Bengali is spoken by more than a quarter billion people mainly in Bangladesh and the West Bengal region of India. At The City College of New York, not only is it the fourth most popular native language among students – behind English, Spanish and Chinese – but; undergraduates can now take a year of Bengali to fulfill their language requirement.
The first four City College of New York President’s Community Scholars will graduate May 30 as members of CCNY’s Class of 2014. City College President Lisa S. Coico established the scholarship program, which provides full tuition for high-achieving students from upper Manhattan, in 2010.
$50,000 Kaylie Prize to GesTone for muscle tone assessment technology
GesTone, a technology using biosensors and smart detecting software to quantify and assess muscle tone, won the $50,000 Kaylie Prize for Hardware. It was the largest award of $115,000 in prize money distributed to 11 teams competing in three City College of New York entrepreneurship competitions this month that were run by the Zahn Innovation Center.
The City College of New York hosts the traveling exhibit “Civil War 150,” May 26 through June 16. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, it will be on display in City College’s Cohen Library atrium located in the North Academic Center.
Four-day festival, June 2 – 5, led by CCNY’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, shares culture, language and stories of the Americas through film
Rodrigo H. Vila’s documentary “Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America” (“Mercedes Sosa: La voz de Latinoamérica”), will be the opening film for the inaugural The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The event, a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), runs June 2 – 5.
The City College of New York’s 168th Commencement Exercises take place 9 a.m., Friday, May 30, on the City College campus at135th Street at Convent Avenue, Manhattan. President Lisa S. Coico will be the keynote speaker.
City Council, CUNY Commit $12.5 Million for renovations, upgrades to Aaron Davis Hall
The City College of New York is proud to announce the launch of The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). The Center will serve as a cultural hub that builds a sense of community both within the school and its surrounding neighborhood, while inspiring creativity and diversity. It will also provide a premier venue for local and national performers and for art patrons in the tri-state area.
Shah Nawaz Chaudhary, Ariel Karten and Rebecca Moore, members of The City College of New York’s Class of 2014, have been selected to receive the 2014 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded by The City University of New York (CUNY).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.