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A Message from Chancellor Milliken

January 26, 2016 | The University

Today CUNY filed a petition with the state Public Employment Relations Board seeking mediation to help resolve labor negotiations with our faculty and non-teaching instructional staff that have gone on for too long.

Cancer’s Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study Finds

January 26, 2016 | The University

The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.

CUNY Seeks Mediation to Reach Settlement on PSC Contract

January 26, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York today notified the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) of the existence of an impasse and requested the appointment of a mediator to reach a new labor settlement in the long-standing collective bargaining negotiations between the University and the Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents the faculty and professional staff at CUNY’s 24 public colleges and graduate and professional schools.

Weather-related closings

January 24, 2016 | The University

CUNY Colleges Open Monday, 1/25. Consult campus websites for details and updates.

How cutting meat out of your diet changes your body

January 21, 2016 | The University

Vowing to ditch steaks and burgers in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle may have crossed your mind for ethical reasons or because of concerns about red meat and health.

Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study

January 21, 2016 | The University

Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of U.S. health spending – about $1.9 trillion – in 2013, according to new data published today [Thursday, Jan. 21] in the American Journal of Public Health. The Affordable Care Act will push that figure even higher by 2024, when government’s share of U.S. health spending is expected to rise to 67.3 percent.

‘Squishy’ robot fingers aid deep sea exploration

January 20, 2016 | The University

During a 2014 talk on his exploration of deep-sea coral reefs, Baruch College marine biologist David Gruber showed a video of clunky robotic hands collecting fragile specimens of coral and sponges from the ocean floor.

Study Reveals How Birds Learn Through Imitation

January 15, 2016 | The University

Precise changes in brain circuitry occur as young zebra finches go from listening to their fathers’ courtship songs to knowing the songs themselves, according to a study led by neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center and published online in a Science cover report on January 14.

Statement from Chancellor Milliken on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

January 15, 2016 | The University

To the CUNY Community, The City University of New York is built on many principles, but none is more important than our dedication, for more than 160 years, to opportunity, social justice and inclusion. While some universities have mottos, at CUNY we have causes, providing New Yorkers, particularly those underrepresented in our society, the education […]

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on The Governor’s 2016-17 Executive Budget and The City University of New York

January 14, 2016 | The University

There is much in Governor Cuomo’s 2016-17 Executive Budget that supports the colleges, graduate and professional schools of The City University of New York, including performance funding that will allow us to deliver improved outcomes for our students, renewal of the predictable tuition policy, a plan to partner with education programs in our prisons, a State Dream Act, and more.

CUNY’S 2016 Calendar Spotlights “Working People: A History of Labor in the United States”

January 12, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York today releases a calendar and website that celebrate the achievements, sacrifices and triumphs of America’s workers. This is the 12th calendar that the University has produced in collaboration with The New York Times in Education and the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College, and it is the first with contributions from the New York City Central Labor Council.

First-Year Students, First- Rate Researchers

January 11, 2016 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The University

Scores of John Jay freshmen and transfer students stood proudly alongside poster presentations and other research efforts in the new building cafeteria, showing off their projects as part of the annual FYE (First Year Experience) Student Showcase that took place at the end of the fall semester. “It really is amazing that first-year students are […]

CUNY Praises Permanent Extension Of American Opportunity Tax Credit, Benefiting Nearly 100,000 Students

January 11, 2016 | The University

Nearly 100,000 current students at The City University of New York – and many thousands in the future — are expected to benefit from the permanent extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The credit, worth up to $2,500 a year, eases tuition costs for middle-class students as eligibility for full aid under federal Pell […]

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken

January 4, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York supports Governor Cuomo’s initiative on increasing the minimum wage for public employees.

In Defense of the Annual Checkup

January 4, 2016 | The University

Arguments urging doctors to abandon routine physical exams are based on insufficient evidence, a new research paper maintains.

How to Build a Safer Urban Garden

December 18, 2015 | The University

City gardens are blooming. In backyards, rooftops, and community lots, the number of U.S. urban dwellers growing food jumped from 7 million to 9 million from 2008 to 2013. Nearly one third of the country’s public elementary schools had a gardening program as of 2013, up 11 percent since 2008. Urban schools are especially likely to have them, and for great reasons: Studies show health and learning benefits for young children exposed to growing plants.

CUNY Launches “Voice Your Choice 2016”

December 16, 2015 | The University

In anticipation for the upcoming election year, The City University of New York is launching “Voice Your Choice 2016” a major voter registration initiative aimed at registering thousands of students across 24 campuses to participate in city, state and presidential elections.

NIH gives SLU $2.2 million to design a cure for Hepatitis B

December 14, 2015 | The University

With proof-of-principle in his pocket and a new $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), SLU scientist John Tavis, Ph.D., will take his 25 year mission to finally develop a cure for the hepatitis B virus into the next phase.

Support the CUNY Value

December 11, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York released today a new “Support the CUNY Value” program, (link) comprised of illustrative data, charts, text, and photographs attesting to the contributions of the University system to New York, with particular emphasis on the past five years when the State’s predictable tuition policy held undergraduate tuition increases to no more than $150 per semester.

Translating words into jobs and money

December 11, 2015 | The University

Learn a language online by playing games for free — that’s the selling point of Duolingo, a startup designed especially for people in developing countries, many of whom are learning English to improve their job prospects.