Cheyidatou Traore spoke three languages but little English when she arrived in the United States from her native Togo five years ago. On December 3, the Bronx resident was one of 51 inductees to The City College of New York chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE), a national honor society for students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria.
C-SPAN3 will carry a lecture by City College of New York Associate Professor of History Gregory Downs 8 p.m. Saturday, December 28, as part of its American History TV weekend programming. In New York City, C-SPAN3 is carried on Time Warner Cable channels 149, 1902 and 777 (high definition). The lecture will also be streamed live and added to C-SPAN’s archives December 30 for future online viewing.
Researchers at The City College of New York have reported the successful transformation of vegetable oils to a semisolid form using low-calorie sugars as a structuring agent. The findings portend the development of alternatives to structured oil products produced using saturated/trans fatty acids, which have been linked to coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes.
In November, students in Professor Linda Villarosa’s “Introduction to Journalism” class participated in an online press conference with the producers of “Overly Attached Andy,” a new YouTube television series. After the Q&A was over, each student filed their story and Professor Villarosa selected two of the best, by Aurea Gonzalez and Akbar Mirza, to post on “The Conversation,” the City College journalism program’s blog.
“Godka Cirka – A Hole in the Sky,” a 10-minute short co-directed by City College of New York film and video professor Antonio Tibaldi and alumnus Alex Lora, ’12, MFA media arts production, is an official selection for both the Sundance Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam next month.
‘Liminal States’ features works of six MFA candidates in CCNY’s new Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice program
When Professor Hajoe Moderegger, director of City College’s Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice program (DIAP), wanted to find someone to curate an exhibition of works by his students, he didn’t have to look far. He put out a query to graduate art history majors, and Maggie Downing jumped at the opportunity.
The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies (CCNY-CPS) announces that spring semester registration is now open for the National Restaurant Association Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) Certification Program. CCNY-CPS also offers Food Safety Manager and Alcohol Training Certification Programs.
The FMP certification program is designed to teach the highest level of professional competencies in the foodservice industry. The ServSafe® FMP program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. All courses are taught by National Restaurant Association certified instructors. Upon completion of the certification, job placement assistance can be obtained through NYC Business Solutions.
In his private practice, George Ranalli, dean of City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, has designed for a rock star as well as some of New York City’s poorest residents. His body of work, which spans more than 30 years, is the subject of “In Situ,” a 450-page book published by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers to be released December 16.
The City College of New York is pleased to announce that Alumni House, a limestone townhouse it owns in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights Historic District, will become part of the recently established Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Renovations to the building, located at the corner of Convent Avenue and W. 141st Street, are scheduled to begin early in 2014.
The City College of New York announced today that ten fourth-year students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education BS/MD program have been chosen to receive the Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarship, which awards $30,000 toward medical studies. They are the 34th cohort of scholars in the program, which was begun in 2000.
The City College of New York today announced the launch of a yearlong human rights forum that will bring together members of the City College and New York City communities to examine human rights issues through multiple lenses. The inaugural event will be a lecture by Dr. Eric D. Weitz, dean of humanities and the arts at City College, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, in the North Academic Center Ballroom on the City College campus.
On Monday, December 2, photos of more than 100 City College students who participated in the Project Speak Up Speak Out photo campaign will be displayed on a banner to be hung in the rotunda of the North Academic Center.
The hanging of the banner, which will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. that day, culminates a campaign begun during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October to increase awareness of domestic violence issues.
Self-taught fine artist Chrissy Pena has explored the beauty of life against all odds in her powerful exhibit “The Rhythm of My Colors,” currently on display at the City College Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE). The 20-piece framed pastel art installation runs through December 6 and is free and open to the public.
The City College of New York launches “Science and Society,” a yearlong lecture series, Thursday, December 5. Yale University historian Daniel Kevles will be the first speaker. His talk, “Genetics, Law and Human Rights,” will be presented from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 1/201, North Academic Center.
Widline Cadet in Haiti where the 2013 CCNY graduate is documenting the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake there as a Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellow.
The City College of New York School of Education is helping to increase the number of qualified bilingual teachers working in New York City schools, by offering a program leading to state certification to teach in English and an additional language. The new program, funded by the New York City Department of Education, is in its second year and is training an additional 40 – 45 in-service teachers a year to teach in more than one language.
The City College of New York is one of four colleges and universities awarded grants from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop design strategies to improve resiliency in coastal zones subject to flooding such as that caused by Hurricane Sandy. The CCNY project will focus on developing proposals for Jamaica Bay, a 31-square mile estuarine embayment located in Brooklyn and Queens.
The City College community will gather with the friends and family of Marshall Berman Friday, November 22, to pay tribute to Professor Berman, who passed away September 11. The tribute will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, and is free and open to the public.
Retha Powers, acting assistant director of City College’s publishing certificate program, has edited the first book to catalog more than 5,000 years of quotations attributed to black people. “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World,” published by Little, Brown and Co., goes on sale November 19.
Eleven local and regional artist explore the theme of an AIDS-free world in the exhibit “When Morning Comes: A World Without AIDS” opening at The City College of New York Wednesday, November 20. The presentation runs through December 20.