Can Voting, Trusting Others Reduce Traffic Fatalities?
Do you live or drive in a state where people don’t vote, get involved in community organizations or trust their neighbors? If so, your chances of being fatally injured in a highway collision may be 50 percent greater, according to research by Dr. Matthew Nagler, associate professor of economics at The City College of New York.Read More »
CUNY DSI Makes 2,900-Photo Archive Accessible via Flickr
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York (CUNY DSI) announced today that it has made accessible on the Internet an extensive collection of photographs of places and monuments from early colonial times of the Dominican Republic.Read More »
CCNY Historian Tells Yip Harburg Story Through His Own Words
City College of New York Professor of History Harriet H. Alonso has written the first biography in nearly two decades of E. Y. “Yip” Harburg (1896-1981), the CCNY alumnus who enriched the Great American Songbook with such tunes as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”Read More »
CUNY DSI Monograph Documents Dominican Heritage of First Settler
The first non-native to live in what is now New York City was a black or mixed race Dominican, a new monograph produced by researchers at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) documents. Juan Rodríguez, who was born on the colony of La Española, now the Dominican Republic, came to the Big Apple in 1613 aboard a Dutch trading vessel en route from the Caribbean. He decided to stay and live among the natives when the ship returned to Holland.Read More »