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How friendship affects well-being in each decade of life

August 5, 2015 | The University

Eighteen months ago, Chad Every moved from Ohio to St. Petersburg, Florida. He had a new job, apartment and bicycle, but one important ingredient of a good life was missing: friends.

Every was content at first to spend time reading and relaxing alone, but the self-proclaimed extrovert knew he’d eventually need pals for impromptu trips to coffee shops, movie theaters and concerts.

“I finally reached a point when I knew I needed to put myself out there. A (vinyl) record fair was happening by my house, so I literally went with the hope of finding a friend,” said Every, 26.

Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller, But Delivering The Drug Is Tricky

August 3, 2015 | The University

Researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration for new drugs. One example is Prialt. It’s an incredibly powerful painkiller that people sometimes use when morphine no longer works. Prialt is based on a component in the venom of a marine snail.

Statement by CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken On Incarcerated Individuals And Access To Pell Grants

July 31, 2015 | The University

We are much encouraged by the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to pilot a program allowing incarcerated individuals to receive Pell grants to pursue higher education while in prison.

CUNY School of Medicine to Launch in 2016

July 14, 2015 | The University

Governor Cuomo announced the accreditation for the CUNY School of Medicine, located on the City College campus in Harlem.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better In Social Media, Says CCNY Study

July 3, 2015 | The University

A recent research by physicists has projected that “smaller is smarter” when it comes to important super spreaders of information, “smaller is smarter.” It marks as a change in the popular idea that “bigger is better,” and can lead to a significant impact for an extensive array on several networked systems of social, natural and living ones.

Record season for CUNY recipients of Gilman Scholarships

July 1, 2015 | The University

With awardees from both community and senior colleges heading to destinations including China, India, and Spain, some 21 CUNY students won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad experiences, the most of any university on the east coast for the summer term. In addition, eight students from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) […]

CUNY Board Names Judith Bergtraum as Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management; and Brian Cohen as Vice Chancellor for Technology and University Chief Information Officer

June 29, 2015 | The University

Chancellor James B. Milliken of The City University of New York has announced the appointments of Judith Bergtraum as Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management, and Brian Cohen as Vice Chancellor for Technology and University Chief Information Officer. Both appointments were approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees.

Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe Named President of Bronx Community College

June 29, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe, who has been President of Cumberland County College for the past six years, as President of Bronx Community College.

Dr. David Gomez Named President of Hostos Community College

June 29, 2015 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez, a distinguished academic leader, teacher and experienced administrator, as the President of Hostos Community College. Dr. Gomez has served as Interim President of Hostos for the past year.

CUNY Prep Is Renamed to Honor Founding Principal Dr. Derrick Griffith

June 29, 2015 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees has renamed CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx the Dr. Derrick Griffith CUNY Preparatory School to honor its founding principal who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.

Statement by Chancellor James B. Milliken on the New York City Budget Agreement for 2015-16

June 23, 2015 | The University

With deepest appreciation, we commend Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and The New York City Council on the budget agreement on the 2015-16 New York City budget and for its historic investment in The City University of New York.

Boston medical device company eyes European market with France expansion

June 23, 2015 | The University

As medical device company PathMaker Neurosystems Inc. begins exploring clinical trials in the U.S., it has unveiled expansion plans into France that will facilitate the company’s move into the European market.

Governor Cuomo Appoints CUNY Board Member Brian D. Obergfell to The City University Construction Fund

June 20, 2015 | The University

CUNY Board member Brian D. Obergfell, an attorney with an extensive background in banking, real estate and commercial finance, was named by Governor Cuomo to The City University Construction Fund, a public-benefit corporation through which facilities are provided for CUNY’s colleges and graduate institutions.

Two New CUNY Trustees and New CUNY Construction Fund Member Appointed

June 19, 2015 | The University

Two new members of The CUNY Board of Trustees and one new member of The City University of New York Construction Fund (CUCF), were confirmed on June 18th by the New York State Senate.

Potato Leafhoppers Arrive Sooner Due to Climate Change

June 9, 2015 | The University

The potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) is a tiny insect — barely half the size of a grain of rice — with a bright lime-green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this little pest causes big headaches for farmers across the eastern half of the United States. By feeding voraciously on many crops, including potatoes, green beans, and alfalfa, the migratory potato leafhopper causes untold millions of dollars in damage every year.

It’s Shockingly Common for New Yorkers to Blow Through Red Lights

June 8, 2015 | The University

If you stand at the corner of 50th Street and 7th Avenue, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, you might notice something disturbing. At this heavily traveled intersection, swarming with people on foot, a lot of drivers aren’t obeying the most fundamental rule of the road: stopping when the light turns red.

Fighting pollution critical to fight against diseases of poverty

June 5, 2015 | The University

This fall, the international community will gather in New York City at the United Nations to officially endorse a game plan, called the Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at reducing poverty and inequity over the next 15 years.

CUNY Students Win Nation’s Top Academic Awards: National Science Foundation, Soros, Fulbright, Truman and Goldwater Scholars

May 27, 2015 | The University

In an extraordinary 2015 spring “awards season” replete with Fulbright, National Science Foundation, Truman, Soros and other major national fellowships and scholarships coveted by graduate and undergraduate students, two CUNY doctoral candidates captured prestigious prizes that are virtually never won by students: a Pulitzer Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, both for poetry.

Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior

May 26, 2015 | The University

Since the 1960s, biologists have made fake eggs for some studies of bird behavior. But Mark Hauber of Hunter College in New York says this kind of scientific handicraft is not exactly his forte.

Services for Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 22, 2015 | The University

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 22 for Dr. Derrick Griffith, the beloved Medgar Evers College Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management who was one of eight people tragically killed in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia earlier this month.