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The 2017 CUNY Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Summit was a Festival of Knowledge

March 6, 2017 | Events

The CUNY Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Summit made its debut last Friday, March 3rd, at the CUNY Law School’s Dave Fields Auditorium. Over 70 geographic information scientists gathered to give presentations like Exploring Patterns of Tiger (Panthera Tigris) Movement and Interaction, Urban People vs. Urban Land and Implications for Climate Modelling, Pioneering Geospatial Technology at […]

Dr. Maria Knikou Receives $1 Million Grant from the New York State Department of Health

March 2, 2017 | Faculty

Maria Knikou, PhD, was awarded a $1 million grant for her research in spinal cord injuries. Her project is funded by the New York State Department of Health, Spinal Cord Injury Research Board, under the Project to Accelerate Research Translation (PART) award. Dr. Knikou’s goals are to develop effective rehabilitation strategies for people with spinal […]

Battery Breakthrough by CUNY Energy Institute: Low Cost, Long Life, NonToxic and Safe

March 1, 2017 | News

A low-cost, nonflammable battery with a high energy density and the capability of thousands of more recycling cycles than any comparable battery to come out of a laboratory has been developed by researchers at The City University of New York’s Energy Institute. In research published in the journal Nature Communications, the Energy Institute said the […]

SURC Committee Approves Hostos Honors Student’s Presentation on White Parent Activism In Opposition

March 1, 2017 | Announcements

Paul Torres has been accepted to present his research on white parent activism in opposition to NYC school desegregation in the 1960s at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) in April. Paul is the student mentee of Kristopher Burrell (Hostos), who was awarded the Community College Mentored Undergraduate Research Grant in 2016. Mr. Torres’ research […]

The 2016-2017 NOAA-CREST Newsletter Is Available for Download

March 1, 2017 | Announcements

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative REmote Sensing Science & Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) recently published its first  newsletter of the year. It includes highlights from the Women of Color Stem Conference, the Becoming Everything You Are Conference, student profiles and more.  NOAA-CREST aims to conduct research consistent with NOAA’s interests of Environmental Assessment, Prediction, and Environmental […]

Apply Now: Open Rank Faculty Position At Hunter College In Animal Behavior And Conservation

February 24, 2017 | Announcements

The Department of Psychology at Hunter College invites applications for a tenure–track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Level in Animal Behavior and Conservation. The college seeks an outstanding educator and researcher who will contribute effectively to both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Hunter is particularly interested in candidates who will contribute […]

Attend the European Research Council’s Information Session for the Opportunity to Conduct Research Abroad

February 24, 2017 | Events

The European Research Council is organizing a series of events to promote opportunities to researchers of any nationality interested in working in Europe, in honor of its 10th-anniversary celebration. The ERC, established in 2007, aims to encourage excellent frontier research in Europe through competitive funding and supporting top researchers across all fields and of any […]

Startup Awarded 1M Grant from New York State for Battery Based on CUNY Energy Institute Invention

February 23, 2017 | News

The City University of New York’s Energy Institute developed a technology several years ago that is being used today by a startup company called Urban Electric Power to produce a product that the startup was awarded a $1 Million grant for. Urban Electric Power, a battery manufacturing startup that focuses on reliable and rechargeable batteries based […]

Inaugural SUNY-CUNY Neuroscience Research Forum to take place at the University at Albany

February 16, 2017 | Announcements, Events

Leading neuroscience researchers and scholars from across New York will gather for the inaugural SUNY-CUNY Neuroscience Research Forum on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 9:30 A.M. to 4:15 P.M. The forum will be held in the D’Ambra Auditorium at the Life Sciences Research Building on the Uptown Campus at the University at Albany. The State […]

A Symposium on the Inclusion of LGBT Elders In Policy and Responsive Care

February 15, 2017 | Events

There are an estimated 2.7 million LGBT older adults in the United States (Giunta, 2016). This population faces a complex set of risks beyond those of their aging heterosexual peers. Older LGBT adults faced legal discrimination, stigma, shame, and violence throughout their lives often with no familial support, and many lost their friendship networks through […]