News & Events


CUNY-Affiliated Neurotechnology Company Wins Innovation Prize 2016

October 18, 2016 | Awards, Faculty, News

PathMaker Neurosystems (“PathMaker”), a clinical-stage neurotechnology company developing non-invasive neurotherapy systems to treat neuromotor disorders, has been named as the Recipient of the Universal Biotech Innovation Prize 2016 in the global competition that offers “a glimpse of the future of life sciences.” The Innovation Prize awards were announced following presentations during Innovation Days, an international event gathering leading […]

CSI Neuroscientist Wins Nation’s Highest Honor for Early Career Researchers

August 23, 2016 | Awards, Faculty, News

Originally published in May for the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter Daniel McCloskey, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island (CSI), was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama on February 16, 2016—thus granting him the U.S. government’s highest award given […]

2016 Junior Faculty Research Award Winners

August 23, 2016 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty

Originally published in May for the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering (J-FRASE) is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded program that aims to support and advance early career STEM faculty at CUNY. In the current round, 33 applications were received from faculty in 14 colleges and in […]


February 27, 2014 | Announcements, News, Opportunities, Programs, Student Resources

    At the UNICEF Innovation Unit, we always talk about scale. We strive to ensure that the solutions we design for the world’s marginalized children can be replicated and adapted across geographies and contexts in order to have the greatest reach and impact. Most recently, we have applied this concept of scale to UNICEF’s […]

Congratulations to the Junior Faculty Award Winners!

January 23, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Research

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research congratulates the 2013 CUNY Junior Faculty Award Winners.  The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering Program aims to cultivate the excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY. It is expected that this early career opportunity will […]

Faculty Spotlight: Samik Sengupta, John Jay College

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, News, Research

In 2012, the National Science Foundation recognized Shamik Sangupta’s research with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, given “in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” Dr. Sengupta also […]

CUNY and UNICEF join forces to promote innovation on a global scale

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, News, Research

Back in July, CUNY students gathered at UNICEF’s New York headquarters to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts at the culminating event in the inaugural CUNY Designs for UNICEF Challenge. This program was conceived of and developed by Vice Chancellor for Research Gillian Small and the UNICEF Innovation Unit co-lead Christopher Fabian. The […]

Transforming Undergraduate Education

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Faculty, Funding, News, Programs, Research

How do we ensure that all undergraduate students at CUNY get a taste of research excellence?  Because participation in research by undergraduates has been demonstrated to be a high-impact educational practice, creative ways are needed to integrate this experience into the curriculum in order to broaden participation.  This summer, two National Science Foundation grants were […]

2012 CAREER Award Winner Heng Ji: Teaching Computers to Think

December 12, 2012 | Awards, Faculty, Research

In 2010, Dr. Heng Ji was awarded a $527,134 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to support her innovative interdisciplinary research on Natural Language Processing (NLP)and Information Extraction (IE). Dr. Ji is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Queens College and a member of the doctoral faculty of both Computer Science and Linguistics […]

2012 CAREER Award Winner Daniel McCloskey: Tapping Into the Hive Mind

December 12, 2012 | Awards, Faculty