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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
Here is a collection of new books written by CUNY authors:
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.
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.
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.
Whenever he can, Stanley Greff starts his shift as a public safety officer at Kingsborough Community College by raising an American flag.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
When renowned Latin American author Gabriel García Márquez died in April, his passing sparked renewed interest in his rapturous novels filled with magic realism, especially the beloved Cien Años de Soledad, or One Hundred Years of Solitude.
MAURICE ASHLEY remembers it as if it were yesterday — or today: The move, bishop to e7, that made him an international grandmaster of chess, and the first black player in the world to achieve that most exalted status. “It was exactly 15 years ago — today’s my anniversary!” the onetime star of the City College chess team was saying one afternoon in his Brooklyn apartment. The coincidence triggered a checkmate smile and a burst of memories.