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Three MEC Students Win Prizes in MACUB Student Research Competition

November 13, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Twenty-eight Medgar Evers College students and eight faculty attended the 48th Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB) Conference held at Montclair State University in New Jersey.  Approximately 400  tri-state area students and faculty attended the conference which stimulated dialogue among biologists and provided attendees with a forum to present their research. One hundred and thirty-six research […]

CCNY welcomes STEM-related conference

November 12, 2015 | City College

For City University of New York students interested in pursuing majors in STEM fields, The City College of New York is the place to be on Friday, Nov. 20 for the GlobalCUNY 2015 Conference. The one-day event is hosted by the NYC Louis Stokes Alliance at City College. It is expected to attract up to 120 participants from CCNY and CUNY-wide.

City Tech Faculty Member and Student to Speak at TEDxCUNY 2015

November 11, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Marta Effinger-Crichlow, Department of African American Studies, and Chimene Montgomery, Hospitality Management Department, will give a TEDxCUNY talk on November 20, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s TriBeCa Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The theme of TEDxCUNY 2015 is “Borders and Belonging,” and […]

City Tech Awarded More Than $4 Million for STEM Education Initiatives

November 11, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech was recently chosen as the recipient of two U.S. Department of Education (DOE) grants totaling $3,936,000 to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year grant of $496,738 to City Tech for a project that will help recruit and retain […]

City Tech Ranked Best Career College by Salary Potential

November 11, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech was recently ranked number one in the nation in producing the highest paid associate-degree earning graduates, according to PayScale, a company that studies salaries. City Tech alums on average earn $72,200 with 10 or more years of experience. PayScale’s 2016 “College Salary Report” ranked 460 schools that grant two-year degrees. The report provides […]

What Yelp Can Tell Us About Gentrification and Race

November 11, 2015 | The University

A new, just-published study by the sociologist Sharon Zukin—known for her earlier work on lofts, artists, and gentrification—along with Scarlett Lindeman and Laurie Hurson of the City University of New York, sheds new light on the connection between gentrification, restaurants, and race. The study examines this nexus by using online Yelp reviews of restaurants in two rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods with very different populations: Greenpoint and Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Bed-Stuy.

Shy Eel Glows Bright Green, Possibly As a ‘Sexy Charm’

November 11, 2015 | The University

When scuba-diving scientists serendipitously spotted a glowing green eel in January 2011, they had no idea what caused it to light up like a brilliant neon sign.

CCNY researchers open “Golden Window” in deep brain imaging

November 11, 2015 | City College

The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a “Golden Window” for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research associate in City College’s Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, and the biology department.

AMA awards med school grant to develop community-based care curriculum

November 4, 2015 | City College

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine is one of 20 medical schools selected to be a member of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for its project, “Growing Our Own: Partnering with Health Care Centers to Educate Practitioners for the 21st Century.”

Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night, study finds

November 2, 2015 | The University

A new study explores how a young cowbird, left as an egg in the nest of a different species, grows up to know it’s a cowbird and not a warbler, thrush or sparrow.

The study, published in Animal Behaviour, reveals that cowbird juveniles leave the host parents at dusk and spend their nights in nearby fields, returning just after daybreak. This behavior likely plays a role in the cowbirds’ ability to avoid imprinting on their host parents.

Solving the Mystery of Neutrinos

November 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Since 1992, Borough of Manhattan Community Center (BMCC/CUNY) Professor of Science Chiaki Yanagisawa has been part of an international research team investigating neutrinos, sub-atomic particles rushing through space almost at the speed of light, and passing through matter, including our bodies, by the thousands of billions every second. Yanagisawa, who joined the BMCC faculty […]

City Tech Students Receive Alumni Scholarship at Friends of City Tech Event

October 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Foundation board chair, Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin, welcomed a crowd of approximately 150 donors at the “Friends of City Tech” recognition reception in the historic courtroom at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on October 22. Three City Tech students were presented with the Alumni Scholarship Award and the new 2015 City Tech Donor Plaque was […]

Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!

October 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

On November 10, 2015, City Tech will host the 27th Kristallnacht Anniversary Program, “Kristallnacht, 77 Years After: Never Again Anti-Semitism, Indifference and Racism!” at 300 Jay Street, Atrium Amphitheatre, Downtown Brooklyn, at noon. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by the City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA). “This 27th anniversary […]

City Tech Excels in Engineering at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

October 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s Team DURA (Diverse, Urban, Resilient, Adaptable) earned high marks in the Engineering, Energy Balance, and Commuting categories at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon competition at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, held from October 8–October 18. Team DURA, the only team in the competition comprised entirely of undergraduate […]

Brooklyn College Urban Sustainability Program Transforms the Borough into a Classroom

October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On a bright summer afternoon, junior Natalie Steinbuch makes her way to Brooklyn’s historic Carroll Street Bridge, with its thick wooden planks and Belgian blocks, while the drum from numerous construction projects beats steady in the background. She points out a new residential building popping up over the Gowanus Canal. “It will have 12 […]

CCNY Physicists mimic quantum entanglement with laser pointer to double data speeds

October 28, 2015 | City College

In a classic eureka moment, a team of physicists led by The City College of New York and including Herriot-Watt University and Corning Incorporated is showing how beams from ordinary laser pointers mimic quantum entanglement with the potential of doubling the data speed of laser communication.

Dr. Data

October 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Salute to Scholars

CUNY alum JT Kostman wants to know all about you — to find out what you want and what you’ll be happy to pay for. By Richard Firstman Such is the tenuous state of the great American magazine industry that the future of the greatest magazine company may depend on a psychologist. That is, a psychologist who’s […]

Open House

October 27, 2015 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College (MEC) of the City University of New York cordially invites you to its 2015 Fall Undergraduate Open House. Come and experience why courage, strength and fortitude are the pillars of the Medgar Evers College experience. Meet the College’s esteemed students and distinguished faculty. Tour the campus which features a new state-of-the-art Science, […]

Dr. Timothy Paglione Presents at the 2015 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

October 27, 2015 | York College

Prof. Paglione (Dept. of Earth and Physical Sciences) recently represented York on a panel discussion at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit in New York City. His main presentation is about 15 minutes into the video (click here: video) In the meantime, here is a blurb he provided for the event’s website:  Prof. Paglione’s main field is microwave […]

BMCC Receives More Than $182,000 in New STEM Funding

October 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced on October 26 that it will award Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) $182,549 in support of the collleges education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. BMCC is one of 13 minority institutions nationwide to receive part of the DOE’s total $3 million in funds […]