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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.

Register Now for Foodservice Management Professional Certification

December 12, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies (CCNY-CPS) announces that spring semester registration is now open for the National Restaurant Association Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) Certification Program. CCNY-CPS also offers Food Safety Manager and Alcohol Training Certification Programs.

The FMP certification program is designed to teach the highest level of professional competencies in the foodservice industry. The ServSafe® FMP program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. All courses are taught by National Restaurant Association certified instructors. Upon completion of the certification, job placement assistance can be obtained through NYC Business Solutions.

Book Showcases Practice of Spitzer School Dean George Ranalli

December 10, 2013 | City College

In his private practice, George Ranalli, dean of City College’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, has designed for a rock star as well as some of New York City’s poorest residents. His body of work, which spans more than 30 years, is the subject of “In Situ,” a 450-page book published by Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers to be released December 16.

City College to Renovate Vacant Hamilton Heights Townhouse

December 5, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York is pleased to announce that Alumni House, a limestone townhouse it owns in Harlem’s Hamilton Heights Historic District, will become part of the recently established Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Renovations to the building, located at the corner of Convent Avenue and W. 141st Street, are scheduled to begin early in 2014.

Ten CCNY Students Named Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholars

December 5, 2013 | City College

The City College of New York announced today that ten fourth-year students in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education BS/MD program have been chosen to receive the Sophie and Leonard Davis Scholarship, which awards $30,000 toward medical studies. They are the 34th cohort of scholars in the program, which was begun in 2000.