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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.

CCNY Names Class of ’14 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

April 28, 2014 | City College

Arielle Elmaleh-Sachs from The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education will be the Class of 2014 Valedictorian at CCNY’s 168th Commencement Exercises, May 30 on the college campus. Simone Gordon, recently named a Fulbright U.S. Student Award winner, will be the Salutatorian.

National Jazz Museum in Harlem to Honor CCNY, President Coico

April 24, 2014 | City College

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) will present its first “Jazz and Community Leadership Award” to The City College of New York and CCNY President Lisa S. Coico June 9 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in Manhattan.

DNA of 200 NYC Students Reveals a Microcosm of the World

April 24, 2014 | City College

National Geographic’s Genographic Project finds 130 distinct maternal lineages among participants in study led by City College of New York

The 200 college students who provided DNA samples in February for the New York City Student Ancestry Project, led by The City College of New York, today learned the results of an analysis of their genetic profile at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The students, from eight institutions in the New York metropolitan area, had their samples analyzed by National Geographic’s Genographic Project.

CCNY Team Develops Cancer Drug Screening Technology

April 22, 2014 | City College

Dr. Zeynep Dereli Korkut forms company to commercialize 3D microfluid testing chamber designed as thesis project in lab of Professor Sihong Wang

Supported by a NSF CAREER grant awarded in 2011, Dr. Sihong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering in City College’s Grove School of Engineering has been working with students to develop three-dimensional microfluid cell array for screening anti-cancer drugs.

Hostos, LaGuardia, CCNY Align Environmental Engineering

April 22, 2014 | City College, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College

Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.

City College Students Excel at Black Engineers Convention

April 21, 2014 | City College

A prize-winning app developed in 24 hours by three City College of New York engineering students took first place in a “Hackathon” competition held at the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) 40th annual national convention, March 26 – 30 in Nashville, Tenn. The award was one of the 11 accolades garnered by the 52 City College students participating in the event.

City College Students Garner Seven Awards at CSTEP Conference

April 21, 2014 | City College

Seven out of ten students from the City College Academy for Professional Preparation (CCAPP) who presented at New York State CSTEP Student Conference won awards in their categories, the most among the 49 participating institutions. The conference was held April 11 – 13 in Lake George. CCNY students received three distinguished winner awards and four honorable mentions.

CCNY Featured In “Princeton Review” Green College Guide

April 17, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles City College in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

Scholar to Discuss Education & Health Disparities in CCNY Talk, April 24

April 16, 2014 | City College

Dr. William F. Tate, an expert on health and education disparities, will speak at The City College of New York 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Faculty Dining Room. His topic will be “Education and Health Disparities: Taking Seriously the Geospatial Nature of Regional Conditions.” His appearance is part of the City College School of Education’s Doyle and Alba Bortner Distinguished Speaker Series in Urban Education. The talk is free and open to the public.

Iraq War Critic Andrew J. Bacevich Presents Spitzer Lecture April 28

April 16, 2014 | City College

WHO: Andrew J. Bacevich
WHAT: Breach of Trust: The U.S. Military and American Society
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28
WHERE: Room 250, Shepard Hall, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York

CCNY Standout Simone Gordon Wins Fulbright to India

April 15, 2014 | City College

Graduating senior Simone Gordon capped a stellar four years at The City College of New York by receiving a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. The childhood education major, who graduates May 30 with a 3.9 GPA, will travel to India on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

CCNY Junior Wins NY Women in Communications Scholarship

April 14, 2014 | City College

Kar Yee Au, a junior in The City College of New York’s media and communication arts (MCA) department, is one of 17 exceptional students named New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Scholars for 2014. The recipients of the highly competitive award were selected on the basis of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications.

10 Humanities Students to Attend CCNY-Stanford Summer Program

April 14, 2014 | City College

Jonathan Aguirre, member of 2013 cohort, receives fellowship to pursue PhD at Princeton University

Last summer, Jonathan Aguirre was one of 10 students selected to participate in the first cohort of the CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program for students considering graduate school in the humanities. The Bronx resident, who received his MA in Spanish from City College in February, described it as an “amazing opportunity” that enabled him to conduct research with top scholars who became his mentors.

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.