Science Wire

New York Blood Center Announces A Blood Emergency

January 30, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The MEC blood drive is open to the public and is conveniently located! Volunteer donors must a present a valid photo/signature ID and should eat a well-balanced meal before giving blood. A social security number is not required.

Sign Up Now to Take the National League of Nursing Exam (NLN)

January 29, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

For all prospective nursing students, who are currently enrolled and interested in taking the National League of Nursing Exam (NLN), the dates to sign up are Monday, February 2, 2015 through Thursday, February 5, 2015. If you are eligible, please visit the Academic Advisement Center (AAC) in 1637 Bedford Avenue, room 220 or call (718) […]

A Landmark Moment and Brand New Home for Hunter Scientists

January 28, 2015 | Hunter College

On January 8, faculty and administrators from Hunter and Weill Cornell Medical College gathered for a joint celebration in the new Belfer Research Building at 69th Street and York Avenue.  The occasion was the completion of the building’s 21,000-square-foot fourth floor, a new home for Hunter scientists. On their floor, Hunter faculty and students will conduct cutting-edge […]

Cinnamon smell prompts us to buy more expensive stuff, study finds

January 26, 2015 | The University

Stores assault the eyes and ears with blowout sales and catchy jingles to woo shoppers in from the street, but it looks like they should go straight to our noses if they want to make the sale.

Scientists Take Step Towards Practical Metamaterial Light Emitters

January 26, 2015 | The University

Hyperbolic metamaterial structure can both enhance and capture quantum dot light emissions January 19, 2015 A team from City College, City University of New York (CUNY), Purdue University and the University of Alberta has demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting quantum dots. The breakthrough, they believe, […]

Master Chef Daniel Boulud Heats Up Culinary Education at City Tech with New Apprenticeship Program

January 23, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Renowned French Chef Daniel Boulud of The Dinex Group, is collaborating with City Tech and Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) to transform culinary education and the lives of New York City college students. The new culinary training program is based upon the European apprenticeship model, giving City Tech students college credit for paid internships […]

Breakthrough Lights up Metamaterials

January 15, 2015 | City College

A City College of New York led-team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals. The breakthrough, headed by physicist Dr. Vinod Menon, could lead to a range of applications including ultrafast LEDs, nanoscale lasers and efficient single photon sources.

New UF study reveals oldest primate lived in trees

January 14, 2015 | The University

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

PRISM Students Prove Themselves at San Antonio Science Conference

January 14, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Twelve high-achieving science students from John Jay made their presence felt at the 14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in November, where they showed off the research they are conducting as part of the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). The conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, is one […]

Self-Assembling Carbohydrates Trap Cancer Cells In A Cage

January 14, 2015 | The University

Chemists have designed a carbohydrate-based molecule that can surround and strangle bone cancer cells by self-assembling into a tangled web of nanofibers (J. Am. Chem.

Soc. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ ja5111893). The molecule spares healthy cells because its assembly is triggered by an enzyme that’s overexpressed on cancer cells.

CCNY Biologist Ana Carnaval Inspires Female Researchers

January 13, 2015 | City College

In a field often dominated by men, City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval’s lab at CCNY’s Harlem campus breaks the mold. During her four years at CCNY, she has mentored 21 women at different career stages – from college freshmen to international post doctorates. Up to 73 % of the researchers associated with her lab are female.

Greenland Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

January 12, 2015 | City College

As the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world, the massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is recognized as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea levels due to glacial meltwater.

BMCC Freshman Learning Academy Wins New Grant

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Freshman Learning Academy, or FLA, has won a $115,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, or NYCT. It’s the third grant the New York City non-profit foundation has awarded BMCC’s three-year-old Learning Academy. The latest gift will allow the intensive “hands-on approach” program to retain students for three […]

Celebrating the Big 5-0

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The College Discovery program, active in all six CUNY community colleges, just celebrated its 50-year anniversary in a gala celebration at the CUNY Graduate Center. Pedro Pérez, Director of BMCC’s College Discovery Program, opened the event. “Turning 50 is scary,” he said, “but tonight it is cause for celebration. Why? Because for 50 years, College […]

A Special Thanks to the Derfner Foundation

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Jay Lieberman and the Derfner Foundation give BMCC the gift of a state-of-the-art communication skills lab. A dedication ceremony and reception celebrating the new Derfner Foundation Communication Center was held recently on BMCC’s main campus. BMCC President Antonio Pérez, Provost Karrin Wilks and others extended a special thanks to the Derfner Foundation and Jay Lieberman, […]

City Tech Professor Leads Healthy Building Research Project with Students

January 8, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Biological Sciences Professor Davida Smyth has organized a research project with students that focuses in part on the use of antimicrobials in the construction of buildings. In an effort to understand what constitutes a healthy—or unhealthy—building, Smyth and her students studied various types of surface bacteria on the City Tech campus. “At City Tech, the […]

Dean of City Tech’s School of Technology & Design Is Recipient of Two Architecture Awards

January 6, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Kevin Hom, Dean of the School of Technology & Design, who recently received an award of merit for his Tidewater Community College Student Center in Virginia Beach by the Engineering News Record MidAtlantic. Tidewater Community College, which has been developed over the last 50 years, surrounds a large body of water in […]

Adam Parris Named Director of Jamaica Bay Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

January 5, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI@JB) has named Adam Parris, an expert on social and environmental change in US coastal zones, as its executive director, effective Feb. 17, 2015. Parris will lead the SRI@JB in research and activities related to environmental resilience in urban coastal ecosystems. A partnership between the city […]

After Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

January 1, 2015 | The University

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could become more common in neighborhoods like Chelsea Heights as coastal planners rethink how to cope with the increasing risk of hurricane-induced flooding over the coming decades. Rather than seeking to defend buildings and infrastructure from storm surges, a team of architects and climate scientists is exploring a new vision, with an emphasis on living with rising waters. “Every house will be a waterfront house,” said Princeton Associate Professor of Architecture Paul Lewis. “We’re trying to find a way that canals can work their way through and connect each house, so that kayaks and other small boats are able to navigate through the water.”

Study Unveils New Half-Light Half-Matter Quantum Particles

December 29, 2014 | City College

Prospects of developing computing and communication technologies based on quantum properties of light and matter may have taken a major step forward thanks to research by City College of New York physicists led by Dr. Vinod Menon.