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Princeton Review Guide features CCNY in Green Colleges 2021 Edition

The City College of New York is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features CCNY in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. The guide profiles 416 colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The company's editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points in the process of choosing schools for the guide. The schools chosen received Green
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Hollander Fellows (top, from left): Portorreal, Fletcher, Brown Velasquez; and Hollander Awardees (bottom, from left): Amadis, Shepard and Goldberg.

City College announces first Hollander Design Fellowship recipients

City College and the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture are proud to announce the 2020/2021 recipients of the Hollander Design Fellowship. The three-year fellowship was established this summer by HOLLANDERdesign| Landscape Architects to encourage and support New York City students from demographics and communities that are historically underrepresented to pursue education in the field of landscape architecture. The fellowship is given to selected recipients enrolled in the Spitzer School who are pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture. The grant’s mission is to encourage and
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Alexander Khanikaev_OSA Fellow 2021

Optical Society elects CCNY physicist Alexander Khanikaev to Fellowship

Alexander Khanikaev's groundbreaking research at The City College of New York has earned him election as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society of America (OSA), the foremost professional association in optics and photonics, globally. Fellow membership in OSA is limited to no more than ten percent of the membership and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. A scientist whose photonics work in metamaterials – specifically in topological photonics – is considered by OSA as one of the most important breakthroughs in the field
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Luis Abreu, civil engineering senior, and 2021 TRB Fellow

Grove School engineering major Luis Abreu earns TRB national fellowship

Luis Abreu, a senior at The City College of New York majoring in civil engineering, is one of 25 Americans selected as Minority Student Fellows by the Washington, D.C.-based Transportation Research Board (TRB), a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Dominican-born Queens resident is the only Fellow from the East Coast north of Maryland State. He’s one of 16 undergraduate and nine graduate students in TRB’s Class of 2021. As a TRB Fellow, Abreu and his peers will research and explore ideas and solutions to some of the nation’s transportation
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Hispanic Outlook ranks CCNY a top school for Latinx/a/o

The City College of New York maintains its national status as a magnet for Latinx/a/o. Designated a Hispanic serving institution of higher education by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), CCNY remains on The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s annual Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list. Using NCES/IPEDS Department of Education data, Hispanic Outlook ranks CCNY highly in three categories: 2019 Grand total Bachelor's degree, #63; 2019 Grand total Master's degree, #93; Total Enrollment 4-year Schools (2018 – 2019), #76. “Every year, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher
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 The Bella Zoia Project finding out they won the Standard Chartered Women+Tech4NYC Prize along with judges and other students.

CCNY startups win $150K in prizes at the 2020 Zahn virtual Final Pitch

Student startups with concepts ranging from an environmental fitness app to an app that authenticates streetwear were the winners in The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center Startup Competition Final Pitch. CCNY startups competed in four categories and collected close to $150,000 in prizes, which they’ll use to further develop their businesses. Below are the categories and winners. Zahn Social Impact Prize: The 1st place prize of $25,000 was awarded to Blue Generation, an environmental fitness app. Blue Generation also took home the Audience Choice Award for this category, decided
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Hernan Makse NIH Grant

$1M NIH grant for CCNY-based, Hernan Makse-led Complex Systems research

Physicist Hernan Makse’s quest to break down complex systems is the catalyst behind recent advances out of his Complex Networks and Data Science Lab at The City College of New York, including a COVID-19 digital contact tracing app in Latin America that uses network theory. As the Makse group continues developing new emergent laws for complex systems, ranging from brain networks and biological networks to social systems, a new $1,064,970 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a boost. The funding, over three years, supports a study entitled: “Application of the
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CCNY oceanic and atmospheric scientist Maria Tzortziou

CCNY’s Maria Tzortziou & partners receive NSF grants for pioneering coastal research

A novel study of possible COVID-19 related changes in coastal ecosystems is underway, supported by a one-year $200,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) “Rapid Response Research Collaborative Research” grant to City College of New York oceanic and atmospheric scientist Maria Tzortziou and her collaborator Dianne Greenfield of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. A second NSF grant of $576,000 over three years to the research team will enable a separate and unique interdisciplinary probe of urban ecosystems using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Tzortziou’s rapid response NSF grant
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Nusrat Sharmin, a Master of Urban Design major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is the recipient of the Career Development Grant from the American Association University of Women.

Spitzer School’s Nusrat Sharmin receives AAUW Career Development Grant

Nusrat Sharmin, a Graduate Program in Urban Design major at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, is the recipient of the Career Development Grant from the American Association University of Women. The grant provides funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance, change careers or re-enter the workforce in education, health, medical sciences or social sciences. AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. As the recipient of a $12,000 grant, Sharmin is able to
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Stanley Kushinsky, CCNY Class of 1951

City College announces new scholarship for chemistry students

The City College of New York is pleased to announce a major gift to establish the Stanley Kushinsky and Jean Carmen Scholarship Fund. The new Fund will support qualified undergraduate or graduate students majoring in chemistry. Recipients of scholarships from the Fund will be determined by the Chemistry Department Chair Professor Stephen O’Brien in consultation with the Department’s Executive Committee. While the awards are predominantly merit-based, the criteria also take into account students’ circumstances and background that help promote diversity and inclusion. Scholarships will also aim
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