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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

CCNY Biology Major Making Composting More Sustainable

March 19, 2014 | City College

Rebecca Panko identifies plant species that can survive on leachate, could reduce amount of runoff discharged into sewer system

Composting converts organic household waste into a source of nutrients that can enrich garden soil. However, the runoff it produces can be detrimental to the quality of surrounding bodies of water. City College of New York biology major Rebecca Panko has been investigating whether this runoff, or leachate, could be used in a more sustainable way.

Artist, Innovator Theaster Gates to Present Mumford Lecture May 1

March 19, 2014 | City College

Theaster Gates, an artist and innovator in the field of social practice, will present the 10th Annual Lewis Mumford Lecture at The City College of New York, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Great Hall, Shepard Hall on the CCNY campus. Mr. Gates’ topic will be “Place Over Time: New Symbols for Durational Encounters with the City.” The event is free and open to the public.

Zahn Center Announces Social Entrepreneurship Contest

March 14, 2014 | City College

The Zahn Innovation Center at The City College of New York invites CCNY students, faculty and staff to enter the Zahn Social Innovation Challenge, a competition awarding $30,000 in prizes to winning proposals in the social entrepreneurship arena. April 4 is the deadline to enter. The Zahn Center and the Zahn Social Innovation Challenge are both administered by the City College Fund.

CCNY Sophomore Suprita Datta Named William R. Kenan Scholar

March 11, 2014 | City College

Suprita Datta, a sophomore in the Macaulay Honors College at City College, is one of four Macaulay students awarded William R. Kenan Scholarships, which are given for demonstrated commitment to service and civic engagement.

CCNY Psychologist Wins Top APA Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

March 7, 2014 | City College

For the second time in as many years, a City College of New York psychology professor has received the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 39 Scholarship and Research Award. This year’s recipient is Professor Elliot L. Jurist. His colleague, Dr. Paul Wachtel, won in 2013. This is the first time that professors from the same institution have been given the award in consecutive years.

March 13 Colin Powell School Forum to Address NYC Policing Reform

March 6, 2014 | City College

John Jay College President Jeremy Travis and policing expert Alex Vitale to survey the prospects and challenges of police reform

A key element of Mayor DeBlasio’s election campaign was his pledge to change the way NYPD procedures and policies have compromised the department’s relationship with the community it serves. What changes have we seen, and what are the challenges to reform in New York City?

Getting into Print: CCNY MFA Grads Publish First Novels

March 6, 2014 | City College

Aspiring writers often endure months – if not years – of receiving rejection letters from editors before a publisher finally says “yes.” However, several recent graduates of The City College of New York’s MFA program in creative writing have achieved some success by getting their first – and sometimes second novels –published lately.

Yale Geneticist Richard Lifton to Speak at City College March 27

March 4, 2014 | City College

Yale University biochemist Richard P. Lifton, who discovered the link between genetics and high blood pressure, will deliver the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York. His talk on “Genome Approaches to Understand Hypertension and other Common Diseases” will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Professor Lynn Appelbaum Honored for 20 years of Service

March 3, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York media and communication arts (MCA) department will honor one of its own, Professor Lynn Appelbaum, for 20 years of service at a March 13 private reception. In addition, the department has established an endowed scholarship in her honor and created a Facebook page where well-wishers can share stories and post congratulatory messages.

CCNY’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies Launches Film Festival

February 25, 2014 | City College

The Americas Film Festival New York, June 2 – 5, to honor the rich diversity of cultures, languages and stories of the Americas
The Americas Film Festival New York (TAFFNY), a new festival to showcase feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations that represent the rich diversity of cultures, languages and stories of the Americas, will be held June 2 – 5 at The City College of New York Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, Manhattan, and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green.

11 CCNY Students Picked as Finalists for Advertising Internships

February 25, 2014 | City College

Eleven City College advertising and public relations students were selected as finalists for the 2014 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP), run by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As). The highly competitive program offers selected undergraduate and graduate students a 10-week paid summer internship at a 4A’s member advertising agency.

Leadership Summit Opens Women’s History Month at CCNY

February 24, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York marks the start of Women’s History Month with its 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, Saturday, March 1. Themed “Renaissance Woman,” the conference, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the North Academic Center (NAC) Hoffman Student Lounge, facilitates growth and connection among women’s groups and professionals and CUNY students.

February 27 Red Letter Day for CCNY’s Colin Powell School

February 24, 2014 | City College

Public invited to ’Meet the Dean‘ reception, groundbreaking talks, tours and insider’s view during ’A Day with the Colin Powell School at City College’

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is hosting “A Day with the Colin Powell School at City College” event Thursday, February 27. The day will:

Introduce the school’s first permanent dean, Vince Boudreau;
Showcase the remarkable work of the school’s departments and programs, and
Present new initiatives associated with the school’s founding.

New Study Supports Body Shape Index as Predictor of Mortality

February 24, 2014 | City College

In 2012, Dr. Nir Krakauer, an assistant professor of civil engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering, and his father, Dr. Jesse Krakauer, MD, developed a new method to quantify the risk specifically associated with abdominal obesity.

A follow-up study, published February 20 by the online journal PLoS ONE, supports their contention that the technique, known as A Body Shape Index (ABSI), is a more effective predictor of mortality than Body Mass Index (BMI), the most common measure used to define obesity.

Panel of Historians to Examine 1812 Constitution of Cádiz

February 21, 2014 | City College

Historian Eric D. Weitz, dean of The City College of New York’s Division of Humanities and the Arts, leads a four-member panel discussion March 3 at CCNY on the groundbreaking 1812 Spanish Constitution of Cádiz. The conversation takes place 12 noon – 2 p.m. in the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) Archives and Library, Room 2/202, North Academic Center. The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

Ketchum Exec Talks to CCNY Students About Davos Forum

February 20, 2014 | City College

City College of New York advertising/public relations students will get first-hand insights Thursday, February 27, from the recent World Economic Forum held in Davos Switzerland. Barri Friedman Rafferty, senior partner and CEO, North America, Ketchum, will be the speaker that day for the “Lunch With Leaders” lecture series. Her topic will be “Lessons from Davos: Eight Global Trends Impacting Communications.”