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Archive for April, 2016

Forbes: These Birds Learn Their Mother’s Calls Before They Hatch

April 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

A recently-published study reveals that nestlings of Australia’s Red-backed Fairy-wrens learn their mother’s calls before they hatch. These calls are a “vocal password” that the parents rely upon to identify their chicks. Thus, parent birds invest more effort into raising nestlings whose calls are most similar to their own.

NY Times: Off the Beat and into a Museum: Art Helps…

April 28, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

To teach people how to notice details they might otherwise miss, Amy E. Herman, an expert in visual perception, likes to take them to museums and get them to look at the art. Recently she escorted a group of New York City police officers to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and asked them to describe […]

Business Wire: Barnes and Noble Founder & Chairman Leonard Riggio Announces Retirement

April 28, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Barnes & Noble’s founder and chairman Leonard Riggio will retire following the book seller’s annual shareholders meeting, which is planned for September. Riggio began Barnes & Noble from the ground up, starting with a single college bookstore in 1965. He also founded Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, a contract operator of bookstores on college and […]

Refinery29: Oklahoma Court Rules Oral Sex Isn’t Rape When A Victim Is Unconscious

April 28, 2016 | CUNY in the News

An Oklahoma case ruled last month that oral sex is not considered rape in the event that the victim is unconscious due to alcohol consumption. According to The Guardian, this ruling was based on allegations that a 17-year-old boy had sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl while she was intoxicated.

NY Law Journal: Loren Schechter, Head of Broker-Dealer Practice at Duane Morris, Dies

April 27, 2016 | We Remember

Loren Schechter, a New York securities attorney who practiced for more than 45 years and headed the Philadelphia-based Duane Morris’ broker-dealer practice, died Friday after an extended illness. He was 74. Schechter was a lifelong New Yorker; he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and the City College of New York, then obtained […]

Gothamist: Inside Kalustyan’s Specialty Food Store, NYC’s Disney World of Food

April 27, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Change is always a constant in New York, but walking into Kalustyan’s in Curry Hill these days is still disorienting. This is not the store it once was. The owners aren’t ready to boast about it, but devotees are buzzing: It’s bigger, brighter, even better-stocked—what began as an Armenian grocery and became the essential source […]

POLITICO: Advocates welcome BOE ‘incentive funding’ but urge broader overhaul

April 27, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Lawmakers and advocates are welcoming plans for $20 million to spur reforms at the city’s Board of Elections, but they also say a broader overhaul on both the city and state level is needed, in the wake of election-day complaints and reports of purged voter rolls. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday morning that the city would […]

NY Magazine: Why I Keep Going to the Dominican Salon…

April 27, 2016 | CUNY in the News

On New Year’s Eve, the thirstiest day of the year and therefore one of the most lucrative for beauty businesses, I paid $55 at a three-chaired Dominican salon for a mediocre blowout and an uneven trim. My roommate had to take her scissors out to fix it minutes before we left for a party, but […]

The Point Review: Attention Grabbing Stocks of Biotech…

April 27, 2016 | Alumni, CUNY in the News

Shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) flew 3.40% to $5.32 at 12:24PM EDT. The stock attained the volume of 1.05 Million shares recently versus average trading volume of 1.91 Million shares. If we take a look on its volatility, 4.77 percent was seen in a week and for the month it was 6.73 percent.

Inside Higher Education: Goldman Sachs Announces $4 Million in Grants to Community Colleges

April 27, 2016 | CUNY in the News

Goldman Sachs, the investment banking firm, on Mondayannounced that it would distribute $1 million in competitive grants for nine community colleges around the country. Those grants, which are aimed at community college endowments and will support need-based financial aid, follow $2 million in gifts for LaGuardia Community College, which is located in New York City. The new […]