New Grants Awarded 2020

Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Timothy G. Lynch, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu
Ms. Darlene O’Rourke
New York State Education Department (NYSED) – The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)

Art & Design Department

Prof. James McCracken
"Do you know who I am?"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A

Biological Sciences & Geology Department

Dr. Punita Bhansali
The Effect of L-DOPA treatment on retinal ganglion cells in albino and pigmented mice
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Rondi Davies
Water in cratonic eclogite xenoliths: Implications for mantle lithosphere evolution and dynamics
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal
Inositol Hexakisphosphate Kinase-1 (IP6K1) is a potential target in age-induced obesity and insulin resistance
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B
 
Targeting Energy Expenditure pathways to combat obesity, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in aged mice
CUNY Office of Research – Community College Research Grant (CCRG)
 
Dr. Andrew Nguyen
Analyzing the intracellular signaling involving STAT3 and estradiol and their regulation of proteins involving in osteoclast differentiation and functions
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B
 
Dr. Amos Orlofsky
Regulation of host amino acid transporters by an intracellular parasite
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Joan Peterson (in collaboration with Queens College)
CUNY Queens Sustainability Consortium
CUNY Office of Research – Interdisciplinary Climate Crisis Research Grant (ICCRG)
 
Dr. Anuradha Srivastava
DNA methylation microarray data analysis to investigate epigenetic modifications of regulatory genes responsible for brain development in fetuses exposed to intra uterine tobacco smoke
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A

Business Department

Dr. Roumen Vragov
Behavioral Effects of Online Ad Payment Policies
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A

Chemistry Department

Dr. Moni Chauhan
Employing a new construction material and technique to reduce the global CO2 emission
CUNY Office of Research – Interdisciplinary Climate Crisis Research Grant (ICCRG)
 
Dr. Sasan Karimi
Synthesis of antimycobacterial pyrroles (Part 2)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine
Examining the effect of hydrogen bonding on the physical properties of ether derivatized imidazolium ionic liquids
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B
 
Dr. Sujun Wei
Protected Air Stable Transparent Electrode in STEM-BJ Method
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Zhou Zhou
Study towards the Concise Synthesis of Hydrophilic Double Reactive Cyanine Dyes
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
A New Chapter in Introductory Organic Chemistry: A Brief Introduction to the Applications of Small Organic Molecules as Food Additives
CUNY University Associate Dean for Technology Education – Public Interest Technology (PIT) Open Educational Resources (OER)

Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu
Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
 
Dr. Hui-Yin Hsu
Ms. Lori Conkling
Google it
Jobs for the Future, Inc.
 
New York City (NYC) Future of Work Initiative (ACE Upskilling)
Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon Foundation
 
Micro-Credential Development
New York Jobs CEO Council
 
Agile CUNY Career Engagement
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation
 
Job Readiness and Employment Preparation Services
New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS)

Engineering Technology Department

Dr. Guozhen An
Personality Recognition from Deceptive Speech using Deep Neural Network
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Raymond Lam
Flexural Mechanical Properties and Microstructures of Three-Dimensional (3D) Printed Thermoplastics
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A

English Department

Dr. Leah Anderst
#MeToo and the Uses of Collective Autobiography
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Charissa Che
"Conflict in 'Chineseness': Recuperating the '1.5 Generation' Conversation"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Melissa Dennihy
Student participation in Discussion-Based English Classrooms
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Noelia Diaz
Traumatized Bodies in the Holy Ground (1990) by Dermot Bolger
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Lola Aria' Memory Sites: Bridging the Political and the Personal
Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity
 
Dr. George Fragopoulos
"White Like the Wing of a White Chicken": Lord Byron's Afterlives in Greece
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Zivah Perel Katz
Accessibility in Community College English Composition Classrooms
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B
 
Prof. Susan Lago
Thoreau's Sister Tells her Tale
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Cary Lane
Weighing In: Faculty Recommendations for Policy and Practice in Post-Remedial CUNY
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Robert McAlear
Creating an Online Module for Teaching MLA Citation: Design, Implementation, Results
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Vartan Messier
Nomadic Transtextualities: Errance and Errancy in Tsai Ming-Liang's What Time is it There?
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Prof. Benjamin Miller
blockbuster: a poem
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Cara Murray
"Educating the Masses" at the Bombay Mechanics' Institute, 1847-1900
CUNY Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity
 
Dr. Agnieszka Tuszynska
"Raceless No More:  In Search of Race in Willard Motley"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B
 
Dr. Tanya Zhelezcheva
The History of Thomas Traherne's Octavo Roman Forgeries (1673)
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A

Foreign Languages and Literatures Department

Dr. Aranzazu Borrachero
Developing a Curriculum for an Oral History Project: "Mothers and Daughters of the Spanish Transition to Democracy"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Carolina Chaves-O'Flynn
On types of bilingualism: Narrative of Inequality in Colombia
CUNY Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity

Health, Physical Education and Dance Department

Prof. Aviva Geismar
Prof. Heather Huggins (Speech Communications & Theatre Arts Department)
"Dis-Place"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B

History

Prof. Tim Keogh
Suburbs in Black and White:  Struggling to Live and Work in Postwar Long Island
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Suburbs in Black and White: Struggling to Live and Work in Postwar Long Island
CUNY Office of Research – Book Completion Award (BCA)

The Kurt R. Schmeller Library

Prof. Mi Seon (Christine) Kim
Integrating Mission-Aligned Information Literacy Framework into Science & Engineering/Technology Curriculum in the Community College
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B

Mathematics & Computer Science Department

Dr. Zeynep Akcay-Ozcan
Comparison of Online Discussion Technologies in Hybrid Algebra Classes
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Susana Couto Pinheiro (in collaboration with Brooklyn College)
Modeling the COVID-19 pandemic and its interaction with a forthcoming flu season
CUNY Office of Research - The Community College Research Incentive Grant (CCRG)
 
Dr. Daniel Garbin
Number field degeneration of Hilbert modular surfaces
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Wenjian Liu
Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference of Stochastic Block Models on Infinite Trees
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Mathieu Sassolas
Non-zero-sum Opacity Games
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A
 
Dr. Bianca Sosnovski
Security Properties of Cayley Hash Functions
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional A

Physics Department

Dr. Jillian Bellovary
How to Build a Supermassive Black Hole
CUNY Office of Research – Junior Faculty Research Award in Science & Engineering (JFRASE)/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
 
Dr. Paul Marchese (In collaboration with Bronx Community College)
Picarro Greenhouse Gas Monitoring System request for Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn
CUNY Office of Research – Interdisciplinary Climate Crisis Research Grant (ICCRG)
 
(In collaboration with LaGuardia Community College)
CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education (C4E)
CUNY Office of Research – Interdisciplinary Climate Crisis Research Grant (ICCRG)

Social Sciences Department

Dr. Trevor Milton
Modern Racism: Exploring the Direction of 21st Century Racial Identity
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 51 Traditional B
 
Dr. Anissa Moody
Dr. Joseph Culkiin

Establishing a Regional Network of High School Instructors of Psychology to Increase the Enrollment and Retention of Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Students in an A.S. Degree in Psychology Program.
American Psychological Association (APA)
 
From the Ground Up: Advancing an A.S. Degree Program in Psychology to Increase the Participation and Retention of Ethnic and Linguistic Minorites in Psychology.
American Psychological Association (APA) – Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology II (CEMRRAT2)
 
PsychPrep Fridays: Activities t Support the First CUNY Psychology Student Research Conference
American Psychological Association (APA)
 
Dr. Amy Traver
"Consonant Commodities: Comparative Historical-Sociological Perspectives on Child Emigration and Agricultural Specialization, 1853-1929"
Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY)

Speech Communications & Theatre Arts Department

Eileen White
Teaching Film Production: A Practical Guide
CUNY Office of Chancellor – The William P. Kelly Research Fellowship Program

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.