Archive for 2014

BMCC Panthers Ranked Seventh in Nation

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Student Elijah Bryant The 2014-15 Borough of Manhattan Community College men’s basketball season kicked off just over a month ago and already, the BMCC Panthers are tied with Community College of Philadelphia for the number seven spot on the NJCAA Division III Top Ten National Poll. The Panthers have posted a 10-1 record so far […]

Seeing the Light

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Alumni Pierre Bouz The youngest of ten children, Pierre Bouzi grew up in Jacmel, Haiti. After graduating from high school, he moved to the Bronx, New York, to live with his sister. “Creole is my first language, French is my second language and English my third,” he says. “I came to BMCC first to […]

Off to Vietnam

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Associate Professor of Developmental Skills Cynthia Wiseman Associate Professor of Developmental Skills Cynthia Wiseman has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lead teacher trainings in rural areas of Vietnam during the 2014-2015 academic year, the U.S. Department of State and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced. “My proposal is to lecture and […]

A Life in Two-Part Harmony

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

For as long as she can remember, music has always been a central part of Doris Holz’s life. “I started taking piano lessons when I was a little girl, and when I wasn’t playing the piano, I was always singing,” says Holz, who is Vice President-Development at BMCC and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC […]

Hunter and Lincoln Center Expand Initiative That Trains Arts Teachers for Public Schools

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

  The Lincoln Center Scholars Program – a partnership formed by Hunter College, Lincoln Center Education and the NYC Department of Education – is expanding. Supported by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the program trains superior arts teachers for placement in the public schools. Launched earlier this year with a curriculum in music and […]

The Scientific Journal Nature Chemistry Publishes a Groundbreaking Study by Hunter Professor Rein Ulijn

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Rein Ulijn, the Albert Einstein Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College and director of nanoscience at CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center, has made a major discovery through collaborative research with Scottish scientists. Their findings are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific journal Nature Chemistry. Because peptides (sequences of amino acids) are the […]

Hunter Professor Glenn E. Schafe Discovers New Medicinal Properties of Popular Indian Spice

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

The scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology has published an important paper by Glenn E. Schafe, professor of psychology, on the curative potential of a natural compound found in a commonly used spice. The compound curcumin, derived from the root of the widely used turmeric plant, is already known to possess properties potentially useful in the treatment of […]

Hunter Awards Honorary Degree to Jonathan F. Fanton

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

On November 19, President Jennifer J. Raab presented an honorary doctorate in humane letters  to Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The ceremony took place at Hunter’s Roosevelt House, the historic building that was once the Manhattan residence of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. From 2009 to 2014, Fanton served […]

Call for Nominations: The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize 2015

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Application Deadline: January 23, 2015 Hunter College is seeking nominations for the fifth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. This award was created to recognize one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health. The nominee’s work should be focused on […]

Alumnus Phil Klay (MFA ’11) Wins 2014 National Book Award

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Phil Klay has won the National Book Award in Fiction for Redeployment, his debut short-story collection. Based partly on Klay’s own time serving in Iraq, Redeployment received rave reviews, including one by The New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani and another in The Times Sunday Book Review, the editors of which named it one […]

Hunter Alumna Mildred Dresselhaus Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Eminent scientist and Hunter alumna Mildred Dresselhaus (HCHS ’47, HC ’51) received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, at a White House ceremony on November 24. “Growing up in New York during the Great Depression, this daughter of Polish immigrants had three clear paths open to her: teaching, nursing, and secretarial […]

Hunter Celebrates Veterans Day By Opening a New Student Veteran Resource Center

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

President Jennifer J. Raab celebrated Veterans Day 2014 with a ribbon cutting at Hunter’s new Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) in C118 North. The SVRC’s move provides student veterans with a large, comfortable, computer-equipped space for relaxing, socializing or catching up on work. Hunter’s reputation for academic excellence and affordability draws many veterans. Low tuition […]

Hunter’s Mark Hauber Publishes New Findings on Habituation Learning

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

New research by Mark E. Hauber, a professor in Hunter’s Department of Psychology, marks the first discovery of embryonic learning outside humans, as spotlighted in Science magazine. The findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal  Society of London, focus on embryos of the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), an Australian songbird. Even before hatching, the birds’ […]

Hunter College Model UN Team is Victorious in Washington, D.C.

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter College’s undefeated Model UN team returned from the International Model UN competition in Washington, D.C., last weekend with yet another win. The team, which represented Norway, Uganda and Nicaragua was recognized in four areas: Outstanding Delegates in Committee – Uganda; Outstanding Position Paper Awards – GA1 Norway; Outstanding Position Paper Awards – NHCR Norway; […]

Hunter’s MFA Studio Art Program Wins PADA Grant

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

The Private Art Dealers Association (PADA) has awarded Hunter’s MFA Program in Studio Art its $5000 annual grant in support of the program’s MFA thesis exhibition. The grant was announced at the PADA annual dinner at the Lotos Club. Representing Hunter were Howard Singerman, chair of Hunter’s Department of Art and Art History; Joachim Pissarro, […]

“Solar Roofpod” Returns Atop Spitzer School

December 16, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s student-designed “Solar Roofpod” is making a comeback atop the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture building. Envisaged as a solution to New York City’s energy and emission problems, the innovative structure had been in storage since placing second in the “People’s Choice Award” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall.

The first phase of its installation is nearing completion, allowing for its use as a classroom, living lab and lecture event space, hopefully in the spring semester, said Christian Volkmann, associate professor in the Spitzer School, who supervised its construction.

10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Held at Hunter College

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

At the 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, held October 31 at Hunter College, today’s leaders—politicians, educators and businesswomen—gathered together to help motivate students to become tomorrow’s leaders on issues of importance to women. The theme of the conference was “Leadership for the Next 10 Years: Advancing the Agenda.” Speakers included Hunter College President Jennifer J. […]

Senior Stephanie Petit-Homme Named Gilman Scholar

December 15, 2014 | City College

Stephanie Petit-Homme, a City College of New York senior with dreams of making a difference globally as a human rights lawyer, has been awarded a 2014 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. The political science and French double major will spend the spring semester at Université Paris VIII in France.

CCNY Psychologist Links Burnout and Depression

December 15, 2014 | City College

Research by City College of New York psychology Professor Irvin Schonfeld in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership suggests a strong connection between burnout and depression.

CCNY Study Brings Novel “Thync” Device Close to Fruition

December 12, 2014 | City College

To test a revolutionary device that has been the buzz of the scientific world in recent weeks, the startup Thync turned to City College of New York biomedical engineering Professor Marom Bikson. At his world-class neuromodulation lab in the Grove School of Engineering, Professor Bikson led a study that validated if the revolutionary device could change moods in a single session of use and keep them elevated over six weeks of use.