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Spataru T.,Columbia University | Fernandez F.,Hostos Community College | Sista J.W.,Columbia University | Spataru P.,Moldova Academy of Sciences | Povar I.,Moldova Academy of Sciences
Chemistry Journal of Moldova | Year: 2016

Geometry optimizations at the UBP86/6-311++G* level of electronic structure theory have been performed for DDT, β-hexachlorocyclohexane, and heptachlor organic polychlorides as well for their positive and negative ions. The HOMO composition of these neutral molecules show no participation of the carbon-chlorine atomic orbitals, while LUMO of the calculated molecules include a major contribution of the anti-bonding character atomic orbitals from the two or three carbon-chloride bonds of each calculated molecule. Consequently, the negative ions were the most sensitive structure during the geometry optimization, showing the carbon-chloride bonds cleaving during the electronic structure calculations. Further geometry optimization of the obtained neutral intermediate molecules after the first and second reducing by two electrons show that the electrochemical dehalogenation of the organic poychlorides is sequential.


News Article | May 8, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below. “New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adelphi University Alfred University Barnard College Canisius College Clarkson University Colgate University College of Mount Saint Vincent Columbia University in the City of New York Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY City College CUNY Hunter College CUNY Queens College Daemen College D'Youville College Fordham University Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobart William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Iona College Ithaca College Le Moyne College LIU Post Manhattan College Manhattanville College Marist College Molloy College Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Pace University-New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York Siena College St Bonaventure University St John's University-New York St Lawrence University Stony Brook University SUNY at Binghamton Syracuse University Union College University at Buffalo University of Rochester Vassar College Yeshiva University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adirondack Community College Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Clinton Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Kingsborough Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Schenectady County Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Akademos, Inc. announced today that it has partnered with The City University of New York, the nation’s leading urban public university, to provide online bookstore services that will give students access to a vast selection of low-cost textbooks along with a convenient, personalized ordering experience. Students from twelve CUNY colleges will be able to shop for textbooks in new, used, rental and eBook formats from any device using a custom-branded version of the mobile-optimized Akademos online bookstore. Students using Akademos’ proprietary peer-to-peer marketplace of over 100 million new and used textbooks will save an average of 60% off the list price of their course materials. “Governor Cuomo has announced an important initiative to make CUNY’s two- and four-year colleges tuition-free for many of New York’s middle class families. The partnership between CUNY and Akademos will further the Governor’s goal of affordability by addressing the rising cost of textbooks, a challenge CUNY students have been facing for some time,” said CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken. Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita Rabinowitz added: “Our experience shows that students who purchase their textbooks are more likely to succeed in their courses of study. I am delighted that we are addressing this textbook affordability barrier while helping all CUNY students. Our students and faculty have responded well to the value and service Akademos already provides four of our colleges, and we are pleased to extend this service to additional CUNY colleges.” After a competitive vetting and bidding process, CUNY selected Akademos as its exclusive vendor for online bookstore services. Akademos currently serves Queens College, John Jay College, Medgar Evers College and CUNY School of Law. Over the next year, eight additional CUNY colleges will transition to Akademos service, including: Hunter College, Brooklyn College, City College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, York College, School of Professional Studies, and Guttman Community College. Thereafter, remaining CUNY colleges may select and utilize Akademos’ services if they wish. “We are thrilled that CUNY selected Akademos as its exclusive online bookstore provider,” said John Squires, Akademos CEO. “We are eager to work with CUNY colleges to help lower the cost of learning materials, by providing students new low-cost choices from our broad supply of providers. In addition, our advanced faculty adoption software and curriculum consulting services will aid faculty in selecting innovative, high-quality materials for instruction that may further reduce costs for CUNY students and support the educational mission of the colleges.” To learn more about expanding affordable textbook options for students and online bookstore offerings for educational institutions, visit akademos.com. About The City University of New York The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847, the University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the CUNY School of Medicine, the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 274,350 degree-seeking students and 260,000 adult and continuing education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies. About Akademos Akademos offers customized, online bookstore services and solutions that support what’s most important to institutions. From full-service virtual bookstores to unique products supporting on-campus shops, Akademos delivers cost savings for students while providing administrators and faculty with critical control over the textbook adoption and delivery process. Akademos offers an innovative textbook marketplace, best-in-class eCommerce platform, eLearning solutions, and a unique adoption and analytics portal. The company’s comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service makes it the choice of leading institutions throughout the country. Akademos helps institutions deliver the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more at akademos.com.


News Article | November 23, 2016
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A ranking of the top collegiate Vocational & Trade Education Programs in New York has been released by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) for 2016-2017. Comparing data on student success and support services, program variety and nearly a dozen other qualitative and quantitative measures, the site highlighted a total of 64 colleges and universities for excellence in trade and vocational education in the state. Top scoring schools include SUNY Canton, Trocaire College, Farmingdale State College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Touro College, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College and SUNY Broome Community College. “U.S. Department of Labor projections show many trade and vocational industries growing at a faster-than-average rate through the year 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “New York provides an excellent learning environment for trade and vocational learners; over five dozen schools in the state are on our list for providing a top-quality education and a jump-start to a job with career placement and other success support programs.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools sets strict criteria for their rankings. Schools must qualify for the list by being regionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. For the Best Trade & Vocational Education Programs in New York list, the site also required schools offer career placement and counseling services to students. All qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on additional school-specific data, such as student-teacher ratios and financial aid offerings. For more details on the data and methodology used to determine the Best Trade & Vocational Education Programs in New York, and to view a complete list of schools and scores, visit: Two-year schools recognized on the Best Trade & Vocational Education in New York, 2016-2017 list: Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Jefferson Lewis BOCES - Practical Nursing Program Kingsborough Community College Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College Niagara County Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Schenectady County Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College Four-year schools recognized on the Best Trade & Vocational Education in New York, 2016-2017 list: College of Staten Island CUNY Culinary Institute of America CUNY Medgar Evers College CUNY New York City College of Technology Daemen College Farmingdale State College Hilbert College LIU Post Maria College Marist College Medaille College Mercy College Molloy College Morrisville State College New York Institute of Technology New York University Pace University - New York Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Pratt Institute - Main Rochester Institute of Technology SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Touro College Trocaire College Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Villa Maria College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


Norton J.R.,Columbia University | Spataru T.,Columbia University | Spataru T.,Hostos Community College | Camaioni D.M.,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | And 4 more authors.
Organometallics | Year: 2014

The kinetics of the hydrogenation of 2 CpCr(CO)3 •/[CpCr(CO)3]2 to CpCr(CO)3H has been investigated. The reaction is second-order in Cr and first-order in H2, with a rate constant (if the rate law is written with [CpCr(CO)3•]2) of 12(2) M-2 s-1 at 25 °C in benzene. DFT calculations rule out a side-on H2 complex as an intermediate and suggest either (1) homolytic cleavage via a collinear Cr-H-H-Cr transition state or (2) end-on approach of H2 to one Cr as charge is transferred to the other, followed by heterolytic cleavage of the coordinated H2 between the first Cr and the O of a carbonyl ligand on the second Cr, and eventual isomerization of the resulting O-protonated intermediate to CpCr(CO)3H. © 2014 American Chemical Society.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of New York for 2017. More than 70 schools were ranked overall, with Columbia University, New York University, Cornell University, Syracuse University and University at Buffalo coming in as the top four-year schools. Among two-year schools, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Genesee Community College and Tompkins Cortland Community College earned top spots. “College-bound students have many options for post-secondary education in New York state, but they don’t necessarily need to travel to a campus to be successful,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on this list are strong examples of what today’s online learning is all about: providing quality education to enhance student success outside of a traditional classroom environment.” Schools on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included: each must be institutionally accredited and be classified as public or private not-for-profit. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes cost and financial aid, variety of program offerings, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates, employment services and more. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: New York’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Adelphi University Canisius College Clarkson University Columbia University in the City of New York Concordia College-New York Cornell University CUNY Graduate School and University Center CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dominican College of Blauvelt D'Youville College Fordham University Hofstra University Ithaca College Jewish Theological Seminary of America Keuka College LIU Post Marist College Medaille College Mercy College Metropolitan College of New York Mount Saint Mary College New York Institute of Technology New York University Niagara University Nyack College Pace University-New York Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York St. Bonaventure University St. John's University-New York St. Thomas Aquinas College Stony Brook University SUNY at Albany SUNY at Binghamton SUNY Buffalo State SUNY College at Brockport SUNY College at Oswego SUNY College at Plattsburgh SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi SUNY Empire State College SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome SUNY Maritime College SUNY Oneonta Syracuse University The College of Saint Rose The New School The Sage Colleges New York’s Best Two Year Online Schools for 2017 include the following: Bramson ORT College Cayuga Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


Pan Y.,City College of New York | Pan Y.,The Graduate Center, CUNY | Bai H.,Columbia University | Pan L.,City College of New York | And 7 more authors.
Journal of Materials Chemistry | Year: 2012

We report a simple method to synthesize monodisperse hydrophobic PbTe quantum dots followed by a stability study of the as-synthesized quantum dots in air. We provide evidence that air-stable PbTe quantum dots can be synthesized using this method. PbCl2 complexed with oleylamine was used as the Pb precursor. Tellurium powder dissolved in tri-n-octylphosphine was used as the Te precursor. Oleylamine was used as the only capping ligand. The size and shape of the PbTe quantum dots were controlled by changing variables such as injection temperature, growth temperature, and growth time. Both Pb to oleylamine and Pb to Te feed mole ratios have been examined to obtain the optimal synthetic conditions. The PbTe quantum dots can be changed from hydrophobic to hydrophilic through ligand exchange using 4-mercaptopyridine to replace oleylamine as the capping ligand. The colloidal PbTe quantum dots were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, selected area X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, FT-IR spectrometer, 31PNMR spectrometer, and powder X-ray diffraction. The sizes of the PbTe quantum dots synthesized ranged from 2.6 nm to 14.0 nm with a relative standard deviation of ∼5.6 to 9.1%. The shape of the PbTe quantum dots was either spherical (<∼9 to 10 nm) or cubic (>∼9 to 10 nm). © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012.

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