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City College celebrates CUNY Month with November events

November 2, 2016 | City College

Autumn leaves fall as City College of New York students scurry to classes enticed by exceptional programs, research and faculty. As the foliage turns from green to orange and yellow, exciting events are popping up all around CCNY’s beautiful campus in celebration of CUNY Month this November.

Ashton Carter hails CCNY’s military contributions

November 1, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York is often touted for its academic excellence, outstanding research and remarkable diversity. Now U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter is saluting its military legacy.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces next link to “Force of the Future” in CCNY address

October 31, 2016 | City College

United States Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter speaks at The City College of New York to announce the next link to the “Force of the Future.” This is an initiative to modernize and expand how the Defense Department recruits, develops and retains service members and civilian employees.

CCNY develops new educational partnership with DC 37

October 28, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, originally founded by educators and union leaders, is collaborating with District Council 37, New York City’s largest public employee union, to offer basic computer courses to members.

CCNY study abroad program expands to India

October 28, 2016 | City College

From Brazil and Seoul to Israel and Barcelona, The City College of New York offers many exotic and attractive study abroad destinations for students. Now add India to the mix. The Indian sub-continent is the latest international location to host City College students keen on broadening their horizons.

CCNY’s George John earns fellowship to Royal Society of Chemistry

October 26, 2016 | City College

Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry is bestowing Fellowship status on City College of New York researcher George John – the second City College professor honored such this year. Mahesh Lakshman, vice chairman of CCNY’s department of chemistry and biochemistry, was inducted this fall.

Trick-or-treat for Harlem community kids at CCNY

October 24, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s Undergraduate Student Government welcomes the Harlem community to the annual Harlemween party where children and teenagers trick-or-treat throughout the North Academic Center Ballroom for a night of scares.

CCNY School of Education professors receive $2.6M grant for TESOL certification project

October 24, 2016 | City College

Professors Nancy Stern and Tatyana Kleyn, of the School of Education at The City College of New York, are recipients of a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. The grant, which is in partnership with New Visions for Public Schools, will provide education to certified subject-area high school teachers in New York City to support emergent bilingual students (English language learners) in their classrooms.

Ntozake Shange wins CCNY’s Langston Hughes Medal

October 21, 2016 | City College

Ntozake Shange, the famed playwright and poet, is this year’s Langston Hughes Medal winner. The dramatist of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” joins a list of literary luminaries, including James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Walter Mosley, who have received the honor from The City College of New York.

CCNY students and distinguished alumni receive honors at annual gala

October 20, 2016 | City College

Sixty City College of New York students are recipients of Alumni Association scholarships for their outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships range from $1000-$5000 and can cover up to one year of the awardee’s tuition.

The students will receive their scholarships at the 136th Annual Alumni Dinner where co-anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly of “Good Day New York” on Fox 5 are recipients of The 69th John H. Finley Award, which recognizes exemplary dedicated service to the City of New York and the nation, while enhancing the quality of life of its people.

CCNY team develops analytics to predict poll trends

October 19, 2016 | City College

As the countdown continues to the Presidential polls, new analytical tools by physicists at The City College of New York promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with Twitter.

CCNY’s Lynn Appelbaum receives Hispanic PR group’s educator of the year award

October 17, 2016 | City College

Lynn Appelbaum, professor and director of The City College of New York’s Advertising/PR Program, is the winner of The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s inaugural BRAVO! PR Educator of the Year Award.

Grove School’s Chem-E-Car team makes it to nationals

October 14, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering students head to the AlChE national finals competition in San Francisco to present the “Iodinator-C8,” a chemical powered vehicle that for the first time in CCNY history won first place in the Mid-Atlantic regional competition.

Susham Bedi talk highlights ‘home’ theme in diasporic Indian literature

October 14, 2016 | City College

Over the centuries, generations of Indians have emigrated to parts of the globe as distant as Fiji, Trindidad and Guyana. Yet the big theme in Indian Diaspora literature over the years has been their original home, according to Susham Bedi, the Indian-born novelist, actress and academic.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13

October 13, 2016 | City College

MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz tours CCNY biofuels project, Oct. 13 WHAT:       Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, is visiting The  City College of New York’s ARPA-E project on biofuels. Housed in the CUNY Energy Institute at CCNY, the project has developed a highly efficient zinc- manganese rechargeable […]

Chilean literary great Carlos Franz leads CCNY’s Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa

October 12, 2016 | City College

Carlos Franz is one of the foremost Spanish-language writers in the world. He is the 2016 winner of the Biennial Mario Vargas Llosa Award for his latest book, “Si te vieras con mis ojos,” which is deemed the best novel published in 2014-2016.

CCNY startup joins Merck Accelerator in Kenya

October 11, 2016 | City College

Co-founders of VeriPAD, a startup launched at the Zahn Innovation Center by three City College of New York graduates, relocated to Nairobi, Kenya as part of the prestigious Merck KGaA Accelerator Program. The three-month program offers extensive funding, mentorship and technical support for budding entrepreneurs in healthcare in Africa.

CCNY awards 10 President’s Community Scholarships

October 7, 2016 | City College

Ten high-achieving students from the Bronx and Washington Heights are recipients of City College of New York President’s Community scholarships, which provide free tuition for undergraduate study.

City College receives $5.2m federal grant for major STEM upgrade

October 7, 2016 | City College

STEM education at The City College of New York is set for a quantum leap with the receipt of a $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year award to the only senior STEM campus in the CUNY system is for a project dubbed the CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM or “CiPASS.” Its main goals are to improve CCNY graduation and retention rates and increase the number of students receiving STEM degrees, particularly those from underrepresented groups

CCNY’s Americas Poetry Festival welcomes international poets

October 6, 2016 | City College

The third annual international and multicultural Americas Poetry Festival of New York (TAPFNY) welcomes 60 poets from 22 countries to share their works in 10 different languages. The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE) is a sponsor of the festival.