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Rajan Menon Named Carnegie Council Global Ethics Scholar

May 27, 2014 | City College

Joins network of academicians from 15 countries on six continents supported by a platform of interactive multimedia resources

Rajan Menon, who holds the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science at The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, has been appointed a Global Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Reinvent Infrastructure Systems: Professor Hillary Brown

May 22, 2014 | City College

Her new book, ‘Next Generation Infrastructure,’ advocates system-level thinking and holistic approach to replacing aging public works

America’s aging infrastructure systems not only need replacement, they need to be reinvented, argues City College of New York Professor of Architecture Hillary Brown in “Next Generation Infrastructure: Principles for Post-Industrial Public Works.” Washington-based Island Press released the book earlier this month.

New Courses at City College in Bengali Gain Popularity

May 22, 2014 | City College

Bengali is spoken by more than a quarter billion people mainly in Bangladesh and the West Bengal region of India. At The City College of New York, not only is it the fourth most popular native language among students – behind English, Spanish and Chinese – but; undergraduates can now take a year of Bengali to fulfill their language requirement.

First Four President’s Community Scholars Graduate May 30

May 22, 2014 | City College

The first four City College of New York President’s Community Scholars will graduate May 30 as members of CCNY’s Class of 2014. City College President Lisa S. Coico established the scholarship program, which provides full tuition for high-achieving students from upper Manhattan, in 2010.

11 Teams Win $115K in City College Entrepreneurship Contests

May 20, 2014 | City College

$50,000 Kaylie Prize to GesTone for muscle tone assessment technology

GesTone, a technology using biosensors and smart detecting software to quantify and assess muscle tone, won the $50,000 Kaylie Prize for Hardware. It was the largest award of $115,000 in prize money distributed to 11 teams competing in three City College of New York entrepreneurship competitions this month that were run by the Zahn Innovation Center.

“Civil War 150” Exhibit at City College May 26 – June 16

May 20, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York hosts the traveling exhibit “Civil War 150,” May 26 through June 16. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, it will be on display in City College’s Cohen Library atrium located in the North Academic Center.

Mercedes Sosa Biopic Opens TAFFNY Film Festival

May 16, 2014 | City College

Four-day festival, June 2 – 5, led by CCNY’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, shares culture, language and stories of the Americas through film

Rodrigo H. Vila’s documentary “Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America” (“Mercedes Sosa: La voz de Latinoamérica”), will be the opening film for the inaugural The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The event, a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), runs June 2 – 5.

City College 168th Commencement 9 am Friday, May 30

May 16, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s 168th Commencement Exercises take place 9 a.m., Friday, May 30, on the City College campus at135th Street at Convent Avenue, Manhattan. President Lisa S. Coico will be the keynote speaker.

City College of New York Launches Center for the Arts

May 15, 2014 | City College

City Council, CUNY Commit $12.5 Million for renovations, upgrades to Aaron Davis Hall

The City College of New York is proud to announce the launch of The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). The Center will serve as a cultural hub that builds a sense of community both within the school and its surrounding neighborhood, while inspiring creativity and diversity. It will also provide a premier venue for local and national performers and for art patrons in the tri-state area.

Three City College Seniors Named 2014 Salk Scholars

May 14, 2014 | City College

Shah Nawaz Chaudhary, Ariel Karten and Rebecca Moore, members of The City College of New York’s Class of 2014, have been selected to receive the 2014 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded by The City University of New York (CUNY).

Latif Jiji Receives CCNY President’s Award for Excellence

May 14, 2014 | City College

Dr. Latif M. Jiji, Herbert Kayser Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Grove School of Engineering, received The City College of New York’s President’s Award for Excellence Tuesday, May 13, for his half century of work at CCNY. Professor Jiji was among the honorees at CCNY’s 2014 faculty recognition ceremony in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall on the college campus.

CCNY President Salutes College’s S.T.A.R. Performers

May 13, 2014 | City College

City College President Lisa S. Coico presented S.T.A.R. awards (Service, Teamwork, Action and Results) to six administrators, one posthumously, May 7 at the annual President’s Staff Appreciation and Service Awards ceremony.

7 Grove School Students Win NIST Summer Fellowships

May 9, 2014 | City College

Seven students from The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering have won 2014 NIST-SURF fellowships for summer research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md. NIST, a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, describes itself as one of the world’s leading research institutions.

3 CCNY Theatre Majors Headed to London for Summer

May 6, 2014 | City College

Three City College of New York theatre majors will spend this summer in an intensive eight-week program at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA), supported by the City College Fund and the Division of Humanities and the Arts.

Isolating the Circuits that Control Voluntary Movement

May 6, 2014 | City College

Sophie Davis Professor John Martin and colleagues use genetically altered mice to demonstrate role of corticospinal tract

Extraordinarily complex networks of circuits that transmit signals from the brain to the spinal cord control voluntary movements. Researchers have been challenged to identify the controlling circuits, but they lacked the tools needed to dissect, at the neural level, the way the brain produces voluntary movements.

Jazz Great Steve Wilson Enhances CCNY Music Program

May 5, 2014 | City College

Steve Wilson is acclaimed as one of the finest saxophonists in the business. Now he is back at The City College of New York helping enhance the music department’s jazz curriculum. Simultaneously, his illustrious career continues full clip with one CD wrapped up and live recording of another scheduled May 19 at the Village Vanguard.

Six from City College Receive Fulbright Awards

May 2, 2014 | City College

Fulbright awards have been raining down on The City College of New York this spring as three professors, an undergraduate and a recent alumna have received grants from the program. Dr. Daniel DiSalvo, assistant professor of political science in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and Jessie Chaffee, a 2011 graduate of the MFA program in creative writing, are the latest awardees.

CCNY Invites Harlem Children to Family Arts Day May 10

May 2, 2014 | City College

Clowns, puppets, masking making and sing-a-longs will all be part of the treat at The City College of New York’s 4th Family Arts Day, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Aaron Davis Hall. Activities include mask-making, puppetry, sing-a-longs, storytelling, live performances and more. The event is free and open to children aged six to 11, their siblings and parents from Harlem and surrounding communities.

16 City College Start-Ups Compete for $50,000 in Prizes

May 1, 2014 | City College

Sixteen City College start-up enterprises are competing for $50,000 in prizes at the Zahn Innovation Center’s Final Pitch Night. The event runs 3:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Faculty Dining Room, Third Floor, North Academic Center on The City College of New York campus.

Pianist Kenny Werner Headlines 2014 CUNY Jazz Festival

April 30, 2014 | City College

World-class pianist Kenny Werner will be the guest artist for the 14th annual CUNY Jazz Festival, May 6 -7 in Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B at The City College of New York. The festival brings together on one stage performing ensembles from City College and other CUNY institutions – including Hunter College and Queens College. The event runs 12 noon – 10 p.m. both days and admission is free.