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CCNY observes Social Justice Week with Mexican Coalition

February 17, 2017 | City College

The City College of New York and New York University co-host discussions during Social Justice Week, Feb. 20-24, to commemorate The World Day of Social Justice in conjunction with the Mexican Coalition and the Central American University of Nicaragua.

CCNY White House intern urges peers to consider public service

February 17, 2017 | City College

City College of New York senior Troy Blackwell spent the last months of the Obama administration in Washington, DC, as a White House intern. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Ad/PR and political science double major encourages his City College peers to consider public service careers in a public conversation with them.

New twist by CCNY professor to old tale aims to build bridges, dismantle walls

February 16, 2017 | City College

In a modern rendition of a Shakespeare classic, City College of New York poet and author Pamela Laskin presents “Ronit & Jamil,” a Palestinian/Israeli “Romeo and Juliet” in verse for teenagers. The book appears from HarperCollins on Feb. 21 with a dramatic reading at the City College Center for the Arts Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Vivek Tiwary delivers CCNY’s Rudin Lecture, March 7

February 14, 2017 | City College

Vivek J. Tiwary, the best-selling New York Times author and Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, delivers the 2017 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at the City College of New York on Tuesday, March 7. His talk, 5:30 p.m. in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, is entitled “From Broadway to the Beatles: Achieving the Impossible with Historical Mentors.” It is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and here to RSVP.

Novelist Ru Freeman joins CCNY faculty

February 8, 2017 | City College

Ru Freeman, the Sri Lankan-born novelist, journalist and activist, whose work has been translated into numerous languages, is the latest high profile visiting professor in The City College of New York’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. The noted author of “On Sal Mal Lane,” a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, is teaching a course entitled “Turning the Personal into Fiction.”

CCNY Engineering Professor Marco Castaldi discusses the impact of waste

February 6, 2017 | City College

The City College of New York’s Marco J. Castaldi, associate professor of chemical engineering and director of the Earth Engineering Center, presents “Sustainable Waste Management: Impacts of Our Trash on Society.” Castaldi’s presentation is part of the Conversations in Engaged Scholarship series.

CCNY Spitzer School’s newly sponsored architectural studio

February 1, 2017 | City College

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York partners with CetraRuddy, an award-winning architecture, planning and design firm for the development of a newly sponsored architectural studio for students in the Master of Architecture Program.

Princeton Review names CCNY one of the “Colleges That Pay You Back” for third year running

January 31, 2017 | City College

Yet again, The City College of New York has been named one of the nation’s outstanding colleges for the high-value return it offers students on their investment in higher education, according to the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

Spring courses heat up at CCNY

January 27, 2017 | City College

As winter session comes to an end, City College of New York’s finest are gearing up for the spring. From policy issues to technical courses on coding, City College students have an abundance of new and unique courses to choose from.

Black History Month Events at CCNY

January 25, 2017 | City College

This year’s City College of New York Black History Month celebration includes a film festival with a question and answer portion, live entertainment, music and speakers, workshops as well as an ancestral history event. The events are presented by the Black History Month Committee.

BIC launches international Spanish speaking certificate course

January 23, 2017 | City College

The City College of New York’s BIC Program, in association with the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies, welcomed students from the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires to partake in the inaugural BIC Mini Intensive, a 56-hour international certificate course. Seven Spanish-speaking students spent one and a half weeks in New York City soaking up branding, advertising and design.

Colin Powell School receives Ban Ki-moon papers

January 18, 2017 | City College

As the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon oversaw major reforms on peacekeeping, pushed for action on global warming and tackled the Darfur conflict. Soon scholars, students and policy-makers studying his legacy will have access to his official papers on these and other actions, thanks to The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

NEH funds CCNY-based CUNY DSI’s study of Dominican music in the US

January 13, 2017 | City College

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York is embarking on another ground breaking digital project. A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will fund the first online study regarding the history of Dominican music in the United States.

CCNY Celebrates MLK, Jr. with Harlem-based middle school

January 9, 2017 | City College

In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., City College of New York students and staff honor the slain Civil Rights leader with CCNY’s annual MLK Day of Service. This year’s theme is “Why Do You Serve?” and partners CityServ with New York Cares and PS 194 for a day of community work.

CCNY Solar Roofpod’s sweet grant

January 6, 2017 | City College

After a bountiful fall harvest from a garden extension to The City College of New York’s award-winning Solar Roofpod come the bees. The nationally recognized rooftop project designed by students in CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture under the guidance of Professor Christian Volkmann, is the recipient of a Sponsor-A-Hive grant of honey bees from The Honeybee Conservancy. It is part of the conservancy’s mission to save bees.

CCNY faculty authors tackle imaging techniques, stress and Brooklyn

January 4, 2017 | City College

A reference book on new deep tissue imaging techniques; a text on work, stress and health; and a guide to Brooklyn by a pioneering sociologist who has walked every block of the borough. These are some of the latest publications by City College of New York faculty members.

Nine CCNY faculty members named CUNY Mellon diversity fellows

December 28, 2016 | City College

Nine City College of New York professors are recipients of Mellon Faculty fellowships designed to increase diversity and the retention rate of CUNY faculty. They will participate in the new CUNY Mellon Faculty Diversity Career Enhancement Initiative funded by a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

City College undergrads lead development of chemical method

December 27, 2016 | City College

Credit goes to a team of chemistry and biochemistry students at The City College of New York for enabling the identification of a new chemical “deprotection” technique.

CCNY architecture student Marina Santos wins AIA honor

December 22, 2016 | City College

Marina Santos of The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture is the winner of a 2016 American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) Student Award. The honor is for her project “Reach,” a design proposal for an art gallery at Brooklyn College.

CCNY’s Mikhal Dekel receives NEH faculty award

December 21, 2016 | City College

City College of New York English professor Mikhal Dekel, is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities faculty award for her book in progress “Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Uzbekistan and Iran.”