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CCNY grad student wins prestigious fellowship

July 30, 2015 | City College

Kwangwoon “Jon” Lee, a student in the laboratory of Ronnie Ghose, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was just awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. He is the first CUNY student to receive this highly competitive fellowship.

Once again, CCNY is named one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes

July 29, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York rose significantly in Forbes magazine’s 2015 rankings of America’s Top Colleges, landing in the top 100 in the Northeast for the second consecutive year. CCNY also ranked in the top 200 overall for the first time.

CCNY Grove School Dean Barabino briefs congressional panel on new sickle cell treatment technologies

July 28, 2015 | City College

Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering, was one of four experts invited to Washington on July 28 to brief the U.S. Congressional Sickle Cell and Research & Development Caucuses on promising new technologies to treat sickle cell disease.

Harlem community responds to new school of medicine

July 22, 2015 | City College

Community leaders have hailed the establishment of the first public medical school in Harlem by The City College of New York in partnership with St. Barnabas Hospital. The CUNY School of Medicine will accept its first intake in fall 2016, pending approval by the New York State Board of Regents.

CCNY, Standard Chartered rev up partnership

July 21, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center and Standard Chartered Bank are set to ramp up their partnership after a successful first semester of collaboration.The two announced the Standard Chartered Technology Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs program last December. The program supports greater diversity in gender representation within technology entrepreneurship.

Japanese dignitaries honor CCNY founder Townsend Harris

July 16, 2015 | City College

Mayor Shunsuke Kusuyama of Shimoda, Japan, led a 13-member delegation on a pilgrimage to the City College of New York on July 15 to pay homage to City College founder Townsend Harris, who opened the first U.S. diplomatic mission in Japan. The delegation included Counselor Hisao Nishimaki and Minister Kazuhiro Kuno of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.

City College establishes medical school with St. Barnabas Hospital

July 14, 2015 | City College

In a major development in the institution’s 168-year history, The City College of New York announces the establishment of the CUNY School of Medicine in partnership with Bronx-based St. Barnabas Hospital (which is part of the SBH Health System).

That Pluto Probe Just Might Save the Earth

July 13, 2015 | City College

By Michio Kaku (This Commentary was published in the Wall Street Journal on July 13, 2015) Imagine shooting a rifle at a target 130 miles away and scoring a bull’s-eye. That is the remarkable achievement of NASA’s historic New Horizons mission to Pluto, the last major celestial body in the outer reaches of the solar […]

Colin Powell School hosts Mexican graduates in new partnership

July 9, 2015 | City College

Eleven Mayan women have started a month-long leadership training course in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York. All college graduates, they are the first cohort in a new exchange program between the Colin Powell School and Mexico’s Yucatan State.

Barabino Laboratory opens at CCNY

July 8, 2015 | City College

CCNY Grove School of Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino and her research team now have a permanent place to call home.

CCNY ROTC grad now serving in Army Reserve

July 7, 2015 | City College

Eric Lee ’15 was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the CUNY ROTC program at the City College of New York on May 27. His commissioning officer and the ceremony’s speaker was Jonathan Woodson, M.D., ’77, U.S. assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

City College hosts International Laser Radar Conference, July 5-10

July 1, 2015 | City College

The first International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) in the United States in seven years brings nearly 300 participants from 18 countries to The City College of New York July 5 – 10. The event, in the Great Hall in Shepard Hall, is hosted by the NOAA-CREST center at City College.

“Smaller is smarter” in superspreading of influence in social networks, say CCNY physicists

July 1, 2015 | City College

A study by City College of New York physicists Flaviano Morone and Hernán A. Makse suggests that “smaller is smarter” when it comes to influential superspreaders of information in social networks. This is a major shift from the widely held view that “bigger is better,” and could have important consequences for a broad range of social, natural and living networked systems.

CCNY’s William Helmreich discusses NYC evolution after four-year trek

June 30, 2015 | City College

William Helmreich, professor of sociology in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, spent four years walking almost every street of New York City’s five boroughs: 120,000 blocks, or about 6,000 miles. .

CCNY’s CPS catalog features new courses for all interests

June 30, 2015 | City College

The new academic year begins at the City College of New York’s Continuing and Professional Studies program with a catalog of courses, many of them new, that provide personal and professional development opportunities. One course being offered for the first time is Advanced Coding Concepts & Web Development. The course, the result of a partnership […]

CCNY Researchers develop eco-friendly oil spill solution

June 29, 2015 | City College

City College of New York researchers led by chemist George John have developed an eco-friendly biodegradable green “herding” agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

CCNY psychology professor wins NIH grant to study the permanence of memories

June 25, 2015 | City College

Associate Professor of Psychology Timothy Ellmore of the City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership recently received a $469,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year study of how memories become permanent.

STEM Institute kicks off CCNY summer HS programs

June 23, 2015 | City College

One hundred and sixty students from 50 high schools across the five boroughs will attend the 2015 New York STEM Institute summer program June 29 – August 7 at the City College of New York. The goal of the Institute is to prepare high school students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, to successfully pursue college majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Three more CCNY undergraduates named Gilman Scholars

June 22, 2015 | City College

Three more City College of New York students have earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for the fall semester, bringing to seven the number of CCNY recipients this year.

CCNY theater grad wins cover lead role in Lion King national tour

June 19, 2015 | City College

City College of New York theater graduate Darilyn Castillo ’13 just landed the cover lead role of Nala in the national tour of The Lion King – which should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her.