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Governor Cuomo Appoints CUNY Board Member Brian D. Obergfell to The City University Construction Fund

June 20, 2015 | The University

CUNY Board member Brian D. Obergfell, an attorney with an extensive background in banking, real estate and commercial finance, was named by Governor Cuomo to The City University Construction Fund, a public-benefit corporation through which facilities are provided for CUNY’s colleges and graduate institutions.

Two New CUNY Trustees and New CUNY Construction Fund Member Appointed

June 19, 2015 | The University

Two new members of The CUNY Board of Trustees and one new member of The City University of New York Construction Fund (CUCF), were confirmed on June 18th by the New York State Senate.

Potato Leafhoppers Arrive Sooner Due to Climate Change

June 9, 2015 | The University

The potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) is a tiny insect — barely half the size of a grain of rice — with a bright lime-green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this little pest causes big headaches for farmers across the eastern half of the United States. By feeding voraciously on many crops, including potatoes, green beans, and alfalfa, the migratory potato leafhopper causes untold millions of dollars in damage every year.

It’s Shockingly Common for New Yorkers to Blow Through Red Lights

June 8, 2015 | The University

If you stand at the corner of 50th Street and 7th Avenue, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, you might notice something disturbing. At this heavily traveled intersection, swarming with people on foot, a lot of drivers aren’t obeying the most fundamental rule of the road: stopping when the light turns red.

Fighting pollution critical to fight against diseases of poverty

June 5, 2015 | The University

This fall, the international community will gather in New York City at the United Nations to officially endorse a game plan, called the Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at reducing poverty and inequity over the next 15 years.

CUNY Students Win Nation’s Top Academic Awards: National Science Foundation, Soros, Fulbright, Truman and Goldwater Scholars

May 27, 2015 | The University

In an extraordinary 2015 spring “awards season” replete with Fulbright, National Science Foundation, Truman, Soros and other major national fellowships and scholarships coveted by graduate and undergraduate students, two CUNY doctoral candidates captured prestigious prizes that are virtually never won by students: a Pulitzer Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, both for poetry.

Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior

May 26, 2015 | The University

Since the 1960s, biologists have made fake eggs for some studies of bird behavior. But Mark Hauber of Hunter College in New York says this kind of scientific handicraft is not exactly his forte.

Services for Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 22, 2015 | The University

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 22 for Dr. Derrick Griffith, the beloved Medgar Evers College Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management who was one of eight people tragically killed in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia earlier this month.

The shark that glows in the dark

May 19, 2015 | The University

Swell sharks generally keep a low profile, squeezing between rocky crevices to keep out of the way of predators.

Study Finds Sun Belt Population Growth and Warming Climate Could Quadruple Exposure to Extreme Heat

May 18, 2015 | The University

A valuable study published this week in Nature Climate Change projects that exposure to extreme heat in the United States is likely to rise enormously by mid century, driven equally by demographic shifts boosting Sun Belt populations and projected changes in heat waves in a warming climate.

Statement on the Passing of Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 14, 2015 | The University

“The City University of New York deeply mourns the tragic death of Dr. Derrick Griffith, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management of Medgar Evers College, a beloved member of our community who died in the tragic Amtrak derailment that took place earlier this week.

CUNY Awards Prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for Medical Study to Eight Outstanding Graduates

May 12, 2015 | 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.

Exceptional, Inspiring Leaders to Address CUNY Graduates

May 8, 2015 | The University

2015 CUNY Commencement Ceremonies: World-Renowned Scientists, including a Nobel Laureate, Leaders in Education, Business, the Law and International Finance, Pioneers in Information Technology, Engineering, Speech Pathology and Public Health, Award-Winning Journalists and Authors, Distinguished Public Servants and Advocates for Minorities and Women

Millennials Are Very Mixed Up About Sex

May 6, 2015 | The University

“Each generation thinks it invented sex,” science fiction author Robert Heinlein famously claimed.

“TheDream.US” Scholarships Valued at More Than $5 Million Awarded to Immigrant Students

May 5, 2015 | The University

More than 200 students at The City University of New York have been awarded scholarships valued at more than $5 million from TheDream.US, the largest amount received by any university in the United States.

CUNY Students Win Prestigious Truman, Goldwater Scholarships

May 4, 2015 | The University

Two prestigious, federally funded national scholarships for undergraduates — the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which honors the exceptional work of students committed to public service careers, and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, for accomplishment in science, mathematics and engineering – have been awarded to four CUNY students this spring.

Cuomo: Citizenship Now! Is ‘A Testament To What CUNY Is All About’

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Reaffirming the University’s longstanding commitment to providing public service and assisting immigrant communities, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo joined CUNY administrators, students, faculty, community leaders, state and local officials and 350 volunteers at the 13th annual New York Daily News/CUNY Citizenship NOW! Call-In, where thousands of New Yorkers received help with immigration issues.

Grants and Honors

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Recognizing faculty achievement

New Provost: Job Is Opportunity of a Lifetime

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz, a distinguished and highly regarded Hunter College educator, administrator and scholar, has been named CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost, an appointment she called “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

TheDream.US Awards $5 Million to Students

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

More than 200 immigrant students of The City University of New York have been awarded scholarships by TheDream.US, valued at more than $5 million. It is the largest amount received by any university in the United States.