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When I teach my Chaucer-to-Milton survey at Hunter College, I always begin with Billy Collins’ droll “The Trouble with Poetry” since I know there will be a lot of poetic trouble on my syllabus for today’s students — a gaudy bouquet of the flowers of rhetoric, like ecphonesis (exclamation, Shakespeare’s beloved “O”) or epizeuxis (repeating a word for emphasis, Lear’s famous five “nevers”).
Loïc Audusseau, chief technology officer at Bronx Community College, believes this: “As a leader, I am only as good as my team.”
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Sixty-one years ago tomorrow, James Watson and Francis Crick published a landmark paper on the structure of DNA. Now, April 25 is recognized as DNA Day, a day for celebrating all that we know about genetics, including what DNA tells us about our ancient past. Today, Genographic Project scientists are collaborating with populations around the globe to better understand this ancient past, and fill in the missing gaps of what we know about our shared human history.
To see how happy city dwellers are, it may help to look at the photos they post on Twitter, according to researchers who recently won one of Twitter’s first #DataGrants.
Research evidence suggests that despite large differences in their fundamental principles, Thai and Swedish massages produce nearly identical health benefits. With only a single treatment, both massage styles reduce the heart rate, increase range of motion, and offer prolonged mood improvement and anxiety reduction.
We can’t really ask an octopus to count backward from 10. Which is just one of the tricky things about putting an octopus under.
The City University of New York mourns the passing of the Honorable Basil Alexander Paterson, a longstanding supporter of CUNY and the enhancement of its educational mission.
While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time.
The City University of New York won three 2014 New York Emmy Awards, one for a video segment about the Civil Rights era on the University’s website and two by CUNY TV’s long-running Spanish-language program “Nueva York.”
Olivia Mae Davis, a student at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in New York City, is currently working with octopuses to determine how they are affected by anesthesia.
Seven in 10 New York City public high school graduates and other incoming City University of New York students pass reading, writing and math assessment tests they previously failed after completing an innovative pre-community college level program, according to new CUNY data.
Albany – Undergraduate students from City University of New York and State University of New York campuses across the state will showcase their research at the Legislative Office Building Tuesday in Albany. Students will present more than 100 poster displays highlighting their research in a range of academic disciplines at the event.
The 2014-15 New York State Budget agreement announced yesterday by Governor Cuomo and the leadership of the New York State Senate and Assembly includes vitally important improvements in the operating and capital budgets of The City University of New York
“Mammals typically live fast-paced lives, mature in a few months, reproduce prodigiously and die in their teenage years, if not before,” Sharon Dewar, public relations director of Lincoln Park Zoo, said. However, humans and other primate relatives take years to mature, reproduce infrequently and live long lives.
It wasn’t hard to name Lil Wayne. He actually volunteered to take the rapper’s moniker.
On April 2, Frank Grasso, director of the Biomemetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College, showed me around his lab spaces—from where they build mobile robots to where they keep their axolotls and fiddler crabs to the crown jewel: his wall of octopus tanks.
Two CUNY students have been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.
The City University of New York, in partnership with the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, will host a mock debate between CUNY students on the issue of campaign financing on the floor of the New York State Senate chamber on Saturday, March 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., to kick-off the CUNY Model Senate Program during this weekend’s Somos El Futuro Conference, when some of the state’s most influential Latino lawmakers will gather in Albany.
All of us at the University were profoundly saddened by the collapse of two East Harlem buildings last week, which resulted in the tragic deaths of two members of the CUNY community: John Jay College student Alexis Jordy Salas and Hunter College Campus Peace Officer Sgt. Griselde Camacho.