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Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on The Governor’s 2016-17 Executive Budget and The City University of New York

January 14, 2016 | The University

There is much in Governor Cuomo’s 2016-17 Executive Budget that supports the colleges, graduate and professional schools of The City University of New York, including performance funding that will allow us to deliver improved outcomes for our students, renewal of the predictable tuition policy, a plan to partner with education programs in our prisons, a State Dream Act, and more.

CUNY’S 2016 Calendar Spotlights “Working People: A History of Labor in the United States”

January 12, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York today releases a calendar and website that celebrate the achievements, sacrifices and triumphs of America’s workers. This is the 12th calendar that the University has produced in collaboration with The New York Times in Education and the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College, and it is the first with contributions from the New York City Central Labor Council.

CUNY Praises Permanent Extension Of American Opportunity Tax Credit, Benefiting Nearly 100,000 Students

January 11, 2016 | The University

Nearly 100,000 current students at The City University of New York – and many thousands in the future — are expected to benefit from the permanent extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The credit, worth up to $2,500 a year, eases tuition costs for middle-class students as eligibility for full aid under federal Pell […]

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken

January 4, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York supports Governor Cuomo’s initiative on increasing the minimum wage for public employees.

In Defense of the Annual Checkup

January 4, 2016 | The University

Arguments urging doctors to abandon routine physical exams are based on insufficient evidence, a new research paper maintains.

How to Build a Safer Urban Garden

December 18, 2015 | The University

City gardens are blooming. In backyards, rooftops, and community lots, the number of U.S. urban dwellers growing food jumped from 7 million to 9 million from 2008 to 2013. Nearly one third of the country’s public elementary schools had a gardening program as of 2013, up 11 percent since 2008. Urban schools are especially likely to have them, and for great reasons: Studies show health and learning benefits for young children exposed to growing plants.

CUNY Launches “Voice Your Choice 2016”

December 16, 2015 | The University

In anticipation for the upcoming election year, The City University of New York is launching “Voice Your Choice 2016” a major voter registration initiative aimed at registering thousands of students across 24 campuses to participate in city, state and presidential elections.

NIH gives SLU $2.2 million to design a cure for Hepatitis B

December 14, 2015 | The University

With proof-of-principle in his pocket and a new $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), SLU scientist John Tavis, Ph.D., will take his 25 year mission to finally develop a cure for the hepatitis B virus into the next phase.

Support the CUNY Value

December 11, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York released today a new “Support the CUNY Value” program, (link) comprised of illustrative data, charts, text, and photographs attesting to the contributions of the University system to New York, with particular emphasis on the past five years when the State’s predictable tuition policy held undergraduate tuition increases to no more than $150 per semester.

Translating words into jobs and money

December 11, 2015 | The University

Learn a language online by playing games for free — that’s the selling point of Duolingo, a startup designed especially for people in developing countries, many of whom are learning English to improve their job prospects.

Astronomers fund copy of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot on dwarf star

December 11, 2015 | The University

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm looks like Jupiter’s Big Red Spot, using data from NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. However, this “exo-storm” hasn’t been spied on another gas giant, it’s been spotted in the uppermost layers of a cool, small star.

CUNY Dance Initiative Announces Recipients of 2016 Residencies

December 10, 2015 | The University

The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a university-wide residency program heading into its third season, is awarding 23 dance companies/choreographers residencies at 12 CUNY colleges in 2016. CDI, led by New York City’s public university system, is a new model for collaboration.

UCCRN Empowers Cities on the Frontline of Climate Change

December 9, 2015 | The University

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) released the Summary for City Leaders of the upcoming Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) at the COP21 Climate Summit for Local Leaders. UCCRN is dedicated to providing the information that city leaders–from government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and the community—need in order to assess current and future risks, make choices that enhance resilience to climate change and climate extremes, and take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Did Climate Change Make the Norse Disappear From Greenland?

December 4, 2015 | The University


In 1721, Norwegian missionary Hans Egede sailed to Greenland to convert the Norsemen living there from Catholicism to Lutheranism. But instead of finding a land full of potential new followers, he discovered one of the world’s greatest mysteries: The two settlements that had been founded there more than seven centuries earlier were in ruins.

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba

December 2, 2015 | The University

This new herd at el Macho Ranch in Cuba is the product of bull semen imported from the U.S.Newsweek

CUNY Trustees Approve Budget Request Including No Increase in Community College Tuition for 2016 And Continuation of “Predictable Tuition Policy”

November 25, 2015 | The University

Amid record student enrollments, The City University of New York Board of Trustees approved a $3.4 billion budget request on November 23 for its twenty-four community colleges, senior colleges, graduate and professional schools.

Trustees Approve New Structure For CUNY School of Public Health

November 24, 2015 | The University

The CUNY School of Public Health will be restructured as a unified graduate school, a move that will bring together its resources, finances, faculty and governance so that it will become a leading public health and health policy institution, under a resolution approved Nov. 23 by the University’s Board of Trustees.

CUNY Faculty Honored for Scholarship and Service with the Balzan Prize, the Rome Academy Prize, the Laboratories d’Excellence Chair and NSF, NIH, Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships

November 23, 2015 | The University

Faculty of The City University of New York are leading national organizations, conducting groundbreaking research and being recognized for their scholarship with prestigious awards, according to campus reports of awards and grants.

New Push to Hire Male Teachers of Color

November 23, 2015 | The University

New York City, in partnership with CUNY, is rolling out a $16.5 million initiative to recruit male teachers of color so that its teaching staff better reflects its student population.

CUNY Receives Gemson Cancer Prevention Public Policy Award

November 19, 2015 | The University

The American Cancer Society honored The City University of New York with the Donald H. Gemson Cancer Prevention Public Policy Award, which recognizes leadership in broad-based policy change in the fight against cancer.