Archive for August, 2013

Scientists to Count Bats, Birds, Bugs and More in Central Park

August 27, 2013 | Macaulay Honors College

Hundreds Will Work Around the Clock to Tally Species in 24 Hours   Hundreds of students and scientists will discover hundreds of species in a marathon census of plants, insects, fish, birds, turtles, mollusks, bats, and more when the Central Park Conservancy and Macaulay Honors College launch a 24-hour BioBlitz to measure the Park’s biodiversity. […]

LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Responds to President Obama’s Plan to Lower College Costs on PBS’s NewsHour

August 27, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—August 27, 2013—In a PBS NewsHour segment on President Obama’s ambitious plan to makes colleges more affordable and accountable, aired on August 22, Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College and a national leader in community college education, said she was “excited and concerned” about the president’s proposal. “When I […]

CCNY’s Sonic Arts Center Serves Students and Music Pros Alike

August 27, 2013 | City College

As City College of New York students nearly a century ago, legendary lyricists Yip Harburg and Ira Gershwin likely strolled through Shepard Hall on their way to class. Today, the landmark gothic-style building is home to a unique resource that helps students and established artists alike make music.

The Chancellor’s Desk: Back to the Future

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

It may no longer come with the smell of sharpened pencils and freshly copied syllabi, but the start of a new academic year still brings with it a stir of anticipation and possibility, especially at CUNY.

A Debt-Free CUNY Degree

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Nearing graduation from high school in 2007, Michael Suarez looked up some of the colleges his friends were applying to and felt nothing so much as alarm.


August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

The media campaign CUNY Countdown is in high gear to boost voter registration and participation… The University’s Energy Institute has developed a battery with breakthrough technology that ultimately can be used to reduce greenhouse gases from vehicles… And a CUNY team in South Africa found baboons stick to a healthy diet no matter what the food temptation.

Breaking the Code of Royal Purple

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Royal purple, the color of robes swathing the emperors of Rome, ancient kings and high priests, and prized for its richness of hue and a brightness that wouldn’t fade, has long carried its own molecular mystery.

El Diario

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

When an East Harlem lawyer named Oscar García Rivera was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1937, La Prensa covered the news as the history it was for its readers and the country: Rivera that day became the first Puerto Rican elected to public office in the United States.

Learning to Speak Your Mind

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dara Byrne, an associate professor of communication and theatre arts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, says her “favorite place is in a class with freshmen, because I enjoy helping them see what the higher-education environment can do for them.”

From Discovery to the Marketplace

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Not long ago, assistant professor Sihong Wang and Zeynep Dereli Korkut, who earned her Ph.D. in Wang’s lab at City College’s Grove School of Engineering, would have rhapsodized about the dinner-mint-sized chip that simultaneously evaluates the effectiveness of dozens of cancer drugs on an individual patient’s tumor cells. Now, thanks to entrepreneurship training that CUNY leads with Columbia and New York Universities, they also discuss commercializing the device.

Lehman College Science Hall – So Green It’s Platinum!

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Lehman College’s new Science Hall has earned a prestigious LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the only teaching/research lab in New York City to receive the council’s highest award.

From Coups to Tattoos

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

History, Reflections, Sociology and Fiction by University Scholars

‘Microaggressions’ in the Workplace

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

Microaggressions are aimed — in perhaps subtle and unconscious but nevertheless detrimental ways — in regard to race as well as other attributes, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and disability.

At Your Service

August 27, 2013 | CUNY Matters, The University

CUNY’s Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) now has an onboarding website for new Central Office employees.

Stress Could Undermine Emotion Control Strategies, Study Suggests

August 26, 2013 | The University

For people with anxiety or fear, cognitive behavioral therapy can be a useful tool to help keep those emotions under control. But a new study suggests that stress could interfere with the success of these types of cognitive strategies.

Online patient portals aid underserved, undereducated populations

August 26, 2013 | The University

Patient portals have the potential for great utility and value for underserved patients with lower education levels–as long as the technology meets certain criteria–a new study from researchers at City University of New York (CUNY)-Hunter College finds, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Five GC Students Win Fulbrights

August 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Five Graduate Center doctoral students have won Fulbright Awards for the 2013–14 year. The fellowships will support research in ecology, politics, and the arts in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Emily S. Channell (Anthropology) will conduct research on youth political movements in post-Soviet Ukraine. Her past research projects include the study of social networks in Labrador, […]

Fifth endemic NZ songbird family identified

August 26, 2013 | The University

New Zealand’s unique biodiversity has been strengthened with the identification of a new endemic songbird family – the family Mohouidae – which includes the endangered Yellowhead, the Whitehead and the Brown Creeper.

Pat Boone, the “Original” American Idol, to Appear at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in a Rare Live Concert, September 29

August 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

In the years just before the British Invasion, singer Pat Boone was rivaled only by Elvis Presley. Today, he is recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of the top ten rock recording artists in history. And in a few short weeks, Mr. Boone will wow audiences at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), Sunday, Sept. […]

PRELUDE Festival Launches Second Decade

August 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

PRELUDE, the annual festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, celebrates its tenth anniversary at the Graduate Center this fall. “Forward” is this year’s theme. The three-day festival will be held October 2 to 4 at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center; events, which are free, run […]