Professor Robert Alfano and colleagues devise approach for applying quantum and optical principles to cosmetic preparations
How someone perceives color is determined by how the item they are looking at scatters and emits light. In August, three City College of New York physicists affiliated with the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL) were awarded a patent for a method for changing perception of skin tone by applying quantum and optical principles to cosmetic preparations.
School places high among master’s universities for research, social mobility in magazine’s college rankings
The City College of New York was ranked 43rd among the United States’ 684 master’s universities, according to the 2013 “Washington Monthly” College Rankings.
City College of New York biology senior Violeta Contreras Ramirez’ study into visual cortex development has won her a FASEB MARC travel award to the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) meeting in Nashville, Tenn., November 13-16.
The Spitzer School of Architecture’s J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City (JMBC), in partnership with the American Assembly and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, is hosting the Bruner Loeb Forum on Legacy City Design. The two-day conference will be held, November 7 – 8 in Detroit.
Congratulations are in order for students in the Medgar Evers College (MEC) Biology and Physical, Environmental and Computer Sciences (PECS) departments. On October 26, they presented their work at the 46th Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB) Conference, and won top prizes in two categories.
A campaign is underway to install the Solar Roofpod atop the Spitzer School of Architecture building, where it will serve as a multi-purpose facility dedicated to sustainability. The installation is expected to begin in early 2014. The solar-powered house was The City College of New York entry in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon.
Dr. Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at The City College of New York, is the lead author of a paper published November 1 in the journal “Science” that demonstrates it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional (1D) edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.
The 2013 NYC Neuromodulation Conference, the first meeting of its kind to be held in New York City, will take place November 22 – 23 at The City College of New York.
The event will provide clinicians, researchers and students with opportunities to hear from pioneers and learn about emerging innovations in transcranial electrical stimulation, the application of low-voltage current to restore and improve brain function. Conference sessions will cover research, clinical trials and techniques in a dynamic and interactive format.
Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, CUNY distinguished professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering emeritus in City College’s Grove School of Engineering, was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Saturday, October 12.
Its energy source is a zinc manganese oxide battery developed at The City College of New York and it motors along at a leisurely 0.27 meters per second. Meet “REAKTER,” the City College AIChE student club’s entry in this Sunday’s Chem-E-Car finals at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting in San Francisco.
Dr. Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, will present the 8th Annual Sharon Cosloy – Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Thursday, November 14, in Room 95, Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Ave., New York. Her talk is titled “Noncoding RNAs: with a Viral Twist.” A reception will follow in Room 250, Shepard Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212-650-8499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fall, for the eleventh consecutive year, Dr. Ethan Gologor, chairman of the Psychology Department at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, has been appointed captain of the “Psyching Team” for the ING New York City Marathon, the largest in the world.
BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Louise Hainline is not afraid to get her hands dirty. A professor in the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology as well as the director of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) programs, Hainline is also director of the Brooklyn College Garden, and has kept herself busy directing how best to use it. “As per […]
The New York City Health Department and the CUNY School of Public Health today announced that they are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From now until early next year, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households will be asked to answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will provide a picture of the city’s health almost 10 years after the first NYC HANES. Funded by the de Beaumont Foundation, the survey enables researchers to examine changes in New Yorkers’ health over two points in time and assess the impact of several health policies that have occurred since 2004.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FoodFEST13 CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON HEALTHY FOOD ECOSYSTEM Hands-on workshops, discussions, demos and tastings Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street in Manhattan Sunday, November 3 from 10am – 5:45pm New York, NY – (October 18, 2013) The William R. Kenan Scholars Program at Macaulay presents FoodFEST13, a day of hands-on workshops, discussions, […]
In the deep woods of downeast Maine, enduring fierce heat and swarms of insects, seven geology students pored over the folds, the faults, the bedrock outcrops. Guiding their weeklong field trip in July was their Queens College professor, Allan Ludman (Earth & Environmental Sciences).
The laboratory of Dr. John Martin, medical professor in The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, recently received $3.7 million for three new investigations into how the nervous system controls movement. Two $1.7 million, five-year awards from the National Institutes of Health and a grant of $300,000 over two years from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation comprise the funding.
The HCC Dental Hygiene Unit’s mission revolves around the promotion of health and well being of the public by providing clinical dental hygiene care and community service at the campus Dental Hygiene Patient Care Facility. The Dental Hygiene Program’s mission is consistent with the College’s mission to provide educational opportunities leading to socioeconomic mobility for […]
The City College of New York was one of only 11 colleges and universities nationwide cited for excellence in physics teacher preparation, according to a new national study. The report, produced by the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP), pointed out that physics has a greater shortage of teachers than any other science discipline.
Physicist and Higgs boson particle expert Tony Liss takes up his appointment October 15 as the City College of New York’s first Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science with some Nobel Prize luster on his resume. This after the 2013 winners in physics were announced in Stockholm October 8.