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City College ten headed to Stanford for summer research

May 15, 2015 | City College

City College of New York senior Ivana Lazaroska has a particular interest in the comparative study of religious ideology in southeastern Europe and Turkey from the late 19th century to the present. Thanks to the CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program, the history/political science double major is about to take her research to another level.

City College Center for the Arts honors stars at inaugural awards gala

May 14, 2015 | City College

Two-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill was among the honorees at the City College Center for the Arts Inaugural Awards Benefit at the Aaron Davis Hall on the CCNY campus on Monday.

Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe ’63 returns to CCNY May 28

May 14, 2015 | City College

In his first return to his alma mater since receiving a Nobel Prize last fall, John O’Keefe presents the inaugural Professor Sharon Cosloy-Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture, Thursday, May 28 at The City College of New York. His talk, 4 p.m. in NAC room 0/201, will be entitled “The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map: How we got here and where we are going.”

CCNY establishes scholarship fund in honor of Herman Badillo ‘51

May 13, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York recently established the Herman Badillo Scholarship Fund, which will provide deserving students who demonstrate high academic excellence and outstanding character with funding to complete their education.

Six CCNY undergraduates awarded Mellon Fellowships

May 12, 2015 | City College

City College of New York anthropology major Chayanne Marcano will spend her summer researching the relationship public spaces have with local communities. The Bronx resident is one of six City College students awarded two-year Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships (MMUF) by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

CCNY SEEK student wins two fellowships

May 7, 2015 | City College

CCNY Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge student Elaine Johnson was recently named a Jeanette K. Watson Fellow for the 2015-16 year. A sophomore majoring in psychology, with a 3.9 GPA, Johnson is the only student from City College to be selected for this prestigious award. In addition to the Watson Fellowship, Johnson was also accepted to the Colin Powell Program in Leadership and Public Service, a two-year program designed to train fellows for a life of public service.

CCNY biodiversity software is world finalist

May 7, 2015 | City College

“WALLACE,” a biodiversity web application created by a team led by City College of New York biologists Robert P. Anderson and Jamie M. Kass, is one of six finalists selected worldwide by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in the inaugural Ebbe Nielsen Challenge.

Four CCNY undergraduates awarded Gilman Scholarships

May 7, 2015 | City College

Four high achieving undergraduates at The City College of New York have been awarded 2015 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad this summer.

CCNY student startups win $144K in Zahn Entrepreneurship Pitch

April 30, 2015 | City College

Student startups with concepts ranging from a chip that can determine drug treatment options for cancer patients to reusable bamboo cloth baby diapers were the big winners in The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center Entrepreneurship Final Pitch Wednesday night.

Trumpet great Ralph Alessi to play CUNY Jazz Festival at CCNY, May 7-8

April 29, 2015 | City College

The 15th Annual CUNY Jazz Festival, a gathering of bands and ensembles from across the CUNY system, takes place May 7-8 at The City College of New York.

Five student teams win $7,000 in CCNY brick design competition

April 29, 2015 | City College

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York awarded $7,000 in prize money to five student teams that participated in the 2015 CCNY Masonry Design Competition, which is intended to help students learn how to design with brick. Acting Dean Gordon Gebert and Professor Christian Volkmann, the coordinator of the third-year undergraduate studio, presented the awards at a ceremony in the School’s Sciame Auditorium.

Syed Haider ’14 wins Salk Scholarship for medical school

April 28, 2015 | City College

Syed Haider from The City College of New York’s Class of 2014 has been awarded a 2015 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship for medical school by the City University of New York.

The City College of New York and Santander Bank formalize collaboration agreement

April 28, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York and Santander Bank have formalized an agreement to increase access to continuing education programs, enhance international outreach initiatives and support cultural offerings.

CCNY students stellar at CSTEP Conference

April 24, 2015 | City College

City College students placed first in five fields at the 23rd Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) conference at The Sagamore on Lake George-in-Bolton Landing, NY, April 19. The College also recorded one second place finish.

CCNY Researchers Use Novel Polarization to Increase Data Speeds

April 23, 2015 | City College

As the world’s exponentially growing demand for digital data slows the Internet and cell phone communication, City College of New York researchers may have just figured out a new way to increase its speed.

Stephen Volz keynotes NOAA-CREST Day at CCNY

April 22, 2015 | City College

Stephen Volz, assistant administrator for Satellite and Information Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, delivered the keynote address, “Earth, Space, Science and You,” at City College of New York’s 14th Annual NOAA-CREST Day in Steinman Hall at the Grove School of Engineering on April 14.

Two CCNY Students Awarded LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships

April 21, 2015 | City College

Kai Simmonds and Donna Dei-Baning, students in The City College of New York’s media and communication arts (MCA) department, have been awarded 2015 LAGRANT Foundation scholarships. They are the only recipients from New York State.

CCNY Class of ’15 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named

April 17, 2015 | City College

Mexican-born Violeta Contreras Ramirez, a student in The City College of New York’s Honors Program graduating with a double major in biology and psychology, will be the Class of 2015 Valedictorian at CCNY’s 169th Commencement Exercises, May 29. Da Wi Shin, a Korean immigrant and biomedical engineering major in the Macaulay Honors College at City College, will be the Salutatorian.

Greenland Darkening to Continue, Predicts CCNY Expert Marco Tedesco

April 16, 2015 | City College

Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, Dr. Marco Tedesco, a City College of New York scientist, said at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna today.

Physicist Myriam Sarachik Speaks on the Rights of Women in the Sciences

April 14, 2015 | City College

More than 70 years ago, Myriam Sarachik’s family fled her native Belgium when the Germans invaded. After several attempts they succeeded in escaping the Nazis in late 1941. They lived for more than five years in Cuba and then settled in New York in 1947. In the early 1960s, Dr. Sarachik battled hard to gain a faculty position in physics at a time when there were few women in the field.