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CUNY Alumni Ranked In Top Ten for MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grants”

September 1, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York ranks among the top ten public and private universities and colleges in the number of its undergraduate alumni who have gone on to win “genius grants” from the MacArthur Foundation, according data released by the Foundation.

City Tech students ready to compete in solar home decathlon

August 31, 2015 | The University

Students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) held a send-off party at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday for a solar home they built, which will be shipped to California and entered into the 2015 Solar Decathlon International Competition in October.

Rare Nautilus Spotted for First Time in 30 Years

August 26, 2015 | The University

In early August, biologist Peter Ward returned from the South Pacific with news that he encountered an old friend, one he hadn’t seen in over three decades. The University of Washington professor had seen what he considers one of the world’s rarest animals, a remote encounter that may become even more infrequent if illegal fishing practices continue.

Governor Cuomo Announces Four CUNY Colleges Ranked Highest as “Best Bang For the Buck” in the Northeast

August 26, 2015 | The University

Governor Cuomo announced that four out of the top five “Best Bang for the Buck” four-year colleges in the Northeast are City University of New York colleges, according to new rankings by the Washington Monthly. They are: Baruch College, Lehman College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Queens College .

Octopuses seen throwing things may be using shells as weapons

August 24, 2015 | The University

Octopuses have been recorded gathering up armfuls of debris – and remember, they have eight arms – before taking pot shots at one another. Whether it’s a case of “get off my turf” or merely “oops, didn’t mean to hit you” is still a puzzle.

A Piece of the Earliest Baboon Ever Found

August 24, 2015 | The University

A two-million-year-old skull fragment comes from the earliest baboon ever found, a new study reports. The fossil was found in Malapa, a cave in South Africa and a Unesco World Heritage site where specimens of Australopithecus sediba, an early ancestor of modern humans, werediscovered in 2010.

Ancient Monkey Fossil Could Be First Modern Baboon

August 22, 2015 | The University

According to researchers from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, an ancient monkey fossil found in Malapa could be the earliest evidence of a modern baboon ever discovered.

Earliest baboon found at Malapa

August 19, 2015 | The University

A team from Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found.

To Pluto and Beyond: Planetarium Show Wows Space Fans

August 19, 2015 | The University

The first-ever flyby of Pluto left scientists and the public wide-eyed, and the surprises will likely keep on coming.

New evidence suggests marmosets learn vocalizations from parents

August 14, 2015 | The University

A team of researchers with Princeton University has found that marmosets appear to learn at least some of their vocalizations from their parents. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes a study they carried out with the little South American monkeys and what they learned from it. David Margoliash with the University of Chicago and Ofer Tchernichovski with City University of New York offer some insight into the work done by the team in a Perspectives piece in the same journal edition.

Science Assures It’s Fine to Have Fewer Friends in Your 30s

August 13, 2015 | The University

Social networks tend to follow predictable cycles throughout a person’s life, expanding in the 20s and shrinking in the 30s and beyond, a notion borne out by social-scienceresearch and popular trend pieces alike. Now, a new study takes this idea and fast-forwards several decades into the future, giving a hint about the long-term impact of this friendly ebb and flow.

How friendship affects well-being in each decade of life

August 5, 2015 | The University

Eighteen months ago, Chad Every moved from Ohio to St. Petersburg, Florida. He had a new job, apartment and bicycle, but one important ingredient of a good life was missing: friends.

Every was content at first to spend time reading and relaxing alone, but the self-proclaimed extrovert knew he’d eventually need pals for impromptu trips to coffee shops, movie theaters and concerts.

“I finally reached a point when I knew I needed to put myself out there. A (vinyl) record fair was happening by my house, so I literally went with the hope of finding a friend,” said Every, 26.

Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller, But Delivering The Drug Is Tricky

August 3, 2015 | The University

Researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration for new drugs. One example is Prialt. It’s an incredibly powerful painkiller that people sometimes use when morphine no longer works. Prialt is based on a component in the venom of a marine snail.

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On Incarcerated Individuals And Access To Pell Grants

July 31, 2015 | The University

We are much encouraged by the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to pilot a program allowing incarcerated individuals to receive Pell grants to pursue higher education while in prison.

CUNY School of Medicine to Launch in 2016

July 14, 2015 | The University

Governor Cuomo announced the accreditation for the CUNY School of Medicine, located on the City College campus in Harlem.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better In Social Media, Says CCNY Study

July 3, 2015 | The University

A recent research by physicists has projected that “smaller is smarter” when it comes to important super spreaders of information, “smaller is smarter.” It marks as a change in the popular idea that “bigger is better,” and can lead to a significant impact for an extensive array on several networked systems of social, natural and living ones.

Record season for CUNY recipients of Gilman Scholarships

July 1, 2015 | The University

With awardees from both community and senior colleges heading to destinations including China, India, and Spain, some 21 CUNY students won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad experiences, the most of any university on the east coast for the summer term. In addition, eight students from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) […]

CUNY Board Names Judith Bergtraum as Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management; and Brian Cohen as Vice Chancellor for Technology and University Chief Information Officer

June 29, 2015 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken of The City University of New York has announced the appointments of Judith Bergtraum as Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management, and Brian Cohen as Vice Chancellor for Technology and University Chief Information Officer. Both appointments were approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe Named President of Bronx Community College

June 29, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe, who has been President of Cumberland County College for the past six years, as President of Bronx Community College.

Dr. David Gomez Named President of Hostos Community College

June 29, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez, a distinguished academic leader, teacher and experienced administrator, as the President of Hostos Community College. Dr. Gomez has served as Interim President of Hostos for the past year.