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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 […]

Teaching Case Examines “Average is Beautiful” Doll as an Entrepreneurial Opportunity

April 11, 2017 | News

Could an “average is beautiful” doll appeal to children and represent a potential business opportunity? A new teaching case appearing in the North American Case Research Journal follows the path of a young designer and entrepreneur as he explores whether to turn a visual prototype of a realistically proportioned fashion doll into an actual doll. […]

A Browser Extension that Could Change Academic Publishing

April 10, 2017 | News

A new browser extension called Unpaywall may be the straw that breaks the academic publishing world’s back. When an Unpaywall user lands on a research article, they can click on the extension and be presented with a PDF of the article (if one is available) for free. “We want to do just one thing really […]

Kingsborough Alum and Chemistry Major Kate Maziarz Featured in Women and Girls in Science Campaign

April 7, 2017 | News

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) and Class of 2016 Chemistry major Kate Maziarz was recently featured in the Beyond Benign International Day of Women and Girls in Science campaign. Beyond Benign is dedicated to providing future and current scientists, educators, and citizens with the tools to teach and learn about green chemistry to create a sustainable […]

Felice Frankel: Not Your Traditional Scientist

April 6, 2017 | News

Felice Frankel, a Research Scientist at MIT and a Brooklyn College ’66 alumna, held a lecture at the Graduate Center to emphasize the powerful role visuals play in communication and funding. Felice Frankel, currently a Research Scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, collaborates with scientists and engineers to provide a visual […]

Hunter Professor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Adolescent Suicide Ideation

April 4, 2017 | Faculty, Funding, News

Dr. Regina Miranda, Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Cognition and Suicide at Hunter College, has been awarded a Support of Competitive Research Advancement Award from the National Institutes of Health (totaling $1.56 […]

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 […]

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, […]