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14th Annual Citizenship NOW! Immigration Hotline; Free And Confidential, From April 25 – April 29

April 20, 2016 | The University

The New York Daily News and The City University of New York (CUNY) announced today the dates for the 14th Annual Citizenship NOW! hotline. The hotline provides free and confidential citizenship and immigration information to thousands of callers.

Marta Zaraska: Angry? Maybe it’s something you ate

April 20, 2016 | The University

Ate something bitter? It can make you judgmental. Feeling love is all around? It can make even water taste sweeter. Not only do our emotions influence our perceptions of taste, but what we taste can also change how we feel, scientists have found.

Two CUNY Professors Earn 2016 Carnegie Fellowships

April 19, 2016 | The University

Two CUNY professors — Deborah L. Balk, a Baruch College professor and Associate Director of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research who studies urbanization and climate change, and Thomas G. Weiss, a presidential professor of political science at the Graduate Center focused on international relations and global governance – have each been awarded a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

CUNY Big Apple Job Fair Features 115 Employer-Recruiters; NYC Economic Development President Maria Torres-Springer to Keynote

April 19, 2016 | The University

The 28th annual CUNY Big Apple Job & Internship Fair, hosted by The City University of New York, will be the largest in the last ten years, with 115 private and public sector organizations recruiting from among the expected thousands of CUNY graduating students and recent alumni looking for full-time positions, and current students seeking internships and part-time job opportunities.

F. Douglas Stephenson: Denying poor people health care defies logic

April 17, 2016 | The University

Gov. Rick Scott should expect more confrontations like the recent one in a Gainesville Starbucks because he continues to lead this state in its rush to abandon health-care services for poor citizens.

Noorwood MD To Be Honored by Healing the Children of New Jersey

April 17, 2016 | The University

April 17, 2016 Lloyd Gayle, MD of Norwood will be honored by Healing the Children of New Jersey (HTCNJ) with its Sue Tiger Memorial Award at its Gala and Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit.  The Sue Tiger Memorial Award is presented to an individual who […]

STATEMENT BY CHANCELLOR JAMES B. MILLIKEN ON A GRADUATE CENTER STUDENT COUNCIL RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

April 15, 2016 | The University

The leadership of The City University of New York has consistently and publicly opposed a boycott of Israeli institutions of higher education.

Analysts: Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NBIX) Stock Could Go to $96

April 15, 2016 | The University

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) is in analysts’ crosshairs after showing no change in percent versus prior close. Wall Street analysts have favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.7. The stock is rated as buy by 3 analysts, with 6 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

Fairywrens learn calls before hatching

April 12, 2016 | The University

New research demonstrates that some songbirds start learning to imitate their parents’ vocalisations before they even hatch.

Sociologists Get NSF Grant to Study Effects of Community Land Trusts on Low-Income Families

April 12, 2016 | The University

Georgia State University sociologists and their colleagues at the City University of New York (CUNY) have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study community land trusts (CLTs), one way American cities can address the shortages of safe, affordable housing and their effects on residents.

Lemur extinctions ‘orphaned’ some Madagascar plant species

April 12, 2016 | The University

The extinction of several species of large lemurs in Madagascar has created isolated “orphaned” plant species that once depended upon the animals to eat and disperse their large seeds, a Yale-led survey has found.

Pets help you stay healthy

April 12, 2016 | The University

Did you know that pets are beneficial to your health? Apparently yes, and there is enough scientific evidence to back up this claim. Dr. David J. Demko, a professor of gerontology and research methodology from the University of Michigan, estimates that a pet dog can add two years to the life of its owner. Amazing, isn’t it?

Industry City expects to establish 20,000 jobs by 2025

April 12, 2016 | The University

Industry City is growing by leaps and bounds, according to its directors, who said they expect the commercial complex in Sunset Park to generate 20,000 jobs by the year 2025.

CUNY Students Add 10 More NSF Graduate Fellowships

April 12, 2016 | The University

CUNY students this month captured 10 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, bringing to 80 the number of students and alumni who have won the nation’s most prestigious federal grant for graduate research in the sciences over the past five years.

No first language

April 11, 2016 | The University

Gita Martohardjono’s own language story guides her research By Greg Uyeno April 11, 2016 Indonesian. German. Italian. English. French. These are the languages spoken by Gita Martohardjono, director of the Second Language Acquisition Lab at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She studies how the languages we know affect the languages we learn […]

Moms play key role in how well we age

April 8, 2016 | The University

By Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz April 8, 2016 While human babies are dependent on their parents for years, research shows that how we will age as adults begins in the womb. You know a pregnant woman’s habits can affect her newborn’s health. But did you know it also can influence how an offspring […]

Study finds PrEP under-prescribed

April 8, 2016 | The University

April 8, 2016 Out of a pool of more than 1,000 gay and bisexual men, a new UK study found that only 83 — fewer than one in 10 — reported PrEP use, Reuters reports. But 42 percent of those who do use it said they had not skipped a single dose in the previous […]

Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

April 8, 2016 | The University

Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is one of the most popular herbal formulas in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the roots of one of the formula’s component herbs.

Tandon Develops Hybrid Molecule for Breast Cancer Treatment

April 8, 2016 | The University

About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. While death rates have gone down since the early 1990s, breast cancer still results in the second most deaths among women of any type of cancer, behind lung cancer. So far in 2016, researchers at NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and the Tandon School of Engineering have made serious strides in researching the disease.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on Governor Cuomo’s Nominations to the CUNY Board of Trustees

April 8, 2016 | The University

I commend Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on his nominations of two outstanding and distinguished New Yorkers to the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York.