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Sophie Davis PA Graduation Thursday, January 30

January 28, 2014 | City College

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education’s 40th commencement ceremony for the Physician Assistant Program at Harlem Hospital Center will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 30, in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, on The City College of New York campus. The Class of 2014 has 28 students.

City College Announces Black History Month Activities

January 22, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York observes Black History Month with a rich array of activities that includes social events, film screenings, performances, lectures and more. Among the highlighted activities are:

The New York premiere of the documentary “Hate Crimes in the Heartland,” which examines two major racially motivated crimes 90 years apart in Tulsa, Okla., on February 4.
A performance by the acclaimed Batoto Yetu dance troupe, February 8 at Aaron Davis Hall.
The Fifth Annual “Is Hip Hop History” conference, February 27 – 28 at the Center for Worker Education at 25 Broadway.

Spitzer School Exhibits George Post Drawings for CCNY Campus

January 21, 2014 | City College

“Building the Modern Gothic: George Post at City College,” an exhibit of digital reproductions of 45 original drawings by Mr. Post for his design of The City College of New York campus, will be on display February 3 through May 9 in the Atrium Gallery of City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. An opening reception will be held 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, February 3.

Retha Powers’ Book of Black Quotations Nominated for NAACP Award

January 21, 2014 | City College

A book edited by Retha Powers, acting assistant director of City College’s publishing certificate program, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World” (Little, Brown and Co., 2013), is vying for the NAACP’s “Outstanding Literary Work” prize in the non-fiction category.

Aaron Davis Hall Hosts NY Debut of Hate Crimes Film

January 21, 2014 | City College

“Hate Crimes in the Heartland,” a new documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the United States each year, will have its New York premiere 6 p.m. Thursday, February 6, in Aaron Davis Hall on The City College of New York campus. Presented by the City College Center for the Arts, a reception and a talk with national and local civil rights leaders will follow the screening.

City College Students Celebrate MLK Day Through Service

January 21, 2014 | City College

Approximately 40 City College of New York students will gather Monday, January 20, to give back to the community for CityServ’s Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. This year, CityServ has collaborated with FoodBank NYC to create a “Winter Wonderland.”

CCNY Team Models Sudden Thickening of Complex Fluids

January 16, 2014 | City College

A new model by a team of researchers with The City College of New York’s Benjamin Levich Institute may shed new understanding on the phenomenon known as discontinuous shear thickening (DST), in which the resistance to stirring takes a sudden jump. Easily observed in a ‘kitchen experiment’ by mixing together equal amounts of cornstarch and water, DST occurs because concentrated suspensions of hard particles in a liquid respond differently than normal fluids to shear forces.

Professor Michio Kaku Probes the Mind in Latest Book

January 16, 2014 | City College

Its publication date is more than a month away, but Dr. Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Physics at The City College of New York, is already receiving rave reviews for his latest book, “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind.” The 400-page book, which probes the human brain and its immense potential, will be released by Doubleday February 25.

Two CCNY History Students Identify Original Revolution Document

January 13, 2014 | City College

When City College of New York graduate history student Emilie Gruchow came upon an old, hand-written manuscript in a box at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where she works as an archivist, she knew what it was because she had read the printed version in class. What she – and the rest of the world – did not know for certain was the author’s identity.

CCNY Honors Former City Council Member Robert Jackson

January 13, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York will honor Robert Jackson, former New York City Council Member for District 7 in Upper Manhattan, Monday, January 13, for his long service to the community. The invitation-only event, “A Tribute to the Honorable Robert Jackson,” starts 5:30 p.m. in City College’s Faculty Dining Room.

2 CCNY Biomedical Engineers Receive Entrepreneurial Training

January 10, 2014 | City College

Two standouts in The City College Grove School of Engineering’s biomedical engineering department have been accepted into the Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC (ELabNYC), a competitive six-month training and mentoring program run by the New York City Economic Development Corp. Zeynep Dereli-Korkut, a postdoctoral researcher, and Tanjin Panna, a graduating senior, are among 21 participants in the current ELabNYC cohort.

Debra Auguste Chosen for Presidential Early Career Award

January 7, 2014 | City College

Dr. Debra Auguste, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, was one of 102 researchers chosen as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

CCNY Black Engineers Chapter, Members Earn Accolades

January 6, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) celebrated its 30th anniversary on a high note; it was named best chapter at the NSBE Region 1 conference, held November 23 in Hauppauge, N.Y. The recognition follows taking second place for retention programs at the NSBE national convention, held last March in Indianapolis.

CCNY Hosts International Cryptography Conference, January 13 – 15

January 6, 2014 | City College

More than 350 experts from academia and private industry from nine countries will participate in the third Real World Cryptography Workshop, January 13 – 15 at The City College of New York. The event, to take place in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, is hosted by CCNY’s Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software (CAISS) and the Grove School of Engineering.

CCNY Inducts 51 Into Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

December 23, 2013 | City College

Cheyidatou Traore spoke three languages but little English when she arrived in the United States from her native Togo five years ago. On December 3, the Bronx resident was one of 51 inductees to The City College of New York chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE), a national honor society for students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria.

C-SPAN3 to air Professor Greg Downs Lecture December 28

December 20, 2013 | City College

C-SPAN3 will carry a lecture by City College of New York Associate Professor of History Gregory Downs 8 p.m. Saturday, December 28, as part of its American History TV weekend programming. In New York City, C-SPAN3 is carried on Time Warner Cable channels 149, 1902 and 777 (high definition). The lecture will also be streamed live and added to C-SPAN’s archives December 30 for future online viewing.

CCNY Chemists Use Sugar-Based Gelators to Solidify Vegetable Oils

December 20, 2013 | City College

Researchers at The City College of New York have reported the successful transformation of vegetable oils to a semisolid form using low-calorie sugars as a structuring agent. The findings portend the development of alternatives to structured oil products produced using saturated/trans fatty acids, which have been linked to coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes.

Professor Uses Blogging as Teaching Tool for Aspiring Journalists

December 18, 2013 | City College

In November, students in Professor Linda Villarosa’s “Introduction to Journalism” class participated in an online press conference with the producers of “Overly Attached Andy,” a new YouTube television series. After the Q&A was over, each student filed their story and Professor Villarosa selected two of the best, by Aurea Gonzalez and Akbar Mirza, to post on “The Conversation,” the City College journalism program’s blog.

Film by Professor Tibaldi, Alumnus Accepted to Sundance, Rotterdam

December 18, 2013 | City College

“Godka Cirka – A Hole in the Sky,” a 10-minute short co-directed by City College of New York film and video professor Antonio Tibaldi and alumnus Alex Lora, ’12, MFA media arts production, is an official selection for both the Sundance Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam next month.

Art History, Digital Art Programs Team for Show at Williamsburg Gallery

December 12, 2013 | City College

‘Liminal States’ features works of six MFA candidates in CCNY’s new Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice program
When Professor Hajoe Moderegger, director of City College’s Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice program (DIAP), wanted to find someone to curate an exhibition of works by his students, he didn’t have to look far. He put out a query to graduate art history majors, and Maggie Downing jumped at the opportunity.