May 31st – Under a huge white tent pitched on the grounds of the historic Bronx Community College campus, 1507 eager BCC students were transformed into 1507 honored alumni in the course of today’s 53rd Commencement exercises. Declaring the students “the future leaders of this borough, this state, this nation and the world,” BCC President […]
A brilliant, sunny morning matched a joyous atmosphere as the Class of 2013—representing more than 8o nationalities—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 52nd annual Commencement ceremony on May 31.
Two CUNYAC student-athletes were named Valedictorian for their respective schools
The 2013 ECAC Division III Metro All-Stars were announced and seven CUNYAC student-athletes were honored.
Three Queens College students and political science majors have been awarded summer internships in Washington, DC with members of Congress, thanks to the City University of New York’s Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs.
Bella is the first Medgar Evers College Environmental Science Student in 10 Years to Move Directly from a Bachelor’s Degree Program into a Ph.D. Program Brooklyn, NY – Senior Delisha Bella is the first student in 10 years to graduate from Medgar Evers College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and a […]
Long Island City, NY—When his short film was selected “best film” at the Campus Movie Fest at Hunter College, Girard Tecson, a ’07 LaGuardia Community College graduate, knew that this would not be the film’s last screening. Packaged with the top award was an invitation to show the film at the 2014 Short Film Corner […]
Waiting in long lines is about as appealing to most Americans as getting a root canal or being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. A team of students from The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering has developed an online “virtual queuing” system that can save people time and has won kudos from CCNY students and administrators alike. The team, NextQ, won the $50,000 first prize in CCNY’s third annual Kaylie Prize entrepreneurship competition, which was announced following the final round May 21.
In the spring of 1963, the civil rights movement was in the thick of a tumultuous and pivotal period. The campaign had come to Birmingham, Ala., engulfing one of the South’s most virulently segregationist cities in weeks of confrontation and violence. The movement’s leaders, meanwhile, were mobilizing for a massive march on Washington that summer.
Alum Lori Nessel (’92), director of the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School, is quoted in a recent Associated Press article examining the process of “medical repatriation,” which allows hospitals to deport undocumented immigrant patients, often while they are still unconscious.
My most recent post was about the worthiness of so-called “demarcation” problems, such as reflections on what distinguishes science from philosophy, the latter from theology, and the former from pseudoscience. My interest in this field has been rekindled because of a long time collaboration with my colleague Maarten Boudry, which has resulted in a forthcoming edited book on the topic, to be published in July by Chicago Press.
A study published online today finds that the private insurance companies that participate in Medicare under the Medicare Advantage program and its predecessors have cost the publicly funded program for the elderly and disabled an extra $282.6 billion since 1985, most of it over the past eight years. In 2012 alone, private insurers were overpaid $34.1 billion.
New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires, a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding of self-sustained chemical reactions.
A team of researchers from Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Tohoku University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, have directly observed a rare quantum effect that produces a repeating butterfly-shaped energy spectrum, confirming the longstanding prediction of this quantum fractal energy structure, called Hofstadter’s butterfly. The study, which focused on moiré-patterned graphene, is published in the May 15, 2013, Advance Online Publication (AOP) of Nature.
Brooklyn, NY – Medgar Evers College Senior and Accounting major Patrice Watson was named Class of 2013 Valedictorian, and will graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting with a 3.973 GPA. On Saturday, June 1, she will deliver her valedictory speech in front of President Dr. William L. Pollard, Interim Provost & Senior Vice […]
Peel-and-place Bodywell Chip drastically reduces the body’s absorption of radio frequency waves coming from mobile devices.
Palaeontologists working in Tanzania have discovered the oldest known fossils from two major primate groups — Old World monkeys, which include baboons and macaques, and apes, which include humans and chimpanzees. The study, published online today in Nature1, reveals new information about primate evolution.
Researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and City University of New York have invented a proprietary new formulation called VisikolTM that effectively clears organisms to be viewed under microscopes. Visikol can be used in place of chloral hydrate, which is one of the few high-quality clearing solutions currently available but which is tightly regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) due to its use as a narcotic.
On June 3, John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomes 11 law school students from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Dominican Republic, who will be in New York City for an intensive two-week course on the U.S. criminal justice system.
Behind every department award presented at the BMCC Honors Convocation is a student with a story.
Mykola Kyrychuk, from the Ukraine, spent a year in developmental skills classes, before earning a 3.98 GPA and winning the Academic Excellence in Engineering Science award.