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CCNY researchers introduce new route to thermal measurements with nanometer resolution

November 25, 2015 | City College

Understanding nanoscale heat flow is critical in the design of integrated electronic devices and in the development of materials for thermal insulation and thermoelectric energy recovery. While several techniques are currently available to observe heat transport over macroscopic distances, there is a need for new methods capable of revealing the dynamics of heat flow with nanometer resolution.

City Tech Students Win Awards at International Film Festival

November 23, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

A team of nine City Tech students won two awards at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA) Student Film Festival in Hollywood, California, on October 27, which was hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. Their five-minute film “Building for the Future: A […]

Hostos Students Return To Washington, D.C., For Model UN Conference

November 23, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students returned to the nation’s capital to participate in the National Model United Nations Collegiate Conference from October 29 to November 1.

John Jay Students Shine at Annual Biomedical Research Conference in Seattle

November 20, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fifteen John Jay College science students attended and presented their research at the 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Seattle, Washington in November. Students William Aguilar, Ronald Rodriguez and Jiwon Seo won awards for their oral and poster presentations on the research they are conducting, under the mentorship of John […]

CCNY wins big at ABRCMS conference

November 19, 2015 | City College

The 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Seattle is over with The City College of New York a big winner. Eight students from the Division of Science received awards in the poster presentation category.

Hostos Alumni Relations Connects With Graduates At Annual Open House

November 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

To help Hostos alumni remain connected to the College, the Alumni Relations Office hosted its annual Open House on October 15.

Three MEC Students Win Prizes in MACUB Student Research Competition

November 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Twenty-eight Medgar Evers College students and eight faculty attended the 48th Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB) Conference held at Montclair State University in New Jersey.  Approximately 400  tri-state area students and faculty attended the conference which stimulated dialogue among biologists and provided attendees with a forum to present their research. One hundred and thirty-six research […]

CCNY welcomes STEM-related conference

November 12, 2015 | City College

For City University of New York students interested in pursuing majors in STEM fields, The City College of New York is the place to be on Friday, Nov. 20 for the GlobalCUNY 2015 Conference. The one-day event is hosted by the NYC Louis Stokes Alliance at City College. It is expected to attract up to 120 participants from CCNY and CUNY-wide.

City Tech Faculty Member and Student to Speak at TEDxCUNY 2015

November 11, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Marta Effinger-Crichlow, Department of African American Studies, and Chimene Montgomery, Hospitality Management Department, will give a TEDxCUNY talk on November 20, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s TriBeCa Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The theme of TEDxCUNY 2015 is “Borders and Belonging,” and […]

City Tech Awarded More Than $4 Million for STEM Education Initiatives

November 11, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech was recently chosen as the recipient of two U.S. Department of Education (DOE) grants totaling $3,936,000 to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year grant of $496,738 to City Tech for a project that will help recruit and retain […]

City Tech Ranked Best Career College by Salary Potential

November 11, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech was recently ranked number one in the nation in producing the highest paid associate-degree earning graduates, according to PayScale, a company that studies salaries. City Tech alums on average earn $72,200 with 10 or more years of experience. PayScale’s 2016 “College Salary Report” ranked 460 schools that grant two-year degrees. The report provides […]

What Yelp Can Tell Us About Gentrification and Race

November 11, 2015 | The University

A new, just-published study by the sociologist Sharon Zukin—known for her earlier work on lofts, artists, and gentrification—along with Scarlett Lindeman and Laurie Hurson of the City University of New York, sheds new light on the connection between gentrification, restaurants, and race. The study examines this nexus by using online Yelp reviews of restaurants in two rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods with very different populations: Greenpoint and Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Bed-Stuy.

Shy Eel Glows Bright Green, Possibly As a ‘Sexy Charm’

November 11, 2015 | The University

When scuba-diving scientists serendipitously spotted a glowing green eel in January 2011, they had no idea what caused it to light up like a brilliant neon sign.

CCNY researchers open “Golden Window” in deep brain imaging

November 11, 2015 | City College

The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a “Golden Window” for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research associate in City College’s Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, and the biology department.

AMA awards med school grant to develop community-based care curriculum

November 4, 2015 | City College

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine is one of 20 medical schools selected to be a member of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for its project, “Growing Our Own: Partnering with Health Care Centers to Educate Practitioners for the 21st Century.”

Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night, study finds

November 2, 2015 | The University

A new study explores how a young cowbird, left as an egg in the nest of a different species, grows up to know it’s a cowbird and not a warbler, thrush or sparrow.

The study, published in Animal Behaviour, reveals that cowbird juveniles leave the host parents at dusk and spend their nights in nearby fields, returning just after daybreak. This behavior likely plays a role in the cowbirds’ ability to avoid imprinting on their host parents.

Solving the Mystery of Neutrinos

November 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Since 1992, Borough of Manhattan Community Center (BMCC/CUNY) Professor of Science Chiaki Yanagisawa has been part of an international research team investigating neutrinos, sub-atomic particles rushing through space almost at the speed of light, and passing through matter, including our bodies, by the thousands of billions every second. Yanagisawa, who joined the BMCC faculty […]

City Tech Students Receive Alumni Scholarship at Friends of City Tech Event

October 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Foundation board chair, Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin, welcomed a crowd of approximately 150 donors at the “Friends of City Tech” recognition reception in the historic courtroom at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on October 22. Three City Tech students were presented with the Alumni Scholarship Award and the new 2015 City Tech Donor Plaque was […]

Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!

October 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

On November 10, 2015, City Tech will host the 27th Kristallnacht Anniversary Program, “Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!” at 300 Jay Street, Atrium Amphitheatre, Downtown Brooklyn, at noon. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by the City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA). “This 27th anniversary […]

City Tech Excels in Engineering at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

October 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s Team DURA (Diverse, Urban, Resilient, Adaptable) earned high marks in the Engineering, Energy Balance, and Commuting categories at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon competition at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, held from October 8–October 18. Team DURA, the only team in the competition comprised entirely of undergraduate […]