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    City College of New York Professors of Education Beverly Falk and Megan Blumenreich’s new book presents an insider’s look at the complex challenges facing urban educators. “Teaching Matters: Stories from Inside City Schools” (The New Press, 2012) tells the stories of 15 teachers who applied analysis and critical thinking to come up with solutions to trying educational issues.

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  • CCNY Grad Students Create Tool to Measure a City’s Success

    How does a city measure success? In the case of Newark, N.J., the city is a major employment, cultural and education center. However, limited education attainment and low incomes preclude many residents from taking advantage of opportunities right in their backyard.

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  • Travel Grants Send Spitzer Students to Far Corners of Globe

    How did the spice trade influence architecture on two continents? That question led Lori Beppu, a graduate architect student in The City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture, to travel to Sri Lanka and the Netherlands last year to search for answers, supported by a $5,000 travel fellowship from the Spitzer School.

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  • CCNY STEM Majors Scoop Up Record Five Wins at National Conference

    City College of New York science students brought home a record five wins for research poster presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) last semester in San Jose, California.

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  • Can Voting, Trusting Others Reduce Traffic Fatalities?

    Do you live or drive in a state where people don’t vote, get involved in community organizations or trust their neighbors? If so, your chances of being fatally injured in a highway collision may be 50 percent greater, according to research by Dr. Matthew Nagler, associate professor of economics at The City College of New York.

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  • CUNY DSI Makes 2,900-Photo Archive Accessible via Flickr

    The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York (CUNY DSI) announced today that it has made accessible on the Internet an extensive collection of photographs of places and monuments from early colonial times of the Dominican Republic.

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  • CCNY Landscape Architect Offers Storm Surge Defense Alternatives

    The flooding in New York and New Jersey caused by Superstorm Sandy prompted calls from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials to consider building storm surge barriers to protect Lower Manhattan from future catastrophes. But, such a strategy could make things even worse for outlying areas that were hit hard by the hurricane, such as Staten Island, the New Jersey Shore and Long Island’s South Shore, a City College of New York landscape architecture professor warns.

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  • Warming Temperatures Will Change Greenland’s Face

    Global climate models abound. What is harder to pin down, however, is how a warmer global temperature might affect any specific region on Earth. Dr. Marco Tedesco, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences has made the global local. Using a combination of climate models, they predict how different greenhouse gas scenarios would change the face of Greenland and impact sea level rise.

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  • Journal Launched by Raquel Chang-Rodríguez Marks 20 Years

    In 1992, the world marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America. That year, a new journal began publication featuring fresh and exciting directions in scholarship of the era that followed and lasted until the Latin American independence movement began in the early 19th century.

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  • CCNY Historian Barbara Ann Naddeo Wins Jaques Barzun Prize

    Dr. Barbara Ann Naddeo, City College associate professor of history, is the winner of the 2011 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History for “Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory,” published by Cornell University Press.

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  • CUNY DSI Monograph Documents Dominican Heritage of First Settler

    The first non-native to live in what is now New York City was a black or mixed race Dominican, a new monograph produced by researchers at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) documents. Juan Rodríguez, who was born on the colony of La Española, now the Dominican Republic, came to the Big Apple in 1613 aboard a Dutch trading vessel en route from the Caribbean. He decided to stay and live among the natives when the ship returned to Holland.

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  • Molecular Biologist Susan Gottesman to Present Cosloy-Blank Lecture

    Molecular biologist Dr. Susan Gottesman will deliver the 7th Annual Sharon Cosloy-Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Thursday, October 18. The topic of her talk will be “Bacterial Circuits with Small RNA Regulators.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 95, Shepard Hall, and will be followed by a reception in Room 150.

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  • CCNY Studio Wins “Parks for the People” Award of Excellence

    “Finding Common Ground,” a plan for the Nicodemus National Historic Site in Nicodemus, Kan., produced by a studio of first-year graduate landscape architecture students in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, received one of two awards of excellence in “Parks for the People,” a student competition to reimagine America’s National Parks.

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  • Warmer Temperatures Make New USDA Plant Zone Map Obsolete

    Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings. Warming temperatures have already made the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new cold-weather planting guidelines obsolete, according to Dr. Nir Krakauer, assistant professor of civil engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering. He developed a new method to map cold-weather zones that takes rapidly rising temperatures into account.

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  • Greenland Melting Breaks Record Four Weeks Early

    Melting over the Greenland ice sheet shattered the seasonal record on August 8 – a full four weeks before the close of the melting season, reported Marco Tedesco, assistant professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences at The City College of New York.

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  • CCNY Psychologist Offers Guide to Utilizing Projective Tests

    “If I hold up a coffee mug and ask you to tell me what it is, it is easy for you to give me the correct answer, but you haven’t revealed anything about yourself,” says City College of New York Professor of Psychology Steven Tuber. “But if I ask you to describe something that is ambiguous I am giving you a problem, and how you make sense of it tells me something about yourself.”

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  • New obesity measure predicts early death better than BMI

    A new measure of obesity developed by a City College of New York researcher and a physician predicts early death better than BMI, the Body Mass Index.

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  • Rewriting Quantum Chips with a Beam of Light

    The promise of ultrafast quantum computing has moved a step closer to reality with a technique to create rewritable computer chips using a beam of light. Researchers from The City College of New York (CCNY) and the University of California Berkeley (UCB) used light to control the spin of an atom’s nucleus in order to encode information.

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  • Gene May Link Diabetes and Alzheimer’s, CCNY Researchers Find

    In recent years it became clear that people with diabetes face an ominous prospect – a far greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) have shed light on one reason why. Biology Professor Chris Li and her colleagues have discovered that a single gene forms a common link between the two diseases.

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  • Environmental Factors Spread Obesity, CCNY-Led Team Reports

    An international team of researchers’ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America’s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernán Makse, found correlations between the epidemic’s geography and food marketing and distribution patterns.

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