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Fifty-four students receive scholarships at CCNY alumni event

November 6, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s annual alumni dinner at the New York Hilton is not only about honoring the institution’s alumni for postgraduate achievements. Every year, City College students, ranging from freshmen to graduates, receive scholarships for academic excellence at the glittering event.

Emily Raboteau short story tops 35,609 entries from 149 countries for $20K prize

November 5, 2015 | City College

City College of New York creative writing professor and author Emily Raboteau is the winner of the fourth International Flash Fiction competition. Her 100-word short story, “Oysters,” is adjudged the best from more than 35,000 submissions from 149 countries this year.

AMA awards med school grant to develop community-based care curriculum

November 4, 2015 | City College

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine is one of 20 medical schools selected to be a member of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for its project, “Growing Our Own: Partnering with Health Care Centers to Educate Practitioners for the 21st Century.”

Kathlene McDonald discusses medical humanities and advocacy in Nov. 19 Presidential Conversation

November 3, 2015 | City College

Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Professor Kathlene McDonald talks about her work in the field of medical humanities in the third installment of the City College of New York’s 2015-16 “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series on Thursday, Nov. 19. The talk, “From Chaos to Advocacy: End-of-Life Care, Narrative, and Social Change,” takes place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

Author Jacqueline Woodson receives 2015 Langston Hughes Medal

November 2, 2015 | City College

Jacqueline Woodson, an award-winning author of more than 30 books for children and young adults, is this year’s recipient of The City College of New York’s Langston Hughes Medal. She receives the award on Nov. 20 at City College’s 36th Langston Hughes Festival. The award ceremony, in the Marian Anderson Theatre at Aaron Davis Hall […]

CCNY Physicists mimic quantum entanglement with laser pointer to double data speeds

October 28, 2015 | City College

In a classic eureka moment, a team of physicists led by The City College of New York and including Herriot-Watt University and Corning Incorporated is showing how beams from ordinary laser pointers mimic quantum entanglement with the potential of doubling the data speed of laser communication.

CCNY celebrates CUNY Month

October 27, 2015 | City College

November is CUNY Month! To celebrate, the City College of New York invites the community to visit the campus and to enjoy a number of special events throughout the month.

Lynn Appelbaum receives PRSA’s Outstanding Educator Award

October 26, 2015 | City College

In honor of her “significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching,” Lynn Appelbaum, director of the advertising and public relations specialization and professor in the City College of New York’s Department of Media & Communication Arts, receives the Public Relations Society of America’s Outstanding Educator Award.

City College is a top producer of physics graduates in the US

October 23, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York is a top producer of physics graduates in the nation, according to the American Institute of Physics. City College’s physics department is on a list of programs recognized by the AIP for conferring the largest number of undergraduate physics degrees between 2012 and 2014.

CCNY honors Phylicia Rashad and six distinguished alumni at annual gala

October 21, 2015 | City College

Award-winning actress and director Phylicia Rashad is this year’s John H. Finley Award recipient. The award is given out by the Alumni Association of The City College of New York for exemplary and dedicated service to the City of New York. A graduate of Howard University, Rashad receives the award on Nov. 5 at a ceremony at the New York Hilton.

Burnout and depression: two entities or one? CCNY provides answer

October 19, 2015 | City College

Burnout and depression overlap considerably, according to the latest study on the subject led by psychology Professor Irvin S. Schonfeld of The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and his colleague, Renzo Bianchi, of the Institute of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The findings are based on a survey taken by 1,386 public school teachers, from pre-K to 12th grade across the United States, including New York, during the 2013-14 academic year.

CCNY research boosts optical fiber data speeds

October 16, 2015 | City College

In the latest advance to boost the speed of the Internet, a research team including, the City College of New York, University of Southern California, University of Glasgow, and Corning Incorporated, has demonstrated a way to increase the data speeds of optical fibers – considered the Internet’s backbone.

CCNY leads breakthrough study in 2D materials elasticity

October 14, 2015 | City College

Scientists working at City College of New York and the new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center have helped to develop measurements in two-dimensional materials that hold great promise for nanotechnology applications. This research is considered “an important technological and scientific advancement,” according to the journal, “Nature Materials.”

CCNY’s Nancy Sohler talks research-based activism in healthcare

October 9, 2015 | City College

One of Dr. Nancy Sohler’s research interests in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York is examining barriers to accessing appropriate health care for underserved populations. She talks about her work in her Presidential Conversations lecture, “Empowering Future Healthcare Providers in Haiti: Medicine, Education, and Research,” Thursday, Oct. 15. The talk, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

CCNY hosts “A conversation with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and Alonso Cueto”

September 30, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s Cátedra Vargas Llosa, the first such resource in the United States, welcomes Spanish-language literary giants Mario Vargas Llosa and Alonso Cueto to a discussion on literature on Friday, Oct. 16. Entitled “A Conversation with Mario Vargas Llosa and Alonso Cueto,” the chat starts at 6:30 p.m. in City College’s Faculty Club and Dining Room. It is free and open to the public.

CCNY Historian Emily Greble receives Fulbright Award for book project

September 29, 2015 | City College

City College of New York historian and author Emily Greble is headed to Serbia on a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Award to research and write a book about Muslims in post-Ottoman Europe. She will spend spring 2016 working on the project entitled “Muslims on the Edge of Europe: the Making of a “European” Islam in the Balkans, 1878–1946.” The book analyzes Muslim life, politics, law, and culture in the post-Ottoman Balkans.

CCNY’s Spitzer School of Architecture hosts Landing Studio exhibit

September 22, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture presents “Landing Studio: It Still Takes 12 Days,” an exhibition of design work opening Thursday, Sept. 24 through April 15, 2016. The opening reception, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 24, includes a lecture by Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams, Landing Studio’s principal founders, in the Spitzer School’s Sciame Lecture Hall. The lecture starts at 6:30 p.m.

Structural biology supergroup converges on CCNY

September 21, 2015 | City College

Leading structural biology researchers from around the country take part in the opening symposium of two neighboring initiatives — the City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center Structural Biology Initiative and the City College of New York Center for Discovery and Innovation’s Structural and Molecular Biology Cluster — on Sept. 25.

CCNY Biologist David Lohman leads $2.5 million NSF-funded study on butterfly evolution

September 21, 2015 | City College

Dr. David J. Lohman, assistant professor of biology at The City College of New York, and his colleagues received $2.5 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative study to resolve the evolutionary history of all butterfly species. Entitled “ButterflyNet—an integrative framework for comparative biology,” the support is part of $12.3 million in NSF Genealogy of Life awards announced last week.

Zahn Center startup gets funding from Fortune 100 company

September 18, 2015 | City College

In a first for the Zahn Innovation Center, one of its startups received a significant investment from a Fortune 100 company.