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Patrizia Casaccia named founding director of CUNY ASRC Neuroscience Initiative

September 9, 2016 | The University

Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD, has been named the founding director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Neuroscience Initiative following an international search, bringing to the university a highly regarded scientist whose expansive and collaboratively-focused research with real-world impact dovetails neatly with that of the Center. The announcement was made by CUNY Executive Vice […]

A BMCC Student’s Message of Hope on 9/11

September 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Luis Guerra Bernal was playing soccer with friends in Bogotá, Colombia on the early morning of September 11, 2001. Later, he and his friends went into a coffee shop to get something to drink. Inside, television news was being broadcast about planes crashing into the Twin Towers at […]

Hunter Team Plays Crucial Role in $9.3M NIH-Funded Study on eHealth HIV Prevention Program

September 8, 2016 | Hunter College

Gay adolescent males (between 13 and 18) account for almost 80 percent of HIV diagnoses within that age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a disproportionate number of African Americans and Latinos among those diagnosed. To help those vulnerable populations, which often do not get the sex education they need, […]

Hostos Unveils New Programs For Fall 2016

September 7, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College (CUNY) prides itself on offering curriculum that best prepares its students, and the College is pleased to announce new programs and services for Fall 2016.

Chancellor Milliken Names Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl As Dean of Macaulay Honors College

September 6, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College

In a culmination of the 15-year anniversary of the William E. Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York, Chancellor James B. Milliken has named Dr. Mary Corliss Pearl as Dean of the college. Dr. Pearl, who has served as Interim Dean of Macaulay Honors College since Jan. 30, 2016, was selected following […]

CCNY wins $15.5 million NOAA grant to produce mostly minority STEM scientists

September 2, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s output of underrepresented minority scientists and engineers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to increase with the receipt of a $15.5 million grant from NOAA’s Office of Education. The five-year award follows a national competition.

Broderick probe receives $300K shot in the arm

August 31, 2016 | City College

The BRODERICK PROBE® series of Nano biosensors, an invention of City College of New York Medical Professor Patricia A. Broderick, are closer to wide scale introduction thanks to a $300,000 award from the Indian Angel Network®.

CCNY researchers take snap shots of wandering electrons in diamonds

August 31, 2016 | City College

A breakthrough experiment by a City College of New York team led by physicist Carlos Meriles could potentially lead to room-temperature quantum information processing in diamonds and optical data storage in three dimensions.

BMCC Receives Grant to Create Cybersecurity Concentration

August 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year project, “Fostering Student Success in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.” BMCC is one of approximately 80 recipients nationwide — and one of four community colleges — to receive […]

BMCC Students Ready for 2016 Fall Semester

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New and returning students filled hallways and classrooms across campus on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Throughout BMCC’s campus, the floors are freshly waxed and everything has been cleaned for the onslaught of learning activity. “From a physical facility point of view, we’re ready. We’ve […]

Noted International Chemist Was One of Brooklyn College’s Own

August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

On August 19, a symposium was held in memory of former Brooklyn College chemistry professor Roberto Sánchez-Delgado. Known for his groundbreaking work in organometallic chemistry and key role as a weapons inspector for the United Nations, Sánchez-Delgado passed away on December 13, 2015, after a prolonged battle with renal cancer. The daylong event, organized by […]

Students Present STEM Research Projects

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC students with their mentors/professors from BMCC, City Tech and Baruch College   On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of their STEM research projects made possible through the Minority Student Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) of the U.S. Department of Education. Guests at the event were welcomed by MESIP Student […]

Empathy Is a Cognitive, Not Sensory Experience, Says Psychology Professor Anjali Krishnan

August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Assistant Professor Anjali Krishnan of the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology, along with a group of researchers, has recently published a study that examines the neural basis of empathy. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study determined that empathizing and understanding the pain of others is not experienced as an instinctive, automatic process, but as […]

ASAP Students Visit the United Nations for Student Summit

August 24, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On August 16, Hostos students in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) visited the United National General Hall as participants in the International Young Leaders Assembly’s 9th annual Global Summit. Titled, “Moral and Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Development: Vision, Service, and Entrepreneurship,” the program forged lasting connections with various leaders both nationally, and globally, as well as skills sets necessary to create sustainable change in their communities and society.

Hostos Administrators Study Abroad In Dominican Republic

August 24, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Four Hostos administrators were treated to an educational and culturally engaging experience this summer, as part of the College’s annual Professional Development and Study Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic. The three-week program started in in New York City from June 10 to the 24 and continued in the Dominican Republic from June 29 to July 9.

The Brooklyn College Geology Society Gets a Rock Solid Education in the Bahamas

August 24, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Most people take a trip to the Bahamas to relax, but not the members of the Brooklyn College Geology Society. The group visited the country in May, just before finals, as a part of an extracurricular activity to gather samples and study the landscape of Andros, the largest and least inhabited of the 26 islands […]

CCNY students return with fresh outlook

August 24, 2016 | City College

Remnants of summer remain in the minds of The City College of New York’s eager and brightest as fall classes begin. Students from different disciplines, each exposed to a unique experience, return wiser.

Numerous City College students participated in service learning programs and internships at home and abroad, earning vital experience in their respective fields.

City Tech’s Division of Continuing Education Receives $100,000 Grant

August 22, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce its participation in the ActionNYC Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Education Initiative beginning in the fall, 2016. Through a $100,000 grant provided by the New York City Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) and The City University of New York, eligible individuals will be able to take classes […]

Proyecto Access Step Students Show Off Their Work During Engineering Day

August 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

On Aug. 9, the Savoy Multipurpose Room was transformed into a science and technology testing laboratory, as more than 100 students from Hostos’ “Proyecto Access STEP” participated in the annual Engineering Day and Closing Ceremony.

NOAA-CREST forum highlights CCNY student success

August 17, 2016 | City College

As the lead institution in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology center, The City College of New York has produced more than half of the program’s 486 graduates since its inception. These include 61 PhDs, 98 MS/ME recipients and 112 undergraduates.