Archive for October, 2013

Making Electrical Contact Along 1D Edge of 2D Materials

October 31, 2013 | City College

Dr. Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at The City College of New York, is the lead author of a paper published November 1 in the journal “Science” that demonstrates it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional (1D) edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.

Distinguished Prof. Ruthann Robson on Second Circuit Decision to Stay Stop and Frisk Opinion

October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson discusses the opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the recent stop and frisk decisions.

2013 NYC Neuromodulation Conference at CCNY, November 22 – 23

October 31, 2013 | City College

The 2013 NYC Neuromodulation Conference, the first meeting of its kind to be held in New York City, will take place November 22 – 23 at The City College of New York.

The event will provide clinicians, researchers and students with opportunities to hear from pioneers and learn about emerging innovations in transcranial electrical stimulation, the application of low-voltage current to restore and improve brain function. Conference sessions will cover research, clinical trials and techniques in a dynamic and interactive format.

Defying Limits

October 31, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Alumni Natalia Sorokina and Nechama Gluck were among the first communication studies majors at BMCC, where they met and became friends.
Now, Sorokina is enrolled at Columbia University, and Gluck is at New York University (NYU)—both having earned generous merit scholarships to attend the prestigious schools.
But what they have in common goes much deeper than that.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Inducts Sheldon Weinbaum

October 31, 2013 | City College

Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, CUNY distinguished professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering emeritus in City College’s Grove School of Engineering, was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Saturday, October 12.

Patricia Lavelle (’03) Running to Raise Funds for Civil Practice

October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Patricia Lavelle (’03), immigration staff attorney at Legal Aid, is running in the 2013 ING Marathon on November 3, 2013, for Team LAS (Legal Aid Society) to help raise funds for Legal Aid Civil Practice. Lavelle will be running along with Legal Aid Board Member Aaron H. Marks of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Freidman LLP, […]

Celina Caban (’14) Receives 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship

October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Celina Caban (’14) has been awarded the 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship.

1st Annual Benefits Fair a Huge Success

October 31, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

Tuesday, October 29th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, the Medgar Evers College Office of Human Resources hosted the 1st annual employee benefits fair for the College.  More than 200 employees visited the fair throughout the course of the day where they were able to speak with representatives from some of the country’s top insurance and financial […]

Guttman Students Launch College’s First Campus Newspaper

October 31, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Since last year a group of enthusiastic Guttman second-year students have worked alongside English Instructor Chet Jordan to design and launch the College’s first campus newspaper, “FastTimes N.Y.C”.  The goal of FastTimes N.Y.C is to provide a platform for all students– those who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism as well as those […]

HOSTOS PRESIDENT FÉLIX MATOS RODRÍGUEZ APPOINTED TO THE BOARDS OF BOEDC, PHIPPS HOUSES, AND CFR

October 31, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Recently, Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez was appointed to the boards of the following three organizations: the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC); Phipps Houses; and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). BOEDC has helped hundreds of companies take advantage of the unique benefits associated with a Bronx location. Its team of […]

FAVORS Project Installation that Disproves Stereotype of Competitive, Selfish New Yorkers is on Display at Space Gallery From November 6-23

October 31, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—October 31, 2013—Walking a neighbor’s dog.  Making dinner for a sick friend.  Buying a slice of pizza for a homeless man.  Those were some of the favors New Yorkers performed this year to quash the myth that we are not so nice.  Those favors are now the objects of an art installation […]

La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival: Spooking the Community Into Having a Healthier Halloween

October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Nutrition Club in partnership with The Food Policy Center demonstrated how to have a healthier Halloween on Sunday, October 27th at the La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival. Demonstrating festive, healthy treats for parents and children alike, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed two crates of apples from the Corbin Hill CSA in the form of […]

CUNY SPH and Hunter College Helps Take a Bite Into Food Day

October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Students, staff and faulty gathered in the Silberman campus (119th and 3rd in East Harlem) lobby on Wednesday, October 23rd for their very own Big Apple Crunch during which participants took a simultaneous bite out of an apple in celebration of Food Day (10/24/13). Throughout the day, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed over 1,200 apples donated […]

La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival: Spooking the Community Into Having a Healthier Halloween

October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Nutrition Club in partnership with The Food Policy Center demonstrated how to have a healthier Halloween on Sunday, October 27th at the La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival. Demonstrating festive, healthy treats for parents and children alike, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed two crates of apples from the Corbin Hill CSA in the form of […]

CUNY SPH and Hunter College Helps Take a Bite Into Food Day

October 31, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Students, staff and faulty gathered in the Silberman campus (119th and 3rd in East Harlem) lobby on Wednesday, October 23rd for their very own Big Apple Crunch during which participants took a simultaneous bite out of an apple in celebration of Food Day (10/24/13). Throughout the day, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed over 1,200 apples donated […]

Students Encouraged to Apply to “New York Needs You” Fellowship Program

October 30, 2013 | Medgar Evers College

The City University of New York (CUNY) invites first-generation college students from all CUNY campuses to apply to the New York Needs You (NYNY) fellowship program.  The intensive mentoring and training program helps first-generation college students select, secure and succeed in their chosen careers. Over a two year period, Fellows develop relationships with highly-accomplished community […]

City College Team In AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition Finals

October 30, 2013 | City College

Its energy source is a zinc manganese oxide battery developed at The City College of New York and it motors along at a leisurely 0.27 meters per second. Meet “REAKTER,” the City College AIChE student club’s entry in this Sunday’s Chem-E-Car finals at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting in San Francisco.

NYCity News Service Wins National Award

October 30, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The J-School news outlet took home Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Award for Best College/University Journalism Website. Judges also cited four News Service special reports.

LESSONS FROM HURRICANE SANDY: A COMMUNITY RESPONSE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

October 30, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine published “Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: a Community Response in Brooklyn, New York,” authored by four students, Graduate Center, CUNY School of Public Health — Michael T. Schmeltz, Sonia K. González, Liza Fuentes, and Amy Kwan. Liza Fuentes Sonia K. González Amy Kwan Michael […]

LaGuardia Community College Joins Forces with Six Community Colleges and Two National Organizations to Aid Workforce in Distressed Northeast with $23.5 Million

October 30, 2013 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York—October 30, 2013—The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC), composed of LaGuardia Community College and six community colleges in the United States’ Northeastern region (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts) and two national organizations (Achieving the Dream and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), has been awarded $23.5 million from […]