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World Science Festival and Con Edison Bring Scientific Exploration to Each of New York City’s Five Boroughs with City of Science, Beginning May 7 at Lehman College

April 27, 2016 | Lehman College

The World Science Festival and Con Edison are pleased to announce City of Science, a buzzing mini-metropolis of free interactive exhibits and demonstrations that will travel to each of New York City’s five boroughs, engaging New Yorkers of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math. Produced by the Festival and presented by Con Edison, the daylong City of Science expos feature mind-expanding demonstrations and hands-on activities. Like the highly successful first World Science Festival Brisbane (March 9-13), City of Science represents the Festival growing in its mission to bring science to a broad general audience.

Hunter’s Accent on Excellence: Five Students Win the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship

April 26, 2016 | Hunter College

The Department of State has awarded its nationally competitive 2016 Critical Language Scholarship to five students at Hunter: Omar Albert ’17, Faiza Masood ’17, Hajara Masood ’17, Drake Logan and Alexandra Ehrreich. CLS funds summer study abroad for talented, high-achieving students. Its goal is to build the ranks of Americans gaining fluency in key languages […]

Baruch College Hosts Seminar on Business and Climate Change with Climate and Human Rights Specialist Dr. Edward Cameron

April 25, 2016 | Baruch College

The Provost’s Faculty Research Seminar at Baruch College invites you to its second seminar of the Spring 2016 Climate Change Series with climate and human rights specialist Edward Cameron on Thursday, May 5.

City Tech Professor’s Film to be Screened at the NYC Short Documentary Film Festival

April 22, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Kylie Garcelon’s film Pwofesè nan Kulinèr (The Culinary Professor) will be screened at the 2nd Annual NYC Short Documentary Film Festival (NYCSDFF) on May 1, 3 p.m., at 358 West 44th Street, (44th Street and 9th Ave) in Midtown Manhattan. Garcelon, a professor in the Department of Hospitality Management, created Pwofesè nan Kulinèr to highlight the work […]

Study By Hunter Professor: The Latest on Lemurs

April 22, 2016 | Hunter College

Most people have heard of the butterfly effect – the notion that one small change in a system can have vast effects down the line – but what about the lemur effect? According to a recent study co-authored by Hunter Assistant Professor of Anthropology Andrea L. Baden, lemurs are not only interesting to look at; […]

Kingsborough Community College alumnus Angelina Volkova one of 9 CUNY students awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 21, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Angelina Volkova, a Hunter College student and KCC alumnus, has won a National Science Foundation grant

BMCC Receives Visit from Middle States Liaison

April 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Dr. Ellie Fogarty speaks to BMCC community.   Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President of Institutional Field Relations, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)— and BMCC’s Middle States Liaison — visited the college on April 18 and delivered a presentation, followed by a Q & A session, to shed light on the Middle States […]

Marta Zaraska: Angry? Maybe it’s something you ate

April 20, 2016 | The University

Ate something bitter? It can make you judgmental. Feeling love is all around? It can make even water taste sweeter. Not only do our emotions influence our perceptions of taste, but what we taste can also change how we feel, scientists have found.

Policing Reproduction: A Symposium at Macaulay Honors College

April 20, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York and Professor Elizabeth Reis host a free, public symposium, Policing Reproduction, to discuss the erosion of rights facing pregnant women on May 15 and May 16. This symposium will bring together a diverse range of scholars, students, and the public to discuss alarming trends in […]

CUNY Baccalaureate Junior Ava Ghadimi Wins CUNY Nobel Science Challenge and NSF REU

April 20, 2016 | CUNY Baccalaureate

We are very pleased to announce that Ava Ghadimi, a junior in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies program, whose home college is Baruch, has been awarded first prize in the Physics category of the 2016 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge. Ava is pursuing areas of concentration in Physics and Mathematics under the mentorship […]

Unlocking Secrets of the World’s Water Resources

April 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Obeng Kwaku Buo, an engineering science major at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is from Ghana, and grew up in the capital city of Accra, on the Gulf of Guinea. He visited New York for the first time in 2011, to visit family in the Bronx, then headed back to Ghana to complete high […]

Former City Tech Valedictorian Jean-Michel Voltaire ‘00 Named Alum of the Year

April 19, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Jean-Michel Voltaire, City Tech’s 2000 valedictorian, who went on to become a U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney and the recipient of the Attorney General’s 2013 Community Service Award for his humanitarian work in Haiti, was named “Alumni of the Year” at the City Tech Alumni Association annual meeting on March 22. Professor Marissa Moran, […]

BMCC Student to Study HIV and Conflict in Uganda

April 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Michael Clark will head to Uganda for the Fall 2016 semester where he will study the role of conflict and stigma in public health, primarily as it relates to HIV. The trip will be funded by two awards Clark received in March 2016; the Access Africa scholarship from the School of International Training […]

Baruch College Professor Deborah Balk Named 2016 Carnegie Fellowship Recipient

April 19, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College professor, Dr. Deborah Balk, has been named a recipient of a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

F. Douglas Stephenson: Denying poor people health care defies logic

April 17, 2016 | The University

Gov. Rick Scott should expect more confrontations like the recent one in a Gainesville Starbucks because he continues to lead this state in its rush to abandon health-care services for poor citizens.

Noorwood MD To Be Honored by Healing the Children of New Jersey

April 17, 2016 | The University

April 17, 2016 Lloyd Gayle, MD of Norwood will be honored by Healing the Children of New Jersey (HTCNJ) with its Sue Tiger Memorial Award at its Gala and Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit.  The Sue Tiger Memorial Award is presented to an individual who […]

City Tech Professor’s Film about Alzheimer’s Showing at NYC Independent Film Festival

April 15, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is proud to announce the screening of Professor Kylie Garcelon’s short film, Moral Compass, on opening night at the NYC Independent Film Festival, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., at The Producer’s Club, 358 West 44th Street, Manhattan. Moral Compass (2015) explores Alzheimer’s disease in a heartbreaking and dramatic story of a loving wife […]

Analysts: Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NBIX) Stock Could Go to $96

April 15, 2016 | The University

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) is in analysts’ crosshairs after showing no change in percent versus prior close. Wall Street analysts have favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.7. The stock is rated as buy by 3 analysts, with 6 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

BMCC Professor Sophia Aidiniou Builds Organ Donor Awareness

April 14, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students volunteer at organ donation event on campus.   BMCC Health Education Professor Sophia Aidiniou and Karen Cummings, a New York organ donor education specialist, appeared together on the CUNY Television episode, “Independent Sources: Crisis not Averted” that first aired March 29. Their segment begins at 16:20 into the episode, and examines cultural reasons […]

Provost Anny Morrobel-Sosa Visits Egypt as Part of Higher Education Initiative

April 14, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Anny Morrobel-Sosa, is traveling to Egypt from April 14-23, to speak about STEM education and specifically women in the STEM fields as part of the new United States-Egypt Higher Education Initiative. The initiative will provide opportunity for Egyptians to study at home and in the U.S. and for […]