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Architecture students design and build table for Solar Roof Pod

How many architecture students does it take to build a table? Six architecture students—Justyna Drodzd, Christina Bien-Aimé, Shereese Trumpet, Wei Zhang, Julian Usman and Jamie Huang—were charged with designing and building a collapsible table for the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Solar Roof Pod. Read More »

Physician Assistant program graduates Class of 2016

Thirty-three newly-minted physician assistants received their diplomas at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Physician Assistant Program at Harlem Hospital Center’s 42nd Commencement Ceremony on Jan. 29. Read More »

Engineers’ Activism is highlight of Presidential Conversations

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Beth Wittig presents her work with Engineers Without Borders in the fourth installment of The City College of New York’s 2015-16 “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series on Thursday, Mar. 24, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium. The presentation, “Public Engagement through Engineers Without Borders: Rewards and Challenges,” is free and open to the public. Read More »

Princeton Review names CCNY one of the best “Colleges That Pay You Back”

The City College of New York is among the outstanding colleges and universities that offers students a valuable return on their investment in higher education, according to the new 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. Highlighting academics, affordability and career prospects, The Princeton Review editors said CCNY offers students a real opportunity to realize their future at a remarkably affordable cost. Read More »

School of Education dean talks teacher training with City Council panel

Mary Erina Driscoll, dean and Harold Kobliner Chair in Education at The City College of New York’s School of Education, testifies before the New York City Council’s Committee on Higher Education. The sole item on the agenda was “Are Post-Secondary Institutions in New York City Adequately Training Teachers?” In her testimony, Driscoll answers the committee’s question in the affirmative, adding that “adequate is not good enough for the children of New York.” Read More »

Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken examines activism in the humanities

Interdisciplinary Studies Assistant Professor Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken highlights recent research, which operates at the intersection of Africana Studies, Haitian Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Jewish Studies, in the third installment of the City College of New York’s 2015-16 “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series on Thursday, February 4, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium. The presentation, titled “Is Engagement in Postcolonial Scholarship Activism?,” is free and open to the public. Read More »

Scientist leads team that wins $2 million NSF grant

A City College of New York Physics Department team led by Professor Vinod Menon, in collaboration with Assistant Professor Pouyan Ghaemi, is using a $2 million National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant for its project, Excitonics and Polaritonics using 2D materials (ExPo2D). Read More »

Grove School’s Castaldi is latest CCNY Fulbright award winner

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Marco J. Castaldi of the Grove School of Engineering is a Fulbright Global Award winner for his continuing work on converting solid waste materials to energy, chemicals or fuels. Read More »

Black History Month events at City College

The City College of New York’s annual Black History Month observances this year include discussions on cultural and social issues, along with live performances and music. The schedule begins on Tuesday, Feb. 2 with the traditional Black History Month kickoff in City College’s NAC Ballroom, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Open to members of the CCNY community only, it will feature interactive activities, music and rundown of all the events during the month of February. Read More »

George Lois’ ‘Big Ideas’ come home to CCNY

Legendary art director, designer and ad man George Lois is gifting his archives to The City College of New York. Designated the "The George Lois Big Idea Archive," the collection comprises films, TV and radio commercials, print ads, posters, scripts, correspondences, photos, memorabilia and numerous other items from a remarkable career spanning more than 65 years. The archive will be open to the public and be available for educational and research purposes. Read More »