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2011

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Two CCNY Early-Career Historians Receive NEH Awards

Dr. Gregory Downs, associate professor of history, and Dr. Emily Greble, assistant professor of history at The City College of New York are recipients of faculty research awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grants, announced by NEH December 9, will support book projects currently in development. Read More »

Sophie Davis Students Teach Patients to Ask Questions of Their Doctors

Patient Activation Interventions Help Raise Awareness for Role in Managing Health, Could Yield Better Outcomes For some patients, knowing how to ask questions in a doctor’s office could make a huge difference in their outcomes. A pilot program at The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is teaching future physicians to help patients take charge of their health by querying their medical providers. Read More »

CCNY Art Historian Co-Authors MoMA Book on Diego Rivera

Eighty years after Mexican muralist Diego Rivera’s record-breaking exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the portable murals he created for that show are once again on display at the midtown Manhattan museum. City College of New York art historian Anna Indych-López co-authored with exhibit organizer Leah Dickerman, curator in MoMA’s department of painting and sculpture, the accompanying book commissioned by the museum. 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 »

CCNY Professor Wins Award for Book on Burning Man

Each summer, tens of thousands of people camp in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create the countercultural phenomenon famously known as Burning Man, an arts festival named after its spectacular bonfire of a forty-foot tall wooden and neon sculpture of the “Man.” More than 50,000 faithful attendees establish “Black Rock City,” a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, “radical self-expression,” and a gift economy. Campers depart seven days later, having left no trace whatsoever. Read More »

CCNY Hosts Jazz Divas Melba Joyce & Carmen Bradford Dec. 16

Mother and Daughter duo to make NY debut at Aaron Davis Hall  “My Mother and Me,” starring mother and daughter jazz stars Melba Joyce and Carmen Bradford, will perform together for the first time in New York 7 p.m. Friday, December 16, in Aaron Davis Hall at The City College of New York. Read More »

CCNY Psychologist Pushes Boundaries on Treating Dual Disorders

Denise Hien’s Research Led Providers to Rethink Strategy for Helping Substance Abusers Affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder As many as three out of five substance abusers may also be affected by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to researchers. Mental health professionals refer to such conditions as dual disorders. Read More »

Hillary Brown Appointed to National Academies’ Infrastructure Panel

Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment Aims to Incorporate Disaster Resiliency Into Infrastructure Upgrade The United States’ lifeline infrastructure – its energy, water, transportation and telecommunications systems – has long been an issue of national concern.  In addition to upgrading its aging systems, America today faces the challenges of peak oil, national security and disaster resiliency. Read More »

CCNY, Hostos and LaGuardia Receive $4 Million for STEM

Aim to Increase Number of Hispanic, Low-Income Students Earning Degrees The City College of New York and two CUNY community colleges are partnering on a multifaceted initiative to attract more students to the STEM disciplines – especially Hispanics and low-income students – and help them earn their degrees. Producing more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates is critical to strengthening U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. Read More »

CCNY Administrator, Lecturer Tracks Hip-Hop/Fashion Ties

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies’ Elena Romero Pens Book, Organizes Events; To Speak on Topic December 2 at Center for Worker Education Hip-hop, a culture and music genre with roots in New York City’s black and Latino communities, has influenced everything from language to politics to dance to fashion.  Not surprisingly, a hip-hop pedagogy is emerging in academia, as evidenced by a hip-hop think tank at New York University and the establishment of hip-hop archives at Harvard and Cornell. Read More »

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