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CCNY Honors Noted Alum Walter Mosley, ’91MA

September 24, 2014 | City College

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.

Why Natural Networks Are More Stable Than Man-made Networks

September 24, 2014 | City College

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.

CCNY Launches Chinua Achebe Legacy Series

September 22, 2014 | City College

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.

CCNY Awards Nine President’s Community Scholarships

September 22, 2014 | City College

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.

CPS Fall Offerings Include Construction Management

September 18, 2014 | City College

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.

CCNY Hosts Harlem Ready!

September 17, 2014 | City College

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.

Oxides Discovered by CCNY Team Could Advance Memory Devices

September 17, 2014 | City College

The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers at The City College of New York led by chemist Stephen O’Brien have discovered new complex oxides that exhibit both magnetic and ferroelectric properties.

CCNY Analysis Explains Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics

September 12, 2014 | City College

Applying analyses designed by City College of New York biologist Mike Hickerson, a team of international researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds ended up in the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest extending from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America. It is home to the most bird species on Earth.

CCNY Marks Jonas Salk Centenary, October 23

September 11, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, one of its most distinguished alumni, with a symposium 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, on the CCNY campus.

Chemists Discover Way Nose Perceives Common Class of Odors

September 10, 2014 | City College

Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected chemical strategy employed by the mammalian nose to detect chemicals known as aldehydes.

CCNY Named among Best Regional Universities for 2015

September 9, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York is the number one Regional University in the North for racial and ethnic diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report 2015 rankings. City College offers the most enriching learning experiences where “students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from a different ethnic group from their own.”

Bolivar Awards for CCNY’s Cintrón and Mercado

September 9, 2014 | City College

City College of New York administrator Doris Cintrón and Juan Carlos Mercado, a dean and author, will receive Simon Bolivar Career Achievement awards Thursday, October 2, from CCNY’s Latino Alumni group. They will be honored at the group’s seventh annual awards dinner for their services to the Latino-American community and the City of New York. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the faculty dining room, third floor, North Academic Center, on the City College campus.

CCNY Professor Wins 2014 American Book Award

September 3, 2014 | City College

“Searching for Zion” (Grove Press, 2014), the critically acclaimed work by City College of New York Associate Professor of English Emily Raboteau, has won the 2014 American Book Award. Professor Raboteau will receive the award October 26 at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco, Calif.

CCNY Team Defines New Biodiversity Metric

August 28, 2014 | City College

To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today’s patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism.”

CCNY Researchers Receive $5 Million in Federal Grants

August 26, 2014 | City College

More than $5 million in federal research grants has been awarded to four City College of New York researchers in the interdisciplinary CUNY Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies.

NY State OKs CCNY Start-Up Plan

August 26, 2014 | City College

State officials have approved The City College of New York’s plan for implementing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Start-Up New York initiative at CCNY.

CCNY Study Redefines Ecological Model

August 26, 2014 | City College

In a study that could alter traditional notions in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, three City College of New York researchers present results indicating that competition between two species can lead to the geographic isolation of one of them. The finding by biologists Eliecer E. Gutiérrez, Robert A. Boria and Robert P. Anderson is the cover story in the August issue of the Swedish-published journal “Ecography” under the title, “Can biotic interactions cause allopatry? Niche models, competition, and distributions of South American mouse opossums.”

New Summer Titles By CCNY Faculty Authors

August 22, 2014 | City College

“Zone Morality,” philosophy Professor David Weissman’s seventh book since 2000, is one of several titles by City College of New York faculty this summer and fall. The 128 page hardcover published by Walter De Gruyter, Inc. describes systems – families and businesses – created by the causal reciprocities of their members.

Four CCNY PhD Students Awarded U.S. DoE Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | City College

Four PhD students at The City College of New York have been awarded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE). The fellows, who will receive need-based support including a stipend of up to $30,000 annually from the second year of their respective programs, are:

Jared Bass (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)
Jose Cobo (biochemistry)
Silas Hartley (biochemistry)
Alicia Sponholz (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)

Brainwaves Can Predict Audience Reaction

July 30, 2014 | City College

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor.