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Daniella Piper

Daniella Piper, NYPA’s Regional Manager for Western New York on her career and being the first women to lead the Niagara Power Project

Ms. Daniella Piper (CCNY ‘07) has been named Regional Manager for the New York Power Authority’s Western Region, anchored by the Authority’s largest hydroelectric facility – the Niagara Power Project, becoming the first woman in the project's 60 year history. Her career is a story of inspiration for both women of color in Science and future engineers. Ms. Piper got her interest in electrical work from her father who was also an electrician. She worked as an electrical technician before coming to the US. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Piper came to the US in 2003 to pursue an
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Matthew Reilly, CPS anthropologist

Colin Powell School anthropologist Matthew Reilly receives CUNY outstanding assistant professor award

Matthew C. Reilly, a pioneering anthropological archaeologist in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, is a recipient of the 2021 Feliks Gross Award for outstanding Assistant Professors from the City University of New York. The honor is one of two presented to outstanding assistant professors CUNY-wide by the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences. The other accolade is the Henry Wasser Award. The Academy selects recipients for the two awards from a large group of highly qualified, academically impressive, assistant professors from all 25
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Elyse L. Nass

City College announces Elyse L. Nass Endowed Scholarship Fund

The City College of New York is pleased to announce the creation of The Elyse L. Nass Endowed Scholarship Fund. The annual fund will support CCNY students enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and/or the Department of Theater and Speech. It will allow the departments to offer generous aid in the form of scholarships, stipends, and other means of support for students pursuing careers in writing, especially in the field of playwrighting. “The MFA Program in Creative Writing is deeply grateful for this new scholarship from the Elyse L. Nass Scholarship Fund,” said
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Michael Vera, Class of 2021 and GEM Fellow

Grove School graduating senior Michael Vera wins National GEM Fellowship

Already accepted to several top graduate schools including Stanford and Columbia, Michael Vera of The City College of New York’s Class of 2021 is the winner of a highly competitive GEM Fellowship that offers funding for a master's program in structural engineering at New York University. GEM fellowships fund master's and PhDs in engineering for underrepresented students of exceptional quality who intend to work in industry. Each year, GEM identifies and recruits more than 1,000 undergraduate students, graduate students, and working professionals for admission to advanced degree programs at the
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Deidre Anglin, Colin Powell School

CCNY-led review links structural racism with social determinants of psychosis

In a first of its kind review in the United States, social scientists led by The City College of New York’s Deidre M. Anglin suggest that the legacy of systemic racism in the U.S. shapes racial inequities in social determinants of psychosis at neighborhood and individual levels. Anglin and her co-authors examine U.S.-based evidence that connects characteristics of the social environment with outcomes across the psychosis continuum, from psychotic experiences to schizophrenia. Their study, entitled “From Womb to Neighborhood: A Racial Analysis of Social Determinants of Psychosis in the U.S.,”
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Vinod Menon_Single Photon Switch

CCNY team makes single photon switch advance

The ability to turn on and off a physical process with just one photon is a fundamental building block for quantum photonic technologies. Realizing this in a chip-scale architecture is important for scalability, which amplifies a breakthrough by City College of New York researchers led by physicist Vinod Menon. They’ve demonstrated for the first time the use of "Rydberg states" in solid state materials (previously shown in cold atom gases) to enhance nonlinear optical interactions to unprecedented levels in solid state systems. This feat is a first step towards realizing chip-scale scalable
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CCNY's Shepard Hall

CCNY among top 1.8% schools globally, according to 2022 CWUR rankings

The City College of New York maintains its lofty position among the top 1.8% out of 19,788 universities worldwide according to the 2021-22 edition of the “Global 2000 List” by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). “This is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated,” said Dr. Nadim Mahassen, president of the CWUR, which publishes the largest academic rankings of global universities. City College is #350 among the 19,788 degree-granting institutions of higher education analyzed by CWUR, #108 in the United States and #123 regionally (USA and Canada). Harvard University, Massachusetts
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Beth Wittig

CCNY Grove School of Engineering dept. wins 2021 ASCE Walter LeFavre Award

The civil engineering department in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering is the recipient of The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2021 Walter LeFevre Award (Large Group). The national award is bestowed for “outstanding program promoting licensure, ethics, and professionalism.” Department Chair and Associate Professor Beth (Ann E.) Wittig will accept the trophy virtually on the department’s behalf at the upcoming National Civil Engineering Department Heads Conference. “Licensure, ethics and professionalism are all critical for our graduates because of the civic
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Boukary Sawadogo, CCNY film professor

City College filmmaker and cinema expert Boukary Sawadogo wins CUNY’s Wasser Award

Boukary Sawadogo of The City College of New York’s Division of Humanities and the Arts, is a winner of the 2021 Henry Wasser Award for outstanding Assistant Professors from the City University of New York. The honor is one of two presented to outstanding assistant professors CUNY-wide by the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences. The other accolade is the Feliks Gross Award. The Academy selects recipients for the two awards from a large group of highly qualified, academically impressive, assistant professors from all 25 CUNY campuses. Half receive the Gross award and half receive the
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CCNY Class of 2021 Valedictorian, Matthew Romano and Salutatorian, Shilpa Shaju

Exceptional Matthew Romano is CCNY Class of 2021 Valedictorian, Shilpa Shaju is Salutatorian

Matthew Romano, an honors student who’s overcome the stigma of autism to excel academically, is The City College of New York’s Class of 2021 Valedictorian. The 22-year-old Bronx resident of Caribbean heritage is graduating summa cum laude with a 3.99 GPA. He’ll receive a BA degree in English with a minor in education. Shilpa Ann Shaju from the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CCNY, is the Salutatorian. A political science and international studies double major minoring in legal studies, she’s graduating with a BA degree. Talking of overcoming his challenges, Romano said: “It was only
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