Rebecca Solnit, the distinguished writer, historian, activist and urbanist, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Lewis Mumford Lecture on Urbanism at The City College of New York, Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. Her talk, in CCNY’s Great Hall in Shepard Hall, will be entitled “Atlases against Empire: A Woman Measures the City.”
Basel Abbas, a graduate student in The City College of New York’s digital and interdisciplinary art practice MFA program, is a co-winner of the 2015 Sharjah Biennial Prize. The international award is given out by the United Arab Emirates-based Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF).
Dr. Gilda Barabino, dean of the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, was elected president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. March 16. She will serve a two-year term beginning in 2016.
Growing up in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and Harlem, John Johnson wanted to be the first person in his family to attend college. He was accepted by many universities but chose The City College of New York because of its excellence and free tuition for those who qualified academically.
Dr. Marom Bikson, professor of biomedical engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows Monday, March 16, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2015 annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall.
Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, ’63, pioneering engineer Michael Pope, ’44BEE and trailblazing Xerox Corporation chair and CEO Ursula Burns will be awarded honorary degrees at The City College of New York’s 169th Commencement Exercises, May 29. The awards are in recognition of their professional accomplishments.
Five master’s programs at The City College of New York have been listed among the top in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2016” rankings released today.
More than 160 scholars from around the world will attend a four- day interdisciplinary conference on Spanish linguistics March 26 – 29 at The City College of New York. Themed “Spanish Contact, Expansion, and Transformation,” the 25th Conference on Spanish in the United States and 10th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages will be hosted by City College for the first time.
African literary greats Chris Abani and Ngugi wa Thiong’o conclude The City College of New York’s Chinua Achebe Legacy Series with talks March 12 and April 23, respectively, at CCNY’s upper Manhattan campus.
For her next project, City College of New York Professor Andrea Weiss ramps up the activism that’s been her hallmark as an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. In “Bones of Contention,” whose research is funded by her 2014 Fulbright Scholars award, Dr. Weiss focuses on the erasure and denial of LGBT history in post-Franco Spain.
Valeria Munt, a graduate student majoring in international relations at The City College of New York, has been named a 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellow by Humanity in Action. She is one of 24 Fellows from the United States and Europe selected for their academic excellence and leadership potential. There were 421 graduate applicants from nearly 200 universities worldwide.
The City College of New York begins its 2015 Women’s History Month (WHM) observance Tuesday, March 3, with a program of speakers and networking session 12 – 2 p.m. in the North Academic Center (NAC) Ballroom. The kickoff and other City College WHM events are free and open to the public.
“Smart Bridge Sockets,” a home energy management system that enables residential consumers to efficiently and autonomously manage home appliances, earned three City College of New York electrical engineering students first place in an international competition at the United Nations.
For the second year running, seven City College of New York student members of the Roosevelt Institute have had five papers accepted for publication in the Institute’s annual “10 Ideas Series” coming out in March. The booklet is a compilation of papers by Roosevelt student chapter members from the progressive non-profit organization’s more than 120 affiliated campuses.
Actors Delroy Lindo, Laura Osnes and Amanda Quaid will be among the speakers at the inaugural CUNY Theatre Festival at The City College of New York, Saturday, February 21. The event, 12 Noon to 10 p.m. in Aaron Davis Hall, features workshops and student productions from eight CUNY schools. All the events are free and open to the public.
Dr. Elaine Fuchs, an internationally renowned expert in skin biology, its stem cells and associated human genetic disorders, will deliver the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York, Thursday, March 12. Her talk, “Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer,” will begin at 5 p.m. in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Pulitzer-Prize winning poet winning author Tracy K. Smith will be the featured guest poet at the 43rd annual City College of New York Poetry Festival, Friday, May 8. The all-verse event runs 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aronow Theater, located in CCNY’s NAC building. Dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” the festival is New York’s longest-running poetry celebration.
The City College of New York was a co-leader nationally in producing the most 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced. City College and Seattle University each received four awards during the year to share top place among master’s institutions. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Karen Mackey Witherspoon, vice president, division of government, community and cultural affairs, The City College of New York, will be honored at The Network Journal’s (TNJ) “25 Influential Black Women in Business” luncheon March 26 in Manhattan. Emmy award-winning journalist Brenda Blackmon will emcee the 17th annual awards ceremony 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Midtown.
The American Institute of Architects’ Jury of Fellows has elevated George Ranalli, dean of The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, to its College of Fellows. Dean Ranalli and other 2015 fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Convention in Atlanta, Ga., May 15.