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Art as a tool for social change is topic of first 2015-16 Presidential Conversation

August 25, 2015 | City College

Dr. Marit Dewhurst, director of art education at The City College of New York, is a proponent of using art as a tool for social change. That is the subject of her talk in City College’s first “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” seminar of the new academic year on Thursday, Sept. 3. The seminar, 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 first in research expenditures for second straight year, says Washington Monthly

August 24, 2015 | City College

For the second year in row, The City College of New York has been ranked #1 in research expenditures among master’s universities by the Washington Monthly’s 2015 College Guide.

CCNY students look forward to their medical careers

August 21, 2015 | City College

The new school year is a special one for aspiring and current students of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

New programs added to CCNY curriculum for 2015-16

August 21, 2015 | City College

The new academic year also heralds the debut of a number of new programs at The City College of New York, ranging from a new concentration in architecture to a master’s degree that will take health solutions from concept to practical solutions.

Writers Thomas Sayers Ellis and Chinelo Okparanta join CCNY faculty

August 21, 2015 | City College

Acclaimed poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and short story writer Chinelo Okparanta have joined The City College of New York’s MFA program in creative writing as visiting faculty for the fall 2015 semester.

Foreign Fulbright students pursue CCNY degrees

August 19, 2015 | City College

City College’s fall semester intake includes Ukrainian journalist, activist and art lover Asia Bazdyrieva. She is one of four Fulbright Foreign Student Program recipients accepted at City College for graduate studies and research.

Francesca Lingo’s summer NASA experience

August 18, 2015 | City College

Less than two weeks before the start of the fall semester, Francesca Lingo put an impressive freshman year at City College behind her with a NASA presentation on “Earth’s Past as a Window on Exoplanet Habitability.” The prospective physics major was a participant in the Summer 2015 NASA New York City Research Initiative (NYCRI) Internship program at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in Manhattan.

CCNY Grove School’s Biomedical Engineering Department to be honored for commitment to diversity

August 13, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York Grove School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award.

Colin Powell School at CCNY to offer pro-seminar on immigration in American life

August 12, 2015 | City College

mmigration is such a vital part of the history of this country and this city, and the City College of New York has traditionally been a pathway for immigrants to educational, personal and professional achievement. With this history in mind, Dean Vincent Boudreau of City College’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership – named for a famous son of Jamaican immigrants – created the Dean’s Pro-Seminar on Immigration in American Life.

Dominican math education professors strengthen their skills with help from CCNY

August 5, 2015 | City College

Sixteen mathematics education professors from the Dominican Republic recently completed a two-week program, co-sponsored by the City College of New York’s School of Education and the Study Abroad and International Programs, designed to improve the D.R.’s educational system.

Princeton Review names CCNY one of the Best Colleges for fourth straight year

August 3, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York has been selected as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year. City College “is one of the toughest CUNY schools get into,” according to the Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges.

CCNY grad student wins prestigious fellowship

July 30, 2015 | City College

Kwangwoon “Jon” Lee, a student in the laboratory of Ronnie Ghose, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was just awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. He is the first CUNY student to receive this highly competitive fellowship.

Once again, CCNY is named one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes

July 29, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York rose significantly in Forbes magazine’s 2015 rankings of America’s Top Colleges, landing in the top 100 in the Northeast for the second consecutive year. CCNY also ranked in the top 200 overall for the first time.

CCNY Grove School Dean Barabino briefs congressional panel on new sickle cell treatment technologies

July 28, 2015 | City College

Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was one of four experts invited to Washington on July 28 to brief the U.S. Congressional Sickle Cell and Research & Development Caucuses on promising new technologies to treat sickle cell disease.

Harlem community responds to new school of medicine

July 22, 2015 | City College

Community leaders have hailed the establishment of the first public medical school in Harlem by The City College of New York in partnership with St. Barnabas Hospital. The CUNY School of Medicine will accept its first intake in fall 2016, pending approval by the New York State Board of Regents.

CCNY, Standard Chartered rev up partnership

July 21, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center and Standard Chartered Bank are set to ramp up their partnership after a successful first semester of collaboration.The two announced the Standard Chartered Technology Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs program last December. The program supports greater diversity in gender representation within technology entrepreneurship.

Japanese dignitaries honor CCNY founder Townsend Harris

July 16, 2015 | City College

Mayor Shunsuke Kusuyama of Shimoda, Japan, led a 13-member delegation on a pilgrimage to the City College of New York on July 15 to pay homage to City College founder Townsend Harris, who opened the first U.S. diplomatic mission in Japan. The delegation included Counselor Hisao Nishimaki and Minister Kazuhiro Kuno of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.

City College establishes medical school with St. Barnabas Hospital

July 14, 2015 | City College

In a major development in the institution’s 168-year history, The City College of New York announces the establishment of the CUNY School of Medicine in partnership with Bronx-based St. Barnabas Hospital (which is part of the SBH Health System).

That Pluto Probe Just Might Save the Earth

July 13, 2015 | City College

By Michio Kaku (This Commentary was published in the Wall Street Journal on July 13, 2015) Imagine shooting a rifle at a target 130 miles away and scoring a bull’s-eye. That is the remarkable achievement of NASA’s historic New Horizons mission to Pluto, the last major celestial body in the outer reaches of the solar […]

Colin Powell School hosts Mexican graduates in new partnership

July 9, 2015 | City College

Eleven Mayan women have started a month-long leadership training course in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York. All college graduates, they are the first cohort in a new exchange program between the Colin Powell School and Mexico’s Yucatan State.