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Biology Professor’s Study Could Pave Way for Greater Understanding of how Plants and Animals Grow and Develop

December 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Dr. Zhi-Liang Zheng, a biology professor and plant scientist in the Department of Biological Science, published a paper last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that demonstrates a connection between Rho GTPase and RNA polymerase II (Pol II), two key molecules involved in cellular signaling and transcription in eukaryotes. Eukaryotes are organisms whose cell contains a nucleus and other organelles and animals and plants are both eukaryotic organisms. Zheng and his colleagues have provided genetic and biochemical evidence that links these two molecules in an intracellular signaling pathway.

Lehman Scientists Part of Significant Finding in Particle Physics and Astronomy

December 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College is a collaborating institution in The Pierre Auger Observatory in Pampa Amarilla, Argentina, the largest cosmic ray observatory in the world. The observatory tracks and observes particle showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

Lehman Professor Luis Anchordoqui and Research Associate Tom Paul, are members of the Observatory’s prestigious 500-member collaboration of world-class scientists, and recently contributed to what could be a potentially significant discovery in the world of particle physics and astronomy They both are part of the Lehman Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The duo is part of a team that according to the journal Nature, have found that “particle showers caused by natural ultra high energy collisions in Earth’s atmosphere, produce more muons—heavier cousins of the electron, than current physics models can explain.”

City College undergrads lead development of chemical method

December 27, 2016 | City College

Credit goes to a team of chemistry and biochemistry students at The City College of New York for enabling the identification of a new chemical “deprotection” technique.

Researchers Estimate Time Since Death Using Necrobiome

December 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

New York, NY, December 22, 2016 –  Currently, when a deceased human is discovered, the forensic techniques for estimating time elapsed since death are not very precise.  However, in a new study appearing in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers have turned to analyzing the human microbiome, the bacteria and other microbes that live on and […]

Lehman Signs Agreement with Medical School Guaranteeing Interviews for High Performing Students

December 19, 2016 | Lehman College

Dr. Harriet Fayne, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs signed significant “articulation agreements” with The New York Institute of Technology’s (NYITCOM) College of Osteopathic Medicine that guarantee Lehman students who maintain high academic standards an interview at a prestigious New York medical school.

Exploring Pedagogy to Improve Student Learning

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Teaching Academy, a professional development program, creates small learning communities of new faculty, or Teaching Fellows, who focus on pedagogy under the guidance of a Master Teacher. The Teaching Academy communities meet regularly, observe each other teaching, videotape their own teaching and attend workshops together. On December 13, they celebrated the Academy’s 2017 cohort […]

Faculty Gather to Share Insight Into Academic Assessment

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics presented Academic Assessment Day on Tuesday, December 13 in the Fiterman Conference Center. Hosts included Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President; Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Marjorie Dorimé-Williams, Director of Assessment. Faculty from departments including Modern Languages, Allied Health, Speech, Communications and Theatre, […]

Turning the Dial on Developmental Outcomes

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Community colleges must work more effectively with feeder high schools and community-based organizations to improve college readiness and reduce the need for remediation, says BMCC Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks in a December 12 commentary in Community College Daily, the journal of the the American Association of Community Colleges. To read the article in its entirety, […]

BMCC Hosts Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC hosted the CUNY-wide Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum on December 8 at 199 Chambers Street with a networking breakfast in Richard Harris Terrace and presentations in Theatre II. The event was sponsored by the Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY). BMCC President Antonio Pérez welcomed the audience and Richard F. Rothbard, President, […]

Hostos Professor Named To ‘Bronx Power 50’ List

December 14, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is proud to announce that Professor Hector Soto has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Bronx by City & State.

City Tech Foundation Raises More Than $50,000 for Students on #GivingTuesday

December 13, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

#CityTechTuesday—based on #GivingTuesday—was a big success this year. Starting in late October, the social media campaign culminated in an afternoon of celebration with students, faculty, staff, sponsors and celebrity supporters in the Namm Cafeteria on November 29—the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a […]

City Tech Professor Awarded Bronze Medal in International Culinary Olympics

December 12, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Every four years, since 1900, chefs from around the world gather in Erfurt, Germany to compete in the Culinary Olympics (Olympiade der Kӧche). City Tech Hospitality Management Professor Robert Walljasper, with the assistance of Hospitality Management student, Ayako Hiratsuka, competed and exhibited twice in the individual Culinary Art category and was awarded the Bronze Medal […]

Six CCNY students win national recognition for biomedical research

December 9, 2016 | City College

Six City College of New York participants were winners at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Fla. Each received awards in the poster presentation category.

City Tech Students Participate in Fare Share Friday Feast, Bringing New Yorkers Together to Fight Hunger

December 8, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Every year during the holiday season, City Tech Hospitality Management Professor Kylie Garcelon takes some students with her to volunteer at the Fare Share Friday Feast event at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan, where the city’s top chefs prepare a five-star holiday meal for diners who use local soup kitchens and food pantries together […]

Immigrant Students Anxious about Uncertain Future, BMCC Offers Services to Address Concerns

December 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Jacqueline Aguilar, who now has Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, spent 14 years “in the shadows,” she says, as an undocumented immigrant. “It’s a place so lonely, it literally feels like you are the only one,” she said referring to the former U.S. military policy regarding LGBT status, “Don’t ask, don’t […]

Piece Of Hostos Archive On Exhibit At The Museum Of The City Of New York

December 6, 2016 | Hostos Community College

A 1976 flyer from Hostos Professor Emeritus Dr. Gerald Meyer’s “Save Hostos” collection is on display as part of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit titled, “New York at Its Core.” It is also featured in a new book about the 1970s fiscal crisis in New York City.

Composting Takes Off at Lehman; Surrounding Bronx Community Benefits

December 6, 2016 | Lehman College

Wait! Don’t throw away that old lettuce in the back of your fridge. Repurpose it by bringing it to Lehman’s Food Scrap Drop Offlocation on Monday mornings from 8-10 a.m. The initiative is a joint project of the NYC Compost Project and the Lehman College Campus Sustainability Council with the goal of reducing the amount of compostable waste that goes into landfills. This program is open all members of the surrounding community.

CCNY’s Marom Bikson receives more than $4M for brain research

December 6, 2016 | City College

Biomedical engineer Marom Bikson’s internationally recognized contributions in medical device innovation include research on noninvasive electrical brain stimulation to treat brain disorders such as depression, chronic pain, and stroke. The City College of New York professor is now the recipient of a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at revolutionizing the treatment of brain diseases using brain stimulation that is personalized to each patient. Eighteen medical centers around the country and Google are also partners in this research.

Faculty from Lehman College and City University of New York Win 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award

December 5, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College and CUNY have won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward), in the Faculty-led team category for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. The Lehman College-led team was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) DLIAward competition.

Hostos Smashes #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal

December 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Part-fundraiser, part-talent showcase, part-competition, but all Hostos, the College’s #GivingTuesday campaign was a smashing success.