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Media Advisory: CUNY and The New York Times Knowledge Network To Launch “Supreme Decisions,” a 2014 Calendar Exploring Judicial Decisions That Have Shaped American Life

January 8, 2014 | The University

Students and teachers will soon have access to “Supreme Decisions,” a free historical calendar with companion website being launched today that examines the critical judicial rulings through which the Supreme Court has shaped the United States and the way we live our lives.

CUNY Faculty Recognized for Wide-Ranging Scholarship

January 2, 2014 | The University

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, the impact of climate change on New York City and the causes of crib deaths, and minority participation in medical education were among the exceptional faculty research subjects honored by The City University of New York last month. Some 250 faculty members received $379 million in grants for research that expanded the boundaries of science, detailed potential improvements in public health and deepened knowledge in other academic disciplines.

Statement by CUNY Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly on American Studies Association’s Boycott of Israeli Universities

December 27, 2013 | The University

The free exchange of ideas is at the heart of the academic enterprise. Any effort to impede that flow is antithetical to the values that universities hold most dear.

CUNY’s Creative Arts Team (CAT) Awarded $460k Grant From NY Community Trust- Brooke Astor Fund for NYC Education

December 20, 2013 | The University

The Creative Arts Team (CAT) of The City University of New York has been awarded an 18 month, $460,000 grant from The New York Community Trust – Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education to expand CAT’s successful Early Learning Program (ELP) in K-2 classes at four New York City public schools with high concentrations of disadvantaged students and English language learners.

Interim Chancellor’s Testimony to Assembly Higher Education Committee

December 12, 2013 | The University

We’re grateful to Governor Cuomo, the Assembly and Senate, and you, in particular, Chairperson Glick, for your leadership and your continued advocacy on behalf of CUNY’s students, faculty, and staff.

Our Tradition of Scholarly Inquiry

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

In the fall 2013 issue of CUNY Matters, Nobel prize-winning chemist and CUNY alumnus Jerome Karle, who passed away in June, was celebrated for his contributions to his field and to the University. Karle’s legacy is extended by CUNY scholars, men and women who advance the fundamental mission of the University: preserving, transmitting, and generating new knowledge. That work is embedded in CUNY’s DNA, passed from mentor to student, each identifying critical questions, unpacking data and positing new approaches and answers.

Via Verde — a New Model for Affordable Housing

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

STEPPING OUT of the subway station at 149th Street and Third Avenue in the South Bronx, you hear the sounds of honking cars and noisy crowds pulsate through the hardscrabble streets like the borough’s heartbeat. But walking further, after passing a smoke-filled falafel truck, a pawnshop, and a weed-choked lot, you soon encounter a striking oasis of homes known as Via Verde, or the “Green Way.”

New Yorkers Get Their 10-Year Physical

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

SOME NEW YORKERS are being asked for information about their medical history to help researchers get a better understanding of urban health. Nearly 3,000 New Yorkers have been randomly selected to participate in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NYC HANES.

Turtles: CUNY’s Excellent Partners for a Habitat Restoration Study

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

THEY’RE ONLY TURTLES but they may be the key to helping CUNY researchers figure out how wildlife is affected by habitat restoration.

President Obama in Brooklyn: ‘What’s Going On at P-TECH Is Outstanding’

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

It was a special day for students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School. President Barack Obama had come to visit the Brooklyn institution he hailed as a national model of technology education.

Spotting the Elusive ‘Hofstadter Butterfly’

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

A TEAM OF SCIENTISTS who set out to study a new type of material inadvertently confirmed a nearly 40-year-old physics theory that predicts a pattern of energy.

Greener Living Through Chemistry

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, chemistry students are learning to synthesize biodiesel from vegetable oil found in their kitchen cupboards. Other innovative chemistry lessons include teaching student chemists to de-polymerize plastic bottles from recycling bins and how to extract the naturally occurring hydrocarbon, limonene, from an orange, instead of using a petroleum-based chemical.

Tracking Where a Terrorist Cloud Could Move

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

CUNY RESEARCHERS are doing their part to help the city create an antiterrorism plan to deal with the release of hazardous airborne material. Last summer, New York City College of Technology was the hub of a field study investigating how these contaminants may disperse in the city’s streets and subways.

Lights, Cameras, Action! — From a Master

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

JONATHAN WACKS, founding professor of Brooklyn College’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, discusses what unique qualities the new film school — scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 on a working production lot — will bring to both students and the industry.

Coming Soon! a Movie Lot, a Film School, a Graduate Program All in One

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

THE FIRST new film school of the 21st century is now “in development” at Brooklyn College.

Discovering What Birds And Babies Share In Learning to Vocalize

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

MOST ADVANCES in science these days tend to come out of laboratories with the very latest and most sophisticated equipment. And then there is the groundbreaking science emerging from Ofer Tchernichovski’s lab at Hunter College.

Boot Camp for MFA Theater Auditions

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

FOUR RECENT Queens College theater graduates sat chatting with instructor Claudia Feldstein about the Capulets, the Montagues and the major Shakespearian roles they would soon play at Flushing Town Hall.

Film-Scoring Magic

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

‘HERE’S the scenario,” musician and composer Michael Bacon tells his students on the first day of their film-scoring class at Lehman College. “I’m a film director and you’re the composer. My film is in trouble and I say to you, ‘This scene doesn’t feel sad enough. Or it’s too sad. And this scene isn’t exciting enough.’”

Setting Table in the South Bronx

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

LIZZETTE BONFANTE GONZALEZ, 23, is moved to tears when she discusses the importance of food education in the inner city. “My purpose is to share fairness and goodness,” she says. “For me it’s all about food justice and food education, and if there’s Community Supported agriculture or a farmer’s market in your community it should be supported.”

Better Health for the Many

December 11, 2013 | Salute to Scholars, The University

AFTER A BUSY, HEARTBREAKING NIGHT as a pediatrician for a neonatal unit in a city with the highest infant mortality rate in the country, Dr. Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes decided that if he really wanted to help as many patients as possible, he needed to study public health.