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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
A team from Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found.
The first-ever flyby of Pluto left scientists and the public wide-eyed, and the surprises will likely keep on coming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor Cuomo announced the accreditation for the CUNY School of Medicine, located on the City College campus in Harlem.
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.
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) […]
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.
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.
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.