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CCNY research gleans climate change insight from lizard genome

July 20, 2016 | City College

Using genomic data from three lizard species, City College of New York-led researchers gleaned insights not available before on the impact of climate change on the distribution of animal populations in South American forests. The findings improve ways of modeling the distribution of biodiversity in the past and future.

CCNY’s Elisa Riedo co-inspires new magnetic microchip technology

July 14, 2016 | City College

Innovative technology co-inspired by physicist Elisa Riedo of The City College of New York for developing new magnetic microchips is raising hopes for the manufacture of nanosized sensors, memories and microprocessors.

New ORCA fellows archive George Lois collection at CCNY

July 13, 2016 | City College

For the five City College of New York undergraduates, summer doesn’t get better than this: 10 weeks spent archiving the George Lois collection gifted to City College by the legendary art director, designer and ad man, while receiving a $3,000 stipend each.

City College remains one of America’s Top Colleges, says Forbes

July 11, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York remains one of the nation’s leading education institutions, according to Forbes magazine’s 2016 America’s Top Colleges rankings. For the third consecutive year, CCNY is ranked in the top 100 in the Northeast and is #62 among public colleges across the country. In New York City, CCNY is ranked among the top 10 schools at #6. Overall, the college is #228 nationally.

CCNY founder Townsend Harris remains Japanese hero

July 8, 2016 | City College

Nearly 170 years after he founded The City College of New York and went on to forge U.S.-Japan relations, the lure of Townsend Harris continues in the Far East. Since 1986, top civic officials from the Japanese city of Shimoda have been paying homage to Townsend with annual visits to City College.

CCNY’s Tzortziou LOA Lab studies the oceans of the Far East

July 6, 2016 | City College

Maria Tzortziou, associate professor of earth and atmospheric science at The City College of New York, was one of the lead scientists on the launch of Korea-United States Ocean Color (KORUS-OC) expedition, an 18-day oceanographic field campaign designed to tackle air-quality problems and capture coastal ocean dynamics in the East Sea and Yellow Sea. Comprised of scientists from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, CUNY, and other US universities and research centers, the crew of KORUS-OC sought further understanding of the oceans’ biology and biogeochemistry.

CCNY helps NYC Men Teach

July 6, 2016 | City College

A civic initiative to increase the proportion of minorities among New York City’s teaching ranks is taking shape – and the City College of New York’s School of Education is in the forefront of it.

Meet City College’s 2016 Great Grads

June 29, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s latest “Great Grads” list reflects CCNY’s remarkable diversity that has earned it a top ranking as one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. The thirteen standouts include CCNY’s stellar Yemeni-born Class of 2016 Salutatorian, a Fulbright Scholar from Sudan, an Italian artist pursuing an architectural career and an Afghani immigrant bound for medical school.

CCNY shares trove of Ravi Shankar lectures and performances

June 29, 2016 | City College

Before Ravi Shankar, whom George Harrison called the “godfather of world music,” became the internationally-recognized legend that he remains today, he was a City College of New York visiting professor.

City College student engineers complete first assessment mission in Nicaragua

June 29, 2016 | City College

Five members of The City College of New York’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter are back from Nicaragua after completing a week-long mission to address the water needs of a rural community there. Students Jian Cao, Andrea Iguina, Jillian Panagakos, Rodrigo Ulloa, and Isabel Zayas were accompanied to Tadazna by Dr. Kyle McDonald, Terry Elkes Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science, and the team’s travel mentor.

CCNY’s Grove and Colin Powell Schools co-sponsor Women in Leadership symposium

June 29, 2016 | City College

Associate Professor of Psychology Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith will connect her past with her present when she hosts a symposium, “Women in Leadership: Empowering Girls through Education and Training: Discussions from a Global Perspective” on July 9, 4:30 p.m., in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall.

Port Authority names Robert Paaswell to NYC bus terminal design jury

June 17, 2016 | City College

Dr. Robert E. Paaswell, Distinguished Professor in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is one of eight experts selected to pick a winning design for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Chleck family creates scholarship for science students

June 17, 2016 | City College

The Division of Science at the City College of New York is pleased to announce a generous six-figure gift from the Chleck Family Foundation for the creation of the Chleck Family Scholarship & Graduate Research Fellowship in Science.

CCNY president honors distinguished five at gala

June 15, 2016 | City College

Five distinguished supporters of The City College of New York are recipients of 2016 CCNY Presidential Awards. The honors were presented by Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of City College, at her annual Presidential Awards Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan.

CCNY Salutatorian Orubba Almansouri receives White House invite

June 10, 2016 | City College

Orubba Almansouri’s stirring salutatory speech at The City College of New York’s 170th Commencement Exercises wowed fellow graduates and guests including First Lady Michelle Obama. Now it’s earned her invitation to the White House for next week’s United State of Women Summit.

Five undergrads selected for CCNY-MSKCC Summer Learning Lab

June 10, 2016 | City College

Five City College of New York undergraduates — Maria Chaname, Christian Kadima, Angel Morquecho, Valeria Serrano and Emily Zheng — will participate in a five-week program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in June and July. The students will study medical interpreting and be mentored as they work on individual, specialized projects involving translational cancer health disparities throughout New York City.

“El ruiseñor y la noche” premieres at CCNY’s TAFFNY

June 7, 2016 | City College

The box office hit “El ruiseñor y la noche: Chavela Vargas canta a Lorca,” directed by Rubén Rojo, makes its New York premiere at The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY) on June 9. Screen time is 6:30 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes New York.

Pomp, circumstance and a send-off from Michelle Obama for CCNY’s Class of 2016!

June 7, 2016 | City College

Rousing, colorful, stirring and inspiring sum up The City College of New York’s memorable 170th Commencement Exercises. More than 8,000 people, including First Lady Michelle Obama and a large media turnout converged on the South Campus Great Lawn to salute the Class of 2016.

CCNY-inspired SEEK program celebrates 50 years of success

June 2, 2016 | City College

Fifty years later, City College of New York’s pioneering Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program continues to be a pathway to success for many students that would otherwise have found a college education daunting.

CCNY economist joins White House “nudge team”

June 2, 2016 | City College

Associate Professor of Economics and Business Matthew Nagler joins a select group of academics from institutions around the country as a member of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team.