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The 3rd Annual Sustainable Energy and Design Conference

September 4, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College-CUNY Presents: This year’s SED Conference will focus on the two essentials of New York City life that consume the most energy and so pose the greatest challenge to sustainability: the buildings in which we live and work and the transportation on which we ride. Policy makers, industry leaders and educators will […]

Biology Professor Tony Wilson and International Research Team Unravel the Genetic Basis of Male Pregnancy

September 3, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Seahorses have a unique mode of reproduction: male pregnancy, which closely resembles the pregnancy of female mammals, including humans. Brooklyn CollegeBiology Professor Tony Wilson and an international team of researchers have taken a major step toward answering the question of whether the structures of complex reproductive systems—like the seahorse’s—reflect a common genetic architecture. The […]

Kingsborough Community College Holds its First Paramedic Program Graduation Ceremony

September 1, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Declares Kingsborough Paramedic Program Day in the Borough of Brooklyn Kingsborough Community College held its first Graduation Ceremony last week for nineteen students in its Paramedic Program. Launched in 2013, the program is the first college-based paramedic program in Brooklyn. The graduates were accompanied by family and friends who were […]

CCNY’S George John awarded Fulbright-Nehru Excellence Fellowship

August 31, 2015 | City College

Dr. George John, professor of chemistry at The City College of New York, has received a 2015-2016 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship. He will spend four months in India teaching and conducting research on a project titled “Introducing Materials Science to Managers through Biomimicry” at the LM Thapar School of Management, in Dera Bassi.

Kingsborough Community College Professor Receives the Distinguished Carski Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award

August 31, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Professor and Biological Sciences Department Chairperson Loretta Brancaccio-Taras was recently named as the recipient of the 2016 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Professor Brancaccio-Taras, a renowned undergraduate biology educator and national leader in biology education reform, will present the Carski Award lecture at […]

City Tech students ready to compete in solar home decathlon

August 31, 2015 | The University

Students from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) held a send-off party at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday for a solar home they built, which will be shipped to California and entered into the 2015 Solar Decathlon International Competition in October.

Macaulay Students Descend on Freshkills Park for 2015 BioBlitz

August 26, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

FRESHKILLS PARK HOSTS MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE 2015 BIOBLITZ   (Aug. 27, 2015, New York, NY) – Hundreds of students, nature lovers and scientists will participate in the 2015 Macaulay Honors College Freshkills Park BioBlitz on August 29 and August 30. BioBlitz is a 24-hour biological inventory whose goal is to find as many species of […]

Rare Nautilus Spotted for First Time in 30 Years

August 26, 2015 | The University

In early August, biologist Peter Ward returned from the South Pacific with news that he encountered an old friend, one he hadn’t seen in over three decades. The University of Washington professor had seen what he considers one of the world’s rarest animals, a remote encounter that may become even more infrequent if illegal fishing practices continue.

Eleven Student Researchers Present STEM Findings

August 26, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Eleven BMCC students took their turn at the front of a darkened classroom in Fiterman Hall on August 19, pointing to graphs and other visuals on a large, illuminated screen. The students were summarizing their research findings and year-long projects ranging in focus from metal-tolerant bacteria to suspension bridge dynamics. The students completed their projects […]

Octopuses seen throwing things may be using shells as weapons

August 24, 2015 | The University

Octopuses have been recorded gathering up armfuls of debris – and remember, they have eight arms – before taking pot shots at one another. Whether it’s a case of “get off my turf” or merely “oops, didn’t mean to hit you” is still a puzzle.

A Piece of the Earliest Baboon Ever Found

August 24, 2015 | The University

A two-million-year-old skull fragment comes from the earliest baboon ever found, a new study reports. The fossil was found in Malapa, a cave in South Africa and a Unesco World Heritage site where specimens of Australopithecus sediba, an early ancestor of modern humans, werediscovered in 2010.

Ancient Monkey Fossil Could Be First Modern Baboon

August 22, 2015 | The University

According to researchers from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, an ancient monkey fossil found in Malapa could be the earliest evidence of a modern baboon ever discovered.

New programs added to CCNY curriculum for 2015-16

August 21, 2015 | City College

The new academic year also heralds the debut of a number of new programs at The City College of New York, ranging from a new concentration in architecture to a master’s degree that will take health solutions from concept to practical solutions.

CUNY ASRC to host 2015 Women in Science forum “Breaking Barriers to Success”

August 20, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center

The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) will host the 2015 Inspiring Women Scientists forum sponsored by the CUNY Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Environmental CrossRoads Initiative team members featured in Science, Daedalus and Global Environmental Change on global water systems

August 20, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center, Environmental Sciences

Five papers written by members and affiliates of The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental CrossRoads Initiative have been published recently, including three in Science magazine.

Earliest baboon found at Malapa

August 19, 2015 | The University

A team from Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found.

To Pluto and Beyond: Planetarium Show Wows Space Fans

August 19, 2015 | The University

The first-ever flyby of Pluto left scientists and the public wide-eyed, and the surprises will likely keep on coming.

Francesca Lingo’s summer NASA experience

August 18, 2015 | City College

Less than two weeks before the start of the fall semester, Francesca Lingo put an impressive freshman year at City College behind her with a NASA presentation on “Earth’s Past as a Window on Exoplanet Habitability.” The prospective physics major was a participant in the Summer 2015 NASA New York City Research Initiative (NYCRI) Internship program at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in Manhattan.

City Tech Students Design and Build a Solar Home for the 2015 Solar Decathlon Competition

August 18, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

In 2012, Super-Storm Sandy showed that new models for housing that meet the needs of a high-density urban environment are desperately needed. A team of approximately 60 City Tech students is contributing their solution in a net-zero energy model home, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon international competition. The model […]

National Cancer Institute Awards $1 Million Grant to Lehman College Biology Professor for Killing Cancer Research

August 14, 2015 | Lehman College

BRONX, NY—Dr. Moira Sauane, who teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support her groundbreaking research. Her work is focused on understanding how different proteins behave at the cellular and molecular level for the purpose of developing cancer therapies […]