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Archive for September, 2012

Animal Behavior: All too human?

September 25, 2012 | CUNY Lecture Series, Hunter College

Dolphins may look like big fish, but with large and complex brains the marine mammals’ behavior is more like primates and elephants, according to Diana Reiss, professor of psychology at Hunter College. “We used to think that many of our cognitive and communicative abilities were uniquely human,” says Reiss, who co-chaired the first annual CUNY Animal Behavior Initiative Conference at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, “but now we’re discovering that many of the abilities we possess — like the ability to recognize ourselves in a mirror — are found in other animals.” Reiss, who also serves as director of dolphin research at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, spoke at the all-day conference of panelists from around the country sharing their work in animal behavior.

Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees

September 24, 2012 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 24, 2012.

Board of Trustees Manhattan Borough Hearing

September 19, 2012 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

The Manhattan Borough Hearing of the CUNY Board of Trustees, September 19, 2012.

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

September 5, 2012 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, September 5, 2012.

Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration

September 5, 2012 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, September 5, 2012.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

September 5, 2012 | 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, September 5, 2012.