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Macaulay Honors College Alumna Christina Vicidomini Wins Jonas Salk Scholarship

June 12, 2014 | Macaulay Honors College

New York, NY – (June 12, 2014) Congratulations to Christina Vicidomini ’13, Macaulay Honors College at The College of Staten Island, who earned a prestigious Jonas Salk Scholarship last month. Vicidomini earned one of only eight coveted awards presented to CUNY students annually.  The award will provide an $8,000 to apply toward medical school tuition. […]

Professor Jennifer Dysart Discusses Eyewitness Identification on Al Jazeera America’s “The System with Joe Berlinger”

June 12, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Jennifer Dysart in the Department of Psychology was featured in an episode of Al Jazeera America’s “The System with Joe Berlinger” and she is quoted in a companion article that focuses on eyewitness identification. In the episode, Joe Berlinger meets with Professor Dysart on campus and she conducts an experiment called “the penny example” with […]

Professor Peter Lipke Elected Fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Peter Lipke of the Department of Biology was recently named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology for his research on the cell walls ofCandida albicans, a naturally occurring fungus that populates the human gut and mucous tissue in animals. His work has has implications for improving the health of those […]

Para Ti: A Benefit For Dave Valentin At The Hostos Center July 1 Concert To Feature Top Latin Jazz Artists Including Eddie Palmieri

June 10, 2014 | Hostos Community College

A benefit concert for the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin will be presented in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture on Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 PM. Entitled “Para Ti” (For You), the concert will feature an acclaimed array of Latin jazz artists including Eddie Palmieri, Arturo O’Farrill, […]

Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Receives 2014 Community Leadership Award From Citizens Union

June 10, 2014 | Hostos Community College

At its 2014 Community Leadership Award celebration on June 4th, the Citizens Union recognized Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY, and other educational leaders for their roles in shaping the lives of young New Yorkers. Entitled “Spring for Reform,” this event was held at the McGraw-Hill […]

Lehman Professor Andrei Jitianu Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Study Corrosion Protection

June 8, 2014 | Uncategorized

Dr. Jitianu and his colleagues have been awarded a $605,000 three-year grant. They hope to design a comprehensive study on the mechanisms for forming corrosion protection coatings for magnesium alloys and steels, which are used commonly for aerospace, automotive, and biocompatible medical implant applications.

Baruch College Announces Winners of 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge

June 6, 2014 | Baruch College

New Incubator Space Provides Resources for Top CUNY Entrepreneurial Teams to Launch Business Ventures NEW YORK, NY- June 6, 2014 – After months of competition, the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the finale of the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challengeon June 5 at CUNY Central. […]

Medgar Evers College Wins $2.2 Million NIH RISE Grant

June 6, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Moshin Patwary, Professor of Biology and Dean of the School of Science Health and Technology (SSHT), and Dr. Alam Nur-e-Kamal, Professor of Biology, were awarded a five-year $2.2 million National Institutes of Health(NIH) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Grant.

The ‘daddy bonus’ unavailable to hardworking moms: How men receive a 25% PAY RISE when they become fathers

June 5, 2014 | The University

Men with children earn, on average, 25per cent more than childless men, according to a new report.

Agbogbloshie E-waste dealers exposed to high toxic metals-Report

June 5, 2014 | The University

A study undertaken by the Ghana Health Service, the Hunter College of New York and Green Advocacy Ghana, has revealed that dealers of E-waste at Agbogbloshie in Accra, are exposed to high toxic metals.

City Tech Class of 2014 Inspired and Grateful at 74th Commencement Exercises

June 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

“2,674 miles. By foot, by boat, by train, hungry and thirsty, hidden and in silence. 2,674 miles is the heroic journey my mother took with my sister in her arms in search of a better life. My mother’s plight gave me an opportunity at a life and an education that she never had,” City Tech’s 2014 valedictorian Maritza Lopez told a captivated crowd of approximately 5,500 fellow graduates, their families and friends.

Medgar Evers College Community Health & Wellness Fair

June 4, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Honor yourself in Body, Mind and Spirit! Medgar Evers College (MEC) is pleased to host its Inaugural Community Health and Wellness Fair. The fair will be a unique opportunity for the College to provide health and wellness services to residents while increasing visibility of the support services, academic offerings and co-curricular programs available to all who come to pursue their studies at MEC.

Class of 2014 Profiles: A Doctor In The House

June 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Eugene Gonzalez-Lopez is a study in determination. He will graduate from John Jay with a master’s in Forensic Science this May and then head to Pennsylvania State University to enter the Neuroscience Graduate Program with a full five-year STEM Scholars fellowship. Gonzalez-Lopez, who received a B.S. in Forensic Science from John Jay in 2012, has […]

Class of 2014 Profiles: Fixed Focus

June 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Adlam will become the first forensic science student to graduate from John Jay as a product of the CUNY Justice Academy. “I’m grateful for having been provided with the opportunities, challenges and professional guidance that will help lead me to a successful career in medicinal chemistry,” she said

Hostos Public Safety Director, Chief Arnaldo Bernabe Receives 2014 Sloan Public Service Award

June 4, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is proud to announce that Chief Arnaldo Bernabe, our Director of Public Safety, was named by the Fund for The City of New York as one of six public servants who will receive the Sloan Public Service Award for 2014.Chief Bernabe is the first Hostos Community College employee to […]

City Tech Students Take First and Third Place in the International Digilent Design Competition

June 4, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Recently, two City Tech student teams won first and third place at the Digilent Design Contest, an international hardware design competition open to students who are passionate about electronics, digital design and electrical engineering in general. City Tech hosted the Digilent Design Contest on May 3; ten teams from six schools participated in the competition. […]

Noted Earth Scientist Dr. Gautam Sen Named Dean of Lehman College’s School of Natural and Social Sciences

June 3, 2014 | Lehman College

Dr. Sen comes to the Bronx after serving as Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Environmental Sciences at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He also spent more than two decades as Professor of Earth Science at Florida International University, where he was Associate Dean of Research and Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences.

City Tech Professor Anthony Cioffi Honored by American Society of Engineers

June 2, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Anthony Cioffi, chair of City Tech’s Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology, is the 2014 recipient of the Thomas C. Kavanagh Service Award, which is presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Section. This award recognizes a civil engineer who has rendered exceptional service and dedication to the profession. […]

John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline Program Featured in The New York Times

June 2, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Launched in 2011 at the Otisville Correctional Facility in Orange County, New York, the program takes a unique approach to educating inmates while also preparing them for reentry into society.

Colin Powell School Marks Psychology Dept.’s 75th Anniversary

June 2, 2014 | City College

June 5 symposium explores how social messages impact understanding of ourselves and others

On Thursday, June 5, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York will cap a year of events celebrating the 75th anniversary of its Psychology Department. “The Social World and the Meaning of the Message: A 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Psychology Department of the Colin Powell School,” a half-day symposium, examines the evolution of social messaging and the role it plays in social justice, politics and our understanding of ourselves.