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CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health awarded $2.4 M NIH Grant

July 19, 2017 | News

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has awarded Dr. Christian Grov and his colleagues $2.4 Million to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men account for nearly two-thirds of new HIV diagnoses among men, with men of color being hardest hit by the ongoing epidemic. “In […]

Research Grant Awarded to Hunter College to Study Factors That Influence HIV Seroconversion Among MSM

July 19, 2017 | News

Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST; @CHESTNYC) has been awarded a two-year milestone-based award (UG3-AI133674) for more than $2.9 million from the National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to address the sustained HIV epidemic among […]

Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST Institute Awarded $900,000 by the NSF

July 11, 2017 | Announcements, Faculty

The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST Institute (BGCCCI), was awarded a $900,000 National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grant to expand educational pathways leading to geospatial technology careers. This state-of-the art facility aims to provide educational and research opportunities for BCC undergraduates, faculty and staff, with an emphasis on training, […]

Oldest Primate Skeleton Ever Found Shows Earth’s Earliest Primates Lived in the Treetops

June 14, 2017 | News

A new study lead by Stephen Chester, an assistant professor at Brooklyn College, on 62-million-year-old bones reveals the small creatures ‘undoubtedly lived in trees,’ squashing earlier arguments that claimed they were built for life on the ground. “The discovery of the oldest known partial primate skeleton in New Mexico has provided anatomical evidence on their […]

A New Book About the Experiences of a Generation that Lived During the Socialist Era

June 7, 2017 | Announcements

Lisa Pope Fischer, Associate Professor of Anthropology at City Tech, has published a new book titled Symbolic Traces of Communist Legacy in Post-socialist Hungary. In it, she shows how personal practices symbolically refurbish elements from the Communist era to fit present-day challenges. To learn more about and to purchase Symbolic Traces of Communist Legacy in Post-socialist […]

Proposal Pre-Submission Peer Review Program

June 5, 2017 | Announcements

To support and encourage proposal excellence at the University, The Research Foundation at the City University of New York has established a unique and invaluable opportunity for you to submit your NSF and NIH R- (excluding R13, STTR, & SBIR) and K-series program proposals. Learn more and take advantage of this great opportunity at http://bit.ly/2rEIKUA

Scientists to Probe Dolphin Intelligence Using an Interactive Touchpad

May 30, 2017 | News

Using optical technology specifically developed for this project, dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD, are at the center of research from an interdisciplinary team from Hunter College and Rockefeller University. The system involves an underwater computer touchscreen through which dolphins are able to interact and make choices.  The system, the first of its […]

New York City Math Sciences Alliance Holds Organizational Meeting

May 19, 2017 | Events

The initial meeting of the NYC Math Sciences Alliance was held May 13, 2017 at City College.  The NYC Math Sciences Alliance is a new regional alliance that is working with the National Math Alliance to increase the number of PhDs in Mathematical Sciences that are awarded to students from traditionally underrepresented minorities. The one-day […]

City Tech Professor Publishes a Cultural History of Wedding Food and Feasts

May 19, 2017 | Announcements, Faculty

Hospitality Management Professor Claire Stewart recently published her book As Long As We Both Shall Eat: A History of Wedding Food and Feasts (2017), which is part of the Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy Series. The book was recently featured in an article about the history of wedding cakes in National Public […]

CUNY Professor Named 2017 Fellow of the International Carotenoid Society

May 11, 2017 | Announcements, Faculty

Professor Eleanore Wurtzel of the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College and a doctoral faculty member of the PhD Program in Biology (Plant Sciences and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental subprograms) and PhD Program in Biochemistry of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) has been named a 2017 Fellow of […]