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Brooklyn College Urban Sustainability Program Transforms the Borough into a Classroom

October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On a bright summer afternoon, junior Natalie Steinbuch makes her way to Brooklyn’s historic Carroll Street Bridge, with its thick wooden planks and Belgian blocks, while the drum from numerous construction projects beats steady in the background. She points out a new residential building popping up over the Gowanus Canal. “It will have 12 […]

CCNY Physicists mimic quantum entanglement with laser pointer to double data speeds

October 28, 2015 | City College

In a classic eureka moment, a team of physicists led by The City College of New York and including Herriot-Watt University and Corning Incorporated is showing how beams from ordinary laser pointers mimic quantum entanglement with the potential of doubling the data speed of laser communication.

Dr. Data

October 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Salute to Scholars

CUNY alum JT Kostman wants to know all about you — to find out what you want and what you’ll be happy to pay for. By Richard Firstman Such is the tenuous state of the great American magazine industry that the future of the greatest magazine company may depend on a psychologist. That is, a psychologist who’s […]

Open House

October 27, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College (MEC) of the City University of New York cordially invites you to its 2015 Fall Undergraduate Open House. Come and experience why courage, strength and fortitude are the pillars of the Medgar Evers College experience. Meet the College’s esteemed students and distinguished faculty. Tour the campus which features a new state-of-the-art Science, […]

Dr. Timothy Paglione Presents at the 2015 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

October 27, 2015 | York College

Prof. Paglione (Dept. of Earth and Physical Sciences) recently represented York on a panel discussion at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit in New York City. His main presentation is about 15 minutes into the video (click here: video) In the meantime, here is a blurb he provided for the event’s website:  Prof. Paglione’s main field is microwave […]

BMCC Receives More Than $182,000 in New STEM Funding

October 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced on October 26 that it will award Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) $182,549 in support of the collleges education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. BMCC is one of 13 minority institutions nationwide to receive part of the DOE’s total $3 million in funds […]

City College is a top producer of physics graduates in the US

October 23, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York is a top producer of physics graduates in the nation, according to the American Institute of Physics. City College’s physics department is on a list of programs recognized by the AIP for conferring the largest number of undergraduate physics degrees between 2012 and 2014.

Saving Local History: Las Casitas Archives Come To Hostos Community College Library As A Unique Donation From The Bronx Council On The Arts

October 22, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Home is where the heart is, and that love will be on full display at Hostos Community College through a special collaborative exhibition honoring the casitas of Puerto Rico and showcasing the materials from Las Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative, created in 1991 by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Longwood Arts Project now located on the Hostos campus.

New NSF Grants to School of Education Support Vital Research by Hunter Faculty

October 22, 2015 | Hunter College

Faculty in Hunter education, biology and geography departments have received nearly $7 million through three grants from the National Science Foundation. Jeanne Weiler, associate professor of educational foundations, leads the team behind Hunter’s Noyce Science Scholar Program, which won a five-year NSF award. Her colleagues on the interdisciplinary project include Allan Frei, professor of geography; […]

City Tech Professor Receives National Academy of Opticianry 2015 Joseph Bruneni Memorial Education Achievement Award

October 16, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Robert Russo, chair of the Department of Vision Care Technology, who received the National Academy of Opticianry “Joseph Bruneni Memorial Education Achievement Award,” on September 28, at the OptiCon National Convention held in Nashville, Tennessee. The award is presented annually to an individual in recognition for outstanding service to the field […]

Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!

October 16, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

On November 10, 2015, City Tech will host the 27th Kristallnacht Anniversary Program, “Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!” at 300 Jay Street, Atrium Amphitheatre, Downtown Brooklyn, at noon. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by the City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA). “This 27th anniversary […]

CCNY research boosts optical fiber data speeds

October 16, 2015 | City College

In the latest advance to boost the speed of the Internet, a research team including, the City College of New York, University of Southern California, University of Glasgow, and Corning Incorporated, has demonstrated a way to increase the data speeds of optical fibers – considered the Internet’s backbone.

Baruch College to Host Series of Climate Change Seminars, Beginning October 22

October 16, 2015 | Baruch College

Baruch College will host a series of three seminars focused on climate change. The first, “Weathering the Storm: How Are Businesses Responding to Climate Risks”, will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Macaulay Honors College Welcomes Two New Members to Its Board of Directors

October 15, 2015 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation. Annie Erner, a Portfolio Manager at Rover Capital, and Norton Garfinkle, Chairman of Princeton Scientific Capital Management, were unanimously elected by current Board members, joining Macaulay as it celebrates its […]

Are YOU easily scared? Scientists pinpoint brain region that controls fear of the unknown

October 15, 2015 | The University

Entering a dark, unfamiliar room can fill some people with dread, while others step in without thinking twice.

Hunter Professor Allyson Friedman Wins a Top Award for Young Research Scientists

October 15, 2015 | Hunter College

Allyson Friedman, a new member  of Hunter’s biological sciences faculty, has been named a 2015 Postdoctoral Finalist by the Blavatnik Regional Awards. Judged by leading scientists and presented by the Blavatnik Family Foundation at the New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala on November 9, the awards will be presented to several outstanding young scientists […]

Sleep Tight: Study Suggests Our Ancestors Were Able To Live Off Way Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep

October 15, 2015 | The University

Guilty of not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep last night? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a 2013 Gallup survey, 40 percent of Americans fail to meet this standard. However, a recent study suggests eight hours of sleep may not be as integral to our health as we have been led to believe.

Shrinking habitats in store for Arctic mammals

October 15, 2015 | The University

A new study examining how 28 of Alaska’s mammal species will respond to future climate warming was released recently by the U.S. Geological Survey. Information for the study, conducted by several University of New Mexico alumni, was gathered using field research coupled with genetic analyses to determine how mammals responded to past climate changes.

CCNY leads breakthrough study in 2D materials elasticity

October 14, 2015 | City College

Scientists working at City College of New York and the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center have helped to develop measurements in two-dimensional materials that hold great promise for nanotechnology applications. This research is considered “an important technological and scientific advancement,” according to the journal, “Nature Materials.”

Hunter College Art Galleries Present: The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc…

October 13, 2015 | Hunter College

Exhibit running from September 25-November 21, 2015 205 Hudson Street Gallery Hunter College MFA Campus Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-­6 pm Organized by: Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive […]