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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 […]

City College trio named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

April 14, 2016 | City College

Andoni Mourdoukoutas, biomedical engineering senior in the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, and two recent CCNY graduates have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

City Tech to Host Annual EcoFest and Earth Day Celebration

April 14, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s Sustainability Council will host its first Annual EcoFest 2016, a College-wide event and Earth Day celebration, on April 21, in the Atrium, ground floor, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. Students, faculty, and staff, are invited to create and submit a digital poster highlighting their ideas, suggestions, and/or […]

City Tech Professor Publishes Ground-Breaking Book on the Business Behind Creative Design

April 13, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Douglas Davis, Department of Communication Design, has spent years telling his students that remaining relevant as a creative professional takes more than creativity—it also takes an understanding of the language of business. Douglas began as a designer in the digital advertising industry and has evolved into a strategic expert known for his creative business […]

Fairywrens learn calls before hatching

April 12, 2016 | The University

New research demonstrates that some songbirds start learning to imitate their parents’ vocalisations before they even hatch.

Sociologists Get NSF Grant to Study Effects of Community Land Trusts on Low-Income Families

April 12, 2016 | The University

Georgia State University sociologists and their colleagues at the City University of New York (CUNY) have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study community land trusts (CLTs), one way American cities can address the shortages of safe, affordable housing and their effects on residents.

Lemur extinctions ‘orphaned’ some Madagascar plant species

April 12, 2016 | The University

The extinction of several species of large lemurs in Madagascar has created isolated “orphaned” plant species that once depended upon the animals to eat and disperse their large seeds, a Yale-led survey has found.

Pets help you stay healthy

April 12, 2016 | The University

Did you know that pets are beneficial to your health? Apparently yes, and there is enough scientific evidence to back up this claim. Dr. David J. Demko, a professor of gerontology and research methodology from the University of Michigan, estimates that a pet dog can add two years to the life of its owner. Amazing, isn’t it?

Industry City expects to establish 20,000 jobs by 2025

April 12, 2016 | The University

Industry City is growing by leaps and bounds, according to its directors, who said they expect the commercial complex in Sunset Park to generate 20,000 jobs by the year 2025.

No first language

April 11, 2016 | The University

Gita Martohardjono’s own language story guides her research By Greg Uyeno April 11, 2016 Indonesian. German. Italian. English. French. These are the languages spoken by Gita Martohardjono, director of the Second Language Acquisition Lab at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She studies how the languages we know affect the languages we learn […]

Moms play key role in how well we age

April 8, 2016 | The University

By Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz April 8, 2016 While human babies are dependent on their parents for years, research shows that how we will age as adults begins in the womb. You know a pregnant woman’s habits can affect her newborn’s health. But did you know it also can influence how an offspring […]

Study finds PrEP under-prescribed

April 8, 2016 | The University

April 8, 2016 Out of a pool of more than 1,000 gay and bisexual men, a new UK study found that only 83 — fewer than one in 10 — reported PrEP use, Reuters reports. But 42 percent of those who do use it said they had not skipped a single dose in the previous […]

Key to Herbal Remedy’s Success May Be in the Bacteria

April 8, 2016 | The University

Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is one of the most popular herbal formulas in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the roots of one of the formula’s component herbs.

Tandon Develops Hybrid Molecule for Breast Cancer Treatment

April 8, 2016 | The University

About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. While death rates have gone down since the early 1990s, breast cancer still results in the second most deaths among women of any type of cancer, behind lung cancer. So far in 2016, researchers at NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and the Tandon School of Engineering have made serious strides in researching the disease.

CUNY Awards Science and Engineering Scholarships To 20 NYC High School Students

April 7, 2016 | The University

Twenty New York City high school students – representing bright and promising future scientists and engineers – have been awarded prestigious scholarships to The City University of New York.

City Tech Partners with Industry City on the Innovation Lab for Community Job Training

April 7, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Job seekers and would-be entrepreneurs in Sunset Park, Red Hook, and other Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods now have a new resource: an integrated employment and entrepreneur development center providing access to good-paying jobs and economic opportunities in the city’s technology, creative and manufacturing sectors. Known as The Innovation Lab, a 7,700 square-foot space at Industry City […]

BMCC Students Speak at United Nations

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY Computer Science major Hector Liang fell in love with New York City the first time he visited the city in 2012. Raised in Venezuela by Chinese parents, Liang moved to New York to study at BMCC in 2015. “BMCC attracted me with its Start Here, Go Anywhere motto,” Liang said. But Liang […]

CCNY Macaulay Honors duo named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

April 7, 2016 | City College

Two members of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. Paulina R. Librizzi and Ellianna Schwab, both juniors, join a list of talented students in science, engineering and mathematics recognized nationally by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Immune-boosting formulation in Chinese herbal remedies comes from bacteria growing on Angelica roots

April 6, 2016 | The University

April 6, 2016 Juzen-taiho-to, also known as shi quan da bu tang, is one of the most popular herbal formulas in China and Japan and is used in the West by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine. New research suggests the remedy’s immune-boosting effects are due, at least in part, to bacteria that grow on the […]

Gay men follow HIV prevention regimen, if MDs prescribe it

April 5, 2016 | The University

Gay and bisexual men who take a Truvada pill daily to prevent infection with HIV did better than researchers expected at sticking to their medication schedule, according to a new report.