Complex organic material discovered inside meteor impact debris in Tasmania, is providing scientists with new clues about where to look, when searching for life on other planets.
A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers. The research helps explain naturally occurring nano-material within cells and could one day lead to engineered bio-composites for drug delivery, artificial tissue, bio-sensing, or cancer diagnosis.
A new model combining fluid dynamics with granular dynamics can provide important insights into discontinuous shear thickening – a curious effect that causes some fluid-like materials to suddenly behave like a solid. Developed by physicists in the US, the model agrees with key experimental observations and could help researchers develop new technologies based on shear thickening, such as flexible body armour.
An award-winning mathematician who solved a problem that puzzled mathematicians for decades, the winner of a prestigious Young Scientist Award from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the leading historians of Africa, a filmmaker who is one of the outstanding European directors of her generation, a historian of modern Southeast Asia, and an authority on Rabbinic Civilization and Classical Judaism are among talented new faculty welcomed to The City University of New York this fall.
We’ve all been there. A long car ride through the corn fields of Nebraska. A work party where you search for conversation that doesn’t center around the single mundane task you share for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. A two-hour zig-zagging line to board a 4-minute roller coaster ride. Boredom, we learned in 2006, comes in many nuanced forms, the style of one distinctly different from another. Now, thanks to a collaborative study, we have one more type of boredom we can add to the list.
Responding to the horrific devastation in the Philippines, Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly has announced the establishment of a University-wide relief effort to assist the victims and others affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which has left many thousands dead, injured and displaced and areas of the country destroyed in likely its worst natural disaster.
CUNY is marking Veterans Day this year with dozens of events to be held honoring fallen heroes and U.S. Service members listed at www.cuny.edu/veterans.
Muhammad W. Arshad, a master’s degree candidate in the Public Service Management Program at City College’s Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, has been elected the twenty-eighth chairperson of CUNY’s University Student Senate (USS) for 2013-2014. Arshad graduated with a baccalaureate of science in chemical engineering from the City College of New York. His election gives him a seat and a vote on the Board of Trustees as the University’s student representative.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have designated November as CUNY Month 2013, The City University of New York’s annual opportunity to showcase its campuses to the public through open houses, admissions and financial-aid workshops, cultural events, lectures, art exhibits, performances, sports tournaments, book talks, workshops for veterans and immigrants, and special events at its 24 colleges and professional schools in the five boroughs.
More Than 700 Students Join New CUNY Service Corps.
November is CUNY Month, which this year coincides with heightened interest in higher education, following President Obama’s recently proposed plan to enhance college affordability and accountability.
Driven by leaps in freshman and transfer admissions, enrollment at The City University of New York increased to more than 270,000 this fall as more students and families seized the opportunity to attain a high-quality yet affordable college education amid daunting college costs and enrollment declines elsewhere.
Seron Douglas dropped out of high school in the 11th grade when his son was born. He was living in the Bronx with his single mother. “She was doing cleaning jobs; my father was not around,” he said. The birth of his son, Seron Jr., would be a turning point for Douglas in what had been a dissolute youth spent mostly in the streets.
The doctor is in. Residents in 3,000 New York City households are getting free medical check-ups thanks to the Health Department and the CUNY School of Public Health. Participants in the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES) not only get life-saving vital signs information but also $100.
Stepping out of the subway station at 149th Street and Third Avenue in the South Bronx, you hear the sounds of honking cars and noisy crowds pulsate through the hardscrabble streets like the borough’s heartbeat. But walking further, after passing a smoke-filled falafel truck, a pawnshop, and a weed-choked lot, you soon encounter a striking silver oasis of homes known as Via Verde, or the “Green Way.”
Great teaching is at the heart of a great university, and Avi O. Liveson is among The Princeton Review’s The Best 300 Professors (Random House 2012) selected from among 42,000 submissions and 1,000 semifinalists nationwide.
I escaped the funnel into Vietnam in 1969 by 48 hours. My second — and unevadable — draft notice arrived in the mail on a Monday, but I had enlisted in the reserves of the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps the previous Saturday (I did not reveal that I was thinking of dropping out of Stanford Law School).
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.
Like so many employees, CUNY donors give to charity when they can — a lot or a little depending on their own financial situations. Giving makes people feel good.
Working women whose children are breastfeeding typically need to express milk while at the office. It is certainly a nurturing process. But many are far more comfortable if they have privacy.