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Are Burnout and Depression the Same Thing?

March 7, 2016 | The University

Burnout and depression are seen as two distinct health conditions in the medical world. A new study suggests they may be closer to one.

New Insights into Physical Processes Controlling Change in Reflectivity of Greenland Ice Sheet

March 4, 2016 | The University

That trend is likely to continue, with the surface’s reflectivity, or albedo, decreasing by as much as 10 percent by the end of the century, the study says.

CUNY Faculty and College Programs Win Federal Humanities Grants

March 3, 2016 | The University

Five CUNY professors and institutions have won prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support research, preserve historic materials and develop digital curricula.

Report: Reimbursement for telehealth 40 percent less than for non-telehealth care

February 26, 2016 | The University

Reimbursement for telehealth services is much lower than non-telehealth care, according to a recent policy brief from the Health Care Cost Institute.

Study shows teen girls’ sexual orientation not always a predictor of sexual behavior

February 25, 2016 | The University

About one in five lesbian and four in five bisexual teen girls who are sexually active had a recent male sex partner, according to a new U.S. study of close to 3,000 adolescent girls that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

CUNY Expands Associate Degree Eligibility Benefiting Thousands of Transfer Students

February 24, 2016 | The University

More than 6,000 City University of New York students who each year transfer from community colleges to senior colleges will be eligible to receive an associate degree while studying for a bachelor’s degree under a new CUNY program Chancellor James B. Milliken announced today. The CUNY Board of Trustees today authorized all CUNY colleges offering […]

Mental disorders linked to derelict land

February 22, 2016 | The University

A statistical analysis of the UK city of Glasgow has found a link between mental disorders and the presence of vacant and derelict land nearby.

CUNY Named “Military Friendly” University

February 18, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York is the first and largest university system in America to be named Military Friendly in 2016 in recognition of its programs for veterans, members of the armed forces leaving military service, and their military spouses.

ASRC Scientists Discover New Ways To Create Tailored Emulsions

February 18, 2016 | The University

Emulsions, the stabilized mixtures of oil and water are the basis of many food and personal care products such as spreads, creams, and pastes. Each product has different requirements and there is a need for emulsifiers that can be tuned, or tailored but are also biocompatible and biodegradable. Now, Dr. Rein V. Ulijn is among […]


February 13, 2016 | The University

ALBANY — The City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken today presented Distinguished Alumnus awards to Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Goya Foods, Inc. Vice President and General Counsel Carlos Ortiz, at the annual CUNY and Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus Luncheon/Program. Warren and Ortiz attended John Jay College and […]

Chancellor Milliken Delivers Testimony on State Executive Budget

February 8, 2016 | The University

In testimony delivered in Albany on the 2016-2017 State Executive Budget, Chancellor James B. Milliken said state support is critical to continuing CUNY’s mission to students, ensuring its graduates become leaders, and finding new ways to strengthen the University for the future.

Bacterial research by campus scientists could impact agriculture

February 8, 2016 | The University

A group of campus scientists took a leap forward in the bioengineering field by redesigning a bacterial nanocompartment that can facilitate chemical reactions and could have substantial effects on the field of agriculture.

New Robot Expected to Help Explore Deep Oceans

February 4, 2016 | The University

Humanity has been interested in the deep oceans as much as it has been curious about the universe. Since ancient times there have been efforts to discover what lies in the depths of the seas.

City lights, urban sprawl, and uncovering the future of ecology with Dr. Peter Groffman

February 2, 2016 | The University

“For a long time in environmental science we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping people outside the box of ecosystems” says Dr. Peter Groffman, who studies the microbial and chemical ecology of urban landscapes and waterways.

Pilot training program to improve transgender competency among medical staff in an urban clinic

February 2, 2016 | The University

The widespread discrimination and mistreatment transgender individuals face in the healthcare system could be alleviated with specialized provider training to increase knowledge about transgender health and needs, and to promote positive attitudes. The evaluation of a pilot training program implemented in an urban clinic shows the potential to change attitudes and improve competency, as reported in a study published in Transgender Health, a new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available open access on the Transgender Health website.

Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

February 2, 2016 | The University

In remarks to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Milliken reported that CUNY School of Law’s public interest law program is now ranked #1 in the country by preLaw Magazine.

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken

February 1, 2016 | The University

I received a letter yesterday afternoon from the state director of operations, which was critical of salaries at both CUNY and SUNY systems.

Queens College to participate in solar power initiative

January 31, 2016 | The University

Queens College will be housing a solar storage system as part of a new three-year collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute and the New York Power Authority.

Fighting octopuses ‘change colour to signal intent’

January 29, 2016 | The University

Octopuses may have more complex social interactions than previously believed, a new study has found.

On Kenneth Thorpe’s Analysis of Senator Sanders’ Single-Payer Reform Plan

January 29, 2016 | The University

Professor Kenneth Thorpe recently issued an analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders’ single-payer national health insurance proposal. Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims the single-payer plan would break the bank.