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Archive for March, 2017

The Graduate Center Launches “Academically Speaking” Podcast

March 24, 2017 | Announcements

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York launched its first podcast series, “Academically Speaking” today, which takes a close look at what Ph.D. students typically see as their biggest challenge: the dissertation. The series explores planning, writing and defending dissertations through conversations between GC students and faculty members who serve as advisors. […]

Michael A. Hoyt and Tracey A. Revenson Named Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

March 24, 2017 | News

Drs. Michael A. Hoyt and Tracey A. Revenson have been named as the new Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, the official scientific publication of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. Both tenured professors in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and Co-Directors of […]

The CUNY ASRC, Columbia University & More NYC School’s Research Initiatives Give Silicon Valley and Boston Competition

March 22, 2017 | News

The New York Times recently listed the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center among New York City’s growing science infrastructures in an article that states “Focusing on advanced technology and the sciences, these projects, together with others recently completed or in the planning stages, are aimed at helping the city lure and retain people to compete […]

CUNY Awarded a New I-Corps Site Grant by the National Science Foundation

March 20, 2017 | Awards, News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the City University of New York Central Office of Research an I-Corps Sites award of $500,000 for its STEM – Tools for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Success (TIES) Innovation program. The CUNY STEM TIES training programs will provide unique opportunities for critical skill development, networking, training and attainment of […]

Behind the Award: Improving Preparedness To Extreme Natural Hazards Events

March 17, 2017 | Research

This series takes an in-depth look at RFCUNY sponsored research. Elia Machado’s award, “Improving Preparedness To Extreme Natural Hazards Events In Lake Atitlán Region Through Education: A Bottom-Up Approach,” aims to understand the relationship between peoples’ experience of damages from disaster and their level of preparedness. The $20,000 seed project sponsored by the Inter-American Institute […]

Screening & Live Event! ‘Love Lives of Sea Creatures: Films by Jean Painlevé, Isabella Rossellini, and Roberto Rossellini’

March 16, 2017 | Announcements

Dr. Mandë Holford, an Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hunter College, and Award-winning actress Isabella Rossellini are leading a screening titled Love Lives of Sea Creatures: Films by Jean Painlevé, Isabella Rossellini, and Roberto Rossellini on March 26 at Redstone Theater. The reproductive behavior of sea creatures is central to these lyrical and wondrous films […]

Common Cuckoos Can Distinguish the Calls of their Neighbors From a Stranger’s

March 16, 2017 | News

Male cuckoos appear to have a unique call that makes them distinguishable to and from other males. A new study appearing in Animal Behaviour shows that an individual cuckoo call may determine how a male responds to an interloper in his territory — behaving more tolerantly towards neighbors and more aggressively towards strangers. Common cuckoos, […]

Join the Nationwide City Nature Challenge Organized by California Academy of Sciences

March 16, 2017 | Announcements

The California Academy of Sciences is organizing a nationwide City Nature Challenge around Citizen Science Day in April. Last year, it logged about 10,000 iNaturalist observations (more info at: in LA and San Francisco. The California Academy of Sciences expanded to 16 cities this year, one being New York City. The goal of the […]

Apply to the 2017 Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT)

March 13, 2017 | Announcements

SALT is a 5-day training program for STEM PhD students interested in mastering the skills to advance institutional transformation. Participants will hone their skills in conflict management, interpersonal relations, and assertive communication—the tools they will need to assume leadership roles throughout their professional careers. Program Goals •     Build essential leadership skills in early career […]

Over 500 High Schools Students Presented at the 2017 NYC Science and Engineering Fair

March 6, 2017 | Events

On Sunday, March 5th The STEM Initiatives team hosted the preliminary round of the 2017 NYC Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between the NYC DOE and CUNY’s K-16 Initiatives as sponsor and host, respectively. Nearly 600 students from 45 NYC high schools presented their projects in […]