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CCNY’S “Presidential Conversations” Series Continues in 2015

December 17, 2014 | City College

The “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series at The City College of New York continues in 2015. Dr. Ana Carnaval, assistant professor of biology at CCNY whose research has helped developed a new biodiversity metric called “phylogeographic endemism,” is the third speaker in the series, Thursday, February 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Shepard 250. Her topic will be “Integrating Biology and Environmental Sciences to Understand Biodiversity Patterns in the Tropics.”

“Solar Roofpod” Returns Atop Spitzer School

December 16, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s student-designed “Solar Roofpod” is making a comeback atop the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture building. Envisaged as a solution to New York City’s energy and emission problems, the innovative structure had been in storage since placing second in the “People’s Choice Award” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall.

The first phase of its installation is nearing completion, allowing for its use as a classroom, living lab and lecture event space, hopefully in the spring semester, said Christian Volkmann, associate professor in the Spitzer School, who supervised its construction.

Senior Stephanie Petit-Homme Named Gilman Scholar

December 15, 2014 | City College

Stephanie Petit-Homme, a City College of New York senior with dreams of making a difference globally as a human rights lawyer, has been awarded a 2014 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. The political science and French double major will spend the spring semester at Université Paris VIII in France.

CCNY Psychologist Links Burnout and Depression

December 15, 2014 | City College

Research by City College of New York psychology Professor Irvin Schonfeld in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership suggests a strong connection between burnout and depression.

CCNY Study Brings Novel “Thync” Device Close to Fruition

December 12, 2014 | City College

To test a revolutionary device that has been the buzz of the scientific world in recent weeks, the startup Thync turned to City College of New York biomedical engineering Professor Marom Bikson. At his world-class neuromodulation lab in the Grove School of Engineering, Professor Bikson led a study that validated if the revolutionary device could change moods in a single session of use and keep them elevated over six weeks of use.

Honors Student Rwanda-Bound to Study Genocide Aftermath

December 8, 2014 | City College

Twenty years after the genocide there claimed more than 800,000 lives, Suprita Datta, a City College of New York undergraduate travels to Rwanda December 26 to study how post-conflict societies develop.

Paralegal Studies among CCNY CPS Winter Offerings

December 3, 2014 | City College

Do you want to learn a new skill and become more competitive in the job market? Then visit The City College of New York’s Continued and Professional Studies (CPS) program for its outstanding training opportunities.

Dominican Legacy Gala Honor for Angel Estévez

December 3, 2014 | City College

As part of its 20th anniversary gala, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) will Saturday, December 6, recognize City College Assistant Professor Angel L. Estévez and other standouts of Dominican heritage. Dr. Estévez and 21 high achievers will receive collector’s editions of the DSI’s “Dominican Blue Book” at the Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala 6:30 p.m. […]

CCNY and PS 161 Present “Little Mermaid,” December 11

December 1, 2014 | City College

In a co-production with nearby PS 161, The City College of New York graduate educational theatre program presents a public performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”, Thursday, December 11, at 6 p.m. The show at PS 161, located at Amsterdam Avenue and 133rd Street, Manhattan, will be preceded by a community potluck dinner at […]

CCNY, Standard Bank Launch New Program for Women Entrepreneurs

December 1, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to establish a program dedicated to supporting early-stage women entrepreneurs. The Standard Chartered Technology Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs begins in the spring 2015 semester with $575,000 in funding over two years from the bank

DSI Offers Mellon Fellowships to PhD Candidates

November 25, 2014 | City College

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” Takes 11th Place in Chem-e-Car Finals

November 17, 2014 | City College

“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.

CCNY Professor Conceives Social Deduction Games for Autistic Players

November 14, 2014 | City College

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.

Ad Club of New York Honors CCNY’s Khaled Hassan

November 13, 2014 | City College

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.

“Presidential Conversations” Series Schedule

November 4, 2014 | City College

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.”

Education Professor Amita Gupta to Speak at World Summit, November 5

October 30, 2014 | City College

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?”

Mo Yan’s Historic Rudin Lecture, November 10

October 29, 2014 | City College

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.

Sophie Davis Co-founder Awarded Calderone Prize

October 28, 2014 | City College

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.”

“Flying into the Hurricane”

October 28, 2014 | City College

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.

CCNY Alumni to Honor C. Virginia Fields & Friars Club

October 23, 2014 | City College

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.