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Professor Lynn Appelbaum Honored for 20 years of Service

March 3, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York media and communication arts (MCA) department will honor one of its own, Professor Lynn Appelbaum, for 20 years of service at a March 13 private reception. In addition, the department has established an endowed scholarship in her honor and created a Facebook page where well-wishers can share stories and post congratulatory messages.

CCNY’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies Launches Film Festival

February 25, 2014 | City College

The Americas Film Festival New York, June 2 – 5, to honor the rich diversity of cultures, languages and stories of the Americas
The Americas Film Festival New York (TAFFNY), a new festival to showcase feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations that represent the rich diversity of cultures, languages and stories of the Americas, will be held June 2 – 5 at The City College of New York Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, Manhattan, and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green.

11 CCNY Students Picked as Finalists for Advertising Internships

February 25, 2014 | City College

Eleven City College advertising and public relations students were selected as finalists for the 2014 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP), run by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As). The highly competitive program offers selected undergraduate and graduate students a 10-week paid summer internship at a 4A’s member advertising agency.

Leadership Summit Opens Women’s History Month at CCNY

February 24, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York marks the start of Women’s History Month with its 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, Saturday, March 1. Themed “Renaissance Woman,” the conference, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the North Academic Center (NAC) Hoffman Student Lounge, facilitates growth and connection among women’s groups and professionals and CUNY students.

February 27 Red Letter Day for CCNY’s Colin Powell School

February 24, 2014 | City College

Public invited to ’Meet the Dean‘ reception, groundbreaking talks, tours and insider’s view during ’A Day with the Colin Powell School at City College’

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is hosting “A Day with the Colin Powell School at City College” event Thursday, February 27. The day will:

Introduce the school’s first permanent dean, Vince Boudreau;
Showcase the remarkable work of the school’s departments and programs, and
Present new initiatives associated with the school’s founding.

New Study Supports Body Shape Index as Predictor of Mortality

February 24, 2014 | City College

In 2012, Dr. Nir Krakauer, an assistant professor of civil engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering, and his father, Dr. Jesse Krakauer, MD, developed a new method to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity.

A follow-up study, published February 20 by the online journal PLoS ONE, supports their contention that the technique, known as A Body Shape Index (ABSI), is a more effective predictor of mortality than Body Mass Index (BMI), the most common measure used to define obesity.

Panel of Historians to Examine 1812 Constitution of Cádiz

February 21, 2014 | City College

Historian Eric D. Weitz, dean of The City College of New York’s Division of Humanities and the Arts, leads a four-member panel discussion March 3 at CCNY on the groundbreaking 1812 Spanish Constitution of Cádiz. The conversation takes place 12 noon – 2 p.m. in the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) Archives and Library, Room 2/202, North Academic Center. The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

Ketchum Exec Talks to CCNY Students About Davos Forum

February 20, 2014 | City College

City College of New York advertising/public relations students will get first-hand insights Thursday, February 27, from the recent World Economic Forum held in Davos Switzerland. Barri Friedman Rafferty, senior partner and CEO, North America, Ketchum, will be the speaker that day for the “Lunch With Leaders” lecture series. Her topic will be “Lessons from Davos: Eight Global Trends Impacting Communications.”

Peace Advocate Olivier Urbain Speaks at City College Feb. 21

February 19, 2014 | City College

Peace advocate and author Olivier Urbain will speak at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Friday, February 21, in Steinman Auditorium. His talk precedes by six days the publication of his newest book, “A Forum for Peace: Daisaku Ikeda’s Proposals to the UN” (I. B. Tauris, 2014).

LGBT Youth Face Greater Cancer Risks, CCNY-Led Study

February 19, 2014 | City College

A new study led by City College of New York psychologist Margaret Rosario found that youths of same-sex orientation are more likely to engage in behaviors associated with cancer risk than heterosexuals. The peer-reviewed findings appear in the February 2014 issue of the “American Journal of Public Health.”

5th Annual “Is Hip Hop History?” Conference February 27 – 28

February 19, 2014 | City College

Event pays homage to “Beat Street,” iconic hip hop film featuring scenes shot at City College The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies hosts the fifth annual “Is Hip-Hop History?” Conference 5-10 p.m. Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), 7th Floor, 25 Broadway, Manhattan. […]

Six CCNY Students Travel to Belgium for Model European Union

February 19, 2014 | City College

Six students in City College’s fall 2013 European Union class taught by history lecturer Barbara Syrrakos’ got an opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice by participating in the SUNY Model European Union simulation, held January 8 – 11 at Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium. The students – junior Shantanu Roy, senior Lyndsey Zeichner, […]

Public Invited to WHCR Broadcast Law Forum February 20

February 18, 2014 | City College

WHCR 90.3 FM invites the public to the live broadcast of “From Dred Scott to Trayvon Martin: What is the Law to Black America?” 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in the North Academic Center Ballroom on the City College campus at 160 Convent Avenue, Manhattan. The station has assembled for the event an […]

4 Mellon Mays Fellows Travel to South Africa Over Winter Break

February 18, 2014 | City College

City College of New York seniors Rene Cordero, Shanna Jean-Baptiste, Emmanuel Lachaud and Debra Williams traveled to South Africa to attend the University of Cape Town Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF) January program. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded the trip. The program, which ran January 9 – 13, offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to introduce […]

Roosevelt Institute Publishes Five CCNY Student Policy Papers

February 14, 2014 | City College

Seven City College student members of The Roosevelt Institute, a progressive think tank, have had five papers accepted for publication in the Institute’s annual “10 Ideas Series,” which will come out in April. The booklet is a compilation of papers by Roosevelt student chapter members from more than 100 affiliated campuses.

Environmental Economics Major Finalist for Zayed Future Energy Prize

February 11, 2014 | City College

Arlae Castellanos’ solar power and energy education proposal for New York City high school earns her trip to Abu Dhabi, $50,000 to support her project

Arlae Castellanos, a junior at The City College of New York majoring in environmental economics through the CUNY BA program was a finalist for the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize. She traveled to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 6th annual awards ceremony, January 20, and received $50,000 to support her project, which competed in the global high school category.

CCNY Black History Month Art Exhibit Opens February 10

February 6, 2014 | City College

Artwork by seven nationally and internationally recognized African-American artists highlights “Shots, Strokes, Threads, Vol. 3,” the City College Black History Month art exhibit. The exhibit, which features Haitian art and work by CCNY SEEK students, as well, runs through February 28, and is on display in the Cohen Library Archives reading room, sixth floor, North Academic Center.

Project Teaches Undergrads to Reconstruct Ancient Family Histories

February 6, 2014 | City College

Approximately 200 student volunteers from The City College of New York and seven other New York area colleges are participating in The New York City Student Ancestry Project. The project kicked off Monday, February 3, at an event at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), where the students provided DNA cheek swabs for National Geographic’s Genographic Project.

CCNY Architecture Students Honor Brick Through Competition

January 31, 2014 | City College

Students to apply venerable materials for modern designs in contest sponsored by masonry contractors and bricklayers union
“It is important that you honor the material that you use,” architect Louis Kahn said in a 1971 talk to students at the University of Pennsylvania. Third-year students in City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture this semester will honor brick, the material Kahn used to make his point.

Vincent Boudreau Appointed First Dean of Colin Powell School

January 29, 2014 | City College

Dr. Vincent Boudreau is the first permanent dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York. The CUNY Board of Trustees approved his appointment at its January 27 meeting. Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, a professor of psychology, had been serving as interim dean since the school’s inauguration in April 2013.