Charles J. Vörösmarty, director of the ASRC’s Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, will speak to United Nations representatives on the emerging global water crisis at a meeting at the Hungarian mission on May 3. Dr. Vörösmarty will discuss global threats to human water security and biodiversity. The meeting is hosted by the Steering Group of the [...]
In a move designed to fast-track research to the marketplace, the National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $3.74 million grant to a collaboration between The City University of New York, Columbia University and New York University. Known as the NSF I-Corps New York City Regional Innovation Node, or NYCRIN, the new entity will [...]
Rising from a yawning pit of earth and rocks, the Advanced Science Research Center is quickly moving from imagined to real: A gleaming glass structure well on its way toward completion.
With the long-planned Advanced Science Research Center moving toward completion, a key member of the team bringing it from vision to reality is its newest: Madeleine d’Ambrosio, recently named the ASRC’s acting chief operating officer and director of development. A former senior executive with the financial services giant TIAA-CREF, d’Ambrosio was recruited by Vice Chancellor [...]
In an important step in its advancement of science and commitment to becoming a more entrepreneurial university, CUNY will soon open a new office aimed at helping faculty researchers fast-track their discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. The University is finalizing a lease to house the new CUNY Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship a [...]
Charles J. Vörösmarty, director of the ASRC’s Environmental CrossRoads initiative, has been reappointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, an independent federal agency that advises the president and Congress on climate change and other environmental research policies. Vörösmarty’s reappointment by President Obama was announced by the White House on August 7. He was first appointed [...]
What do chronic water shortages mean in a volatile and nuclearized region like South Asia? Or in our country when farmers, industry and city dwellers argue over finite water supplies? These are some of the questions that drive Charles Vörösmarty and his research team to study the state and trajectory of freshwater resources. Hydrology, the [...]