Professor Johnny Luo leads NASA Flight to Hurricane Ingrid to Study How Convective Clouds Transport Pollutants
Do you want to work in human resources? Create your own cocktails? Bone up on your acting skills? City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies (CCNY CPS) has workshops beginning in November that can help you meet those goals.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt returns to The City College of New York next month to highlight CCNY’s observance of World AIDS Day. The quilt will be on display December 2 – 4 at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), 7th Floor, 25 Broadway, and December 4 – 6 in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall on City College’s main campus at 160 Convent Avenue.
Advertising hall of famer and renowned concert pianist Roy Eaton, ’50, returns to his alma mater, The City College of New York, Thursday, November 21, to present a “Lunch with Leaders” talk to advertising and public relations majors. His topic will be “Music: a Tool for Transformation.” The event takes place 12 noon – 1:45 p.m. in Room 95, Shepard Hall, on the City College campus, located at 160 Convent Ave., Manhattan.
Members of the City College community – students, faculty and staff – participated in the ING New York City Marathon, held Sunday, November 3. In response to a request from the college Office of Communications and Marketing, nine CCNY marathoners submitted their finish times.
“Conversations with City,” a new breakfast series hosted by the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, is bringing the school’s mission of social research, expertise, learning, and leadership to a midtown setting. Held at the University Club, One W. 54th Street, New York, the events provide an open forum for experts, policy makers, community leaders and others attempting to meet the major challenges facing the nation and the world.
Four years, an astonishing 6,000 miles and nine pairs of shoes later, William Helmreich’s long walkabout around the Big Apple is over. And the result is “The New York Nobody Knows” (Princeton Univ. Press, Oct. 2013), the City College of New York sociologist’s 14th book that is being lauded by critics as the first sociological study of the city.
One made color television commercially feasible and developed the component that made camcorders possible. Another wrote more than 8,400 stories for the “New York Times.” Yet another is an assistant secretary of defense and the highest-ranking City College of New York alumnus to serve in uniform since General Colin Powell.
Dr. Robert R. Alfano, distinguished professor of science and engineering at The City College of New York, was presented with the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize at the the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science and Optical Society of America (OSA) meeting, held last month in Orlando.
The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York announced its new board of visitors November 5. The board, consisting of 26 prominent Americans, will hold its inaugural meeting later this month. Chairing the board is Gen. Colin L. Powell (USA, Ret.), CCNY ’58, who donated a lead gift of $5 million to the campaign for the Powell School, and has been the driving force behind the campaign, which has raised $44 million to date.
REAKTER,” the City College of New York student entry, placed second out of 31 vehicles from the United States, Mexico and Canada in the 15th Annual AIChE Chem-E-Car competition in San Francisco Sunday, November 3. Participating college teams design and build small cars that run on alternative fuels.
Professor Robert Alfano and colleagues devise approach for applying quantum and optical principles to cosmetic preparations
How someone perceives color is determined by how the item they are looking at scatters and emits light. In August, three City College of New York physicists affiliated with the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL) were awarded a patent for a method for changing perception of skin tone by applying quantum and optical principles to cosmetic preparations.
School places high among master’s universities for research, social mobility in magazine’s college rankings
The City College of New York was ranked 43rd among the United States’ 684 master’s universities, according to the 2013 “Washington Monthly” College Rankings.
City College of New York biology senior Violeta Contreras Ramirez’ study into visual cortex development has won her a FASEB MARC travel award to the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) meeting in Nashville, Tenn., November 13-16.
The Spitzer School of Architecture’s J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City (JMBC), in partnership with the American Assembly and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, is hosting the Bruner Loeb Forum on Legacy City Design. The two-day conference will be held, November 7 – 8 in Detroit.
A campaign is underway to install the Solar Roofpod atop the Spitzer School of Architecture building, where it will serve as a multi-purpose facility dedicated to sustainability. The installation is expected to begin in early 2014. The solar-powered house was The City College of New York entry in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon.
Dr. Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at The City College of New York, is the lead author of a paper published November 1 in the journal “Science” that demonstrates it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional (1D) edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.
The 2013 NYC Neuromodulation Conference, the first meeting of its kind to be held in New York City, will take place November 22 – 23 at The City College of New York.
The event will provide clinicians, researchers and students with opportunities to hear from pioneers and learn about emerging innovations in transcranial electrical stimulation, the application of low-voltage current to restore and improve brain function. Conference sessions will cover research, clinical trials and techniques in a dynamic and interactive format.
Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, CUNY distinguished professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering emeritus in City College’s Grove School of Engineering, was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Saturday, October 12.
Its energy source is a zinc manganese oxide battery developed at The City College of New York and it motors along at a leisurely 0.27 meters per second. Meet “REAKTER,” the City College AIChE student club’s entry in this Sunday’s Chem-E-Car finals at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting in San Francisco.