Archive for December, 2016

Biology Professor’s Study Could Pave Way for Greater Understanding of how Plants and Animals Grow and Develop

December 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Dr. Zhi-Liang Zheng, a biology professor and plant scientist in the Department of Biological Science, published a paper last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that demonstrates a connection between Rho GTPase and RNA polymerase II (Pol II), two key molecules involved in cellular signaling and transcription in eukaryotes. Eukaryotes are organisms whose cell contains a nucleus and other organelles and animals and plants are both eukaryotic organisms. Zheng and his colleagues have provided genetic and biochemical evidence that links these two molecules in an intracellular signaling pathway.

Lehman Scientists Part of Significant Finding in Particle Physics and Astronomy

December 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College is a collaborating institution in The Pierre Auger Observatory in Pampa Amarilla, Argentina, the largest cosmic ray observatory in the world. The observatory tracks and observes particle showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

Lehman Professor Luis Anchordoqui and Research Associate Tom Paul, are members of the Observatory’s prestigious 500-member collaboration of world-class scientists, and recently contributed to what could be a potentially significant discovery in the world of particle physics and astronomy They both are part of the Lehman Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The duo is part of a team that according to the journal Nature, have found that “particle showers caused by natural ultra high energy collisions in Earth’s atmosphere, produce more muons—heavier cousins of the electron, than current physics models can explain.”

Queensborough Community College’s Theatre Ensemble to Make a Dramatic Entrance on the Main Stage at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

December 29, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College has been selected to open the main stage performances at the Region II Festival 49 of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Montclair State University in New Jersey, from January 3-7, 2017. The other seven invited productions are from West Chester University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Stockton University, Arcadia […]

Nine CCNY faculty members named CUNY Mellon diversity fellows

December 28, 2016 | City College

Nine City College of New York professors are recipients of Mellon Faculty fellowships designed to increase diversity and the retention rate of CUNY faculty. They will participate in the new CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative funded by a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

City College undergrads lead development of chemical method

December 27, 2016 | City College

Credit goes to a team of chemistry and biochemistry students at The City College of New York for enabling the identification of a new chemical “deprotection” technique.

Researchers Estimate Time Since Death Using Necrobiome

December 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

New York, NY, December 22, 2016 –  Currently, when a deceased human is discovered, the forensic techniques for estimating time elapsed since death are not very precise.  However, in a new study appearing in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers have turned to analyzing the human microbiome, the bacteria and other microbes that live on and […]

Queens College Receives $1.6 Million Grant in Partnership With Queens South Field Support Center to Promote Diversity in the Teaching Profession

December 22, 2016 | Queens College

A New York State grant for $1.6 million will help address the goals of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative by funding a new collaboration between Queens College and the Queens South Field Support Center.

CCNY architecture student Marina Santos wins AIA honor

December 22, 2016 | City College

Marina Santos of The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is the winner of a 2016 American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) Student Award. The honor is for her project “Reach,” a design proposal for an art gallery at Brooklyn College.


December 21, 2016 | Bronx Community College

Capital One Foundation will contribute $145,000 to Provide Training in a Growing, Essential Field December 19, 2016 — As the world grows more reliant on computers and the Internet to conduct the essential business of industry and government, cybersecurity that provides protection from uninvited hacking and other invasions of digital privacy is crucial. Now Bronx […]

Lehman College Partners with EON Reality to Establish a Virtual and Augmented Reality Center in NYC

December 21, 2016 | Lehman College

This academy will support the training of new Virtual and Augmented Reality professionals as well as support the development of VR and AR applications that will assist in teaching Lehman’s students. The new program will be housed at the College’s satellite campus, CUNY on the Concourse.

Giving Back: BMCC Community Donates Canned Goods, Coats and Toys

December 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

This holiday season, BMCC students, faculty and staff donated their time to collecting canned goods, coats and toys to benefit New Yorkers in need. Out in Two Students Donate Canned Goods Students in the BMCC Out in Twoprogram make a commitment not only to their studies, but to improving their communities by providing community service. This […]

HRGJ Clinic Successfully Urges U.N. to Address U.S. Policies that Harm Trafficking Victims

December 21, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

In partnership with the Legal Aid Society, The Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) clinic successfully urged the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Trafficking to address the harmful impact of criminalization of trafficking victims.

CUNY Law Professor’s Blog Is One of ABA Journal’s Top 100 Blawgs

December 21, 2016 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Ruthann Robson’s “Constitutional Law Prof Blog” was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 list for 2016.

Paul Cameron, 1968 BMCC Alumnus, Establishes Named Endowed Scholarship and Presents his Gift to President Perez

December 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC President Antonio Pérez and BMCC alumnus and donor, Paul Cameron Paul Cameron, a 1968 BMCC alumnus, has established the Major Paul J. Cameron (USAF, Retired) Endowed Scholarship to benefit BMCC students. On December 20, Mr. Cameron met with BMCC President Antonio Pérez in the President’s Conference Room, pledged $25,000 to establish the Scholarship Fund and presented […]

MEOC Honored by NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch as Education Game Changer

December 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) was recognized as an Education Game Changer by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mid-Manhattan Branch during the NAACP’s annual holiday party on December 21. In 2016, both the Harlem-based MEOC and NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch celebrated their 50th anniversaries. Established in 1966 by the State University of New York […]

Million Dollar “America’s Promise” Grant Awarded to Queensborough Community College to Strengthen and Expand Tuition-Free Training in Tech Fields

December 21, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College is the recipient of a $1,332,500 America’s Promise U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant through the City University of New York (CUNY) TechWorks. Queensborough, recognized as one of the country’s foremost community colleges to participate in undergraduate research, is one of only three CUNY community colleges to receive the award, which will […]

Undergraduate Research Day Showcases Student Research Projects across the Disciplines

December 21, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Students presented a total of 80 posters at the Undergraduate Research Day conference, providing a showcase of Queensborough’s faculty-led undergraduate research efforts across the disciplines. The event, held on December 9 in the College’s Student Union, was spearheaded by Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine, Professor in the department of Chemistry. Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff attended […]

CCNY’s Mikhal Dekel receives NEH faculty award

December 21, 2016 | City College

City College of New York English professor Mikhal Dekel, is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities faculty award for her book in progress “Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Uzbekistan and Iran.”

LaGuardia Foundation Receives $225,000 from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

December 20, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Funded by this gift, a new group of LaGuardia students, each year for the next three years, will develop research projects illuminating the history of the NYC metro area, working with faculty and staff at the LaGuardia & Wagner Archives, devoted to NYC’s social & political history —First cohort of scholars will study the history […]

CCNY AD/PR seniors shine in client pitch competition

December 19, 2016 | City College

Seniors from The City College of New York’s Advertising/PR Program excelled in The Ad/PR Workshop Client Pitch, where three teams pitched their integrated marketing campaigns on behalf of The City College Fund, a non-profit fundraising organization established in 1946 to support CCNY. Team Ethix won for their “City Moments Campaign.”