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Archive for 2012

Announcing the Winners of the Innaugural CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering

March 7, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Programs, Vice Chancellor for Research

Introducing the 2012 winners of the CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering.  This award, supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,is designed to advance the research programs of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY through boosting their research productivity and accelerating their ability to attract significant […]

2012 NSF CAREER Award Winners

March 7, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Vice Chancellor for Research

Congratulations to the 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award winners! In addition to the NSF monetary award, the winners will receive a 10% supplement (up to $50,000) from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. In total, 28 proposals were submitted from 10 CUNY colleges. The following faculty […]

Nucleosides Help Functionalize Themselves

March 7, 2012 | Faculty

CCNY Professor of Chemistry Dr. Mahesh Lakshman has had his work selected for feature in the high-impact international chemistry journal.

Baruch Professor Exhibits at AMNH

March 6, 2012 | Events, Faculty, News, Uncategorized

David Gruber, Assistant Professor Biology and Environmental Science at Baruch College has images from his research on display in current and upcoming exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). His images of marine fluorescent corals are currently on display in the exhibition Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies. He also co-curated with […]

Celebrating the Centenary of Marie Curie’s Chemistry Nobel

March 6, 2012 | Events, Faculty, Uncategorized

Edyta Greer, an Assistant Professor of Computational Chemistry at Baruch College, recently co-authored “Marie Curie: Pioneering Discoveries and Humanitarianism” in Helvetica Chimica Acta (2011 Nov; 94(11):1893-1907). Dr. Greer’s article is a tribute to the only person to have won Nobel Prizes in different scientific disciplines. Her achievements are unparallelled. With her colleague, David Gruber, an […]

CUNY Professor Wins Inaugural Britten Chance Biomedical Optics Award

March 6, 2012 | Awards, Faculty, Flagship Research, News

Robert Alfano, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of New York, has won the inaugural Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. The annual prize, awarded by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), is given for work that has the potential to significantly contribute to new discoveries in biology or […]

Building the Foundations for Pedagogical Research Workshop

March 6, 2012 | Events, Faculty, Funding, Opportunities, Programs, Vice Chancellor for Research

On January 5, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research—as part of its Community College Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (C3IRG) program—held a grant-writing workshop entitled Building the Foundations for Pedagogical Research at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The one-day event was designed to provide practical information and guidance for community college faculty as […]

Research Spotlight on NSF CAREER Awardee Spiridon Bakiras

March 6, 2012 | Awards, Faculty, Uncategorized

Spiridon Bakiras, Associate Professor of Computer Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and member of the doctoral faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center, received a $489,161 NSF CAREER Award aimed at supporting his early-career research in increasing security and privacy in modern technology. Dr. Bakiras doesn’t work in a traditional lab.  Instead, he […]

CUNY Collaborative Incentive Research Grant, Round 18 Results

March 6, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding

Eleven proposals were selected for funding for the 18th Round of the Collaborative incentive Research Grant.

Hunter Breast Cancer Researcher Gains Prominence

March 6, 2012 | Faculty, News

In a recent issue of the prestigious journal, Cell, (2012 Jan 20;148(1-2):244-58) Jill Bargonetti, Professor of Biology at Hunter College, co-authored a paper that discusses how mutations in the p53 protein affect the way cells associate with each other through the  regulation of lipids in the cell membranes. Mutations in the gene, p53, are commonly […]