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Flipping pancakes with mathematics

January 7, 2014 | Uncategorized

Tomorrow marks the 80th birthday of Jacob E Goodman, a mathematician at the City College of New York. If Professor Goodman’s name does not ring any bells, then maybe you know him better by his pseudonym, Harry Dweighter. No? Confused? Wondering why a mathematician needs to disguise his identity? Allow me to explain.

Humans hunt like SHARKS: Hunter-gatherers forage for food in a mathematical pattern used by other predators

January 7, 2014 | Uncategorized

Hunter-gatherers search for food in the same way as animals including sharks and honeybees, according to anthropologists.

John Jay Students Pack 20,000 Meals for Each of John Jay’s Stop Hunger Now Events

December 10, 2013 | Uncategorized

  According to Oxfam – and international organization focused on combatting poverty, as of 2010, 925 million people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger. This number is greater than the population of the European Union, Canada, and the United States combined. Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, […]

Prof. Siegel says Marcos Aide Conviction Means the Heat is Never Off for Confederates of Corrupt Dictators

November 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Law, Uncategorized

Professor Franklin Siegel, who litigated to recover assets Ferdinand Marcos stole from the Philippine people, observed that New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s trial team and won a notable victory with the conviction last week of Vilma Ba…

Travel Required

November 8, 2013 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

BROOKLYN– Journalism major Alex Ellefson ’14 is considering a career as a foreign correspondent, so when he scored an internship at a newspaper in the Middle East, he figured he had found the perfect experience to polish off his college resumé. But it would be expensive to spend the summer in Jordan, where he had […]

NBA Executive Encourages Students to Do What They Love Best

November 8, 2013 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

BROOKLYN– As part of a continuing series, the Magner Career Center invited Jonathan Supranowitz ’94, vice president of public relations for the New York Knicks basketball organization, to talk about his road to success. A Canarsie, Brooklyn, native, Supranowitz has been with the Knicks for 14 seasons, beginning in 2000. “It’s important that you love whatever you choose to […]

November 6, 2013 | Uncategorized

For Immediate Release October 22nd, 2013   Contact: John Kelly, 917-745-7554   York College Hosts Exhibit of Renowned Artist and Distinguished Lecturer Margaret Rose Vendryes   The Fine Arts Gallery at York College will host an art exhibit by the acclaimed artist, Dr. Margaret Rose Vendryes, set to open on October 24th. The exhibit, entitled […]

Professor Gloria Brown-Marshall and Her Students Meet Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

November 1, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

John Jay College students met Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration provided access to this invitation-only event where former Solicitors General Drew Days and Paul Clemente joined Justice Kagen and retired Judge Judith Kaye to reveal their thoughts […]

Prisoner Reentry Institute Report Details Unsafe Conditions in NYC’s Three-Quarter Houses

October 22, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

Study Reveals Troubling Findings About Housing of Last Resort for Low-Income Single New Yorkers New York, October 17, 2013 – The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside, based on a study of tenants in a little-seen underground housing […]

John Jay – Treats for Troops Home and Away 2013

October 4, 2013 | Uncategorized

Donations will be sent overseas & given to homeless veterans in the NYC area. We will be collecting the following donations: Toiletries, Cereal/Canned Food, Tooth Brush/Toothpaste, Salami/Beef Jerky, Antifungal Cream, Milk (canned or powered), Shampoo, Tuna Fish (plastic Ziploc packets only), Conditioner, Socks (NEW), Letter of Support and Baby Wipes. MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED! Make […]

Queens College Business Forum Breakfast

September 30, 2013 | Uncategorized

The public are invited to attend a Queens College Business Forum Breakfast on the topic, The 2008-2009 Financial Crisis: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. The guest speaker is Mark Goldwasser, CEO, National Securities.

Lehman Is #5 Northeast College for Graduates with Least Amount of Debt: U.S. News & World Report

September 23, 2013 | Uncategorized

Lehman College welcomed nearly 3,000 new students to campus for the fall 2013 semester. While the numbers are early, preliminary data show it is the College’s strongest incoming class in two decades. The Class of 2017 arrives with more community engagement and volunteer experience under their collective belt. They are honor roll students with strong […]

Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly’s Message to CUNY Board of Trustees

September 18, 2013 | Uncategorized

I write to apprise you of events attendant to a program last night at Macaulay Honors College at which Dr. David Petraeus was in conversation with journalist Fareed Zakaria.

HOSTOS REPERTORY COMPANY RETURNS FROM THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

August 16, 2013 | Hostos Community College, Uncategorized

On August 13, eleven Hostos Community College students returned to the Bronx after having had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of appearing in a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Background Information on Visiting Professor Petraeus

July 3, 2013 | Uncategorized

The appointment of General David Petraeus was announced by the University on April 23rd, 2013, by a Board of Trustees resolution “ at a salary to be determined by the Chancellor.” Discussions

Baboon gives diet experts food for thought

June 30, 2013 | The University, Uncategorized

Students from City University of New York (Cuny) and the University of Sydney observed a female baboon in the Tokai Forest of Table Mountain National Park for 30 days to study her dietary habits.

Exposing The Smallest Viruses

June 30, 2013 | The University, Uncategorized

1.2 million Americans live with HIV, more than 12.5 million have some type of cancer and 4.5 million are infected with hepatitis C. Researchers at the City Tech Lab located on the City University of New York campus are helping to detect diseases like these before the first symptom even appears.

Infographic: Using 2 Million Instagram Pics to Map a City’s Visual Signature

June 30, 2013 | The University, Uncategorized

The photos you take on Instagram are not just about you. Yes, the glamor shots of your dog, captured moments with friends, and gratuitous photographs your favorite meals do reveal a lot about you as an individual, but they can also say a lot about the city you live in. Phototrails, a collaborative research project between the University of Pittsburgh, the California Institute for Telecommunication and Information, and the Graduate Center at City University of New York, is using the patterns found in Instagram photos to create gorgeous “visual signatures” of cities around the world.

In defense of dolphins

June 30, 2013 | The University, Uncategorized

In the fall of 1985, a giant humpback whale named Humphrey attracted international fame when he lost his way while migrating southward to breed. He ended up swimming into the San Francisco Bay instead. For two weeks rescuers from The Marine Mammal Center in California and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration desperately tried to lead him back to sea but had little success. Finally, they called in Diana Reiss, a renowned dolphin researcher, to help. By then Humphrey was already 80 miles inland and his beautiful coat was decaying due to extended exposure to fresh water.

Dr. Kenya Beard Named Nurse Educator of 2013 by National Black Nurses Association

June 27, 2013 | Hunter College, Uncategorized

The National Black Nurses Association has named Kenya Beard, of the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the Nurse Educator of the Year. Beard, EdD, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, CNE, is an assistant professor and the Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar at Hunter-Bellevue. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions to professional and/or patient education.” When news of the award was […]