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Message to New York State Senate from The Chairman and the Chancellor

March 15, 2016 | The University

The City Unive‎rsity of New York has strongly and consistently condemned all forms of bigotry and discrimination on our campuses, from racism to anti-Semitism.

Tiny Creatures Breathe New Life Into a Toxic Waterway

March 10, 2016 | The University

by Alec Hamilton March 10, 2016 In 2007, LaGuardia Community College biology professor Dr. Sarah Durand was taking water samples off of a set of steps that lead down into Newtown Creek, when she saw something surprising. The demands of urban life and industrialization had transformed the once vibrant salt marsh into a polluted channel, […]

ASRC professor leads study on reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

March 9, 2016 | The University

A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand.

SUNY, CUNY Community College Students Receive 2016 Phi Theta Kappa Awards

March 8, 2016 | The University

SUNY, CUNY Community College Students Receive 2016 Phi Theta Kappa Awards Albany – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner today presented 77 State University of New York and City University of New York students with the 2016 PTK All-New York Academic Awards at the New York State Museum in Albany. A listing […]

New York Harbor’s Oyster Beds Once Protected Against Severe Storms and Extreme Wave Damage

March 7, 2016 | The University

A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientist Jonathan Woodruff and his doctoral student Christine Brandon of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to link Europeans’ overharvesting and disturbance of the ancient shellfish beds to loss of natural coastal defenses against floods and storm waves.

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.