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Marilyn Nelson is special guest at 44th CCNY Poetry Festival

May 2, 2016 | City College

Award-winning poet and author Marilyn Nelson is the guest poet at the 44th annual City College Poetry Festival, Friday, May 13. Up to 150 students from 50 schools are expected to recite their poems at this year’s event, dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word.” The all-day, all-verse event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Theater of City College’s Aaron Davis Hall.

Trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm to play at jazz festival, May 5-6

May 2, 2016 | City College

Renowned trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm, who has performed with legends such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Goodman, and George Benson, is the guest artist at the 16th CUNY Jazz Festival at The City College of New York, May 5-6.

Colin Powell School’s Chayanne Marcano wins Smithsonian award

April 28, 2016 | City College

Chayanne Marcano, an anthropology major in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, is spending this summer at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. after her latest honor. The junior is the recipient of a research internship at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

First Lady continues a CCNY tradition

April 26, 2016 | City College

More than 40 years ago, Coretta Scott King became the first female commencement speaker in the history of The City College of New York when she addressed CCNY’s Class of 1971. Her charge to the graduates came eight years after her slain husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had delivered the commencement address to the Class of 1963.

CCNY Concrete canoe wins second place in regionals

April 22, 2016 | City College

The latest in a long line of physics defying, prize-winning concrete canoes out of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering placed second overall in the Metropolitan Conference competition at Cook’s Pond in Denville, N.J.

CCNY Black Studies undergrads win Mellon Mays fellowships

April 22, 2016 | City College

Two City College of New York students, Victoria Juste and Timothy McGhee, have been awarded two-year Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival set for May 7

April 20, 2016 | City College

The culminating event for an innovative graduate program in educational theatre welcomes scores of young community members to The City College of New York on Saturday, May 7, for the Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival.

CCNY’s “Iodonator” wins Chem-E- Car competition

April 15, 2016 | City College

“Iodonator – C8,” the latest chemical powered vehicle designed by City College of New York engineering students, took first place at the Mid-Atlantic regional competition to qualify for the AIChE’s national finals in San Francisco this November.

City College trio named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

April 14, 2016 | City College

Andoni Mourdoukoutas, biomedical engineering senior in the Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York, and two recent CCNY graduates have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

CCNY sophomore and Macaulay Honors freshman receive Watson Fellowships

April 12, 2016 | City College

Sophomore Emily Costa and freshman Jaclyn Williams, the latter from the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York, are this year’s Jeannette K. Watson Fellows at CCNY. Created in 1999, the Watson Fellowship program provides summer internships, professional development opportunities and mentoring for outstanding undergraduate students from select New York City colleges and universities. It is supported by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.

CCNY Macaulay Honors duo named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

April 7, 2016 | City College

Two members of the Macaulay Honors College program at The City College of New York have been named 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. Paulina R. Librizzi and Ellianna Schwab, both juniors, join a list of talented students in science, engineering and mathematics recognized nationally by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

CCNY student Jasmin Klinger scores music for Cameron-Scorsese film

April 5, 2016 | City College

When the credits roll for Domenica Cameron-Scorsese’s debut feature, “Almost Paris,” at its Tribeca Film Festival premier April 24, among the names on the screen will be Jasmin Klinger’s, a City College of New York BFA music major. The junior from Israel scored the music for the film by Martin Scorsese’s actress-director daughter. Klinger composed, recorded and mixed the score at City College’s Sonic Arts Center (SAC).

First Lady Michelle Obama addresses City College of New York Class of 2016

April 4, 2016 | City College

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address during the 170th Commencement Ceremony at The City College of New York on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. on the South Campus Great Lawn on the CCNY campus in historic Harlem, where more than 3,000 students make up the Class of 2016.

CCNY student engineers announce new project in Nicaragua

March 30, 2016 | City College

The City College of New York student chapter of Engineers without Borders’ (EWB-USA CCNY) latest initiative is a water access project to benefit a rural community in Siuna, Nicaragua. Currently, 46 percent of the Tadazna community or approximately 370 people, lack access to drinking water. The project adopted by the chapter entails the construction of […]

City College mourns distinguished alumnus Andrew Grove ’60

March 23, 2016 | City College

Dr. Andrew S. Grove, a distinguished member of The City College of New York’s Class of 1960 whose $26 million gift to the institution in 2005 is the largest in CCNY’s history, died in Los Altos, Calif., on Monday. He was 79.

Neurogeneticist Huda Zoghbi is Levine-de Beer speaker at CCNY, April 7

March 21, 2016 | City College

Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, a renowned neurogeneticist from Baylor College of Medicine, presents this year’s Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York on Thursday, April 7. Her talk, “The Story of Rett Syndrome and the Insight it Provides into Neuropsychiatric Disorders” begins at 5 p.m. in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Mayor’s Office, CCNY, CUNY re-launch Benchmarking Help Center

March 18, 2016 | City College

The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) is partnering with the CUNY Building Performance Lab, an initiative of The City College of New York-based CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, to re-launch the NYC Benchmarking Help Center.

Sternberg lecture at CCNY discusses challenges of disconnected Latino youth

March 16, 2016 | City College

The third annual Sternberg Family Lecture at The City College of New York on Wednesday, March 30, presents a discussion by three experts entitled “A disrupted Foundation: Employment, School Retention, and Social Ties among Disconnected Latino Youth.” Hosted by the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the lecture starts at 4:30 p.m. in City College’s Great Hall.

As Mexican Families Leave U.S. for Home, Film Focuses on the Children

March 15, 2016 | City College

A new documentary by City College professor Tatyana Kleyn explores the alienation and disruption that results when children who have spent all or most of their lives in the U.S. move with their families to Mexico.

CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough

March 14, 2016 | City College

Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds to allow the formation of new ones. The study is the cover story in the journal ACS Catalysis published by the American Chemical Society.