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  • PHYSICISTS AT CCNY DEVELOP TUNABLE LASER WITH BANDWIDTH SPANNING TWO WIDELY USED TELECOMMUNICATIONS WINDOWS

    NEW YORK, May 19, 2008 – A team of physicists in the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL) of the Physics Department at The City College of New York (CCNY) have developed new near-infrared broadband laser materials with tunability ranges around triple those of earlier crystals. The new crystals have a tunability range of as much as 460 nanometers (nm) and have potential application in such fields as telecommunications, biomedical imaging and remote sensing.

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  • TWO STUDENTS FROM CCNY TO RECEIVE SALK SCHOLARSHIPS

    NEW YORK, May 15, 2008 – Oluwaseun “Stephanie” Adeosun, a graduating senior at The City College of New York (CCNY), and William Mak, a member of the Class of 2007 of the Macaulay Honors College at CCNY, were among eight outstanding CUNY pre-medical students chosen to receive Jonas E. Salk Scholarships to study medicine. The Salk Scholarships are being awarded this morning at Baruch College’s William and Anita Newman Conference Center.

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  • INDEPENDENT PRODUCER CHRISTINE VACHON KEYNOTES CCNY’S CITYVISIONS 2008 FILM FESTIVAL, MAY 30 – 31, AT DGA

    NEW YORK, May 13, 2008 - To employ a well-worn saying, look up the term ‘Independent Producer’ in the dictionary and you will find a picture of Christine Vachon. Ms. Vachon will bring stories from her adventures in the movie business as this year’s keynote speaker at Cityvisions 2008, the tenth annual juried film festival of The City College of New York’s (CCNY) M.F.A. in Media Arts Production program.

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  • CCNY ADVERTISING/PR MAJOR LAURA MALANDRINO PICKED AS FINALIST IN 2008 ‘ONE SHOW’ COMPETITION

    NEW YORK, May 7, 2008 – Laura Malandrino, a senior majoring in advertising and public relations at The City College of New York (CCNY), is a finalist in the prestigious One Show Creative Competition. The 2008 winners will be announced in New York Thursday, May 8.

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  • CCNY GRAD STUDENT COREY SULLIVAN RECEIVES FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP TO SPAIN

    NEW YORK, May 5, 2008 – Corey E. Sullivan, who will receive an M.A. in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from The City College of New York’s (CCNY) School of Education this summer, has received a 2008-2009 Fulbright Scholars Award to teach English in Spain.

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  • AUTHOR JONATHAN SCHELL TO SPEAK AT “END OF WAR” CONFERENCE MEMORIALIZING CCNY SCHOLAR DR. RANDALL FORSBERG, MAY 5

    NEW YORK, May 2, 2008 -- Noted author and journalist Jonathan Schell will be the keynote speaker at a conference 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, honoring Dr. Randall C. Forsberg, the City College scholar and international authority on peace and disarmament who passed away last fall. His talk is at 6:00 p.m. in CCNY’s The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, located at 138 and Convent Avenue, Manhattan.

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  • HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL DEAN JEFFREY S. FLIER, M.D., ’68, TO DELIVER SPRING 2008 RUDIN LECTURE AT CCNY MAY 13

    NEW YORK, April 29, 2008 –Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D., ’68, Dean of Harvard Medical School, will deliver the Spring 2008 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall at The City College of New York (CCNY). Dr. Flier’s topic will be “Obesity 2008: Molecular Science Confronts an Expanding Epidemic.” The event is free and open to the public.

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  • CCNY MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE JUNIOR ANNE TAN WINS INAUGURAL ART STEVENS PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP 

    NEW YORK, April 28, 2008 -- Anne Tan, a junior in The Macaulay Honors College at The City College of New York (CCNY), is the winner of the first Art Stevens CCNY/PRSA-NY Public Relations Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is a gift from Art Stevens, a 1957 CCNY graduate and distinguished leader in the public relations profession and the PRSA-NY (Public Relations Society of America – New York Chapter). The award will be made annually during the Spring semester.

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  • SAXOPHONE ACE DICK OATTS IS GUEST ARTIST FOR 9TH ANNUAL CUNY JAZZ FESTIVAL, MAY 8-9, AT CCNY

    NEW YORK, April 28, 2008 – Renowned saxophonist Dick Oatts, who has performed with such legends as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme during his illustrious career, will be the guest artist for the Ninth Annual CUNY Jazz Festival, May 8 - 9, at The City College of New York’s (CCNY) Aaron Davis Hall. All the events will be in Theater B and free to the public.

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  • BET CORRESPONDENT SAMSON STYLES TO SPEAK AT GATEWAY COLLEGE FAIR AT CCNY, APRIL 29

    NEW YORK, April 25, 2008 – BET news correspondent Samson Styles will be the guest speaker at this year’s Gateway College Tuesday, April 29, at The City College of New York (CCNY). He will speak at 5:00 p.m. in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, located at 138th Street and Convent Avenue, Manhattan.

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  • CCNY RECEIVES $9.6 MILLION FROM SKADDEN, ARPS TO LAUNCH LANDMARK PROGRAM TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY IN LEGAL PROFESSION

    NEW YORK, NY, April 17, 2008 – The City College of New York (CCNY) announced today that the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has committed $9.6 million over 10 years for the creation of a new rigorous and expansive program to increase diversity in law schools and the legal profession.

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  • ALMA MATER HONORS CCNY DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH PROFESSOR SHELDON WEINBAUM

    NEW YORK, April 17, 2008 – Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, CUNY Distinguished Research Professor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), will receive the 2008 Davies Medal, the highest honor given to an engineering alumnus by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), his alma mater, Friday, April 18.

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  • SALESFORCE.COM CHAIRMAN AND CEO MARC BENIOFF TO DELIVER COLIN POWELL CENTER TALK ON ENCOURAGING CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY

    NEW YORK, April 17, 2008 – Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and a leading philanthropist, will discuss the need for a new culture of corporate giving and his innovative model for harnessing corporate assets to improve global conditions at The City College of New York (CCNY). The free event, sponsored by the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies, will take place on Thursday, April 17, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 95 of Shepard Hall at CCNY, at 160 Convent Avenue at West 140th Street. Mr. Benioff’s talk will be followed by a discussion with Center scholars focused on issues of corporate philanthropy.

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  • CCNY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR ROBERT R. ALFANO RECEIVES 2008 CHARLES HARD TOWNES AWARD FROM OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

    NEW YORK, April 15, 2008 – Dr. Robert R. Alfano, Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at the City College of New York and Director of the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, has been named the 2008 recipient of The Optical Society of America’s (OSA) Charles Hard Townes Award. The award will be presented at OSA’s Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, May 4-9 in San Jose, Calif.

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  • CCNY STEEL BRIDGE CLUB QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION

    NEW YORK, April 14, 2008 – In only its second year of resumed competition, The City College of New York’s (CCNY) Steel Bridge Club has qualified to go to the national Steel Bridge Competition by taking second place in the metropolitan New York regional meet.

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  • ALUMNUS, COMEDY WRITER MICHAEL “MICKEY” ROSS GIVES $10 MILLION TO ESTABLISH JEWISH STUDIES CENTER AT CCNY

    NEW YORK, April 10, 2008 – The City College of New York (CCNY) has announced that it has received a $10 million gift from Michael “Mickey” Ross, an alumnus and writer/producer for three of the most popular television sitcoms of the 1970s, to establish the Michael and Irene Ross Center for Jewish Studies. The gift was announced last night by President Gregory H. Williams following a lecture by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in the College’s Great Hall.

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  • CCNY’s 36th Annual Spring Poetry Festival – The Woodstock of the Spoken Word – to Take Place May 16

    NEW YORK, April 10, 2008 – The 36TH annual City College Poetry Festival, an all-day, all-verse event that has become New York’s longest-running, most established and democratic poetry celebration, will take place 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, in Theater B of Aaron Davis Hall, on the campus of The City College of New York (CCNY) at 135th St. and Convent Avenue.

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  • CCNY TO HOST NEW YORK CITY LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION'S 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, APRIL 11 – 12

    NEW YORK, April 4, 2008 – The City College of New York will serve as host site for the New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation's (NYC-LSAMP) 11th Annual Urban University Conference, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. The conference is expected to draw over 300 students from CUNY colleges and other institutions.

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  • EVEN WITH WILKINS COLLAPSE, ANTARCTIC 2008 SURFACE SNOWMELT WAS 40% OF 20-YEAR AVERAGE, CCNY PROFESSOR FINDS

    NEW YORK, April 4, 2008 –Last month, a large chunk of the Wilkins Ice Shelf collapsed. However, surface snowmelt in Antarctica for 2008 was 40 percent below the average for 1987 – 2007, according to research by Dr. Marco Tedesco, Assistant Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science at The City College of New York.

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  • “Robert Sherwood and Friends: A Playwright and His World” A Reading and Talk by CCNY Professor Harriet Alonso, April 17

    NEW YORK, April 2, 2008 – Harriet Hyman Alonso, Professor of History at The City College of New York (CCNY) and award-winning author, will present a reading and talk on her latest book, “Robert E. Sherwood: the Playwright in Peace and War,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the CCNY Cohen Library Archives. A book signing and reception will follow.

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