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Hunter Mice Can Find It—by a Nose

July 19, 2016 | Hunter College

For centuries, scientists have been trying to get their heads around the mystery of just how our human sense of smell works. In a study led by Hunter biology professor Paul Feinstein, a team of researchers attacked the problem through another species’ little noses: mice. Professor Feinstein joined with a group of researchers, including Christine […]

Hostos Athletic Director Krishna Dass Named Administrator Of The Year

July 19, 2016 | Uncategorized

The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) has named Hostos Athletic Director Krishna Dass a 2016 Administrator of the Year Award recipient. The Administrator of the Year Award is presented annually and honors NACWAA members for significant contributions made in athletic administration.

BMCC Announces Kaplan Scholars

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Jasmaine Brathwaite, Melanie Poggi, and Norbesida Bagablia Three BMCC students, Science majors Norbesida Bagablia and Melanie Poggi, and Animation and Motion Graphics major Jasmaine Brathwaite, have been named this year’s Kaplan Scholars. This is the tenth year that BMCC has worked with the Kaplan Educational Foundation to help low-income Black, Latino and Native American […]

CCNY’s Elisa Riedo co-inspires new magnetic microchip technology

July 14, 2016 | City College

Innovative technology co-inspired by physicist Elisa Riedo of The City College of New York for developing new magnetic microchips is raising hopes for the manufacture of nanosized sensors, memories and microprocessors.

Congratulations and Bon Voyage to Our New Academic Ambassadors: Hunter’s 2016 Recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

July 7, 2016 | Hunter College

Regularly named a “Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students,” Hunter celebrates the announcement of the prestigious program’s 2016 grants for work and study abroad. Five recent grads will soon head overseas on Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. We honor their success with a brief look at their lives so far, long-term goals, and immediate Fulbright […]

CSI Professor Probes the Depths of Research

July 7, 2016 | College of Staten Island

More than 1,333 miles away and almost 3,000 meters of ocean depths, that’s how far College of Staten Island (CSI) Professor David Lindo-Atichati’s research took him this summer. An Assistant Professor at CSI as well as at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY), Lindo-Atichati traveled to Cuba for a two- […]

CCNY’s Tzortziou LOA Lab studies the oceans of the Far East

July 6, 2016 | City College

Maria Tzortziou, associate professor of earth and atmospheric science at The City College of New York, was one of the lead scientists on the launch of Korea-United States Ocean Color (KORUS-OC) expedition, an 18-day oceanographic field campaign designed to tackle air-quality problems and capture coastal ocean dynamics in the East Sea and Yellow Sea. Comprised of scientists from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, CUNY, and other US universities and research centers, the crew of KORUS-OC sought further understanding of the oceans’ biology and biogeochemistry.

Professor Patty Brooks Receives Faculty Service Award

July 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

The City University of New York (CUNY) is proud to name Professor Patty Brooks as the recipient of the first annual “Faculty Service Award” in the Doctoral Program in Psychology. Professor Brooks, who serves as the Director of the Language Learning Laboratory in the Psychology Department, joined the College of Staten Island faculty in 1997. […]

City Tech Nursing Professor Named GEM Award Finalist

July 5, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Margaret Rafferty, DNP, MPH, MA, RN, chair of the Department of Nursing, was recently named a 2016 GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Award regional finalist. The GEM Awards recognize nurses and the extraordinary contributions they make to patients, the profession and the nation’s healthcare in leadership, management, education, volunteer, and clinical practice […]

Office of Continuing Education Student Receives Peter Jennings Scholarship

July 5, 2016 | College of Staten Island

When Glad Uko-Ima arrived in the United States in 2007, she was determined to succeed in her endeavors in a new country.  Her first step was to get her high school equivalency diploma. Now, through the assistance of the College of Staten Island’s (CSI)Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development and with that still driving […]

CUNY ASRC key in Strathclyde-CUNY Collaboration

June 30, 2016 | The University

Building on informal existing ties between the two universities, the City University of New York (CUNY) and the University of Strathclyde recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the collaborative ties among scientific researchers at both institutions. Strathclyde, located in Glasgow, is one of the top research universities in the United Kingdom and […]

Hostos Students Honored With Carlos Beltrán Scholarship Awards

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Six Hostos students became academic all-stars when they each received $5,000 scholarships from Yankees’ slugger Carlos Beltrán at the Third Annual Carlos Beltrán Foundation Gala held on June 22 at Gotham Hall.

Hostos Celebrates 2016 HSE Program Graduates

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On June 21, Hostos’ Adult Learning Center and Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development recognized 140 students who earned their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas.

Hostos Selected For Department Of Education Second Chance Pell Program

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On June 21, Hostos’ Adult Learning Center and Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development recognized 140 students who earned their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas.

BMCC Adds Two New Degree Programs: Psychology and Science for Health Professionals

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Starting in Fall 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will offer two new majors; Psychology, and Science for Health Professionals, raising its number of associate degree programs to 43. The development of the Psychology program, says Erwin Wong, BMCC’s Dean of Academic Programs and Instruction, reflects a strategy for retention that has thrived at […]

BMCC One of 15 Colleges Nationwide to Win $1 Million NSF Grant for STEM Education

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to promote STEM education among minority students. The grant project will be led by Computer Information Systems Professor Anna Salvati, Science Professors Lalitha Jayant and Adolfina  Koroch, and Mathematics Professor Abdramane Serme. The project, “Broadening STEM Participation Among Minority Students in an Urban Community College,” […]

City Tech Professor Receives 2016 AIA Award of Excellence

June 27, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Phillip Anzalone, AIA, of City Tech’s Architectural Technology Department, was honored with a 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award of Excellence on June 2 at the Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards Gala at the Vista Skylounge at Four Points in Long Island City, New York. Professor Anzalone and his team from the firm […]

Urban Soils Institute at Brooklyn College Raises Awareness About Lead in NYC Soil

June 27, 2016 | Brooklyn College

From left: Tatiana Morin, Zhongqi Cheng, Jonathan Russell-Anelli, Anna Minsky, Andrés Saldarriaga ’12, Sara Perl   At the Hart to Hart Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, a group of scientists dressed in plaid shirts, t-shirts, and work boots collectively heave-ho a patch of soil they are mixing. There’s a gentle breeze passing through the […]

BNY Mellon Awards $50,000 Grant to BMCC Out in Two Program

June 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) recently announced that BNY Mellon has provided $50,000 in grant funding for the BMCC Out in Two Program scholarships. Founded in 1999 by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, the Out in Two scholarship program is designed to help more students graduate within two consecutive years. The BNY Mellon grant will […]

Hostos Nursing Student Earns Peter Jennings Scholarship Award

June 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Ever since Ivy Mensah was a little girl living in Ghana, she wanted to be a nurse. Later, when she became a mother and moved to the United States, it became her mission. A mission she is close to completing.