The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) at The City College of New York has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to encourage more doctoral dissertations in Latino studies. The DSI is one of four institutions in the nation that will offer Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) Mellon Fellowships to PhD candidates next spring.
“Grover,” a car designed by chemical engineering students at The City College of New York, placed 11th in the 2014 AIChE Chem-e-Car finals in Atlanta Sunday, November 16. There were 35 vehicles in the competition at Georgia Tech from the United States, Canada, Poland, Qatar and Malaysia.
Social deduction board games have been a big hit with young adults ever since the first game, “Mafia,” was developed in 1986. Now City College of New York Electronic Design and Multimedia Associate Professor Ethan Ham has designed a workshop class to create games that teach social skills to players on the Autistic spectrum.
Khaled Hassan, an advertising and public relations major at The City College of New York, will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Advertising Club of New York at its 2014 awards ceremony Thursday, November 13, in Manhattan. The award is presented to a young deserving student in the field with a GPA of more than 3.2 GPA.
Five speakers are lined up for the year-long City College of New York “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series that begins with a presentation by architectural historian Marta Gutman Thursday, November 13 at 4 p.m. in Shepard 95 on the CCNY campus. Professor Gutman will talk about her book, “A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950.”
Dr. Amita Gupta, professor, early childhood education, in The City College of New York’s School of Education, will speak at the 2014 World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, November 5. The Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and author will contribute to the debate, “How Do We Best Prepare the Youngest Ones for School and Life?”
Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan will make history when he delivers the 2014 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at The City College of New York, Monday, November 10, at 5:30 p.m. His lecture, entitled “My Story,” will be entirely in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous translation in English. It will be the first Rudin Lecture in a foreign language since the program began, in 1996.
Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the Frank A. Calderone Prize, October 28, in Manhattan. The award ceremony at the Paley Center for Media included his lecture entitled, “The Political Future of Public Health in a Time of Demographic Change.”
Over the past two semesters during his sabbatical, City College of New York Earth and Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Z. Johnny Luo spent hundreds of hours on scientific flights studying cloud dynamics. On Thursday, October 30, photo images from his airborne missions go on display in the exhibit “Flying into the Hurricane: Science in Action” in the Marshak Café at CCNY. It runs through fall 2015.
Former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and the famed Friars Club will receive the 67th John H. Finley Award from The Alumni Association of The City College of New York at the New York Hilton November 6. In addition, seven City College alumni will receive Townsend Harris Medals. The awards will be presented at the association’s 134th Annual Dinner.
Dr. Nancy Kleckner, Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Biology at Harvard University, will present the 9th Annual Sharon Cosloy – Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in NAC 0/201. Her talk is titled “Chromosome Dynamics from Bacteria to Mammalian Cells.” The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.650.8499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City College of New York’s latest Nobel Laureate is Harlem-born and grew up in the South Bronx. John O’Keefe, the son of Irish immigrant parents and a 1963 City College graduate, won the Nobel Prize for medicine last week.
The City College of New York has received a $1,850,000 grant by a bequest of S Jay Levy through the Jerome Levy Foundation to establish the S Jay Levy Fellowship for Career Achievement. The grant will be used to help establish and sustain corporate partnerships for City College student internships.
Dr. John O’Keefe, a 1963 alumnus of The City College of New York, was today awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is CCNY’s tenth Nobel laureate, placing the institution among the top ranks of public colleges and universities nationwide.
Best-selling mystery writer Walter Mosley will receive the 2014 Langston Hughes Medal at The City College of New York’s Langston Hughes Festival, Friday, November 21. City College President Lisa S. Coico will bestow the award upon Mr. Mosley at 6:30 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Theatre, located in Aaron Davis Hall on the CCNY campus.
Interconnected natural networks, such as the ones formed by neurons in the brain, are known to be more stable and resilient to failure than networks created by humans, such as the Internet. Now, a group of international researchers led by City College of New York physicist Hernan Makse has uncovered why. Their findings could potentially lead to improved power grids and financial, biological and communication networks in the future.
Ghanaian artist Nicole Amarteifio will be the inaugural speaker in the Chinua Achebe Legacy Series debuting Tuesday, September 30, at The City College of New York. Presented by CCNY’s Black Studies Program, the series honors the late Nigerian writer, academic and critic whose first novel, “Things Fall Apart,” is the most widely read book in modern African literature.
Nine high-achieving students from upper Manhattan and the Bronx are the latest recipients of City College of New York President’s Community scholarships to study free at CCNY.
Continuing its legacy of empowering New Yorkers with new skills to better their lives, The City College of New York’s Office of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) presents several new classes and programs this fall.
Is Harlem prepared to respond to a large-scale emergency? The City College of New York’s WHCR 90.3FM Emergency Broadcast Team (WEBT), in partnership with Harlem Hospital Center, hosts the Second Annual Harlem Ready! Summit Wednesday, September 24, at the Harlem Hospital Center Herbert G. Cave Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.