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City College achieves Princeton Review ‘Best Colleges’ ranking for fifth year

August 30, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York continues to be one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2017 Princeton Review rankings released today. Princeton also rates City College as one of the northeast’s best colleges, one of the country’s greenest colleges, and one of the “colleges that pay you back.”

Colin Powell School adjunct Rafal Szczurowski receives top UN Fellowship

August 25, 2016 | City College

Rafal Szczurowski, an adjunct instructor in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York is one of 24 recipients globally of 2016 United Nations Alliance of Civilization fellowships. The program promotes intercultural understanding by engaging emerging civil society leaders from Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.

CCNY senior Kaisa Ajaye receives $10K Women’s Forum fellowship

August 25, 2016 | City College

Kaisa Ajaye, a City College of New York senior majoring in English, is the recipient of a $10,000 fellowship from the Women’s Forum Education Fund. The award recognizes extraordinary and often heroic efforts in overcoming adversity in restructuring lives for success.

CCNY students return with fresh outlook

August 24, 2016 | City College

Remnants of summer remain in the minds of The City College of New York’s eager and brightest as fall classes begin. Students from different disciplines, each exposed to a unique experience, return wiser.

Numerous City College students participated in service learning programs and internships at home and abroad, earning vital experience in their respective fields.

CWUR ranks City College among top 1.2% schools globally

August 23, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York, whose student population hails from more than 150 nations, ranks in the top 1.2 % of institutions worldwide in the 2016 Center for World University Rankings.

Meet the Class of 2020

August 18, 2016 | City College

As the summer comes to an end, The City College of New York’s Class of 2020 steps onto CCNY’s historic grounds for the first time. Incoming freshmen, each from diverse backgrounds, transform their lives on their paths to success. Welcome, Class of 2020! Did you know…? There are approximately 1600 freshman enrolled, a ten percent […]

NOAA-CREST forum highlights CCNY student success

August 17, 2016 | City College

As the lead institution in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology center, The City College of New York has produced more than half of the program’s 486 graduates since its inception. These include 61 PhDs, 98 MS/ME recipients and 112 undergraduates.

New and unique programs breeze into City College this fall

August 10, 2016 | City College

From the first public school of architecture in New York City to the first Harlem-based medical school, The City College of New York is no stranger to distinct programs. This fall, new and unique programs buzz at City College.

Scientists brighten 2D atomically thin semiconductors using metamaterials

August 3, 2016 | City College

A team led by City College physics professor Vinod Menon demonstrates the use of metamaterials to enhance the light emission from atomically thin semiconductors. The work appears in the latest issue of Nano Letters.

‘Voice of Harlem’ celebrates 30th anniversary

July 27, 2016 | City College

On a clear day, listeners as far as Teaneck, NJ, can pick up WHCR-90.3FM, the only community radio station broadcasting from a public higher education institution in upper Manhattan. It’s been like that since The City College of New York-owned station first hit the airwaves in 1986 with a lot of jazz – literally.

CCNY research gleans climate change insight from lizard genome

July 20, 2016 | City College

Using genomic data from three lizard species, City College of New York-led researchers gleaned insights not available before on the impact of climate change on the distribution of animal populations in South American forests. The findings improve ways of modeling the distribution of biodiversity in the past and future.

CCNY’s Elisa Riedo co-inspires new magnetic microchip technology

July 14, 2016 | City College

Innovative technology co-inspired by physicist Elisa Riedo of The City College of New York for developing new magnetic microchips is raising hopes for the manufacture of nanosized sensors, memories and microprocessors.

New ORCA fellows archive George Lois collection at CCNY

July 13, 2016 | City College

For the five City College of New York undergraduates, summer doesn’t get better than this: 10 weeks spent archiving the George Lois collection gifted to City College by the legendary art director, designer and ad man, while receiving a $3,000 stipend each.

City College remains one of America’s Top Colleges, says Forbes

July 11, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York remains one of the nation’s leading education institutions, according to Forbes magazine’s 2016 America’s Top Colleges rankings. For the third consecutive year, CCNY is ranked in the top 100 in the Northeast and is #62 among public colleges across the country. In New York City, CCNY is ranked among the top 10 schools at #6. Overall, the college is #228 nationally.

CCNY founder Townsend Harris remains Japanese hero

July 8, 2016 | City College

Nearly 170 years after he founded The City College of New York and went on to forge U.S.-Japan relations, the lure of Townsend Harris continues in the Far East. Since 1986, top civic officials from the Japanese city of Shimoda have been paying homage to Townsend with annual visits to City College.

CCNY’s Tzortziou LOA Lab studies the oceans of the Far East

July 6, 2016 | City College

Maria Tzortziou, associate professor of earth and atmospheric science at The City College of New York, was one of the lead scientists on the launch of Korea-United States Ocean Color (KORUS-OC) expedition, an 18-day oceanographic field campaign designed to tackle air-quality problems and capture coastal ocean dynamics in the East Sea and Yellow Sea. Comprised of scientists from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, CUNY, and other US universities and research centers, the crew of KORUS-OC sought further understanding of the oceans’ biology and biogeochemistry.

CCNY helps NYC Men Teach

July 6, 2016 | City College

A civic initiative to increase the proportion of minorities among New York City’s teaching ranks is taking shape – and the City College of New York’s School of Education is in the forefront of it.

Meet City College’s 2016 Great Grads

June 29, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s latest “Great Grads” list reflects CCNY’s remarkable diversity that has earned it a top ranking as one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. The thirteen standouts include CCNY’s stellar Yemeni-born Class of 2016 Salutatorian, a Fulbright Scholar from Sudan, an Italian artist pursuing an architectural career and an Afghani immigrant bound for medical school.

CCNY shares trove of Ravi Shankar lectures and performances

June 29, 2016 | City College

Before Ravi Shankar, whom George Harrison called the “godfather of world music,” became the internationally-recognized legend that he remains today, he was a City College of New York visiting professor.

City College student engineers complete first assessment mission in Nicaragua

June 29, 2016 | City College

Five members of The City College of New York’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter are back from Nicaragua after completing a week-long mission to address the water needs of a rural community there. Students Jian Cao, Andrea Iguina, Jillian Panagakos, Rodrigo Ulloa, and Isabel Zayas were accompanied to Tadazna by Dr. Kyle McDonald, Terry Elkes Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science, and the team’s travel mentor.