PRISM Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 29 – Join Us!

On Wednesday, April 29, PRISM will Celebrate Student Achievement, when all of our current students share their research accomplishments in a poster session from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Student Cafeteria, on the 2nd floor of John Jay’s New Building.

Everyone is welcome to attend the poster session.  Prospective PRISM students can get a preview of the research possibilities that await them.  Light refreshments will be served.

Email PRISM@jjay.cuny.edu to RSVP or to further inquire about this event or its additional sessions.

Join JJC at the NYC People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014

On September 21st, hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens will gather north of Columbus Circle in NYC to take part in the People’s Climate March—what will soon be known as the largest march in support of global climate action. John Jay faculty and student contingents will meet at 11am on Sunday 9/21 in the atrium of the New Building, right inside the 59th street entrance. We will walk over to Columbus Circle as a group to join the march.

The People’s Climate March Lineup

In preparation for the 9/21 march, there will be two screenings of Disruption, a 1-hour film about climate change and the importance of marching. The film will screen on Wednesday 9/17, first during community hour in NB 1.108 and again from 5:30-6:50 in NB 1.85. The film is also streaming on-line: http://watchdisruption.com/

For more information about John Jay’s new program and minor in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, take a look at their brand-new website:  http://sustainabilityjjay.org/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Event for Undergrad Researchers

During last summer, John Jay senior and PRISM student James Parziale James Parziale Photocompleted an undergraduate research experience through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) at the NY Stem Cell Foundation laboratory of Valentina Fossati, Ph.D. This weekend, the NMSS will have its Annual Research Symposium, which is open to undergraduate students from all NYC institutions. The Symposium will begin with a discussion of new advances in MS research, and a talk from their Keynote speaker Dr. Ari Green.  The event will conclude with a mentoring session for undergraduate researchers by Dr. Green at 5pm. If you are interested in attending, RSVP by emailing the organizers.

For more details on the event, see the agenda here.