New York, NY – (February 27, 2013). For his thesis project at Macaulay Honors College, Tyler Alterman ’13 (Hunter/CUNY BA) is converting a truck into a laboratory on wheels called The Think Tank. Alterman is teaming with artists and researchers to design the new mobile education station. He pictures The Think Tank hitting the road [...]
New York State Education Department has given its stamp of approval, as of February 1, for a Ph.D. Program in Nursing at the Graduate Center. With this approval, the Graduate Center, CUNY, follows the national trend of converting the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) to the Ph.D. degree as the recognized research-focused doctorate in nursing. [...]
Six Medgar Evers College Students Also Receive $11K in Scholarships at Luncheon Medgar Evers College (MEC) honored outstanding leaders in business, technology, medicine and education, and Medgar Evers students today at the 2013 ING/Medgar Evers College Pinnacle Awards Luncheon today at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Manhattan. The ING/Medgar Evers Pinnacle Awards, generously supported by ING [...]
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals details of living tissues, diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x-rays or surgery. What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms? Doctors could make visual diagnoses of a person’s molecules – examining damage on a strand of DNA, watching molecules misfold, or identifying a cancer cell by the proteins on its surface.
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) –which boasts one of the most important fossil exhibits in the country—also houses a vast collection of unidentified New York State fossil specimens dating back as far as the Paleozoic Era. In October 2012, QCC professor, Dr. Rituparna Bose, Biological Sciences and Geology, was named a Visiting Scientist [...]
Jia Ma, a doctoral candidate in biochemistry who will defend this spring, won the fifth annual Horst Schulz Prize, awarded by the Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry for the best peer-reviewed paper published in 2012 having a CUNY biochemistry doctoral student as first author. Ma was lead author of seven on “Fe2+ binds iron responsive element-RNA, [...]
How did the spice trade influence architecture on two continents? That question led Lori Beppu, a graduate architect student in The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture, to travel to Sri Lanka and the Netherlands last year to search for answers, supported by a $5,000 travel fellowship from the Spitzer School.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), which leads to severe neurologic disability, affects more than 400,000 individuals in the United States and about 2.1 million worldwide, but the origin and pathogenesis of this degenerative, chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system are for the most part unknown. Promising research is being carried out in the lab of [...]
In 2011, Dr. William J. Fritz and a team of researchers from The City University of New York’s College of Staten Island began researching what would happen should a “perfect storm” hit New York City. In June 2012, the team published an abstract highlighting the effects of a 12-foot storm surge on New York Harbor. [...]
A simple, inexpensive idea to convert wood waste in India into renewable energy in the form of electricity and charcoal has won a team of City College of New York undergraduates the top prize in a CUNY-wide entrepreneurship competition and an opportunity to go up against teams from 20 top-tier graduate business schools in a national competition.
The CCNY team is the first undergraduate team ever invited to participate in the International Impact Investing Challenge (I3C), which will be held April 26 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington.
Exhibit at CCNY uses digital design, computer game and audio technologies to make polar data more accessible and more compelling.
Scientific research produces reams of data that the average person has little contact with and less hope of interpreting. Members of The City College of New York art and music departments have collaborated with a colleague and prominent climate change researcher on an innovative project that uses their creative talents to make his findings more accessible and compelling.
Anthony Canelo, an Engineering & Science major, has been selected as a Science Spectrum Trailblazer. The Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and US Black Engineer & Technology magazine sponsors this distinguished selection. Anthony will receive his award at the 27th BEYA STEM Conference luncheon on Thursday, [...]
After experiencing two destructive tropical storms in as many years, New York City finds itself forced to adapt to the reality of catastrophic weather events resulting from climate change. However, it cannot rely on simple fixes. Rather, it needs to create new urban landscapes with the capacity to negotiate social, cultural, and environmental forces, argues Denise Hoffman-Brandt, associate professor of landscape architecture in City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture.
City College of New York science students brought home a record five wins for research presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) last semester in San Jose, California. The winning CCNY students were:
Oluwaniyi Mabayoje, a senior chemistry major;
Tai-Danae Bradley, a senior mathematics and physics major;
Syed Haider, a senior biology and premedical studies major;
Ashraf Elzanie, a fourth-year student in the Sophie Davis BS/MD program,
Keaira Dupuy, a second-year Sophie Davis BS/MD student.
Mark E. Hauber, professor of biology and psychology at the Graduate Center and Hunter College, and a team of young investigators, all co-PIs, from the United States, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic, have won a $1.2 million Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award for their study of birds’ eggs. The funding will enable [...]
The Graduate Center mourns the recent loss of five vital members of its community. Gustavo Archilla, who worked at the Graduate Center as assistant to the registrar Elmer Lokkins until retiring in 1970, died on November 27, 2012, at the age of 96. He was described in the New York Times as an inspiration to [...]
College students who watch reality television beauty shows are at least twice as likely as non-viewers to use tanning lamps or tan outdoors for hours at a time, a new study suggests.
Do you live or drive in a state where people don’t vote, get involved in community organizations or trust their neighbors? If so, your chances of being fatally injured in a highway collision may be 50 percent greater, according to research by Dr. Matthew Nagler, associate professor of economics at The City College of New York.
“Few juxtapositions conjure as many mixed reactions from city dwellers . . . as the blatant appearance of ‘nature’ against their urban backdrop.” This dualism is the premise upon which Queens College Biology Professor John Waldman (Biology) edited Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York (Fordham University Press), a collection of essays by 11 writers offering their perspectives on the experience of nature in a totally urban landscape—a concept Waldman explored in a conference, Why Nature Matters to New Yorkers, that he convened at QC in December 2005.
Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College’s 2011 physical therapist assistant graduates received a 90.3% pass rate on the national licensure exam. Twenty graduates passed the National Physical Therapy Examination, which tests the basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective entry-level physical therapist assistants (PTA), and all are now employed. “LaGuardia has a nationally-respected [...]