Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty fighting organization, ideas42, a leading behavioral ideas lab, along with The City University of New York (CUNY), the leading urban university system in the U.S., today announced the semi-finalists for The Robin Hood College Success Prize, a competition designed to identify scalable technology solutions to increase the three-year graduation rates of the most at-risk community college students—those enrolled in remedial courses
A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean.
Competitive grants awarded for projects that connect economic development and academic excellence and will create more than 3,800 jobs over six years
Have you ever wondered why the mighty eight-armed octopus never gets tangled up in knots? In a surprising discovery that revealed some of the secrets of the octopus, Brooklyn College psychology professor Frank W. Grasso and researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that a chemical repellent in octopus skin prevents the arms from grabbing each other.
Unlike most other soft-bodied cephalopods — cuttlefish, squid and octopus — the nautilus has no camouflage, no ink and relatively poor vision
For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the difference and excess profits for $463. Yet the quality of care was actually worse at for-profit agencies, and more of their patients required repeat hospitalizations.
For these city kids, it’s the summer of STEM.
As interest in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM — heats up in classrooms across the Big Apple and nationwide, local colleges are giving younger students a shot at a high-tech higher education.
Public schools from across the city are teaming with colleges such as Columbia University, New York University, Lehman College and City College of New York to offer dozens of kids free summer school classes on futuristic topics.
New York City Department of Education Director of STEM Linda Curtis-Bey said the city’s partnerships with universities give kids access to cutting-edge classes.
Educators continue to debate “undermatching” — the idea that many talented low-income students do not even apply to, let alone enroll at, the most competitive institutions to which they could gain admission.
This teacher is dishing out more than just food for thought.
Baruch College assistant professor Regina Bernard has teamed with her students to launch a program that brings organic fruits and vegetables to Corona, where they say healthy meals are hardly on the menu.
“It’s not hard to tell there’s a real food gap in this part of Queens,” said Bernard, 37, who teaches black and Latino studies.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez as the interim president of Hostos Community College.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Judith E. Bergtraum as Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management. For the past seven years she has served as deputy to Vice Chancellor Iris Weinshall, who is leaving to become the chief operating officer of the New York Public Library.
The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI), a research consortium led by The City University of New York (CUNY), has been awarded $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding to support research projects that will advance knowledge of resilience in urban coastal ecosystems.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York unanimously named five outstanding scholars as Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank, at its June 30 meeting.
The City University of New York has awarded 20 dance companies/choreographers residencies as part of the 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI).
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (at lectern, above) and other elected officials announced the restoration of the CUNY Merit-Based Scholarship Program. Starting this fall, it will provide $800 scholarships a year to high school graduates who maintain a “B” average while attending any CUNY college.
The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York appointed three new college presidents to Queens College, The CUNY Graduate School and University Center and Kingsborough Community College at the June 30, 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Farley Herzek as the president of Kingsborough Community College. President Herzek, a highly experienced administrator has been serving as interim president of Los Angeles Harbor College – Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the nation.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Chase F. Robinson, a prominent historian of the pre-modern Middle East, as president of The City University of New York Graduate School and University Center.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, an Ivy League educated scholar, administrator, teacher and former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as president of Queens College.
We strongly commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on a 2014-15 Executive Budget that includes funding for vitally important programs and services, allowing CUNY to significantly strengthen our preparation of an educated workforce for the future.