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Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On the 2014-15 New York City Budget

June 26, 2014 | The University

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.

CUNY’s 2014 Valedictorians

June 17, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York celebrates the accomplishments of some of its most promising graduates, and in acknowledgement of their accolades, they have been selected as Class of 2014 Valedictorians for their respective campuses.

With Canoes of Concrete, Engineers at City College Paddle Merrily Onward

June 16, 2014 | The University

It might sound like an idea that would go over like the proverbial lead balloon, but in September, a group of engineering students at City College of New York began meeting and devising a way to build a concrete canoe.

“We Chose CUNY”

June 6, 2014 | The University

In his first week as the head of The City University of New York, Chancellor J.B. Milliken addressed graduates at four CUNY commencement exercises, telling them to be true to their principles but open to the changing future.

The ‘daddy bonus’ unavailable to hardworking moms: How men receive a 25% PAY RISE when they become fathers

June 5, 2014 | The University

Men with children earn, on average, 25per cent more than childless men, according to a new report.

Agbogbloshie E-waste dealers exposed to high toxic metals-Report

June 5, 2014 | The University

A study undertaken by the Ghana Health Service, the Hunter College of New York and Green Advocacy Ghana, has revealed that dealers of E-waste at Agbogbloshie in Accra, are exposed to high toxic metals.

Statement on the Passing Of Dr. Maya Angelou

May 29, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York celebrates the remarkable life of Dr. Maya Angelou, and joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of this esteemed and phenomenal woman whose legacy and works will carry on for generations.

Krotite: An early solar system mineral

May 28, 2014 | The University

In the May-June 2011 issue of the journal American Mineralogist, a team of scientists announced the discovery of the new mineral krotite, one of the earliest minerals formed in our solar system. It is the main component of an unusual inclusion embedded in a meteorite (NWA 1934), found in northwest Africa. These objects, known as refractory inclusions, are thought to be the first planetary materials formed in our solar system, dating back to before the formation of the Earth and the other planets.

Lose Weight, Get A Raise?

May 28, 2014 | The University

Is your weight holding you back at work? Is your waistline undermining your ambitions?

“Crossing the Bridge” For Academic Support, College Readiness and Honors Programs, A New On-Line Guide by Graduate NYC! and Local Colleges Underwritten by the Petrie Foundation

May 22, 2014 | The University

A new online resource guide designed to connect New York’s college-bound and current college students with a wealth of academic support, college readiness and honors programs leading to graduation and career success was launched today by Graduate NYC!, a non-profit partnership, with funding from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation.

2014 CUNY Commencement Ceremonies: Nobel Laureates, Leaders in Education and the Law, Distinguished Public Servants, Acclaimed Musicians, City-Wide Office Holders, Together With Advocates for Holocaust Victims, Women and Minorities

May 19, 2014 | The University

Dr. Harold Varmus, M.D., Director of the National Cancer Institute and a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the first Puerto Rican and Latina to hold a citywide elected position, Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 26, Wynton Marsalis, the internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Brain Training Seen as Dud for Attention-Deficit Children

May 18, 2014 | The University

Robin Hansen was hoping to help her son pass a community-college baking course when she heard about Cogmed software.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Allan Dobrin’s Testimony to the New York City Council

May 16, 2014 | The University

Good morning, Chairperson Ferreras, Chairperson Barron, and members of the Finance and Higher Education committees.

Statement from CUNY Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly on Mayor de Blasio’s Executive Budget

May 8, 2014 | The University

“We commend Mayor de Blasio’s support, registered in the executive budget, of significant initiatives at the City University of New York.”

CUNY, Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Near Infrared Imaging, Inc. Announce Release of Revolutionary “Vein-Eye” Camera For Accurate and Stress Free Vein Procedures

May 8, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Near Infrared Imaging, Inc. announce the release of the “Vein-Eye” camera. The Vein-Eye provides enhanced visualization of veins when drawing blood or placing IVs in a patient’s arm or hand. The Vein-Eye is a non-contact medical device that displays real-time video for accurate and stress-free vein punctures the very first time.

Early Obesity Linked To Disease Later In Life, But Not For The Reason You Think

May 7, 2014 | The University

We’ve long known that a high BMI in early adulthood increases a person’s lifetime risk of obesity-related diseases like hypertension, stroke and heart disease. But a new study that followed the obesity status of 25-year-olds for more than 10 years sheds new light on the connection between the two.

CUNY Board Appoints William Fritz President of College of Staten Island

May 5, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. William J. Fritz, an internationally renowned field geologist, as President of the College of Staten Island.

CUNY’s Jonas E. Salk Scholars Honored for Research in Neuroscience, Cancer, Genetics and Molecular Biology

May 5, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York has awarded its prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for medical study to eight graduates in recognition of their outstanding research on subjects including neuroscience, cancer, genetics and molecular biology.

CUNY Announces Winners of Murray Kempton Awards for Undergraduate Student Journalism

May 5, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York today announced the winners of its fifth Murray Kempton Awards for undergraduate journalism. Honoring Murray Kempton (1917-1997), the famed columnist who captured the soul of the city while often serving as its conscience, the competition recognizes the achievements of outstanding undergraduate student journalists.

More CUNY Award Winners: CUNY Students Capture Competitive Grants for Graduate Study – National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Soros and More

April 23, 2014 | The University

The National Science Foundation has awarded 17 of its $132,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students who chose The City University of New York. No public university system in the Northeast has more. The announcement highlights a spring “awards season” that also includes Fulbright, Luce, Math for America and Soros grants for graduate work, as well as highly competitive Goldwater and Jack Kent Cooke awards for undergraduate study. More CUNY students won prestigious awards in 2014 than ever before.