new business, according to the report by […]

Huffington Post: There is A Shortage of Male Teachers Of Color. NYC Is Working To Fix That.

July 26, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Kevin He had a problem. He was a senior in high school, and was gearing up to go to prom. He had asked a date and picked out a gray suit. But he didn’t know how to put on a tie. The high school student couldn’t count on his father for help. His father, a […]

The Chronicle of Higher Education: How Much Can Unions Lift Adjuncts? CUNY Contract Fight Hinges on What’s Good Enough

July 26, 2016 | CUNY in the News

The City University of New York’s faculty members are divided over a tentative contract and a longstanding question: Just how much can adjunct instructors expect to gain by belonging to unions? CUNY’s faculty union, the Professional Staff Congress, says part-time faculty members should celebrate the gains it has made on their behalf in a hard-fought […]

The Chief: DC37’s Members At CUNY Approve Pact By Landslide Margin

July 26, 2016 | CUNY in the News

DC 37 members employed by the City University of New York overwhelmingly ratified a contract settlement with more than 98 percent of the vote, union officials announced last week. The pact covers the period from Nov. 1, 2009 through Jan. 31, 2017 and provides 10.41 percent in compounded wage increases for 12,000 workers. A $1,000 […]

Inside Higher Education: Does the time remaining to reach graduation influence…

July 26, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Riding my bike last fall, I started thinking about momentum. In physics, momentum is “the product of the mass and velocity of an object,” and the greater that product, the more force is needed to stop the object. That certainly applies to my bike when I try to surmount hills by beginning them at high […]