Subcommittee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Subcommittee on Investment, Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
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.
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.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, November 16, 2016.
Meeting of the Board of Trustees, Subcommittee on Audit, November 7, 2016.
Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, November 02, 2016.