New York Amsterdam News: Hunter College wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

December 22, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Scholarship

Hunter College student Faiza Masood, Class of 2017, has been selected as a recipient of one of the most prestigious academic honors, the Marshall Scholarship. She is one of only two students in New York State to receive the Marshall this year, and the first from Hunter College. The Marshall Scholarship, which provides for graduate […]

NY1: Queens Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

December 21, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Scholarship

A Queens student wins a prestigous award. Faiza Masood of Middle Village is the receipent of a Marshall Scolarship. She’s the fourth daughter of Pakistani immigrants and studies religion at Hunter College. The Marshall Scholarship will enable her to earn a Master’s degree at the University of London beginning in the fall of 2017. After […]

Patch: Chatham Professor Earns Distinguished Fulbright Award

May 24, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Scholarship

Chatham’s Aloke “Al” Ghosh is a very smart man. Now he’ll have the opportunity to share his knowledge with students around the world.

JP Updates: Outstanding Macaulay Honors College Students Receive Scholarships

May 9, 2016 | CUNY in the News, Scholarship

Several students at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College have recently received scholarships in light of their outstanding academic achievements. Those students include Tamar Lichter, a junior at Queens College, and Ellianna Schwab, a sophomore at City College, who both received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, Macaulay said in a press release. The […] CRISPR-mania in China

November 22, 2015 | Scholarship

The new CRISPR as a technology only really came into the public spotlight last year. But already dozens, if not hundreds, of Chinese research hubs are using the technique on a range of animals. CRISPR research is being supported in China via grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry […]

For-profit home care agencies cost Medicare billions extra, yet provide worse care: Health Affairs study

August 14, 2014 | Scholarship

For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the difference and excess profits for $463. Yet the quality of care was actually worse at for-profit agencies, and more of their patients required repeat hospitalizations.

City Tech Debuts High-Profile Literary Review

January 8, 2013 | Scholarship

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has introduced a high-profile literary arts journal titled 2 Bridges Review whose contributors include U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and nationally known poets such as Lorna Goodson, Colette Inez, Willie Perdomo and others.

Dark energy a headache long before discovery

January 8, 2013 | Scholarship

A new review of century-old letters between two of the world’s leading physicists suggest dark energy was proving an headache well before it was discovered.

Immigration Federalism: Which Policy Prevails?

October 11, 2012 | Scholarship

In the lead-up to the 2012 US presidential election, a major point of contention between Republican and Democratic candidates has been the division of responsibility for immigration policy and enforcement between the federal government and states.

More Evidence Links Early Cannabis Use to Psychosis

October 4, 2012 | Scholarship

Early adolescent cannabis use may contribute to the development of symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) in adulthood, according to new data from a longitudinal cohort study.

Pot arrests top 50K in 2011 despite NYPD order

October 4, 2012 | Scholarship

New York City police still arrested more than 50,000 people on low-level marijuana charges last year despite a drop off after officers were told not to use tactics that critics decry as tricking people into getting arrested, according to New York state data obtained by an advocacy group.

Accelerating Academic Vocabulary

July 13, 2012 | Scholarship

Research has shown that a lack of academic vocabulary prevents English Language Learners (ELLs) from achieving academic success. On average, native English speaking students have learned about 12,000 words by high school (Nagy & Anderson, 1984; Nation, 2006), while secondary ELLs often have to begin their academic vocabulary from scratch.

Building computer technology skills in TESOL teacher education

June 13, 2012 | Scholarship

The use of technology in education can no longer be thought of as a    choice to be made on the part of teachers, nor can it be considered an add-on to the curriculum or reserved for special occasions in the classroom.

A Prospective Investigation of Physical Health Outcomes in Abused and Neglected Children: New Findings From a 30-Year Follow-Up

June 2, 2012 | Scholarship

Objectives. We investigated whether abused and neglected children are at risk for negative physical health outcomes in adulthood.

The AAAI 2011 Robot Exhibition

June 2, 2012 | Scholarship

In this article we report on the exhibits and challenges shown at the AAAI 2011 Robotics Program in San Francisco. The event included a broad demonstration of innovative research at the intersection of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Examining school counseling students’ multicultural and sexual orientation competencies through a cross-specialization comparison

April 5, 2012 | Scholarship

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face exigent

educational, emotional, and social problems (Coker, Austin, & Schuster, 2010).

Realising the Right to Work

March 13, 2012 | Scholarship

The Battle for Employment Guarantee is a collection of rst-rate essays skilfully selected, organised, analysed and edited by Reetika Khera. The volume is an excellent resource for anyone seeking to understand the origins of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) 2005, how it has fared during its rst ve years in operation, and the larger signicance of this gigantic, ambitious, unwieldy, and ultimately worthwhile experiment in realising the right to work.

A Dangerous Divide: The Deterioration of Jewish-Palestinian Relations in Israel

February 23, 2012 | Scholarship

This article examines the relations between Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel since the events of October 2000, when massive Arab protests and riots took place and thirteen Arab demonstrators were killed. In the decade since then Arab-Jewish relations have been characterized by growing mutual mistrust, fear, and hostility. Together with these negative attitudes, political polarization between the two communities has also increased. This poses a serious threat to Arab-Jewish coexistence in Israel and to Israeli democracy itself.

The emergence of Consumer Introspection Theory (CIT): Introduction to a JBR special issue

February 16, 2012 | Scholarship

Introspection in its various forms, names, paradigmatic controversies and especially its power for insight has earned its place as a topic for a special issue. Here, I introduce this issue in terms of the introspections it contains and introspect a bit myself mainly through introspective thought exercises.

Why They’re Leaving

February 5, 2012 | Scholarship

PERHAPS BECAUSE OF THE overall accountability wave sweeping higher education, there appears to be renewed focus on those vintage buzzwords “retention,” “attrition,” and “persistence.” Institutions are concerned with not only attracting students but also supporting them to degree completion.