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Class of 2017 shines at CCNY

May 26, 2017 | City College

Annika Lüdke, a graduate of the Master’s Program in International Relations from the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, is one of the many outstanding members of the Class of 2017. After a stint as an au pair in the United States and an introduction to intercultural communications at a community college, Lüdke knew that small town life in Germany was not for her. So she made her way to The City College of New York.

CCNY-UTEP partner to produce next generation Latino professors

May 25, 2017 | City College

The City College of New York is partnering with the University of Texas at El Paso to educate the next generation of Hispanic professors in environmental sciences and engineering. Entitled “Collaborative Research: The Hispanic AGEP Alliance for the Environmental Science and Engineering Professoriate,” the five-year project is funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It begins July 1, 2017.

CCNY BIC trio wins LAGRANT Foundation national scholarships

May 23, 2017 | City College

Charisse Holder, Sean Feol-Baugh and Erica Lopez, all from The City College of New York’s Masters in Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) program, are recipients of 2017 LAGRANT Foundation scholarships. The scholarships support students from ethnically diverse backgrounds pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and public relations. Twenty graduate students nationally have been honored by the Los Angeles-based LAGRANT Foundation (TLF).

Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan

May 19, 2017 | City College

The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. Yet despite this similarity and the amazingly Earth-like landscapes of Titan complete with valleys, lakes, and mountains, researchers led by City College of New York geologist Benjamin Black report new evidence that the origins of the topography there and on Mars are different from on Earth.

City College announces 2017 commencement speaker

May 18, 2017 | City College

Vivek Tiwary, the Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and New York Times best-selling author, is the guest speaker at The City College of New York’s 171st Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 2. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. on CCNY’s South Campus Great Lawn, 135th St. and Convent Ave., Manhattan.

CCNY’s BIC team wins Gold Pencil again at One Show

May 18, 2017 | City College

For the second year in a row, a team from City College of New York’s Master’s Program in Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) is a GOLD Pencil Winner at The ONE Show’s 2017 Young Ones Competition, one of the most prestigious student advertising, interactive and design competitions in the industry. Enmanuel Vargas, Yulia Lesnichaya, Surabhi Govindarajan and Tung-Han Lin won for their partnership proposal “VIDEALL.”

CCNY Grad Rausan Borujerdi wins top foreign service fellowship

May 17, 2017 | City College

Rausan Borujerdi, a 2016 graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, is the recipient of a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. The political science major is one of 20 stellar graduates nationwide selected for the program, which prepares candidates to become members of the U.S. Foreign Service.

CCNY-led team breaks down social networking behavior

May 16, 2017 | City College

New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks. The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies.

CCNY Landscape architecture student is Olmsted Scholar finalist

May 15, 2017 | City College

Ruth Nervig, an M. Arch major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is a 2017 National Olmsted Scholars Program finalist. The honor is for her thesis project on drinking water and hydraulic infrastructure in southern Senegal. The Olmsted Program is the premier national award and recognition program for landscape architecture students.

Bikesharing affecting bus ridership in NYC, says CCNY-Columbia study

May 11, 2017 | City College

Bus riders in New York City may now be opting to use bikeshare, according to a new study co-written by City College of New York Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood. This is the key finding of her peer-reviewed research study with Columbia University’s Kayleigh Campbell that was recently featured on the Atlantic’s CityLab website.

Academic Architecture at CCNY: The Post Legacy

May 10, 2017 | City College

“Adspice” – look to the Past. “Respice” – look to the Present. “Prospice” – look to the Future. The motto of the great seal of The City College of New York comes to life in a stroll down the Lincoln corridor in Shepard Hall, where the City College Archives presents a never-before assembled visual history of CCNY, from our origins on 23rd Street to the magnificent new advanced research buildings that opened on our campus in 2015.

CCNY, TechnoVax translational research leads to potential Zika virus vaccine

May 10, 2017 | City College

Preclinical results of research by City College of New York scientists and TechnoVax, Inc. in animal models demonstrate favorable outcomes in developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The results were announced by Tarrytown, New York-based TechnoVax, a biotechnology developer of novel vaccines whose proprietary virus-like particle (VLP) is the center of the research.

Internet pioneer, star journalist, education reformer top CCNY commencement honors

May 8, 2017 | City College

Robert E. Kahn, ’60, a “father of the Internet,” award-winning TV reporter David Diaz, ’65, and noted education reformer Deborah Meier will receive honorary degrees at The City College of New York’s 171st Commencement Exercises, June 2. The awards are in recognition of their professional accomplishments.

CCNY celebrates Egungun masquerade festival

May 5, 2017 | City College

The City College of New York’s Black Studies Program presents Celebrating the Ancestors: EGUNGUN in the Afro-Atlantic World on May 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Aaron Davis Hall. The festival celebrates Yoruba people from Nigeria and across the African Diaspora.

CCNY Sophomores receive 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships

May 5, 2017 | City College

Sophomores David Dam and Junior Duplessis are 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Fellows at The City College of New York. The Watson Fellowship program provides summer internships, professional development opportunities and mentoring for outstanding undergraduate students from select New York City colleges and universities.

$150K in awards to CCNY startups in Zahn competition

May 5, 2017 | City College

Student startups pitching innovations from a device that gauges the movement of people with neurological diseases to a “computer garden” are among the grand prize winners in the Zahn Innovation Center’s 2017 venture competition at The City College of New York. The budding inventor/entrepreneurs earned $150K in prizes to use towards their businesses.

CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

May 5, 2017 | City College

Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers, LEDs and solar cells. City College of New York researchers have now demonstrated a new class of artificial media called photonic hypercrystals that can control light-matter interaction in unprecedented ways.

Oriol Brull Named 2017 Art Stevens PRSA N.Y./CCNY Scholar

May 4, 2017 | City College

Oriol Brull, a student in the Advertising/Public Relations Program at The City College of New York, has been named the 2017 Art Stevens PRSA-NY/ CCNY Scholar for Excellence in Public Relations. He will receive a $5,000 scholarship for his continued study at CCNY during his senior year. This year marks the 10th year that Art Stevens has funded this scholarship to support rising talent.

CCNY English Professor Pamela Laskin talks politics and literature

May 3, 2017 | City College

City College of New York English Professor Pamela Laskin presents “Politics and Social Issues in Young Adult Literature,” as part of the Conversations in Engaged Scholarship series. The presentation is Thursday, May 4, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium.

Dr. Lonnie Smith headlines CUNY Jazz Festival at CCNY

April 28, 2017 | City College

Hammond organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith plays two concerts at the CUNY Jazz Festival May 4 -5 at The City College Center for the Arts. The two-day festival includes free master classes with saxophonist Jon Gordon and vocalist René Marie, and performances by student ensembles from CUNY schools.