For 17 years, Queens College has provided free medical screenings to 30,000 nuclear weapons workers through its Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP). Now thanks to an award of $40.5 million from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, that work will continue for another five years, detecting illness at an early stage and saving more lives.
March 11, 2015: Kalia Firester, 17, won a 2nd prize award in the “Global Good” category at the annual Intel Science Talent Search. The prize, presented Tuesday night in Washington, DC, is accompanied by a $75,000 scholarship. A senior at Hunter College High School (HCHS), Firester was the only student among 40 Intel nationwide finalists […]
Benjamin Heim Shepard, associate professor of Human Services, has been named City Tech’s 2015-2016 Scholar on Campus. He will present his lecture “Rebel Friendships, Essential Others and Social Movements,” on Monday, April 20, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The lecture is open to the public and free. Professor […]
A study led by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, found that offspring of parents with histories of child abuse and neglect are themselves at risk for childhood neglect and sexual abuse but not physical abuse. Titled “Intergenerational Transmission of Child Abuse and Neglect: Real or Detection Bias?” the study’s […]
The flawed research design of a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine represents a step backward in HIV prevention methods, Ida Susser (GC/Hunter, Anthropology) asserts in an Al Jazeera America op-ed.
Several faculty and students in the Graduate Center’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Program recently received prestigious grants and other honors: Professor Sunil Bhaskaran was named director of the recently launched Geospatial Center at Bronx Community College (BCC) in collaboration with the CUNY-CREST Institute. The Center was awarded a major grant from the CUNY Workforce Development […]
With papers like “Birthing, Blackness, and the Body” and “The Kids Are All Right Online,” Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open-access institutional repository, has been racking up hits from across the globe.
Dr. Marom Bikson, professor of biomedical engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows Monday, March 16, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2015 annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall.
The Hostos community enjoyed an exhilarating and exciting 2015 Black History Month. Its Afrocentric focus and contemporary relevance made it a dynamic month of events.
Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice, in collaboration with the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, proudly host the 4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The event will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Councilmember Laurie Cumbo and Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, Estella Vasquez.
From left to right: York College professor, Jack Schlein, PhD and his former mentee, Daniel Brietstein, MD In his 20-plus year medical career Dr. Daniel Brietstein, a pain management specialist in Lake Success, Long Island, must certainly have treated a few people from York College. But there is something special about one particular patient […]
The effects of global warming are proving so severe that the gray whale, famous for its annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, could find its way back to the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at the Graduate Center. The study, “Climate Impacts on Transocean Dispersal and Habitat in Gray Whales […]
City Tech congratulates Johannah Rodgers, Associate Professor and Director of Composition in the English Department, on the publication of her book titled Technology: A Reader for Writers, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding technology. Rodgers’ new book presents a range of contemporary and classic articles that invite the reader to consider and engage with questions related […]
The Medgar Evers College School of Science, Health & Technology presents its 9th Women’s History Month Seminar on Women in Science and Math on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:30am in the EOJ Auditorium. The keynote speaker for this year’s seminar will be Dr. Maria de Fatima Lima, Dean and Professor of Medical Education in the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Meharry Medical College.
A recent investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded that many of the herbal supplements sold by retailers Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens contained fake ingredients. The supplements were subjected to DNA testing and the results showed that only 21 percent of the products had DNA from the plants or herbs advertised on the label. […]
Monday, March 2, 2015, Medgar Evers College hosted the second installment in the Presidential Global Lecture Series. The featured speaker was Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History. He offered words of wisdom about choosing a career, the challenges facing scientists of color and how he became an astrophysicist.
PNAS, the journal of the National Academy of Sciences, has published an important paper by Jill Bargonetti, a Hunter cancer biologist. Bargonetti’s paper presents the results of new research exploring protein diversity in cells with the kind of genetic mutations linked to “triple negative” breast cancer. Because up to 25% of breast cancer patients suffer […]
On February 17, President Raab presented this year’s HEO Awards to six outstanding members of the Hunter College administrative staff. The HEO Awards honor professionals whose dedicated efforts have led to major improvements in campus programs and services. In 2015, we honor these award winners: Myrna Fader, Advisor, Student Affairs, and Coordinator of Grants and […]
Hostos professor and celebrated artist, Ian Charles Scott, has published a book about his career, which spans decades and two continents. Titled, Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project, the book is divided into distinct “chapters” that document his artistic career beginnings in Scotland through his time in New York City.
Brett Van Fleet, Manager of Circus Operations & Production for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will be at City Tech on Thursday, February 26, at 1pm, in the Voorhees Building Sound Lab (119), 186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn, to talk about his work in the entertainment technology field. Van Fleet has been with […]