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February 21, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. held his fifth “State of the Borough Address” in Hostos’ popular Main Theater on Thursday, February 20. Speaking of the “New Bronx,” he highlighted several projects that he believes will help the Bronx continue to thrive, both economically and socially. And one of them will be right on the […]

President Addresses Freshman Class of 2018

February 20, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Dr. Rudolph Crew, President of Medgar Evers College (MEC), warm-heartedly welcomed the Freshman Class of 2018 in his Spring Presidential Address to the group. Carlos Soto, a student at MEC majoring in Molecular Biochemistry, provided words of wisdom to the freshman class before introducing Dr. Crew. His advice to the newcomers is to participate in campus activities and other opportunities because involvement has the potential to open doors and make one competitive in the workplace.


February 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María Hostos Community College of CUNY is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Salim Rayman, Coordinator of the College’s Dental Hygiene Department, has been appointed as a State Board Member of Dentistry for The New York State Education Department’s The Office of the Professions. In this capacity, Professor Rayman will advise the Board of […]


February 19, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Hostos’ Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (H.E.R.O.) was highlighted in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City speech on Monday, February 10. Held at LaGuardia Community College, and with Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez in the audience, Mayor de Blasio lauded the work CUNY colleges were doing to build the economy […]

LGBT Youth Face Greater Cancer Risks, CCNY-Led Study

February 19, 2014 | City College

A new study led by City College of New York psychologist Margaret Rosario found that youths of same-sex orientation are more likely to engage in behaviors associated with cancer risk than heterosexuals. The peer-reviewed findings appear in the February 2014 issue of the “American Journal of Public Health.”

Biodiversity in Urban Parks: Learning from the 2013 Central Park BioBlitz

February 19, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

To launch the Central Park Conservancy’s 2014 biodiversity programming, the Conservancy and Macaulay Honors College, in partnership with the New York City Urban Field Station, will host a one-day symposium as a follow-up to the 2013 Central Park BioBlitz. The official the results of the BioBlitz will be presented and a group of NYC and […]

Bronx Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program Ranks #1 in the State in Exam-Pass Rate

February 18, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Practical Nursing.Org Names BCC’s Program The Best Among New York’s Top 30 LPN Programs February 14, 2014 – The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program of Bronx Community College’s Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Department has been named number one among New York State’s 77 practical nursing programs and schools. This is according to Practical Nursing.Org, […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas Jensen, Retired Professor of Biology and Department Chairman at Lehman College

February 18, 2014 | Lehman College

Dr. Jensen, longtime professor of biology and former chair of the department, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was 81. Dr. Jensen served as chairman of the Department of Biology for more than 20 years, retiring from Lehman College. He published more than 100 papers on the anatomy and evolution of cyanobacteria, a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis.


February 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

On Tuesday, February 4, the Center for Bronx Non-Bronx Profits (CBNP) at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College hosted a public forum called “The Changing Political Landscape and What You Need to Know.” This informative town hall event included two panels and featured Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. as its keynote speaker. Hostos Community […]


February 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

As Eugenio María de Hostos Community College continues to improve its ability to support students and better execute the institution’s mission, we are pleased to announce that five new members and three new officers have been appointed to the Hostos Foundation Board. The Board’s newly-elected officers are José A. Sánchez-Kinghorn, Chairperson; Dolores Batista, Vice Chairperson; […]

Noted Epidemiologist Dr. William W. Latimer Named Dean of Lehman College’s New School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

February 14, 2014 | Lehman College

Dr. Latimer comes to the Bronx after serving as the Elizabeth Faulk Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida.

Environmental Economics Major Finalist for Zayed Future Energy Prize

February 11, 2014 | City College

Arlae Castellanos’ solar power and energy education proposal for New York City high school earns her trip to Abu Dhabi, $50,000 to support her project

Arlae Castellanos, a junior at The City College of New York majoring in environmental economics through the CUNY BA program was a finalist for the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize. She traveled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 6th annual awards ceremony, January 20, and received $50,000 to support her project, which competed in the global high school category.

Seeing Stars

February 10, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Both Science Professor Quinn Minor and his student Macarthur Young are fascinated by the stars.
“Originally, I was into physics more than astronomy,” says Professor Minor, “and examining questions like, ‘How did the universe start?’”


February 10, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College professors who are collaborating with the faculty of H.E.R.O. High (Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School) recently heard actions plans developed by their students for the prevention of chronic diseases that affect many Bronx residents. Hostos professors Edward King, Allison Gorr, Sherese Mitchell, Ana Ozuna, Juan Preciado, Rowland […]

Manga comics may help promote fruit consumption among youth

February 9, 2014 | The University

A recent pilot study in Brooklyn, New York, with minority students found that exposure to Manga comics (Japanese comic art) promoting fruit intake significantly improved healthy snack selection. As snacking accounts for up to 27% of children’s daily caloric intake, and childhood obesity has been linked to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, the results of this study could have wide-reaching implications.

Budding Scientists Prepare for Second Annual Bronx Sci-Fest at Lehman College

February 7, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College will host its second annual Bronx SciFest on Wednesday, February 26. Selected high school students from around the Bronx will gather at Science Hall to present their research projects to a panel of judges. The winner will receive a cash prize and a four-year scholarship to Lehman, plus the opportunity to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.

Project Teaches Undergrads to Reconstruct Ancient Family Histories

February 6, 2014 | City College

Approximately 200 student volunteers from The City College of New York and seven other New York area colleges are participating in The New York City Student Ancestry Project. The project kicked off Monday, February 3, at an event at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), where the students provided DNA cheek swabs for National Geographic’s Genographic Project.

CCNY Architecture Students Honor Brick Through Competition

January 31, 2014 | City College

Students to apply venerable materials for modern designs in contest sponsored by masonry contractors and bricklayers union
“It is important that you honor the material that you use,” architect Louis Kahn said in a 1971 talk to students at the University of Pennsylvania. Third-year students in City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture this semester will honor brick, the material Kahn used to make his point.

Celebrating Black History Month

January 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is gearing up for a Black History Month packed with informative, inspiring and entertaining events.  The month kicks off with a forum entitled, “Reclaiming Our Ancestral Legacy through Courage, Strength and Fortitude, and continues on with a community blood drive, Black history trivia game, poetry slam, panel discussions and more.  All […]

Unlocking the Mystery of Memories

January 29, 2014 | Hunter College

Scientists have long tried to understand how the brain makes memories, but were, until now, frustrated by their inability to look at the workings of individual neurons. Dr. Hyungsik Lim, an assistant professor of physics at Hunter College, contributed to a recent study, published in Science, in which scientists observed fluorescently tagged messenger RNA (mRNA) […]