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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.