The City College of New York announced today that ten fourth-year students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education BS/MD program have been chosen to receive the Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarship, which awards $30,000 toward medical studies. They are the 34th cohort of scholars in the program, which was begun in 2000.
William Bialek, visiting presidential professor of physics and founder and director of the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS @ the Graduate Center), has been awarded the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
The City College of New York launches “Science and Society,” a yearlong lecture series, Thursday, December 5. Yale University historian Daniel Kevles will be the first speaker. His talk, “Genetics, Law and Human Rights,” will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 1/201, North Academic Center.
Long Island City, NY—November 27, 2013—Wai (Kat) Lam, a LaGuardia Community College honors student, took first prize in a national science poster presentation competition, beating out honor students from community colleges, four-year colleges and research institutions. “Kat’s success in the competition was quite an achievement because she was not only competing against honor students from […]
Complex organic material discovered inside meteor impact debris in Tasmania, is providing scientists with new clues about where to look, when searching for life on other planets.
A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers. The research helps explain naturally occurring nano-material within cells and could one day lead to engineered bio-composites for drug delivery, artificial tissue, bio-sensing, or cancer diagnosis.
A new model combining fluid dynamics with granular dynamics can provide important insights into discontinuous shear thickening – a curious effect that causes some fluid-like materials to suddenly behave like a solid. Developed by physicists in the US, the model agrees with key experimental observations and could help researchers develop new technologies based on shear thickening, such as flexible body armour.
The City College of New York is one of four colleges and universities awarded grants from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop design strategies to improve resiliency in coastal zones subject to flooding such as that caused by Hurricane Sandy. The CCNY project will focus on developing proposals for Jamaica Bay, a 31-square mile estuarine embayment located in Brooklyn and Queens.
Professor Delores Jones-Brown of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has been named the recipient of the prestigious Julius Debro Award presented by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC). Jones-Brown will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon hosted by the DPCC on […]
Dear Faculty Colleagues and John Jay Community, I am very sad to inform you that Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife, our colleague Jayne Mooney, three sons Jesse, Joseph and Fintan, and step daughter Anny. Please keep them […]
The outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security, Ms. Jannette Napolitano, stated in a television interview in July of 2013 that we are very close to a significant cyber attack against the United States of America. Yet, during the same interview she also acknowledged how ill prepared the US is for such an attack. As countries around […]
On Friday, November 15, farmers market operators Harvest Home and Greenmarket/GrowNYC began a partnership with Hostos Community College to offer a free customer service and employment training program through the college’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development division. The 11-week bridge to employment course is designed to prepare students with the skills needed to manage a […]
Professor Johnny Luo leads NASA Flight to Hurricane Ingrid to Study How Convective Clouds Transport Pollutants
Researchers at Lehman College have discovered a novel mechanism for killing cancer cells and are engaged in clinical trials for a variety of human tumors. It is a new generation of medication that could give doctors fresh alternatives in combining drug therapies with radiation or chemotherapy, while lessening side effects on the patient. The team has identified the molecule that plays a pivotal role in killing human cancer cells while not affecting normal cells. The discovery centers on the interaction of two proteins that promotes the death of cancerous cells, and makes tumors more sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy.
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) was at the hub of the largest field study of its kind investigating how airborne contaminants disperse in a dense, complex, urban-coastal environment like New York City. Ninety students from ten universities including The City University of New York (CUNY) participated in this cutting-edge research as summer […]
Some Medgar Evers College (MEC) faculty and students are preparing to launch their work into low-earth orbit on a NASA Atlas V Rocket. CUNYSAT-1, the first satellite of the CUNYSAT program, based at MEC, will be launched in December, 2013 as part of NASA’s ElaNa II/GEMSAT mission. The CUNYSAT-1, a class of cube-shaped research nanosatellites called CubeSats traditionally launched as a part of larger NASA missions, will be monitoring satellite spin and battery and solar panel efficiencies. CUNYSAT-1 has already been integrated into the launch vehicle and is scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air force Base in California.
We’ve all been there. A long car ride through the corn fields of Nebraska. A work party where you search for conversation that doesn’t center around the single mundane task you share for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. A two-hour zig-zagging line to board a 4-minute roller coaster ride. Boredom, we learned in 2006, comes in many nuanced forms, the style of one distinctly different from another. Now, thanks to a collaborative study, we have one more type of boredom we can add to the list.
Dr. Robert R. Alfano, distinguished professor of science and engineering at The City College of New York, was presented with the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize at the the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science and Optical Society of America (OSA) meeting, held last month in Orlando.
Matt Bethancourt, a professor in the Media Design Program who previously taught courses in Digital Music at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, has been invited to participate in the 2014 Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) Orientation Session in Amsterdam. STEIM is an independent electronic music center dedicated to live performance. Its artistic and technical […]
REAKTER,” the City College of New York student entry, placed second out of 31 vehicles from the United States, Mexico and Canada in the 15th Annual AIChE Chem-E-Car competition in San Francisco Sunday, November 3. Participating college teams design and build small cars that run on alternative fuels.