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NSF awards $650K grant to CCNY researchers to explore novel approach to clean energy

Researchers from The City College of New York and other institutions, including CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center , are the beneficiaries of a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop evaporation-driven generators that can produce clean, renewable energy. The one-year grant, “Track M: Water-responsive Materials for Evaporation Energy Harvesting,” is part of the NSF’s Convergence Accelerator. Launched in 2019, these Convergence Accelerator grants build upon basic research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact. The program funds teams to
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CCNY’s Office for Experiential Learning and Colin Powell School receive $7.3M federal education grant to enhance first-year student experience

The City College of New York has been awarded a four-year, $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support new student onboarding initiatives in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership . The grant was secured by CCNY’s Office for Experiential Learning . The grant program, WELCOME: Welcoming Experiences and Learning Communities to Maximize Early Success , is modeled on the Opening Doors Learning Program at CUNY’s Kingsborough Community College. It is led by Senior Associate Provost Doris Cintrón and also includes Andrew Rich, the Richard J. Henley and Susan
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New York Black PR pros and CCNY establish talent pipeline for future communicators

The Black Public Relations Society of New York (BPRS-NY) and The City College of New York Advertising and Public Relations Program announce the launch of Generation ALL IN (Gen ALL IN), a multi-year initiative to empower the next generation of communications leaders. Gen ALL IN will provide training and mentorship to Ad/PR scholars, preparing them for early career positions in today's evolving media landscape. The mentoring component is open to the 200 Ad/PR students in CCNY's Media & Communication Arts (MCA) Department, as well as undergraduates specializing in journalism and film. Gen ALL IN
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Colin Powell School and Commonweal Ventures Launch Venture Fellows Program

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York and Commonweal Ventures have partnered to launch a Venture Fellows Program to recruit and train the next generation of venture investors. The Commonweal Ventures & Colin Powell School Venture Fellows program integrates students into the Commonweal Ventures team, exposing them to the full range of investment activities. Fellows will participate in research, deal sourcing, due diligence, and investment decisions. They also get exposure to Commonweal’s Advisory Board, which is comprised of former White House
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CCNY team triumphs in 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition, advances to final round

In its debut appearance in the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)-sponsored event, a City College of New York team of mostly Grove School of Engineering undergraduates is among 12 winners in Phase 2 of the 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC). The annual national competition aims to prepare college students for jobs in the wind energy workforce through real-world wind energy technology, project development, and outreach experience. CCNY’s Phase 2 co-winners include: • Johns Hopkins University; • Rice University; • The Pennsylvania State University; • University of Colorado Boulder; • University
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Jonathan De Oleo Ramos, 2024 CUNY DSI Threatened Scholar

Social scientist, cultural activist Jonathan De Oleo Ramos is CUNY DSI’s second Threatened Scholar Fellow

Jonathan De Oleo Ramos, a social scientist, educator, cultural activist, and researcher focusing on social justice and Afro-Dominican culture in the Dominican Republic is the 2024 Threatened Scholars Fellow at the City College of New York-based CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI). Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the Threatened Scholars Fellowship Program was launched at The City College in 2023. It seeks to broaden the scope of current conversations on censorship and suppression of civil liberties by examining the limits on people’s freedom to think and speak in established and long
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CCNY receives $5M federal grant to increase research activity and doctoral graduations

The City College of New York is the recipient of a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to propel its advancement to the level of a doctoral university with very high research activity (R1), as defined by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, through the Translational Research Excellence Across Disciplines (TREAD) project. CCNY is currently classified as R2, a doctoral university with high research activity. Starting in 2025, criteria for classification as an R1 institution will be spending $50 million on research, and awarding at least 70 doctorates
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Video Games: The Great Connector piece about game developers Catt Small and indie studio Plethora Project.

CCNY and the Harlem Gallery of Science launch exhibit “Video Games: The Great Connector” on Feb. 3

The Harlem Gallery of Science (HGS), a partnership between Science and Arts Engagement New York (SAENY) and The City College of New York, launches a new pop-up exhibition: " Video Games: The Great Connector ” from Feb. 3-March 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public at the Harlem School of the Arts on 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue. For hours and to reserve free-timed tickets, click here . “I am thrilled that the Harlem Gallery of Science is launching the exhibition Video Games: The Great Connector to inspire the youth and adults in our communities to explore academic and career
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CCNY celebrates Black History Month with the 2024 Langston Hughes Festival and more

The City College of New York kicks off Black History Month with the 45th Annual Langston Hughes Festival presenting two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead with the Langston Hughes Metal at a ceremony on Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m. in Aaron Davis Hall. The medal is awarded to highly distinguished writers from the African American diaspora. Past award winners include: James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison and more. The festival includes a symposium from 12:30-1:45 p.m. that will highlight “The Paper,” which was created in the late 60s by a group of African-American students at
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CCNY’s Colin Powell School introduces first cohort of College Advancement Leaders Fellows

The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership has announced its College Advancement Leaders Fellowship program with the naming of its inaugural cohort of Fellows. The program, established in partnership with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), aims to prepare Colin Powell School seniors for the CASE Advancement Internship Program , which was launched more than a decade ago to increase diverse perspectives in the higher education advancement profession, which includes the disciplines of alumni relations, communications, development
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