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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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