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Four CCNY PhD Students Awarded U.S. DoE Fellowships

July 30, 2014 | City College

Four PhD students at The City College of New York have been awarded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowships for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE). The fellows, who will receive need-based support including a stipend of up to $30,000 annually from the second year of their respective programs, are:

Jared Bass (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)
Jose Cobo (biochemistry)
Silas Hartley (biochemistry)
Alicia Sponholz (molecular, cellular and developmental biology)

Brainwaves Can Predict Audience Reaction

July 30, 2014 | City College

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor.

Five CCNY Students, Alum, Awarded U.S. Geological Survey Internships

July 28, 2014 | City College

Elizama Pons-Montalvo, a geology major at The City College of New York, is working this summer at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. She is helping to investigate the impact of Hurricane Sandy under the USGS’s 2014 Summer Internship Program.

CCNY Hosts American Advertising Federation AdCamp for Second Year

July 21, 2014 | City College

AdCamp, an exclusive program established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to introduce high school students of diverse backgrounds to advertising and communications professions, returns to The City College of New York, July 27 – August 1.Nineteen top students from around the nation, including Chicago, Mexico City and Fayetteville, Ga., were selected by the AAF for the camp following a competitive application process.

New CCNY STEM Program Preps NYC HS Students

July 3, 2014 | City College

Twenty-six high school students from the five boroughs are spending summer at The City College of New York gaining research experience in STEM fields.

City College Campaign Tops $500 Million

June 26, 2014 | City College

A year ahead of its target date, The Campaign for The City College of New York has raised more than half a billion dollars, President Lisa S. Coico announced Tuesday night.

Kay Atanda, ’14, Awarded Pickering Fellowship

June 23, 2014 | City College

Oluwadamisi “Kay” Atanda, a City College of New York 2014 graduate, has been awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Mr. Atanda, who received a BA in political science from CCNY, summa cum laude, is one of 40 college graduates nationwide selected for the program, which prepares candidates to become members of the U.S. Foreign Service.

Americas Film Festival of New York Debut ‘Huge Success’

June 19, 2014 | City College

Inaugural season for City College CWE cultural project draws 600 participants for four days of screenings, panels and events

Close to 600 people attended the inaugural Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The four-day festival, June 2 – 5, presented feature-length and short films from 10 countries in the Western Hemisphere plus panels and other events. The event was a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE).

Unmet Dental Care Needs Prevalent Among Older Adults

June 6, 2014 | City College

Nearly half needing to see a dentist don’t go due to financial, transportation or support network issues, study led by Sophie Davis professor finds

Nearly nine out of 10 older adults may need urgent dental care, however, just over half will see a dentist in a timely manner, a study of residents in naturally occurring retirement communities in New York City finds. Affordability, transportation and organizational issues were the biggest barriers to treatment, said lead author Theresa Montini, an assistant medical professor at The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

Lance Brown’s Urban Design Book Revised, Re-Released

June 5, 2014 | City College

Spitzer School professor and co-author see design as tool to manage demographic, economic and climatic changes

Wiley has released the second edition of “Urban Design for an Urban Century,” co-authored by Lance Jay Brown, ACSA Distinguished Professor Of Architecture in City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture. The book, co-written with David Dixon FAIA, offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design and an analysis of the forces that shaped it from the dawn of city building to today. It also examines contemporary theory, core principles and strategies for moving forward.

CCNY Class of 1964 Gives Record $3 Million Class Gift

June 2, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York Class of 1964 has raised $3 million for its 50th anniversary reunion class gift. This is the largest class gift in City College history, according to the City College Fund, which organizes the College’s class reunions.

Colin Powell School Marks Psychology Dept.’s 75th Anniversary

June 2, 2014 | City College

June 5 symposium explores how social messages impact understanding of ourselves and others

On Thursday, June 5, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York will cap a year of events celebrating the 75th anniversary of its Psychology Department. “The Social World and the Meaning of the Message: A 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Psychology Department of the Colin Powell School,” a half-day symposium, examines the evolution of social messaging and the role it plays in social justice, politics and our understanding of ourselves.

CCNY Alumni Present Service Awards June 12

May 29, 2014 | City College

Christian Volkmann, associate professor in The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, will receive the Faculty Service Award from the Alumni Association of The City College of New York. The Association’s Administrative Staff Service Award will go to Yana Joseph, administrative manager in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts.

Rajan Menon Named Carnegie Council Global Ethics Scholar

May 27, 2014 | City College

Joins network of academicians from 15 countries on six continents supported by a platform of interactive multimedia resources

Rajan Menon, who holds the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science at The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, has been appointed a Global Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Reinvent Infrastructure Systems: Professor Hillary Brown

May 22, 2014 | City College

Her new book, ‘Next Generation Infrastructure,’ advocates system-level thinking and holistic approach to replacing aging public works

America’s aging infrastructure systems not only need replacement, they need to be reinvented, argues City College of New York Professor of Architecture Hillary Brown in “Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works.” Washington-based Island Press released the book earlier this month.

New Courses at City College in Bengali Gain Popularity

May 22, 2014 | City College

Bengali is spoken by more than a quarter billion people mainly in Bangladesh and the West Bengal region of India. At The City College of New York, not only is it the fourth most popular native language among students – behind English, Spanish and Chinese – but; undergraduates can now take a year of Bengali to fulfill their language requirement.

First Four President’s Community Scholars Graduate May 30

May 22, 2014 | City College

The first four City College of New York President’s Community Scholars will graduate May 30 as members of CCNY’s Class of 2014. City College President Lisa S. Coico established the scholarship program, which provides full tuition for high-achieving students from upper Manhattan, in 2010.

11 Teams Win $115K in City College Entrepreneurship Contests

May 20, 2014 | City College

$50,000 Kaylie Prize to GesTone for muscle tone assessment technology

GesTone, a technology using biosensors and smart detecting software to quantify and assess muscle tone, won the $50,000 Kaylie Prize for Hardware. It was the largest award of $115,000 in prize money distributed to 11 teams competing in three City College of New York entrepreneurship competitions this month that were run by the Zahn Innovation Center.

“Civil War 150” Exhibit at City College May 26 – June 16

May 20, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York hosts the traveling exhibit “Civil War 150,” May 26 through June 16. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, it will be on display in City College’s Cohen Library atrium located in the North Academic Center.

Mercedes Sosa Biopic Opens TAFFNY Film Festival

May 16, 2014 | City College

Four-day festival, June 2 – 5, led by CCNY’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, shares culture, language and stories of the Americas through film

Rodrigo H. Vila’s documentary “Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America” (“Mercedes Sosa: La voz de Latinoamérica”), will be the opening film for the inaugural The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The event, a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), runs June 2 – 5.