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‎Colleges Are Open

January 27, 2015 | The University

Classes and nor‎mal operations at all colleges resume on January 28, 2015 following the lifting of the snow emergency.

Colleges Closed Tuesday

January 26, 2015 | The University

Due to the winter storm, all CUNY colleges will close on January 27, 2015. All essential employees are expected to report to work.

Scientists Take Step Towards Practical Metamaterial Light Emitters

January 26, 2015 | The University

Hyperbolic metamaterial structure can both enhance and capture quantum dot light emissions January 19, 2015 A team from City College, City University of New York (CUNY), Purdue University and the University of Alberta has demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting quantum dots. The breakthrough, they believe, […]

The Atlantic and Its Coverage of CUNY

January 22, 2015 | The University

Update on The Atlantic article on CUNY, which was replete with errors and a fundamentally fictitious student profile.

CUNY’s Citizenship Now! To Offer Free Legal Assistance for Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applicants

January 21, 2015 | The University

CUNY’s Citizenship Now!, which offers free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to New York City’s immigrant community, will provide free legal guidance to qualified applicants for President Obama’s deferred action program.

New UF study reveals oldest primate lived in trees

January 14, 2015 | The University

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

January 14, 2015 | The University

Chemists have designed a carbohydrate-based molecule that can surround and strangle bone cancer cells by self-assembling into a tangled web of nanofibers (J. Am. Chem.

Soc. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ ja5111893). The molecule spares healthy cells because its assembly is triggered by an enzyme that’s overexpressed on cancer cells.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken

January 9, 2015 | The University

President Obama’s plan for free tuition at community colleges sends a powerful signal of the importance of access to a quality education and of these vital front-line higher education institutions to America’s future.

Joint Statement by Chairperson Benno Schmidt and Chancellor James Milliken on the Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

January 2, 2015 | The University, Uncategorized

The City University of New York deeply mourns the passing of Governor Mario M. Cuomo, whose legendary oratorical skills gave voice to millions and were matched only by his passionate commitment to a lifetime of exemplary public service.

After Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

January 1, 2015 | The University

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could become more common in neighborhoods like Chelsea Heights as coastal planners rethink how to cope with the increasing risk of hurricane-induced flooding over the coming decades. Rather than seeking to defend buildings and infrastructure from storm surges, a team of architects and climate scientists is exploring a new vision, with an emphasis on living with rising waters. “Every house will be a waterfront house,” said Princeton Associate Professor of Architecture Paul Lewis. “We’re trying to find a way that canals can work their way through and connect each house, so that kayaks and other small boats are able to navigate through the water.”

Top of the Class: Adversity, the Mother of Success

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Sheryll Pang is no stranger to hardship, but it’s adversity that has driven her to succeed.

Pang, 25 years old, says that at 16 her abusive stepfather kicked her out of their house. And three years later, she became a single mother.
“I was told I was stupid and that I’d never amount to anything,” she says. “I really didn’t think I would be able to go to college. I did not believe I had the mental capacity.

The Idea Of Being ‘ENOUGH’

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

As a child, Donna Masini read and wrote poetry but never thought becoming a writer was in the cards. But now she has published two books of poems: That Kind of Danger, which won the Barnard Women Poet’s Prize, and Turning to Fiction.

Lessons in Leadership: What’s It All About? –‘It’s About Creating Opportunity’

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Elizabeth Butson knows what really matters and it’s not money. “It’s all about making a difference in the lives of others,” says the philanthropist. Butson, a former Philip Morris International advertising executive, reporter for Time/Life magazine and local newspaper publisher, spent her early life making opportunities for herself. Now she creates them for others.

Education Start-Up: Five CUNY Colleges Training City’s Pre-K Teachers

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

When Sherry Cleary was in “nursery school,” years ago, a one-sentence progress report came home. It said: “Sherry hates worms.” She still does. Nevertheless, within minutes Cleary can devise a prekindergarten curriculum using worms to teach arithmetic, storytelling, basic science and more.

Global Nature: Back to Her First Love

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

When Isabella Rossellini was a girl growing up in Italy in the mid-1960s, her father bought her a copy of King Solomon’s Ring, a famous book about animal behavior by Konrad Lorenz, an Austrian zoologist who later won a Nobel Prize and may have been the world’s first animal whisperer.

Bronx Faces and Voices

December 11, 2014 | The University

In the early 1980s, Lehman College conducted interviews with hundreds of Bronx residents — public figures, community leaders and regular folks — for an oral history project about the borough before, during and after its decade of arson, crime and abandonment. Thirty years later, Emita Hill, a former Lehman professor and vice president, and Janet Munch, a research librarian at the college, have collected some of the project’s most enduring stories into a new book, Bronx Faces and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community.

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.