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City College presents honorary degree to Michelle Obama, June 3

The City College of New York is to present an honorary degree to First Lady Michelle Obama at its 170th Commencement Exercises on June 3.  The event’s guest speaker, Obama will receive the degree Doctor of Humane Letters from City College President Lisa S. Coico. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m., on CCNY’s South Campus Great Lawn. Read More »
IN2NYC Launch

Mayor’s Office launches IN2NYC program at CCNY

IN2NYC, a program piloted by the Zahn Innovation Center at The City College of New York to bring foreign entrepreneurs to New York City, is officially underway. Read More »
President Lisa Coico

Weill Cornell Medical College honors President Coico

Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences presents its top alumnae award to Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of The City College of New York on Tuesday, May 24. She is also a speaker at the institution’s commencement exercises at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, 12 – 2:20 p.m. Read More »
Langston Hughes Choral Festival

Langston Hughes festival attracts 250 Harlem children

A 35-year tradition continues at The City College of New York Thursday, May 26, when 250 mostly local Harlem students, grades K through six, participate in the 2016 Langston Hughes Choral Speaking Festival.  The event runs 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Aaron Davis Hall, Theater ‘A.’ The young participants perform imaginative renditions of Hughes' poetry and fiction. Performances range from choral reading and dramatization to interpretive dance, musical tributes and original poetry or prose. Read More »
Zahn 2016 entrepreneurship competition winners at CCNY

Student startups earn $150K in CCNY’s Zahn competition

Hybridia, VeriPAD, StreetLabs, and Applied Motions are the grand prize winners in the Zahn Innovation Center’s Entrepreneurship Competition at The City College of New York. They pitched to investors, entrepreneurs, bankers, and other experts for a piece of $150K in prizes. This year, startups competed in four categories, including IoT, women in tech, and social impact. The startups have both a hyper-local focus in NYC, and also a global perspective in congruence with City College’s diverse student body. Read More »
2016 Graduate Research Symposium Winners

Grad students present research at annual symposium

Fifteen City College of New York graduate students walked away with cash prizes for their work at the Ninth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. The symposium offers students the experience to share their findings in a professional and academic setting. A total of 34 students presented their research at the event, hosted by the Graduate Student Council at City College. The winners and their topics were: Read More »
Salk Scholars 2016

City College dominates 2016 Salk awards

The City College of New York is the recipient of four of the eight Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded by The City University of New York this year.  The scholarships recognize exceptional students who plan careers in medicine and the biological sciences. As Salk Scholars, Alex Bonilla, Muhddesa Lakhana, Min Gyu Noh and Joy Patel will each receive a stipend of $8,000 to be appropriated over three or four years of medical studies. Read More »
BIC Gold Pencil winners 2016

BIC team wins Gold Pencil in global One Club ad competition

A five-member team from The City College of New York’s BIC Program topped an international field to win the Gold Pencil in the One Club’s Young Ones Competition at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Megan Fullagar, Benjamin Kent, Marta Mugica, Liana Pantzari and Karina Ramos Salce earned top honors in the Empathy to Equality video category for their entry "Effigies to Equality." Read More »
Concrete Glass Research

CCNY team researches unique glass powder for concrete production

In potentially transformative research for both the recycling and concrete industries, a City College of New York civil engineering team is developing a glass powder to replace cement in the production of concrete. The material conceptualized by Dr. Julio Davalos and doctoral student Marija Krstic, was tested for sidewalk construction in South Jamaica, Queens, by the New York City Department of Design and Construction on May 5. Read More »
2016 Valedictorian Andoni Mourdoukoutas

CCNY names Class of ’16 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Antonios “Andoni” Mourdoukoutas, a recent NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient from the Macaulay Honors College, is The City College of New York’s Class of 2016 Valedictorian. Orubba Almansouri, a Yemeni immigrant and SEEK student, will be the Salutatorian at CCNY’s 170th Commencement Exercises on June 3. First Lady Michelle Obama will be the speaker at the ceremony on CCNY’s South Campus Great Lawn. Read More »