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CCNY startup joins Merck Accelerator in Kenya

October 11, 2016 | City College

Co-founders of VeriPAD, a startup launched at the Zahn Innovation Center by three City College of New York graduates, relocated to Nairobi, Kenya as part of the prestigious Merck KGaA Accelerator Program. The three-month program offers extensive funding, mentorship and technical support for budding entrepreneurs in healthcare in Africa.

CCNY awards 10 President’s Community Scholarships

October 7, 2016 | City College

Ten high-achieving students from the Bronx and Washington Heights are recipients of City College of New York President’s Community scholarships, which provide free tuition for undergraduate study.

City College receives $5.2m federal grant for major STEM upgrade

October 7, 2016 | City College

STEM education at The City College of New York is set for a quantum leap with the receipt of a $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year award to the only senior STEM campus in the CUNY system is for a project dubbed the CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM or “CiPASS.” Its main goals are to improve CCNY graduation and retention rates and increase the number of students receiving STEM degrees, particularly those from underrepresented groups

CCNY’s Americas Poetry Festival welcomes international poets

October 6, 2016 | City College

The third annual international and multicultural Americas Poetry Festival of New York (TAPFNY) welcomes 60 poets from 22 countries to share their works in 10 different languages. The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE) is a sponsor of the festival.

New Moxie Institute Invests in Creativity and Innovation at CCNY

October 5, 2016 | City College

A new $10 Million gift to the City College of New York from the Moxie Foundation will strengthen the College’s capacity to prepare students for creative problem solving in the 21st century. The gift will establish the Moxie Institute, a platform designed to support outside of the box thinking, experiential learning, and academic innovation throughout every discipline at CCNY. The ultimate goal of the gift is to empower students in every major with the realization that they are capable of creating significant change in the world.

CCNY’s English Language Institute attracts international students

September 30, 2016 | City College

The English Language Institute at The City College of New York prepares international professionals and students for the challenges of American colleges. Students from up to 25 countries frequently journey to CCNY to study in the institute run by Continuing and Professional Studies.

$4.27m grant boosts CCNY expert John Martin’s spinal cord injury research

September 30, 2016 | City College

For people with cervical spinal cord injuries, regaining hand function is the highest priority. Currently there are no effective treatments for people living with paralysis or profound weakness after SCI. A new $4.27 million grant to John Martin, medical professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, from the New York State Department of Health is aimed at boosting research

Wall Street Journal trumpets CCNY’s remarkable diversity

September 29, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s renowned diversity is once again a big hit in national college rankings – by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education this time. Their 2016 rankings place City College at #2 for environment.

Attorney Stuart Katz gifts $1 million to CCNY

September 27, 2016 | City College

Thanks to a $1 million gift from attorney and distinguished alumnus Stuart Z. Katz, The City College of New York is establishing a new endowed professorship in the Division of Humanities and the Arts. The gift will be administered by The City College Fund.

Film graduate Yvonne Ng wins silver Academy Award medal

September 23, 2016 | City College

City College of New York M.F.A. in film graduate, Yvonne Ng, is the winner of this year’s Student Academy Awards® competition for her short film, “Cloud Kumo.”

Ng won the silver medal in the Alternative Category at the 2016 awards ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. She is the fourth Student Academy Award winner for the M.F.A. program in 10 years.

City College Center for the Arts celebrates the Langston Hughes legacy

September 22, 2016 | City College

Nearly 50 years after his passing, Langston Hughes is still recognized as one of America’s greatest writers. He’s revered as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance and an innovator of jazz poetry. On October 7, City College Center for the Arts celebrates Hughes’ enduring legacy in the Harlem community and beyond with a dramatic reading and signing of “Letters from Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond,” the most recent book of Hughes’ correspondence. The event begins at 6:45 p.m. in CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall. Click here for ticket information.

Educator Beverly Falk highlights pre-k study in new documentary

September 20, 2016 | City College

Professor Beverly Falk, director of the Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education, showcases “Walking Alongside the Learner: Curriculum in Yvonne’s Pre-K Classroom,” a short documentary about what high quality early learning looks like in early childhood education.

CCNY students immerse in new arts internship program

September 16, 2016 | City College

Six City College of New York students intern at some of New York City’s finest arts and cultural institutions for 24 weeks throughout the academic year as part of CUNY Cultural Service Corps, a new paid internship program. The launch of this program promotes diversity within the city of New York’s cultural sector and will […]

U.S. News ranks City College among Best Regional Universities for 2017

September 13, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York is among the top 100 Best Regional Universities in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report 2017 rankings. City College also continues to be one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse institutions, ranked #2 among regional universities in the north.

Royal Society of Chemistry inducts CCNY’s Mahesh Lakshman

September 13, 2016 | City College

City College of New York Chemistry Professor Mahesh Lakshman is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the world’s leading community of scientists in that field. His induction is part of the society’s long legacy of advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

Guatemalan film “500 Years” starts Latino History Month observance

September 12, 2016 | City College

A test screening of the documentary “500 Years,” about the 2013 genocide trial of a former Guatemalan president and its aftermath, marks the start of Latino Heritage Month at The City College of New York. The film premieres in CCNY’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE) auditorium on September 14 at 6 p.m.

CCNY rooftop garden yields first crop

September 9, 2016 | City College

From a RoofPod garden atop the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture building at The City College of New York comes a bumper harvest for the community to partake in.

CCNY film graduate Yvonne Ng wins Academy Award

September 7, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York’s M.F.A. in film graduate, Yvonne Ng, is the winner of this year’s Student Academy Awards ® competition for her short film, “Cloud Kumo.” As a winner, Ng’s short film is eligible to compete for the 2016 Oscars® in either the Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film or Live Action Short Film categories.

CCNY’s Candace Brakewood makes Mass Transit’s Top 40 Under 40 list

September 7, 2016 | City College

City College of New York transportation expert Candace Brakewood is listed in Mass Transit magazine’s 2016 Top 40 Under 40 national honors. The accolade recognizes individuals for their contributions and for showing a capacity for innovation, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in transit. The only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, […]

Experts discuss critical issues in CCNY’s Presidential Conversations

September 6, 2016 | City College

Some of the most pertinent issues in education, society and health are the subject of discussion in the third series of The City College of New York’s Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement.