News from The City University of New York

Alcoholics Should Quit Smoking To Stay Sober

September 28, 2015 | The University

New research suggests that people with a history of alcohol problems who continue to smoke are at a greater risk of relapsing.

Guttman Profiled in University Business Article

September 25, 2015 | Uncategorized

Guttman Community College was one of the featured community colleges in the University Business (October 2015) article:
Paving the Path to College Completion: How community colleges can reorganize programs to focus on the end goal of getting to graduat…

Lehman College’s SEEK Program Nominated for Prestigious Award

September 25, 2015 | Lehman College

“When the students first arrive, they don’t have a realistic idea of what it entails to be good students, to be successful college students, so we begin the transformation process immediately,” she explains. By transformation Hernández means empowering the students to take charge of their education, instilling in them a need to perform at their best academically, and to be fully engaged in their college education in and out of the classroom.

NYDesigns at LaGuardia Community College Takes Part in World Maker Faire 2015

September 25, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

NYDesigns, an incubator, co-working and fabrication space in Long Island City, Queens that supports creative makers at all stages of business development, will be participating in the World Maker Faire 2015 on September 26 – 27 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

Baruch College to Host International Conference of Undergraduate Research

September 25, 2015 | Baruch College

For a second year, Baruch College undergraduates will present original research alongside colleagues from around the globe as part of the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR). The conference, organized by the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and Monash University in Australia features participants from twelve colleges around the globe.

Economics Students Participate in Federal Reserve Bank Macro Boot Camp

September 24, 2015 | Uncategorized

Professor Sebastien Buttet and nine students from his Principles of Macroeconomics 201 course participated in the College Fed Challenge sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on September 18. This “Macro Boot Camp” is the first part of the Fed Challenge, an outreach program run by the Federal Reserve Bank where college students […]

Telecommuting works best in moderation, science shows

September 24, 2015 | The University

Organizations are increasingly offering employees a variety of work-from-home options despite sometimes conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of telecommuting. A comprehensive new report reveals that telecommuting can boost employee job satisfaction and productivity, but only when it’s carefully implemented with specific individual and organizational factors in mind.

Researchers develop promising metal-based compound to fight kidney cancer

September 24, 2015 | The University

Researchers developed a promising metal-based compound that destroys kidney cancer cells, while leaving normal cells unharmed. The findings may provide a new way of treating kidney cancer, opening the potential for more potent and less toxic therapies that would give cancer patients a better quality of life.

GC Student Agustin Indaco to Present at NYC Media Lab Summit

September 24, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. student Agustin Indaco (Economics) has been selected to present the GC’s interactive installation “On Broadway” at NYC Media Lab’s annual summit on Friday, September 25.