Arlae Castellanos’ solar power and energy education proposal for New York City high school earns her trip to Abu Dhabi, $50,000 to support her project
Arlae Castellanos, a junior at The City College of New York majoring in environmental economics through the CUNY BA program was a finalist for the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize. She traveled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 6th annual awards ceremony, January 20, and received $50,000 to support her project, which competed in the global high school category.
Artwork by seven nationally and internationally recognized African-American artists highlights “Shots, Strokes, Threads, Vol. 3,” the City College Black History Month art exhibit. The exhibit, which features Haitian art and work by CCNY SEEK students, as well, runs through February 28, and is on display in the Cohen Library Archives reading room, sixth floor, North Academic Center.
Approximately 200 student volunteers from The City College of New York and seven other New York area colleges are participating in The New York City Student Ancestry Project. The project kicked off Monday, February 3, at an event at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), where the students provided DNA cheek swabs for National Geographic’s Genographic Project.
Students to apply venerable materials for modern designs in contest sponsored by masonry contractors and bricklayers union
“It is important that you honor the material that you use,” architect Louis Kahn said in a 1971 talk to students at the University of Pennsylvania. Third-year students in City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture this semester will honor brick, the material Kahn used to make his point.
Dr. Vincent Boudreau is the first permanent dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York. The CUNY Board of Trustees approved his appointment at its January 27 meeting. Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, a professor of psychology, had been serving as interim dean since the school’s inauguration in April 2013.
Exhibit featuring artwork from ‘Harlem Globetrotters,’ ‘The Jackson 5ive” and ‘Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids’ opens February 5 at the Schomburg Center
The City College of New York is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles CCNY in its book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition” (Random House/Princeton Review), and on its website at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education’s 40th commencement ceremony for the Physician Assistant Program at Harlem Hospital Center will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 30, in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, on The City College of New York campus. The Class of 2014 has 28 students.
The City College of New York observes Black History Month with a rich array of activities that includes social events, film screenings, performances, lectures and more. Among the highlighted activities are:
The New York premiere of the documentary “Hate Crimes in the Heartland,” which examines two major racially motivated crimes 90 years apart in Tulsa, Okla., on February 4.
A performance by the acclaimed Batoto Yetu dance troupe, February 8 at Aaron Davis Hall.
The Fifth Annual “Is Hip Hop History” conference, February 27 – 28 at the Center for Worker Education at 25 Broadway.
“Building the Modern Gothic: George Post at City College,” an exhibit of digital reproductions of 45 original drawings by Mr. Post for his design of The City College of New York campus, will be on display February 3 through May 9 in the Atrium Gallery of City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. An opening reception will be held 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, February 3.
A book edited by Retha Powers, acting assistant director of City College’s publishing certificate program, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World” (Little, Brown and Co., 2013), is vying for the NAACP’s “Outstanding Literary Work” prize in the non-fiction category.
“Hate Crimes in the Heartland,” a new documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the United States each year, will have its New York premiere 6 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in Aaron Davis Hall on The City College of New York campus. Presented by the City College Center for the Arts, a reception and a talk with national and local civil rights leaders will follow the screening.
Approximately 40 City College of New York students will gather Monday, January 20, to give back to the community for CityServ’s Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. This year, CityServ has collaborated with FoodBank NYC to create a “Winter Wonderland.”
A new model by a team of researchers with The City College of New York’s Benjamin Levich Institute may shed new understanding on the phenomenon known as discontinuous shear thickening (DST), in which the resistance to stirring takes a sudden jump. Easily observed in a ‘kitchen experiment’ by mixing together equal amounts of cornstarch and water, DST occurs because concentrated suspensions of hard particles in a liquid respond differently than normal fluids to shear forces.
Its publication date is more than a month away, but Dr. Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Physics at The City College of New York, is already receiving rave reviews for his latest book, “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind.” The 400-page book, which probes the human brain and its immense potential, will be released by Doubleday February 25.
When City College of New York graduate history student Emilie Gruchow came upon an old, hand-written manuscript in a box at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where she works as an archivist, she knew what it was because she had read the printed version in class. What she – and the rest of the world – did not know for certain was the author’s identity.
The City College of New York will honor Robert Jackson, former New York City Council Member for District 7 in Upper Manhattan, Monday, January 13, for his long service to the community. The invitation-only event, “A Tribute to the Honorable Robert Jackson,” starts 5:30 p.m. in City College’s Faculty Dining Room.
Two standouts in The City College Grove School of Engineering’s biomedical engineering department have been accepted into the Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC (ELabNYC), a competitive six-month training and mentoring program run by the New York City Economic Development Corp. Zeynep Dereli-Korkut, a postdoctoral researcher, and Tanjin Panna, a graduating senior, are among 21 participants in the current ELabNYC cohort.
Dr. Debra Auguste, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, was one of 102 researchers chosen as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
The City College of New York’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) celebrated its 30th anniversary on a high note; it was named best chapter at the NSBE Region 1 conference, held November 23 in Hauppauge, N.Y. The recognition follows taking second place for retention programs at the NSBE national convention, held last March in Indianapolis.