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Undergrads Fariha Hussain, Kachael Stocks Named Watson Fellows

April 3, 2014 | City College

City College of New York freshman Fariha Hussain and sophomore Kachael Stocks have received Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships for 2014. Now in its 15th year, the Watson Fellowship program provides summer internships, professional development opportunities and mentoring for outstanding undergraduate students from 12 select New York City colleges and universities.

NSF Program Director Speaks At Women in Engineering Luncheon, April 10

March 31, 2014 | City College

Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson, program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Chemical and Biological Separations program will be the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s Women in Engineering Luncheon, Thursday, April 10.

CCNY Physics Department Presents Public Lectures April 9 & 10

March 31, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York Department of Physics presents two public lectures April 9 and 10:
The Mark Zemansky Lecture, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Room 95, Shepard Hall, by Dr. Steven E. Koonin, director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University.
The Herman Z. Cummins Lecture, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Room 418N, Marshak Science Center, by Dr. Albert Libchaber, Detlev W. Bronk Professor, Laboratory of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Rockefeller University.

City College Announces 2014 Commencement Honorees

March 28, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York today announced it will award honorary degrees at its 168th Commencement Exercises, May 30, to three distinguished New Yorkers in recognition of their professional accomplishments. The three recipients are:

ASME Awards $1,500 for Student Club’s Mentoring Program at CCNY

March 28, 2014 | City College

A mentoring program launched by The City College of New York ‘s student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is off to a flying start after winning a $1,500 Diversity Action Grant from the Society’s metropolitan section.

TV Journalist Jessica Abo Speaks at CCNY Student Event April 2

March 28, 2014 | City College

Jessica Abo will be the inaugural speaker for a lecture series on giving back launched by a new City College of New York student organization known as “YES” (Youth Engaged Society). Ms. Abo has worked at NY1 News as an anchor and reporter. The event, which is free and open to the public, take places 12 noon, Wednesday, April 2, in Room 107, Shepard Hall, on the City College campus.

Lani Guinier, Derald Wing Sue Keynote Inclusive Excellence Symposium

March 27, 2014 | City College

All-day event hosted by City College Council for Inclusive Excellence Friday, April 11, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall
The City College Council for Inclusive Excellence hosts a symposium on “Creating a Culture of Faculty Inclusive Excellence” 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall on the City College campus. Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier and Dr. Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, are the keynote speakers.

42nd Annual CCNY Poetry Festival Scheduled for May 9

March 21, 2014 | City College

Aracelis Girmay and Elana Bell are featured guest poets

Award-winning poets Aracelis Girmay and Elana Bell will be the featured guest poets for the 42nd annual City College Poetry Festival, presented by the City College Poetry Outreach Center. The all-day, all-verse event runs 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Theater B of Aaron Davis Hall, 135th Street and Convent Avenue on the CCNY campus. Dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” the festival has become New York’s longest-running poetry celebration.

Professor Luo Participates in Western Pacific Climate Field Mission

March 21, 2014 | City College

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 […]

Rights Leaders to Discuss Fights Against Torture, Crimes Against Humanity

March 21, 2014 | City College

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.”

Colin Powell School Hosts Inaugural Sternberg Family Lecture April 1

March 19, 2014 | City College

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

CCNY Biology Major Making Composting More Sustainable

March 19, 2014 | City College

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.

Artist, Innovator Theaster Gates to Present Mumford Lecture May 1

March 19, 2014 | City College

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.

Zahn Center Announces Social Entrepreneurship Contest

March 14, 2014 | City College

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.

CCNY Sophomore Suprita Datta Named William R. Kenan Scholar

March 11, 2014 | City College

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.

CCNY Psychologist Wins Top APA Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

March 7, 2014 | City College

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.

March 13 Colin Powell School Forum to Address NYC Policing Reform

March 6, 2014 | City College

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?

Getting into Print: CCNY MFA Grads Publish First Novels

March 6, 2014 | City College

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 Geneticist Richard Lifton to Speak at City College March 27

March 4, 2014 | City College

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.

Professor Lynn Appelbaum Honored for 20 years of Service

March 3, 2014 | City College

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.