Bloom Energy Innovation Fellows

CCNY and Bloom Energy Announce Innovation Fellowships

In partnership with the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, Bloom Energy introduced the first cohort of Colin Powell Bloom Energy Innovation Fellows at a ceremony in the rotunda of New York City Hall. The 11 Fellows will gain extensive work and professional development experience through a cohort-based program at Bloom’s San Jose, Calif. headquarters this summer. The program will provide students with experience in various business areas at Bloom Energy, a leading manufacturer in the fuel cell industry, including: mechanical, electrical and
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Moynihan Public Scholars 2023-24

Colin Powell School’s Moynihan Center introduces inaugural Public Scholars Fellows

The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York has announced its inaugural cohort of the Moynihan Public Scholars Fellowship. The four 2023–24 Moynihan Public Scholars and their projects are: Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University, who will work on a comprehensive history of African American electoral leadership in New York City and New York State; Daphne Lundi, deputy director for Living Streets & Public Spaces at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental
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CCNY's 2023 Mellonw Mays Cohort

Seven CCNY undergrads receive 2023 Mellon Mays Fellowships to embark on doctoral paths

Seven undergraduates, the 31st cohort since The City College of New York joined the exclusive nationwide program, are the latest recipients of Mellon Mays Fellowships. The program’s goal is to help increase diversity in the faculty ranks of higher education by identifying and supporting exceptional undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented groups. The students, all juniors, their majors and research topics are: Ramatoulaye Diarra (sociology) – she will investigate solutions to lessen food insecurity and increase communities’ independence. Devin Chand Mehra (philosophy) – his research
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CCNY's Hernan Makse is accepted in the Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Brazilian Academy of Sciences elects CCNY Distinguished Professor Hernan Makse member

Hernan A. Makse, Distinguished Professor of Physics in the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics at The City College of New York, is the newest member of the Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (Brazilian Academy of Sciences). He was elected a corresponding member of the 107-year-old Academy in Rio de Janeiro. The Academy cited Makse, “for his pioneering contributions to the field of complex networks and disordered systems across a variety of interdisciplinary fields ranging from biological to social systems using a blend of statistical physics, graph theory, and artificial
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Mario H. Ramirez, CCNY Associate Dean and Chief Librarian

CCNY names Mario H. Ramirez new Associate Dean and Chief Librarian

Mario H. Ramirez, a vastly experienced archivist, scholar, and information professional, is the new Associate Dean and Chief Librarian at The City College of New York. His appointment was announced by CCNY Provost Tony M. Liss. “Dr. Ramirez’s rich and varied experience as an archivist, scholar, and information professional provide an outstanding basis for his work in the CCNY Libraries,” said Liss. “Most recently as head of special collections and archives at the California State University, Los Angeles, his vision and leadership supported the equitable representation of immigrants, women
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Alexander Khanikaev Structured Light Research

CCNY researchers use structured light on a chip in another photonics breakthrough

In everyday life we experience light in one of its simplest forms – optical rays or beams. However, light can exist in much more exotic forms. Thus, even beams can be shaped to take the form of spirals; so-called vortex beams, endowed with unusual properties. Such beams can make dust particles to spin, just like they indeed move along some intangible spirals. Light modes with such added structure are called “structured,” and even more exotic forms of structured light can be attained in artificial optical materials – metamaterials, where multiple light waves come together and combine to create
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Professor Frank Melendez wins Italian Fellowship

Spitzer School architecture Professor Frank Melendez wins Italian Fellowship

Associate Professor Frank Melendez of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York is the recipient of an international Fellowship from the Italian organization Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR). He is one of seven fellows who have been awarded the one-month summer residency in the Taleggio Valley, a rural region in the Italian Alps. The theme for the 2023 Fellowship is “AIR.” Fellows will explore the function, mechanism, importance, and state of air from a range of perspectives, and reflect on the impacts of air pollution and air quality degradation
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David Lohman Butterfly tree of life research

Butterfly tree of life reveals an origin in North America

About 100 million years ago, a group of moths with legume-eating caterpillars started flying during the day rather than at night. That chance event led to the evolution of all butterflies. Before reaching these conclusions, researchers from dozens of countries assembled the world’s largest butterfly tree of life using DNA from more than 2,000 species representing all butterfly families and 92% of genera. Using this framework, they traced the movements and feeding habits of butterflies through time in a four-dimensional puzzle that led back to North and Central America. According to their
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Anil Agrawal, Herbert G. Keyser Professor of Civil Engineering

Grove School’s Anil Agrawal is new ASCE distinguished member

Anil K. Agrawal, Herbert G. Keyser Professor of Civil Engineering in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, is one of 10 top professionals elected American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) distinguished members. The class of 2023 will be inducted at ceremonies during the ASCE 2023 Convention, Oct. 18-21 in Chicago. Distinguished membership is the highest honor ASCE can bestow upon a member. It is reserved for civil engineers who are either ASCE members or fellows and have attained recognized superiority in position, character, and achievement through significant
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Stevenson and Fleischer

Bryan A. Stevenson is CCNY Commencement speaker, June 2; honors for architect Joseph L. Fleischer ’65, ’66

Civil rights attorney Bryan A. Stevenson, Esq., founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 170th commencement ceremony on Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. He will receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. City College will also honor architect Joseph L. Fleischer, FAIA ’65, ’66 with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Stevenson is being recognized for his outstanding career in law, and his dedication to criminal justice reform and social justice. Growing up in an era of "informal
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