News from The City University of New York

CSI to get share of Governor Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 awards

July 29, 2014 | College of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE — The College of Staten Island will get a share of $55 million allocated in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 program. The funds are given to foster eight innovative projects on 20 City University campuses, designed to connect academics with economic development.

Five CCNY Students, Alum, Awarded U.S. Geological Survey Internships

July 28, 2014 | City College

Elizama Pons-Montalvo, a geology major at The City College of New York, is working this summer at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. She is helping to investigate the impact of Hurricane Sandy under the USGS’s 2014 Summer Internship Program.


July 28, 2014 | The University

Competitive grants awarded for projects that connect economic development and academic excellence and will create more than 3,800 jobs over six years

Secrets of the Octopus

July 27, 2014 | The University

Have you ever wondered why the mighty eight-armed octopus never gets tangled up in knots? In a surprising discovery that revealed some of the secrets of the octopus, Brooklyn College psychology professor Frank W. Grasso and researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that a chemical repellent in octopus skin prevents the arms from grabbing each other.

The tiny nautilus may help illuminate the history of brain development

July 27, 2014 | The University

Unlike most other soft-bodied cephalopods — cuttlefish, squid and octopus — the nautilus has no camouflage, no ink and relatively poor vision

For-profit home care agencies cost Medicare billions extra, yet provide worse care: Health Affairs study

July 27, 2014 | The University

For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the difference and excess profits for $463. Yet the quality of care was actually worse at for-profit agencies, and more of their patients required repeat hospitalizations.

Summer of science: City schools team with local colleges for STEM programs

July 27, 2014 | The University

For these city kids, it’s the summer of STEM.

As interest in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM — heats up in classrooms across the Big Apple and nationwide, local colleges are giving younger students a shot at a high-tech higher education.

Public schools from across the city are teaming with colleges such as Columbia University, New York University, Lehman College and City College of New York to offer dozens of kids free summer school classes on futuristic topics.

New York City Department of Education Director of STEM Linda Curtis-Bey said the city’s partnerships with universities give kids access to cutting-edge classes.

Selectivity and Graduation Rates

July 27, 2014 | The University

Educators continue to debate “undermatching” — the idea that many talented low-income students do not even apply to, let alone enroll at, the most competitive institutions to which they could gain admission.

Food and thought: Baruch College professor brings organic produce to Corona

July 27, 2014 | The University

This teacher is dishing out more than just food for thought.

Baruch College assistant professor Regina Bernard has teamed with her students to launch a program that brings organic fruits and vegetables to Corona, where they say healthy meals are hardly on the menu.

“It’s not hard to tell there’s a real food gap in this part of Queens,” said Bernard, 37, who teaches black and Latino studies.

Clips of The Week

July 23, 2014 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

<img width="150" height="150" src="×150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Clips of The Week" title="Clips of The Week" style="float:right;" />Check out our latest links – including Amanda Hou’s Village Voice video about a deadly Upper West Side intersection.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. David Gomez Interim President of Hostos Community College

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gomez as the interim president of Hostos Community College.

CUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Judith E. Bergtraum As Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

July 22, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today appointed Judith E. Bergtraum as Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management. For the past seven years she has served as deputy to Vice Chancellor Iris Weinshall, who is leaving to become the chief operating officer of the New York Public Library.

CCNY Hosts American Advertising Federation AdCamp for Second Year

July 21, 2014 | City College

AdCamp, an exclusive program established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to introduce high school students of diverse backgrounds to advertising and communications professions, returns to The City College of New York, July 27 – August 1.Nineteen top students from around the nation, including Chicago, Mexico City and Fayetteville, Ga., were selected by the AAF for the camp following a competitive application process.

Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay Awarded $3.6 Million to Support Research on Resilience in Urban Coastal Ecosystems

July 21, 2014 | The University

The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI), a research consortium led by The City University of New York (CUNY), has been awarded $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding to support research projects that will advance knowledge of resilience in urban coastal ecosystems.

CUNY Trustees Name Five New Distinguished Professors The University’s Highest Faculty Rank

July 17, 2014 | The University

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York unanimously named five outstanding scholars as Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank, at its June 30 meeting.

CUNY Announces First Round of Residencies as Part of the New CUNY Dance Initiative

July 17, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York has awarded 20 dance companies/choreographers residencies as part of the 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI).