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.

NIH Awards CCNY $1.5 Million to Train Addiction Researchers

September 11, 2013 | City College

Aiming to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented minority groups conducting addiction research, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded $1.5 million to support a new training program at The City College of New York.

HERO HIGH SCHOOL: HEALTH, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS

August 29, 2013 | Hostos Community College

A leader in training tomorrow’s healthcare workers, Hostos Community College has partnered with The City University of New York, the New York City Department of Education, and Montefiore Medical Center to open a new school that will be a clear pathway for younger students into the healthcare and related fields. HERO High (Health, Education and Research Occupations), slated to open this fall, is an early college and career school that serves students in grades 9-14. A preparatory pipeline to careers in New York City’s large and vital healthcare sector, students can earn a Career and Technical Education (CTE)-endorsed Regents diploma, as well as an associate degree in nursing or community health through Hostos Community College.

Researchers use circulation models, genetics to track ‘lost years’ of turtles

August 8, 2013 | The University

When green turtles toddle out to the ocean after hatching from eggs at sandy beaches they more or less disappear from view and aren’t seen again for several years until they show up as juveniles at coastal foraging areas. Researchers have long puzzled over what happens to the turtles during these “lost years,” as they were dubbed decades ago. Now a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B outlines where they likely would be based on ocean currents.

Researchers Shed New Light on Supraglacial Lake Drainage

July 16, 2013 | City College

Supraglacial lakes – bodies of water that collect on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet – lubricate the bottom of the sheet when they drain, causing it to flow faster. Differences in how the lakes drain can impact glacial movement’s speed and direction, researchers from The City College of New York (CCNY), University of Cambridge and Los Alamos National Laboratory report in “Environmental Research Letters.”

U.S. Entrepreneurship Rates Reach Highest Level in More Than a Decade According to Researchers at Babson College and Baruch College

May 23, 2013 | Baruch College

U.S. entrepreneurship rates climbed to the highest level in more than a decade according to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued today by Babson College and Baruch College.

Baruch College Announces 2013-2014 Eugene M. Lang Foundation Faculty Research Fellows

May 21, 2013 | Baruch College

Baruch College hosted a reception on May 17 to acknowledge the research and achievements of Baruch’s Eugene M. Lang Foundation Junior Faculty Research Fellows, past and present.

Snake Venom Drives Research into the Heart of the Body’s Electrical System

May 15, 2013 | College of Staten Island

Dr. Sebastien Poget was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant totaling $1.18 million—the highest total ever for a CAREER proposal from the College of Staten island—for his work studying ion channels, very important components of our nervous systems that allow the flow of electricity in our bodies.

Co-curricular Biodiversity Research in Bryant Park

May 8, 2013 | Guttman Community College

(New York, NY): On Tuesday, May 7, President Evenbeck, Professor Derek Tesser, and students went on a late afternoon bird walk in Bryant Park with ecologist Robert DeCandido (aka Birding Bob).

Three Queens College Graduates Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships to Continue Their Research

May 6, 2013 | Queens College

Three Queens College graduates have received National Science Foundation Research fellowships to continue their research. The NSF fellowships are among the most prestigious and highly competitive grants in the country.

Higher Education Leaders, Pioneers in Cystic Fibrosis Research and Forensic DNA Testing, Nationally Acclaimed Media Figures, Renowned Historians, Leading Playwrights, Advocates for Immigrants, Women and Minorities and the Publisher of America’s Oldest Spanish Language Newspaper

May 2, 2013 | The University

2013 CUNY Commencement Ceremonies: Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Nasser D. Khalili, New York State Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera, CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer, El Diario La Prensa Publisher and CEO Rossana Rosado, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Reynold Levy, award-winning author and historian David Nasaw, forensic DNA testing pioneers Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., avant-garde director and playwright Robert Wilson, acclaimed CBS producer and editor Warren Lustig, African history scholar Toyin Falola, cystic fibrosis research pioneer William B. Guggino, education scholar Diane Ravitch, Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes are among the speakers and honorees.