A TEAM OF SCIENTISTS who set out to study a new type of material inadvertently confirmed a nearly 40-year-old physics theory that predicts a pattern of energy.
AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, chemistry students are learning to synthesize biodiesel from vegetable oil found in their kitchen cupboards. Other innovative chemistry lessons include teaching student chemists to de-polymerize plastic bottles from recycling bins and how to extract the naturally occurring hydrocarbon, limonene, from an orange, instead of using a petroleum-based chemical.
MOST ADVANCES in science these days tend to come out of laboratories with the very latest and most sophisticated equipment. And then there is the groundbreaking science emerging from Ofer Tchernichovski’s lab at Hunter College.
IN PARTS OF AFRICA, baboons can be controversial. Some people consider them pests, while others value the lessons they teach us about human behavior.
In his private practice, George Ranalli, dean of City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, has designed for a rock star as well as some of New York City’s poorest residents. His body of work, which spans more than 30 years, is the subject of “In Situ,” a 450-page book published by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers to be released December 16.
Virtually every aspect of human activity from agriculture to zoning is impacted and shaped by geography. But while conventional maps depict borders, physical features and place names in precise detail, they shed little light on the way people interact in a geographic context—with the world, their environment, and each other.
Now, Geographic Information Science (GIS), a fast-growing field that marries human geography with social science, promises to revolutionize geography, with profound and far-reaching benefits.
The City College of New York announced today that ten fourth-year students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education BS/MD program have been chosen to receive the Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarship, which awards $30,000 toward medical studies. They are the 34th cohort of scholars in the program, which was begun in 2000.
William Bialek, visiting presidential professor of physics and founder and director of the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS @ the Graduate Center), has been awarded the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
The City College of New York launches “Science and Society,” a yearlong lecture series, Thursday, December 5. Yale University historian Daniel Kevles will be the first speaker. His talk, “Genetics, Law and Human Rights,” will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 1/201, North Academic Center.
Long Island City, NY—November 27, 2013—Wai (Kat) Lam, a LaGuardia Community College honors student, took first prize in a national science poster presentation competition, beating out honor students from community colleges, four-year colleges and research institutions. “Kat’s success in the competition was quite an achievement because she was not only competing against honor students from […]
Complex organic material discovered inside meteor impact debris in Tasmania, is providing scientists with new clues about where to look, when searching for life on other planets.
A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers. The research helps explain naturally occurring nano-material within cells and could one day lead to engineered bio-composites for drug delivery, artificial tissue, bio-sensing, or cancer diagnosis.
A new model combining fluid dynamics with granular dynamics can provide important insights into discontinuous shear thickening – a curious effect that causes some fluid-like materials to suddenly behave like a solid. Developed by physicists in the US, the model agrees with key experimental observations and could help researchers develop new technologies based on shear thickening, such as flexible body armour.
The City College of New York is one of four colleges and universities awarded grants from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop design strategies to improve resiliency in coastal zones subject to flooding such as that caused by Hurricane Sandy. The CCNY project will focus on developing proposals for Jamaica Bay, a 31-square mile estuarine embayment located in Brooklyn and Queens.
Professor Delores Jones-Brown of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration has been named the recipient of the prestigious Julius Debro Award presented by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC). Jones-Brown will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon hosted by the DPCC on […]
Dear Faculty Colleagues and John Jay Community, I am very sad to inform you that Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife, our colleague Jayne Mooney, three sons Jesse, Joseph and Fintan, and step daughter Anny. Please keep them […]
The outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security, Ms. Jannette Napolitano, stated in a television interview in July of 2013 that we are very close to a significant cyber attack against the United States of America. Yet, during the same interview she also acknowledged how ill prepared the US is for such an attack. As countries around […]
On Friday, November 15, farmers market operators Harvest Home and Greenmarket/GrowNYC began a partnership with Hostos Community College to offer a free customer service and employment training program through the college’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development division. The 11-week bridge to employment course is designed to prepare students with the skills needed to manage a […]
Professor Johnny Luo leads NASA Flight to Hurricane Ingrid to Study How Convective Clouds Transport Pollutants
Researchers at Lehman College have discovered a novel mechanism for killing cancer cells and are engaged in clinical trials for a variety of human tumors. It is a new generation of medication that could give doctors fresh alternatives in combining drug therapies with radiation or chemotherapy, while lessening side effects on the patient. The team has identified the molecule that plays a pivotal role in killing human cancer cells while not affecting normal cells. The discovery centers on the interaction of two proteins that promotes the death of cancerous cells, and makes tumors more sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy.