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Burnout and depression: two entities or one? CCNY provides answer

October 19, 2015 | City College

Burnout and depression overlap considerably, according to the latest study on the subject led by psychology Professor Irvin S. Schonfeld of The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and his colleague, Renzo Bianchi, of the Institute of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The findings are based on a survey taken by 1,386 public school teachers, from pre-K to 12th grade across the United States, including New York, during the 2013-14 academic year.

CCNY research boosts optical fiber data speeds

October 16, 2015 | City College

In the latest advance to boost the speed of the Internet, a research team including, the City College of New York, University of Southern California, University of Glasgow, and Corning Incorporated, has demonstrated a way to increase the data speeds of optical fibers – considered the Internet’s backbone.

CCNY leads breakthrough study in 2D materials elasticity

October 14, 2015 | City College

Scientists working at City College of New York and the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center have helped to develop measurements in two-dimensional materials that hold great promise for nanotechnology applications. This research is considered “an important technological and scientific advancement,” according to the journal, “Nature Materials.”

CCNY’s Nancy Sohler talks research-based activism in healthcare

October 9, 2015 | City College

One of Dr. Nancy Sohler’s research interests in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York is examining barriers to accessing appropriate health care for underserved populations. She talks about her work in her Presidential Conversations lecture, “Empowering Future Healthcare Providers in Haiti: Medicine, Education, and Research,” Thursday, Oct. 15. The talk, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

CCNY hosts “A conversation with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and Alonso Cueto”

September 30, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s Cátedra Vargas Llosa, the first such resource in the United States, welcomes Spanish-language literary giants Mario Vargas Llosa and Alonso Cueto to a discussion on literature on Friday, Oct. 16. Entitled “A Conversation with Mario Vargas Llosa and Alonso Cueto,” the chat starts at 6:30 p.m. in City College’s Faculty Club and Dining Room. It is free and open to the public.

CCNY Historian Emily Greble receives Fulbright Award for book project

September 29, 2015 | City College

City College of New York historian and author Emily Greble is headed to Serbia on a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Award to research and write a book about Muslims in post-Ottoman Europe. She will spend spring 2016 working on the project entitled “Muslims on the Edge of Europe: the Making of a “European” Islam in the Balkans, 1878–1946.” The book analyzes Muslim life, politics, law, and culture in the post-Ottoman Balkans.

CCNY’s Spitzer School of Architecture hosts Landing Studio exhibit

September 22, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture presents “Landing Studio: It Still Takes 12 Days,” an exhibition of design work opening Thursday, Sept. 24 through April 15, 2016. The opening reception, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 24, includes a lecture by Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams, Landing Studio’s principal founders, in the Spitzer School’s Sciame Lecture Hall. The lecture starts at 6:30 p.m.

Structural biology supergroup converges on CCNY

September 21, 2015 | City College

Leading structural biology researchers from around the country take part in the opening symposium of two neighboring initiatives — the City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center Structural Biology Initiative and the City College of New York Center for Discovery and Innovation’s Structural and Molecular Biology Cluster — on Sept. 25.

CCNY Biologist David Lohman leads $2.5 million NSF-funded study on butterfly evolution

September 21, 2015 | City College

Dr. David J. Lohman, assistant professor of biology at The City College of New York, and his colleagues received $2.5 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative study to resolve the evolutionary history of all butterfly species. Entitled “ButterflyNet—an integrative framework for comparative biology,” the support is part of $12.3 million in NSF Genealogy of Life awards announced last week.

Zahn Center startup gets funding from Fortune 100 company

September 18, 2015 | City College

In a first for the Zahn Innovation Center, one of its startups received a significant investment from a Fortune 100 company.

Josh Weston ’50 presents President’s Lecture at CCNY, on Oct. 6

September 18, 2015 | City College

Josh Weston, a distinguished Class of 1950 alumnus and honorary chairman of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., will deliver the second President’s Leadership Lecture at The City College of New York on Tuesday, Oct. 6. He will talk in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Chantal Akerman feature tapped for New York Film Festival

September 17, 2015 | City College

“No Home Movie,” a motion picture directed by City College of New York Distinguished Lecturer and renowned filmmaker Chantal Akerman, has been selected for the 53rd New York Film Festival. It makes its U.S. premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Oct. 7-8. The Film Society is located in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in mid-Manhattan.

Nine high-achieving students receive CCNY community scholarships

September 16, 2015 | City College

Mehedi Mondal’s early years were challenging. Born in Brooklyn four weeks after his Bangladeshi immigrant parents arrived in New York, his father drove a cab while his mother worked as a cashier.

CCNY co-hosts Harlem Emergency Preparedness Day, September 22

September 14, 2015 | City College

For the third straight year, The City College of New York is partnering with Harlem Hospital Center in maintaining the community’s preparedness for any large-scale disaster. On Tuesday, September 22, the two institutions will co-host Harlem Emergency Preparedness Day in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Plaza, located at 163 West 125th Street in Manhattan.

City College remembers 9/11

September 11, 2015 | City College

Today, City College of New York faculty staff and students joined millions of Americans and people around the world in somber remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.

CCNY celebrates Latino Heritage Month

September 9, 2015 | City College

Culture events and discussions on issues facing Latino communities highlight City College of New York’s Latino Heritage Month activities, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, this year.

City College ranks among Best Regional Universities for 2016

September 9, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York has maintained its standing as one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse institutions. City College is second among regional universities in the north for ethnic and economic diversity, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2016 rankings.

ROTC at CCNY develops tomorrow’s leaders

September 4, 2015 | City College

The Reserve Officers Training Corps program at the City College of New York continues to grow, providing access and leadership training to 150 students from 17 City University of New York campuses.

Four CCNY undergraduates awarded Eisenhower fellowships

September 3, 2015 | City College

Four undergraduates in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering have been awarded 2015 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The awards total $30,000, which is the largest amount awarded to City College students in a single year by the program.

CCNY’S George John awarded Fulbright-Nehru Excellence Fellowship

August 31, 2015 | City College

Dr. George John, professor of chemistry at The City College of New York, has received a 2015-2016 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship. He will spend four months in India teaching and conducting research on a project titled “Introducing Materials Science to Managers through Biomimicry” at the LM Thapar School of Management, in Dera Bassi.