The City College of New York is pleased to announce that Alumni House, a limestone townhouse it owns in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights Historic District, will become part of the recently established Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Renovations to the building, located at the corner of Convent Avenue and W. 141st Street, are scheduled to begin early in 2014.
The City College of New York announced today that ten fourth-year students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education BS/MD program have been chosen to receive the Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarship, which awards $30,000 toward medical studies. They are the 34th cohort of scholars in the program, which was begun in 2000.
The City College of New York today announced the launch of a yearlong human rights forum that will bring together members of the City College and New York City communities to examine human rights issues through multiple lenses. The inaugural event will be a lecture by Dr. Eric D. Weitz, dean of humanities and the arts at City College, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, in the North Academic Center Ballroom on the City College campus.
On Monday, December 2, photos of more than 100 City College students who participated in the Project Speak Up Speak Out photo campaign will be displayed on a banner to be hung in the rotunda of the North Academic Center.
The hanging of the banner, which will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. that day, culminates a campaign begun during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October to increase awareness of domestic violence issues.
Self-taught fine artist Chrissy Pena has explored the beauty of life against all odds in her powerful exhibit “The Rhythm of My Colors,” currently on display at the City College Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE). The 20-piece framed pastel art installation runs through December 6 and is free and open to the public.
The City College of New York launches “Science and Society,” a yearlong lecture series, Thursday, December 5. Yale University historian Daniel Kevles will be the first speaker. His talk, “Genetics, Law and Human Rights,” will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 1/201, North Academic Center.
Widline Cadet in Haiti where the 2013 CCNY graduate is documenting the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake there as a Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellow.
The City College of New York School of Education is helping to increase the number of qualified bilingual teachers working in New York City schools, by offering a program leading to state certification to teach in English and an additional language. The new program, funded by the New York City Department of Education, is in its second year and is training an additional 40 – 45 in-service teachers a year to teach in more than one language.
The City College of New York is one of four colleges and universities awarded grants from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop design strategies to improve resiliency in coastal zones subject to flooding such as that caused by Hurricane Sandy. The CCNY project will focus on developing proposals for Jamaica Bay, a 31-square mile estuarine embayment located in Brooklyn and Queens.
The City College community will gather with the friends and family of Marshall Berman Friday, November 22, to pay tribute to Professor Berman, who passed away September 11. The tribute will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, and is free and open to the public.
Retha Powers, acting assistant director of City College’s publishing certificate program, has edited the first book to catalog more than 5,000 years of quotations attributed to black people. “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World,” published by Little, Brown and Co., goes on sale November 19.
Eleven local and regional artist explore the theme of an AIDS-free world in the exhibit “When Morning Comes: A World Without AIDS” opening at The City College of New York Wednesday, November 20. The presentation runs through December 20.
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York has rolled out the first prototype of a unique online tool to decode the various Spanish-language writing styles common in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Professor Johnny Luo leads NASA Flight to Hurricane Ingrid to Study How Convective Clouds Transport Pollutants
Do you want to work in human resources? Create your own cocktails? Bone up on your acting skills? City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies (CCNY CPS) has workshops beginning in November that can help you meet those goals.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to The City College of New York next month to highlight CCNY’s observance of World AIDS Day. The quilt will be on display December 2 – 4 at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), 7th Floor, 25 Broadway, and December 4 – 6 in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall on City College’s main campus at 160 Convent Avenue.
Advertising hall of famer and renowned concert pianist Roy Eaton, ’50, returns to his alma mater, The City College of New York, Thursday, November 21, to present a “Lunch with Leaders” talk to advertising and public relations majors. His topic will be “Music: a Tool for Transformation.” The event takes place 12 noon – 1:45 p.m. in Room 95, Shepard Hall, on the City College campus, located at 160 Convent Ave., Manhattan.
Members of the City College community – students, faculty and staff – participated in the ING New York City Marathon, held Sunday, November 3. In response to a request from the college Office of Communications and Marketing, nine CCNY marathoners submitted their finish times.
“Conversations with City,” a new breakfast series hosted by the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, is bringing the school’s mission of social research, expertise, learning, and leadership to a midtown setting. Held at the University Club, One W. 54th Street, New York, the events provide an open forum for experts, policy makers, community leaders and others attempting to meet the major challenges facing the nation and the world.
Four years, an astonishing 6,000 miles and nine pairs of shoes later, William Helmreich’s long walkabout around the Big Apple is over. And the result is “The New York Nobody Knows” (Princeton Univ. Press, Oct. 2013), the City College of New York sociologist’s 14th book that is being lauded by critics as the first sociological study of the city.