Chemist Ruth Stark Receives Sloan Public Service Award
Dr. Ruth Stark, distinguished professor of chemistry and acting dean of science at The City College of New York, is one of six extraordinary city employees to receive the 2012 Sloan Public Service Award. She was recognized Wednesday, March 14, at two ceremonies- on the CCNY campus and at Cooper Union- and was presented with the $10,000 prize that accompanies the award.Read More »
The Y Chromosome: Junk or Jewel?
Dr. David C. Page, Bryson Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2012 Louis Levine – Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012. He will speak in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, New York. The lecture, titled “Rethinking the Rotting Y Chromosome,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.Read More »
Could a NOSH-Aspirin-a-Day Keep Cancer Away?
The humble aspirin may soon have a new role. Scientists from The City College of New York have developed a new aspirin compound that has great promise to be not only an extremely potent cancer-fighter, but even safer than the classic medicine cabinet staple.Read More »
2nd Annual National Urban Health Conference Focuses on Urban Ecology Feb 23 – 26
The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, along with the New York Academy of Medicine, Harlem Hospital, Emblem Health, Touro College and The City College of New York, is sponsoring the second annual National Urban Health Conference. The four-day event will take place from February 23rd to February 26th and will center on the theme of Urban Ecology.Read More »
Carbonized Coffee Grounds Remove Foul Smells
For coffee lovers, the first cup of the morning is one of life’s best aromas. But did you know that the leftover grounds could eliminate one of the worst smells around – sewer gas?Read More »
Poorest Smokers Face Toughest Odds for Kicking the Habit
Quitting smoking is never easy. However, when you’re poor and uneducated, kicking the habit for good is doubly hard, according to a new study by a tobacco dependence researcher at The City College of New York (CCNY).Read More »
Robert Alfano Wins Inaugural Biomedical Optics Award
A scientific innovator from The City College of New York (CCNY) whose research unites the divergent fields of medicine, biology and high speed laser physics will be honored this month for his pioneering work in biomedical optics by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.Read More »
Crowdfunding Science: Student Raises Cash Online to Follow a Flying Fox
The flying fox is an adorable doe-eyed bat with a dark side – it is the perfect vector for emerging infectious diseases from Asia. Susan Tsang, a PhD student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center, turned to a revolutionary way to help fund her research into how this species spreads disease.Read More »