Science Wire

Time Inc.’s Norman Pearlstine Featured During Medgar Thought Leaders Talk

September 25, 2014 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College is excited to announce that Norman Pearlstine, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Time Inc., is the feature speaker for the upcoming Thought Leaders Talk.

City Tech Professor Carol Bentel and Class Featured in Design Magazine

September 25, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Carol Bentel—a partner at Bentel & Bentel Architects in Locust Valley, New York—had been teaching in the College’s Architectural Technology department when the chair of Hospitality Management, Professor Elizabeth Schaible, asked her to teach a course in her department called “Facilities Design and Property Management.” The course teaches students how to create […]

Monkey populations will suffer as climate change alters their food

September 25, 2014 | The University

If you consider the consequences of global warming, it’s always the major effects that receive the most attention – glaciers melting, sea levels rising, more frequent and more intense bushfires, floods and cyclones.

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

September 25, 2014 | The University

Although teens and young adults who abuse prescription painkillers face a high risk of overdose, most don’t know how to respond when one occurs, new research shows.

Why Natural Networks Are More Stable Than Man-made Networks

September 24, 2014 | City College

Interconnected natural networks, such as the ones formed by neurons in the brain, are known to be more stable and resilient to failure than networks created by humans, such as the Internet. Now, a group of international researchers led by City College of New York physicist Hernan Makse has uncovered why. Their findings could potentially lead to improved power grids and financial, biological and communication networks in the future.

Chemo Hunter: Professor Elise Champeil Fights Cancer with $463,000 NIH Grant

September 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fighting the scourge of cancer does not come easily, or quickly. Just ask Associate Professor Elise Champeil of the Department of Sciences, who was recently awarded a $463,861 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research into the functioning of cancer cells and antitumor agents. The four-year project — “Role of p21 […]

Building Smart, Resilient and Sustainable Cities Workshop to be held at BCC

September 23, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College will host Smart Cities and Communities on October 2, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 5:40 p.m., Gould Memorial Library [GM], Auditorium This workshop will deal with best practices for building cities that offer sustainable environmental options and use the latest technology. Topics will range from sustainable development to community engagement and analysis of […]

A Talk with Terrie M. Williams: The Journey to Healing and Harmony

September 22, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

She has served as the public relations and talent force behind some of today’s top entertainers and business moguls, including Eddie Murphy, Prince, Sean “Puffy” Combs and many more. Madeline McCray, actress, author of Healthy Women Rock, A Dream to Fly and co-founder of the New Legacy Leaders Project, will serve as the moderator of the panel discussion.

The 2014 Hostos Teacher Training Study Abroad Program Collaborators And Participants Honored By The Ministry Of Education Of The Dominican Republic

September 18, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Left to right: Teacher Santiago Namnun-Puigbó (honoree); Hostos Day Care Center Teacher Maritza Rojas (honoree); Hon. Carlos Amarante Baret, Minister of Education of the Dominican Republic; Teacher and Administrator Leyla Arbaje (honoree); and Associate Dean Ana García Reyes On June 30, the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic celebrated National Teachers’ Day with an […]

City Tech Receives $400,000 from Brooklyn Borough President’s Office

September 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams visited City Tech September 15 to announce the details of his capital budget funding for education for fiscal year 2015, an investment of more than $3.1 million. City Tech received $400,000 for the College’s Fabrication Laboratory, an innovation engine in 3D printing technology for the College and the borough’s […]

City Tech Professor Appointed to Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration

September 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Amit Mehrotra, Department of Hospitality Management, on his three-year appointment to the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Professor Mehrotra holds an MBA in Hospitality Administration from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, and an EdD from Widener University in Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “An Examination of Graduate […]

Over $11 Million Awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI@JB), currently hosted by lead institution Brooklyn College, has been awarded $7.7 million from New York State and $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding. The funds will support research on environmental resilience in urban coastal ecosystems at SRI@JB, a consortium […]

Oxides Discovered by CCNY Team Could Advance Memory Devices

September 17, 2014 | City College

The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers at The City College of New York led by chemist Stephen O’Brien have discovered new complex oxides that exhibit both magnetic and ferroelectric properties.

New Medgar Evers College Library Now Open

September 16, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Charles Evans Innis Memorial Library which serves Medgar Evers College students, faculty and staff. Monday, September 15th the new, expanded library reopened with more than 90,000 volumes and a vast online database.

Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars

September 16, 2014 | The University

Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be “seen” by looking at the stars.

Justice Department launches study of racial bias among police

September 16, 2014 | The University

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

Mapping What Matters — BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE GEOSPATIAL CENTER OF THE CREST INSTITUTE (BGCCI)

September 15, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Please join us What: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception When:  Friday October 3rd, 2014 Where: Meister Hall [ME] Rm. 330 Bronx Community College 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453   Cutting Edge Academic and Research Center Will Enable BCC to Prepare Geospatial Technicians What is Geospatial technology? “Geospatial technology” or “Geomatics” is the […]

Professor Peter Moskos Featured on New Greek TV

September 15, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Peter Moskos of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration was featured as “Greek of the Week” on New Greek TV where he discussed his book, Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (Third Edition). Professor Moskos’s father, sociologist Charles Moskos, wrote the first and second editions of the book which examines […]

Carlos Beltrán Establishes Scholarship At Hostos Community College

September 15, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eight-time Major League All Star, Carlos Beltrán and Hostos Community College proudly announce the creation of the Carlos Beltrán Scholarship. On September 6th, 2014, six Hostos Community College students were recognized at Yankee Stadium during a pre-game ceremony with Carlos and Jessica Beltrán and Hostos Interim President Dr. David Gómez. These scholarships were awarded to […]

CCNY Analysis Explains Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics

September 12, 2014 | City College

Applying analyses designed by City College of New York biologist Mike Hickerson, a team of international researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds ended up in the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest extending from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America. It is home to the most bird species on Earth.