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Cinema and Sanctuary

CUNY's City College presents the culminating spring event in "The Year of Film" with the world premiere of Dave Davidson's "Cinema and Sanctuary"

One of the best kept secrets in the history of film is the fact that The City College of New York (CCNY) is the birthplace of the first documentary film school in the United States. As early as 1934, student members of the aptly named Film and Sprockets Society were rolling out motion pictures at CCNY. However, it was in 1941, with the arrival of pioneering Dadaist and filmmaker Hans Richter that the Institute of Film Techniques, CCNY’s first formal filmmaking program founded by Irving Jacoby, became a film school. Read More »
Nicole Sealey

Visiting poet Nicole Sealey wins Rome Prize for Literature

City College visiting poet Nicole Sealey has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy in Rome, which seeks to support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Sealey, the 2018-2019 Doris Lippman Visiting Poet at CCNY, will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of five to eleven months at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome. The Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty American and six Italian artists and scholars on April 9 at Cooper Union in New York. Read More »
John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis is CCNY Commencement speaker, May 31 Commencement honors for Edward Plotkin ’53

John Lewis, U.S. Representative (D-GA 5th), and a veteran Civil Rights leader, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 173rd Commencement Exercises on May 31. He will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters. Read More »
Miles Davis

“Year of Film” brings Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis docu to CCNY

As part of The City College of New York’s “Year of Film” observance, producer and director Stanley Nelson, a 1976 alumnus, returned to his alma mater to offer a sneak preview of his latest documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.” Read More »
Gilda Barabino

Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino earns Crain’s tech honor

Three months after her election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Gilda A. Barabino, dean of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, has another major honor: inclusion in Crain’s inaugural Notable Women in Tech list. Read More »
Saxophonist Rich Perry

Saxophonist Rich Perry headlines CUNY jazz fest at CCNY

The 21st annual CUNY Jazz Festival, a gathering of bands and ensembles university-wide, takes place May 9-10 in Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B at The City College of New York. Tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, whose artistic voice is hailed by “Jazz Times” “as sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern jazz gets,” will be the guest artist. The festival is free and open to the public. Read More »
CCNY's Concrete Canoe club with Ringgold

CCNY concrete canoe club’s “Ringgold” a solid third

Going back more than two decades now, student engineers from The City College of New York have proven adept at helping debunk the common belief that concrete always sinks in water. CCNY’s third place overall finish at the 2019 Concrete Canoe Metropolitan regional competition at Cook's Pond in Denville, New Jersey, is another testimony. Debuting “Ringgold,” the latest concrete canoe to roll off the Grove School of Engineering assembly line, the CCNY team competed against 10 institutions. New York University took first place. Read More »
Mathiu Perez 2019 Goldwater Scholar

Junior Mathiu Perez Rodriguez wins Goldwater Scholarship

Mathiu Perez Rodriguez, a junior majoring in biochemistry in the Honors Program at The City College of New York, has been awarded a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.  The federally funded scholarship is America’s premiere award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Read More »
Darren Lin_Reaz Rahman_ACEC NY engineering scholarships

Grove School juniors win top NYS engineering scholarship

Two juniors in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering are co-winners of this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) scholarship for excellence. Darren Lin and Reaz Rahman will receive $7,500 each for their studies.  Read More »
Grove School_Kyutech Internet Reserch Team

Grove School-Kyutech collaboration seeks to improve Internet

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering and Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) are working together on a unique project to make the future Internet more secure and resilient. Read More »


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