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CCNY Analysis Explains Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics

September 12, 2014 | City College

Applying analyses designed by City College of New York biologist Mike Hickerson, a team of international researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds ended up in the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest extending from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America. It is home to the most bird species on Earth.

CCNY Marks Jonas Salk Centenary, October 23

September 11, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, one of its most distinguished alumni, with a symposium 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, on the CCNY campus.

Chemists Discover Way Nose Perceives Common Class of Odors

September 10, 2014 | City College

Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected chemical strategy employed by the mammalian nose to detect chemicals known as aldehydes.

CCNY Named among Best Regional Universities for 2015

September 9, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York is the number one Regional University in the North for racial and ethnic diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report 2015 rankings. City College offers the most enriching learning experiences where “students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from a different ethnic group from their own.”

Bolivar Awards for CCNY’s Cintrón and Mercado

September 9, 2014 | City College

City College of New York administrator Doris Cintrón and Juan Carlos Mercado, a dean and author, will receive Simon Bolivar Career Achievement awards Thursday, October 2, from CCNY’s Latino Alumni group. They will be honored at the group’s seventh annual awards dinner for their services to the Latino-American community and the City of New York. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the faculty dining room, third floor, North Academic Center, on the City College campus.

CCNY Professor Wins 2014 American Book Award

September 3, 2014 | City College

“Searching for Zion” (Grove Press, 2014), the critically acclaimed work by City College of New York Associate Professor of English Emily Raboteau, has won the 2014 American Book Award. Professor Raboteau will receive the award October 26 at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco, Calif.

CCNY Team Defines New Biodiversity Metric

August 28, 2014 | City College

To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today’s patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism.”

CCNY Researchers Receive $5 Million in Federal Grants

August 26, 2014 | City College

More than $5 million in federal research grants has been awarded to four City College of New York researchers in the interdisciplinary CUNY Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies.

NY State OKs CCNY Start-Up Plan

August 26, 2014 | City College

State officials have approved The City College of New York’s plan for implementing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Start-Up New York initiative at CCNY.

CCNY Study Redefines Ecological Model

August 26, 2014 | City College

In a study that could alter traditional notions in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, three City College of New York researchers present results indicating that competition between two species can lead to the geographic isolation of one of them. The finding by biologists Eliecer E. Gutiérrez, Robert A. Boria and Robert P. Anderson is the cover story in the August issue of the Swedish-published journal “Ecography” under the title, “Can biotic interactions cause allopatry? Niche models, competition, and distributions of South American mouse opossums.”

New Summer Titles By CCNY Faculty Authors

August 22, 2014 | City College

“Zone Morality,” philosophy Professor David Weissman’s seventh book since 2000, is one of several titles by City College of New York faculty this summer and fall. The 128 page hardcover published by Walter De Gruyter, Inc. describes systems – families and businesses – created by the causal reciprocities of their members.

Four CCNY PhD Students Awarded U.S. DoE Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | City College

Four PhD students at The City College of New York have been awarded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE). The fellows, who will receive need-based support including a stipend of up to $30,000 annually from the second year of their respective programs, are:

Jared Bass (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)
Jose Cobo (biochemistry)
Silas Hartley (biochemistry)
Alicia Sponholz (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)

Brainwaves Can Predict Audience Reaction

July 30, 2014 | City College

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor.

Five CCNY Students, Alum, Awarded U.S. Geological Survey Internships

July 28, 2014 | City College

Elizama Pons-Montalvo, a geology major at The City College of New York, is working this summer at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. She is helping to investigate the impact of Hurricane Sandy under the USGS’s 2014 Summer Internship Program.

CCNY Hosts American Advertising Federation AdCamp for Second Year

July 21, 2014 | City College

AdCamp, an exclusive program established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to introduce high school students of diverse backgrounds to advertising and communications professions, returns to The City College of New York, July 27 – August 1.Nineteen top students from around the nation, including Chicago, Mexico City and Fayetteville, Ga., were selected by the AAF for the camp following a competitive application process.

New CCNY STEM Program Preps NYC HS Students

July 3, 2014 | City College

Twenty-six high school students from the five boroughs are spending summer at The City College of New York gaining research experience in STEM fields.

City College Campaign Tops $500 Million

June 26, 2014 | City College

A year ahead of its target date, The Campaign for The City College of New York has raised more than half a billion dollars, President Lisa S. Coico announced Tuesday night.

Kay Atanda, ’14, Awarded Pickering Fellowship

June 23, 2014 | City College

Oluwadamisi “Kay” Atanda, a City College of New York 2014 graduate, has been awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Mr. Atanda, who received a BA in political science from CCNY, summa cum laude, is one of 40 college graduates nationwide selected for the program, which prepares candidates to become members of the U.S. Foreign Service.

Americas Film Festival of New York Debut ‘Huge Success’

June 19, 2014 | City College

Inaugural season for City College CWE cultural project draws 600 participants for four days of screenings, panels and events

Close to 600 people attended the inaugural Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The four-day festival, June 2 – 5, presented feature-length and short films from 10 countries in the Western Hemisphere plus panels and other events. The event was a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE).

Unmet Dental Care Needs Prevalent Among Older Adults

June 6, 2014 | City College

Nearly half needing to see a dentist don’t go due to financial, transportation or support network issues, study led by Sophie Davis professor finds

Nearly nine out of 10 older adults may need urgent dental care, however, just over half will see a dentist in a timely manner, a study of residents in naturally occurring retirement communities in New York City finds. Affordability, transportation and organizational issues were the biggest barriers to treatment, said lead author Theresa Montini, an assistant medical professor at The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.