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Former LGCC Student Steven Prescod Wows Royals With Spoken-Word Performance

December 17, 2014 | The University

Steven Prescod, a former LaGuardia Community College student whom England’s Prince William called “inspirational” after seeing him perform a powerful autobiographical piece about his difficult life, has been awarded a scholarship that will enable him to return to LaGuardia to pursue a theater degree.

Chancellor Pledges 15,000 More Associate Degree Graduates by 2025

December 4, 2014 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken announced at the White House-sponsored College Opportunity Day of Action that The City University of New York is committing to graduating 15,000 additional associate-degree students over the next decade including 6,500 by 2020, by expanding CUNY’s highly successful preparatory initiatives.

Statement on the Passing of Herman Badillo

December 3, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York mourns the passing of Herman Badillo, former Chairperson of CUNY’s Board of Trustees.

In-flight food is getting more healthful

December 3, 2014 | The University

When you are traveling 550 mph at 35,000 feet in the air, your meals selections are pretty limited.

Board of Trustees Approves New Policy on Sexual Misconduct

December 1, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a new and comprehensive CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct, which brings definition, clarity and University-wide consistency to the rights of victims who experience campus-related sexual violence, harassment and misconduct.

We’re No. 1 in poor senior health

December 1, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A recent Commonwealth Fund survey discussed by Steven Reinberg in HealthDay news proclaims “American Seniors Number One in Poorest Health Worldwide,” Nov. 20, 2014.

Chancellor’s Vision for the University

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken is putting forth his ambitious vision for a more global, more digital, more STEM-focused City University of New York that will build on CUNY’s rich history, raised academic standards and other strengths to develop a tech-savvy 21st-century workforce.

Grants and Honors

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional-achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.

Newswire

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry will be helping City Tech students throughout the coming year in an exciting project to produce two short films about the college … A Brookings Institution study found CUNY ranked as one of the top 10 destination universities for foreign students … CUNY’s Journalism School receives $1.2 million grant for a diversity initiative.

CUNY Expands Scholarship Program for Immigrant Students

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

In a strong show of support for immigrant students, CUNY officials announced a new partnership with TheDream.US Foundation, a new multimillion-dollar National Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for undocumented immigrant students. Over the next decade, TheDream.US aims to help more than 2,000 highly motivated, low-income students to graduate with career-ready degrees.

Book Talk: New York’s Best Restaurant Is Just Outside Your Door

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Ava Chin is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island, where she teaches creative nonfiction, memoir and journalism. But between classes it is not unusual to find her foraging the campus grounds for delicacies that grow in the wild.

New Titles/CUNY Authors

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Food to Feed A Burgeoning City; The Scottsboro Boys’ Ordeal; Food, Art and Connections; The Voices of Black America; Obama Defies Left-Right Dogma.

Art Professor with a ‘Business’ Holds Off the IRS

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

SUSAN CRILE is a painter and printmaker of considerable renown. Her work — ranging from the political and incensed to the lyrical — has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of such prominent institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and, in Washington, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

At Your Service

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Violence Prevention in the Workplace; On Emergency Messages

From Transfer Student to Nobel Laureate

November 30, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

THIS IS THE UNLIKELY STORY of a one-time taxi driver, his circuitous college career, and the “cognitive map” that led him to a Nobel Prize. John O’Keefe was a child of working-class immigrants, born in Harlem and raised in the South Bronx. He struggled in high school, enrolled in a private college, transferred to City College, drove a cab at night and took six years to graduate.

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Selects the CUNY Institute For State And Local Governance to Advise on Criminal Justice Investments

November 26, 2014 | The University

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., together with The City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken and CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance Executive Director Michael Jacobson, today announced the engagement of the institute to advise and provide technical assistance for the investment of approximately $250 million of asset forfeiture funds […]

Statement from James B. Milliken on the Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force Report

November 21, 2014 | The University

Congratulations to Mayor de Blasio and his Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force on an important and timely report. CUNY has been pleased to have been so active in shaping the report, and looks forward to working with the Mayor and his administration to implement its recommendations.

Cocaine disrupts woman’s estrus cycle, may explain sex differences in cocaine addiction

November 20, 2014 | The University

Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine’s ability to disrupt a woman’s estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffeine may be neuroprotective and able to block cocaine’s direct effects on the estrus cycle reveals novel treatment possibilities, according to an article published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Study links milk to higher risk of heart disease, cancer

November 2, 2014 | The University

Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.

Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

October 30, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

New York City’s disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.