CUNY Board member Brian D. Obergfell, an attorney with an extensive background in banking, real estate and commercial finance, was named by Governor Cuomo to The City University Construction Fund, a public-benefit corporation through which facilities are provided for CUNY’s colleges and graduate institutions.
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Governor Cuomo Appoints CUNY Board Member Brian D. Obergfell to The City University Construction FundJune 20, 2015 | The University
June 19, 2015 | The University
Two new members of The CUNY Board of Trustees and one new member of The City University of New York Construction Fund (CUCF), were confirmed on June 18th by the New York State Senate.
June 9, 2015 | The University
The potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) is a tiny insect — barely half the size of a grain of rice — with a bright lime-green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this little pest causes big headaches for farmers across the eastern half of the United States. By feeding voraciously on many crops, including potatoes, green beans, and alfalfa, the migratory potato leafhopper causes untold millions of dollars in damage every year.
June 8, 2015 | The University
If you stand at the corner of 50th Street and 7th Avenue, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, you might notice something disturbing. At this heavily traveled intersection, swarming with people on foot, a lot of drivers aren’t obeying the most fundamental rule of the road: stopping when the light turns red.
June 5, 2015 | The University
This fall, the international community will gather in New York City at the United Nations to officially endorse a game plan, called the Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at reducing poverty and inequity over the next 15 years.
CUNY Students Win Nation’s Top Academic Awards: National Science Foundation, Soros, Fulbright, Truman and Goldwater ScholarsMay 27, 2015 | The University
In an extraordinary 2015 spring “awards season” replete with Fulbright, National Science Foundation, Truman, Soros and other major national fellowships and scholarships coveted by graduate and undergraduate students, two CUNY doctoral candidates captured prestigious prizes that are virtually never won by students: a Pulitzer Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, both for poetry.
May 26, 2015 | The University
Since the 1960s, biologists have made fake eggs for some studies of bird behavior. But Mark Hauber of Hunter College in New York says this kind of scientific handicraft is not exactly his forte.
May 22, 2015 | The University
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 22 for Dr. Derrick Griffith, the beloved Medgar Evers College Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management who was one of eight people tragically killed in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia earlier this month.
May 19, 2015 | The University
Swell sharks generally keep a low profile, squeezing between rocky crevices to keep out of the way of predators.
May 18, 2015 | The University
A valuable study published this week in Nature Climate Change projects that exposure to extreme heat in the United States is likely to rise enormously by mid century, driven equally by demographic shifts boosting Sun Belt populations and projected changes in heat waves in a warming climate.