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 […]
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Peace advocate and author Olivier Urbain will speak at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Friday, February 21, in Steinman Auditorium. His talk precedes by six days the publication of his newest book, “A Forum for Peace: Daisaku Ikeda’s Proposals to the UN” (I. B. Tauris, 2014).