News from The City University of New York

  • Exercise alone won’t cause weight loss, study shows

    January 28, 2016 | The University

    Exercise alone is not enough to lose weight because our bodies reach a plateau where working out more does not necessarily burn extra calories, researchers have found.

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  • A Message from Chancellor Milliken

    January 26, 2016 | The University

    Today CUNY filed a petition with the state Public Employment Relations Board seeking mediation to help resolve labor negotiations with our faculty and non-teaching instructional staff that have gone on for too long.

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  • Cancer’s Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study Finds

    January 26, 2016 | The University

    The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.

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  • CUNY Seeks Mediation to Reach Settlement on PSC Contract

    January 26, 2016 | The University

    The City University of New York today notified the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) of the existence of an impasse and requested the appointment of a mediator to reach a new labor settlement in the long-standing collective bargaining negotiations between the University and the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents the faculty and professional staff at CUNY’s 24 public colleges and graduate and professional schools.

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  • Weather-related closings

    January 24, 2016 | The University

    CUNY Colleges Open Monday, 1/25. Consult campus websites for details and updates.

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  • How cutting meat out of your diet changes your body

    January 21, 2016 | The University

    Vowing to ditch steaks and burgers in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle may have crossed your mind for ethical reasons or because of concerns about red meat and health.

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  • Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study

    January 21, 2016 | The University

    Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of U.S. health spending – about $1.9 trillion – in 2013, according to new data published today [Thursday, Jan. 21] in the American Journal of Public Health. The Affordable Care Act will push that figure even higher by 2024, when government’s share of U.S. health spending is expected to rise to 67.3 percent.

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  • ‘Squishy’ robot fingers aid deep sea exploration

    January 20, 2016 | The University

    During a 2014 talk on his exploration of deep-sea coral reefs, Baruch College marine biologist David Gruber showed a video of clunky robotic hands collecting fragile specimens of coral and sponges from the ocean floor.

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  • 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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