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Colleges Closed Tuesday

January 26, 2015 | The University

Due to the winter storm, all CUNY colleges will close on January 27, 2015. All essential employees are expected to report to work.

The Atlantic and Its Coverage of CUNY

January 22, 2015 | The University

Update on The Atlantic article on CUNY, which was replete with errors and a fundamentally fictitious student profile.

CUNY’s Citizenship Now! To Offer Free Legal Assistance for Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applicants

January 21, 2015 | The University

CUNY’s Citizenship Now!, which offers free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to New York City’s immigrant community, will provide free legal guidance to qualified applicants for President Obama’s deferred action program.

New UF study reveals oldest primate lived in trees

January 14, 2015 | The University

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

January 14, 2015 | The University

Chemists have designed a carbohydrate-based molecule that can surround and strangle bone cancer cells by self-assembling into a tangled web of nanofibers (J. Am. Chem.

Soc. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ ja5111893). The molecule spares healthy cells because its assembly is triggered by an enzyme that’s overexpressed on cancer cells.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken

January 9, 2015 | The University

President Obama’s plan for free tuition at community colleges sends a powerful signal of the importance of access to a quality education and of these vital front-line higher education institutions to America’s future.

Joint Statement by Chairperson Benno Schmidt and Chancellor James Milliken on the Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

January 2, 2015 | The University, Uncategorized

The City University of New York deeply mourns the passing of Governor Mario M. Cuomo, whose legendary oratorical skills gave voice to millions and were matched only by his passionate commitment to a lifetime of exemplary public service.

After Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

January 1, 2015 | The University

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could become more common in neighborhoods like Chelsea Heights as coastal planners rethink how to cope with the increasing risk of hurricane-induced flooding over the coming decades. Rather than seeking to defend buildings and infrastructure from storm surges, a team of architects and climate scientists is exploring a new vision, with an emphasis on living with rising waters. “Every house will be a waterfront house,” said Princeton Associate Professor of Architecture Paul Lewis. “We’re trying to find a way that canals can work their way through and connect each house, so that kayaks and other small boats are able to navigate through the water.”

Campus Tour: At the Center of Thriving Technology

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Three years ago, while on the way to class, New York City College of Technology senior Yevgeniy Babkin got off on the wrong floor and discovered the Mechatronics/Robotics Technology Center.


January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Research, Grants, Awards and Alumni

Books At-a-Glance

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Here is a collection of new books written by CUNY authors:

Page Turners: The Courage of Shirley Chisholm

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

In her new book, Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change, Brooklyn College education professor Barbara Winslow traces Chisholm’s life from her upbringing in Barbados and Brooklyn to her historic election as the first black woman elected to Congress and ends with her iconic 1972 presidential campaign.

Page Turners: Hidden New York on Foot

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Walking the streets of New York with William Helmreich is a trip into the hidden soul of this chaotic and often misunderstood city. On a recent tour in East Harlem, he shared a history lesson on the Robert F. Wagner housing development. He unraveled mini mysteries painted into an immense mural. And his knock on a basement door unlocked a heartwarming secret.

Field Study: Teaching Patients Health Care in Haiti

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University, Uncategorized

For York College assistant nursing professor Margarett Alexandre, sometimes humanitarian aid can do more harm than good: To create lasting change, volunteer missions need to be about helping others help themselves.

History Lesson: Where Merchant Marines Trained for World War II

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Whenever he can, Stanley Greff starts his shift as a public safety officer at Kingsborough Community College by raising an American flag.

Cover Story: On the Path To College Success

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Newly arrived in the United States and working in a restaurant, Qiong Zhou wondered: “Is this job I will have all my life? Wash tablecloths and cleaning table, clean up cups and the plates?”

Body Moves: 19 Choreographers at 10 Colleges Dance, Dance, Dance!

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

With the autumn sun blazing through Hunter College’s north studio, hip-hop choreographer Jennifer Weber leads a brash group of dance students in a master class that attempts to reinvent hip-hop.

Head of the Class: Learning to Look Before You Shoot

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

One midsemester day at Queensborough Community College, Colleen Abbate arranged an array of black and white photographs on the blackboard ledge in the college’s photo studio. Then she stepped away and glanced back and forth between the images and her professor’s panning eyes.

Mentor: Superstar, Activist, Engineering Guru — And Regular Guy

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

Professor Sheldon Weinbaum, now 77, retired from City College in 2007. Or more accurately: “never really retired.” Hired in 1967, he is still very much a presence at City College and its Grove School of Engineering, advising graduate students, overseeing grants and participating in courses as a guest instructor.

The Cornerstone: Confident Learners, Giving Their All

January 1, 2015 | Salute to Scholars, The University

As a living legend in American public secondary education, Rudy Crew developed a panoramic view of what works. He held leadership positions in six states, including New York. A national advocate for school reform initiatives, he began as a teacher in middle and high schools and was a principal as well.