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Latif Jiji Receives CCNY President’s Award for Excellence

May 14, 2014 | City College

Dr. Latif M. Jiji, Herbert Kayser Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Grove School of Engineering, received The City College of New York’s President’s Award for Excellence Tuesday, May 13, for his half century of work at CCNY. Professor Jiji was among the honorees at CCNY’s 2014 faculty recognition ceremony in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall on the college campus.

CCNY President Salutes College’s S.T.A.R. Performers

May 13, 2014 | City College

City College President Lisa S. Coico presented S.T.A.R. awards (Service, Teamwork, Action and Results) to six administrators, one posthumously, May 7 at the annual President’s Staff Appreciation and Service Awards ceremony.

7 Grove School Students Win NIST Summer Fellowships

May 9, 2014 | City College

Seven students from The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering have won 2014 NIST-SURF fellowships for summer research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md. NIST, a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, describes itself as one of the world’s leading research institutions.

3 CCNY Theatre Majors Headed to London for Summer

May 6, 2014 | City College

Three City College of New York theatre majors will spend this summer in an intensive eight-week program at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA), supported by the City College Fund and the Division of Humanities and the Arts.

Isolating the Circuits that Control Voluntary Movement

May 6, 2014 | City College

Sophie Davis Professor John Martin and colleagues use genetically altered mice to demonstrate role of corticospinal tract

Extraordinarily complex networks of circuits that transmit signals from the brain to the spinal cord control voluntary movements. Researchers have been challenged to identify the controlling circuits, but they lacked the tools needed to dissect, at the neural level, the way the brain produces voluntary movements.

Jazz Great Steve Wilson Enhances CCNY Music Program

May 5, 2014 | City College

Steve Wilson is acclaimed as one of the finest saxophonists in the business. Now he is back at The City College of New York helping enhance the music department’s jazz curriculum. Simultaneously, his illustrious career continues full clip with one CD wrapped up and live recording of another scheduled May 19 at the Village Vanguard.

Six from City College Receive Fulbright Awards

May 2, 2014 | City College

Fulbright awards have been raining down on The City College of New York this spring as three professors, an undergraduate and a recent alumna have received grants from the program. Dr. Daniel DiSalvo, assistant professor of political science in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and Jessie Chaffee, a 2011 graduate of the MFA program in creative writing, are the latest awardees.

CCNY Invites Harlem Children to Family Arts Day May 10

May 2, 2014 | City College

Clowns, puppets, masking making and sing-a-longs will all be part of the treat at The City College of New York’s 4th Family Arts Day, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Aaron Davis Hall. Activities include mask-making, puppetry, sing-a-longs, storytelling, live performances and more. The event is free and open to children aged six to 11, their siblings and parents from Harlem and surrounding communities.

16 City College Start-Ups Compete for $50,000 in Prizes

May 1, 2014 | City College

Sixteen City College start-up enterprises are competing for $50,000 in prizes at the Zahn Innovation Center’s Final Pitch Night. The event runs 3:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Faculty Dining Room, Third Floor, North Academic Center on The City College of New York campus.

Pianist Kenny Werner Headlines 2014 CUNY Jazz Festival

April 30, 2014 | City College

World-class pianist Kenny Werner will be the guest artist for the 14th annual CUNY Jazz Festival, May 6 -7 in Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B at The City College of New York. The festival brings together on one stage performing ensembles from City College and other CUNY institutions – including Hunter College and Queens College. The event runs 12 noon – 10 p.m. both days and admission is free.

CCNY Names Class of ’14 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

April 28, 2014 | City College

Arielle Elmaleh-Sachs from The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education will be the Class of 2014 Valedictorian at CCNY’s 168th Commencement Exercises, May 30 on the college campus. Simone Gordon, recently named a Fulbright U.S. Student Award winner, will be the Salutatorian.

National Jazz Museum in Harlem to Honor CCNY, President Coico

April 24, 2014 | City College

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) will present its first “Jazz and Community Leadership Award” to The City College of New York and CCNY President Lisa S. Coico June 9 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan.

DNA of 200 NYC Students Reveals a Microcosm of the World

April 24, 2014 | City College

National Geographic’s Genographic Project finds 130 distinct maternal lineages among participants in study led by City College of New York

The 200 college students who provided DNA samples in February for the New York City Student Ancestry Project, led by The City College of New York, today learned the results of an analysis of their genetic profile at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The students, from eight institutions in the New York metropolitan area, had their samples analyzed by National Geographic’s Genographic Project.

CCNY Team Develops Cancer Drug Screening Technology

April 22, 2014 | City College

Dr. Zeynep Dereli Korkut forms company to commercialize 3D microfluid testing chamber designed as thesis project in lab of Professor Sihong Wang

Supported by a NSF CAREER grant awarded in 2011, Dr. Sihong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering in City College’s Grove School of Engineering has been working with students to develop three-dimensional microfluid cell array for screening anti-cancer drugs.

Hostos, LaGuardia, CCNY Align Environmental Engineering

April 22, 2014 | City College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College

Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.

City College Students Excel at Black Engineers Convention

April 21, 2014 | City College

A prize-winning app developed in 24 hours by three City College of New York engineering students took first place in a “Hackathon” competition held at the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 40th annual national convention, March 26 – 30 in Nashville, Tenn. The award was one of the 11 accolades garnered by the 52 City College students participating in the event.

City College Students Garner Seven Awards at CSTEP Conference

April 21, 2014 | City College

Seven out of ten students from the City College Academy for Professional Preparation (CCAPP) who presented at New York State CSTEP Student Conference won awards in their categories, the most among the 49 participating institutions. The conference was held April 11 – 13 in Lake George. CCNY students received three distinguished winner awards and four honorable mentions.

CCNY Featured In “Princeton Review” Green College Guide

April 17, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles City College in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

Scholar to Discuss Education & Health Disparities in CCNY Talk, April 24

April 16, 2014 | City College

Dr. William F. Tate, an expert on health and education disparities, will speak at The City College of New York 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Faculty Dining Room. His topic will be “Education and Health Disparities: Taking Seriously the Geospatial Nature of Regional Conditions.” His appearance is part of the City College School of Education’s Doyle and Alba Bortner Distinguished Speaker Series in Urban Education. The talk is free and open to the public.

Iraq War Critic Andrew J. Bacevich Presents Spitzer Lecture April 28

April 16, 2014 | City College

WHO: Andrew J. Bacevich
WHAT: Breach of Trust: The U.S. Military and American Society
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28
WHERE: Room 250, Shepard Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York