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CUNY Astro News Archive

CUNY Astro’s newest PhD graduate – April 2017

CUNY Astro’s proud to announce the successful defense of Dr. Paige
A. Godfrey (The Graduate Center, College of Staten Island). She was the first CUNY
Astro grad student to receive a Dissertation Year Fellowship from the
CUNY GC, and the first to receive a Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize from the AAS.

CUNY faculty recognized for research – April 2017

Prof. Viviana Acquaviva (CUNY City Tech) received the Feliks Gross
, the highest CUNY award for assistant professors, based on her
research excellence.

AstroCom NYC student publication in High Energy Journal – April 2017

AstroCom NYC undergraduate scholars Roberto Moncada, Rafael Colon,
and Juan Guerra, recently had a peer-reviewed article accepted by the
Journal of High Energy Physics. Profs. Luis Anchordoqui and Matt
O’Dowd (CUNY Lehman) were co-authors.

CUNY Astro’s newest PhD graduate – May 2016

Joe's PhD Defense

CUNY Astro’s most recent Ph.D. graduate is Dr. Joe Filippazzo (The
Graduate Center, College of Staten Island). A large part of this
thesis research on measuring the fundamental parameters of M, L, T,
and Y dwarfs was published in an article
appearing in the Astrophysical Journal
. His committee consisted of
her advisor, Emily Rice (CUNY CSI), and Kelle Cruz (CUNY Hunter
College), Jackie Faherty (Carnegie), Charles Liu (CUNY CSI), and
Michael Cushing (University of Toledo). Joe is now at Research and
Instrument Analyst at the Space
Telescope Science Institute
in Baltimore, Maryland.

CUNY Astro Graduate students won AAS International Travel Awards – January 2016

Paige Giorla (Grad Center) and Joe Filippazzo (Grad Center) won AAS International Travel Awards to attend the Cool Stars 19 conference this summer in Sweden.

CUNY Astro student awarded Chambliss prize – January 2016

Ellie Schwab (CCNY, AstroCom) won a Chambliss Award for her poster presentation about young brown dwarfs at the American Astronomical Society meeting this January. The poster is coauthored by fellow AstroCom student Victoria DiTomasso (Hunter) and their advisors, Adric Riedel (Caltech), Emily Rice (College of Staten Island), Kelle Cruz (Hunter), and Jackie Faherty (Carnegie).

CUNY Astro women attended CUWiP- January 2016

Fwd: Fwd: CUWiP poster award
Fwd: CUWiP poster award

CUNY Astro students participated in the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Wesleyan University. Betsy Hernandez (Hunter) won an Outstanding Poster Prize. The poster was coauthored by her research advisors Ari Maller (CityTech), Barry McKernan (BMCC), and Saavik Ford (BMCC).

CUNY Astro participated in AAS 227 – January 2016

CUNY Students at AAS227

CUNY Astro students were out in force at this year’s winter meeting of the Americal Astronomical Society. Notably, eight CUNY undergraduates and two grad students gave poster presentations and Joe Filippazzo gave his dissertation talk. CUNY was also particularly well represented at the Hack/Maker Day.

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