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At CUNY, Record Enrollments Driven by Value, Quality and Satisfaction

November 16, 2015 | The University

As student indebtedness nationally climbs towards $1.3 trillion, the City University of New York is providing extraordinary value, as its colleges experience continued record enrollments while more than 66 percent of full-time undergraduates attend tuition-free, 80 percent graduate debt-free, and tuition at its four-year colleges ranks among the lowest in the nation.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

November 14, 2015 | The University

The community of The City University of New York extends its most profound sympathies to the families and friends of the victims of the terrorist attacks in France.

Hateful Speech is Anathema to Our Values, Chancellor Milliken Says in Remarks at Scholarships Supporting Diversity Conference

November 13, 2015 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken, speaking at a CUNY conference focusing on “Scholarships Supporting Diversity,” stated Friday that CUNY is “a place of inclusion, not exclusion. Especially at a time when there is so much emotionally-charged debate around the country and on our own campuses, this has never been more important,” he said.

CUNY Conference Spotlights Scholarships That Support A High Achieving, Diverse Student Body   

November 11, 2015 | The University

Supporting the inherent strengths of one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies – as well as the potential of an increasingly globalized workplace – The City University of New York this year highlights competitive scholarships for high academic achievers that promote diversity in undergraduate and graduate study.

What Yelp Can Tell Us About Gentrification and Race

November 11, 2015 | The University

A new, just-published study by the sociologist Sharon Zukin—known for her earlier work on lofts, artists, and gentrification—along with Scarlett Lindeman and Laurie Hurson of the City University of New York, sheds new light on the connection between gentrification, restaurants, and race. The study examines this nexus by using online Yelp reviews of restaurants in two rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods with very different populations: Greenpoint and Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Bed-Stuy.

Shy Eel Glows Bright Green, Possibly As a ‘Sexy Charm’

November 11, 2015 | The University

When scuba-diving scientists serendipitously spotted a glowing green eel in January 2011, they had no idea what caused it to light up like a brilliant neon sign.

“November is CUNY Month” Features Campus Tours, Exciting Events

November 10, 2015 | The University

November is CUNY Month, The City University of New York’s annual celebration that features campus tours, information sessions, open houses, financial aid workshops, cultural events, lectures, art exhibits, performances, book talks, workshops for veterans and immigrants, and special events throughout the University.

CUNY Collective Bargaining Offer Totals 6% Wage Increase For Faculty and Staff

November 4, 2015 | The University

The dedicated faculty and staff of The City University of New York are key to preparing an educated citizenry and workforce for the City and State of New York and it is important that we reach agreement on a contract long out of date.

Veteran Enrollment Up Over 100 Percent, CUNY To Honor Outstanding Vets

November 4, 2015 | The University

As Veterans Day approaches, The City University of New York – which saw veteran enrollment double between Fall 2004 and Fall 2014 to nearly 3,000 – over 100 percent, is honoring 233 outstanding CUNY students who are U.S. military veterans at an event aboard the USS Intrepid on Thursday, Nov. 5. All

CUNY Plans to Hold Community College Tuition At Current Levels, Seeks Authority to Extend Predictable Tuition Policy

November 3, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York is planning to hold community college tuition at its current rate for the coming fiscal year and will ask the State government to extend the University’s authority for modest, predictable tuition increases at the senior colleges, under a budget request resolution to be submitted for CUNY Board of Trustees approval later this month.

Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night, study finds

November 2, 2015 | The University

A new study explores how a young cowbird, left as an egg in the nest of a different species, grows up to know it’s a cowbird and not a warbler, thrush or sparrow.

The study, published in Animal Behaviour, reveals that cowbird juveniles leave the host parents at dusk and spend their nights in nearby fields, returning just after daybreak. This behavior likely plays a role in the cowbirds’ ability to avoid imprinting on their host parents.

Clinton Foundation Leader Donna Shalala and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Receive Awards at the 11TH Annual CUNY/New York Times Women’s Leadership Conference

October 30, 2015 | The University

City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken today presented Clinton Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Donna Shalala with the Chancellor’s Medal in recognition of her long-standing dedication to higher education and public service.

Clinton Foundation Leader Donna Shalala and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney to Receive Awards; City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito to Keynote at the 11th Annual CUNY/New York Times Women’s Leadership Conference

October 27, 2015 | The University

Clinton Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Donna Shalala will deliver a keynote address and receive a special award from James B. Milliken, Chancellor of the City University of New York, at the 11th annual Women’s Leadership Conference, to be held at Hunter College on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch’s Announcement that She Will Not Seek Re-Election

October 26, 2015 | The University

On behalf of The City University of New York, I wish to express our deepest appreciation to Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch for her tireless devotion to the enhancement of the quality and accessibility of the education of the children of New York State. She has been a vigorous champion of college readiness and higher education […] Cuomo taps former staffers in latest round of appointments, recommendations

October 25, 2015 | The University

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday a round of appointments and nominations, including three for a trio of former high-level members of his administration.

The Daily Mail: $750-per-pill AIDS drug now has $1 competition: Pharmaceutical company offers alternative to price-hiked medication offered by controversial entrepreneur

October 22, 2015 | The University

Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals. Energised by change

October 22, 2015 | The University

Don Kramer is a legend in traditional reinsurance thanks to the multiple ventures he has founded and built over the years. Now, energised rather than perturbed by change, he is doing it all again—this time in the rapidly growing ILS space, as he explains to Intelligent ILS.

Bronx Community College to Become First CUNY “ASAP College” In University-wide Plan to Boost Associate Degree Attainment

October 16, 2015 | Bronx Community College, The University

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. UTA Professor Kaushik De elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

October 15, 2015 | The University

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.

Are YOU easily scared? Scientists pinpoint brain region that controls fear of the unknown

October 15, 2015 | The University

Entering a dark, unfamiliar room can fill some people with dread, while others step in without thinking twice.