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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.

Molecular Biologist Nancy Kleckner to Present Cosloy – Blank Lecture, Oct. 23

October 15, 2014 | City College

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 events@ccny.cuny.edu.

Harlem Native John O’Keefe Credits CCNY for Nobel Prize

October 14, 2014 | City College

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.

Critical Workforce Development Initiative Launched by CCNY

October 7, 2014 | City College

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.

John O’Keefe, Class of ’63, Wins Nobel Prize

October 6, 2014 | City College, The University

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.

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.