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CUNY Academic Works Monthly Report: April 2017

A snapshot of CUNY Academic Works
A snapshot of CUNY Academic Works

During the month of April, CUNY Academic Works grew by 218 new items and 48,090 new downloads!

The five most downloaded works in April include:

  1. New York City Drunk Driving After Uber
    Series: Publications and Research at the CUNY Graduate Center
  2. The Influence of Anti-Semitism on United States Immigration Policy with Respect to German Jews During 1933-1939
    Series: Master’s Theses at City College of New York
  3. Media Representation of Asian Americans and Asian Native New Yorkers’ Hybrid Persona
    Series: Dissertations and Theses at the CUNY Graduate Center
  4. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences
    Series: Publications and Research at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  5. Reframing School Dropout as a Public Health Issue
    Series: Publications and Research at Hunter College

CUNY Academic Works in the News

When CUNY researchers share their work with a wider public, this includes journalists interested in fact-based reporting. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that April’s top two downloads have the additional distinction of being cited in the news!

A doctoral candidate in the Graduate Center’s Economics Program, Jessica Lynn Peck, found that NYC has seen a 25 to 35 percent decrease in alcohol-related crashes since 2011. Both the Miami Herald and The Economist cited her working paper, “New York City Drunk Driving After Uber,” bringing scores of new readers to it (including some from Uber and even the U.S. Department of Transportation!).

A 2011 master’s thesis from former City College student and current CUNY Graduate Center student Barbara L. Bailin examines the influence of anti-semitism on United States immigration policies and was recently cited by Ingrid Anderson (Boston University) in a piece for The Conversation. An independent (and open access!) source of news and perspectives from the academic and research community, the story was then picked up by other outlets such as Salon, Alternet, Business Insider, and Observer. These are wonderful examples of how publicly accessible research can be translated into publicly accessible language.

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