“The Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” City College of New York’s annual poetry festival, celebrates its 45th year May 12 with more than 150 participants from up to 50 schools and award-winning author and poet Jacqueline Woodson the guest of honor. The all-day, all-verse event, 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., is New York’s longest-running poetry celebration and will be held in the Marian An
City College of New York’s Chem-E- Car team is once again the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Mid-Atlantic champion. “Sulfurious,” CCNY’s latest entrant, beat out vehicles from 23 other schools to scoop first place in the regional Chem-E- Car competition at Rowan University for the second year running.
Nine of the best and brightest alumni of The City College of New York’s MFA creative writing program – all recently published authors — return to their alma mater April 3 to discuss their postgraduate success. “Life After the MFA: My Path to Publication,” a panel discussion moderated by English professor and award-winning novelist Emily Raboteau, starts 7 p.m. in Shepard Hall room 95. It is free and open to the public.
Shereese Trumpet, B Arch major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is one of 20 distinguished minority architects and designers featured in the “Say It Loud’ exhibition, which celebrates the creative work of distinguished black members of the National Organization of Minority Architects, New York Coalition of Black Architects.
Dan Wan, a student in The City College of New York’s civil engineering PhD program, is the winner of the University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year Award from the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center. Wan won for her thesis entitled: “Calibrating Safety Performance Functions for Intersections in New York City: Relaxing the Functions in Space.”
Gilda A. Barabino, Berg Professor and Dean of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the winner of the 2017 Pierre Galletti Award presented by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. AIMBE’s highest individual honor, it recognizes a member’s contributions to public awareness of medical and biological engineering, and to the promotion of the national interest in science, engineering and education.
A new City College of New York aid is making the inspection of laboratories easier. Recently copyrighted, The CUNY/CCNY Digital Lab Inspection Program is available to other CUNY colleges for use free of charge.
Alexandra (Sasha) Whittaker, an art history major in the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, is the recipient of a 2017-2018 Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Poland. She will spend nine months at Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM) in Poznań from this fall researching post-World War II Polish photography. Whittaker, who graduates from City College this June with a BA degree, will also take courses at the UAM Institute of Art History and study Polish.
City College of New York biologist Sally G. Hoskins is the 2017 recipient of the Genetics Society of America’s Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education. The award recognizes Hoskins’ role in developing and promoting the transformative CREATE (Consider, Read, Elucidate hypotheses, Analyze and interpret data, and Think of the next Experiment) method which is now a national model.
David Lohman, assistant professor of biology at The City College of New York, presents “Biodiversity Research in Tropical Asia: A Tale of Butterflies and Bureaucracy.” The talk, 4 -5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in City College’s Spitzer Auditorium, is part of the college’s Conversations in Engaged Scholarship series.
Now in its second year, the S Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders, a selective year-long professional and career development program, is proving a massive success offering The City College of New York’s brightest real-world job experience through summer internships. At the Summer Internship Opportunities Expo, fellows get to network with elite corporate internship sites to improve employment opportunity upon graduation.
Patricia A. Broderick, the CUNY School of Medicine professor also renowned as an inventor and researcher, is the recipient of the International Association of Top Professionals’ Lifetime Achievement Award. She will receive the Sapphire Diamond Crystal Tower at IAOTP’s annual gala at the end of the year.
Researchers at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute announce the development of a novel low cost, rechargeable, high energy density battery that makes the widespread use of solar and wind power possible in the future. It is based on manganese dioxide (MnO2), an abundant, safe and non-toxic material.
Nicole Dennis-Benn, whose hugely successful debut novel “Here Comes the Sun” earned several best book of the year awards in 2016, is the Chinua Achebe Legacy Series speaker at The City College of New York on Wednesday, March 8. Her talk, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the North Academic Center Ballroom, is free and open to the public. Click here to register.
Film historian and theorist Michael B. Gillespie’s launch of “Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film” (Duke University Press) tops the list of new publications by City College of New York faculty. An associate professor of film in the Division of Humanities and the Arts, Gillespie presents his book March 1 in a talk with author and film scholar Paula J. Masood, 6:30 p.m. in City College’s Shepard Hall room 250. Click here to RSVP.
Back from the institution’s inaugural study abroad program to India, City College of New York education majors are wasting no time applying their new Asian experience in the classroom.
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.
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.
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 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.