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CCNY students stellar at CSTEP Conference

April 24, 2015 | City College

City College students placed first in five fields at the 23rd Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) conference at The Sagamore on Lake George-in-Bolton Landing, NY, April 19. The College also recorded one second place finish.

Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz to Deliver the 35th Annual Sweeny Lecture

April 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

The 35th Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture will be delivered this year by 2009 Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Prof. Steitz, who will deliver his talk, “From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics,” is also an Investigator at the Howard Hughes […]

CCNY Researchers Use Novel Polarization to Increase Data Speeds

April 23, 2015 | City College

As the world’s exponentially growing demand for digital data slows the Internet and cell phone communication, City College of New York researchers may have just figured out a new way to increase its speed.

The Third Annual Bronx SciFest to be Held on Science Day at Lehman College

April 22, 2015 | Lehman College

For the third year in a row, the Bronx SciFest will be held at Lehman College’s Science Hall, on Friday, April 24. This year, thirty-three public high school students will participate in fair—the only science fair in the borough for students from non-specialized high schools. Now the first time, Science Day at Lehman College will […]

Stephen Volz keynotes NOAA-CREST Day at CCNY

April 22, 2015 | City College

Stephen Volz, assistant administrator for Satellite and Information Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, delivered the keynote address, “Earth, Space, Science and You,” at City College of New York’s 14th Annual NOAA-CREST Day in Steinman Hall at the Grove School of Engineering on April 14.

Macaulay Honors College’s Newsmaking Senior Wins a Salk Scholarship

April 21, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College Senior Receives Prestigious Jonas Salk Award Ebrahim Afshinnekoo Took Part in DNA Research Study on NYC Subways   (New York, NY – April 21, 2015) – Ebrahim Afshinnekoo ’15 Macaulay Honors College at Queens College has received the Jonas E. Salk Award. The Salk scholarship identifies students entering the fields of medicine […]

Hostos Alumni Earn Prestigious Distinction Through CCNY Skadden Arps Legal Studies Honors Program

April 21, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Thanks to a wonderful collaboration between Hostos faculty, The City College of New York, and one of New York City’s most respected law firms, four former Hostos students, Eric Stewart, Avery Toledo, Michael Cruz, and Lizette Carter, have been accepted into the prestigious Skadden Arps Legal Studies Honors Program.

City Tech’s Solar Decathlon Team DURA’s Trip to California Marks Milestone in Competition

April 21, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

In early January, fifteen Team DURA members traveled to Irvine, California for the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon design development meetings. The 2015 Solar Decathlon teams are now at the one-and-a-half year mark in a two-year process to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation and design excellence. The teams will design, construct […]

Two John Jay Students Named as Jeannette K. Watson Fellows

April 21, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Two John Jay College students have been chosen as part of the 2015 class of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellows, the prestigious educational-opportunity initiative sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Joining the fellowship program this year are Stacy Aguilar, a freshman majoring in Forensic Psychology, and Kadeem Robinson, a sophomore majoring in Political Science. […]

City Tech’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center Hosts Conference on Art

April 21, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC), with the Brooklyn Historical Society, hosted the Spaces & Places: Art along the Brooklyn Waterfront Conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall on March 27. The interdisciplinary conference brought together artists, educators, gallery owners, historians and policy makers to discuss their relationship to the waterfront, the importance of making spaces available […]

City Tech Students Volunteer at New Eyes for the Needy

April 21, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Nineteen students from City Tech’s Department of Vision Care Technology visited New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills, New Jersey, on March 26. Under the supervision of Peter Pineandi, laboratory technician in the Vision Care Technology Department, the students volunteered their time to sort, pack, and verify donated eyeglass prescriptions. New Eyes for The […]

Two Macaulay Students Win Goldwater Awards

April 20, 2015 | Uncategorized

            The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Honors Two Macaulay Honors College Students (New York, NY April 20, 2015) – Two Macaulay Honors College students have received awards from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Awardees must have the potential to make significant contributions to their fields. The Goldwater […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Anastassiya Neznanova Recognized by International Honor Society, Awarded Two Scholarships

April 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College student Anastassiya Neznanova was named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team and awarded a $5,000 scholarship at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

One of 20 students selected for the national All USA Academic Team, Anastassiya was featured in a USA Today newspaper article and received an additional $2,000 scholarship as a New Century Scholar.

Majora Carter to Speak at Kingsborough’s 9th Annual Eco-Festival About Global Environmental Challenges

April 20, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Conference theme “Green vs. Green” Capitalizing on Nature to Grow a Sustainable Future focuses on the economic impact on the world of environmental sustainability Kingsborough Community College (KCC) will host its 9th Annual Eco-Festival from April 22-24, 2015, themed “Green vs. Green” Capitalizing on Nature to Grow a Sustainable Future.” Sustainable South Bronx and Green […]

Macaulay Honors College Student Wins Fulbright Award

April 17, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College Senior Alyssa Blumenthal Receives a Fulbright Study/Research Award (New York, NY April 17, 2015) – Congratulations to Alyssa Blumenthal ’15 Macaulay Honors College at Queens College and CUNY BA who is the recipient of a 2015-16 U.S. Student Fulbright Study/Research Award for study in Sweden. Regarded as one the most prestigious awards […]

Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch Contributes To Essay On Writing Across The Curriculum Program

April 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch has helped to bring a Hostos and CUNY program to the world stage. Hirsch, along with Dennis Paoli from Hunter College, contributed a piece about the Writing Across The Curriculum (WAC) program in the web-based book, Writing Programs Wordwide.

Greenland Darkening to Continue, Predicts CCNY Expert Marco Tedesco

April 16, 2015 | City College

Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, Dr. Marco Tedesco, a City College of New York scientist, said at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna today.

Hostos Front And Center At Somos El Futuro Conference In Albany

April 16, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students played the part of public officials, debated important social issues, and lended a huge hand at the annual Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany the weekend of March 20, 2015.

City Tech Professor Receives American Institute of Architects National Excellence Award

April 15, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast, Illya Azaroff, AIA, an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Technology at City Tech, founded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Regional Recovery Working Group (AIARRWG) to re-imagine a more resilient and sustainable region. Last month, Azaroff’s Recovery Working Group, which includes former City Tech […]

Physicist Myriam Sarachik Speaks on the Rights of Women in the Sciences

April 14, 2015 | City College

More than 70 years ago, Myriam Sarachik’s family fled her native Belgium when the Germans invaded. After several attempts they succeeded in escaping the Nazis in late 1941. They lived for more than five years in Cuba and then settled in New York in 1947. In the early 1960s, Dr. Sarachik battled hard to gain a faculty position in physics at a time when there were few women in the field.