Science Wire


March 27, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A study led by Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, found that offspring of parents with histories of child abuse and neglect are themselves at risk for childhood neglect and sexual abuse but not physical abuse. Titled “Intergenerational Transmission of Child Abuse and Neglect: Real or Detection Bias?” the study’s […]

Flawed Design Led to Failed HIV Study, Ida Susser Argues in Al Jazeera Op-Ed

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The flawed research design of a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine represents a step backward in HIV prevention methods, Ida Susser (GC/Hunter, Anthropology) asserts in an Al Jazeera America op-ed.

Multiple Honors for GC’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty and Students

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Several faculty and students in the Graduate Center’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Program recently received prestigious grants and other honors: Professor Sunil Bhaskaran was named director of the recently launched Geospatial Center at Bronx Community College (BCC) in collaboration with the CUNY-CREST Institute.  The Center was awarded a major grant from the CUNY Workforce Development […]

Academic Works, the GC’s Research Repository, Draws Global Interest

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

With papers like “Birthing, Blackness, and the Body” and “The Kids Are All Right Online,” Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open-access institutional repository, has been racking up hits from across the globe.

CCNY’s Marom Bikson Elected to Elite Medical and Bio Engineering Group

March 13, 2015 | City College

Dr. Marom Bikson, professor of biomedical engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows Monday, March 16, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2015 annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall.

Black History Month 2015: Wrap Up

March 13, 2015 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos community enjoyed an exhilarating and exciting 2015 Black History Month. Its Afrocentric focus and contemporary relevance made it a dynamic month of events.

4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference

March 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice, in collaboration with the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, proudly host the 4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The event will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Councilmember Laurie Cumbo and Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, Estella Vasquez.

Pre-med Alum and Mentor Come Full Circle as Doctor and Patient

March 10, 2015 | York College

From left to right: York College professor, Jack Schlein, PhD and his former mentee, Daniel Brietstein, MD   In his 20-plus year medical career Dr. Daniel Brietstein, a pain management specialist in Lake Success, Long Island, must certainly have treated a few people from York College. But there is something special about one particular patient […]

Climate Change May Draw Gray Whale Back to Atlantic

March 10, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The effects of global warming are proving so severe that the gray whale, famous for its annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, could find its way back to the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at the Graduate Center. The study, “Climate Impacts on Transocean Dispersal and Habitat in Gray Whales […]

City Tech Professor Publishes Riveting Discourse in Technology: A Reader for Writers

March 9, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Johannah Rodgers, Associate Professor and Director of Composition in the English Department, on the publication of her book titled Technology: A Reader for Writers, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding technology. Rodgers’ new book presents a range of contemporary and classic articles that invite the reader to consider and engage with questions related […]

Seminar: Women in Science and Math

March 9, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College School of Science, Health & Technology presents its 9th Women’s History Month Seminar on Women in Science and Math on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:30am in the EOJ Auditorium. The keynote speaker for this year’s seminar will be Dr. Maria de Fatima Lima, Dean and Professor of Medical Education in the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Meharry Medical College.

Lehman Professor Says Botanical Supplements Industry Must “Clean Up Its Act”

March 6, 2015 | Lehman College

A recent investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded that many of the herbal supplements sold by retailers Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens contained fake ingredients. The supplements were subjected to DNA testing and the results showed that only 21 percent of the products had DNA from the plants or herbs advertised on the label. […]

Global Lecture Series: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

March 6, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

Monday, March 2, 2015, Medgar Evers College hosted the second installment in the Presidential Global Lecture Series. The featured speaker was Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History. He offered words of wisdom about choosing a career, the challenges facing scientists of color and how he became an astrophysicist.

Professor Jill Bargonetti’s New Research May Lead to More Effective Treatments for Breast Cancer

March 3, 2015 | Hunter College

PNAS, the journal of the National Academy of Sciences, has published an important paper by Jill Bargonetti, a Hunter cancer biologist. Bargonetti’s paper presents the results of new research exploring protein diversity in cells with the kind of genetic mutations linked to “triple negative” breast cancer. Because up to 25% of breast cancer patients suffer […]

Hunter Congratulates the 2015 HEO Award Winners

February 26, 2015 | Hunter College

On February 17, President Raab presented this year’s HEO Awards to six outstanding members of the Hunter College administrative staff. The HEO Awards honor professionals whose dedicated efforts have led to major improvements in campus programs and services. In 2015, we honor these award winners: Myrna Fader, Advisor, Student Affairs, and Coordinator of Grants and […]

Hostos Professor Ian Charles Scott Publishes First Book In A Series Of Artistic Memoir

February 25, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos professor and celebrated artist, Ian Charles Scott, has published a book about his career, which spans decades and two continents. Titled, Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project, the book is divided into distinct “chapters” that document his artistic career beginnings in Scotland through his time in New York City.

Managing ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’: Brett Van Fleet to Speak at City Tech

February 19, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Brett Van Fleet, Manager of Circus Operations & Production for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will be at City Tech on Thursday, February 26, at 1pm, in the Voorhees Building Sound Lab (119), 186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn, to talk about his work in the entertainment technology field. Van Fleet has been with […]

Stem Cell Researcher Elaine Fuchs to Speak at CCNY March 12

February 18, 2015 | City College

Dr. Elaine Fuchs, an internationally renowned expert in skin biology, its stem cells and associated human genetic disorders, will deliver the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York, Thursday, March 12. Her talk, “Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer,” will begin at 5 p.m. in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Buried Treasure

February 17, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– A research team led by Anthropology and Archaeology Professor Alfred Rosenberger recently discovered an undersea lemur graveyard, thought to be the largest collection of fossils representing the now extinct giant lemurs. The research was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Working with University of Massachusetts Professor Emerita […]

Hostos Professor Sarah Sandman Selected As 2015 TED Fellow

February 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College (CUNY) is proud to announce that Sarah Sandman, an assistant professor in the Media Design Programs, has been named a 2015 TED Fellow.