One made color television commercially feasible and developed the component that made camcorders possible. Another wrote more than 8,400 stories for the “New York Times.” Yet another is an assistant secretary of defense and the highest-ranking City College of New York alumnus to serve in uniform since General Colin Powell.
Dr. Robert R. Alfano, distinguished professor of science and engineering at The City College of New York, was presented with the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize at the the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science and Optical Society of America (OSA) meeting, held last month in Orlando.
The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York announced its new board of visitors November 5. The board, consisting of 26 prominent Americans, will hold its inaugural meeting later this month. Chairing the board is Gen. Colin L. Powell (USA, Ret.), CCNY ’58, who donated a lead gift of $5 million to the campaign for the Powell School, and has been the driving force behind the campaign, which has raised $44 million to date.
REAKTER,” the City College of New York student entry, placed second out of 31 vehicles from the United States, Mexico and Canada in the 15th Annual AIChE Chem-E-Car competition in San Francisco Sunday, November 3. Participating college teams design and build small cars that run on alternative fuels.
Professor Robert Alfano and colleagues devise approach for applying quantum and optical principles to cosmetic preparations
How someone perceives color is determined by how the item they are looking at scatters and emits light. In August, three City College of New York physicists affiliated with the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL) were awarded a patent for a method for changing perception of skin tone by applying quantum and optical principles to cosmetic preparations.
School places high among master’s universities for research, social mobility in magazine’s college rankings
The City College of New York was ranked 43rd among the United States’ 684 master’s universities, according to the 2013 “Washington Monthly” College Rankings.
City College of New York biology senior Violeta Contreras Ramirez’ study into visual cortex development has won her a FASEB MARC travel award to the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) meeting in Nashville, Tenn., November 13-16.
The Spitzer School of Architecture’s J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City (JMBC), in partnership with the American Assembly and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, is hosting the Bruner Loeb Forum on Legacy City Design. The two-day conference will be held, November 7 – 8 in Detroit.
A campaign is underway to install the Solar Roofpod atop the Spitzer School of Architecture building, where it will serve as a multi-purpose facility dedicated to sustainability. The installation is expected to begin in early 2014. The solar-powered house was The City College of New York entry in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon.
Dr. Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at The City College of New York, is the lead author of a paper published November 1 in the journal “Science” that demonstrates it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional (1D) edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.
The 2013 NYC Neuromodulation Conference, the first meeting of its kind to be held in New York City, will take place November 22 – 23 at The City College of New York.
The event will provide clinicians, researchers and students with opportunities to hear from pioneers and learn about emerging innovations in transcranial electrical stimulation, the application of low-voltage current to restore and improve brain function. Conference sessions will cover research, clinical trials and techniques in a dynamic and interactive format.
Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, CUNY distinguished professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering emeritus in City College’s Grove School of Engineering, was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Saturday, October 12.
Its energy source is a zinc manganese oxide battery developed at The City College of New York and it motors along at a leisurely 0.27 meters per second. Meet “REAKTER,” the City College AIChE student club’s entry in this Sunday’s Chem-E-Car finals at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting in San Francisco.
City College of New York Professor of Spanish Araceli Tinajero is the co-editor with J. Brian Freeman of “Technology and Culture in Twentieth-Century Mexico.” The book, published by the University of Alabama Press, departs from popular scholarly themes associated with Mexico such as tradition and culture.
The 376-page volume includes 18 articles from prominent scholars at City College, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and eight other institutions across the United States and Mexico.
Dr. Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, will present the 8th Annual Sharon Cosloy – Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Thursday, November 14, in Room 95, Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Ave., New York. Her talk is titled “Noncoding RNAs: with a Viral Twist.” A reception will follow in Room 250, Shepard Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212-650-8499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niav Conty, an MFA candidate at The City College of New York majoring in filmmaking, is one of 24 emerging artists in theater, dance and film nationwide named 2013 Princess Grace Award winners. She and the other winners will be honored at the 31st annual Princess Grace Awards Gala, Wednesday, October 30, at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, hosted by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA).
The Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the City College Center for Worker Education (CWE) has established a Divisional Committee on Inclusive Excellence (DCIE) to work in conjunction with the President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence. The Committee seeks to implement President Coico’s mission to “encourage inclusiveness in hiring: fairness in faculty retention, tenure, and promotion, and provision of equal opportunity for all faculty and staff to rise, on their own merits, to leadership positions.”
Legendary Broadway star and two-time Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera will receive the 66th John H. Finley Award from The Alumni Association of The City College of New York at the association’s 133rd Annual Dinner, Thursday, November 7, at The New York Hilton. In addition, seven City College alumni with receive the Townsend Harris Medal at the dinner.
The City College Center for the Arts, in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, presents Latin Grammy nominee Septeto Nacional (National Septet) de Cuba Ignacio Piñeiro, 7 p.m. Friday, November 15, at Aaron Davis Hall on the City College campus. Cuco Valoy will appear with Septeto Nacional as a special guest.
Two Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership faculty members were recognized this summer for excellence in research, receiving awards for articles published in scholarly journals during 2012. Both reports provide new insight into the workings of organizations in unconventional settings.