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Five Student Teams Win $8,000 in Spitzer School Brick Design Contest

April 10, 2014 | City College

Competition sponsored by masonry contractors, bricklayers union challenges third-year architecture students to design meditation space for church

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York today announced the winners of $8,000 in prizes in a competition intended to help students learn how to design with brick. Dean George Ranalli and Professor Christian Volkmann, coordinator of the third-year undergraduate studio, presented the awards at a ceremony in the school’s Sciame Auditorium.

3 Grove School Alums Establish IEEE Student Chapter in Haiti

April 8, 2014 | City College

The catastrophic 2010 earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 300,000 Haitians and displaced 1.3 million more impacted persons of Haitian descent throughout the diaspora, and The City College of New York was no exception. Michele Boisrond, Paul Merisier and Richard D. Sam, 2013 graduates of City College’s Grove School of Engineering, are applying their knowledge to help students in their homeland prepare for and respond to future disasters.

J. Max Bond Center Hosts Public Interest Design Institute

April 7, 2014 | City College

Nearly 100 architects, landscape architects and community development professionals from several states attended a two-day Public Interest Design Institute held March 24 – 25 at City College’s Spitzer School of Architecture. The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City, Design Corps and the SEED Network (Social, Economic, Environmental Design) organized the event, one of the largest of its kind to date.

LAGRANT Foundation Awards Scholarships to 3 City College Students

April 7, 2014 | City College

One undergraduate, two graduate students from CCNY Media & Communication Arts Department are recipients

Three students from The City College of New York Media And Communication Arts (MCA) Department – an undergraduate advertising/public relations major and two students in the new Masters in Branding + Integrated Communications program – are LAGRANT Foundation 2014 scholarship recipients. The scholarships support students from ethnically diverse backgrounds pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and public relations.

Spitzer School Students Design Residence for Peruvian Hospital

April 7, 2014 | City College

Visiting volunteers working at a hospital in rural Peru will soon have an environmentally friendly residence to stay at thanks, in part to the efforts of two graduate students in City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The Yantaló Volunteer House, which is affiliated with the Yantaló Peru Foundation, is expected to open later this year.

April 7 Forum to Spotlight Seismic Shifts in Views of Disability

April 4, 2014 | City College

Leading American anthropologists Faye Ginsburg, a MacArthur fellow, and Rayna Rapp to examine forces reshaping the culture of disability

Today, new conceptions of disability are sweeping the public imagination. Casting off imagery of recuperation, tragedy, and weakness, people with disabled bodies are moving beyond “inclusion” to claim their worth on every stage.

CCNY CPS Offers Visual Storytelling and Broadway Production

April 3, 2014 | City College

Award-winning producers Richard Martin and Alia Jones-Harvey and voiceover guru Evan Malter are among noted professionals teaching media and theatrical courses this spring in The City College of New York’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) program.

Film Professor Jerry Carlson’s “Nueva York” Wins Two Emmys

April 3, 2014 | City College

“Nueva York,” CUNY TV’s Spanish-language cultural series created and produced by City College film Professor Jerry Carlson, won two New York Emmy Awards at the 57

7 from City College Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 3, 2014 | City College

City College of New York senior chemical engineering major Alla Zamarayeva, a 2013 Goldwater Scholar, and six recent CCNY graduates have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Undergrads Fariha Hussain, Kachael Stocks Named Watson Fellows

April 3, 2014 | City College

City College of New York freshman Fariha Hussain and sophomore Kachael Stocks have received Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships for 2014. Now in its 15th year, the Watson Fellowship program provides summer internships, professional development opportunities and mentoring for outstanding undergraduate students from 12 select New York City colleges and universities.

NSF Program Director Speaks At Women in Engineering Luncheon, April 10

March 31, 2014 | City College

Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson, program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Chemical and Biological Separations program will be the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s Women in Engineering Luncheon, Thursday, April 10.

CCNY Physics Department Presents Public Lectures April 9 & 10

March 31, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York Department of Physics presents two public lectures April 9 and 10:
The Mark Zemansky Lecture, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Room 95, Shepard Hall, by Dr. Steven E. Koonin, director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University.
The Herman Z. Cummins Lecture, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Room 418N, Marshak Science Center, by Dr. Albert Libchaber, Detlev W. Bronk Professor, Laboratory of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Rockefeller University.

City College Announces 2014 Commencement Honorees

March 28, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York today announced it will award honorary degrees at its 168th Commencement Exercises, May 30, to three distinguished New Yorkers in recognition of their professional accomplishments. The three recipients are:

ASME Awards $1,500 for Student Club’s Mentoring Program at CCNY

March 28, 2014 | City College

A mentoring program launched by The City College of New York ‘s student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is off to a flying start after winning a $1,500 Diversity Action Grant from the Society’s metropolitan section.

TV Journalist Jessica Abo Speaks at CCNY Student Event April 2

March 28, 2014 | City College

Jessica Abo will be the inaugural speaker for a lecture series on giving back launched by a new City College of New York student organization known as “YES” (Youth Engaged Society). Ms. Abo has worked at NY1 News as an anchor and reporter. The event, which is free and open to the public, take places 12 noon, Wednesday, April 2, in Room 107, Shepard Hall, on the City College campus.

Lani Guinier, Derald Wing Sue Keynote Inclusive Excellence Symposium

March 27, 2014 | City College

All-day event hosted by City College Council for Inclusive Excellence Friday, April 11, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall
The City College Council for Inclusive Excellence hosts a symposium on “Creating a Culture of Faculty Inclusive Excellence” 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall on the City College campus. Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier and Dr. Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, are the keynote speakers.

42nd Annual CCNY Poetry Festival Scheduled for May 9

March 21, 2014 | City College

Aracelis Girmay and Elana Bell are featured guest poets

Award-winning poets Aracelis Girmay and Elana Bell will be the featured guest poets for the 42nd annual City College Poetry Festival, presented by the City College Poetry Outreach Center. The all-day, all-verse event runs 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Theater B of Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue on the CCNY campus. Dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” the festival has become New York’s longest-running poetry celebration.

Professor Luo Participates in Western Pacific Climate Field Mission

March 21, 2014 | City College

Serves on Guam-based science team measuring chemicals transported by deep convective clouds near Equator that affect global climate change Dr. Z. Johnny Luo, associate professor in Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science and NOAA-CREST Institute at The City College of New York, served as a science team member for a recent National Center for Atmospheric […]

Rights Leaders to Discuss Fights Against Torture, Crimes Against Humanity

March 21, 2014 | City College

UN investigator Juan E. Mendez, International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, headline panels March 27, April 2

The City College of New York Human Rights Forum will host two leaders in the global fight to stem crimes against humanity: Juan E. Mendez, March 27, and Luis Moreno Ocampo, April 2. Setting the stage for the talks will be a screening on March 27 of the documentary “Watchers of the Sky.”

Colin Powell School Hosts Inaugural Sternberg Family Lecture April 1

March 19, 2014 | City College

Social Critic Andrew Delbanco to talk on future of American higher education

WHO: Andrew Delbanco
WHAT: “Do America’s Colleges Have a Future?”
WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
WHERE: The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10031