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CCNY Biologist Ana Carnaval Inspires Female Researchers

January 13, 2015 | City College

In a field often dominated by men, City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval’s lab at CCNY’s Harlem campus breaks the mold. During her four years at CCNY, she has mentored 21 women at different career stages – from college freshmen to international post doctorates. Up to 73 % of the researchers associated with her lab are female.

Greenland Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

January 12, 2015 | City College

As the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world, the massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is recognized as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea levels due to glacial meltwater.

BMCC Freshman Learning Academy Wins New Grant

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Freshman Learning Academy, or FLA, has won a $115,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, or NYCT. It’s the third grant the New York City non-profit foundation has awarded BMCC’s three-year-old Learning Academy. The latest gift will allow the intensive “hands-on approach” program to retain students for three […]

Celebrating the Big 5-0

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The College Discovery program, active in all six CUNY community colleges, just celebrated its 50-year anniversary in a gala celebration at the CUNY Graduate Center. Pedro Pérez, Director of BMCC’s College Discovery Program, opened the event. “Turning 50 is scary,” he said, “but tonight it is cause for celebration. Why? Because for 50 years, College […]

A Special Thanks to the Derfner Foundation

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Jay Lieberman and the Derfner Foundation give BMCC the gift of a state-of-the-art communication skills lab. A dedication ceremony and reception celebrating the new Derfner Foundation Communication Center was held recently on BMCC’s main campus. BMCC President Antonio Pérez, Provost Karrin Wilks and others extended a special thanks to the Derfner Foundation and Jay Lieberman, […]

City Tech Professor Leads Healthy Building Research Project with Students

January 8, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Biological Sciences Professor Davida Smyth has organized a research project with students that focuses in part on the use of antimicrobials in the construction of buildings. In an effort to understand what constitutes a healthy—or unhealthy—building, Smyth and her students studied various types of surface bacteria on the City Tech campus. “At City Tech, the […]

Dean of City Tech’s School of Technology & Design Is Recipient of Two Architecture Awards

January 6, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Kevin Hom, Dean of the School of Technology & Design, who recently received an award of merit for his Tidewater Community College Student Center in Virginia Beach by the Engineering News Record MidAtlantic. Tidewater Community College, which has been developed over the last 50 years, surrounds a large body of water in […]

Adam Parris Named Director of Jamaica Bay Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

January 5, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI@JB) has named Adam Parris, an expert on social and environmental change in US coastal zones, as its executive director, effective Feb. 17, 2015. Parris will lead the SRI@JB in research and activities related to environmental resilience in urban coastal ecosystems. A partnership between the city […]

After Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

January 1, 2015 | The University

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could become more common in neighborhoods like Chelsea Heights as coastal planners rethink how to cope with the increasing risk of hurricane-induced flooding over the coming decades. Rather than seeking to defend buildings and infrastructure from storm surges, a team of architects and climate scientists is exploring a new vision, with an emphasis on living with rising waters. “Every house will be a waterfront house,” said Princeton Associate Professor of Architecture Paul Lewis. “We’re trying to find a way that canals can work their way through and connect each house, so that kayaks and other small boats are able to navigate through the water.”

Study Unveils New Half-Light Half-Matter Quantum Particles

December 29, 2014 | City College

Prospects of developing computing and communication technologies based on quantum properties of light and matter may have taken a major step forward thanks to research by City College of New York physicists led by Dr. Vinod Menon.

Zicklin School of Business Earns Accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

December 23, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY – December 23, 2014 – The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College recently received notification that the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) formally ratified an extension for accreditation for the Zicklin School of Business and The Stan Ross Department of Accountancy. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide as the […]

Service Learning Means Feeding the Hungry for City Tech Students

December 23, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

For the last 25 years, City Tech has served Brooklyn’s neediest at the holidays by offering a meal prepared by City Tech Hospitality Management faculty and student volunteers. On December 19, twenty students and four faculty volunteers prepared a special holiday meal that fed 350 people at CHiPS, a Park Slope charity that serves the […]

Neurobiologist Erich Jarvis ’88 Leads New Scientific Studies of Historic Importance

December 19, 2014 | Hunter College

Hunter alumnus Erich Jarvis has co-authored a number of groundbreaking articles just published in a special new issue of Science, the world’s leading journal of original scientific research. The articles document the first stage of a hugely ambitious project that sequenced the genomes of nearly 50 species of birds, en route to Prof. Jarvis’ goal […]

Winner of City Tech’s Speech Competition Argues Against Common Core Curriculum

December 18, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On December 11, the Humanities Department held its annual Public Speaking Competition, with 29 students participating. Professors Denise Scannell and Magdalena Igiel, event coordinators, organized 18 judges from across 12 departments for the first round of the competition, from which six students were selected to advance to the final round. The final round, held in […]

CCNY’S “Presidential Conversations” Series Continues in 2015

December 17, 2014 | City College

The “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series at The City College of New York continues in 2015. Dr. Ana Carnaval, assistant professor of biology at CCNY whose research has helped developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism,” is the third speaker in the series, Thursday, February 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Shepard 250. Her topic will be “Integrating Biology and Environmental Sciences to Understand Biodiversity Patterns in the Tropics.”

BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BRONX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BRAM AUTO GROUP COLLABORATE ON AN EXPANDED AUTO TECH TRAINING HUB IN THE BRONX

December 17, 2014 | Bronx Community College

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 10 A.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 Unique public/private sector partnership strengthens the borough’s position in a high growth field December 19, 2014 — Eduardo J. Martí, Interim President of Bronx Community College, Michael Ianelli, Vice President of the BRAM Auto Group, with 18 dealerships in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, […]

Professor Peter Romaniuk’s Op-Ed About the Sydney Attack is Published in Time.com

December 17, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Peter Romaniuk, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and Senior Fellow at the Global Center on Cooperative Security, had his op-ed piece “Sydney Attack is not a Wake Up Call” published on Time.com on December 16, 2014. With the Sydney siege being front page news, Professor Romaniuk wrote a timely piece about […]

The Scientific Journal Nature Chemistry Publishes a Groundbreaking Study by Hunter Professor Rein Ulijn

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

Rein Ulijn, the Albert Einstein Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College and director of nanoscience at CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center, has made a major discovery through collaborative research with Scottish scientists. Their findings are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific journal Nature Chemistry. Because peptides (sequences of amino acids) are the […]

Hunter Professor Glenn E. Schafe Discovers New Medicinal Properties of Popular Indian Spice

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

The scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology has published an important paper by Glenn E. Schafe, professor of psychology, on the curative potential of a natural compound found in a commonly used spice. The compound curcumin, derived from the root of the widely used turmeric plant, is already known to possess properties potentially useful in the treatment of […]

Hunter Awards Honorary Degree to Jonathan F. Fanton

December 16, 2014 | Hunter College

On November 19, President Jennifer J. Raab presented an honorary doctorate in humane letters  to Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The ceremony took place at Hunter’s Roosevelt House, the historic building that was once the Manhattan residence of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. From 2009 to 2014, Fanton served […]