“Koho Yamamoto: Works of the Master,” an exhibit by Koho Yamamoto opens Thursday, October 24, at The City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall. The opening reception will be held that day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show runs through November 22 and is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
The laboratory of Dr. John Martin, medical professor in The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, recently received $3.7 million for three new investigations into how the nervous system controls movement. Two $1.7 million, five-year awards from the National Institutes of Health and a grant of $300,000 over two years from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation comprise the funding.
In the early 1960s, the Dominican Republic was rocked by two critical events: the assassination of longtime dictator Rafael Trujillo in May 1961 and the September 1963 coup d’etat that removed President Juan Bosch from power. City College of New York sociologist Dr. Ramona Hernández is the co-author of a new book, published in Spanish in the Dominican Republic, which examines how the foreign press portrayed these events and the country during the 27 months between them.
The Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic to serve on the United States Supreme Court, will participate in a conversation about her memoir, “My Beloved World,” 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 18, in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, on The City College of New York campus. The event, part of the Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture series, is free and open to the public.
The City College of New York will host the first Cátedra Vargas Llosa in the United States. The Cátedra is an international academic project honoring Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 Nobel laureate in literature. It will serve as an interdisciplinary resource for the study of Mr. Vargas Llosa’s writings and will promote emerging Spanish-language writers, as well.
The City College of New York was one of only 11 colleges and universities nationwide cited for excellence in physics teacher preparation, according to a new national study. The report, produced by the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP), pointed out that physics has a greater shortage of teachers than any other science discipline.
Speak Up Speak Out, a student-led program to increase awareness of domestic violence issues, invites member of the City College community to participate in a campus-wide photo campaign to highlight the universality of the problem. Photos for the campaign will be taken 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 21, through Wednesday, October 23, in Room 157, Shepard Hall on the CCNY campus.
Physicist and Higgs boson particle expert Tony Liss takes up his appointment October 15 as the City College of New York’s first Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science with some Nobel Prize luster on his resume. This after the 2013 winners in physics were announced in Stockholm October 8.
It took just 30 days to write, but author Alexa Mieses, a standout member of The City College of New York’s Class of 2011, considers “The Heartbeat of Success: A Med Student’s Guide to Med School Admissions” a rarity among how-to-books for medical school.
City College of New York education majors have completed a project to develop a new curriculum called “Social Justice and Latinos in NYC: 1913 – 2013” developed in partnership with “El Diario/La Prensa.” It will be launched at a press conference Thursday, October 17, at Gregorio Luperon High School in Washington Heights hosted by the Spanish daily newspaper, which is celebrating its centennial.
The University Transportation Research Center, Region 2, (UTRC) based at The City College of New York, reports that it has received more than $25 million in new federal and state funding: Awarded $5.2 million from U.S. Department of Transportation, $20 million from two New York State agencies.
An innovative design for a low-cost refreshable braille display akin to a Kindle for the blind won a team of City College of New York students the Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon at World Maker Faire New York 2013, held September 21 – 22 at the New York Hall of Science in the Corona neighborhood of Queens.
A multidisciplinary, international team of researchers has been awarded nearly $4 million to develop a broad interdisciplinary framework to explain and predict plant and animal species distribution in Brazil’s endangered Atlantic Forest. Scientists from The City College of New York (CCNY), New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and University of São Paulo (USP) comprise the team, which is co-led by CCNY’s Ana Carnaval and USP’s Cristina Miyaki.
The City College of New York announced today that the Moxie Foundation is giving the College $750,000 to expand the Zahn Innovation Center (Zahn Center) at CCNY to incorporate social entrepreneurship.
City College’s Zahn Innovation Center is holding three information sessions for students who want to learn how to enter two college-wide entrepreneurship competitions; the Zahn Prize for Entrepreneurship and the Kaylie Prize for Hardware. The contests, open to CCNY students in all fields of study, offer prizes totaling $70,000.
Ines Alejandro arrived from Mexico with her parents at age three and grew up in Harlem dreaming of a medical career. Thanks to a City College of New York President’s Community scholarship, the 17-year-old freshman has taken the first big step toward fulfilling her dream.
City College of New York Professor of Biology Sally Hoskins is the 2013 recipient of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Research in Biology Education Award. The honor, sponsored by Leica Microsystems and Pearson Benjamin Cummings, recognizes creativity and innovation in research related to undergraduate biology teaching.
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York is celebrating its 40th anniversary with two events: a benefit dinner cruise Thursday, October 3, and a daylong research symposium Saturday, October 5, with Dr. Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, New York State Commissioner of Health, as keynote speaker.
National Museum of American History joins CUNY Dominican Studies Institute to collect Dominican music
The following release was issued today by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
In a pioneering collaboration, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the City University of New York’s Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DI) are reaching out to people of Dominican descent to build a collection that reflects how Dominican music and musical performances have shaped both a cultural and social identity in the United States.
German journalist and author Hannes Stein, writer Jeffrey Yoskowitz and musicians Sruli & Lisa are among the speakers and performers in the third annual Michael & Irene Ross Lecture & Special Events Series at The City College of New York. The events are held 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 5/202, North Academic Center. The series starts October 3 and runs through November 21; no event is scheduled for November 7.