News from The City University of New York

  • Study Reveals How Birds Learn Through Imitation

    January 15, 2016 | The University

    Precise changes in brain circuitry occur as young zebra finches go from listening to their fathers’ courtship songs to knowing the songs themselves, according to a study led by neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center and published online in a Science cover report on January 14.

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  • Statement from Chancellor Milliken on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

    January 15, 2016 | The University

    To the CUNY Community, The City University of New York is built on many principles, but none is more important than our dedication, for more than 160 years, to opportunity, social justice and inclusion. While some universities have mottos, at CUNY we have causes, providing New Yorkers, particularly those underrepresented in our society, the education […]

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  • Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on The Governor’s 2016-17 Executive Budget and The City University of New York

    January 14, 2016 | The University

    There is much in Governor Cuomo’s 2016-17 Executive Budget that supports the colleges, graduate and professional schools of The City University of New York, including performance funding that will allow us to deliver improved outcomes for our students, renewal of the predictable tuition policy, a plan to partner with education programs in our prisons, a State Dream Act, and more.

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  • CUNY’S 2016 Calendar Spotlights “Working People: A History of Labor in the United States”

    January 12, 2016 | The University

    The City University of New York today releases a calendar and website that celebrate the achievements, sacrifices and triumphs of America’s workers. This is the 12th calendar that the University has produced in collaboration with The New York Times in Education and the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College, and it is the first with contributions from the New York City Central Labor Council.

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  • First-Year Students, First- Rate Researchers

    January 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The University

    Scores of John Jay freshmen and transfer students stood proudly alongside poster presentations and other research efforts in the new building cafeteria, showing off their projects as part of the annual FYE (First Year Experience) Student Showcase that took place at the end of the fall semester. “It really is amazing that first-year students are […]

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  • CUNY Praises Permanent Extension Of American Opportunity Tax Credit, Benefiting Nearly 100,000 Students

    January 11, 2016 | The University

    Nearly 100,000 current students at The City University of New York – and many thousands in the future — are expected to benefit from the permanent extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The credit, worth up to $2,500 a year, eases tuition costs for middle-class students as eligibility for full aid under federal Pell […]

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  • Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken

    January 4, 2016 | The University

    The City University of New York supports Governor Cuomo’s initiative on increasing the minimum wage for public employees.

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  • In Defense of the Annual Checkup

    January 4, 2016 | The University

    Arguments urging doctors to abandon routine physical exams are based on insufficient evidence, a new research paper maintains.

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  • How to Build a Safer Urban Garden

    December 18, 2015 | The University

    City gardens are blooming. In backyards, rooftops, and community lots, the number of U.S. urban dwellers growing food jumped from 7 million to 9 million from 2008 to 2013. Nearly one third of the country’s public elementary schools had a gardening program as of 2013, up 11 percent since 2008. Urban schools are especially likely to have them, and for great reasons: Studies show health and learning benefits for young children exposed to growing plants.

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  • CUNY Launches “Voice Your Choice 2016”

    December 16, 2015 | The University

    In anticipation for the upcoming election year, The City University of New York is launching “Voice Your Choice 2016” a major voter registration initiative aimed at registering thousands of students across 24 campuses to participate in city, state and presidential elections.

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