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How friendship affects well-being in each decade of life

August 5, 2015 | The University

Eighteen months ago, Chad Every moved from Ohio to St. Petersburg, Florida. He had a new job, apartment and bicycle, but one important ingredient of a good life was missing: friends.

Every was content at first to spend time reading and relaxing alone, but the self-proclaimed extrovert knew he’d eventually need pals for impromptu trips to coffee shops, movie theaters and concerts.

“I finally reached a point when I knew I needed to put myself out there. A (vinyl) record fair was happening by my house, so I literally went with the hope of finding a friend,” said Every, 26.

BMCC Leading the Way on Sustainability

August 3, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is leading the way among City University of New York schools as it transforms itself into one of the city’s most sustainable campuses. Energy saving projects that range in size and scope from a soon-to-be-installed solar array on the BMCC main campus rooftop, to efforts as simple as […]

Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller, But Delivering The Drug Is Tricky

August 3, 2015 | The University

Researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration for new drugs. One example is Prialt. It’s an incredibly powerful painkiller that people sometimes use when morphine no longer works. Prialt is based on a component in the venom of a marine snail.

CCNY grad student wins prestigious fellowship

July 30, 2015 | City College

Kwangwoon “Jon” Lee, a student in the laboratory of Ronnie Ghose, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was just awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. He is the first CUNY student to receive this highly competitive fellowship.

New Issue of City Tech’s NANO: New American Notes Online Focuses on Trash and Aesthetics

July 30, 2015 | New York City College of Technology, Uncategorized

The new issue of NANO: New American Notes Online, a City Tech interdisciplinary academic journal, is now available. Issue 7, “The Aesthetics of Trash,” is the result of a collaboration between guest editors David Banash (Western Illinois University) and John DeGregorio (University of Iowa), the seven article authors, and NANO‘s editorial team: Sean Scanlan, Ruth […]

BMCC Students Showcase Research at CUNY-Wide Symposium

July 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Thirteen Borough of Manhattan Community College students took part in the 2015 CUNY Research Scholars Program symposium held July 22 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) funds one-year research scholarships for associate degree-seeking students at CUNY community colleges as well as students from three CUNY comprehensive schools. […]

Seeing Black Holes in a New Light

July 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Professor K.E. Saavik Ford and engineering science major Ricardo Nunes   Ricardo Nunes was a medical student in Salvador, Brazil when he admitted it wasn’t the right path. “I had always wanted to go into aerospace engineering,” he says. “It’s been my dream since I was 15 years old. I’m passionate about galaxies and […]

CCNY Grove School Dean Barabino briefs congressional panel on new sickle cell treatment technologies

July 28, 2015 | City College

Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was one of four experts invited to Washington on July 28 to brief the U.S. Congressional Sickle Cell and Research & Development Caucuses on promising new technologies to treat sickle cell disease.

Kingsborough Community College Students Participate in Rescue Training Mission with U.S. Coast Guard

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Students in Kingsborough’s Maritime Technology program participated in a simulated rescue training mission and drill today with the U.S. Coast Guard off the waters of Manhattan Beach. They learned how to perform a rescue operation in real time while the Coast Guard worked to “rescue” the swimmer in distress. They employed the proper safety and […]

Kingsborough Community College Maritime Professor Reappointed to Sixth Term with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Council

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker recently announced the appointment of 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. On the recommendation and nomination of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and with the support of New York […]

ASRC Executive Director elected to Association for Women in Science Board of Directors

July 22, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) elected Dr. Gillian Small, CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), to serve on its 14-person national governing board.

CUNY ASRC Nanofab Facility names its 2015-16 research scholars

July 20, 2015 | Advanced Science Research Center, NanoFabrication

Two PhD candidates from The City College of New York have been named the 2015-16 NanoFab Fellows at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Nanofabrication Facility.

Brand New Stem Lab Opens at Kingsborough Community College for Fall Incoming Freshman Students

July 16, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) officially launched its intensive STEM Summer Boot Camp program in its newly-constructed STEM Lab, where 15 students in the first cohort of STEM-bound freshmen are part of an exciting, immersive learning experience that includes hands-on experiential activities. KCC President Herzek was joined by Provost Stuart Suss, faculty, staff, students, Brooklyn Council […]

City Tech’s SEEK Program Nurtures Star Student’s Love of Teaching

July 15, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Alassane Ngaide, City Tech’s 2015 Valedictorian, graduated in June with a degree in Computer Engineering and with a GPA of 3.974. As a member of the Honors Scholars Program, he was the first City Tech student to receive the Robert Noyce scholarship. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Scholarship for four consecutive years, and […]

Pipeline to Success

July 15, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Five recent graduates of Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) were just awarded a full scholarship to the New York University (NYU) College of Arts and Sciences through POISE, the Pipeline Opportunities for Inter-College Stem Education Program. POISE is a collaborative effort between BMCC and the Academic Achievement Program (AAP) […]

After National Search York College Appoints Alum Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences

July 15, 2015 | York College

Dr. Panayiotis Meleties, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs of York College/CUNY in Jamaica, Queens, announced today that Dr. Donna Chirico has been appointed Dean of the college’s School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Chirico’s appointment is especially noteworthy as she is a product of York College both as an alumna and as […]

Hostos Opens College’s First Large Farmers Market With GrowNYC

July 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

With a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables being a major concern for Bronxites who are looking to live more healthy lifestyles, Hostos partnered with GrowNYC to open a large farmers market at the College. The “Hostos Greenmarket” opened on June 30, and it is a first on campus. The market is open every Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., through November 24.

City College establishes medical school with St. Barnabas Hospital

July 14, 2015 | City College

In a major development in the institution’s 168-year history, The City College of New York announces the establishment of the CUNY School of Medicine in partnership with Bronx-based St. Barnabas Hospital (which is part of the SBH Health System).

That Pluto Probe Just Might Save the Earth

July 13, 2015 | City College

By Michio Kaku (This Commentary was published in the Wall Street Journal on July 13, 2015) Imagine shooting a rifle at a target 130 miles away and scoring a bull’s-eye. That is the remarkable achievement of NASA’s historic New Horizons mission to Pluto, the last major celestial body in the outer reaches of the solar […]

Barabino Laboratory opens at CCNY

July 8, 2015 | City College

CCNY Grove School of Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino and her research team now have a permanent place to call home.