Science Wire

Making stars: Astronomy program provides tools, support to enhance diversity

October 5, 2014 | The University

Like so many other children, Fabienne Bastien did not like to go to sleep at bedtime

Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’

October 4, 2014 | The University

A British-American scientist and a pair of Norwegian researchers were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discovering “an inner GPS in the brain” that enables virtually all creatures to navigate their surroundings.

Simple Interventions Can Prevent High Birth Weight Among Newborns, Study

October 4, 2014 | The University

Simple interventions can help avert high birth weights in newborns, according to a new study by the University of Adelaide. The finding is significant because infants with higher birth weight face heightened risk of becoming obese as children or adults.

“SMARTER CITIES WORKSHOP” LAUNCHES BCC’S GREEN AUTUMN

October 3, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Stars of sustainability come to Bronx Community College OCTOBER 2, 2014 — As the leaves on its campus turn red and gold, Bronx Community College is going aggressively green this fall in a series of high profile pro-environment events. First up: The Smarter Cities Workshop, a one-day symposium of key players in the international movement […]

Hostos Celebrates The Accomplishments Of Student-Parents Their Children, And The Aspen Institute Ascend Fund Program

October 3, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Earlier this year, it was announced that a $50,000 grant from the Aspen Institute Ascend Fund would allow Hostos to implement a pilot program called the Ascend Fund Summer Program; a national initiative that takes a “two-generation” approach to help families improve their lives. The Ascend Fund Summer Program proved to be a success and […]

City Tech Hospitality Management Professor and Students Present at International Business Conference

October 1, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Hospitality Management Professor Patrick O’Halloran and two of his students presented research at the Academy of Business Research (ABR) Fall International Conference in Atlantic City on September 24th. Jovany Bravo, a computer engineering technology major, and Blanca Cortes, a hospitality management major, began their research in City Tech’s Emerging Scholars program and presented at the […]

President Crew to Deliver Keynote Address at the Schomburg Center

September 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Ever College (MEC) is proud to announce that PresidentCrew will deliver the keynote address at the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) Fall Kickoff Event featuring the Question Bridge exhibit. The ESI is a component of New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative, the nation’s boldest effort to tackle the disparities slowing the advancement of Black and Latino young men.

Science for Forensics Makes Top Degrees List

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Schools.com recently posted an article, “6 extraordinary community college degrees in New York,” featuring the Science for Forensics program at BMCC. “These outside-the-box, two-year degrees are largely driven by and designed according to local demands, and they are few and far between in many other locales. Here are six two-year degrees, in no particular order, […]

The Laboratory as Classroom

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Science professor Abel Navarro has a novel perspective on mistakes. As a teacher, mentor and research scientist, he thinks they can be a good thing. “I don’t believe in constantly looking over a student’s shoulder, making sure they’re doing everything right,” he says. “I trust my students and I think that makes a difference in […]

Start Here, Go to Princeton

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

(Left to right) BMCC students Thierno Bah and Pedro Raposo Two BMCC students, Pedro Raposo and Thierno Bah, are taking part in research projects at Princeton University this summer, thanks to a collaboration between Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the CUNY-wide LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program. “We wanted to […]

Securing a Cleaner and Greener Future

September 29, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The dictionary defines “sustainability” as “the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources.” But there’s more to it than that, says Scott Anderson, VP-Planning and Administration at BMCC and co-chair of the college’s Sustainability Committee. “Sustainability isn’t only about composting and turning off the lights. It’s an attitude and a […]

First Place Robotics

September 29, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Back: STEP for Leaders Project Director Everton Barrett. Front, left to right: Students Alison Grossman, Tatiyana Hendrickson, Henry Chen and Kaitlin Davis Four New York City high school students—Alison Grossman, Kaitlin Davis, Henry Chen and Tatiyana Hendrickson—know a lot more about robotics than they used to, thanks to the BMCC STEP for Leaders program. They also know […]

Stars in His Eyes

September 29, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When Arial Diaz was stationed in North Carolina with the Marines a few years ago, he’d sometimes spend his free time lying on the beach at night, gazing up at the stars. “I really missed my family and friends back in New York,” he recalls.  “I’d look up at the night sky and everything was […]

CUNY Research Scholar Program – $5,000 Stipend!

September 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) School of Science, Health & Technology (SSH&T) invites students to apply for the CUNY Research Scholar Program.  This unique program offers 400 hours of Mentored Research in a STEM discipline; career development workshops; participation in conferences; and, $5,000 annual stipend. The program is open to students enrolled in an Associate […]

City Tech Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Professional & Technical Writing

September 29, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing (PTW)—the only degree program of its kind in the New York City area. The interdisciplinary PTW degree prepares students to communicate clearly and effectively using a variety of high-tech tools and new media. Students will gain strong communication skills […]

Take Part in the 2nd Annual Benefits Fair!

September 26, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Medgar Evers College Office of Human Resources will host its 2nd Annual Benefits Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the MEC College Gym.  Participating vendors include: HIP, Aetna, TIAA-CREF, Costco, Citibank, Chase, Cohen’s Fashion Optical, Carver, Long Term Disability, OSHA, Plum Benefits, Walgreens, Medicare and more! Every year, hundreds […]

Revolutionary “Geospatial Technology” Comes To Bcc

September 25, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College announces a “Smarter Cities Workshop” and the official opening of its new Geospatial Technology Center  September 22, 2014 — Superman can see through walls. Imagine if you had an even more awesome power: with one glance, you could instantly look at a place like the Bronx and see where health needs are most […]

Time Inc.’s Norman Pearlstine Featured During Medgar Thought Leaders Talk

September 25, 2014 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College is excited to announce that Norman Pearlstine, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Time Inc., is the feature speaker for the upcoming Thought Leaders Talk.

City Tech Professor Carol Bentel and Class Featured in Design Magazine

September 25, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Carol Bentel—a partner at Bentel & Bentel Architects in Locust Valley, New York—had been teaching in the College’s Architectural Technology department when the chair of Hospitality Management, Professor Elizabeth Schaible, asked her to teach a course in her department called “Facilities Design and Property Management.” The course teaches students how to create […]

Monkey populations will suffer as climate change alters their food

September 25, 2014 | The University

If you consider the consequences of global warming, it’s always the major effects that receive the most attention – glaciers melting, sea levels rising, more frequent and more intense bushfires, floods and cyclones.