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Chancellor Milliken Delivers Testimony on State Executive Budget

February 8, 2016 | The University

In testimony delivered in Albany on the 2016-2017 State Executive Budget, Chancellor James B. Milliken said state support is critical to continuing CUNY’s mission to students, ensuring its graduates become leaders, and finding new ways to strengthen the University for the future.

City lights, urban sprawl, and uncovering the future of ecology with Dr. Peter Groffman

February 2, 2016 | The University

“For a long time in environmental science we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping people outside the box of ecosystems” says Dr. Peter Groffman, who studies the microbial and chemical ecology of urban landscapes and waterways.

Pilot training program to improve transgender competency among medical staff in an urban clinic

February 2, 2016 | The University

The widespread discrimination and mistreatment transgender individuals face in the healthcare system could be alleviated with specialized provider training to increase knowledge about transgender health and needs, and to promote positive attitudes. The evaluation of a pilot training program implemented in an urban clinic shows the potential to change attitudes and improve competency, as reported in a study published in Transgender Health, a new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available open access on the Transgender Health website.

Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

February 2, 2016 | The University

In remarks to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Milliken reported that CUNY School of Law’s public interest law program is now ranked #1 in the country by preLaw Magazine.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken

February 1, 2016 | The University

I received a letter yesterday afternoon from the state director of operations, which was critical of salaries at both CUNY and SUNY systems.

Queens College to participate in solar power initiative

January 31, 2016 | The University

Queens College will be housing a solar storage system as part of a new three-year collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute and the New York Power Authority.

Fighting octopuses ‘change colour to signal intent’

January 29, 2016 | The University

Octopuses may have more complex social interactions than previously believed, a new study has found.

On Kenneth Thorpe’s Analysis of Senator Sanders’ Single-Payer Reform Plan

January 29, 2016 | The University

Professor Kenneth Thorpe recently issued an analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders’ single-payer national health insurance proposal. Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims the single-payer plan would break the bank.

Treat arthritis plus 10 other health issues with this one amazing kitchen ingredient

January 28, 2016 | The University

At this very moment, 28 per cent of Australians are battling arthritis, but chances are, not all of them are using this spice that has been proven time and time again to ease symptoms. It’s turmeric – and it’s commonly found in our cupboards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weather-related closings

January 24, 2016 | The University

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

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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 […]

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.