National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Announced – John Jay College Awarded $4.75 Million Grant

September 18, 2014 | Uncategorized

On Thursday, September 18, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been awarded a competitive, three-year, $4.75 million grant to launch a National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. John Jay will lead a team including Yale Law School, UCLA, and the Urban Institute as principal partners. The […]

More costly doesn’t mean better

September 9, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published Sept. 8 in Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the United States in 2011, twice as much as any other nation. The study is the first across multiple nations with widely varying health systems. It was carried out by teams from the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany and the Netherlands. Costs were lowest (about 12 percent) in Scotland and Canada, both of which have single-payer systems. Data covered virtually all hospitals in each nation. Administrative spending totaled $667 per capita in the U.S., $158 in Canada, $164 in Scotland, $211 in Wales, $225 in England and $325 in the Netherlands. French and German costs were about 40 percent lower than in the U.S.

Retail employees frustrated by slashed hours, erratic schedules: study

September 3, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A new survey of city retail workers claims many are losing their shirts to “disturbing” new staffing trends.

7-million-year-old fossil monkey unearthed in Abu Dhabi

July 1, 2014 | Uncategorized

An international team of scientists from Hunter College-City University of New York (CUNY), the Museum für Naturkunde- Berlin, Yale University, and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) have announced the discovery of an important 6.5 to 8 million year old fossil monkey specimen from Shuwaihat Island in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region (Al Gharbia).

Hostos Community College Alumna Receives Caribbean American Healthcare Award

June 16, 2014 | Hostos Community College, Uncategorized

On June 25, 2014, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College alumna Ruby Bryan will receive the Caribbean American Healthcare Award from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), proving conclusively that there is no expiration date on a dream. One of seven children, the Jamaican immigrant had two goals in life. She wanted to be […]

Lehman Professor Andrei Jitianu Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Study Corrosion Protection

June 8, 2014 | Uncategorized

Dr. Jitianu and his colleagues have been awarded a $605,000 three-year grant. They hope to design a comprehensive study on the mechanisms for forming corrosion protection coatings for magnesium alloys and steels, which are used commonly for aerospace, automotive, and biocompatible medical implant applications.


May 27, 2014 | School of Professional Studies, Uncategorized

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is delighted to announce the launch of its new BA in Human Relations degree, the first program of its kind offered by CUNY. Human relations examines human behavior, interactions, and relationships within the workplace and society. Drawing upon psychology, sociology, communication, business, and the humanities, students in […]

Hunter’s Diana Mason Named One of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care

May 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

Dr. Diana Mason, the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter College’s School of Nursing has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care. According to the Modern Healthcare website, the list “honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be […]

Undergraduate Jamel Love Accepted to Leadership Alliance’s Summer Research Early Identification Program at Vanderbilt University

April 16, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Uncategorized

Jamel Love, a junior and political science major, was accepted into the Leadership Alliance’s Summer Research Early Identification Program at Vanderbilt University. The Program will partner Love with a faculty member from the Political Science Department for a 10-week summer research and professional development program.

MIT, CUNY Researchers Observe Energy-Carrying Quasiparticles For The First Time

April 16, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time.

Nobel Prize Winner and Director of the National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold Varmus Speaks at Macaulay Honors College Commencement, 6/6/14

April 10, 2014 | Uncategorized

New York, NY (April 9, 2014)–Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York has announced that Dr. Harold Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute, will address graduates and guests at its annual commencement exercises. Macaulay Honors College University Dean Ann Kirschner will lead the ceremony, which will take place in New York […]


March 31, 2014 | Uncategorized

Increasing the Pipeline for Future Scholars In response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced social and behavioral science degrees, STEM degrees, or in advanced research and academic positions, the Latina Research Network (LRN) – headed by Professor Silvia L. Mazzula – will hold the 2014 Latina Researchers Conference at John Jay College […]

12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge Gives CUNY Student Entrepreneurs a Creative Outlet for Business Ideas

March 10, 2014 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

NEW YORK, NY-March 10, 2014 – Student entrepreneurs throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) are encouraged to sign up for the 12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge, offering a valuable learning experience and $25,000 in prizes. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, gives student entrepreneurs an opportunity to create […]

CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Red Carpet Event and Premier of Winning Films March 23

March 7, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

MEDIA ALERT: CUNY CAMPUS NEWSPAPERS COVERAGE OPPORTUNITY CITY UNIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL SET FOR MARCH 23 RED CARPET EVENT PREMIERS WINNING FILMS WHAT: Winners of the sixth annual official City University Film Festival (CUFF) at Macaulay Honors College will be announced at CUNY’s “red carpet” gala event on March 23rd. The creative and emerging works by […]

King and Queen of Spain to Present Prestigious Fellowship to Queens College PhD Student of Clinical Psychology

February 27, 2014 | Uncategorized

In an awards ceremony to take place this summer, the king and queen of Spain will present Queens College student Clara Vila-Castelar with a prestigious fellowship from the La Caixa Foundation.

Are You Part Neanderthal? Genographic Project Uses 200 College Students’ Cheek Swabs To Trace Ancestry Back 200,000 Years

January 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

About 200 college students at the American Museum of Natural History opened their mouths Monday night and swabbed their cheeks for DNA analysis to trace their ancestry back a staggering 200 thousand years. In the process, they’ll even find out what percent Neanderthal they are. The students, who participated in The New York City Student Ancestry Project, with the City College of New York, may be lucky (or unlucky) enough to find out which thousands of people they can genetically consider their relatives.

Rick Raemisch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections, and Piper Kerman author of Orange is the New Black,” to speak at John Jay College

January 22, 2014 | Uncategorized

New York, NY, Jan. 2014 — Rick Raemisch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections and James Craig, Chief of the Detroit Police Department head the list of speakers at the Ninth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City on Monday, February 10 […]

Baruch MBA Student Elizabeth Alpern Named to Forbes “30 Under 30″

January 10, 2014 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

Student Entrepreneur Achieves Flavorful Feat with The Gefilteria   NEW YORK, NY-January 10, 2014 –Student entrepreneurs at Baruch College often find success when their business idea becomes a reality. Sometimes that success earns high-profile recognition by the business industry. Such is the case for Elizabeth Alpern, a student in the part-time MBA program in the […]

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.