Science Wire

CCNY Marks Jonas Salk Centenary, October 23

September 11, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, one of its most distinguished alumni, with a symposium 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, on the CCNY campus.

Chemists Discover Way Nose Perceives Common Class of Odors

September 10, 2014 | City College

Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected chemical strategy employed by the mammalian nose to detect chemicals known as aldehydes.

City Tech Announces New Journal, NANO: New American Notes Online

September 9, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce the publication of a new online, peer-reviewed journal: NANO: New American Notes Online, www.nanocrit.com, an interdisciplinary journal founded and edited by Professor Sean Scanlan, who teaches in City Tech’s English Department. “NANO’s goal is to invigorate humanities discourse by publishing brief, peer-reviewed reports with a fast turnaround enabled by […]

Dennis Sullivan Wins 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics

September 9, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Dennis Sullivan, who holds the Albert Einstein Chair in Science (Mathematics), has been awarded the 2014 Balzan Prize.

City Tech Students Spend Summer in High-Tech Internships

September 4, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

It is a familiar stereotype: the unpaid, harried intern dashing to pick-up the bosses’ dry-cleaning and morning coffee. For City Tech student interns, however, the scene could not be more different. They enjoy paid collaborative work and learning in an open, high-tech setting, with supervisors who have coffee with their interns and even mentor them long after the internship ends.

Retail employees frustrated by slashed hours, erratic schedules: study

September 3, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

A new survey of city retail workers claims many are losing their shirts to “disturbing” new staffing trends.

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals’ budgets, twice as much as other nations

September 3, 2014 | The University

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations.

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals’ budgets, twice as much as other nations

September 3, 2014 | The University

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations.

Teaching Science in a New Way: Scientific Literacy Skills for All

September 2, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY launches new  “Science Forward” Open Educational Resource and Video Series   New York, NY – (August 27, 2014). When scientists explore, observe, test and analyze the world around us, how do they approach questions? Macaulay Honors College and CUNY Advance have produced a new Open Educational Resource (OER) entitled Science […]

CCNY Team Defines New Biodiversity Metric

August 28, 2014 | City College

To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today’s patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism.”

City Tech Students Take First Place in International Design Competition in Shanghai, China

August 28, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

This spring, City Tech students Eugene Babkin, Bijan Mokhtari, and Angjelo Kuka won first place in the regional Digilent Design competition hosted by City Tech. With that win they earned the opportunity to compete in the Digilent Design Worldwide Contest in Shanghai, China, where they again took first place against strong international competition earlier this […]

CCNY Researchers Receive $5 Million in Federal Grants

August 26, 2014 | City College

More than $5 million in federal research grants has been awarded to four City College of New York researchers in the interdisciplinary CUNY Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies.

CCNY Study Redefines Ecological Model

August 26, 2014 | City College

In a study that could alter traditional notions in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, three City College of New York researchers present results indicating that competition between two species can lead to the geographic isolation of one of them. The finding by biologists Eliecer E. Gutiérrez, Robert A. Boria and Robert P. Anderson is the cover story in the August issue of the Swedish-published journal “Ecography” under the title, “Can biotic interactions cause allopatry? Niche models, competition, and distributions of South American mouse opossums.”

New research shows temperatures vary block by block

August 26, 2014 | The University

This summer has seen the temperature rise above the severe heat mark of 90 degrees just five times, with the latest happening Wednesday afternoon. That’s far fewer times than in an average New York summer.

Medgar Evers College Set to Reopen Campus Library

August 26, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College is pleased to announce the planned reopening of the Charles Evans Innis Memorial Library. The Library space has been closed since late 2012 for a $22 million dollar refurbishment and is now set to again open its doors to students, faculty and staff on September 15th, 2014.

Professor Carla Barrett Discusses Juveniles Offenders in Riker’s Island on NY1’s Inside City Hall

August 26, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Carla Barrett appeared on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” to discuss the treatment of teenage inmates on Riker’s Island and ways to improve the current state of juvenile justice. A recent report by the United States Attorney in Manhattan found the New York City Department of Correction violated the civil rights of male teenagers at […]

Study redefines ecological model: Competition among species can cause geographical isolation

August 25, 2014 | The University

In a study that could alter traditional notions in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, three City College of New York researchers present results indicating that competition between two species can lead to the geographic isolation of one of them. The finding by biologists Eliecer E. Gutiérrez, Robert A. Boria and Robert P. Anderson is the cover story in the August issue of the Swedish-published journal “Ecography” under the title, “Can biotic interactions cause allopatry? Niche models, competition, and distributions of South American mouse opossums.”

Study at Deepwater Horizon spill site finds key to tracking pollutants

August 18, 2014 | The University

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean.

Workshops Work

August 17, 2014 | The University

A growing number of states have begun to require community colleges to allow more students with academic deficiencies to skip remediation and enroll directly in college-level courses. New research shows this approach can work, particularly if those students receive additional academic support.

Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg The “Times And Roots” Retrospective And A National Recognition

August 13, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg is enjoying the splash of attention and venerated respect he has worked hard to earn in the last 40 years as author, novelist, poet, essayist, and chronicler of his Jewish-Peruvian heritage and history. The House of Peruvian Literature in Lima, Peru is presently exhibiting a retrospective in honor of his work […]