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The tiny nautilus may help illuminate the history of brain development

July 27, 2014 | The University

Unlike most other soft-bodied cephalopods — cuttlefish, squid and octopus — the nautilus has no camouflage, no ink and relatively poor vision

For-profit home care agencies cost Medicare billions extra, yet provide worse care: Health Affairs study

July 27, 2014 | The University

For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the difference and excess profits for $463. Yet the quality of care was actually worse at for-profit agencies, and more of their patients required repeat hospitalizations.

Summer of science: City schools team with local colleges for STEM programs

July 27, 2014 | The University

For these city kids, it’s the summer of STEM.

As interest in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM — heats up in classrooms across the Big Apple and nationwide, local colleges are giving younger students a shot at a high-tech higher education.

Public schools from across the city are teaming with colleges such as Columbia University, New York University, Lehman College and City College of New York to offer dozens of kids free summer school classes on futuristic topics.

New York City Department of Education Director of STEM Linda Curtis-Bey said the city’s partnerships with universities give kids access to cutting-edge classes.

Selectivity and Graduation Rates

July 27, 2014 | The University

Educators continue to debate “undermatching” — the idea that many talented low-income students do not even apply to, let alone enroll at, the most competitive institutions to which they could gain admission.

Food and thought: Baruch College professor brings organic produce to Corona

July 27, 2014 | The University

This teacher is dishing out more than just food for thought.

Baruch College assistant professor Regina Bernard has teamed with her students to launch a program that brings organic fruits and vegetables to Corona, where they say healthy meals are hardly on the menu.

“It’s not hard to tell there’s a real food gap in this part of Queens,” said Bernard, 37, who teaches black and Latino studies.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. David Gomez Interim President of Hostos Community College

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez as the interim president of Hostos Community College.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Judith E. Bergtraum As Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Judith E. Bergtraum as Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management. For the past seven years she has served as deputy to Vice Chancellor Iris Weinshall, who is leaving to become the chief operating officer of the New York Public Library.

Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay Awarded $3.6 Million to Support Research on Resilience in Urban Coastal Ecosystems

July 21, 2014 | The University

The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI), a research consortium led by The City University of New York (CUNY), has been awarded $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding to support research projects that will advance knowledge of resilience in urban coastal ecosystems.

CUNY Trustees Name Five New Distinguished Professors The University’s Highest Faculty Rank

July 17, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York unanimously named five outstanding scholars as Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank, at its June 30 meeting.

CUNY Announces First Round of Residencies as Part of the New CUNY Dance Initiative

July 17, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York has awarded 20 dance companies/choreographers residencies as part of the 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI).

CITY COUNCIL RESTORES CUNY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

July 10, 2014 | The University

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (at lectern, above) and other elected officials announced the restoration of the CUNY Merit-Based Scholarship Program. Starting this fall, it will provide $800 scholarships a year to high school graduates who maintain a “B” average while attending any CUNY college.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Three New College Presidents

July 2, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York appointed three new college presidents to Queens College, The CUNY Graduate School and University Center and Kingsborough Community College at the June 30, 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Farley Herzek Kingsborough Community College President

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Farley Herzek as the president of Kingsborough Community College. President Herzek, a highly experienced administrator has been serving as interim president of Los Angeles Harbor College – Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the nation.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Chase F. Robinson President of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Chase F. Robinson, a prominent historian of the pre-modern Middle East, as president of The City University of New York Graduate School and University Center.

CUNY Trustees Appoint Felix Matos Rodriguez Queens College President

June 30, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, an Ivy League educated scholar, administrator, teacher and former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as president of Queens College.

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On the 2014-15 New York City Budget

June 26, 2014 | The University

We strongly commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council on a 2014-15 Executive Budget that includes funding for vitally important programs and services, allowing CUNY to significantly strengthen our preparation of an educated workforce for the future.

CUNY’s 2014 Valedictorians

June 17, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York celebrates the accomplishments of some of its most promising graduates, and in acknowledgement of their accolades, they have been selected as Class of 2014 Valedictorians for their respective campuses.

With Canoes of Concrete, Engineers at City College Paddle Merrily Onward

June 16, 2014 | The University

It might sound like an idea that would go over like the proverbial lead balloon, but in September, a group of engineering students at City College of New York began meeting and devising a way to build a concrete canoe.

“We Chose CUNY”

June 6, 2014 | The University

In his first week as the head of The City University of New York, Chancellor J.B. Milliken addressed graduates at four CUNY commencement exercises, telling them to be true to their principles but open to the changing future.

The ‘daddy bonus’ unavailable to hardworking moms: How men receive a 25% PAY RISE when they become fathers

June 5, 2014 | The University

Men with children earn, on average, 25per cent more than childless men, according to a new report.