Second Annual Bronx SciFest Shines Light on Research on Lehman College

February 28, 2014 | Lehman College

High school senior Raychell Vélez took the top prize in the festival, sponsored by Intel, winning a four-year scholarship and the chance to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.

Origin of Apes: Lehman College Researcher Joins International Team in Groundbreaking Discovery

February 26, 2014 | Lehman College

An international team of researchers, co-led by Professor William Harcourt-Smith, has discovered the remains of an ancient forest on Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya – evidence of the habitat of the early ape Proconsul. Their findings – published in February 2014 in Nature Communications – show that Proconsul and its primate relative Dendropithecus inhabited “a widespread, dense, multistoried, closed canopy” forest. The fossils will help scientists understand the connection between ancient habitats and the emergence of ape lineages, including our own.

Renowned Nanochemist Rein Ulijn Named to Lead Nanoscience Initiative at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

February 24, 2014 | The University

The City University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Rein Ulijn, one of Europe’s leading nanochemists, to head the nanoscience initiative at the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center.

Research Grants from Crib Deaths to Climate Change

February 9, 2014 | CUNY Matters, The University

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, the impact of climate change on New York City, the causes of crib deaths, and minority participation in medical education were among the exceptional faculty research subjects honored recently by The City University of New York. Some 250 faculty members received $379 million in grants for research that expanded the boundaries of science, detailed potential improvements in public health and deepened knowledge in other academic disciplines.

CUNY Researchers Report That Testosterone May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

January 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Testosterone in men declines with age and ill health, so low testosterone levels tend to correlate with cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Testosterone replacement is increasingly promoted to older men, although the safety of testosterone replacement has never been assessed in a large trial. Meta-analyses of small, randomized-controlled trials suggest testosterone administration […]

CUNY Researchers Report That Testosterone May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

January 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Testosterone in men declines with age and ill health, so low testosterone levels tend to correlate with cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Testosterone replacement is increasingly promoted to older men, although the safety of testosterone replacement has never been assessed in a large trial. Meta-analyses of small, randomized-controlled trials suggest testosterone administration

Guttman’s Dean of Academic Affairs Publishes New Book and Research Articles

December 16, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Reuben Mikhael Castagno, Dean of Academic Affairs at Guttman Community College, has published The Psychology of Cinematic Popular Culture and Educators’ Reflective Practices (Bentham Science, 2014). This is an important and crucial work in the system…

Guttman’s Dean of Academic Affairs Publishes New Book and Research Articles

December 16, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Reuben Mikhael Castagno, Dean of Academic Affairs at Guttman Community College, has published The Psychology of Cinematic Popular Culture and Educators’ Reflective Practices (Bentham Science, 2014). This is an important and crucial work in the system…

Prof. Borgmann Weighs In on Supreme Court Justices Conducting Internet Research

December 9, 2013 | CUNY School of Law

Professor Caitlin Borgmann was interviewed on Legalese It!, a HuffPost Live program covering the top legal stories on Friday, December 6. Professor Borgmann weighed in on the issue of Supreme Court Justices doing their own internet research to find fac…

RNA Researcher Joan Steitz to Present Cosloy – Blank Lecture, Nov. 14

October 28, 2013 | City College

Dr. Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, will present the 8th Annual Sharon Cosloy – Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Thursday, November 14, in Room 95, Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Ave., New York. Her talk is titled “Noncoding RNAs: with a Viral Twist.” A reception will follow in Room 250, Shepard Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212-650-8499 or events@ccny.cuny.edu.

Doctoral Student Megan Welsh Receives Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice

October 22, 2013 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Megan Welsh, who is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the John Jay/CUNY PhD Program in Criminal Justice, received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice. The $30,000 fellowship will fund the writing of her dissertation and the dissemination of her findings.

University Transportation Research Center at CCNY Receives $25 Million

October 7, 2013 | City College

The University Transportation Research Center, Region 2, (UTRC) based at The City College of New York, reports that it has received more than $25 million in new federal and state funding: Awarded $5.2 million from U.S. Department of Transportation, $20 million from two New York State agencies.

CCNY Biologist Sally Hoskins Honored for Research on Teaching

October 1, 2013 | City College

City College of New York Professor of Biology Sally Hoskins is the 2013 recipient of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Research in Biology Education Award. The honor, sponsored by Leica Microsystems and Pearson Benjamin Cummings, recognizes creativity and innovation in research related to undergraduate biology teaching.

Renowned Biophysicist Dr. Kevin Gardner To Lead Structural Biology At CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

September 20, 2013 | The University

The City University of New York has appointed renowned biomedical researcher Kevin H. Gardner to head the structural biology initiative at the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center.

CCNY Names Ashiwel Undieh Associate Provost for Research

September 17, 2013 | City College

Dr. Ashiwel Undieh has been appointed associate provost for research at The City College of New York, the college announced today. In this role, he will have overall responsibility for promoting and expanding research and scholarship throughout the college.