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Lose Weight, Get A Raise?

May 28, 2014 | The University

Is your weight holding you back at work? Is your waistline undermining your ambitions?

“Crossing the Bridge” For Academic Support, College Readiness and Honors Programs, A New On-Line Guide by Graduate NYC! and Local Colleges Underwritten by the Petrie Foundation

May 22, 2014 | The University

A new online resource guide designed to connect New York’s college-bound and current college students with a wealth of academic support, college readiness and honors programs leading to graduation and career success was launched today by Graduate NYC!, a non-profit partnership, with funding from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation.

2014 CUNY Commencement Ceremonies: Nobel Laureates, Leaders in Education and the Law, Distinguished Public Servants, Acclaimed Musicians, City-Wide Office Holders, Together With Advocates for Holocaust Victims, Women and Minorities

May 19, 2014 | The University

Dr. Harold Varmus, M.D., Director of the National Cancer Institute and a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the first Puerto Rican and Latina to hold a citywide elected position, Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 26, Wynton Marsalis, the internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Brain Training Seen as Dud for Attention-Deficit Children

May 18, 2014 | The University

Robin Hansen was hoping to help her son pass a community-college baking course when she heard about Cogmed software.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Allan Dobrin’s Testimony to the New York City Council

May 16, 2014 | The University

Good morning, Chairperson Ferreras, Chairperson Barron, and members of the Finance and Higher Education committees.

Statement from CUNY Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly on Mayor de Blasio’s Executive Budget

May 8, 2014 | The University

“We commend Mayor de Blasio’s support, registered in the executive budget, of significant initiatives at the City University of New York.”

CUNY, Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Near Infrared Imaging, Inc. Announce Release of Revolutionary “Vein-Eye” Camera For Accurate and Stress Free Vein Procedures

May 8, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Near Infrared Imaging, Inc. announce the release of the “Vein-Eye” camera. The Vein-Eye provides enhanced visualization of veins when drawing blood or placing IVs in a patient’s arm or hand. The Vein-Eye is a non-contact medical device that displays real-time video for accurate and stress-free vein punctures the very first time.

Early Obesity Linked To Disease Later In Life, But Not For The Reason You Think

May 7, 2014 | The University

We’ve long known that a high BMI in early adulthood increases a person’s lifetime risk of obesity-related diseases like hypertension, stroke and heart disease. But a new study that followed the obesity status of 25-year-olds for more than 10 years sheds new light on the connection between the two.

CUNY Board Appoints William Fritz President of College of Staten Island

May 5, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. William J. Fritz, an internationally renowned field geologist, as President of the College of Staten Island.

CUNY’s Jonas E. Salk Scholars Honored for Research in Neuroscience, Cancer, Genetics and Molecular Biology

May 5, 2014 | 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.

CUNY Announces Winners of Murray Kempton Awards for Undergraduate Student Journalism

May 5, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York today announced the winners of its fifth Murray Kempton Awards for undergraduate journalism. Honoring Murray Kempton (1917-1997), the famed columnist who captured the soul of the city while often serving as its conscience, the competition recognizes the achievements of outstanding undergraduate student journalists.

More CUNY Award Winners: CUNY Students Capture Competitive Grants for Graduate Study – National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Soros and More

April 23, 2014 | The University

The National Science Foundation has awarded 17 of its $132,000 Graduate Research Fellowships to students who chose The City University of New York. No public university system in the Northeast has more. The announcement highlights a spring “awards season” that also includes Fulbright, Luce, Math for America and Soros grants for graduate work, as well as highly competitive Goldwater and Jack Kent Cooke awards for undergraduate study. More CUNY students won prestigious awards in 2014 than ever before.

Four CUNY Community College Students Win Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

April 23, 2014 | The University

Four CUNY community college students have won four of the highly competitive Jack Kent Cook Foundation Transfer Scholarships, which pay up to $30,000 a year for up to three years of baccalaureate study. The students – the only students in New York State to win – are among 85 nationwide who were selected from 3,705 applicants representing 737 community colleges in 48 states, two U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

College Awareness Forum for Students and Parents To Be Held Thursday, April 24 at Harlem Hospital

April 23, 2014 | The University

A free College Awareness Forum for middle school and high school students and their parents will be held Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. at Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan. Dinner will be served.

Maintaining the Momentum

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Attewell Study Confirms the Importance of Transfer Credits in Earning a 4-Year Degree

The Chancellor’s Desk: Serving Our Veterans

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The University’s mission to open higher education’s doors to “the whole people” is more relevant than ever as we welcome Spring 2014. The costs of not walking through those doors are high: By 2025, some 63 percent of U.S. jobs will require some postsecondary education or training. Education is now the Great Divide: Those who have it have the opportunity to prosper. Those who do not will occupy an increasingly marginalized sector of society.

Grants and Honors: Recognizing Faculty Achievement

April 22, 2014 | 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.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman, Eminent Art Critic and Historian David Joselit Are Among Additions to the University Faculty

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

A Nobel Prize-winning economist who anchors the op-ed page of the New York Times, an acclaimed art historian and critic, and an eminent intellectual historian who began her career at LaGuardia Community College are among the luminaries who are making the University their home.

Explosion in Manhattan

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

For one student, another close call amid the tragedy


April 22, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

The City University of New York has 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.”