Archive for May, 2013

Bronx Community College Holds Its 53rd Commencement Exercises Graduates are addressed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Quiara Alegría Hudes

May 31, 2013 | Bronx Community College

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 […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2013! Celebrating QCC’s 52nd Commencement Ceremony and the Inauguration of President Diane B. Call

May 31, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

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 Student-Athletes Earn Valedictorian

May 31, 2013 | Sports

Two CUNYAC student-athletes were named Valedictorian for their respective schools

Five CUNYAC Players Named to ECAC Softball First-Team

May 31, 2013 | Sports

The 2013 ECAC Division III Metro All-Stars were announced and seven CUNYAC student-athletes were honored.

Three Queens College Students Awarded D.C. Summer Internships in Congress

May 31, 2013 | Queens College

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.

Medgar Evers College Senior Delisha Bella Accepted to the State University at Albany School of Public Health’s Doctoral Program

May 31, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

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 […]

LaGuardia Community College Alumn’s “Best Film” to be Screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

May 31, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

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 […]

‘Virtual Queuing’ Wins $50K CCNY Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship

May 30, 2013 | City College

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. At City College 50 Years Ago: A Historic Commencement

May 30, 2013 | The University

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.

Lori Nessel (’92) on “Medical Repatriation” of Immigrants by U.S. Hospitals

May 30, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

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.

Moore’s law and the origin of life: a study in demarcation

May 30, 2013 | The University

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.

Private insurers’ Medicare Advantage plans cost Medicare an extra $34.1 billion in 2012

May 30, 2013 | The University

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.

Physicists light ‘magnetic fire’ to reveal energy’s path

May 30, 2013 | The University

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.

First direct proof of Hofstadter butterfly fractal observed in moiré superlattices

May 30, 2013 | The University

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.

Medgar Evers College Accounting Major Patrice Watson Named Class Of 2013 Valedictorian

May 30, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

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 […]

Bodywell Chip Aims to Reduce Absorption of Harmful Phone Radiation

May 30, 2013 | The University

Peel-and-place Bodywell Chip drastically reduces the body’s absorption of radio frequency waves coming from mobile devices.

Fossils indicate common ancestor for two primate groups

May 30, 2013 | The University

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.

New formula invented for microscope viewing, substitutes for federally controlled drug

May 30, 2013 | The University

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.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Welcomes Law Students from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo

May 30, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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.

Defying Gravity

May 30, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

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.