Science Wire

SEEMA PROGRAM AT YORK

July 14, 2014 | York College

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) was recently featured on NY1 News. SEMAA is a free and exciting STEM program for school children from first grade through sixth grade in the summer. The week-long class is still registering students for the week of July 21 through 25. The fall 2014 program will then […]

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy featured on NY1 News

July 14, 2014 | York College

York College’s Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) was recently featured on NY1 News. SEMAA is a free and exciting STEM program for school children from first grade through sixth grade in the summer. The week-long class is still registering students for the week of July 21 through 25.

Professor Verónica Michel Receives Best Journal Article Award from the American Political Science Association

July 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Verónica Michel in the Department of Political Science received the Best Journal Article Award 2014 by the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her article “Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America,” co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink and published in the Law and Society […]

New CCNY STEM Program Preps NYC HS Students

July 3, 2014 | City College

Twenty-six high school students from the five boroughs are spending summer at The City College of New York gaining research experience in STEM fields.

7-million-year-old fossil monkey unearthed in Abu Dhabi

July 1, 2014 | Uncategorized

An international team of scientists from Hunter College-City University of New York (CUNY), the Museum für Naturkunde- Berlin, Yale University, and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) have announced the discovery of an important 6.5 to 8 million year old fossil monkey specimen from Shuwaihat Island in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region (Al Gharbia).

City Tech’s Hospitality Management Industry Awards Presented to Chef Daniel Boulud and Alumna Elizabeth Rodriguez

June 30, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s Department of Hospitality Management honored Chef Daniel Boulud and department alum Elizabeth Rodriguez with Industry Awards at the annual BTech celebration in May. Additional awards were given to outstanding students in the department, including Belinda Leung who earned the Janet Lefler Academic Achievement Award for the student who has maintained the highest grade […]

City Tech Professor Nora Favelukes Honored for 20 Years of Teaching the History and Beauty of Iberian Peninsula and South American Wines

June 26, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Nora Favelukes, wine expert and partner to City Tech’s Hospitality Management Department, has lectured for 20 years on Iberian Peninsula and South American wines in the department’s Wines & Beverage Management class. In addition, Favelukes generously donates wines from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Portugal and Spain used in tastings in the Wine and Beverage Management […]

Two City Tech Students Win Rock Stars of Research Awards for Independent Research

June 25, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech students Md Arefin and Brittiny Dhital won the Rock Stars of Research Award, which comes with a $100 prize. The award recognizes the independent work of student researchers and the promise their research holds for innovative products or results that contribute to a particular field of knowledge. Dhital and Arefin were chosen from […]

Saul Kripke Enters Agreement to Keep Archive of Philosophical Work at the Graduate Center

June 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center has begun a fifteen-year agreement with noted logician and philosopher Saul Kripke to curate and preserve the Kripke Archive.

City Tech Professor Andy Zhang Develops Portable Device to Monitor Air Quality

June 23, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Andy Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, and his students at City Tech designed a portable device called AirCasting that monitors air quality and transmits the data to a smartphone app. Zhang said there is interest in the air monitors from institutions in California, Colorado, and as far away as […]

Professor Lissette Delgado-Cruzata Develops Minority Initiative for Female Science Students (MIXXS²) with CUNY Grant

June 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor Lissette Delgado-Cruzata in the Science Department has received a grant from the CUNY Diversity Fund for a program she developed called Minority Initiative for Female Science Students (MIXXS2). Delgado-Cruzata created MIXXS2 because of her own experiences and observations of the science field in the United States. In graduate school, she noticed there were […]

Free Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Courses

June 16, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) will offer free Summer Session II courses, which begin July 7 through August 7, for students pursuing Associate degree programs in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas or for all students and majors who need to complete courses in the core areas: Math and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Science and the Scientific World.

Hostos Community College Alumna Receives Caribbean American Healthcare Award

June 16, 2014 | Hostos Community College, Uncategorized

On June 25, 2014, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College alumna Ruby Bryan will receive the Caribbean American Healthcare Award from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), proving conclusively that there is no expiration date on a dream. One of seven children, the Jamaican immigrant had two goals in life. She wanted to be […]

City Tech Professor Janet Liou-Mark Honored by the Mathematical Association of America Metro New York Section

June 16, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Janet Liou-Mark was recently honored with the 2014 Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Distinguished Teaching Award. Elena Goloubeca, chair-elect, MAA, presented her with the award at the annual meeting at Nassau Community College, May 3, 2014. Liou-Mark is an active scholar and dedicated educator with a remarkable record […]

Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute to Host Conference on Energy Efficiency in Commercial Real Estate

June 16, 2014 | Baruch College

As part of New York Energy Week, The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College is presenting a conference,“ Energy, Money & Law: Investment and Legal Strategies for Advanced Energy Performance in Real Estate” on June 19.

With Canoes of Concrete, Engineers at City College Paddle Merrily Onward

June 16, 2014 | The University

It might sound like an idea that would go over like the proverbial lead balloon, but in September, a group of engineering students at City College of New York began meeting and devising a way to build a concrete canoe.

Macaulay Honors College and CIEE Launch Innovative Integrated Study Abroad Model

June 12, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY – (June 12, 2014). The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York, have partnered to create new international learning opportunities that will strengthen students’ college education and better prepare them in an increasingly competitive global workforce.  The innovative study-abroad […]

Macaulay Honors College Alumna Christina Vicidomini Wins Jonas Salk Scholarship

June 12, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (June 12, 2014) Congratulations to Christina Vicidomini ’13, Macaulay Honors College at The College of Staten Island, who earned a prestigious Jonas Salk Scholarship last month. Vicidomini earned one of only eight coveted awards presented to CUNY students annually.  The award will provide an $8,000 to apply toward medical school tuition. […]

Professor Jennifer Dysart Discusses Eyewitness Identification on Al Jazeera America’s “The System with Joe Berlinger”

June 12, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Jennifer Dysart in the Department of Psychology was featured in an episode of Al Jazeera America’s “The System with Joe Berlinger” and she is quoted in a companion article that focuses on eyewitness identification. In the episode, Joe Berlinger meets with Professor Dysart on campus and she conducts an experiment called “the penny example” with […]

Professor Peter Lipke Elected Fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Peter Lipke of the Department of Biology was recently named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology for his research on the cell walls ofCandida albicans, a naturally occurring fungus that populates the human gut and mucous tissue in animals. His work has has implications for improving the health of those […]