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John O’Keefe, Class of ’63, Wins Nobel Prize

October 6, 2014 | City College, The University

Dr. John O’Keefe, a 1963 alumnus of The City College of New York, was today awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is CCNY’s tenth Nobel laureate, placing the institution among the top ranks of public colleges and universities nationwide.

A Message to the CUNY community from Chancellor James B. Milliken

October 5, 2014 | The University, The University

Update on proposed amendments to University policies and procedures addressing sexual assault, sexual harassment and student discipline.

Making stars: Astronomy program provides tools, support to enhance diversity

October 5, 2014 | The University

Like so many other children, Fabienne Bastien did not like to go to sleep at bedtime

Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’

October 4, 2014 | The University

A British-American scientist and a pair of Norwegian researchers were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discovering “an inner GPS in the brain” that enables virtually all creatures to navigate their surroundings.

Simple Interventions Can Prevent High Birth Weight Among Newborns, Study

October 4, 2014 | The University

Simple interventions can help avert high birth weights in newborns, according to a new study by the University of Adelaide. The finding is significant because infants with higher birth weight face heightened risk of becoming obese as children or adults.

More Freshmen and High Achievers Are Choosing CUNY

September 26, 2014 | The University, The University

The City University of New York is experiencing record enrollment this fall as more students than ever – including more freshmen and high achievers — choose CUNY for its extraordinary value from quality academics to exceptional affordability to opportunity-rich programs and New York City location.

Monkey populations will suffer as climate change alters their food

September 25, 2014 | The University

If you consider the consequences of global warming, it’s always the major effects that receive the most attention – glaciers melting, sea levels rising, more frequent and more intense bushfires, floods and cyclones.

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

September 25, 2014 | The University

Although teens and young adults who abuse prescription painkillers face a high risk of overdose, most don’t know how to respond when one occurs, new research shows.

Chancellor Milliken Designates Dr. Eduardo J. Marti Interim President of Bronx Community College

September 17, 2014 | The University

Prominent educator Dr. Eduardo J. Martí, whose career includes a quarter century of service as a president of CUNY and SUNY community colleges, has been designated by Chancellor James B. Milliken as Interim President of Bronx Community College, subject to approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Bronx Community College President Joseph Stepping Down To Become a University Professor

September 17, 2014 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken has announced that President Carole M. Berotte Joseph of Bronx Community College will be leaving her post effective Friday, October 3, 2014 to commence a study leave after which she becomes a University Professor.

Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars

September 16, 2014 | The University

Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be “seen” by looking at the stars.

Justice Department launches study of racial bias among police

September 16, 2014 | The University

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

At Your Service

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

New, Improved Adjunct Health Insurance; Bequeathing Unused Time Off; Latino Faculty Initiative

Grants and Honors

September 4, 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.

The Chancellor’s Desk: Coming Home, Again

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

In May, I completed almost a decade as president of the University of Nebraska, from which I graduated 35 years ago. NU was founded in 1869 as a “land-grant” university under the Morrill Act of 1862, signed by President Lincoln to expand educational opportunity to the children of farmers and mill workers. Today, in a small state, NU has a $2.48 billion budget, 50,000 students on five campuses, outreach in 93 counties and a global impact through distance learning and partnerships abroad. Nothing is more important to Nebraska than its public university.


September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

HAVE YOU HEARD? Kingsborough’s radio station, WKRB 90.3 FM, was named the best community college station … Stressed out? Tracy Dennis and Hunter College researchers have designed an app to calm you down … CUNY Dance Initiative is offering residencies to New York City choreographers …

New Titles/CUNY Authors

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Planning Slavery’s End; Revisiting Incompatible Musicians; Foraging for Everything; Solving Disease Mysteries; Hiding the Louvre

For Your Benefit: Writing Guidance for Faculty Authors

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Like many, Vanessa Valdés, a City College associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, believes writing is hard work. In describing the process, she mentions “navigating the anxiety of writing.” Yet she is the author of Oshun’s Daughters: The Search for Womanhood in the Americas, published this year by the SUNY Press. It is a project, no doubt, she would have completed on her own. But she credits the University’s Faculty Fellowship Publication Program — and Shelly Eversley, a Baruch associate professor of English and her program mentor — for providing crucial support as she wrote. And for making the book even better.

Book Talk: These Boots Are Made for Walking

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

This book is utterly pedestrian. Let me explain. Back when Billy Helmreich was a boy growing up on the Upper West Side, his father would entertain him with a pastime called “Last Stop.” The two would hop on the subway, get off at one of the system’s far-flung terminuses, and explore the neighborhood on foot. They eventually worked down to some third-to-last stops.

Single Stop, Petrie Foundation Provide Financial Safety Net for CUNY Students

September 4, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Two years ago, as Borough of Manhattan Community College student Turner Simplice was studying for her English final exam, she received the unsettling news that she was being evicted from her home.