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Podcasts from The City University of New York

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

January 9, 2017 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, January 9, 2017.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

January 9, 2017 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, January 9, 2017.

Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

January 9, 2017 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, January 9, 2017.

Committee on Academic Policy, Program and Research

January 9, 2017 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic Policy, Program and Research, January 9, 2017.

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Woman in Full

January 3, 2017 | Book Beat, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Thirty-five years after embarking on a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, historian Blanche Wiesen Cook has completed the third and final volume of her monumental portrait of one of the most important women of the 20th century. The author, a Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center, says the ideals of “the first lady of the world” are a legacy that have never been more important.

Gardens Yes, Nitro No

December 28, 2016 | City College, Science Briefs

“There’s a big movement … to change what people do in their yards,” says Peter Groffman, ecosystems professor at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, referring to the use of lawn fertilizer. Fertilizer contains nutrients like nitrogen which washes into waterways, hurting aquatic life. Flower-growing homeowners’ habits may change, Groffman says, if they can keep “the benefits” of having a lawn.

Subcommittee on Investment

November 29, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Subcommittee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Subcommittee on Investment, Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Minority Participation Not Immaterial

November 22, 2016 | City College, Science Briefs

Materials science research needs more minority students and teachers, says City College Chemistry Professor Maria Tamargo, who with colleagues won a $5 million, five-year National Science Foundation grant to create a center to diversify the field of discovering and designing new materials. Recruiting and preparing diverse students and creating a master’s program are part of the strategy to bring more minority students to CUNY’s Ph.D. programs.

Sex and the Single Mole Rat

November 21, 2016 | Science Briefs, The College of Staten Island

The difference between a human and a naked mole rat? Genetically, not much, says College of Staten Island Associate Professor Dan McCloskey, whose focus is social neuroscience. Thirty-five million years ago mole rats started to burrow underground, leading to a social system in which a queen did most of the breeding and the rest of the animals worked. “Re-creating a day in the life” of these mole rats can teach us more about humans and the brain, McCloskey says.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

November 16, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, November 16, 2016.