Against a national backdrop of steadily rising college costs and soaring student-loan debt, The City University of New York offers the best value in U.S. higher education today – high-quality academics plus a “safety net” of remarkably affordable tuition, tax credits and financial aid that make CUNY students much less likely to borrow for their education, according to a new report.
Students from City University of New York (Cuny) and the University of Sydney observed a female baboon in the Tokai Forest of Table Mountain National Park for 30 days to study her dietary habits.
1.2 million Americans live with HIV, more than 12.5 million have some type of cancer and 4.5 million are infected with hepatitis C. Researchers at the City Tech Lab located on the City University of New York campus are helping to detect diseases like these before the first symptom even appears.
The photos you take on Instagram are not just about you. Yes, the glamor shots of your dog, captured moments with friends, and gratuitous photographs your favorite meals do reveal a lot about you as an individual, but they can also say a lot about the city you live in. Phototrails, a collaborative research project between the University of Pittsburgh, the California Institute for Telecommunication and Information, and the Graduate Center at City University of New York, is using the patterns found in Instagram photos to create gorgeous “visual signatures” of cities around the world.
A team of researchers have now found strains of the deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria thriving in the river, especially from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan.
Scientists are looking into how well the former Fresh Kills dump on Staten Island dump is making the transition to parkland, and they are getting a helping hand — or flipper — from turtles. Borough reporter Amanda Farinacci filed the following report.
Scientists have engineered fruit flies that can’t taste sugar, and, at first, the insects will show no preference between sugar water and plain water. But after 15 hours without food, the flies start to choose the sugar water, seemingly sensing the fact that the liquid contains life-sustaining calories even though they can’t taste anything.
Babies learn to speak months after they begin to understand language. As they are learning to talk, they babble, repeating the same syllable (“da-da-da”) or combining syllables into a string (“da-do-da-do”).
Humans aren’t the only species swayed by fashion trends and peer pressure. Two newly published studies say vervet monkeys and humpback whales learn eating preferences and feeding techniques from their social groups, too.
In the fall of 1985, a giant humpback whale named Humphrey attracted international fame when he lost his way while migrating southward to breed. He ended up swimming into the San Francisco Bay instead. For two weeks rescuers from The Marine Mammal Center in California and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration desperately tried to lead him back to sea but had little success. Finally, they called in Diana Reiss, a renowned dolphin researcher, to help. By then Humphrey was already 80 miles inland and his beautiful coat was decaying due to extended exposure to fresh water.
The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Andrea Shapiro Davis to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts Development. The appointment of Ms. Davis is effective Nov. 15, 2013 at a salary to be determined by the Chancellor.
The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed a nationally prominent educator, Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, Oregon’s chief education officer, former New York City schools chancellor and Miami-Dade school superintendent, as president of Medgar Evers College. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein recommended Dr. Crew after a national search.
The City University of New York’s teacher-education programs, which have had continuous, marked success in preparing the next generation of students for 21st century classrooms, are engaged in many initiatives to further enhance teacher preparation.
Jerome Karle, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in chemistry with CCNY classmate Herbert Hauptman for creating X-ray crystallography, a tool now commonly used to understand new molecules like drugs, died June 6. He was 94.
William P. Kelly, Interim Chancellor Designate, has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the foundation has announced.
The Search Committee for a new Chancellor of The City University of New York will soon be seeking nominations and applications for a successor to Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, who is retiring at the end of June following 14 years of exemplary service to the University.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, we ask that flags on all CUNY campuses be lowered to half-staff on June 12 and that each campus engage in appropriate educational activities to commemorate his legacy.
William P. Kelly, president of the Graduate School and University Center, has been named interim Chancellor following Matthew Goldstein’s 14-year tenure that transformed the University into a truly integrated world-class institution, revamped and expanded to promote academic success and access for students of all levels.
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.
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein graduated from The City College of New York in June 1963 at a turbulent time in the nation’s history — the height of the Civil Rights movement. He reflected on his own graduation, and on the challenge posed by its celebrated commencement speaker, in his own commencement address to CCNY’s Class of 2013. The following column, Dr. Goldstein’s last as Chancellor, is excerpted from his address. For the full address see: cuny.edu/chancellors-speech