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Sternberg lecture at CCNY discusses challenges of disconnected Latino youth

March 16, 2016 | City College

The third annual Sternberg Family Lecture at The City College of New York on Wednesday, March 30, presents a discussion by three experts entitled “A disrupted Foundation: Employment, School Retention, and Social Ties among Disconnected Latino Youth.” Hosted by the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the lecture starts at 4:30 p.m. in City College’s Great Hall.

As Mexican Families Leave U.S. for Home, Film Focuses on the Children

March 15, 2016 | City College

A new documentary by City College professor Tatyana Kleyn explores the alienation and disruption that results when children who have spent all or most of their lives in the U.S. move with their families to Mexico.

CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough

March 14, 2016 | City College

Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds to allow the formation of new ones. The study is the cover story in the journal ACS Catalysis published by the American Chemical Society.

CCNY’s Václav Paris receives NEH award for book research

March 11, 2016 | City College

Thanks to a 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities award, Václav Paris, assistant professor of English at The City College of New York, is spending this semester working on a book on early 20th-century modernist prose.

$500K grant to CCNY educator Beverly Falk for pre-K study

March 9, 2016 | City College

City College of New York educator Dr. Beverly Falk is the recipient of a $475,000 grant from the Foundation for Child Development for a study aimed at benefitting pre-K children from high-need and diverse communities.

Pioneering CCNY physicist Robert Alfano receives top honor

March 7, 2016 | City College

Dr. Robert R. Alfano, a pioneer in ultrafast optical science and engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the Optical Society of America’s Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. The award recognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics.

Melissa Julien wins national advertising fellowship

March 4, 2016 | City College

Melissa Julien is the latest member of The City College of New York’s Branding + Integrated Communications program selected for the 4A’s elite Multicultural Advertising Internship Program. As a MAIP Fellow, she will intern this summer at DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency.

CCNY presents “James Baldwin’s America”

March 2, 2016 | City College

“James Baldwin’s America,” is the title of a reading and discussion series at The City College of New York in March, celebrates the work of the renowned writer and Harlem native.

Celebrating Women’s History Month at City College

March 1, 2016 | City College

Female empowerment, networking and book discussions highlight The City College of New York’s 2016 Women’s History Month observance.

Chemist Teresa Bandosz receives Fulbright Scholar Award

February 26, 2016 | City College

City College of New York chemistry Professor Teresa J. Bandosz’ pioneering research has earned her a 2016-2017 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. Bandosz, who also holds a professorship in chemical engineering at City College, will travel to the University of Malaga in Spain to conduct research that could help alleviate global warming and solve energy problems.

Engineering major George Basaly wins WISE fellowship

February 23, 2016 | City College

George Basaly, a senior in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the recipient of a 2016 WISE fellowship for outstanding undergraduates. Its goal is to prepare future leaders of the engineering profession in the United States.

CCNY’s Colin Powell School and CUNY Law launch joint degree

February 22, 2016 | City College

The CUNY Board of Trustees has approved a new dual-degree program between The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and the CUNY School of Law that will lead to a masters in international relations and a JD in law. The proposal is pending approval by the New York State Department of Education.

Transportation expert Candace Brakewood named Rising Star Fellow

February 18, 2016 | City College

Dr. Candace Brakewood, assistant professor of civil engineering at The City College of New York, joins an elite group of academics this summer to explore the nexus of mobility and communications. She is one of seven transportation experts selected globally to participate in the 2016 Chan Wui and Yunyin Rising Star Workshop for Early Career Professionals aboard an England-bound cruise ship, July 6-13.

South Korean students fly in for philosophy seminar

February 11, 2016 | City College

Twenty-one students from South Korea’s Kyungpook National University are spending Feb. 16-23 at The City College of New York for a week-long seminar on philosophical counseling led by noted CCNY philosopher and author Dr. Lou Marinoff.

George Lois’ ‘Big Ideas’ come home to CCNY

January 19, 2016 | City College

Legendary art director, designer and ad man George Lois is gifting his archives to The City College of New York. Designated the “The George Lois Big Idea Archive,” the collection comprises films, TV and radio commercials, print ads, posters, scripts, correspondences, photos, memorabilia and numerous other items from a remarkable career spanning more than 65 years.

Students remember MLK, Jr. with Jamaica Bay clean-up

January 11, 2016 | City College

More than 50 City College of New York students and staff honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this year with a clean-up effort in Jamaica Bay from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. The volunteerism is part of the institution’s annual community-focused Martin Luther King Day of Service organized by CityServ in observance of the slain civil rights leader’s birthday.

SAVE THE DATE: “Una Vida, Dos Países” premieres at CCNY March 24

December 23, 2015 | City College

Associate Professor Tatyana Kleyn, who directs the School of Education’s Programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL, will premiere her documentary film, “Una Vida, Dos Países [One Life, Two Countries],” at the City College of New York on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m.

Weill Cornell Medical College presents alumnae award to President Coico

December 17, 2015 | City College

Lisa S. Coico, Ph.D., president of The City College of New York, is the recipient of the 2016 Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University’s Graduate School Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to biomedical research and education. It will be presented in May.

CCNY Students vie for $150K in Zahn venture prizes

December 16, 2015 | City College

A smart walker for seniors and an educational tool to help develop STEM skills are some of the creative venture ideas in The City College of New York’s 2016 Zahn Innovation Center Entrepreneurship competition. Twenty-eight City College student teams are in the competition that offers $149,000 in prize money.

City College Fund honors New Era Scholars

December 14, 2015 | City College

Three City College of New York students — freshman Gabrielle Cintron from Townsend Harris High School, freshman Kimberly Harris from Midwood High School and senior Raluca Soltoianu from Forest Hills High School — are among the 101 New Era Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year. They spoke at a luncheon honoring their achievements on Dec. 10.