• DOE Early Career Award for Elizabeth Biddinger’s CCNY biomass research

    June 21, 2018 | City College

    Elizabeth J. Biddinger, assistant professor of chemical engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is one of 84 recipients nationwide of U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Awards announced today. She’ll receive $750,000 over five years for her research in the emerging field of biomass electroreduction.

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  • Hidetaka Hirota’s “Expelling the Poor” wins Rudnick Book Prize

    June 21, 2018 | City College

    “Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy,” by City College of New York historian Hidetaka Hirota is the co-winner of the 2018 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize. The prize is awarded by the New England American Studies Association to the best academic book in American studies by a scholar from the region or about the region over a two-year period.

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  • Rare in-vivo study by CCNY-led team shows weak brain nodes have strong influence on memory network

    June 20, 2018 | City College

    Our ability to learn, remember, problem solve, and speak are all cognitive functions related to different parts of our brain. If researchers can identify how those brain parts communicate and exchange information with each other, clinicians and surgeons can better understand how diseases like Alzheimer’s and brain cancer affect those cognitive functions.

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  • CCNY students get a lesson in love and journalism from the New York Times

    June 19, 2018 | City College

    On a rainy Saturday in May, ten journalism students from the City College of New York fanned out across the five boroughs – from Clinton Hill to Riker’s Island, Bronx Center to the Flatiron – and beyond. Their mission: to help create Love City, a special issue of The New York Times Magazine dedicated to love in New York City.

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  • Alumnus Harold Scheraga receives honorary degree from City College

    June 15, 2018 | City College

    Alumnus Harold Scheraga ’41 receives an honorary degree from The City College of New York for seven decades of research at Cornell University. City College President Vince Boudreau presented Sheraga with his degree Doctor of Science honoris causa at the university in Ithaca, New York.

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  • Séamus Scanlon’s “The McGowan Trilogy” goes to Japan

    June 14, 2018 | City College

    What started as a 300-word award winning flash fiction piece by City College of New York librarian Séamus Scanlon debuts as a theatrical performance in Japan on June 29 to a sellout audience at the Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT in Aichi. “The McGowan Trilogy,” three interrelated one-act plays set against the backdrop of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, has also sold out venues in Hyogo [July 4-8] and Tokyo [July 13-29].

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  • Chemical engineering professor Chen awarded Office of Naval Research grant

    June 13, 2018 | City College

    Xi Chen, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Grove School and with the Nanoscience Initiative at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), is the recipient of a $558,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to explore and develop better actuators using water-responsive materials. Chen’s proposed work will focus on gaining a fundamental understanding of the nanoscale water-responsive mechanisms that will lay the foundation for developing new hybrid and synthetic water-responsive materials for broad applications including evaporation-energy harvesting techniques pioneered by his team at the ASRC and CCNY.

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  • CCNY Senior Ana Guerrero, 53, and four others win Gilman scholarships

    June 11, 2018 | City College

    Ana Guerrero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who at age 53 proudly proclaims herself a role model for her three children, is one of five City College of New York students headed to Africa and Europe on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. The competitive national award provides support for overseas travel and research.

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  • CCNY study shows plastic waste can be converted into energy and fuels

    June 8, 2018 | City College

    Plastic waste is flooding our landfills and leaking into the oceans, with potentially disastrous effects. In fact, the World Economic Forum predicts that if current production and waste management trends continue, by 2050 there could be more plastic than fishes in the ocean.

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  • “Handia/Giant” opens CCNY’s fifth annual TAFFNY Film Festival

    June 7, 2018 | City College

    “Giant” (“Handia”) is the opening film for the fifth annual The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The event, a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education(CWE), runs from June 7-15.

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