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NY Times: He Didn’t Like ‘Homeland’, Now He’s Advising It

March 15, 2017 | CUNY in the News

A sharply dressed lawyer represented his Muslim-American clients before a three-judge panel in New York recently, claiming that because federal authorities tried to coerce them into becoming informants, they had the right to receive monetary damages. The argument took place in a federal appeals court in Manhattan, before a gallery of a few dozen people. […]

PHYS.ORG: Scientists describe a function for autophagy in germlike stem-cell proliferation

March 13, 2017 | Science

Scientists study the germline of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans to identify the mechanisms that control stem cell proliferation and homeostasis, as well as to advance our molecular understanding of homologous signaling pathways humans. Recently, researchers have begun to describe the function of autophagy, a cellular recycling process critical for homeostasis, in germline stem-cell proliferation of […]

Crains: Subway ads for junk food target the poor

March 13, 2017 | Science

Subway advertising for junk food and alcohol in the Bronx was more common in neighborhoods with higher poverty rates, higher percentages of Hispanic residents and higher percentages of children in nearby residential areas, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Urban Health. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20170309/HEALTH_CARE/170309873/subway-ads-for-junk-food-target-the-poor-study-from-albert-einstein-college-of-medicine-and-lehman-college-in-the-bronx-and-new-york-university-finds

Liberation: Amazing women scientists we never knew

March 13, 2017 | Alumni

Did you know that “dark matter,” a discovery which transformed physics and astronomy, was discovered by a woman named Vera Rubin? Or that someone named Jemma Redmond invented a way to use a 3-D printer to make living tissue for transplants? https://www.liberationnews.org/amazing-women-scientists-we-never-knew-2/

NY Law Journal: Report Finds Gender Imbalance in Rikers Intake Reductions

March 13, 2017 | Science

Despite efforts to reduce the number of people entering New York City’s criminal justice system for low-level crimes, the number of women arrested for misdemeanors has not been reduced at the same rate as for men, according to a new report. The study, by the New York Women’s Foundation and the John Jay College of […]

NY Times: Helen Marshall, former Queens borough president, dies aged 87

March 8, 2017 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Helen M. Marshall, a New York Democrat who was the first African-American to be elected Queens borough president, died on Saturday in California. She was 87. Her former chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, confirmed the death. Ms. Marshall, who served three terms as borough president starting in 2001, was remembered on Saturday as a champion […]

NY Times: Dorothy Rice: Pioneering Economist Who Made Case for Medicare, Dies at 94

March 8, 2017 | We Remember

Dorothy Rice, a pioneering government economist and statistician whose research about the need of the aged for health insurance helped make the case for the passage of Medicare in 1965, died on Feb. 25 in Oakland, Calif. She was 94. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/us/dorothy-rice-dead-government-economist.html

Money: New economic partnership CEO’s priority: Listening tour

March 8, 2017 | Alumni

Randy Peers, 46, president and CEO of the umbrella economic organization called the Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corp., said that Reading – and its future business landscape – matters to the county. http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/new-economic-partnership-ceos-priority-listening-tour

HNN: Historian Herbert Parmet Has Passed Away

March 8, 2017 | We Remember

Five months after Herbert Hoover became President of the United States, Herbert S. Parmet was born to immigrant parents in New York City and named for him. Herb would attend the city’s public schools, and graduate from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx (1948) before earning a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY College […]

Science Daily: Sustainable, high energy density battery created

March 8, 2017 | Science

Researchers at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute announce the development of a novel low cost, rechargeable, high energy density battery that makes the widespread use of solar and wind power possible in the future. It is based on manganese dioxide (MnO2), an abundant, safe and non-toxic material.  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170303091411.htm