News from The City University of New York

  • Shrinking habitats in store for Arctic mammals

    October 15, 2015 | The University

    A new study examining how 28 of Alaska’s mammal species will respond to future climate warming was released recently by the U.S. Geological Survey. Information for the study, conducted by several University of New Mexico alumni, was gathered using field research coupled with genetic analyses to determine how mammals responded to past climate changes.

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  • CUNY School of Law Dean to Step Down in 2016

    October 9, 2015 | The University

    Dean Michelle J. Anderson of the CUNY School of Law is stepping down following the conclusion of this academic year after 10 years of outstanding leadership and service, announced Chancellor James B. Milliken today.

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  • The Gray Whale Sneaks Back into the Atlantic, Two Centuries Later

    October 8, 2015 | The University

    Two years ago, tour boats taking passengers to look for dolphins off the coast of Namibiasaw a strange sight: out of the water, a humped, bumpy dark gray back rose up, striped with scars and spotted with barnacles.

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  • Jewish Voice New York: Gary Barnett Sells 5 Ring Buildings to HLP in Over $250M Deal

    October 8, 2015 | The University

    In a deal worth more than $250 million, Gary Barnett’s Extell Development has closed on the sale to HLP Properties of five of its Ring portfolio office buildings, which it had been ground-leasing to the Kaufman Organization, The Real Deal reports being told by sources.

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  • New Human Ancestor Walked Like Us, Climbed Like an Ape

    October 6, 2015 | The University

    The mysterious human ancestor called Homo naledi was primed for success in a prehistoric triathlon, new research shows—if the challenges were walking upright, climbing trees, and handily wielding tools.

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  • Flipping Molecular Attachments Amps Up Activity of CO2 Catalyst

    October 5, 2015 | The University

    New research by chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators offers clues that could help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide (CO2) to useful products. The study, published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, reveals how a simple rearrangement of molecular attachments on an iridium hydride catalyst can greatly improve its ability to coax notoriously stable CO2 molecules to react.

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  • Real Estate Weekly: WHO’S NEWS: Tsao jumps to BHS from Elliman

    October 2, 2015 | The University

    Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, announced that Kathy Tsao, an agent with nearly 20 years of experience, has joined its flagship Park Avenue office as a licensed associate real estate broker.

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  • The Wall Street Journal: Real Estate Board’s John H. Banks: A Regular Joe for a Real Estate Honcho

    October 2, 2015 | The University

    John H. Banks III is no fan of the necktie. He comes from a working-class family, and he enjoys doing things where the Windsor knot would be out of place, like going to a Yankees game or tending his garden.

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  • Alcoholics Should Quit Smoking To Stay Sober

    September 30, 2015 | The University

    New research suggests that people with a history of alcohol problems who continue to smoke are at a greater risk of relapsing.


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  • Statement by CUNY Board of Trustees Chairperson Benno Schmidt

    September 29, 2015 | The University

    We strongly support the efforts of CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken and the University’s administration in working to obtain a fair contract with faculty and staff. The Chancellor has indicated that the resolution of the collective bargaining is his highest priority and the Board of Trustees is in complete agreement.

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