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Grants and Honors

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

The University’s renowned faculty members continually win professional-achievement awards from prestigious organizations as well as research grants from government agencies, farsighted foundations and leading corporations. Pictured are just a few of the recent honorees. Brief summaries of many ongoing research projects start here and continue inside.

Our Subways Are Teeming With Microscopic Life

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

With each swipe of his MetroCard and every ride on the New York City subway, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo envisions a trip into an underworld teeming with mysterious microorganisms and live bacteria.


March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

To assist students, faculty and staff in understanding President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, CUNY Citizenship NOW! has launched a new initiative that includes a series of free legal clinics, a new Web page and an information hotline.

Newswire: Pathways Curriculum

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

The Pathways curriculum is in its second academic year and has been implemented across all undergraduate campuses. Here are some of the findings so far:

Art, Art and More Art Across the University

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Stunning exhibitions are filling galleries across The City University of New York, provoking thought, enriching the life of the University community and adding insight into cultures close to home and far away.

Hunter Opens New Home for Research at Weill Cornell Medical College

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

A new home for Hunter College scientists — the product of an unusual partnership between Hunter and Weill Cornell Medical College — is the latest entry in CUNY’s decadelong emergence as a leading research university.

Book Talk: Big Apple & La-La Land Compared

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

I am the perfect reader for New York and Los Angeles, a compendious sociological thumbnail analysis of the nation’s two largest urban centers—“the two iconic US cities of the twenty-first century.” My first 20 years unfolded in the LA basin, though I fled north for a decade to study at Stanford. After teaching a decade in Philadelphia, I have for the last 30 years been a happy resident of New York (don’t get me started on sirens or tourist helicopters). So I am in spirit perfectly bicoastal.

New Titles / CUNY Authors

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Bronx Faces And Voices; Iraq and Back For Soldiers; Orphan Scandal And Muslim Brotherhood; The Rise of Sunset Park; Beat Writers And More Mayhem

For Your Benefit: Health Care For Students — and Employees

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Dorothy Gale, a registered nurse known at Kingsborough Community College as “Dottie,” says that when it comes to health, people sometimes need “a little reinforcement.”

At Your Service

March 11, 2015 | CUNY Matters, The University

Disaster Survival — Having a Plan to Keep You Safe; New 2015 Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan Limits; Into the Maze of Retirement

Weather-related closings

March 5, 2015 | The University

The following colleges have announced that they are canceling evening classes due to weather conditions today March 5:

Chancellor James B. Milliken’s Statement on Governor Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” Campaign to End Campus Sexual Assault

March 2, 2015 | The University

I heartily commend Governor Andrew Cuomo’s exemplary “Enough is Enough” campaign to strengthen the reporting and investigation of sexual assaults at New York’s colleges, which The City University of New York has been actively addressing with new comprehensive policies as well as system-wide staff and student training and other measures.

Community Colleges That Work

February 27, 2015 | The University

By The New York Times Editorial Board When President Obama called last month for making community college tuition-free for millions of students, he pointed out that graduation rates would have to improve to make the investment worthwhile. He also noted that the City University of New York system had already shown the way, with a […]

Chancellor Milliken’s Statement on New York City’s Preliminary Executive Budget

February 10, 2015 | The University

We commend Mayor de Blasio for his continued investment in student success at The City University of New York.

Ingredient in olive oil kills cancer cells with their own enzymes

February 9, 2015 | The University

A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York City’s Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
The ingredient is oleocanthal, a compound that ruptures a part of the cancerous cell, releasing enzymes that cause cell death.

Magnetic material’s unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

February 9, 2015 | The University

When exposed to a varying magnetic field, some conductive materials undergo a temperature increase of about 3-5 K over several minutes. This effect is called induction heating, and it occurs because small electric currents cause heating due to resistance.

Mayor de Blasio Announces U.S. Department Of Energy Award to CUNY to Spur Solar Electric Systems For Emergency Power During Power Outages

January 26, 2015 | The University

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has won an $800,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways to support the growth of resilient solar electric systems that can supply clean, emergency power and provide energy storage during electricity outages, by enabling the systems to work independently of the grid.

Cinnamon smell prompts us to buy more expensive stuff, study finds

January 26, 2015 | The University

Stores assault the eyes and ears with blowout sales and catchy jingles to woo shoppers in from the street, but it looks like they should go straight to our noses if they want to make the sale.

Scientists Take Step Towards Practical Metamaterial Light Emitters

January 26, 2015 | The University

Hyperbolic metamaterial structure can both enhance and capture quantum dot light emissions January 19, 2015 A team from City College, City University of New York (CUNY), Purdue University and the University of Alberta has demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting quantum dots. The breakthrough, they believe, […]

Population genomics unveil seahorse domain

January 26, 2015 | The University

In a finding vital to effective species management, a team including City College of New York biologists has determined that the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) is more a permanent resident of the western mid-Atlantic Ocean than a vagrant.