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Better Living through Chemistry and 3D Printing: CHEM 291 Students Present Pioneering Research

December 8, 2015 | Hunter College

New scientific research is thriving at Hunter – among students as well as faculty.  Guided by Hunter’s eminent teacher-scholars in high-tech campus laboratories, undergrads are designing and conducting their own original studies in rapidly advancing fields like biochemistry and neuroscience. For young scholars planning careers in research and medicine, one prized mentor is Mandë Holford, […]

York College geology professor, Dr. Nazrul Khandaker has been one of the college’s most prolific grants faculty members in 2015

December 7, 2015 | York College

York College geology professor, Dr. Nazrul Khandaker has been one of the college’s most prolific grants faculty members in 2015 making his mark in several ways:   Organizational Leadership Chair: Geological Society of America’s (GSA) International Interdisciplinary Interest Group (IIIG): 2015-2017 Nazrul Khandaker, York College, was approved by the GSA Council to act as Chair […]

Published Work of Lehman Professors Among Most Frequently Cited by Colleagues

December 7, 2015 | Lehman College

Being recognized by your colleagues and peers is perhaps the ultimate compliment a research professor can receive. Eight studies, published by seven Lehman professors in the School of Natural and Socials Sciences, are among the top one percent of most frequently cited publications in their respective fields, according to an analysis of the Web of Science. The […]

Brooklyn College Scholars Draw Record Audience at TEDxCUNY Conference

December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Beinecke Scholarship winner Sean DesVignes ’15 and Brooklyn College senior Sofia Ahsanuddin were among a select group of speakers at the recent TEDxCUNY conference, held at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. The second annual event was organized by Harry S. Truman Scholar and senior Jake Levin, and […]

Congresswoman Clarke keynotes Medgar Evers College Faculty Research and Sponsored Research Recognition Reception

December 5, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College is having a banner year. Over $12M has been received in commitments towards faculty research and sponsored programs, an all-time record for the College. U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who keynoted the College’s Faculty Research and Sponsored Research Recognition Reception, praised President Rudolph F. Crew and Provost and Senior Vice President Augustine Okereke for their […]

Did Climate Change Make the Norse Disappear From Greenland?

December 4, 2015 | The University


In 1721, Norwegian missionary Hans Egede sailed to Greenland to convert the Norsemen living there from Catholicism to Lutheranism. But instead of finding a land full of potential new followers, he discovered one of the world’s greatest mysteries: The two settlements that had been founded there more than seven centuries earlier were in ruins.

City Tech Hospitality Management Students Win Awards at International Salon of Culinary Art Competition

December 3, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

After more than two months of intensive work, City Tech Hospitality Management students won top awards at the 147th Annual Salon of Culinary Art on November 10. The Salon event was held in conjunction with HX – The Hotel Experience Trade Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and is sponsored by the Societie Culinaire […]

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba

December 2, 2015 | The University

This new herd at el Macho Ranch in Cuba is the product of bull semen imported from the U.S.Newsweek

EXPLORING GEOSCIENCES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

December 2, 2015 | York College

The first time in the history of York Geology Discipline, presentations will be solely controlled and owned by women geoscientists in a world of male-dominated geologists.  The Geology Club Proudly Presents  EXPLORING GEOSCIENCES  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES   A GEOLOGY CLUB-HOSTED CAREER TALK MEET INTERESTING FEMALE GEOSCIENTISTS AND GATHER STRATEGIC CAREER INFORMATION York College / CUNY AC 1M07 December 4, 2015 […]

EPA Grant Supports New York City Monarch Butterfly Project

December 2, 2015 | Queens College

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $91,000 environmental education grant to Queens College to support the Queens College Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Project. The project is a community-based program to study and protect Monarch butterflies in New York City. “This innovative project will educate people of all ages about an important spring and summer […]

Professors Jill Bargonetti and Jayne Raper at TEDxCUNY 2015

December 2, 2015 | Hunter College

On November 20, Hunter professors Jill Bargonetti and Jayne Raper presented at TEDxCUNY 2015, held at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center. TEDxCUNY 2015: Borders and Belongings explored the physical and socially constructed borders between peoples, places, and communities. Raper is a professor and principle investigator in the Department of Biological Sciences at Hunter. She is […]

BCC PROFESSOR CONTRIBUTES HIS TALENTS TO THE UNITED NATIONS Dr. Ahmed Reid Becomes a Member of the Human Rights Council

November 30, 2015 | Bronx Community College

November 24, 2015 — With students from over 100 countries who speak 80 different languages, Bronx Community College can often seem like a miniature United Nations. And now, a BCC professor of history is going to work for the actual U.N. On December 1, Dr. Ahmed Reid will become one of the five members of […]

City Tech Professor Explores Transformation of Youth Culture in New Book

November 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

From 1855 until 1863, the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Comedians, a professional acting company of approximately thirty children, entertained audiences on stages around the globe with their nuanced performances of adult roles. In Childhood and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: The Work of the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Actors (Southern Illinois University Press, October 2015), City Tech […]

CCNY researchers introduce new route to thermal measurements with nanometer resolution

November 25, 2015 | City College

Understanding nanoscale heat flow is critical in the design of integrated electronic devices and in the development of materials for thermal insulation and thermoelectric energy recovery. While several techniques are currently available to observe heat transport over macroscopic distances, there is a need for new methods capable of revealing the dynamics of heat flow with nanometer resolution.

City Tech Students Win Awards at International Film Festival

November 23, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

A team of nine City Tech students won two awards at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA) Student Film Festival in Hollywood, California, on October 27, which was hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. Their five-minute film “Building for the Future: A […]

Hostos Students Return To Washington, D.C., For Model UN Conference

November 23, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students returned to the nation’s capital to participate in the National Model United Nations Collegiate Conference from October 29 to November 1.

John Jay Students Shine at Annual Biomedical Research Conference in Seattle

November 20, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fifteen John Jay College science students attended and presented their research at the 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Seattle, Washington in November. Students William Aguilar, Ronald Rodriguez and Jiwon Seo won awards for their oral and poster presentations on the research they are conducting, under the mentorship of John […]

CCNY wins big at ABRCMS conference

November 19, 2015 | City College

The 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Seattle is over with The City College of New York a big winner. Eight students from the Division of Science received awards in the poster presentation category.

Is the Science Behind Mental Health Apps Sketchy?

November 18, 2015 | The University

By Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 18, 2015 They promise to make you less anxious. They promise to make you focus on the positive. They promise to help you meditate and make you happier. The claims from mood-improving apps out there are difficult to resist. Play a game and we’ll feel better about life? Yes, please! […]

Hostos Alumni Relations Connects With Graduates At Annual Open House

November 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

To help Hostos alumni remain connected to the College, the Alumni Relations Office hosted its annual Open House on October 15.