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How Lil Wayne the NYC Octopus Will Help Scientists Understand the Brain

March 30, 2014 | The University

It wasn’t hard to name Lil Wayne. He actually volunteered to take the rapper’s moniker.

On April 2, Frank Grasso, director of the Biomemetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College, showed me around his lab spaces—from where they build mobile robots to where they keep their axolotls and fiddler crabs to the crown jewel: his wall of octopus tanks.

Spotlight on Environmental Science

March 28, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

  What is Environmental Science?  Environmental science is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences, (including but not limited to ecology, physics, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, limnology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, geography and geodesy) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. Environmental science provides an […]

Medgar Evers Research Published in Major Scientific Journal

March 27, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) community extends congratulations to Biology professor Dr. Syed Shiraz Mujtaba and Medgar Evers student and Biology major, Marc Philizaire for the upcoming publication of their research on Prostate Cancer in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology – a leading global journal that publishes original research articles, rapid communications and reviews.

Lauren Blachorsky ’15 Macaulay Honors College at Queens College wins prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

March 26, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Lauren Blachorsky, a neuroscience major at Macaulay Honors College at Queens College has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.  As a Goldwater Scholar, Lauren will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up […]

Queens College Receives Over $8 Million to Continue Screening The Health of Workers in Nuclear Weapons Industry

March 24, 2014 | Queens College

– QC Has Provided Medical Screenings to More Than 30,000 Workers – FLUSHING, NY, March 19, 2014 – Since 1998 when the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS) at Queens College began its Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP), more than 30,000 nuclear weapons workers in seven states have received free medical screenings. Queens […]

Professor Luo Participates in Western Pacific Climate Field Mission

March 21, 2014 | City College

Serves on Guam-based science team measuring chemicals transported by deep convective clouds near Equator that affect global climate change Dr. Z. Johnny Luo, associate professor in Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science and NOAA-CREST Institute at The City College of New York, served as a science team member for a recent National Center for Atmospheric […]

CCNY Biology Major Making Composting More Sustainable

March 19, 2014 | City College

Rebecca Panko identifies plant species that can survive on leachate, could reduce amount of runoff discharged into sewer system

Composting converts organic household waste into a source of nutrients that can enrich garden soil. However, the runoff it produces can be detrimental to the quality of surrounding bodies of water. City College of New York biology major Rebecca Panko has been investigating whether this runoff, or leachate, could be used in a more sustainable way.

Making a Difference by Giving Back Inspires a Quarter Million Dollar Gift to Queensborough Community College

March 14, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Inspired to help support scientific research and resources for students in the Science Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy, Dr. Amy Wong has awarded a $250,000 gift to the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc. in memory of her late husband, Dr. Pak (Peter) Wong (January 10, 1935-January 9, 2014), who was a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the college for more than 30 years, three of which as Chair.

Dr. Mary Pearl to Become Macaulay Honors College’s First Provost and Senior Associate Dean

March 13, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

NEW YORK, NY – March 12, 2014 – Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary C. Pearl, Ph.D. as its first Provost and Senior Associate Dean, effective March 3, 2014. Dr. Pearl, also a Professor of Biology at Brooklyn College, has been the Associate Dean […]

Medgar Evers: Muslim Culture and Identity Series

March 12, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Are you interested in learning more about Islamic culture? Do you have questions you always wanted to ask about the Muslim experience, but didn’t know where to begin? This semester, Medgar Evers College (MEC) students, faculty and staff will engage in a rich and informative dialogue about all things Islam.

Announced: 12th National Black Writers Conference

March 11, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, is set to host the Twelfth National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) which will be held on the campus of Medgar Evers College (MEC) from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, March 30, 2014. Honorees of the 2014 NBWC include Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott; best-selling author Walter Mosley; author and poet Quincy Troupe; French-Caribbean writer Maryse Conde; and posthumously, Margaret Burroughs, co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Baruch College Hosts Three-Part Discussion Series: Arts, Artists and de Blasio’s New York: Creative Partnerships-Arts, Cultural Organizations and Colleges

March 10, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY-March 10, 2014 – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ran and won on a platform of a “tale of two cities.” His election prompts us to ask what a vision for a more egalitarian society could mean for the arts in our city. The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at […]

Baruch College to Honor DR. Matthew Goldstein and Dr. Lewis Friedman at 25th Annual Baruch Dinner

March 10, 2014 | Baruch College

  NEW YORK, NY- March 10, 2014 – Friends, colleagues and alumni of Baruch College will pay tribute to Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor Emeritus, The City University of New York and Dr. Lewis Friedman, Retired Faculty Member, Baruch College School of Public Affairs during the 25th Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner, Tuesday, April 22 at The Pierre […]

3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference

March 10, 2014 | CUNY Matters, Medgar Evers College

Students, faculty, and staff, join us in saluting the legacy of New York City’s first black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, at the 3rd Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, March 15, 2014. The conference will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo.

12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge Gives CUNY Student Entrepreneurs a Creative Outlet for Business Ideas

March 10, 2014 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

NEW YORK, NY-March 10, 2014 – Student entrepreneurs throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) are encouraged to sign up for the 12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge, offering a valuable learning experience and $25,000 in prizes. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, gives student entrepreneurs an opportunity to create […]

CCNY Psychologist Wins Top APA Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

March 7, 2014 | City College

For the second time in as many years, a City College of New York psychology professor has received the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 39 Scholarship and Research Award. This year’s recipient is Professor Elliot L. Jurist. His colleague, Dr. Paul Wachtel, won in 2013. This is the first time that professors from the same institution have been given the award in consecutive years.

Baruch Students Shine at 2013 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge

March 6, 2014 | Baruch College

    NEW YORK, NY- March 6, 2014 – Baruch College students shined during the 2013 Nobel Science Challenge recently presented by the City University of New York (CUNY). At a ceremony held in February, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research honored the winners of the 2013 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge. CUNY undergraduates […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 5, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

March is Women’s History Month and Medgar Evers College (MEC) is proud to celebrate women and their achievements across the spectrum.

City Tech Student Team to Compete in U.S. Energy Department’s 2015 Solar Energy Decathlon

March 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology students have been selected as one of 20 teams worldwide to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Energy Decathlon. The teams now begin a two-year process to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation and design excellence. The teams will design, construct and test […]

Yale Geneticist Richard Lifton to Speak at City College March 27

March 4, 2014 | City College

Yale University biochemist Richard P. Lifton, who discovered the link between genetics and high blood pressure, will deliver the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York. His talk on “Genome Approaches to Understand Hypertension and other Common Diseases” will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.