Mexican-born Violeta Contreras Ramirez, a student in The City College of New York’s Honors Program graduating with a double major in biology and psychology, will be the Class of 2015 Valedictorian at CCNY’s 169th Commencement Exercises, May 29. Da Wi Shin, a Korean immigrant and biomedical engineering major in the Macaulay Honors College at City College, will be the Salutatorian.
Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, Dr. Marco Tedesco, a City College of New York scientist, said at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna today.
More than 70 years ago, Myriam Sarachik’s family fled her native Belgium when the Germans invaded. After several attempts they succeeded in escaping the Nazis in late 1941. They lived for more than five years in Cuba and then settled in New York in 1947. In the early 1960s, Dr. Sarachik battled hard to gain a faculty position in physics at a time when there were few women in the field.
In the latest treat for young members of the neighboring community and beyond, The City College of New York launches its first annual Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival Saturday, May 9. Fun and educational events are scheduled 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the college’s Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B.
A NASA mission team led by 12 scientists, including Dr. Z. Johnny Luo, associate professor in The City College of New York Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and NOAA-CREST Institute, has received the NASA Group Achievement Award.
Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will deliver the third Herman Cummins Lecture at The City College of New York 3 p.m. Friday, April 17. Entitled “Microscopy 2.0 plus Energy and Climate Change,” his talk in the North Academic Center room 0/201, will survey microscopy, energy, climate change and the transition to a sustainable world.
Antonios Mourdoukoutas, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering in the Grove School of Engineering and Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for 2015.
Despite significant decreases in Americans’ tobacco use, approximately 70% of homeless people use tobacco. This high rate of tobacco use among homeless people is attributed to the links between tobacco use and substance use, and tobacco use and mental illness.
Hasanthika Sirisena, adjunct lecturer in creative writing at The City College of New York, has won the 2015 Juniper Prize for fiction for her short story collection “The Other One.” The book will be published in spring 2016 by the University of Massachusetts Press, which gives out the award.
Danielle G. Rivera, a master of Science in biology major at The City College of New York and five recent CCNY graduates have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.
Neville Green, a junior in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering was elected national chair of the 29,000 member National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at its 2015 convention March 29 in Anaheim, Calif. A second City College junior, Joshua James, was elected national finance chair of the student-managed organization. Both will serve one-year terms beginning May 1.
Amid increasing flashpoints around the globe, 150 students from the United States and Europe spent the pre-Easter period at The City College of New York learning about the tenets of diplomacy and problem solving. The occasion was the 28th SUNY Model European Union Simulation, March 26-28, hosted by City College for the first time.
An 18-member student team from The City College of New York won the Distinguished Delegation Award at the 25th National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Manhattan March 26.
City College of New York historian Lale Can, whose expertise includes Ottoman and Middle East history, has won a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend to finish a book on trans-imperial pilgrimage across Asia at the turn of the 20th century.
Joanna Ventour, a junior in The City College of New York’s media and communication arts (MCA) department, has won a New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Scholarship for 2015. The advertising and public relations major with a 3.90 GPA is one of 19 recipients of the highly competitive award.
Unschooled as a child, Sabina Pringle has been teaching English in Spain since graduating from The City College of New York last fall with an honors degree in English. She is now the recipient of a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Colombia.
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.