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Ntozake Shange wins Langston Hughes Medal

October 21, 2016 | City College

Ntozake Shange, the famed playwright and poet, is this year’s Langston Hughes Medal winner. The dramatist of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” joins a list of literary luminaries, including James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Walter Mosley, who have received the honor from The City College of New York.

CCNY students and distinguished alumni receive honors at annual gala

October 20, 2016 | City College

Sixty City College of New York students are recipients of Alumni Association scholarships for their outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships range from $1000-$5000 and can cover up to one year of the awardee’s tuition.

The students will receive their scholarships at the 136th Annual Alumni Dinner where co-anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly of “Good Day New York” on Fox 5 are recipients of The 69th John H. Finley Award, which recognizes exemplary dedicated service to the City of New York and the nation, while enhancing the quality of life of its people.

CCNY team develops analytics to predict poll trends

October 19, 2016 | City College

As the countdown continues to the Presidential polls, new analytical tools by physicists at The City College of New York promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with Twitter.

CCNY’s Lynn Appelbaum receives Hispanic PR group’s educator of the year award

October 17, 2016 | City College

Lynn Appelbaum, professor and director of The City College of New York’s Advertising/PR Program, is the winner of The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s inaugural BRAVO! PR Educator of the Year Award.

Grove School’s Chem-E-Car team makes it to nationals

October 14, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering students head to the AlChE national finals competition in San Francisco to present the “Iodinator-C8,” a chemical powered vehicle that for the first time in CCNY history won first place in the Mid-Atlantic regional competition.

Susham Bedi talk highlights ‘home’ theme in diasporic Indian literature

October 14, 2016 | City College

Over the centuries, generations of Indians have emigrated to parts of the globe as distant as Fiji, Trindidad and Guyana. Yet the big theme in Indian Diaspora literature over the years has been their original home, according to Susham Bedi, the Indian-born novelist, actress and academic.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13

October 13, 2016 | City College

MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13 WHAT:       Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, is visiting The  City College of New York’s ARPA-E project on biofuels. Housed in the CUNY Energy Institute at CCNY, the project has developed a highly efficient zinc- manganese rechargeable […]

Chilean literary great Carlos Franz leads CCNY’s Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa

October 12, 2016 | City College

Carlos Franz is one of the foremost Spanish-language writers in the world. He is the 2016 winner of the Biennial Mario Vargas Llosa Award for his latest book, “Si te vieras con mis ojos,” which is deemed the best novel published in 2014-2016.

CCNY startup joins Merck Accelerator in Kenya

October 11, 2016 | City College

Co-founders of VeriPAD, a startup launched at the Zahn Innovation Center by three City College of New York graduates, relocated to Nairobi, Kenya as part of the prestigious Merck KGaA Accelerator Program. The three-month program offers extensive funding, mentorship and technical support for budding entrepreneurs in healthcare in Africa.

CCNY awards 10 President’s Community Scholarships

October 7, 2016 | City College

Ten high-achieving students from the Bronx and Washington Heights are recipients of City College of New York President’s Community scholarships, which provide free tuition for undergraduate study.

City College receives $5.2m federal grant for major STEM upgrade

October 7, 2016 | City College

STEM education at The City College of New York is set for a quantum leap with the receipt of a $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year award to the only senior STEM campus in the CUNY system is for a project dubbed the CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM or “CiPASS.” Its main goals are to improve CCNY graduation and retention rates and increase the number of students receiving STEM degrees, particularly those from underrepresented groups

CCNY’s Americas Poetry Festival welcomes international poets

October 6, 2016 | City College

The third annual international and multicultural Americas Poetry Festival of New York (TAPFNY) welcomes 60 poets from 22 countries to share their works in 10 different languages. The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE) is a sponsor of the festival.

New Moxie Institute Invests in Creativity and Innovation at CCNY

October 5, 2016 | City College

A new $10 Million gift to the City College of New York from the Moxie Foundation will strengthen the College’s capacity to prepare students for creative problem solving in the 21st century. The gift will establish the Moxie Institute, a platform designed to support outside of the box thinking, experiential learning, and academic innovation throughout every discipline at CCNY. The ultimate goal of the gift is to empower students in every major with the realization that they are capable of creating significant change in the world.

CCNY’s English Language Institute attracts international students

September 30, 2016 | City College

The English Language Institute at The City College of New York prepares international professionals and students for the challenges of American colleges. Students from up to 25 countries frequently journey to CCNY to study in the institute run by Continuing and Professional Studies.

$4.27m grant boosts CCNY expert John Martin’s spinal cord injury research

September 30, 2016 | City College

For people with cervical spinal cord injuries, regaining hand function is the highest priority. Currently there are no effective treatments for people living with paralysis or profound weakness after SCI. A new $4.27 million grant to John Martin, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, from the New York State Department of Health is aimed at boosting research

Wall Street Journal trumpets CCNY’s remarkable diversity

September 29, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s renowned diversity is once again a big hit in national college rankings – by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education this time. Their 2016 rankings place City College at #2 for environment.

Attorney Stuart Katz gifts $1 million to CCNY

September 27, 2016 | City College

Thanks to a $1 million gift from attorney and distinguished alumnus Stuart Z. Katz, The City College of New York is establishing a new endowed professorship in the Division of Humanities and the Arts. The gift will be administered by The City College Fund.

Film graduate Yvonne Ng wins silver Academy Award medal

September 23, 2016 | City College

City College of New York M.F.A. in film graduate, Yvonne Ng, is the winner of this year’s Student Academy Awards® competition for her short film, “Cloud Kumo.”

Ng won the silver medal in the Alternative Category at the 2016 awards ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. She is the fourth Student Academy Award winner for the M.F.A. program in 10 years.

City College Center for the Arts celebrates the Langston Hughes legacy

September 22, 2016 | City College

Nearly 50 years after his passing, Langston Hughes is still recognized as one of America’s greatest writers. He’s revered as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance and an innovator of jazz poetry. On October 7, City College Center for the Arts celebrates Hughes’ enduring legacy in the Harlem community and beyond with a dramatic reading and signing of “Letters from Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond,” the most recent book of Hughes’ correspondence. The event begins at 6:45 p.m. in CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall. Click here for ticket information.

Educator Beverly Falk highlights pre-k study in new documentary

September 20, 2016 | City College

Professor Beverly Falk, director of the Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education, showcases “Walking Alongside the Learner: Curriculum in Yvonne’s Pre-K Classroom,” a short documentary about what high quality early learning looks like in early childhood education.