In a comprehensive initiative aimed at boosting the success of associate degree students, Chancellor James B. Milliken announced today that The City University of New York will embark on a broad strategy to increase graduation rates.
University of Texas at Arlington physics professor Kaushik De has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in developing cloud computing architectures that enabled global collaboration and big data analysis on the ATLAS experiment at CERN.
Entering a dark, unfamiliar room can fill some people with dread, while others step in without thinking twice.
Guilty of not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep last night? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a 2013 Gallup survey, 40 percent of Americans fail to meet this standard. However, a recent study suggests eight hours of sleep may not be as integral to our health as we have been led to believe.
A new study examining how 28 of Alaska’s mammal species will respond to future climate warming was released recently by the U.S. Geological Survey. Information for the study, conducted by several University of New Mexico alumni, was gathered using field research coupled with genetic analyses to determine how mammals responded to past climate changes.
Dean Michelle J. Anderson of the CUNY School of Law is stepping down following the conclusion of this academic year after 10 years of outstanding leadership and service, announced Chancellor James B. Milliken today.
Two years ago, tour boats taking passengers to look for dolphins off the coast of Namibiasaw a strange sight: out of the water, a humped, bumpy dark gray back rose up, striped with scars and spotted with barnacles.
In a deal worth more than $250 million, Gary Barnett’s Extell Development has closed on the sale to HLP Properties of five of its Ring portfolio office buildings, which it had been ground-leasing to the Kaufman Organization, The Real Deal reports being told by sources.
The mysterious human ancestor called Homo naledi was primed for success in a prehistoric triathlon, new research shows—if the challenges were walking upright, climbing trees, and handily wielding tools.
New research by chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators offers clues that could help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide (CO2) to useful products. The study, published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, reveals how a simple rearrangement of molecular attachments on an iridium hydride catalyst can greatly improve its ability to coax notoriously stable CO2 molecules to react.
Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, announced that Kathy Tsao, an agent with nearly 20 years of experience, has joined its flagship Park Avenue office as a licensed associate real estate broker.
John H. Banks III is no fan of the necktie. He comes from a working-class family, and he enjoys doing things where the Windsor knot would be out of place, like going to a Yankees game or tending his garden.
New research suggests that people with a history of alcohol problems who continue to smoke are at a greater risk of relapsing.
We strongly support the efforts of CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken and the University’s administration in working to obtain a fair contract with faculty and staff. The Chancellor has indicated that the resolution of the collective bargaining is his highest priority and the Board of Trustees is in complete agreement.
Yes, this sea turtle is glowing neon green and red. No, it’s not radioactive.
The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle is the first reptile scientists have seen exhibiting biofluorescence—the ability to reflect the blue light hitting a surface and re-emit it as a different color. The most common colors are green, red, and orange.
Brooklyn College’s new film school is a discount ticket to the movies By Richard Firstman Barry Feirstein knows a good idea when he hears one. As a young investment analyst in the late 1970s, he was gripped by the outlandish idea of a few bearded guys on the West Coast that one day everyone would have […]
Organizations are increasingly offering employees a variety of work-from-home options despite sometimes conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of telecommuting. A comprehensive new report reveals that telecommuting can boost employee job satisfaction and productivity, but only when it’s carefully implemented with specific individual and organizational factors in mind.
Researchers developed a promising metal-based compound that destroys kidney cancer cells, while leaving normal cells unharmed. The findings may provide a new way of treating kidney cancer, opening the potential for more potent and less toxic therapies that would give cancer patients a better quality of life.
Two outstanding leaders at The City University of New York — President Ricardo R. Fernández of Herbert H. Lehman College and Dean Ann Kirschner of the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY — are stepping down next year after long and exemplary service to CUNY, Chancellor James B. Milliken announced today.
On September 9th, news reached humanity of a previously unknown hominin relative called Homo naledi. It was discovered in Maropeng, South Africa, about three hundred feet beyond the entrance to a cave chamber called Dinaledi (“Rising Star,” in the local Sesotho language). Getting to the species’ fossilized remains was a claustrophobic proposition. The access chute was only about eight inches wide in places, earning it nicknames like “Post Box” and “Superman Squeeze.” Because the principal investigator on the dig, Lee R. Berger, a paleoanthropologist at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, could not himself fit through the Post Box, he placed an advertisement on Facebook for “skinny and preferably small” cavers with “excellent archaeological/paleontological excavation skills” and a willingness “to work in cramped quarters.” Six young women were selected from among the fifty-seven respondents.