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Lehman College Ranked No.4 in Mobility Rate for Students in the U.S.

January 24, 2017 | Lehman College

A new study, published in The New York Times, placed Lehman College No. 4 in the top ten colleges nationwide with the highest “mobility rate.”

Lehman College Recruiting Applicants for the First Virtual Reality Training Lab in the Bronx

January 24, 2017 | Lehman College

Lehman College is the first local higher educational institution to offer an 11-month training program as part of its new Virtual Reality Training Academy and Development Lab.

City Tech Ranks Top Five Nationwide in College Mobility, Low-Income Students Go Far and Earn More

January 20, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

What is the likelihood that a student from a low-income family will achieve the kind of mobility inherently promised in the American Dream narrative? Two recent studies now provide hard data that support years of anecdotal evidence that City Tech (New York City College of Technology, CUNY) students experience increased mobility and a substantially higher […]

Leadership Fellows Examine Challenges Facing Community Colleges

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Fourteen Leadership Fellows — full-time Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty from 12 academic departments — participated in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellows Program, January 9 through January 13, at BMCC. The program was funded by a grant from the American Express Foundation. The goal of the LeadershipProgram is to develop faculty leadership and […]

BMCC Students Present at MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting

January 18, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Several Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty and students traveled to Atlanta on January 7-8 for the 2017 MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest math gathering in the world according to conference organizers. This was the first time BMCC students attended the conference. Math majors Karen Medlin, Papa Sylla, Jie Lan, and Jieying Li […]

City Tech Students Win CUNY StartUps Hackathon

January 11, 2017 | New York City College of Technology

Two City Tech students were on the winning team of CUNY StartUps first-ever Hackathon competition, which was held October 14 and 15 at Galvanize, an education company in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. Winning team members Kevin Kovack (City Tech), Kleber Perez (City Tech), Sonny Li (Graduate Center), Stuart Smith (College of Staten Island), and […]

Keep Moving Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New Year’s resolutions vary from person to person but improving one’s health rises to the top for many people. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, committing to a consistent exercise routine will deliver positive results, according to Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Health Education professors. “There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly. Exercise […]

CCNY faculty authors tackle imaging techniques, stress and Brooklyn

January 4, 2017 | City College

A reference book on new deep tissue imaging techniques; a text on work, stress and health; and a guide to Brooklyn by a pioneering sociologist who has walked every block of the borough. These are some of the latest publications by City College of New York faculty members.

Biology Professor’s Study Could Pave Way for Greater Understanding of how Plants and Animals Grow and Develop

December 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Dr. Zhi-Liang Zheng, a biology professor and plant scientist in the Department of Biological Science, published a paper last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that demonstrates a connection between Rho GTPase and RNA polymerase II (Pol II), two key molecules involved in cellular signaling and transcription in eukaryotes. Eukaryotes are organisms whose cell contains a nucleus and other organelles and animals and plants are both eukaryotic organisms. Zheng and his colleagues have provided genetic and biochemical evidence that links these two molecules in an intracellular signaling pathway.

Lehman Scientists Part of Significant Finding in Particle Physics and Astronomy

December 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College is a collaborating institution in The Pierre Auger Observatory in Pampa Amarilla, Argentina, the largest cosmic ray observatory in the world. The observatory tracks and observes particle showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

Lehman Professor Luis Anchordoqui and Research Associate Tom Paul, are members of the Observatory’s prestigious 500-member collaboration of world-class scientists, and recently contributed to what could be a potentially significant discovery in the world of particle physics and astronomy They both are part of the Lehman Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The duo is part of a team that according to the journal Nature, have found that “particle showers caused by natural ultra high energy collisions in Earth’s atmosphere, produce more muons—heavier cousins of the electron, than current physics models can explain.”

City College undergrads lead development of chemical method

December 27, 2016 | City College

Credit goes to a team of chemistry and biochemistry students at The City College of New York for enabling the identification of a new chemical “deprotection” technique.

Researchers Estimate Time Since Death Using Necrobiome

December 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

New York, NY, December 22, 2016 –  Currently, when a deceased human is discovered, the forensic techniques for estimating time elapsed since death are not very precise.  However, in a new study appearing in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers have turned to analyzing the human microbiome, the bacteria and other microbes that live on and […]

Lehman Signs Agreement with Medical School Guaranteeing Interviews for High Performing Students

December 19, 2016 | Lehman College

Dr. Harriet Fayne, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs signed significant “articulation agreements” with The New York Institute of Technology’s (NYITCOM) College of Osteopathic Medicine that guarantee Lehman students who maintain high academic standards an interview at a prestigious New York medical school.

Exploring Pedagogy to Improve Student Learning

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Teaching Academy, a professional development program, creates small learning communities of new faculty, or Teaching Fellows, who focus on pedagogy under the guidance of a Master Teacher. The Teaching Academy communities meet regularly, observe each other teaching, videotape their own teaching and attend workshops together. On December 13, they celebrated the Academy’s 2017 cohort […]

Faculty Gather to Share Insight Into Academic Assessment

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics presented Academic Assessment Day on Tuesday, December 13 in the Fiterman Conference Center. Hosts included Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President; Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Marjorie Dorimé-Williams, Director of Assessment. Faculty from departments including Modern Languages, Allied Health, Speech, Communications and Theatre, […]

Turning the Dial on Developmental Outcomes

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Community colleges must work more effectively with feeder high schools and community-based organizations to improve college readiness and reduce the need for remediation, says BMCC Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks in a December 12 commentary in Community College Daily, the journal of the the American Association of Community Colleges. To read the article in its entirety, […]

BMCC Hosts Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC hosted the CUNY-wide Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum on December 8 at 199 Chambers Street with a networking breakfast in Richard Harris Terrace and presentations in Theatre II. The event was sponsored by the Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY). BMCC President Antonio Pérez welcomed the audience and Richard F. Rothbard, President, […]

Hostos Professor Named To ‘Bronx Power 50’ List

December 14, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is proud to announce that Professor Hector Soto has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Bronx by City & State.

City Tech Foundation Raises More Than $50,000 for Students on #GivingTuesday

December 13, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

#CityTechTuesday—based on #GivingTuesday—was a big success this year. Starting in late October, the social media campaign culminated in an afternoon of celebration with students, faculty, staff, sponsors and celebrity supporters in the Namm Cafeteria on November 29—the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a […]

City Tech Professor Awarded Bronze Medal in International Culinary Olympics

December 12, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Every four years, since 1900, chefs from around the world gather in Erfurt, Germany to compete in the Culinary Olympics (Olympiade der Kӧche). City Tech Hospitality Management Professor Robert Walljasper, with the assistance of Hospitality Management student, Ayako Hiratsuka, competed and exhibited twice in the individual Culinary Art category and was awarded the Bronze Medal […]