SUM showcases recently published books, peer-reviewed research, and major achievements in the arts from across the CUNY community. 

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For coverage of your work by SUM, here are some guidelines. We cover recent work (published within the past three months) by CUNY students and full-time CUNY faculty. We do not consider self-published books. Studies must be published in peer-reviewed journals. From the arts, we consider gallery and museum exhibitions, concerts, and plays shown or performed in non-CUNY venues, along with videos and albums. Email sum(at) 


Beth Harpaz is SUM’s editor for research content. She launched the SUM website in the summer of 2018 after a 30-year career at The Associated Press. Contact
Lida Tunesi handles most of SUM’s science coverage. She holds a degree in chemistry and has also written for Science News for Students, Mental Floss, and Atlas Obscura, among others.