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New Issue of City Tech’s Journal NANO: New American Notes Online Focuses on Corporations and Culture

February 10, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

The new issue of NANO: New American Notes Online, City Tech’s interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal, is now available. Issue 8, “Corporations and Culture,” is the result of a collaboration between guest editors Jeffrey Gonzalez and Adam Haley, the article authors, the interviewees, and NANO‘s editorial team: Sean Scanlan, Ruth Garcia, and Rebecca Devers. Corporations are […]

LaGuardia Community College Joins #YesWeCode in Support of President Barack Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative

February 9, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

In a proactive response to President Barack Obama’s recently announced Computer Science for All initiative to increase access to high-quality computer science education, LaGuardia Community College is partnering with #YesWeCode , aDream Corps initiative, to expand computer science education and access to the tools and training needed to pursue a career in the rapidly expanding tech sector.

City Tech Professor Wins the 2016 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award

February 9, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Joseph Jeyaraj has earned the 2016 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award for his article, “Engineering and Narrative: Literary Prerequisites as Indirect Communication for Technical Writing,” published in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. Jeyaraj won for the Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication. The Conference on College […]


February 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

SPRING 2016 RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES presented by THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY “BETTER LIVING THROUGH BETTER BATTERIES” featuring STEVE G. GREENBAUM, PH.D. Department of Physics & Astronomy, Hunter College, CUNY CUNY Graduate Center PH.D. Program in Physics and Chemistry, New York, NY USA ABSTRACT: Fundamental materials research is essential to move present-day energy […]

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium Will Be Held Feb. 17

February 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City of New York (BMCC/CUNY) community will celebrate the passion, work and commitment of BMCC students and faculty on Wednesday, February 17 at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium on the college’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan. The day-long symposium will feature student oral presentations, […]

City lights, urban sprawl, and uncovering the future of ecology with Dr. Peter Groffman

February 2, 2016 | The University

“For a long time in environmental science we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping people outside the box of ecosystems” says Dr. Peter Groffman, who studies the microbial and chemical ecology of urban landscapes and waterways.

Baruch College Listed in Princeton Review’s Top 200 “Colleges That Pay You Back” 2016 Edition

February 2, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review.

Pilot training program to improve transgender competency among medical staff in an urban clinic

February 2, 2016 | The University

The widespread discrimination and mistreatment transgender individuals face in the healthcare system could be alleviated with specialized provider training to increase knowledge about transgender health and needs, and to promote positive attitudes. The evaluation of a pilot training program implemented in an urban clinic shows the potential to change attitudes and improve competency, as reported in a study published in Transgender Health, a new peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available open access on the Transgender Health website.

Queens College to participate in solar power initiative

January 31, 2016 | The University

Queens College will be housing a solar storage system as part of a new three-year collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute and the New York Power Authority.

Fighting octopuses ‘change colour to signal intent’

January 29, 2016 | The University

Octopuses may have more complex social interactions than previously believed, a new study has found.

On Kenneth Thorpe’s Analysis of Senator Sanders’ Single-Payer Reform Plan

January 29, 2016 | The University

Professor Kenneth Thorpe recently issued an analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders’ single-payer national health insurance proposal. Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims the single-payer plan would break the bank.

Treat arthritis plus 10 other health issues with this one amazing kitchen ingredient

January 28, 2016 | The University

At this very moment, 28 per cent of Australians are battling arthritis, but chances are, not all of them are using this spice that has been proven time and time again to ease symptoms. It’s turmeric – and it’s commonly found in our cupboards.

Exercise alone won’t cause weight loss, study shows

January 28, 2016 | The University

Exercise alone is not enough to lose weight because our bodies reach a plateau where working out more does not necessarily burn extra calories, researchers have found.

Baruch College to Host Post-U.N. Climate Change Conference Discussion

January 27, 2016 | Baruch College

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, in partnership with The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN), invites you to a Post-U.N. Climate Change Conference Discussion on Tuesday, February 2.

Cancer’s Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival, Study Finds

January 26, 2016 | The University

The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.


January 25, 2016 | Bronx Community College

“Get PSyCh’D” Trains BCC Students to Provide Mental Health Support and Referrals to Their Peers JANUARY 14, 2016 — Bronx Community College is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the van Ameringen Foundation to fund the Peer Support and Career Development training program — known as Get PSyCh’D — an initiative that trains students […]

City Tech Students Create Wine Blends at Red Hook Winery

January 22, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

On October 26, a group of Hospitality Management students enrolled in the “Wines of the New World” course boarded a bus to an urban winery in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. The trip was supported by a grant from the Julia Child Foundation, and the students were going to learn how to blend wines […]

How cutting meat out of your diet changes your body

January 21, 2016 | The University

Vowing to ditch steaks and burgers in favour of a vegetarian lifestyle may have crossed your mind for ethical reasons or because of concerns about red meat and health.

Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study

January 21, 2016 | The University

Tax-funded expenditures accounted for 64.3 percent of U.S. health spending – about $1.9 trillion – in 2013, according to new data published today [Thursday, Jan. 21] in the American Journal of Public Health. The Affordable Care Act will push that figure even higher by 2024, when government’s share of U.S. health spending is expected to rise to 67.3 percent.

‘Squishy’ robot fingers aid deep sea exploration

January 20, 2016 | The University

During a 2014 talk on his exploration of deep-sea coral reefs, Baruch College marine biologist David Gruber showed a video of clunky robotic hands collecting fragile specimens of coral and sponges from the ocean floor.