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CCNY student startups win $144K in Zahn Entrepreneurship Pitch

April 30, 2015 | City College

Student startups with concepts ranging from a chip that can determine drug treatment options for cancer patients to reusable bamboo cloth baby diapers were the big winners in The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center Entrepreneurship Final Pitch Wednesday night.

Trumpet great Ralph Alessi to play CUNY Jazz Festival at CCNY, May 7-8

April 29, 2015 | City College

The 15th Annual CUNY Jazz Festival, a gathering of bands and ensembles from across the CUNY system, takes place May 7-8 at The City College of New York.

Five student teams win $7,000 in CCNY brick design competition

April 29, 2015 | City College

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York awarded $7,000 in prize money to five student teams that participated in the 2015 CCNY Masonry Design Competition, which is intended to help students learn how to design with brick. Acting Dean Gordon Gebert and Professor Christian Volkmann, the coordinator of the third-year undergraduate studio, presented the awards at a ceremony in the School’s Sciame Auditorium.

Syed Haider ’14 wins Salk Scholarship for medical school

April 28, 2015 | City College

Syed Haider from The City College of New York’s Class of 2014 has been awarded a 2015 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship for medical school by the City University of New York.

The City College of New York and Santander Bank formalize collaboration agreement

April 28, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York and Santander Bank have formalized an agreement to increase access to continuing education programs, enhance international outreach initiatives and support cultural offerings.

CCNY students stellar at CSTEP Conference

April 24, 2015 | City College

City College students placed first in five fields at the 23rd Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) conference at The Sagamore on Lake George-in-Bolton Landing, NY, April 19. The College also recorded one second place finish.

CCNY Researchers Use Novel Polarization to Increase Data Speeds

April 23, 2015 | City College

As the world’s exponentially growing demand for digital data slows the Internet and cell phone communication, City College of New York researchers may have just figured out a new way to increase its speed.

Stephen Volz keynotes NOAA-CREST Day at CCNY

April 22, 2015 | City College

Stephen Volz, assistant administrator for Satellite and Information Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, delivered the keynote address, “Earth, Space, Science and You,” at City College of New York’s 14th Annual NOAA-CREST Day in Steinman Hall at the Grove School of Engineering on April 14.

Two CCNY Students Awarded LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships

April 21, 2015 | City College

Kai Simmonds and Donna Dei-Baning, students in The City College of New York’s media and communication arts (MCA) department, have been awarded 2015 LAGRANT Foundation scholarships. They are the only recipients from New York State.

CCNY Class of ’15 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

April 17, 2015 | City College

Mexican-born Violeta Contreras Ramirez, a student in The City College of New York’s Honors Program graduating with a double major in biology and psychology, will be the Class of 2015 Valedictorian at CCNY’s 169th Commencement Exercises, May 29. Da Wi Shin, a Korean immigrant and biomedical engineering major in the Macaulay Honors College at City College, will be the Salutatorian.

Greenland Darkening to Continue, Predicts CCNY Expert Marco Tedesco

April 16, 2015 | City College

Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, Dr. Marco Tedesco, a City College of New York scientist, said at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna today.

Physicist Myriam Sarachik Speaks on the Rights of Women in the Sciences

April 14, 2015 | City College

More than 70 years ago, Myriam Sarachik’s family fled her native Belgium when the Germans invaded. After several attempts they succeeded in escaping the Nazis in late 1941. They lived for more than five years in Cuba and then settled in New York in 1947. In the early 1960s, Dr. Sarachik battled hard to gain a faculty position in physics at a time when there were few women in the field.

CCNY Launches Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival, May 9

April 14, 2015 | City College

In the latest treat for young members of the neighboring community and beyond, The City College of New York launches its first annual Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival Saturday, May 9. Fun and educational events are scheduled 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the college’s Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B.

Johnny Luo’s Airborne Team Receives NASA Award

April 10, 2015 | City College

A NASA mission team led by 12 scientists, including Dr. Z. Johnny Luo, associate professor in The City College of New York Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and NOAA-CREST Institute, has received the NASA Group Achievement Award.

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu to Present Cummins Lecture at CCNY, April 17

April 10, 2015 | City College

Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will deliver the third Herman Cummins Lecture at The City College of New York 3 p.m. Friday, April 17. Entitled “Microscopy 2.0 plus Energy and Climate Change,” his talk in the North Academic Center room 0/201, will survey microscopy, energy, climate change and the transition to a sustainable world.

CCNY Junior Antonios Mourdoukoutas Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

April 9, 2015 | City College

Antonios Mourdoukoutas, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering in the Grove School of Engineering and Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for 2015.

CCNY’s Theresa Montini Awarded $300K for Tobacco Cessation Study

April 8, 2015 | City College

Despite significant decreases in Americans’ tobacco use, approximately 70% of homeless people use tobacco. This high rate of tobacco use among homeless people is attributed to the links between tobacco use and substance use, and tobacco use and mental illness.

Writer Hasanthika Sirisena wins Juniper Prize

April 7, 2015 | City College

Hasanthika Sirisena, adjunct lecturer in creative writing at The City College of New York, has won the 2015 Juniper Prize for fiction for her short story collection “The Other One.” The book will be published in spring 2016 by the University of Massachusetts Press, which gives out the award.

6 From CCNY Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

April 6, 2015 | City College

Danielle G. Rivera, a master of Science in biology major at The City College of New York and five recent CCNY graduates have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

CCNY Junior Neville Green Elected NSBE National Chair

April 2, 2015 | City College

Neville Green, a junior in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering was elected national chair of the 29,000 member National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at its 2015 convention March 29 in Anaheim, Calif. A second City College junior, Joshua James, was elected national finance chair of the student-managed organization. Both will serve one-year terms beginning May 1.