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Medgar Evers College Hosts 11th Annual Social Work Month Conference

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) will host its Eleventh Annual National Professional Social Work Month Conference on Friday, March 14th in Founders Auditorium.

Medgar Evers College Goes Green

March 3, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) and Campus Planning are excited to announce the “MEC Quad” initiative. On March 12th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, MEC students are invited to an Open House in Room L-12 (Art Gallery) to find out more about this Green initiative that reimagines Crown Street, between Bedford Avenue and Franklin Avenue, as a Campus Quad.

Ken Wissoker of Duke University Press to Convene GC Public Programming

March 3, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ken Wissoker, editorial director of Duke University Press, will join the Graduate Center in fall 2014 as director of intellectual publics and visiting distinguished lecturer.

Second Annual Bronx SciFest Shines Light on Research on Lehman College

February 28, 2014 | Lehman College

High school senior Raychell Vélez took the top prize in the festival, sponsored by Intel, winning a four-year scholarship and the chance to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.

Midwives: A Global Perspective — An evening with Ina May Gaskin, Sandra Lopez, and Barbara Katz Rothman on March 13, 6 pm at Macaulay Honors College

February 27, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Presented by Macaulay Honors College and the William R. Kenan Scholars Program at Macaulay  At: Macaulay Honors College 35 West 67th Street (btw Columbus and Central Park West) March 13th from 6 to 9pm Free and open to the public As midwives gain increased visibility and acceptance, and with the popularity of films like The Business of […]

HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SET TO LAUNCH HOSTOS175 A TRIBUTE YEAR FOR DON EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH

February 26, 2014 | Hostos Community College

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of the man for whom Hostos Community College was named. Born in Puerto Rico on January 11, 1839, Eugenio María de Hostos excelled in many fields, including literature, sociology, education, jurisprudence, and philosophy. With Hostos175 the College will commemorate the life and work of Eugenio María […]

Origin of Apes: Lehman College Researcher Joins International Team in Groundbreaking Discovery

February 26, 2014 | Lehman College

An international team of researchers, co-led by Professor William Harcourt-Smith, has discovered the remains of an ancient forest on Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya – evidence of the habitat of the early ape Proconsul. Their findings – published in February 2014 in Nature Communications – show that Proconsul and its primate relative Dendropithecus inhabited “a widespread, dense, multistoried, closed canopy” forest. The fossils will help scientists understand the connection between ancient habitats and the emergence of ape lineages, including our own.

The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized

February 26, 2014 | The University

We now have solid evidence that elephants are some of the most intelligent, social and empathic animals around—so how can we justify keeping them in captivity? By Ferris Jabr February 26, 2014 One day in 2010, while taking a stroll in his backyard, Kandula the elephant smelled something scrumptious. The scent pulled his attention skyward. […]

New Study Supports Body Shape Index as Predictor of Mortality

February 24, 2014 | City College

In 2012, Dr. Nir Krakauer, an assistant professor of civil engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering, and his father, Dr. Jesse Krakauer, MD, developed a new method to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity.

A follow-up study, published February 20 by the online journal PLoS ONE, supports their contention that the technique, known as A Body Shape Index (ABSI), is a more effective predictor of mortality than Body Mass Index (BMI), the most common measure used to define obesity.

City Tech Professor Illya Azaroff Honored by American Institute of Architects

February 21, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Illya Azaroff, an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Technology at New York City College of Technology, is recipient of the 2014 Young Architects Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the early stage […]

STATE OF THE BOROUGH ADDRESS HIGHLIGHTS NEW HOSTOS ALLIED HEALTH & NATURAL SCIENCE COMPLEX

February 21, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. held his fifth “State of the Borough Address” in Hostos’ popular Main Theater on Thursday, February 20. Speaking of the “New Bronx,” he highlighted several projects that he believes will help the Bronx continue to thrive, both economically and socially. And one of them will be right on the […]

President Addresses Freshman Class of 2018

February 20, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Dr. Rudolph Crew, President of Medgar Evers College (MEC), warm-heartedly welcomed the Freshman Class of 2018 in his Spring Presidential Address to the group. Carlos Soto, a student at MEC majoring in Molecular Biochemistry, provided words of wisdom to the freshman class before introducing Dr. Crew. His advice to the newcomers is to participate in campus activities and other opportunities because involvement has the potential to open doors and make one competitive in the workplace.

HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBER APPOINTED TO NEW YORK STATE DENTISTRY BOARD

February 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María Hostos Community College of CUNY is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Salim Rayman, Coordinator of the College’s Dental Hygiene Department, has been appointed as a State Board Member of Dentistry for The New York State Education Department’s The Office of the Professions. In this capacity, Professor Rayman will advise the Board of […]

MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO HIGHLIGHTS HOSTOS’ H.E.R.O. HIGH SCHOOL IN STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

February 19, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Hostos’ Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (H.E.R.O.) was highlighted in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City speech on Monday, February 10. Held at LaGuardia Community College, and with Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez in the audience, Mayor de Blasio lauded the work CUNY colleges were doing to build the economy […]

LGBT Youth Face Greater Cancer Risks, CCNY-Led Study

February 19, 2014 | City College

A new study led by City College of New York psychologist Margaret Rosario found that youths of same-sex orientation are more likely to engage in behaviors associated with cancer risk than heterosexuals. The peer-reviewed findings appear in the February 2014 issue of the “American Journal of Public Health.”

Biodiversity in Urban Parks: Learning from the 2013 Central Park BioBlitz

February 19, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

To launch the Central Park Conservancy’s 2014 biodiversity programming, the Conservancy and Macaulay Honors College, in partnership with the New York City Urban Field Station, will host a one-day symposium as a follow-up to the 2013 Central Park BioBlitz. The official the results of the BioBlitz will be presented and a group of NYC and […]

Bronx Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program Ranks #1 in the State in Exam-Pass Rate

February 18, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Practical Nursing.Org Names BCC’s Program The Best Among New York’s Top 30 LPN Programs February 14, 2014 – The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program of Bronx Community College’s Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Department has been named number one among New York State’s 77 practical nursing programs and schools. This is according to Practical Nursing.Org, […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas Jensen, Retired Professor of Biology and Department Chairman at Lehman College

February 18, 2014 | Lehman College

Dr. Jensen, longtime professor of biology and former chair of the department, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was 81. Dr. Jensen served as chairman of the Department of Biology for more than 20 years, retiring from Lehman College. He published more than 100 papers on the anatomy and evolution of cyanobacteria, a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis.

HOSTOS CENTER FOR BRONX NON-PROFITS HOST TO PUBLIC FORUM ON CHANGING POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

February 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

On Tuesday, February 4, the Center for Bronx Non-Bronx Profits (CBNP) at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College hosted a public forum called “The Changing Political Landscape and What You Need to Know.” This informative town hall event included two panels and featured Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. as its keynote speaker. Hostos Community […]

HOSTOS INTRODUCES NEW FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS

February 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

As Eugenio María de Hostos Community College continues to improve its ability to support students and better execute the institution’s mission, we are pleased to announce that five new members and three new officers have been appointed to the Hostos Foundation Board. The Board’s newly-elected officers are José A. Sánchez-Kinghorn, Chairperson; Dolores Batista, Vice Chairperson; […]